Our Traditional Latino Medicine Intensive will prepare participants to begin exploring the traditional health-promoting practices of Latin America. We will discuss this wellness system’s Indigenous, European, Asian and African roots, philosophy, cultural sustainability, methodology, herbalism, bodywork (sobando), energetic cleansing (limpia), holistic counseling (platica), hydrotherapy, food medicine, ceremony, finding the path to healing, the lessons of disease, creating community and connecting with the sacred through song and ceremony.


This week-long course includes opportunities for private study, individual experimentation and community building. Hidden Garden provides an ideal location for visiting local healers, touring the rainforest or researching rare books in our library. Our teaching staff offers a unique blend of tools and knowledge and all classes are dynamic and interactive.



$1150     Early Registration: Pay your $500 deposit before January 15th

$1350     Late Registration: Pay your $500 deposit after January 15th


Includes 8 nights shared lodging at Hidden Garden, 2 daily delicious vegetarian meals, 1 personal session with a teacher and all course activities. 

Check out the amazing course schedule for 2019!

Sunday 9 am – 11 am Introduction to Traditional Latino Medicine Rachel Thomas
2 pm – 5 pm European Traditional Medicine Ancel Mitchell
Monday 9 am – 11 am Latin American Herbalism Rafael Ocampo
2 pm – 5 pm Cooking with the Elements of Nature Flora Domenis
Tuesday 8 am – 6 pm Excursion to Indigenous Reserve Ricardo Morales
Timoteo Jackson
Wed 1 pm – 4 pm Shamanic Voyage Part 1 Jane Segleau
4 pm – 5 pm Tobacco Pipe Ceremony Flora Domenis
Thursday 9 am – 12 pm Shamanic Voyage Part 2 Jane Segleau
2 pm – 5 pm Latin American Spiritual Medicine Carmen Ivankovich
Friday 8 am – 3 pm Sweat Lodge & Teachings Luis Salazar
Saturday 10 am – 12 pm Afro-Caribbean Herbalism Wilferd Cornwall
2 pm – 5 pm Practice, Process & Closing Carmen Ivankovich

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