Traditional Latino Medicine Intensive

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.


Sunday, March 11th  to  Saturday, March 17th, 2018


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.


Cost is $950 if you register before January 27th, or $1250 after. Includes 8 nights shared lodging at Hidden Garden, 2 daily meals and all course activities. 


Week at Hidden Garden

Traditional Latino Medicine Course Schedule 2018


March 11 9 am – 12 pm Introduction to Latino Medicine Rachel Thomas
2 – 5 pm European Traditional Medicine Ancel Mitchell
March 12 9 am – 12 pm African-American Herbal Tradition Angelique Greer
2 – 5 pm Shamanic Voyage Jane Segleau Earle
March 13 9 am – 12 pm Shamanic Voyage Jane Segleau Earle
March 14 8 am – 6 pm Indigenous Bri Bri Medicine Ricardo Morales
March 15 9 am – 12 pm Local Traditional Herbalism Olga Lesmes Ramirez
2 – 5 pm Chinese Traditional Medicine Sarah Wu
March 16 8 am – 3 pm Mexica Sweat Lodge Mary Mullen
March 17 10 am – 12 pm Afro-Caribbean Traditional Medicine Wilfred Cornwall
2 – 5 pm Practice, Process & Closing Rachel Thomas

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Rachel Thomas

A Holistic Health Counselor, certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition,…

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Wrote the popular book on medicinal plants of Costa Rica: Plantas Medicinales del Tropico Humedo. After graduating…

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