ARCHITECTS of EXPERIENCE
&
 Acclaimed Sound Healer
MARCELO MANSOUR
October 15th-16th Start Date
(Following Weekends TBA)


A Cultural Immersion welcoming you to the:

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON

INTERCULTURAL HEALTH:

ANCESTRAL MIDWIFERY IN CURRENT SCIENCE

   The fifth edition of the International Congress on Intercultural Health will focus on the wisdom inherited from Abuelas (grandmother midwives), as an integral part of traditional Meso-American medicine. With ancient knowledge at its core, the congress will explore the teachings of Abuelas on how to provide comprehensive care for women during critical stages of their reproductive health including pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Some of the region’s most renowned shamans, healers and traditional knowledge holders will be sharing their experiences at this once in a lifetime event.

Both the Intercultural University of the State of Mexico and the Latin American Association of Midwives (ALAPAR), chaired by Traditional Midwife Mirna Amaya, have worked incessantly over the past months to make this year’s congress one representative of the highest levels of integration between ancient traditions and current science.

 About the Intercultural University
The Intercultural University of the State of Mexico is the first and only university in Mexico following a unique ancestral educational model, serving the original indigenous peoples: Mazahua, Nahuatl, Otomi Matlatzinca, and Ocuilteco-tlahuica. The Intercultural University has been recognized by UNESCO as a one-of-a-kind educational center in the world.

Open to national as well as foreign, indigenous and non-indigenous students, the Intercultural University is committed to Mexico and aims to preserve and disseminate Mesoamerican ancestral roots and wisdom. Through an intercultural and bilingual approach, the University integrates traditional knowledge in both original and foreign languages, scientific and technological practices while delving deep into culture and the arts.

Based on pre-Hispanic architecture reminiscent of Aztec temples and majestic pyramids, the University’s campus itself is an extraordinary site to visit. Located at the heart of campus is the Intercultural Clinic. First of its kind in Latin America, the Intercultural Clinic offers integrated and holistic care to the general public, providing access to temazcal therapy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, traditional Mexican medicine, massage therapy and ancestral midwifery. The Vibrational Healing Arts Services are programed to begin 2016.

 

TRAVEL ITINERARY

March 17:
Meet and Greet
The group arrives at the Hotel Del Rey Inn (rated 5 stars) For more information on lodging and hotel address please visit the website: www.delrey.com.mx

First Day Travel Logistics: 
- Arrive at Benito Juarez Mexico City International Airport (We recommend currency exchange is done at any of the airport agencies upon arrival).
- Walk to the airport’s bus terminal and board the direct service shuttle bus to the city of Toluca Linea Caminante. Travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes. Bus fare: MX $ 180.00 - Once in Toluca’s bus terminal, take taxi to Hotel Del Rey Inn. Taxi fare: MX $ 50.00 approx.

March 18:
First Day of Congress.
- Breakfast at the Hotel del Rey Inn and check out.
- Group arrival and check in at Hacienda Tepetitlán, Camp Mazahua. To learn more about the accommodations please visit: www.mazahuacamp.com.mx
- First day of activities, Intercultural Health Congress program: 

March 19 & 20:
- Traditional Mexican breakfast at Hacienda Tepetitlan's main dining room
- Open participation in all activities of Congress: choose from the different activities programed for the day and join at your convenience
- For lunch and dinner, the Congress offers an attractive and delicious variety of typical Mexican meals made by producers in the region at a cost of US $ 5.00 - US $ 7.00 avg.
 

March 21:
- Pre-Hispanic Dance Workshop .
For the Aztecs, balance and attunement with the natural environment was a priority. They had the belief that singing and dancing kept them in harmony with the movement of the planet and thus in balance with the universe. In ancient times this practice of song and dance was called In Cuicatl InXochitl (Song and Flower) and was considered an offering practice to connect with nature’s deities. In the Aztec tradition, dance was considered a form of concentration in which through movement, strength could be channeled for the achievement of objectives.

Yohualocelotl Filo, leader of Calpulli will guide us through this dance approach as we learn the most representative choreography moves or ‘flowers’ that continue being practiced until today.

We 'll film this workshop so we can remember and continue practicing:

March 22:
Travel to Tepoztlan.
-Arrival to Hotel Posada la Presa (Breakfast Included)
-Free day to explore the magical town of Tepoztlan’s quaint bars, restaurants, and picturesque traditional market. Visiting the pyramid of Tepozteco is a MUST. Don’t forget to bring back a souvenir with you! http://www.posadalapresa.com

March 23:
Cleansing Ceremony: Limpia with Don Aurelio Ramirez Campos.
A shaman from the village of Amatlán of Quetzalcoatl, Don Aurelio is a renowned healer in the region.

In Mexico when a person is struck by lightning and survives, it is said that the person has been chosen by the universe to become a healer and shaman.

Don Aurelio is a confirmed Granicero because he had the experience of surviving twice a lightning strike and now has the power to handle the climate, specifically to do ceremonies to request rain for agricultural times.

Don Aurelios Limpias are known throughout Mexico as the most efficient.
We will have the opportunity to learn with him as we stroll on the beautiful trails of Butterfly Hill and share a ceremonial ritual.

March 24:
Last Day of The Journey.
-Breakfast
-Farewell Ceremony (morning time)

Immersion Tuition

What is included:

-Activities described above
-Transportation in Mexico
-Hotels and breakfast.

Total is $1500.00
50% deposit is due Feb 15 to reserve your space. Full Payment is due March 7th. 
All payments can be made via PayPal to Eileen Moran via her email address: 360lab@gmail.com

 

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