The Practical Shaman, Renee Baribeau, invites you to join her on a mystical journey to Mexico where you can learn how to use local plants for medicinal purposes, May 2017. Enjoy sightseeing under the guiding hand of Rosario Sarria and learn from indigenous medicine keeper Maria Teresa Velanzuela in her village of Tequisquiapan, Queretaro.
The journey begins in magnificent Mexico City, steeped in mystery. Now the capital of Mexico and center for government, Mexico City was originally built on an island by the Aztecs in 1325, known then as Tenochtitlan. After the siege of 1521, the city was eventually rebuilt in traditional Spanish architecture and is now a bustling, cosmopolitan metropolis laced with centuries of torrid history and breathtaking architecture.
The itinerary includes exploration of the Mexican capital from the centrally located hotel near the main Square and churches, and travel to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Five hours from the nation’s capital the group will spend four days in Tequisquiapan with accommodations and meals provided at The Maridelfi hotel and where the real magic of the trip begins working with various forms of plant medicine and herbal remedies.
The tour includes a visit to hot springs and the town of San Miguel de Allende to marvel at the beautiful baroque and Neo-classical structures that have appealed to artists through the centuries. This multicultural trip is not only a hands on adventure studying traditional Curanderismo herbal remedies and local plants to use in your own life but an opportunity to join and get to know other local people from Mexico.