Indigenous Healing CEnter8-month Healing Practitioner Training
Our culture is our medicine.
Ruxnaquil is a Mayan word that means holistic health. Health for the mind, body, spirit, and life. This training is for Indigenous healing practitioners and will provide a foundation for traditional Mayan healing practices. The focus of the series is to help participants develop a basic understanding of indigenous Mayan healing practices in support of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health so that participants can care for themselves, their family, and their community.
Classes will highlight the sciences and cultures of indigenous peoples, focusing on nawales (energies), as well as plant medicine, and will also incorporate music, ceremony, and the worldview of indigenous peoples. Class time will include reading, discussions, and hands on practice, including the making of plant medicines, field trips, ceremonies and activities related to the spirituality of indigenous peoples.
Don Pascual Yaxon, is a Mayan spiritual leader Kaqchikel, Ajq’ij, carrier of the Mayan culture and spiritual guide. He has had a track record in the field of Ancestral Medicine. He is originally from the Mayan People of Guatemala and is a continuator of Mayan science.
Don Pascual is the Program Director of the Indigenous Healing Center, a program under the administration of the Multicultural Center of Marín. Before assuming this responsibility, he was a social worker, case manager. He worked for the San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team (SF HOT), a collaboration with the SF Department of Public Health, Human Services Agency, where he became involved and effectively stabilized his care for the most vulnerable and at-risk people.
He specializes in the practice of indigenous medicine, integral health, and alternative medicine. Beyond the ancestral teachings of generations, he is certified as a Natural Health Counselor and Emotional Consultant.