Indigenous Healing CEnter

8-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.

Class Objectives

Learn, respect, honor, and practice indigenous healing to care for the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health of oneself, our families, and our communities.

Train people in indigenous herbal medicine so that they can provide basic care for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Create a supportive space for healing and self-exploration so that each participant can identify and develop their own gifts and abilities in healing.

Build a community network of healing practitioners practicing indigenous and alternative medicine.

Develop grassroots models with healing capacities for our communities.


Healing Science





Healing Plants

Sacred Plants




Plant Walks

Harvesting Plants




Plant Medicine

Human Body


And More


Pascual Yaxon

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.


Application Deadline: August 31, 2021

Classes Schedule: October 8, 2021 to May 27, 2022

Fridays from 9 AM to 12 AM

Classes are in Spanish

en English