Ancestral & Herbal Medicine

Intensive Summer Program


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Summer 2024!

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Learn Comprehensive, Integrative, Person-Centered & Culturally-Guided Healing

 

 

 

Herbalism

Plant Identification

Learning & Working w/ Elders

Energetic cleansing

Ancestral & Inter-generational Healing

Energetic bodywork

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Medicine Making

Comprehensive Curriculum

What students will learn and gain through this program:

  • A strong foundation in herbal materia medica
  • Self healing, shadow work and integration
  • Plant identification and safety through medicinal plant walks and medicine making
  • Heal ancestral trauma and wounds
  • Community building, with emphasis on community health
  • Creating Relationship with the elements (fire, earth, water, air)
  • Learning to honor our innate rhythms and cycles through prayer, ritual, and ceremony
  • How to energy test which herbs that are right for your clients (3-month only)
  • Bodywork and intuitive body mapping practice on self and other

FIELD TRIPS

Explore healing lands of New Mexico

 

Our 4 month program includes 2 field trips to various locations of New Mexico.  If you sign up for the online program you may select 1 or both field trips as an add-on option.

Our herbal camping trips are at established campgrounds that offer running water and bathrooms.  They are wheelchair accessible.  Students of any physical condition are welcome to join us.

Topics will include medicinal plant walks, medicine making and wild harvesting plants that are in abundance, how to process and store plants and how to do regenerative and sustainable harvesting.  Time is alot ted for plant meditations and hot spring visits.  Locations are likely to include:

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 1. Jemez Hot Springs and Jemez Falls

5 days camp site fee not included* 

Experiences with Brophey + Morgaine include: 

1. hands on healing & corn ironing the body 

2. water ceremony

3. wild and native food preparations with Georgia 

4. 2-3 Medicinal Plant Walks

5. Medicine Making of Flower Essences, Tinctures and Oil infusions

6. Plant Meditations and Plant Ancestor Journeys

7. Visit to San Antonio Hotsprings and River

8. Star gazing and story telling with Brophey weather dependent

9.  Native Foods Meal Plan optional add on

10 . Energetic cleansing with plants and energetic boundaries

11. Connecting to the plant ancestors to heal intergenerational traumas of your ancestors

2.University of New Mexico Curanderismo Class in Albuquerque
5 day trip (accommodations not included)

Curanderos from Mexico and New Mexico teach on the following (topics subject to change:
1. Guasha & Fire Cupping
2.  Energetic Cleansing (Limpias with different tools including egg, sound instruments, herbs, smudging etc)
3. Medicine Making
4. Medicinal Plants of New Mexico and Mexico
5.  Environmental Sustainability 
6. Midwifery

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On This Opportunity to Learn

Our school features medicine workers and elders working across a spectrum of the healing arts. Students have an opportunity to study medicine in the context it is relevant to and classes are often taught in a nonacademic way. Several of the teachers have written books, and may have a masters or PhD but this is not our focus. We value the grandma healers, and the ones who carry the knowledge of many generations of their elders doing the same thing, the people who are actively working with their community and being in touch with their roots.

 

Click below to read each teacher’s bio and program topics…

 

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Join us for this exlusive, once-in a lifetime experience.

In-Person Intensive Training Program

346 hours of educational time

4 hours of personal coaching/healing sessions

12 hours of Volunteering in a Traditional Medicine Circle or Ceremony Space

May 20th – September 12th 2024

Monday – Thursday 10am – 3:30pm

 

Sliding Scale Cost: $6,390-$7,711

By donation to tribally affiliated members of New Mexico

New Mexican Heritage Discount 10%

Morgaine Witriol

Morgaine is a lover of medicinal plants and nature. She is a medicine maker, a farmer, a wild crafter, and founder of Native Roots. Morgaine has a private practice doing bodywork, sound healing, and physical and emotional trauma release. 

 

She lived in Belize and had the opportunity to apprentice tropical medicine with one of the most revered medicine men in the country the late Don Heriberto Cocom for 8 months. She also studied at the Northwest School for Botanical Studies, The Dandelion Center, California School for Herbal Studies, The Dhyanna Center, Blue Otter School, Acutonics Institute for Integrative Medicine, Ethnic Studies and Anthropology at the University of Colorado and continues to her studies of mayan medicine in Guatemala with Don Reginaldo Chayeux. 

 

She has collaborated for 10 years with his Nonprofit Association to support the protection of the fully Mayan run rainforest Reserve Bio Itza and brings groups of students to study with him. Morgaine has recognized the importance of honoring healing modalities of all cultures and especially the ones of our own tradition even if they have been forgotten by a few generations. 

 

She grew up with in an immigrant community and found herself easily honoring the elders that still remembered their own language, their own healing modalities and traditions from that community. It was a journey of many years before she started to look deeper into reclaiming the healing practices of the ancestral traditions that she came from and hopes to share with all people of European decent to remember to honor their own ancestors, to connect to the land and the people that are currently practicing and keeping the context of European tribal healing traditions alive today. She hopes to create a safe space to bridge the gap generational knowledge and cultural similarities and healing tools to encourage self healing and community healing.

 

Morgaine worked for Teambuilders counseling Services in 2008 in Taos New Mexico as a Comprehensive Community Support Specialist teaching “life skills” including communication, stress and anger management, and parenting skills and offering social work opportunities for children and their parents. Later she worked at nonprofit Rocky Mountain Youth Corps with “at risk youth” doing hands on experiential learning in nature focusing on useful life skills and training once a week for teens. Afterwards, she ventured to Guatemala to volunteer at an orphanage and was responsible for 30 girls ages 10-17 as their live-in caretaker and teacher for 5 months. in 2011 Morgaine found herself homebound and endured hurricane Sandys destruction leaving 13 million people on the East coast without electricity. She coordinated one thousand volunteers a day in Staten Island, New York and spent months doing grassroots disaster recovery with Feeding Family including immediate needs donations and distribution of water, food, respiratory masks, clothing, tho food, medications, and animal rehoming, demolition, and later therapeutic urban gardening in elevated community garden beds, fundraising, and more demolition, raw sewage clean up and mold control.

 

 

Israel Lopez Jaro

  • Intuitive Coaching & Counsel, Life Coach, and Ceremonial Mentorship
  •  Art Therapy
  • Community Reconnections and Healthy Relations
  • Coyote Teachings for Repatterning Old and Unhealthy Habits
  • Self Healing Techniques and Tools
  • Reaching Sobriety and Coping Mechanisms For Addiction
  • Coping With Death, Grief and Loss
  • Shadow work: Dive into Shadow with Compassion

Miriam Foronda

  • Elder’s Counsel: Intuitive & Spiritual Guidance
  • Energetic Cleansings/ Limpias
  • Heart Healing and Healing Through Hands
 

NM Heritage Discount Applied

 

Rates:

$225-375 sling scale for 1.5 hours, $300-500 for 2 hours

 

Miram’s sessions are intuitive. Her body and words are a vessel for divine healing and often she channels intuitively the heart medicine that supports one to create and develop their own healing. Miriam awakens the self worth, self value and realignment with ones higher self.

 

 

Morgaine Witriol

A combination of these services is provided in one session. Distance sessions and in person.

$150 deposit is quired in advance

Rates:

$225-375 sling scale for 1.5 hours, $300-500 for 2 hours

By-donation for all New Mexican heritage peoples

  • Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Trauma Release: Physical and emotional trauma release with energetic work. This may include repatterining of old habits that no longer serve a person, healing intergenerational and ancestral wounds, somatic healing of childhood or past trauma and emotional traumatic events held in different parts of the body.
  • Sound Therapy: Tuning forks and Tibetan Singing Bowls are used as tools to assist in alleviating chronic pain, trauma, stress, emotional and physical ailments, and in the release of negative energies
  • Herbal Consult:  Available by phone or in person.  An evaluation and assessment of the whole person will be made and a custom formula will be recommended based on clinical knowledge. 
  • Energetic Herbal Assessment:  Let the herbs choose you.  An energetic assessment will be made to see which medicines want to work with your body, mind and spirit.  
  • Custom Clinical Herbal Formula: Tinctures, teas, oils, salves and flower essences are available for purchase without assessment or consult.
  • Spirit Recall & Alignment with higher self, grounding and energetic alignment. Removal of energies .
  • Healing Ancestral and Intergenerational Wounds for past, present and future generations
  • Soul Purpose Alignment
  • Shedding of Illness on an Energetic Level: Often times the root cause or source of an illness is at a spiritual and emotional level. This session will be to address the root cause, and have you the patient work through and transform and shift the body of the illness into health. This could be a physical pain body, emotional or spiritual pain body.
  • Lymphatic Drainage: Warm oil with Guasha and Cupping techniques applied to help with scar tissue, toothaches, stagnation in body, trapped heat, and release of deep toxins
  • Castor Oil Packs: Hot oil packs applied to the body.  Castor oil can help break up scar tissue, cysts, and tumors, relieve arthritis and pain in joints and muscles, boost immune function and the lymphatic system, and clear acne and other skin issues, and constipation