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Decolonizing Latinx health and reclaiming traditional healing

Decolonizing Latinx health and reclaiming traditional healing


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Decolonizing Latinx health and reclaiming traditional healing




Capoeira, Spirt and Rebellion

Jahsun Fakolade Edmonds joins us to share about the spiritual roots of Capoeira and the martial art's connection to Black rebellion and liberation. Fakokade is a Capoeira practitioner of 20 years. He is also a Professor of Africana Studies at California State University Dominguez Hills and a Babalawo, IFA Priest. You can learn more about Fakolade on FB under Jahsun Edmonds and on IG under @oluwo_fakolade. Learn more about his IFA Temple, Idin Ka at La Cura Podcast...


The Power of Water Healing

Rocio Navarro joins us for a beautiful conversation about the power of water as an element and tool for healing and rebirthing ourselves. Rocio is a healing artist that works intimately and creatively, with water. She is Vaginal Steam Hydrotherapist, Ceremonialist, Spiritual Counselor, Energy and Sound Healer with a Sociology degree/background. You can learn more about Rocio Navarro by going to her website and you can follow her on IG @water_healing. La Cura Podcast is a...


La Sabiduria del Cuerpo

Para nuestro segundo episodio de la temporada en español, nos acompaña Luis Colunga, persona no binaria, antirracista, terapeuta psicocorporal, psicólogo y sexólogo educador. Nos ilumina sobre como la sanación somática y emocional combinado con una perspectiva antirracista y social puede crear espacios de contención y acompañamiento, espacios para poder sentirlo todo. La Cura Podcast es un proyecto de Mijente. ¡SUSCRÍBETE, CALIFICA y escríbenos una reseña! ¡Comparte este episodio con...


La Medicina del Reiki

Episodio en español Julia Laporte, practicante del Reiki por mas de 25 anos nos acompaña para iluminarnos sobre las raíces, filosofía y practica de esta modalidad de sanación que hoy es tan popular y muchas veces explotada. Puedes seguir a Julia en las redes sociales bajo Julie Laporte. La Cura Podcast is a project of Mijente. Please SUBSCRIBE and RATE us and write us a review! Share this episode with others! Follow us on IG at @lacurapodcast and @conmijente. You can email us at...


Seeding Afro-Indigenous Sovereignty

Kiani Conley-Wilson, is a grower, activist, and organizer based in Troy, NY. and Assistant Program Manager of the Soul Fire Farm join us. Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system. They raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of the ancestors, they work to reclaim their collective right to belong to the earth and to have...


Decolonizing Yoga

Speaker, teacher trainer, Yoga culture advocate, and best-selling author Susanna Barkataki shares the roots of yoga and its tradition of social justice and liberation. In the West, Yoga has been commodified, exploited and stripped from its earth based framework and practice. Susanna grounds us in the Yoga earth based philosophical essence and reminds us yoga is for all bodies to restore balance and connection to the elements. Deepen your understanding and buy Susana Barkataki's book,...


Healing Eating Disorders

Gloria Lucas, Founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride joins us to talk about how the power of healing disorders can be found in deepening our understanding of the intersections of history, capitalism, oppression and trauma. Her work has been featured in NPR, Teen Vogue, MTV, Huffpost, Los Angeles Times, and Bitch Magazine. You can learn more about Gloria and Nalgona Positivity Pride by visiting their platforms. Instagram: Etsy:...


Let's Talk About the Covid19 Vaccine

Dr. Neelam Pathikonda joins us to talk about the Covid19 Vaccine: the concerns, the questions and the myths. Dr. Pathikonda is a family medicine osteopathic physician with a public health background working in South Los Angeles and was a community organizer for over a decade before medical school. Please RATE us and SUBSCRIBE. Share this episode with others! Follow us on IG at @lacurapodcast and @mijente. You can email us at, we want to hear from you!


The Politics of Health

Mark-Anthony Johnson Kicks off Season 3 of La Cura Podcast! As a licensed acupuncturist and experienced organizer, Mark-Anthony joins us to discuss what is health and who benefits from us being well enough. He invites us to look through a liberatory lens of wellness and names key elements in building a society that truly centers wellbeing. Mark-Anthony Johnson is the Founder and Director of the Frontline Wellness Network, a network of health workers working to end the public health crisis...


Remedios & Reflections

Listen to our final episode of our Ofrendas series for Season two with these beautiful freedom fighter, healers, historians. They bring us a full episode of medicine through poetry, reflection and traditional remedios for our physical and spiritual nourishment. Jesus Villa is a Phoenix based curandero and activist. Dulce Juarez is a Phoenix based yoga practitioner, envirionmental justice organizer and traditional healer. You can follow her on IG @dulceperopicosa Manuel Criollo is a...


Fortifying in Covid Times

Beautiful conversation with, long time bodyworker, healing justice practitioner, activist Susan Raffo on collective care, tending to ourselves and meaning making in this global pandemic moment. Based in Minnesota, Susan works towards ending the medical industrial complex and lifts up practices and traditions that have been co-opted or forced into disappearance. She is fiercely committed to the work of ending white supremacy systems, cultural and somatics change. You can learn more about...


Breathing Release Practice with Mariella Saba

Mariella Saba shares a breathing practice to release the fear and anxiety energy stored in our bodies and attract the vibrations of joy, love, aliveness and liberation. Mariella who has her roots from Palestine to Mexico currently resides in Los Angeles where she founded and currently helps lead Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Please share this practice with others! This offering is part of La Cura’s Community Care Series which will include...


Shame, Brown Pride and Pro-Blackness

In this Episode of La Cura, long time friends Marisa Franco, Director of Mijente and Francisca Porchas Coronado La Cura Podcast host and producer have a spiritual and political conversation about the impact of colonization, the role of shame, how pride plays out from a non-Black Latinx perspective, empathy as an antidote, and where to begin in building pro-Blackness. Follow Marisa Franco on Twitter and Mijente on Twitter and IG Follow La Cura Podcast on IG Follow Francisca Porchas...


Emotion and Spirit Support for Parents

Bianca Gragg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, community member and revolutionary mother shares with us a reflection and short contemplative practice for parents and all those who are currently taking care of children during this time of quarantine. Whether you are a parent or know parents or caretakers who need support share this beautiful offering with them. Born and raised in the border city of El Paso Texas and now residing in North Carolina, Bianca is deeply invested in supporting the...


Collective Healing with Healing by Choice!

Healing By Choice! Joins us from Detroit, Michigan and they bring all the wisdom and nourishment you didn't know you needed. Adela Nieves Martinez, Marcia Lee and Amanda Hill, all members and healing arts practitioners share their story and their spiritual perspective on this moment, their take on collective care and what this pandemic moment is asking of us all. Healing by choice! is a circle of women and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color Health and Healing Practitioners, based in...


Ofrenda: Traditional Healing Song with Adilia Torres

Adilia Torres, shares with permission a sacred song that came to a fellow healer through prayer. Listen, sign it as a healing balm for yourself and sign it in community for others to receive its powerful nourishment. This medicine song is a healing balm shared to you with love and for the healing of our communities. Adilia Torres is a queer Chicana-Indigena from Sinaloa and Nayarit, Mexico. Her practice as a community mental health clinician is centered in cultural and spiritual attunement...


National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Erica Woodland talks to us about his pioneering and breakthrough Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. Erica's work specifically acknowledges the harm and violence perpetuated by the medical-industrial complex and actively works to both intervene directly on this system as well as create new systems of care for our communities. We discuss reclaiming resilience as a practice that involves fighting for justice...


Decolonizing Mutual Aid

Veralucia Mendoza, Mijente member, Queer Afro-Indigenous migrant from the deserts of Peru and one of the main organizers and founders of the amazing Mutual Aid efforts in Toledo, Ohio. She joins us to talk about the history of mutual aid, its current invaluable practice during Covid times and centers a decolonizing frame and practice of it. Veralucia is committed to practicing Ancestral Futurism-imagining and creating better futures based on ancestral power, including our ancestors in the...


Mothering and Being Mothered

BONUS Episode for Mother's Day. Friends Carla Gonzales and Francisca Porchas Coronado engage in a funny, introspective and insightful conversation about being mothered by Latinx migrant mamas and how that translates into who they are today, especially as mamas themselves, the highs, the lows, and the funny moments. Happy Mother's Day 2020! PLEASE RATE OUR PODCAST AND SUBSCRIBE! Share this episode with your friends. Follow us on IG @lacurapodcast and @mijente


Navigating Anxiety and Grief

Aida Manduley shares their wisdom as a therapist and educator on the nuances of anxiety, depression, and grief normalizing our feelings and encouraging our curiosity about them. Listen for the simple and valuable tools that they share on how best to tend to ourselves now and beyond this pandemic moment. Aida Manduley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker is an award-winning boriqueer activist, therapist, and educator known for big earrings and building bridges. At the core of Aida’s work is a...