Guatemala Herbal Medicine Shamans.
The climate in the Highlands of Guatemala is extremely favorable to a vast variety of ﬂora, and the Shamans and healers take full advantage of the diversity of plant life.
The shamans and healers understand the natural healing power of various plants and trees and have been utilizing their leaves, flowers, and roots for centuries to cure ailments, promote relaxation, and ease both physical and psychological pain.
In rural Guatemala, it is common for the local villagers to go to a shaman or a healer before going to a doctor.
They focus on treating the underlying conditions, not the symptoms as is often the case in Western medicine the recovery ultimately is more firm.
Health and medicine among the ancient Maya was a complex blend of mind, body, religion, ritual, and science. Important to all, medicine was practiced only by a select few, who generally inherited their positions and received extensive education.
Since medicine was so closely related to religion, it was essential that Maya medicine men had vast medical knowledge and skill.
This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your connection to herbal medicine in a rich sensory experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Guatemala Herbal Medicine Shamans and Healers Workshop
DURATION: 7-8 hours
LOCATION: Around Lake Atitlan
PHYSICAL LEVEL: Easy to Moderate
PRICE: $150.00 (Q1150) – 1 person (private workshop) / $100.00 (Q770) – 2 or more people
DAYS OFFERED: Appointment only.
BOOKING REQUIREMENTS: Reservations should be made 48 hours in advance.
TOUR INCLUDES: Mayan medicine instruction, traditional tipico lunch, transportation, and guide/interpreter.