April 25 – May 2, 2013

Healing With Amazon Plant Spirits

with Eda Zavala Lopez

Our knowledge comes directly from nature, from the plants, from the universe, from earth’s energy, from an inner connection to all of them. It is this natural and instinctive connection that allows us to see the inside and not just the surface. I can see you inside. I can see through you. This is the power of our ancestral knowledge, the power of plant medicine.”

In this retreat, Eda will engage participants in rituals and ceremonies designed to initiate a deep personal purification process that will help guide people into a close connection with the spirits of plants from the Amazonian rainforest, with whom she has an ongoing deep relationship.

In order to get the most benefit from what her plant medicine has to offer, attendees will eat a very simple diet and drink the herbal teas that Eda will provide for very deep cleansing and purification. This will be a time for retreat and inner reflection in a setting that supports this healing process.

Participants will be guided by Ms. Zavala Lopez on an individual basis through out the retreat. She will be meeting with participants privately on a regular basis to support each one in their healing process. This is a unique opportunity to experience in a supportive setting the gifts of the Amazon plants and the healing capacity of a Peruvian curandera. In a recent interview with Ms. Lopez she shared that this is a time to keep things simple. When she is in the jungle with her elders things are very simple and that is when one begins to open up to another way of being and seeing. This is Earth medicine – a time for nurturing.

Eda Zavala Lopez comes from a long lineage of native women healers. A descendant of the Wari people she describes her knowledge of healing practices as being a part of her DNA. Her grandmother used plant medicines in a very natural way and Eda absorbed this directly and simply. She went on to study with native healers deep in the forest learning the intricacies of plant medicines and their properties from healers and the plants themselves.

To read an interview with Eda Zavala Lopez by Eliot Cowan, please click here.

For more information about Eda and her work, please visit her website EdaZavalaLopez.com.

Teacher

Eda Zavala Lopez

Eda Zavala Lopez comes from a long lineage of native women healers. A descendant of the Wari people she describes her knowledge of healing practices as being a part of her DNA. Her grandmother used plant medicines in a very natural way and Eda absorbed this directly and simply.

Details & Pricing

Participants of this workshop at the Blue Deer Center can register either for a 4 day ($945) or a 7 day ($1545) retreat experience. You may pay for either option with a deposit. To work out a payment plan other than those offered in the registration process, please contact lindafelch@bluedeer.org.

For the 4 day option, please plan to arrive by 6 pm on the 25th and leave after breakfast on the 29th. 

For the 7 day option, please plan to arrive by 6 pm on the 25th and leave after breakfast on the 2nd. 

Participants are encouraged to bring art materials to the workshop as there will be time for reflection and creative expression.

To see ground transportation options, please click on this link.

Contact Mark Gionfriddo, markgionfriddo@bluedeer.org or 845-586-3225, ext. 1, for more information about Eda Zavala Lopez.