FELICIA COCOTZIN RUIZ practices holistic healing by intertwining the wisdom of her own indigenous traditions with complimentary modalities used today. Her approach to wellness includes teaching others how to prepare natural whole foods, to creating personal and spiritual harmony with sacred scents, energy work, and deep relaxation techniques.
Felicia completed training as a massage practitioner in 1995 from Bio-Link Therapeutic Massage Institute specializing in Ayurvedic massage, studied holistic aromatherapy at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, is a graduate of the T. Colin Campbell Plant-Based Nutrition Studies Program, and is a yoga nidra instructor certified by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center of Los Angeles. She has been featured in various magazines including American Indian, Native Peoples, Spirituality & Health, is a recipe contributor to the site Forks Over Knives, and is a founding board member with the non-profit organization NATIFS (North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems).
WHAT IS KITCHEN CURANDERA? Curanderas are traditional healers, who carry knowledge of foods, herbs, and other cultural remedies working with the body, mind, and spirit. Curanderismo is practiced throughout Mexico, Central and South America, as well as here in the United States. As the granddaughter of a New Mexican curandera, Felicia integrates her Mexican and Native American teachings to help others (re)connect to their Self with natural foods, remedios, and good energy - and that is how Kitchen Curandera was born. With permission from her elders, she continues to share knowledge through workshops and gatherings held all over the world.