Learn how to prepare healthful vegetarian dishes with individualized cooking lessons held in your very own home. Felicia shares her culinary wisdom with individual or small group lessons, teaching you how to manifest the food your body needs and craves.
As an indigenous foods activist and plant-based chef, she has cultivated a cooking style that compliments her training as a curandera by creating nutrient dense dishes that are full of intention and deeply rooted in tradition and wisdom.
After an initial phone conversation, Felicia listens to what you would like to address, and then on the day of your lesson, she arrives with experience, ingredients, recipes, and her love of preparing food that supports your vitality.
Felicia currently teaches in the Phoenix metro area offering individual or small group lessons (2-4 participants).
$200 / individual lesson (includes all ingredients)
$300 / small group lessons (includes all ingredients)
This experience is 2 hours.
Felicia has been a featured and keynote speaker sharing her insight on topics such as Plant Centered Eating to Native American Foods for Health and Healing at various community events, conferences, and museums including the Heard Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Felicia also offers unique hands-on workshops centered on emotional and spiritual wellness working with organizations and resorts such as Partnership with Native Americans, Enchantment Resort (Sedona), and Rancho la Puerta (Mexico).
To inquire about booking Felicia for a speaking engagement or workshop, please send an email via the CONTACT page.
Topics and Workshops Include:
• Food: Holistic nutrition, Indigenous foods of the Southwest, plant-based Eating.
• Life: Stress reduction, prayer bundle workshops, Indigenous self-care
• Medicine: Anointing oils, herbal salve making, sacred smoke blessings
• Guest Chef: Native American Foods
"Felicia's presentation on Cooking With Native Foods was genuine and provided heartwarming explanations on the importance of cultural understanding and preparations of traditional foods and cooking".
"When we first thought about doing a vegetarian Guest Chef Dinner we wondered....will any one come? Will the food be good? The answers? YES and YES! Guest Chef Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz wowed us all with her delicious, creative and very beautiful dishes. The White Tepary Bean Soup with Cholla Buds was especially awesome. Thank you Chef Felicia for opening our eyes to the wonders of a plant based diet!"
Felicia uses the gentle yet powerful tool of the labyrinth, a unicursal path, to personally lead you through a walking meditation. Labyrinths are found in Hindu and Hopi images, among many other cultures, and are a sacred place of centering, contemplation, and prayer. Felicia begins your walk with a blessing of Mayan copal incense to help deepen your awareness during the meditation, and then encourages you to set your intentions for the walk. With great mindfulness, she walks with you slowly through the labyrinth to help bring you clarity, peace, and a sense of harmony. Afterwards, she invites you to sit and share your experience if needed or desired.
Felicia currently offers the Sacred Path in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
$90 / individual
$150 / two participants
This experience is 1 hour.
"Felicia held scared space for me and my desires to have a higher connection to my ancestors. With each step of my walking meditation, I asked the Universe for guidance, protection, desires, peace and understanding. On the walk back from the center I received, accepted, and opened my heart to all that I had asked knowing that my ancestors were now present and protecting me. All the while, Felicia walked peacefully, supportive, and energetically in tune behind me". - Heather
Yoga nidra is a conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation with the ultimate goal of increasing self-awareness. Felicia incorporates her own indigenous teachings into her yoga nidra sessions, offering you a truly unique healing experience.
Aside from being deeply relaxing, restorative and restful, scientific studies have shown that a 45 minute yoga nidra session is equivalent to 3 hours of sleep.
RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT YOGA NIDRA CAN:
Decrease anxiety and depression
Reduce PTSD, chronic pain and chemical dependency
Foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity
During a yoga nidra practice, participants are generally lying down comfortably using bolsters, pillows, blankets, and sometimes eye pillows.
Once you are in a comfortable position, Felicia takes you through a visual journey into the state of conscious deep sleep - the state between being awake and being asleep. After your 45 minute journey into self-awareness, Felicia allows you to take your time to come back to your physical state, to then sit and discuss your experience if needed or desired.
Felicia currently offers yoga nidra in south Scottsdale with individual or small group sessions (2-3 participants).
$90 / individual session
$175 / small group sessions
This experience is 1.5 hours total.
"I am working with Life Energy, Ch’ulel, or Po-wa-ha in my Tewa ancestor's tongue, the very essence that flows through every single cell".
The ancient Maya believed that we were part of the universe and that our emotions, body, and mind are all interconnected. Felicia believes this holistic way of thinking, is the key to all wellness.
Prayer/Energy Work is the most powerful tool any traditional healer can utilize, by opening the channel of healing and bringing balance to a person’s Life Energy. In her sessions, Felicia includes a blessing of sacred Mayan incense or a blessing using fresh aromatic herbs, to bring you balance, harmony, and health.
Recipients are fully clothed, lying comfortably on a treatment table in a quiet room, with many experiencing a sense of well-being and relaxation after their session. Energy Work can be a useful tool - complementing allopathic medicine when stress reduction and relaxation are key to your healing.
Felicia currently offers Energy Work in the Phoenix metro area offering individual sessions.
$100 / individual session
This experience is 1 1/2 hours total.
Felicia has been working with aromatics since 1996, first studying at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and then under the tutelage of Aztechan Pettus of SoleiLuna Creations.
Understanding the subtle power of aroma in different plants, many cultures around the world have long used fragrance to bring about a sense of peace and to encourage deeper thinking when necessary.
Felicia embraces this understanding by choosing sacred aromatics such as Cedar, Sage, and Palo Santo to thoughtfully create personal blends just for you.
PERSONAL BLENDS INCLUDE FORMULAS FOR:
Deepening your awareness in your daily meditation or yoga practice
Allowing for more focus and clarity in your waking hours
Quieting the mind to aid with sleep and relaxation
Felicia currently offers Holistic Aromatherapy Consultations in the Phoenix metro area. Consultations are 1.5 hours and include one Personalized Blend of your choice:
4 oz. Aromatherapeutic Sprizter
1 oz. Anointing Oil
.33 oz. (10ml) Diffuser Blend
$100 / individual session
"Meeting with Felicia was an all-around amazing experience. I originally met with her so she could mix up a custom blend of essential oils for my son who suffers from a traumatic brain injury due to a car accident. His sleep/wake cycles were off from being in and out of the hospitals, and we wanted to try a more natural route of going about things for him to stay focused, and for sleeping at night. Not only did she do an amazing job at making these custom blends for him (which worked amazing), but she also had so much other helpful information on natural healing and all of the different services she provides. She is truly an amazing woman, body, mind, and soul. Definitely coming back to see her again!" - The Ruiz family