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Dear Family,

After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and the CZU fire where we lost our property, we are postponing our ceremonies. Please check out our GoFundMe Campaign. Rescheduling our prayer services will enable us to provide the ceremony you all expect and deserve in a safe environment. All our online classes are happening, we hope you join us from the distance. Thanks for your patience during these sensitive times. Your registration will automatically be applied to the rescheduled event. The latest information will always be available at laventanaretreats.com.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please take a moment to let us know if you have any questions regarding your registration by sending us a message to info@laventanaretreats.com. Your voice matters, and we care about your feedback. We look forward to hosting you next year. Until then, stay safe and healthy! Keep your prayers strong.

Infinite Love and Blessings.

Online Scheduling

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  • La Ventana Retreats

    Shimshai & Susana have been facilitating countless healing ceremonies from the altars of Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Australia, Europe, USA to the sacred grounds of local Native tribes of California, including more than 40 years of work with the Mestizo traditions of Peru and Colombia, the Mexhica traditions of Indigenous Mexico, and the Kogi and Arhuaco nations of Indigenous Colombia with direct guidance and support from teachers and spiritual leaders in each tradition. Custodians of the Vision Quest Ceremony (Teotlac) and the Moondance from the Aztec lineage. They are the owners of La Ventana Herbals and create conscious ceremonial herbal medicines.  Shimshai and Susana teach in their retreat center La Ventana and other retreat centers around the world.  Their gentle guidance is a prayer inspired by their deep connection to the spiritual world, Mother Earth, and their heart. They are married and reside with their two teenagers.

    • Sacred Song Master Class with Shimshai & Susana $500

      This online series is a journey to tune ourselves as instruments, and learn how to listen deeply for the songs, creations, praying for insights and visions to cultivate our hearts with bravery and vulnerability as we live our lives during the current times as instruments of beauty, in service, awakening the dream we are all part of. By the end of this course you will have a deeper understanding of the cosmologies/myths/stories of our songs, a medicinal endeavor in our time.

      This eight week course with Shimshai & Susana will be held Thursdays at 11am Pacific Time / 8PM  European Central Time, From Jan 7th - February 25th 2021

      60 minutes classes recorded for you to re-watch or tune in if you are not able to make our scheduled time. 

      This class is included in our Ancestral Healing Arts and Curanderismo School curriculum.

    • Basic Tonalama Master Class $500

      This eight week Aztec Astrology, Tonalama, the count of the days and the Sun Stone course with Susana Xochitlquetzalli will be held Thursdays at 4pm Pacific Time. 

      From Jan 7th - February 25th 2021

      60 minutes classes recorded for you to re-watch or tune in if you are not able to make our scheduled time. 

      This will be an introductory class and will meet everyone where they are at. No previous study is necessary to join! 

      Tonalama uses the millennial system bequeathed by our fore bearers. The Aztec Calendar is a system  based on the magic count of time and destiny. It allows us to know the characters of the Pre-Hispanic world (deities), their names, meaning and gifts granted by them.  

    • Online Ancestral Healing Arts and Curanderismo School $1,000

      Lead by Xochitlquetzalli and Shimshai. This training covers the core curriculum of our Ancestral Healing Arts and Curanderismo School. It is an online-only program over the course of 9 months.  Note: We are working to adapt and flow with the limitations of gatherings due to Covid-19 and the CZU Fire. If we are able to continue with in-person gatherings, students registered for this online-only program will have the opportunity to upgrade to the Advanced School if they would like to.  This training is open for all of those interested in reinforcing and acquiring new knowledge in ancestral healing and the art of curanderismo. Through self-experience and guided teachings, individuals will refine their paths as healers and their service to the Creator, practice indigenous and ancestral healing traditions, and gain knowledge and experience in indigenous medicine practices. This version of the program is held entirely online over a 9-month time span. 

    • Wait list Ancestral Healing Arts and curanderismo school

      Please register your name to the wait list and select the date of the event you wish to reserve, we will contact you as soon as a seat opens.  Thank you!

    • Consultations with Xochitlquetzalli

      Susana (Xochitlquetzalli) is a Colombian-born Medicine Woman and a spiritual teacher. Primarily of Indigenous Colombian blood and her lineage includes the Mestizo Amazonian, the Mexhica traditions of Mexico, and the Kogi and Arhuaco nations of her native Colombia. Susana shares her awareness of the gifts of Creation, bringing practice and experience from Indigenous traditions of North, Central, and South America. Susana is the current leader of the group of Moondancers of California, a Pipe Carrier from the Ollinthlahuimetztli Moondance of Teotihuacan, Mexico.  She carries the medicine of the Temazcal (sweatlodge) from this tradition. Susana is dedicated to reconnecting women with the medicine of the Moon, healing their wombs while they reclaim their sacred feminine, their inner wisdom, fertility, and power.

  • ChicuauhtliMetztli Moondance, Mount Shasta, CA July 20 to 24th 2021

    Prayer ceremony with the Grandmother Moon and Mother Earth in harmony with all our relations, offering 4 days and nights of sacred dance under the moon with Grandmothers, Elders, and medicine women from all over the world. July 20th to 24th, 2021, Registration opening soon.

    • Uniform Moondance California $60
      Professionally made Uniform sizes S-M-L.  Uniform is required for all dancers. First come, first-serve basis. All uniforms ordered after June 1st will cost $70.  

Location

Boulder Creek, CA, 95006

Hours

Mon9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM-5:00 PM