Talking Healing Circle

STARTS AT 12/01/2021 4:00 pm

Rooted in indigenous ceremonial traditions, Talking Healing Circles provide safe spaces for sharing feelings and lived experiences. Useful when dealing with pain, struggles, and emotional and spiritual trauma, this practice helps people gain a sense of trust in each other, build healthy relationships creating a sense of belonging. Participants can also gain an appreciation for points of view other than their own.

During this program, facilitators will share the history of traditional community circles and lead participants in a session. A traditional circle opens up with a prayer or petition and, sitting in a circle, participants will pass along a talking stick from one person to another, listening respectfully.

This two-hour session will be led by Talking Circle Citlaltonac founders and facilitators Gabriela “Gabby” Armenta and Claudia Armenta. Established in 2007 in the Coachella Valley, with its roots starting in Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico in 1942, Danza Azteca Citlaltonac and Talking Circle is an initiative that promotes the ceremonial traditions of Mexican heritage.

Gabby and Claudia Armenta each hold a certificate for Social Entrepreneurship Engagement and Development from the Center for Social Innovation at University of California, Riverside.

Fee: $25 per participant. Limited spaces available. Unregistered guests may not attend. To register for this program, please click HERE.

This session will take place outside. Warm clothing and blankets are recommended. Participants will be sitting on the ground. Yoga mats will be provided.

For more information, call 760.202.2254 or email imiranda@sunnylands.org.