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Concepts of Spiritual Healing From a Maya Shaman

Video Dialogue With Rosita Arvigo and Adriana Ayales

Broadcast on September 28, 2021
With Rosita Arvigo
Hosted by Adriana Ayales

Rosita Arvigo focuses on universal examples of fright or "susto," and grief or "pesar." How do we access these emotions, what are the manifestations, and how are they treated within Maya medicine (as taught to her by Don Elijio Panti, Maya shaman of Belize).

In this session, you’ll explore:

  • Concepts of fright and grief
  • Causes of fright and grief
  • The treatment and resolution of fright and grief
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Rosita Arvigo

Doctor of Naprapathy, Co-founder of The Abdominal Therapy Collective, Rainforest Remedies

Dr. Rosita Arvigo DN, a native of Chicago, is a Naprapathic physician, herbalist, international lecturer
and author. She has lived in remote areas of Mexico and Belize for over forty years where she studied
with many traditional healers the most notable of whom were Don Elijio Panti, the renowned Maya
shaman of Belize and midwife/ herbalist Hortence Robinson, both recipients of the coveted National
Living Treasure Award. She and her husband, Dr. Greg Shropshire founded Ix Chel Tropical Research
Centre in Belize, an organization dedicated to the preservation, education and study of medicinal plants
of the rainforest. They founded the Belize Association of Traditional Healers, Bush Medicine Camp for
Children, The Rainforest Medicine Trail and Rainforest Remedies, a herbal concentrate company. In
1987. With Dr. Michael Balick of The New York Botanical Garden, they founded the Belize Ethnobotany
project to record and archive uses of medicinal plants in Belize.

Dr. Arvigo is the founder of The Arvigo Institute and The Abdominal Therapy Collective that train
teachers and practitioners in Abdominal Therapy and Maya Spiritual Healing. Now retired from clinical
practice, Rosita divides her time between The Abdominal Therapy Collective and teaching in Belize,
Mexico and the United States. Rosita does free annual medicinal plant workshops for the locals and
foreign residents of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

“My philosophy of teaching is to keep instruction so simple that a twelve year-old would be able to
understand the concepts. I am always excited about teaching even if I have taught the subject many
times before. I feel closest to Spirit when teaching what I love.”

Rosita Arvigo