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The Healing Power of Dance with Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Torres

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


Ancient mystical traditions of Mesoamerican ritual dance have real medical benefits that can be proven scientifically. They can possitively impact not only health issues, but also our sense of empowerment, reconnectedness, and autonomy. They also teach our bodies the notions of revitalization, relaxation and rest, becoming energetic souls at peace.

In this Banyen presentation, Dr. Torres will share her intimate knowledge of the meaning and benefits of these traditional dances and lead participants into their own personal experience.

Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Torres is a social anthropologist and specialist in shamanic healing dances, certified by CID UNESCO for the therapeutic and pedagogical teaching of prehispanic dances. She lives in Mexico and has an Ethnobotanical research center in Sierra Norte de Puebla, as well as an astronomical school in Manzanillo Colima. Dr. Torres has held visiting, research and teaching positions at several universities in Europe and Latin America. Consistent with her research in neuroscience and cross cultural psychology, she has learned ritual and healing dances from communities in New Zealand, Africa, Australia, Fiji, Rarotonga, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Colombia. Visited ashrams in India and Nepal, Zen And Tibetan Monasteries in Bhutan, Tibet, China and Japan.