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La Cuarentena: Birthing the Parent + the Village

  • Ritualcravt 2842 West 44th Avenue Denver, CO, 80211 United States (map)

The postpartum period following the birth is characterized by openness, both emotionally and physically. The purpose of the cuarentena is to warm, reconstruct and bring back together the body and the mind in order to heal and establish the woman/person in her new role as a mother/parent. The cuarentena incorporates traditional elements to not only support the healing and integration of the individual’s new role as a parent, but also to help fortify their connection with their new baby, and foster and emphasize the role of their loved ones plus the community in their care. Whether you are expecting a new baby, want to know how to better support your loved ones, or are wanting to deepen your skills as a health professional, join us for an afternoon of tradition + abuela medicine

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Elizabeth Diaz Ordaz, owner of Que Venga La Luz Doula Services, is a full spectrum doula, herbalist and promotora de salud. Born and raised in Denver, CO, Elizabeth’s primary focus is on providing anti-oppressive and holistic reproductive health services to her Latinx community here in Denver as well as other communities in need of compassionate care. Elizabeth combines her experience navigating public/community health systems with her knowledge of traditional herbal medicine to help families feel empowered in creating and directing their own health care experience. Elizabeth was trained as a doula in San Cristobal, Chiapas, MX at Luna Maya Casa de Parto, and served as an apprentice under herbalist Laura Gloub Matthews at Holistic Pathways in Englewood, CO. In addition to being an independent, sliding-scale doula, Elizabeth also works as a Promotora de Salud at Clinica Campesina Family Health Services in Thornton, CO.

Michelle Castor, owner of Agua y Sangre Healing, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Herbal Educator, and Wellness Promotora. She weaves a passion for healing justice with her background in curanderismo & ancestral magic, western herbal medicina, and massage therapy. Central to her work is compassion and a commitment to providing transformative, empowering, and nurturing care to all people, without judgment. Learn more about her work at, and find her on IG & FB: @aguasangrehealing