Alquimia – Centre of Healing Arts

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Mayan Medicine Diploma (1st Level)

A journey into the ancient practices of the Mayans and their rich Cosmology

Mayan Medicine is indeed a millenia-old traditional healing system which is not well known by the public and intentionally kept out of reflectors. It is still practiced in remote areas of Guatemala, Mexico and Belize by a few elders who struggle for transmitting such a great knowledge.

The unicity of this healing art is its profound Cosmology, unifying all aspects of the Universe and Humanity in a wholistic perspective.

Official Certifications are issued by the Centre and accredited with IXIIM International Mayan Medicine Institute.


DURATION: 6 days

LOCATION: Costa Rica, Central America

DATES: View Calendar

APPLICATIONS: open all year-round

When practice and philosophy are perfectly aligned with the natural elements, magic happens

The first level of this Course is designed for introducing students to the philosophy and real practice of the Mayan Medicine; a primer for accessing and professionally delivering these therapies.

Each day theoretical lessons (22 hours) are followed by practical work and training (14 hours). Extra hours are dedicated to tutoring, advice and final exam.

Upon completion of the Diploma Course, students will be entitled to offer the Mayan Neurosacral Therapy.


  • Mayan Cosmology and Mayan Nahuales
  • Myths and History
  • Calendric system
  • Ethnobotany
  • Ch’ulel assessment and diagnosis
  • Rituals and Sacred Plants
  • Pulse, Reflexology and acupressure points
  • Shamanic Portals
  • Sacred Cacao, ancient and modern applications and rituals
  • Animal and Mineral Medicine
  • Hot and Cold diseases
  • Entheogens within the Mayans
  • Mayan Neurosacral Therapy

FEES: 1000 $, inclusive of food and accommodation, theoretical and practical lessons, final test assessment and printed Diploma, educational material, Mayan cacao ceremonies, personal advice and tutoring, use of the facilities at the Centre. Fees do not include airline tickets and transfers.

DISCOUNTS: available when booking multiple courses or for group bookings.

FOOD: mainly vegetarian, fermented and delicious home-made food

ACCOMMODATION: nice, private house with shared room (max. 6 people) and shared bathroom.

FACILITIES: ceremonial and meditation space, library, forest paths, gardens, classroom.

Note: After the reservation has been made, no refund can be given.

A final exam is scheduled on the last day of the course in order to deliver the Diploma.

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