Calpulli Tepeyollotl Cuahuitlan
Heroes of the world, the importance of connecting to nature is ever more critical. Amidst political mischief, we face the dangers of deforestation, desertification and, ultimately, the commodification of resources provided by the earth. Our actions, behaviour and activism are evermore critical to preserve the wilderness. People must come together to foster a community that respects and holds reverence for the great spirit.
Every living being on earth is an example of the great spirit; whether it is a plant, flower or tree, ancient indigenous communities from every race have their own creation stories that teach this truth. Our group, the Calpulli Tepeyollotl Cuahuitlan, is one community that dances to pay tribute to our great mother.
The name of our Danza group can be broken down as follows:
Calpulli - large house/unit
Tepeyollotl - heart of the mountains
Cuahuitlan - place of the trees
We named our group Calpulli Tepeyollotl Cuahuitlan because we share this mountain land with all sentient beings, including the Giant Sequoia, therefore, our dance pays homage to our great mother with each movement holding a deep meaning of respect and reverence for our mother.
After an 8 year pilgrimage, the evolution of our Temazcalli manifested as a result of our willingness to deepen the meaning of our dance by understanding the powers of fire and water along with various medicinal herbs.
Thanks to our local indigenous communities and organizations who have helped form this danza group to what it is today: a hub for cultural identity. The time has come to have dance practice on a regular basis followed by temazcalli.
There will be temazcalli ceremony this Friday, August 9th, on our land in Springville, CA from 8-10.30 PM. Please contact us for more info
What to bring:
- friends and family
- hungry spirit