Spirit Pouch Workshop
Saturday, December 17 | 12:30-2:30pm
Ages 6+, kids ages 6-12 should be accompanied by an adult
$25 General | $15 NUMU Members
Create a leather pouch for yourself or your loved ones, and learn to transform it to a medicine or spirit pouch by placing sacred items in it, giving it power.
At this workshop, you will also have the option of creating a spirit pouch for your dog. Native/Indigenous people have worn medicine/spirit pouches for thousands of years. Most tribes have dogs for protection and warnings, but humans have realized the dogs' faithfulness and loyalty. The medicine pouch for your dog is filled with native herbs to protect the spirit of its caretaker. Attach the pouch to your dog's collar, so where your pet goes, you are at its side.
Pablo Diego Viramontes, nHanHu (Otomi Nation) is a renowned Native/Indigenous Craftsperson and Art Instructor who has exhibited his art regionally, nationally, and internationally. He received his MA., Lifetime Teaching Credential, and BA from San Jose State University. He retired from santa Clara County Office of Education, Alternative Schools Department with over 40 years experience working with "at risk" students. He is currently on the board with the Indian Health Center Santa Clara Valley He is an Advisor and leader, and drum caretaker of the 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon. His workshops include dreamcatchers, pouches, hand drums, powwow drums, ojo de dios, rattles, rainsticks, bead work and much more. Using ritual and ceremony in every workshop participants discover their gifts of "HANDS", helping theindividual/s rekindle the power of creativity and healing.
Space is limited, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot for this workshop. Payment will be accepted on the day of the workshop.