Mujiba Cabugos, RN, CCH, CMT
Mujiba has maintained a private holistic health practice in Santa Barbara, California since 1985. The progression of the different healing modalities she has trained in began with work as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist playing with a wide variety of people with special conditions. As a nurse in Santa Barbara’s local hospitals she encountered one of the required practices for evening care at St. Francis hospital- a backrub for each patient. When patients were reporting that they slept well through the night and significantly reducing requests for sleep and pain medications because of the backrubs, it was clear that training in massage techniques was a worthy endeavor. Mujiba received certification in therapeutic massage, developed a practice and thus entered the world of alternative medicine.
She has since studied homeopathic medicine, shamanic healing practices, various styles of energetic healing practices and additionally extends the intention of healing through performance of music and vibrational sound and by way of planting gardens. She is a wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, loves to dance, be in the ocean, outdoors, practice yoga and meditate.
Mujiba's focus in life is to be of service to others in whatever capacity is requested and needed and to continue to mature healthfully in mind, body and spirit. Expanding our capacity to be loving, caring people, attending to our connection with all other beings is the most intelligent way to promote our evolution as human beings.
Raven Skye, M.A.
Raven is a 4th generation curandera of the Pipiles people, the indigenous tribal people of El Salvador. As a mestiza women (of mixed blood), she has been practicing her craft for over 25 years. Raven’s current focus is teaching “Practical Spirituality” the teachings of the grandmothers integrated into everyday living. As a guest lecturer Raven has had the opportunity to engage in open dialogue with diverse communities and audiences of all ages. Entrepreneurship and art also play a big part in Raven’s life as she is passionate about designing jewelry.
Willkasara (Sacred Corn) is a family of curanderos and wisdom keepers visiting from the sacred valley of Peru. Their ceremonies, sacred dance and music were created to regain harmony and balance with Pachamama. Engage in the AYNI PUKARA an ancient Ceremony for harmony and balance with Pachamama.
We will participate in an offering to the earth and cleansing ceremony. Learn healing ways to protect yourself and to create a sacred space for you and your loved ones. Free yourself from fear, negativity, envy, hate and jealousy. Celebrate life and rediscover the fire within you ! Pachakuteq' (the return of the ancestors ) is within us. Learn to connect with our ancestors to be one with our higher self or we are as a tree without roots.
Martika comes from the Mochica heritage the Tayrona in the high Andes of Colombia and is a Harawico Chayna -the keeper of the ancient sacred songs. Shiqwarkenty is their daughter, born in the temple of the moon in Cuzco Peru. She is a flute player, sings and continues with her path as a medicine woman . Wachan bajiyoperak is third generation medicine man (curandero) from Cuzco Peru. He was born ,and raised in the sacred land of Cuzco ,and Machupicchu . Wachan is a wisdom keeper , who is sharing his ancient heritage ,and is a bridge (Chakaruna) between the Ancient , and the modern world . He assists people in connecting to their spiritual self within their own traditions. His knowledge spans the culture.the traditions, and the spiritual heritage of his vibrant Inca world.
Venessa Kay ‘Dancing with Four Corners’
Her journeys began as a youth at 17 when she received 5 double-edged obsidian knives and three jade beads, found while playing in the dirt of a cornfield in the Petan jungle of Guatemala. Later in 1992 she fell in love with ethnobotny and it was the love of the plants that sent her on many journeys to the jungles of Peru in 2007 and 2008. Her Mayan connection has guided her to many tribes over the past decade as she traded barks, blue corn, tobacco, salmon, abalone shells, honey, healings and especially stories. While working to establish the ‘Hopi Nation Health Clinic’ she was trained in ‘traditional medicine’ by the Sun Clan of Hopi. Venessa is considered a doctor in Hopi Village, but not in the United States. She is blessed to speak several tribes’ languages. She is a grandmother of 3, lives in Santa Barbara and has 3 grown children she loves who also live in California as well: Janna, Tawnnie and Marshall.
Born a Puebloan Indian from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Venessa Kay graduated on a Native American Scholarship with Honors and Bachelors in Science from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon in 1992. As a practicing Native Scientist and Researcher in Santa Barbara, she is learning and teaching the art of knowing “when you get given something, you always have to give back something.” This is the energetic balance applied in Native Science that Venessa Kay teaches today, both as an Instructor for Santa Barbara City College and as a Cultural Educator of The Rain Shine Company, her culturally based educational exchange program established to honor Puebloan Dance Troupes in Santa Barbara, CA since 2004.
Returning to her traditional culture in 2003, she was adopted by Eldon Kewanyama, the High Chief of Shungapovi, the oldest ‘mother villiage’ in Second Mesa, Arizona, on the Hopi Reservation. Named, “Bayesmana Kewanyama” (Hopi Water Girl from the High Mountain) she accepted her Hopi initiation into the Water Clan by her Clan Mother, Dora Sakeva, and worked closely with Eldon, until his passing this year, to bring back the Hopi and Puebloan Cultural Dances to their sacred sites of Chaco Canyon and Chimney Rock, Colorado.
During these past years she became widely accepted as a Traditional Indigenous Trader”. This status comes to her as a high honor. She has been traditionally requested and personally hosted at the home of Tribal Elders of the Yuroks when she is invited to speak on health issues or trade cultural goods. She has been invited to Sundance with the Lakota Tribe of Pine Ridge, South Dakota and is in her 4th year of dancing, she is also a Pipe Carrier. She dances also very graciously with the love and support of the local peoples and the Tribal Elders of the Chumash, who host her right here in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and Ojai. Tantay! Thanks!