Fanny comes from one of the native families of our mountain, the Ilaló. Her family has actively supported community life on the mountain through many generations.
As part of our Shamanism program, we convinced Fanny Simbaña to share a little bit of her knowledge of the traditional medicinal plants that grow here on our volcano. Fanny’s knowledge of medicinal plants was handed down to her by her mother and grandmother, as it has been from generation to generation.
In her classes, Fanny introduces students to the various plants used for the ‘Limpia’ (energy cleaning), plants used for common ailments, and plants which help women recover after childbirth.
Students have the opportunity to have a ‘Limpia’ made by Fanny, a cleansing ritual in which native medicinal plants are used to clean a person of energies which may be contributing to ill health and bad luck.
Fanny is also in charge of keeping our center beautiful, clean, and colored with plants and flowers.
She has been working with Iris and David for many years and is part of the family together with her sons and daughter Mercy, a 12 year old yogini who has been practicing yoga in our school for two years now.
Fanny completed 200 hor training in Durga’s Tiger school
Jan 13 - Mar 16, 2019 (63 days)
Mar 31 - Apr 21, 2019 (22 days)
Jun 15 - Aug 17, 2019 (64 days)
Jun 16 - Jul 28, 2019 (43 days)
Sep 8 - 29, 2019 (22 days)