Tea workshop with Sol Aramendi
Photo: Francely Flores

Hands-On: Mother’s Day Circle

Sunday, May 12, 2024
10 am–12:30 pm
$30 non-members / $14 members

In celebration of Mother’s Day and inspired by the boldly asymmetrical forms made by Toshiko Takaezu in 1971 called “Hapai,” or “to carry, bear, raise, or support” in reference to pregnancy in the Hawaiian language, we invite participants to join us for a women’s circle and workshop centered on ancestral healing practices. This workshop will be led by Sol Aramendi, artist and educator; Dr. T’Karima Ticitl, LM, CM, a midwife; and Marcela Alatorre, a traditional doula and herbalist. Participants will make their own teas with rosehip and raspberry leaves, create an aromatherapy pillow, and participate in a womb altar dedicated to honoring the body as a vessel and carrier of life.

Spanish translation will be offered during the workshop. Scholarships will be available to participants if the workshop cost is a barrier to participation. Please email education@noguchi.org with questions.

Sol Aramendi is a socially engaged artist and educator working with immigrant communities throughout New York. She is the founder of Project Luz, a nomadic program that uses art and nature as a tool of empowerment. Project Luz’s participatory practice promotes change around fairer labor and immigration conditions.

Dr. T’Karima Ticitl, PhD, CM, LM, Partera is dedicated to the ceremony of birth and peyotl. She is a ceremonial woman, active in the Native American Church, Teo Kali Quetzalcoatl, and a Mexica dancer since 2001 with her danza group, Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli. She is also a home birth midwife in New York and New Jersey, real estate investor with Citlali Capital Investments, author of six books, and mother of three amazing boys.

Marcela Alatorre is an esteemed herbalist and birth and postpartum doula hailing from the rich cultural tapestry of Mexico. Now based in New York City, Marcela intertwines her profound expertise in traditional healing practices with her deep connection to her indigenous roots. Marcela is a Conchero dancer, infusing her work with the rhythmic heartbeat of ancient traditions.