Only a Few Spaces Remaining for Healing, Storytelling & Plant Medicine with Dr. Rita Pitka Blumenstein and Marie Meade, May 13-14

“When I was a young girl and visiting with my grandmother, a traditional Yu’pik healer, she handed me a cloth packet containing 13 stones and 13 feathers. She told me someday I would belong to an important group of 13 women.” – Rita Blumenstein


Grandmother Rita Pitka Blumenstein

In 2004, Grandmother Rita became one of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers – 13 living legends among their people, representing tribes from the Arctic Circle, North, South and Central Americas, Africa, Tibet and Nepal. As the wise women, tribal doctors, curanderas, shamans, ministers and healers of their tribes, they have brought forth new visions, prophesies for humanity, varied sources of wisdom and each tribe’s unique and secret teachings for living within the Divine Order of all things. The Grandmothers believe that their ancestral ways of prayer, peacemaking, and healing are vitally needed today for the healing of Mother Earth, all her inhabitants, all the children and for the next seven generations.

Grandmother Rita Pitka Blumenstein is a Yu’pik traditional doctor. Marie Meade teaches Yupi’k language and culture at the University of Alaska Anchorage. We look forward to their visit on May 13-14

  • Saturday, May 13 from 9 am – 5 pm Grandmothers Rita Blumenstein and Marie Meade will explore traditional teachings about healing, with storytelling and dance.
  • Sunday, May 14 from 9 am – 4:30 pm Traditional teachings continued.
Marie Meade

We look forward to their teaching and their presence once again here with us at Nelson Healing Center on Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14. For more information call 920.818.0045.

Pre-registration for the workshop portion is necessary as space is becoming quite limited.
Fee $175

“When we can heal ourselves, we also heal our ancestors, our grandmothers, our grandfathers and our children. When we heal ourselves, we heal Mother Earth.” – Rita Pitka Blumenstein.