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Brenda Salgado

Brenda Salgado

Toltec Energy Healer

Brenda (she/her) is an author, medicine woman, Toltec energy healer, and consultant. Trained by elders in Purepecha, Xochimilco, Toltec and other lineages, Brenda draws on relationship and healing powers with the natural world to guide her work.

She has over 20 years of experience in organizing, nonprofit management, spiritual teaching, and social justice. She has served as the Director of the East Bay Meditation Center, considered by many to be one of the most diverse Buddhist Sanghas in the country and a model of gift economy and collective leadership.  She is also the founder of Moons Rising Women’s Circle, and has taught, facilitated and led ceremony at numerous gatherings, including Bioneers, Mindful Life Conference, The Future of Religion and Interspirituality, Science and Nonduality Conference on Dying and Living, We Will Dance with Mountains, WisdomWomen, and many more. She has also brought her teachings and ceremony to organizations such as California Institute of Integral Studies, SF Department of Public Health, Genentech, The Ford Foundation and the Latino Community Foundation, among others.

Her book, Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time, was written for those new to mindfulness.

 She is in the process of founding a land trust and healing center, for ancestral/collective healing, and the weaving of mindfulness and indigenous teachings for these times. She is committed to co-creating a society filled with wholeness and beauty.

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Toltec Totonalcayo (Chakra) Balance, Healing and Alignment

In the ancient Toltec tradition, Totonalcayos are the energy centers that are known in other traditions as chakras. Balancing the totonalcayos involves practice of breath and sound work, as well as partnering in respectful ways with specific animal and plant energies to clear and align these energy centers so that the power of serpent and life force energy (kundalini) can flow in a healthy way. Join us to learn about these practices, and to support our healthy energy flow for our highest destiny and purpose in these times of transition.