Filipino Traditional Healing (Hilot) Virtual Class by Dr. Catherine Sy Luib

Filipino Traditional Healing (Hilot) Virtual Class by Dr. Catherine Sy Luib
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at 23:00
1 hour
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All year
Minimum age:
12 years old


Learn about hilot, the art and science of the ancient Filipino healing systems. For Filipino healers who cultivate and pass on the ancient wisdom of our ancestors, it is understood that health is a condition or status of an individual’s life. It is characterized through Maginhawang Pamumuhay/Kaginhawaan (Wellness) and Karamdaman (Illness). Our ancestors believed that life and health are sacred gifts from God, that Wellness or Illness is a result of choices that the individual makes in his/her life.

To promote the richness of the Filipino culture and pride, this 1-hour class will be introducing students to the remembering of the medicine of the Filipinos prior to colonization. Students will be reconnected back to the natural world of healing, the spiritual nature of health and disease, the different categories of Filipino healers, Philippine herbs, and the understanding of the past and current applications of Hilot. 

Dr. Luib is a licensed nutritionist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, and herbalist at The Luib Health Center where she provides holistic healthcare services to uniquely address the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health needs of patients. She is an engaged entrepreneur, business leader, and community health educator, regularly hosting her annual Philippine medical missions as her own personal philanthropy project. The proud Cebuana and Hiyas awardee was honored for her global influence and service as a “Most Influential Filipina Woman In The World” in London and “Woman Of Worth” in Los Angeles, with her “Inspirational Filipino Immigrant” story featured in the New Americans Museum of San Diego, and was selected by the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. as a FYLPRO delegate for her global legacy project in Filipino Traditional Medicine.

Suyomano is an online learning platform which seeks to connect Filipinos all over the world to explore, discover, and experience the richness of the Filipino culture. Suyomano intends to bring forth the best that the Philippines has to offer so that the world can gain a better understanding of the country and its people. Suyomano is proud to be a global platform for promoting, celebrating, and preserving the Filipino language, culture, arts, and heritage. 

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60 minutes virtual class
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Zoom link will be sent to your e-mail to access the class. Just a few house rules during the class: Be online at least 5-15 minutes before the start time to get to know your instructor and fellow students. Please make sure to mute yourself during the launch unless the presenter opens the floor for comments. During lectures, please use the chat box for your questions. There will be enough time for class discussion and Q&A after the lecture part. We would love to hear from you, and encourage you to take part in the class discussion. We only ask for you to be respectful at all times. Please use your full name and make it as your Zoom profile name as we will only accept participants who have confirmed reservations. Do not share the zoom link and password to anyone else. We will only accept confirmed participants. Please choose an appropriate background.

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