Thursday May 16, 2024

32. Holistic Edge Radio w Guest Josie Casteneda How A Curandera’s (Latin American healer) Tools Can Be Modernize to Give Us the Ability to Heal Ourselves Host Enoe Aracely Brown, May 16 2024

In this part one of a two-part interview, Josie Casteneda, a former corporate manager in the fashion industry, was leading a life of stress and disillusionment. She found solace in returning to her Mexican roots which were seeped in folk herbalism and other forms of healing. During this talk she explains how she has learned to modernize the approach to Latin American healing, and at the same time keep the work authentic to the tradition and balanced with the holistic practices she was introduced to in the US such as meditation, Reiki, yoga therapy, and nutrition. Her audiences are often individuals who feel disconnected from their roots to corporate workers who have gotten lost in their job and need to be brought back to themselves. She is able to guide them by offering approaches each person can use to heal themselves, which gives the individual a new form of independence who often feels obliged to be dependent on one healer, after she teaches them ways to take care of themselves.. She will speak about how this work is evolving, and some of the controversy involved among past healers and modern healers in Latin communities. In the upcoming part II, Josie will describe how some of her healing techniques work and the  sacred practices she uses to create each product in her line of remedies.
Music Featured:
I Will Be By Your Side by MeloMance; Superstar by Lee Seung Hyub (J.Don) (featuring Cheeze) Solo Debut
Guest Bio:
Josie Casteneda is the founder of, an indie wellness brand which carries artisanal, apothecary remedies for modern times along with a curated selection of services which she created to give anyone a way to re-connect to the sacred, natural world and bring harmony to their lives. Her Curandera Remedies offers products like cannabis-infused olive oils meant for sacred ceremonies, herbal teas, tinctures, henna soaps, and aromatherapy concoctions. Many of these products are inspired by ancient practices, like the hand-rolled smoke blends of rose, chamomile, and lavender. She is a former New Yorker who used to work in the fashion industry for 20 years, before she pivoted to her love of alternative healing. Josie was born into a Mexican-Cuban family rooted in the healing arts of curanderismo, shapeshifting and clairvoyance abilities (a curandera or curandero is a healer from Latin America). At an early age she was introduced to the practice of Curanderismo, in Folk Herbalism, as a way of life, where she learned herbal remedies from her yerbero Cuban father.  She also studied Meditation at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center and the School of Practical Philosophy in NYC. She is a certified yoga therapist and a certified health coach. Today, she serves her Miami community. She’s been featured US Weekly, Crush & Glow, Washingtonian, Yogacity,
Host Contact:
Enoe Aracely Brown
Producer & Host

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