Danza Azteca Citlaltonac
Our mission is to provide a safe, healing and sacred space where participants can freely express themselves through the introduction of the Mexica/Aztec culture and traditional dance movement, songs, prayer and the healing power of communication provided by talking circles.
Our vision is the preservation of the Mexica/Aztec culture and traditions. Where participants can find a sense of direction and cultural identity. We hope to provide the tools for self care physically, spiritually, and mentally.. Through the belief that Music, Song and Dance ... keeps the body and spirit in harmony
Aztec Circle Citlaltonac is a traditional circle that promotes Mexican heritage, rooted in Aztec ceremonial traditions. The group is open to anyone interested in learning the native traditions and practices of the Anahuac people of Mexico, including natural medicine, ceremonial dancing and talking circles, traditions that have been passed down through generations.
The circles provides a safe healing space where the participants are able to find their sense of belonging, balance their daily lives, and connect with others. For the past several years, each gathering has become more than just a tool to bring their community together. It is about learning a new language, the poetry behind the songs, the medicinal properties in the use in everyday herbs, the structure, and the discipline of being a part of a circle.
Established in 2007 in Coachella Valley, Citlaltonac has expanded its reach to local and out of town communities participating in a variety of venues such as museums, organizations, city hosted events, and inner tribal ceremonies in the areas of Coachella Valley, Banning, San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Yuma, and Phoenix.