El Circulo / The Circle
Aztec Dance and Talking Circle Citlaltonac is an initiative that promotes Mexican heritage, rooted in 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. Through dancing and talking circles, traditions that have been passed down through generations, this initiative 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 and the use in everyday herbs, the structure, and discipline of being a part of a circle.
Established in 2007 in Coachella Valley, and with it's roots starting in Salamanca Guanajuato Mexico back in 1942, 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, Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, Orange County, Yuma, and Phoenix, AZ.
Caravanserai Project - Social Entrepreneurship, Engagement, & Development (SEED) Lab Pre-Accerlerator
Founders Gabriela & Claudia J Armenta of Aztec Circle Citlaltonac was selected to join the 2018/2019 Seed Lab Pre-accelerator to advance our mission and increase our impact.
SEED LAB is a competitive training and mentorship program for social entrepreneurs in the Inland Empire developed by Caravanserai Project and the University of California, Riverside.