Panquetzani honors the over 4,000-year-old traditions of her foremothers and integrates her 16 years of study into her practice. She comes from a matriarchal family of folk healers, growing up with bedtime stories of magic, miracles, and deep transformation. These impactful narratives have led Panquetzani to believe that all people have innate wisdom that can revolutionize their well-being and that of their families. As a holistic womb counselor, complete wellness coach, traditional birth attendant, and foundress of Indigemama: Ancestral Healing, her goal is to support, educate, inspire, and gently guide her clients and students.
In this conversation, Panquetzani and I explore the profound impact of traditional Mexican healing stories on her work, how colonialism tragically disrupted and eroded ancestral healing practices and wisdom across cultures, the current resurgence of traditional medicine, and the stark differences between mainstream health and Panquetzani’s unique approach, which is grounded in ancestral wisdom and guided by a holistic perspective.