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The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Guest Gourds project is proud to host Denver curandera and poet Eutimia Cruz Montoya Sunday Oct. 7th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Telluride Arts HQ Gallery as part of Indigenous Peoples Day weekend.

“A dynamite performer, Eutimia stole the show at the Crestone Poetry Festival last February,” said Gourds co-director Art Goodtimes.

An integrative holistic physician, Eutimia is a descendent of New Mexican and Mexican curanderos, as well as a licensed acupuncturist, body worker, herbalist, artist, birth attendant, cantadora, danzante, real foods advocate and food systems educator. She has a degree in the Anthropological Sciences from Stanford University, a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine, and has been studying and practicing Classical Chinese Medicine since 2004.

She is passionate about the body’s innate capability to heal itself and she empowers her patients to be their own best doctors. This year, Eutimia and her practice, Muse Medicina (, were awarded “Best Holistic Healing Services” by Denver’s Westword Magazine. Montoya illuminates the beauty and importance of being born a vessel of change in today’s “America.”

Expect a storm of a woman, ferociously clearing the stagnant and gently calling back the clean in both her healing practices and her poetry. As she explains, “As a daughter of colonized America, my healing work and poetry broaches the controversial realms of historical trauma, slavery, genocide, rape, privilege and more.”

This poetry event is free, although donations are welcome and help us sustain our programs.

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