It is a special honor to share the third episode of More than Music featuring our very dear friend, Kara Cura. Join her at the Asheville Salt Cave as she shares with us her journey into Plant Medicine Ceremonies and Hand Pans.
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Asheville Salt Cave
We’re in downtown Asheville at 16 liberty street. The asheville salt cave is an amazing full circle spa. You can come for amazing products that can go home with you to bring the salt therapy into the home. We also offer massages here. Our signature gift in each massage is to use some of the salt in the massage, which actually allows the minerals of the salt to come in through the skin. Our main services that we started out being really focused on are the breathing sessions and relaxation sessions here in the cave. What is happening in this room is a dynamic of a couple of different major players and that’s all this beautiful himalayan salt but also we have these water features. Between the water and the salt is where all the magic happens allowing the minerals to come into the air. So when we’re in here, we’re taking it in through the respiratory system as we
breathe and we’re taking it in through the skin.
Kara Cura – Healing Practitioner
I used to work at the asheville salt cave. It’s been really beautiful to come back, be invited in to give my handpan and Bobinsana Ceremonies here. So i’m really grateful for this space and being able to
kind of come home to it.
I definitely love to offer ceremony around the hand pan, especially my Saraz, and working with Bobinsana. Bobinsana is a very gentle, easy way of introduction to plant medicine.
I’m really working on subtle layers with frequency and vibration when i’m bringing in the handpan to a ceremony and i’ve witnessed its power over these past seven, eight years now in ceremonies to where I would not even think of having a ceremony without a handpan, my Saraz.
It is the best instrument, tool i have in my toolbox besides the plants themselves to work on subtle realms of shifting energy, of shifting shadows, of shifting trauma. It allows people to disappear from the mind and the rat race and what we can do to ourselves when we’re in the thinking mode to really going into the subtle layers of relaxation, of healing, of release, and the handpan can do that
almost within seconds.
My profession is well rounded in the word healer or healing practitioner. That started off with reiki many years ago followed with massage, energy work, and has moved into sound healing and working with a very subtle medicine of plants, maybe even using the word Curandera, which is a very native word for the exact same thing, a healer.
Plant Medicine – Cacao, Bobinsana, Ayahuasca, Noya Rao, Lavender
Plant medicine is the very deep journey of using plants of all types to begin to heal the body, mind, and soul.
And what does that look like?
That is basically Cacao, Bobinsana, Ayahuasca, Noya Rao, even Lavender can be used as a plant
medicine. So you’re beginning to build relationships with these plants and beginning to learn from these plants. Each plant we look at as a bit of a living entity and it shares its information and becomes a friend to you and becomes an ally to you. So it gives you strength throughout your lifetime if you really continue to keep your relationship with these plants as an intentional alive experience.
I personally know i will not ever journey in my life without a Saraz, without a handpan by my side for the rest of my life because it really is my greatest tool.