Mexica Spirituality: honouring the earth, water, fire and wind.

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Dr Yaocihuatzin Yao © 14 August 2016

Dr. Yao is the mother of three boys, all of whom were born at home in the temazkal (sweat lodge). She is also a wife, ceremonial woman, Mexica dancer, doula, midwife assistant, artisan, activist, author, and scholar. She is the co-founder of Traditional Doula Arts. She is the author of Decolonizing Nahua/Mexica/Aztec Children’s Literature, Blooming Flower, Shooting Star, and Boys Can Have Long Hair, Too. Currently, she is studying to be a certified midwife.