The sacred temazkal is one of many ancient ceremonies in the Mexica tradition. What is a temazkal? It is an ancient form of multilevel cleansing of body, mind and spirit. In an effort to educate and provide a respectful cultural exchange this presentation will attempt to discuss the history of the temazkal, its healing properties and the protocols used today to maintain the teachings the way the ancient people requested. We will talk about the different herbs used in temazkales for different purposes and share the concept of the four elements, four directions, four colors, the duality principle and the "limpias".