Fri, 18 Mar|
Autumn Harvest - Full Moon Equinox Cacao & Movement Ceremony
Journey through the Inner and Outer
Time & Location
18 Mar 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hastings, 208 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
About The Event
This is an invitation to an Autumn Equinox celebration with the medicine of Cacao and Free Movement, facilitated by Radha
This event is part of a sequence of four season gatherings to acknowledge the turn of the year
"The Dance of the Seasons - Autumn"
Traditionally, the Autumn equinox was the time to honour the harvest. Metaphorically, it refers to the harvest of goals and intentions you set or planted when the year started and how those have been evolving or growing. It is a good time to consider what no longer serves you, what you need to let go of and needs to wither.
Riding on the waves of music and the Full Moon, sharing and journaling, moving and savouring moments of stillness, we will journey between inner and outer lovingly guided by the Cacao plant medicine and our body's innate wisdom. The invitation is to explore what is ready to be expressed through you in the freedom of movement.
No experience in dance, movement or yoga required - if you have a body, you can move it.
~WHEN & WHERE?
18th March 2022, Friday, 6:30pm at The Yoga Space Hastings
~ HOW TO BOOK?~
Cost is $30 p.p.
Go to https://www.heartawakening.org to purchase your ticket
Spaces strictly limited to 10
Want to know More?...
~WHAT IS A CACAO CEREMONY?
The tradition of drinking ceremonial cacao originates in the ancient culture of the Mayas in Central America, who called it "ku-ku", "above sacred". It was believed to carry the spirit of Fertility and Abundance. The Goddess of chocolate, Ixcacao, was also known as the "Queen of Love and Pleasure". In a ceremonial circle we will share a cup of bitter delight and allow it to awaken our Heart and soul.
~WHY IS MOVEMENT HEALING?
One of the best things one can do for their health and overall wellbeing is to move. To move freely you don't really need to know any special steps or movements, you don't need to follow anyone or to even "have a sense of rhythm". You can flow with an impulse that comes from within and is most natural. You can observe how children form a very early age recognise music and feel the urge to move. Allowing the body to move freely and following its inner voice and needs has many healing benefits, among which: - Giving People the Ability to Express Emotions - Stress Relief - Increased physical and Gross Motor Skills Development - Improved confidence and Self-esteem - Encourages Creativity and Imagination - An increased sense of vitality - An awakening and renewal of one's life energy ... and so much more Join us and explore the freedom to move like nobody's watching - because nobody will be! This will be a supportive environment of zero judgement in which all of You is allowed, in your unique authenticity of expression. Or just relax and let Cacao move through you!
~WHY IS CACAO A MEDICINAL PLANT?
Cacao is an aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, and antioxidant that protects the heart and is densely packed with nutrients - proven to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature! It can improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy. Cacao contains the neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of wellbeing, as well as anandamide, known as the bliss molecule that leaves us feeling blissful and euphoric, moderating pain perception, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood. When high quality beans are prepared for ceremony, all the mood enhancing neurochemicals in cacao become particularly active. It increases blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin, and the whole body is nourished. Sacred Cacao ceremony participants report heightened awareness, focus and intensified sensations. Cacao healing for the body, but also for the soul and spirit as it is heart opening and an amazing meditation aid.
~ EQUINOX ~
Autumn Equinox is the equilibrium of day and night and this represents the light and darkness in our lives.
The long summer nights have passed and we are now in a season of transition.
Each season represents a stage of life within ourselves and the spiritual meaning of Autumn Equinox represents a beautiful becoming.
Also known as Mabon, this is a beautiful time to reset and honour yourself and all that you have done these past few months.
Think about all the thoughts, worries, work and affirmations you’ve experienced - the Universe has witnessed and heard your worries and desires.
The season of Autumn is here to slow things down and lead you to what you need.
The Autumn Equinox is also known as the “Witch’s Thanksgiving.”
This is a time of HARVEST.
Things are slowing down. The leaves are changing colours and trees are shedding what they no longer need.
The same is happening for you. You’re changing and releasing things you no longer need as you progress into the end of the year.
Harvest the energy of you.
~WHAT MORE IS REQUIRED?~
Bring a journal.
For your comfort during the session, please wear loose and comfortable clothes.
Bring a cushion to sit on for the cacao circle.
Bring a water bottle.
Drink a lot of water before and after ceremony to avoid dehydration and don't eat for 2-3 hours prior to coming.
Facilitated by Radha Iveta
Radha was among the first people to bring cacao ceremonies to New Zealand. She encountered the cacao plant in ceremonial context in 2012 while living in its native lands of Central America for several years. It was love at first sight and her relationship with the spirit of this super food grew as she learned how to prepare the rich cacao drink from the tree to the cup. Having participated in various ceremonies facilitated by shamans, healers or friends in Mexico, Guatemala and Peru, Radha started facilitating ceremonies herself in 2014 in Europe. An experienced space holder being a yoga teacher and a retreat facilitator, she loves sharing her passion for community, authenticity and self-knowledge in combination with the cacao spirit. Radha serves only best quality ceremonial cacao by chocolate shaman Keith Wilson. This is an invitation to an Autumn Equinox celebration with the medicine of Cacao and Free Movement, facilitated by Radha
This event is part of a new sequence of four season gatherings to acknowledge the turn of the year "The Dance of the Seasons - Autumn"