Cacao Ceremony & Healing Vibrations
Time & Location
About The Event
We are excited to collaborate again for an evening of healing and complete reset. This is the coming together of two locally based holistic wellbeing professionals and cacao lovers - Trudi, an acupuncturist, sound healer and herbalist, and Radha, a meditation and yoga teacher and an experienced cacao practitioner. In this ceremony we'll be combining cacao's magical ability to connect us with the Perfection that lives in us, a gentle sound bath and the healing vibration of the Fibonacci tuning forks.
~WHEN & WHERE? 21st May, Friday, 6.30-8.30pm at The Yoga Space, Hastings
~ HOW TO BOOK? Contribution of $40 per person Spaces are limited and a prepaid booking is essential To book, please contact Radha 020 4077 5534 or firstname.lastname@example.org & send your payment to 38-9018-0117320-01
~ SOUND BATH and TUNING FORKS Originally invented to create a pure tone to which musicians could tune their instruments, tuning forks have become, in last 4 decades, important tools in medicine and alternative therapies. Because they eliminate their own overtones within a few seconds of striking, the pure resulting sound waves are rapidly transmitted throughout the nervous system and entire body with just a few applications. Tuning fork frequencies are effective tools for use in Sound healing, and can be used in conjunction with other instruments such as singing bowls. Tuning forks emit pure sounds that are represented as pure sine waves, without any harmonics. We are all vibration, and when these tuning forks are held in different positions on the body, it gifts our body information, calming our nervous system, releasing tension, returning us to a place of balance and ease.
~ CACAO CEREMONY and GUIDED MEDITATION 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". Cacao is among the top most nutritious and cleansing foods, used for centuries to heal, to open the heart and the senses and to establish a deeper connection to the soul. The benefits of drinking pure ceremonial grade cacao include mood enhancing, increased energy and ease, improved focus and concentration, an overall feeling of calm and wellbeing and many many more!
~ WHAT TO BRING/ HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE CEREMONY - Water bottle - please come well hydrated, and continue to drink after the ceremony as cacao is diuretic - Comfortable and warm clothing Journal and pen if you’d like to capture your experience
Before A CACAO ceremony avoid: - Coffee for at least 6 hours prior - Mind-altering substances on the day of the ceremony - alcohol, THC, etc. - Reduce the intake of dairy products on the day of the ceremony - Avoid eating large amounts of food 2-3 hours prior to the ceremony (unless you have blood sugar issues and have a snack)
Health precautions: - Antidepressants - some medications interact with the MAO inhibitors in Cacao and that reaction can create side effects, such as headaches - Food sensitivities - if you’re sensitive to fermented foods, Cacao will not be a good option for you - Pregnancy and breastfeeding - there are no known contraindications, in fact, Cacao would likely support breastfeeding and nourishment of expecting mothers. So just tune into your own body and have a smaller dose, if needed - Animals - keep Cacao away from any animals, including your pet friends as it contains natural compounds that are great for humans but deadly for animals
Experience: Every person’s experience in a ceremony is different and each ceremony will be different. Set the right intention and then let go - trust that Cacao will bring you the exact medicine needed for the moment.
A truly delicious combination to savour!
Trudi Collins is an experienced acupuncturist, herbalist and sound healer. She has built up a wealth of experience across 20+ years of clinical practice and delights in sharing her knowledge with those she treats. Trudi's special talent is to create a feeling of possibility, helping us to understand what we need, and from there knowing that we can move forwards with ease and grace. There is such an overwhelming abundance of health information we're exposed to right now it can be hard to understand what will work for us. Trudi always aims for people to instead feel "whelmed" with information that is relevant, and with simple tools to add into our daily lives so that we can find joy in each moment.
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.