Sat, 07 Dec | 12 Gascoigne St

Cacao Ceremony - TAUPO

First time offering a Heart Awakening Cacao Ceremony in the town of Taupo!
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Cacao Ceremony - TAUPO

Time & Location

07 Dec 2019, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12 Gascoigne St, 12 Gascoigne St, Taupo 3377, New Zealand

About The Event

This will be the first time visiting Taupo for this one-off Cacao Ceremony - don't miss the chance.

~WHEN & WHERE? 7th December, Saturday, 3-5pm at Wairua Matters, Taupo BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - please read below how to book

~WHAT IS A CACAO CEREMONY? * History: 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". Later cacao was served in ceremonial context in nowadays Mexico, in the Azteca and Olmec cultures where they called it "cacaulatl" or "xocolatl". * What we will do? In a ceremonial circle we will share a cup of bitter delight and allow it to awaken our Heart and soul. We will guide you through a heart awakening meditation and will hold space for stillness and movement, silence and sharing... for anything that comes form the heart. Every ceremony is completely unique and different, sometimes quiet and contemplative, sometimes joyfully ecstatic, but always Real and Raw. * ~WHY IS CACAO A MEDICINAL PLANT? Cacao is a medicine for the body, mind and soul. Cacao is an aphrodisiac, a mood enhancer and an 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 (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, which is what makes cacao a great meditation aid.

~BOOKINGS~ Contribution of $30 per person BOOKING YOUR SPOT IS ESSENTIAL! We have limited spots and, more importantly, we need to know the number of participants in order to prepare the right amount of the cacao drink.

To book, please contact Radha on 020 4077 5534 or radha.heartawakening@gmail.com & send your payment to 38-9018-0117320-01 (If you have prepaid and you can't attend you can nominate someone to come in your place)

~WHAT IS REQUIRED?~ - bring a water bottle and drink plenty of water before and after ceremony to avoid dehydration - at least 2l per day - come on an empty stomach - avoid eating 2 hours prior to the ceremony, or have a very light meal - wear comfy clothes and bring a cushion or a blanket to make sure you're relaxed and comfortable - bring a musical instrument, a story to share, a poem to read, a song to sing.. or nothing - bring silence and your most authentic self - bring a journal to write down your insights and thoughts if you wish, this can be a very healing and cleansing experience in itself

ABOUT RADHA Guided by Radha from Heart Awakening, an experienced 500h CYT yoga and meditation teacher and a ceremonial cacao practitioner. 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.