Fri, 27 May|
Cacao Ceremony & Tibetan Singing Bowls
A special collaboration with Silke Whittaker
Time & Location
27 May 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hastings, 208 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
About The Event
This event is a special collaboration in which the plant medicine of Cacao meets the healing meditative sounds of the Tibetan Singing Bowls. Cacao practitioner Radha from Heart Awakening and Silke Whittaker from Heartspace, both with years of experience in their offerings, get together to provide a deeply nourishing and liberating meditative journey in the days before the New Moon.
~WHEN & WHERE? 27th May 2022 6.30-8.30pm at The Yoga Space, above Aspyre Fitness, 208 Heretaunga St East
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - spaces are strictly limited, please get your ticket below
~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 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.
~SOUND HEALING WITH TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS~ Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. The sounds generated by Tibetan Singing Bowls are a type of energy medicine that promote healing from stress disorders, pain, depression, and most forms of dis-ease. Healing processes are initiated through entraining our brainwaves to synchronise with the perfect resonance of the bowls. Unique tones create the perfect state for deep meditation, creative thinking and intuitive messages. The pure sonic waves that ring from Tibetan Singing Bowls wake up our ability to hear with more than our ears. We feel the sound Tibetan Singing Bowls as much as we take it in with our ears.
~WHAT IS REQUIRED?~ For your comfort during the session, please wear loose and warm clothes and bring a cushion or a blanket to make sure you can fully relax. Drink a lot of water before and after ceremony to avoid dehydration and only have a light meal prior.
Facilitated by Radha and Silke
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. https://www.heartawakening.org
Silke has been offering sound healing with Tibetan Singing bowls for nearly 5 years now in private sessions, using them during her yoga teaching in class and as a meditative journey all by themselves.
She has trained with 2 sound healing teachers in the past 8 years and has a set of 13 original hand crafted Tibetan Singing Bowls.
Cacao & Tibetan Bowls