Cacao Ceremony, Yin Yoga and Sound Bath
Time & Location
About The Event
Radha and Suse are super excited to invite you to this Cacao Ceremony followed by a restorative Yin Yoga session.... a one-off special event at Rejuvenate Yoga
~WHEN & WHERE? Tuesday 16th March, 6pm at Rejuvenate Yoga in Pakipaki
~WHAT IS A CACAO CEREMONY? The tradition of drinking ceremonial cacao has its origin in the ancient cultures of the Mayas and Aztecas in Central America. It was used to evoke the goddess of Chocolate, Fertility and Abundance. She was also known as the "Queen of Love and Pleasure", connected with the energy of the HEART. In a ceremonial circle we will have a cup of cacao and allow it to awaken our Heart and senses.
~WHY IS CACAO A MEDICINAL PLANT? Cacao is an aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, and antioxidant that protects the heart and is densely packed with nutrients. Cacao is a nutritional powerhouse, 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 serotonin, tryptophan and dopamine - the chemicals 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 raw cacao 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. People report heightened awareness, focus and intensified sensations. Sacred Cacao ceremony participants all share raw cacao is heart opening and an amazing meditation aid.
~ YIN YOGA ~ The Cacao Ceremony will be followed by a practice of meditative Yin Yoga poses led by Suse with a sound journey provided by her daughter
~WHAT IS REQUIRED? Contribution of $40 per person
BOOKING 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 Suse on 0274194946 or firstname.lastname@example.org & send your payment to 06-0645-0412520-00 (If you have prepaid and you can't attend you can nominate someone to come in your place)
Please wear comfy clothes suitable for yoga. Mats and props available , or BYO Drink a lot of water before and after the session to avoid dehydration and avoid eating 2 hours prior.
Facilitated by Radha Iveta from Heart Awakening and Susan Kitson from Rejuvenate Yoga