Cacao Infused Yoga Nidra Ceremony
Time & Location
About The Event
Come DREAM with us this coming New Moon of July! A special coming together of two powerful practices to restore, rejuvenate and inspire wakeful presence, in our sleep and in our days.
WHEN? 9th July 2021, Friday 6.30pm start
WHERE? The Yoga Space, second floor above Aspyre Fitness, 208 Heretaunga St East, Hastings
COST: $40 p.p. (prepaid to account number 38-9018-0117320-01) Spaces strictly limited Booking is essential - please get in touch to book: firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 4077 5534
~CACAO~ 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 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.
~YOGA NIDRA~ Yoga Nidra comes from the ancient Indian science of meditation. It is a powerful state of meditation that is between waking and deep sleep. The meditator is conscious and aware. Nidra is a state of deep consciousness and yoga is from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ meaning ‘to join’. So yoga nidra is a way of joining your outer consciousness with the inner, higher and divine. Yoga Nidra is also known as yogic sleep or conscious deep sleep. It is a powerful technique which enables us to learn to relax consciously and deeply – a systematic method for inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. This simple practice helps us to let go of muscular tension, and teaches us how to release fears, anxieties and phobias. It’s also a wonderful way to return to a peaceful place, wherever you are on the spectrum of health, illness, restlessness or contentment.
~WHAT IS REQUIRED?~ For your comfort during the session, please wear loose and warm clothes and optionally you can bring our own 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 Iveta and Rachel Chapman