Cacao Yoga Ceremony
Time & Location
About The Event
As the winter solstice is upon us, this is an invitation to spend an evening in a profound Heart-exploration.
A cup of raw cacao drink, heart awakening meditation, yoga postures for opening the heart, music and sacred poetry = a delicious way to enliven our senses and access our nature.
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 IXCACAO – goddess of Chocolate, Fertility and Abundance. She was also known as the “Queen of Love and Pleasure”, connected with the energy of the HEART.
We will share a cup of this magical plant, a full-scale nutritional wonder and will allow it to awaken our Heart and soul.
Cacao is referred to as medicine being a powerful aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, and antioxidant that protects the heart and is densely packed with nutrients, actually a real 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.
We will guide you through a heart awakening meditation and will hold space for the encounter with Presence.
A gentle sequence of chest openers with the Anahata chakra asanas, encouraging us into the heart, while relaxing the body and harmonising the energies.
MUSIC AND POETRY
Experience music and mystical sacred poetry that leads us into this fascinating journey.
Let the rest be mystery and direct experience.
Please register online to reserve your space:
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or ph 04 9746830
* Members on their year membership at Space Yoga Wellington, receive a 10% discount