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Thu, 16 Sept



Cacao & Yoga Ceremony - Central Hawkes Bay

RESCHEDULED A one-off offering in Waipawa

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Cacao & Yoga Ceremony - Central Hawkes Bay
Cacao & Yoga Ceremony - Central Hawkes Bay

Time & Location

16 Sept 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Waipawa, Waipawa, New Zealand

About The Event

Join us for a cosy community event in the middle of winter, elevated by the healing nature of Cacao, Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

~ WHEN & WHERE? ~ This is a one-off event in CHB held at the little church hall at 48 Kenilworth Road, Waipawa. 5th August, Thursday, 6-8pm

~BOOKINGS are essential! Please book with Briar, 021485653 or $30 prepaid to secure your spot


In a ceremonial circle we will have a cup of cacao plant and allow it to awaken our heart and soul.

Cacao is an amazing plant medicine – a powerful aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, and an antioxidant that protects the heart. It is densely packed with nutrients and proven to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature. It can improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, increase blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin – the whole body is nourished. Cacao contains the neurotransmitters and chemicals responsible for wellbeing, as well as anandamide, known as the bliss molecule that leaves us feeling euphoric, moderating pain perception, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood. When high quality cacao beans are prepared for ceremony as they will be in this offering, all the mood enhancing neuro-chemicals in cacao become particularly active.

Sacred cacao ceremony participants often report heightened awareness, focus and intensified sensations. Cacao is not only healing for the body, but also for the soul and spirit as it is heart opening and an amazing meditation aid. The cacao that will be served is first quality ceremonial grade and comes from its native land, Guatemala.


With the spirit of the cacao in your body, further clear the energy pathways to the heart with therapeutic Yin Yoga and deep, relaxing Yoga Nidra.

Suitable for all ages and stages, this gentle practice will target the connective tissue of the body with long, slow stretches. Specifically removing any deeply lodged tension and blockages in the energy centre of the heart – allowing the life force to run unobstructed and the true luminosity and light of the heart to shine forth.

This is a peaceful, prop-supported practice, with plenty of time to slow down, tune in and let go of what no longer serves you – just like our natural environment transitions to during the arrival of the colder months.

We will finish in relaxation with a short, yet powerful Yoga Nidra practice that will take you even further into a serene, blissful state where you can meditate on the infinite space of the heart.


Wear comfortable clothing. Please BYO an extra blanket and cushion for your comfort during the experience. All other equipment is provided.

Drink plenty of water before and after ceremony to avoid dehydration and avoid eating at least two hours prior.

About the facilitator: 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.

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