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Fri, 10 Sept



Connect - Cacao and Community

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Connect - Cacao and Community
Connect - Cacao and Community

Time & Location

10 Sept 2021, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hastings, 208 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand

About The Event

Join Radha and Misha-Joy for an evening of Ceremonial Cacao, Heart-opening practice and community connection.

This will be a time to connect with your Self, your true heart, and those in our community. We will create a sacred space where we are tuned into our true Selves and our heart-minds. From this space we will practice cultivating feelings of love, connection, forgiveness and peace.

This offering will consist of - an opening cacao ceremony and connection circle, - a short slow yoga flow focussed on opening up the heart, - a community practice known as Ho’ponopono - and a warm meditation

Pricing: $40 per person, limited capacity To book, please get in touch with Misha-Joy Ph: 0224616550 Email: Payment into account 06-0701-0586278-01 will secure your place.

~ Cacao Ceremony~ 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.

~ Hoʻoponopono ~ Hoʻoponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. The Hawaiian word translates into English simply as “correction”. Hence this practice was (and is) used to correct unhelpful thinking/feeling towards oneself and towards others in the community. It is a simple practice that comprises of repeating four key phrases while directing your heartfelt attention to the person you wish to connect with (this can be yourself, too!). For more information please see:

About Misha-Joy: Misha-Joy is a Clinical Psychologist, Art Therapist and Yoga Teacher with many years of personal journeying to support her professional experience in these fields. Please see: for more

About Radha: 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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