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Fri, 18 Feb



Full Moon Cacao Ceremony & Transformational Breath

A collaboration with Helle Thomson

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Full Moon Cacao Ceremony & Transformational Breath
Full Moon Cacao Ceremony & Transformational Breath

Time & Location

18 Feb 2022, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm NZDT

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

About The Event

This is a new collaboration of two of  Hawkes Bay's finest space holders, Helle Thomson and Radha Iveta, bringing their passion together for a deeply transformative experience 


18th February 2022 (Full Moon)

6.30pm start at The Yoga Space Hastings


Limited spaces available, purchase your ticket below


A cacao ceremony is a safe intentional space of connection with self, with the healing wisdom of nature and with community. The tradition of using cacao for ceremony and as a spiritual practice is related to the cultures of the Mayas, the Azteca and the Olmeca peoples in Central America where it was believed to carry the spirit of Fertility and Abundance. 

Every participant in the circle will receive a stronger, "ceremonial dose" cup of Guatemalan cacao and allow it to awaken Heart and soul. 

Every ceremony is completely unique and different, sometimes quiet and contemplative, sometimes joyful, an authentic journey into one's own Heart, real and raw.

~WHY IS CACAO A MEDICINAL PLANT? 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. 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.


Breathe to become a fully realised you

Give yourself the time and space to through your breath to drop in and clear out blocks and

debris. Update and revitalise. Centre, align and attune.

Transformational Breath is a therapeutic style of breathwork.

It helps you open your breathing capacity returning your breath (flow/size/rhythm) to how

you were born to breathe. For many different reasons - mostly through imprints from childhood - we have all closed down our breath. We are using only a small percentage of our full breath capacity. 

We have locked in “stuff” in our physical/emotional/energetic body.

This stored “stuff” (stress, fears, trauma, conditioning, and more) is what is causing us not to thrive. It literally stands in our way of being physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually whole, vibrant and alive.

Let us come together to breathe ourselves and each other fully alive and available to live life

fully. To awaken to our full potential. 

You will be guided and completely held in your transformative 60 minutes breath experience.


Please wear comfy clothes and bring a cushion or a blanket to make sure you're relaxed and comfortable. 

Drink a lot of water before and after ceremony to avoid dehydration and avoid eating 2 hours prior.


About the facilitators:

Helle Mortensen Thomson is qualified physiotherapist, a certified Yoga Teacher, a Transformational Breath ® Facilitator/Trainer, and Energy Worker.

Helle is an inspirational guide and channel for personal development bridging yoga, breathwork, emotional healing, self-inquiry and spirituality. Helle has got extensive experience teaching and supporting individuals and groups worldwide for over 20 years.

Yoga/movement, emotional healing and particularly therapeutic breathwork have been important and transformative avenues in Helle’s own healing process through debilitating health issues. Through her own experience Helle is deeply aware of what an important guide and ally our body is in our growth process. Helle’s playful “work” and exploration therefore happen in, through and in collaboration with our body. It is beautiful and it is sacred.

Helle brings a sense of safety, joy and ease to the powerful space she holds and even in the

context of large group, she is known for her ability for people to feel safe, included, held and supported.

Radha has been working with the medicine of Cacao for 10 years. She encountered the use of plants in ceremonial context while living in Cacao's native lands of Central America. It was love at first sight and her relationship with the spirit of cacao grew as she learned how to prepare the drink from the tree to the cup. 

After participating in various ceremonies facilitated by shamans, healers and 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 the original and highest grade unprocessed ceremonial cacao from the magical lake Atitlan in Guatemala (Central America), by "chocolate shaman" Keith Wilson.


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