Tue, 29 Dec|
The Yoga Space Hastings
Full Moon Cacao Ceremony, Yin Yoga and Sound Bath
A spontaneous collaboration with Chrystal Soundhealing
Time & Location
29 Dec 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Yoga Space Hastings, 208 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
About The Event
A spontaneous pop-up event to help navigate the energies after Christmas and to prepare us for a smooth welcoming of the New Year! Join Radha and Chrystal for a replenishing evening of 3 powerful medicines: Cacao, Yoga and the sound of Tibetan Singing Bowls
~WHEN & WHERE? Tuesday 29th December, 6-8.30pm at The Yoga Space Hastings
~ CACAO ~ 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 the goddess of Chocolate, Fertility and Abundance. She was also known as the "Queen of Love and Pleasure", connected with the energy of the HEART. In a ceremonial circle we will have a cup of cacao and allow it to awaken our Heart and senses. Cacao is an aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, and antioxidant that protects the heart and is densely packed with nutrients. Cacao is a 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. Sacred Cacao ceremony participants all share raw cacao is heart opening and an amazing meditation aid.
~ ~SOUND HEALING WITH TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS~ Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. The sounds generated by Tibetan Singing Bowls are a type of energy medicine that promote healing from stress disorders, pain, depression, and most forms of dis-ease. Healing processes are initiated through entraining our brainwaves to synchronise with the perfect resonance of the bowls. Unique tones create the perfect state for deep meditation, creative thinking and intuitive messages. The pure sonic waves that ring from Tibetan Singing Bowls wake up our ability to hear with more than our ears. We feel the sound Tibetan Singing Bowls as much as we take it in with our ears.
~ YIN YOGA ~ The Cacao Ceremony will be followed by a practice of meditative Yin Yoga poses. A sequence designed to release the unnecessary tension and build up fresh energy. Based on the ancient Yogic texts, ‘asana’ or yoga posture is the one which is comfortable, yet firm and the yogi can meditate on the infinite. This yoga practice takes us into the infinite space of the heart, the abode of pure awareness. And is suitable for all ages and stages.
~WHAT IS REQUIRED? Contribution of $40 per person BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL!!! We have limited spots and, more importantly, we need to know the number of participants in order to prepare the right amount of the cacao drink.
To book, please contact Radha Messenger, text 02040775534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org & send your payment to 38-9018-0117320-01 (If you have prepaid and you can't attend you can nominate someone to come in your place) Please wear comfy clothes suitable for yoga. Mats and props available , or BYO Drink a lot of water before and after the session to avoid dehydration and avoid eating 2 hours prior.