Full Moon Cacao & Yoga Ceremony - Whanganui
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About The Event
The night of the full moon is a powerful time to connect to the nourishing, loving spirit of cacao surrounded by community and elevated by the healing nature of Yin Yoga.
Both the sacred cacao medicine and the practice of Yoga are paths to the heart, especially when done together in community!
Radha from Heart Awakening brings together cacao and yoga to map a journey into the sweetness and warmth of the awakened heart.
In a sacred circle we will all have a cup of the original and 100% pure ceremonial cacao 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 nero-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.
Radha works with Shaman Keith Wilson’s cacao, carefully and ethically sourced premium beans that are made into paste around the magical lake Atitlan. Cacao Shaman Keith was the pioneer of the revival of Cacao as a sacred ceremonial drink in Guatemala.
The tradition of drinking ceremonial cacao originates in the ancient culture of the Mayas in Central America. It was believed to carry the spirit of fertility and abundance. The goddess of chocolate, Ixcacao, was also known as the ‘queen of love and pleasure’, connected with the energy of the heart. Later cacao was served in ceremonial context in nowadays Mexico, in the Azteca and Olmec cultures.
With the spirit of the cacao in your being, further clear the energy pathways to the heart with meditative hatha yoga class, intuitive and somatic movement and guided relaxing Yoga Nidra.
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. The practice is perfectly suitable for beginners and people of all ages and levels of experience.
We will finish 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.
Booking in advance is essential to ensure pre-preparation of the cacao drink and yoga set up.
Please register with Simone from Yoga Spirit, find details here:
Contribution of $35 (incl GST)
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.