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Fri, 09 Dec



Full Moon "Let Go & Let Loose" Cacao Ceremony

Join us for a ritual of letting go at the end of a big year

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Full Moon "Let Go & Let Loose" Cacao Ceremony
Full Moon "Let Go & Let Loose" Cacao Ceremony

Time & Location

09 Dec 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

About The Event

Join us for a ritual of letting go at the end of a big year.

Gathering in a safe space with the invitation to somatise and express, to share and journal, to move and savour stillness, we will journey between inner and outer lovingly guided by the Cacao plant medicine and the energy of the last full moon for 2022. 

(*No previous experience in dance, movement or yoga required - all are welcome)

~WHEN & WHERE? 9th December 2022, Friday, 6.30pm at The Yoga Space Hastings

~ HOW TO BOOK?~ Cost is $33 p.p. Go to to purchase your ticket Spaces strictly limited 

Bring a journal, an open mind and heart, and perhaps a friend 

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Because the full Moon is considered the “energetic peak” of the month, it’s the perfect time to tap into its power and practice a little self-care. Whether it’s cleansing physically or emotionally (letting go of negative thoughts, patterns, behaviors, and even relationships), “manifesting with the Moon” as it’s called, is gaining in popularity as a way to promote taking care of yourself and better manage your daily stressors. You’ll often see rituals associated with nourishment, intuition, and tapping into creativity, as well.

Think of each full Moon as a new chapter, a chance to start over, much in the same way the Moon itself does in its cycle.


Since ancient times cacao has been used ceremonially to connect with Self and others. Cacao ceremonies are a coming together to open the heart, explore, express, heal and rejoice. Woven with various complementary practices, the ceremony is a time to express gratitude for the cacao spirit and allow for that spirit to blossom infinite possibilities within you.

The main difference between conventional cacao and ceremonial cacao is the quality of the beans. Ceremonial cacao is made from heirloom varieties and special attention is placed in each step of the process, prioritizing quality over mass production. The result is a very unique product that tastes amazing and is also incredibly nutritious.

The Cacao that will be used is a very special type that a cacao shaman selected carefully for its energetic qualities. It comes from Guatemala, the heartland of the Mayan people who have used it for millennia. We’ll learn about cacao’s origins, history, health benefits and energetic/spiritual qualities and get to experience pure cacao with new levels of awareness and appreciation.


Cacao has been used for centuries to heal the mental, physical and spiritual body. It is a natural and ancient plant medicine with a high concentration of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants - proven to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature! Cacao increases blood flow (oxygen and nutrients) to the brain as well as induces the release of feel-good endorphins.

Cacao has enormous health benefits for the physical, mental, emotional and energetic body. Physically, cacao enhances the immune system, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, increases vitality, creativity and concentration. Cacao is often used to change perspectives, enabling one to recognize and let go of repeated patterns or bad habits, release energetic blockages and what no longer serves. Naturally packed with theobromine, cacao gives a burst of energy that helps the mind focus and aids in memory. It is a creativity enhancer and facilitator of deep inner meditation and connection.

Cacao is rich in antioxidants and contains over 300 nutrients including magnesium, large amounts of iron, omega-6, vitamin C, chromium, trace elements, sulphur, zinc & copper to name just a few. Raw cacao contains nearly four times the antioxidant content of regular processed dark chocolate and 20 times more than blueberries.

~WHY IS MOVEMENT HEALING? One of the best things one can do for their health and overall wellbeing is to move. To move freely you don't really need to know any special steps or movements, you don't need to follow anyone or to even "have a sense of rhythm". You can flow with an impulse that comes from within and is most natural. You can observe how children form a very early age recognise music and feel the urge to move. Allowing the body to move freely and following its inner voice and needs has many healing benefits, among which: - Giving People the Ability to Express Emotions - Stress Relief - Increased physical and Gross Motor Skills Development - Improved confidence and Self-esteem - Encourages Creativity and Imagination - An increased sense of vitality - An awakening and renewal of one's life energy ... and so much more Join us and explore the freedom to move like nobody's watching - because nobody will be!

MORE BENEFITS people can experience by participating in a Cacao Ceremony:

1. HEART OPENING - Cacao can open the heart and allow you to connect with yourself in a deeper, more meaningful way.

2. MEDITATION - Cacao enables you to connect with your inner wisdom, thus supporting clarity and meditation. It allows you to focus more on the present moment and its remedying properties work on your body, mind and soul.

3. CREATIVITY - Cacao can help build a bridge to inspiration, creativity and new ideas. You’ll find new meaning and purpose begin to flow with ease.

4. MENTAL CLARITY - Cacao can help you find mental clarity and balance. You can be reminded of your talents, skills, creative ability and life purpose.

5. ENERGY - The Theobromine, a compound only found in Cacao, boosts energy and mental clarity.

6. PEACE - Cacao can lift the burdens of life and the stresses of the day from your shoulders. You will find yourself more in tune with your positive side and more able to face difficulties and hardship.

7. HEALING - The spirit of cacao is said to show you where your heart is blocked. It is a gentle teacher and does not force you into healing. It can lead you to a healthier lifestyle in body, mind and spirit. You will become aware of things that have been keeping you from living the life you love and receive strength in letting them go.


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