Fri, 19 Feb|
Driving Creek Road
Heart Awakening Cacao Ceremony - Coromandel
A one-off offering in the gorgeous Coromandel area
Time & Location
19 Feb 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Driving Creek Road, Driving Creek Road, Coromandel, New Zealand
About The Event
For the first time in the Coromandel!
Join us in the pyramid of Havalona for ceremonial cacao, meditation, sound journey and heart circle.
~WHEN & WHERE? 19th February, Friday, 6.00-8.00pm at The Havalona Pyramid, Driving Creek road
~ HOW TO BOOK?
Contribution of $32 per person, paid online at
Spaces are limited and a prepaid booking is ESSENTIAL
~ CACAO CEREMONY ~ The tradition of drinking ceremonial cacao originates in the ancient culture of the Mayas in Central America, who called it "ku-ku", "above sacred". 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". Cacao is among the top most nutritious and cleansing foods, used for centuries to heal, to open the heart and the senses and to establish a deeper connection to the soul. The benefits of drinking pure ceremonial grade cacao include mood enhancing, increased energy and ease, improved focus and concentration, an overall feeling of calm and wellbeing and many many more!
~ WHAT TO BRING/ HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE CEREMONY - Water bottle - please come well hydrated, and continue to drink after the ceremony as cacao is diuretic - Comfortable clothing - Journal and pen if you’d like to capture your experience in that way
Before a cacao ceremony avoid: - Coffee for at least 6 hours prior - Mind-altering substances on the day of the ceremony - alcohol, THC, etc. - Reduce the intake of dairy products on the day of the ceremony - Avoid eating large amounts of food 2-3 hours prior to the ceremony (unless you have blood sugar issues and have a snack)
Health precautions: - Antidepressants - some medications interact with the MAO inhibitors in Cacao and that reaction can create side effects, such as headaches - Food sensitivities - if you’re sensitive to fermented foods, Cacao will not be a good option for you - Pregnancy and breastfeeding - there are no known contraindications, in fact, Cacao would likely support breastfeeding and nourishment of expecting mothers. So just tune into your own body and have a smaller dose, if needed - Animals - keep Cacao away from any animals, including your pet friends as it contains natural compounds that are great for humans but deadly for animals
Experience: Every person’s experience in a ceremony is different and each ceremony will be different. Set the right intention and then let go - trust that Cacao will bring you the exact medicine needed for the moment.
~ HEART CIRCLE AND SOUND MEDITATION ~
Invitations to journey into your own Heart and from there to connect with the circle;
A deeply touching and healing practice of sharing and listening, of showing up as your authentic self and being truly comfortable with what is
About the facilitator:
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.