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Sat, 04 Aug


586d Cameron Rd

One-off CACAO Ceremony in Tauranga

For the first time in Tauranga!

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One-off CACAO Ceremony in Tauranga
One-off CACAO Ceremony in Tauranga

Time & Location

04 Aug 2018, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

586d Cameron Rd, 586d Cameron Rd, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand

About The Event

For the very first time in Tauranga!

So happy for this opportunity to share some of this heart opening nectar, carefully sourced and brought from the land of volcanoes and jaguars, Guatemala with the community in the Bay .

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 IXCACAO - goddess of Chocolate, Fertility and Abundance. She was also known as the "Queen of Love and Pleasure", connected with the energy of the HEART.

Some of this magical plant, a full-scale nutritional wonder, harvested and packed in the sacred lands in Guatemala by a cacao shaman is now in New Zealand to be shared and enjoyed.

In a sacred ceremonial circle we will share a cup of bitter delight and allow it to awaken our Heart and soul.

We will guide you through a short heart-opening meditation and will hold space for music, devotional singing, dancing, sharing... in one word, for MAGIC.

This gathering is a potent and highly bonding community event, in which all we experience can be RAW & REAL, no masks and no roles, but a communication from heart to heart and through spirit.

Why cacao is referred to as medicine?

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. Chocolate Shaman, Keith Wilson, whose cacao we use, lives in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala and has been working with cacao for over 12 years. He uses cacao for spiritual and shamanic purposes and processes his own cacao under instruction from the “cacao spirit.” Keith refers to cacao as the “food for the shift”.

Join us in an exploration of its gifts!


4th August 2018, 5.00-8.00pm

Location: Soma Studios, 586d Cameron Rd, Tauranga South

Contribution of $30 per person, $50 for two (bring a friend)

paid with your booking

Please send your payment to 38-9018-0631442-00 to grant your spot


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. Thank you for your understanding!

(If you have prepaid and you can't attend you can nominate someone to come in your place)

Get in touch by commenting in the event page,

or contact Radha

text 020 4077 5534,



If you have a chronic heart disease, are pregnant or breastfeeding please get in touch beforehand to discuss if you are able to join the ceremony, as cacao can increase blood pressure and the heartbeat.


Facilitated by Radha and Phill

Radha is a Hridaya yoga and meditation teacher, who's walked the path of the heart living in Central America for few years and shared plant medicine and meditation on many occasions, currently running classes and meditation retreats in New Zealand.

Phill is a professional musician who's put his heart into hand crafting musical instruments. His delicate approach to composing music and amazing skills in playing instruments from all over the world (Turkey, West Africa, South America) guarantees a very special sound base for the ceremony.

Phill and Radha have held cacao ceremonies together for the last two years, mainly in Hawkes Bay where they live, but also with great success in Wellington and Nelson.

Super excited to meet you, Tauranga folks!


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