7pm - 9:30pm
We will begin our journey mindfully, turning our attention inwards with a guided heart meditation to help us get clear and set our intentions for the journey into the heart.
What to expect from the workshop
☆ Cacao ceremony ☆
☆ Mantra practice ☆
☆ Guided Meditation ☆
☆ Yin Yoga ☆
☆ Sound Healing ☆
Ceremonial grade cacao is a powerful yet subtle heart medicine used by the Mayans and Aztecs for centuries. Yin yoga will work to encourage the flow of chi and relax the mind and body. Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowls will take you to a deep meditative state aiding in deep profound healing
Unfortunately this workshop is not suitable for pregnant ladies, Epilepsy sufferers or anyone taking MAOI anti-depressants.
Anyone on anti-depressants and heart conditions please contact us first.
Booking is essential so please email email@example.com to save your spot.
· Please drink plenty of water the day before and day of ceremony.
· No food directly before and have a light breakfast.
· No Coffee on the day and try to refrain from alcohol the night before to get the most out of the experience
· Bring an item for the alter if you wish.
· Journal and pen to write down anything that arises
· Cacao works subtlety and the process can last for days, keep a journal of thoughts, feeling and dreams in the coming days. I personally have done very profound dream work with cacao.
CONTRAINDICATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS:
· Certain anti-depressants are contra-indicated with the tyramine in cacao, so we recommend checking your meds first. MAOI based anti-depressants are contra-indicated with chocolate, so a larger dose of cacao is not recommended. MAOI based anti-depressants are first generation anti-depressants and are less common these days. People taking them are on a restricted diet that includes limiting or avoiding chocolate, so they should know if they can consume or not. Side effects could include more serious headache and nausea, so make sure to check medications first.
· Serious heart conditions. The theobromine in cacao increases heart rate significantly and is a vasodilator, lowering blood pressure. If you have such a condition, consider consulting a physician and certainly go lighter on amounts.
· Pregnancy & breastfeeding. Like coffee or tea, it is important to reduce the intake of stimulating foods. The theobromine in cacao, which is very similar to caffeine, has a stimulating effect. Thus we recommend using lower dosages (ex. a maximum of 1oz in a ceremonial drink).