Hello Friends, I'm excited to invite you to a night of ritual (cacao), movement (yoga), and sound journey (crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, drums, flutes, and more).
Sound and movement is life. As sound vibrates, it moves energy, emotions, and the spirit. The grounding effects of movement liberate the mind from attachment and allow us to be in the present moment where everything is possible. Raw cacao is a superfood and with its rich wisdom, opens up the heart and expands feelings of love and connection.
The gathering begins in a safe sacred space where Alexander will offer a cup of ceremonial cacao. Cacao is a great heart-opener, allowing us to connect to creativity, imagination, and subtle states of healing.
Cacao ceremonies have been around for thousands of years, originating all the way back to Mayan and Aztec traditions in Central and South America, and are used for spiritual, medicinal and ceremonial purposes for inner awakening and creative guidance. The cacao we will drink is organic raw cacao so it will taste different and quite bitter compared to other chocolate you many have experienced (although it is quite delicious).
As we allow the magical properties of the cacao to infuse our consciousness, Mark will create sounds that will begin to awaken and align our energetic bodies. As these powerful musical vibrations move up and through the body, I will guide you through a gentle yoga practice connecting the body, mind and spirit that will help you enter into a multi-dimensional state of expanded awareness where you can open your heart, intuition, purpose, and creativity We settle in for a nice long savasana that will feature a luscious and profoundly relaxing Sound Bath.
After the ceremony, we invite you to relax in the beautiful Bloom Wellness Center and enjoy a chair massage, a sauna, or simply enjoy a cup of tea with the community.
Precautions: If you have any significant health challenges (high blood pressure/heart conditions, chemotherapy treatment, etc) or are taking anti-depressants, we recommend you avoid drinking cacao. Preparation required for this event: We recommend a fairly simple diet the day before, and on the day of the ceremony (including avoiding alcohol and caffeine). As well, arranging for a quiet, gentle evening for after the event is helpful as symptoms of physical and emotional detoxification can arise unique to each individual.
This is a zero waste event so please bring your own cup for the cacao.
Carter ~ Yoga Teacher Mark Maxwell ~ Musical Medium Alexander Weinstein ~ Cacao Ceremony
What to bring: Sacred cup Yoga Mat Water bottle
Studio: Bloom Wellness Dates: Friday April 27th Time: 7:30-9:30pm Price: $50 Pre-registration only Space is limited Reserve your spot by contacting Bloom Wellness