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Sacred Cacao Ceremony: Connect to Bliss

  • Santosa Yoga 21 Albert Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5LH United Kingdom (map)
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Would you like to connect with self-love and inner bliss? Lets explore with our hearts, bodies, beings and chocolate in a sacred way. Join us for this heart opening and sensual ceremony where we will enjoy cacao, body meditation, breath, sound and movement. Come along with yourself or your partner to reconnect to open up to love and bliss around Valentines.

Friday 15th February, 7-10 pm (please arrive 6.45 to get settled):

Earlybird: £35 per person (if booked by 8th Feb)
Full Price: £40 (if booked on or after 9th Feb)

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Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to a friend, or the following ceremony. Please give at least 24 hours notice.

Any questions please contact Firetree:
07970282533 or firetree@nadurra.co.uk

With Valentines Day upon us, this is a great opportunity to connect with our hearts, our bliss and Cacao "the heart medicine" to cultivate self-love. We will explore how love begins with ourselves and by taking this time to go within, we can fill our cups so that we have more to give to others. In a circle we can go much deeper and honour the connection between our heart, body and mind. Celebrating this connection can allow us greater access to our own inner voice, creativity, sensuality and wisdom. We can release blockages that we may hold in these areas and allow the bliss of our own being to unfold.

Cacao can really open us to the feeling of bliss, it contains Anandamide which is a neurotransmitter produced in the brain that binds to the THC receptors. It’s been called the “bliss molecule,” aptly named after ananda, the Sanskrit word for “joy, bliss, or happiness.” Anandamide can also help with movement, motivation and memory as well as being important in pain reduction and increasing fertility.

We will explore practices that involve body meditation, breath, sound and movement that will free our minds and bodies, allowing us to connect and move from our authentic space. There will also be a time for some radical self-care with a long "Savasana" style letting go for integration.

About Cacao Medicine
Ix Cacao is known as the "food of the gods" and has been used by Mayan, Aztec and Inca tribes for thousands of years for ceremonial purposes. As a potent healer, this medicine helps us to open our hearts, connect with our inner wisdom and creativity so that we can dissolve our blockages and create new pathways into being. Ix Cacao brings us grounding into our bodies and can help us open up to feeling and sensing more deeply. Mama Cacao is a very feminine and creative medicine so she will help us to explore in a soft yet powerful way.


Cacao is likely to make you feel more alive from the inside in a gentle, loving way. This is due to the effects of the many stimulating, warming and feel good natural chemicals it contains. Please be aware that this may keep you awake for a few hours after the ceremony, however most people find they want to rest very shortly afterwards as it takes them quietly within.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is very healthy and a potent time for you and your baby, a smaller dose is recommended. Your baby will tell you :-). Please let us know so we can ensure that we create the right mix for you.

Contraindications: This medicine does not mix well with anti-depressants or anti-pyschotics. Please talk to us if you have any doubts such as heart or blood pressure.

Preparation

To prepare the physical body some preparation and cleansing is recommended and full details will be sent in advance. This will mostly involve refraining from dairy, alcohol and caffeine for 3 days, most importantly for 24hours before and after the ceremony.

It is also advised if you can plan for a restful evening and day after the ceremony, although it won't affect your daily activities, there is still some processing happening at a physical and emotional level for a few days.

Also consider your intention for this ceremony, what do you wish to invite in, let go of or ask help with? Intentions are very useful tools for communicating with plant medicine and creating an anchor for us to focus throughout the ceremony. It can be precise or unpolished, just give it some thought and if it comes in the moment, that is fine too.

About Firetree:
Firetree is a highly intuitive and dedicated medicine woman who works predominantly with plants and energy healing to promote wholeness on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Fully qualified as a Shamanic Practitioner, Bodyworker and Forrest Yoga Teacher as well as receiving many initiations through plant medicine and Shamanic work.

She has travelled to Peru, Brazil, Guatemala and Mexico, blending her training through South American Medicine with continued exploration of her deep roots in Celtic Traditions. This particular path connects spirits, ancestors, plant medicines and lands together in order to facilitate an accelerated approach to healing and ceremonial work. In this time of rapid change and the impact on the earth as well as its inhabitants, a new approach is needed that is infused with the great wisdom of these ancient traditions.

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