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Sacred Cacao Ceremony: A Fool's Journey

  • Soulshine Yoga Edinburgh 58 Warrender Park Road Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1EX United Kingdom (map)

A unique celebration of April Fool's Day, invoking the Fool within and returning to 0. The Fool teaches us to unleash our inner joy and take each step or moment as it comes, realising that every moment is pure potential.  If we allow ourselves to move past our perceived blocks, circumstances or ideas, the opportunities are limitless, it is time to step off the cliff! We can learn to get in touch with our childlike wonder once again and bring this to our lives in a meaningful way. 

Mama Cacao will be a helpful guide to allow us to feel safe and grounded, going deeper within whilst dissolving illusions and allowing us to step into new ways of being.  We will use sound, breath and movement to embody "the Fool's Journey" in an uplifting way.

"The truth is we are already free, the only thing that stands in our way are the concepts, ideas and illusions that we create. Once this truth is realised, everything we thought was blocking our path begins to dissolve." Louise Firetree

What to expect

You will be safely held in a sacred space to go at your own pace, and as deeply or gently within your own being. The groups are small so that there is space for your own personal journey. You will be guided by music, sound, breath and drumming as well as hands on healing if needed. There is always time for rest and reflection.

About the medicine

Mama Cacao is a potent healer, this tree medicine helps us to connect with our inner wisdom and creativity so that we can dissolve our own blockages and create new pathways into being. Cacao is particularly helpful for heart and hara activation, opening up the channels and creating permanent changes.

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 :-).

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


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.


Sliding scale £40/£35/£30 waged/low/concession

Any questions or to book please contact Louise:

07970282533 or

Spaces are limited due to a small space so a deposit of £15 is required to book your place.
Deposits can be made via Paypal to (please choose friends/family option to avoid fees). Bank transfer is also accepted.

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