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Full Moon Cacao Ceremony: New Year, New Being

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

This ceremony is an invitation to explore within and illuminate the seeds of potential that you hold inside yourself. It is not about trying to change, creating a new you or new habits as it is far away from a sense of doing or illusions we are creating. This is about dropping into a sense of being, the wonder of the moment just as it is. A sense of being cannot be learnt, or cultivated by discipline, it just is. It cannot be explained as it needs to be experienced, this ceremony will focus on tuning into the heart and body, allowing space from the mind. A change will naturally occur within your being but this is not the goal, there are no expectations but there will often be pleasant surprises.

During the Full Moon can be a very potent time and can shine on what patterns need to be addressed, allowing you to drop more deeply into the present and positively manifest a new state of being. Along with Mama Cacao as a powerful plant ally, she will gently guide you through this process within.

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.

About the Facilitator
Louise is highly intuitive Medicine Woman who works with nature, plants and spirit to enable others to return to wholeness. Harnessing a deep connection to the ancient wisdom of nature and spirit, she brings this to the present, living in our busy modern world. 

Louise has recently returned from the Jungle and Mountains of Peru and has found a new sense of being, sharing this special gift with you by creating a sacred space for you to discover for yourself with this powerful Peruvian Medicine as your guide.


Sliding scale £35/£30/£25 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.

Earlier Event: January 13
Journey Within: Weekly Guided Meditations
Later Event: February 4
Spring Womb Awakening Cacao Ceremony