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Winter Solstice Cacao & Sound Ceremony

  • Beetroot Sauvage 33 - 41 Ratcliffe Terrace, EH9 1SX Edinburgh (map)

How do you feel about celebrating the longest day of the year with the warmth of cacao and soothing sounds? Would you like to celebrate the Winter Solstice at a sacred gathering? Perhaps you feel the need for something more nourishing than over-indulgence in wine, food and gifts, instead indulging in the pleasure of cacao & sacred sound?

Friday 21st December, 6.30-10.00 pm (please arrive 6.15 to get settled):

Earlybird: £45 per person (if booked by 14th December)

Full Price: £50 if booked on or after 14th December

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Any questions please contact Firetree:
07970282533 or nadurrahealing@gmail.com.

During a time where stress levels can be high and tempers can get frayed, this is the perfect time to relax in a cocoon of self-love and soothing sounds. Medicine for the soul, taking a break from the barrage of Christmas Adverts and Dodgy Music. Returning to the essence of the Winter Solstice, celebrating the longest day but also marking the returning of the sun. Yule is an important time to gather in circle, honouring the turning of the wheel, we will invite deep peace and harmony within. We can always embrace the light within by tending to our inner fire through the the darkest of times.

We will use sound, breath, guided meditation, sound journey and sacred songs to soothe, uplift and revitalise. There will also be a time for some radical self-care with a long "Savasana" style letting go.

"In these modern times, it is crucial for us to reconnect with the rhythms and cycles of the earth in order to reconnect us with our bodies, harmony with the land and the essential nature of life." Louise Firetree

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.


About Cacao Medicine
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 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.

To prepare the physical body some preparation and cleansing is recommended. This will mostly involve refraining from junk food, dairy, alcohol and caffeine for 24hours before and after the ceremony. 3 days before and after is ideal to get the very most of the benefits of this medicine as it can work much deeper into your system and allow for greater long term benefits.

It is also advised if you can plan for a restful evening 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.

About Claire

Claire Swetha (Embodying Presence) is an experienced movement meditation and conscious dance facilitator - she has intuitively used dance practice for her own personal growth and healing for nearly 40 years.  Claire is passionate about helping people re-connect with the deeper parts of themselves through dance and body awareness.  

Claire has many year’s experience assisting and facilitating deeply transformative spiritual and shamanic healing retreats, having set up and co-run, Greenside Retreat.  

She is also trained in Medical Herbalism and Nutrition, NLP and Energy Healing.