EVENTS – LONDON | Ceremonial Cacao Journey
CEREMONIAL CACAO JOURNEY
A Meditative Exploration of the Heart
with Sivani Mata
Sunday 21st April 2019 | 11am – 2:30pm
at Gracelands Yard, 102 Liddell Gardens,
Kensal Rise, London, NW10 3QE
Cacao is an ancient and sacred medicine of the heart. Used in ceremony She invites us to journey deep into our hearts, welcome in clarity, let go of negative emotions and align with truth.
In our circle together we will set intentions and drink the cacao, after which the invitation is to lie down and journey into a liminal space where we can be open to the guidance of the heart.
Cacao (chocolate in it's pure form) is a plant medicine from Central and South America. The cacao we will be drinking is raw, organic, non-GMO, ceremonial grade cacao from Asháninka tribes of the Peruvian Amazon, this cacao has been lovingly grown and fairly traded every step of the way. Cacao contains the active ingredient Theobromine which translates as "food of the gods" and was used by native peoples in communion with the divine. Cacao also has numerous health benefits and contains antioxidants, iron, magnesium, copper and zinc, as well as Anandamide ("the bliss molecule") which the body produces when in love and gives the sensation of a natural high.
"A cacao ceremony is a timeless space to integrate and process what is happening in your life using cacao as a sacred medicine" – Rebekah Shaman
Preparation and what to bring with you
• bring a mug
• bring a journal/notebook & pen
• you may like to feel into your intention for the ceremony in advance – what you would like to bring in to and/or release from your life.
Please let me know if:
• you are taking any medication particularly anti depressants (as cacao introduces serotonin into the system which anti depressants also do).
• you have a heart condition (as cacao increases the blood flow to the brain and heart by at least 40%).
• you are pregnant.
Investment: £30, £25 low-wage/concession (no proof needed for concession, you are invited to pay the rate you can afford) pre-booking necessary – so I know how much cacao to prepare. To book please go to our sister site www.bhaktibazaar.co.uk/tickets/workshoptickets/#cacao
Drawing of Ix Cacao by Sivani Mata Francis
Below photographs: by Leticia Valverdes taken at our Cacao Ceremony at Santosa Yoga Camp 2018
Gracelands Yard, 102 Liddell Gardens,
Kensal Rise, London, NW10 3QE
The entrance to Gracelands Yard is on Liddell Gardens, behind Gracelands Cafe and L’Angelos deli on College Road. The 187 bus stops outside the Yard on Liddell Gardens. The number 18 bus stops nearby on Harrow Road (10min walk) and buses 52 and 6 also stop nearby on Chamberlain Road. The Yard is 10 minutes walk from Kensal Green station (Bakerloo line and overground Euston - Watford Junction line), and 10 minutes walk from Kensal Rise station (overground trains Stratford – Richmond or Clapham Junction line).
If you are driving, Liddell Gardens is resident permit holders only parking until 6:30pm, after which you can park for free. There is pay and display parking on the nearby College Road, which is also free after 6:30pm.
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