ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Join us this spring as we welcome growth and new beginnings. This time of year symbolizes rebirth and fertility. It's an extraordinary moment in time to plant the seeds of what we would like to grow and to let go of all that died during winter. Join Chelsey Charbeneau (co-founder of Breathe, meditation guide/trainer and yoga therapist, in this ceremony as we gather together to plant and bloom.
Cacao is an ancient plant with many healing benefits, mostly associated with the heart. Cacao increases the energetic field of our hearts, and when we join together, the field is amplified and woven together with multiple hearts in the room. Whether you’ve heard of cacao ceremony before, experienced one or many, or even if you have no idea what to expect, all are welcome. This is a space to try something new, connect, open your heart, and feel alive.
We will be using ceremonial grade cacao from Ora. Chocolate, making the warm cacao beverage ahead of time. Each person is asked to bring their own vessel to drink from; all other materials will be provided. Learn more about firefly and their cacao sourcing here https://ceremonial-cacao.com/
Note: if you are pregnant it is not advised that you drink cacao unless you already have a cacao practice. For all others, as with any healing practices, make sure you drink plenty of water before and after ceremony.
WHAT IS CACAO
Cacao ceremonies originally served as religious rituals for the ancient Native Mesoamerican cultures and its scientific name is Theobroma cacao, Greek for "food of the gods.” The cacao tree is native to regions in Central and South America. Originally discovered by the Olmecs in 1500 B.C. and a staple in the Mayan and Aztec cultures for over 4,000 years ago.
Cacao is a true superfood, containing more antioxidants than blueberries, in addition to a good amount of iron, calcium, and magnesium. Cacao is also the reason dark chocolate is considered to have health benefits—it's a notable source of flavanoids which may have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, and theobromine, a bitter alkaloid similar to caffeine thought to boost moods and energy. Consuming cacao can help with issues such as depression, stress, blood pressure and heart health. Humans have considered cacao a sacred plant for thousands of years. Now you can join the modern rediscovery of this plant and experience the benefits for yourself.
When consumed in sufficient quantity and in the right setting, cacao is a powerful catalyst for all types of inner work. In a cacao circle, we work with this plant medicine to support our healing & growth.
Friday, May 20th from 6:30 to 7:45pm