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Kingston upon Thames

Sound Bath with Cacao Ceremony

This special sound bath to mark the Summer Solstice includes a cacao ceremony at the beginning! This ancient South American ritual fosters a sense of connection with yourself, others, and the Earth, promoting profound healing and inner peace.

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Sound Bath with Cacao Ceremony
Sound Bath with Cacao Ceremony

Time & Location

21 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

Kingston upon Thames, St John the Evangelist, Grove Ln, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2SU, UK

About the event

Lucia Cortesao and Monica Bartelli are local yoga teachers, sound healers and Gong Masters that offer Sound Baths in Kingston-Upon-Thames.

Occasionally, they facilitate Cacao Ceremonies incorporated at the beginning of their sound baths.

What is a Cacao Ceremony?

A cacao ceremonyhas roots on ancient South American civilizations andcan be described as a spiritual ritual where a group of people gathers to consume ceremonial-grade cacao in order to facilitate a sense of connection, healing, mindfulness and personal growth.

The cacao tree

Cacao (or cocoa) are the seeds of the fruit from the Theobroma cacao tree, native to tropical America from Peru to Mexico, where it still grows wild. Ceremonial Cacao is the raw, unprocessed form of cocoa. It has a much stronger and sometimes bitter taste that can take some getting used to.

Cacao is considered a medicinal plant and contains substances that impact the human nervous system both physically and mentally. These include healing antioxidants, the mild stimulant Theobromine, the mood-enhancing Phenylethylamine, as well as many minerals and fibers. Consequently, cacao offers numerous benefits, such as improving mood, enhancing concentration and libido, and promoting overall health.

Ancient South America

Cacao has been used since around 2000 BC by the Olmec civilization, followed by the Mayan and Aztec cultures, as a 'godly food.' Its consumption was reserved for the elite and religious classes during spiritual ceremonies to connect with divine entities and seek guidance. The Aztecs believed that God created man from maize and cacao, calling it “Xocolatl,” meaning “bitter water.”

When Europeans arrived in the New World in the 15th century, Spanish conquistadors brought cacao back to Spain, where it was sweetened with sugar. Over time, the sacred and spiritual aspects of cacao were lost in the West. In recent years, however, the spiritual and traditional use of cacao has been revived within the western holistic community.

The Full Experience

Our Cacao Ceremonies are followed by our truly restorative Sound Baths at St. John’s Church, Grove Ln, Kingston-Upon-Thames KT1 2SU.

We incorporate a cacao ceremony at the beginning of our sound healing event on special occasions only so contact us to join WhatsApp group so you keep updated.

Our 2.5 hours Sound Baths are a pure bliss for the body, mind, and soul!

Includes:

💫Aura cleansing ritual

💫Breathing practice

💫Gentle yoga stretches

💫Mantra chanting

💫Crystal singing bowls

💫Guided meditation

💫1m/39” Gong meditation

💫 Various instruments

💫Tea/biscuits/chocolate

Cost:

£25 pp

£15 each with a new guest

Must contact us to book via bank transfer prior to event.

lucia@yoflo.club

T:07800913250

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