Cacao Ceremony #3
Prism Yoga Dakar
April 21st ’17 / 18h–21h
“An indigenous Mayan myth tells us that whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, Cacao comes from the rainforest to open people’s hearts, and return the planet to a state of harmony.”
There is a good reason for why you love chocolate. The effects on our brain chemistry is profound releasing endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, tryptophan – all substances that elevate the mood. But cacao offers much more than that.
Cacao (Theobroma cacao “Food of the Gods”) has had a long history of important worship & influence on human culture: dating back to 2000 BC with the Olmec civilization, following with the Mayans & Aztecs, followed by European Trade….Cacao is currently experiencing a new wave of worship.
The Spirit and essence of Cacao, as a plant medicine, is extremely gentle, loving & supportive. Often referred to as “Mama Cacao”, its essence is much like that of the archetypal Mother: unconditional love. Cacao works particularly on our heart-center: our ability to give and receive love freely – generously, and reminds us of the power of softness, over force.
In the presence of men and women we work towards creating a balance between our male and female energies. Cacao itself is a female plant spirit, but she is excellent in providing harmony between the right and left hemispheres, yin and yang energies. We move through some yoga to get into the body an out of the mind and the go deeper into the subtle currents of ida (female) and pingala (male) with the help of meditations and shamanic journeying.
– We have 15 spots, so please secure your’s on time via email minafuhr [at] gmail [dot] com or simple reply to this mail.
-10.000 ~ 15.000cfa sliding scale.
– Please bring your favorite mug and your trust.
– Please bring your own intention, a question or curiosity you would like to work on.
– You can have breakfast and a light lunch, but please refrain from eating after 14h. This will allow you to connect more easily with the subtle plant spirit.
– Please arrive a little early so you can really be in the space and orient yourself beforehand.
-Let me know if you are taking anti-depressants. You can still participate an be in the healing vibes, but I will give you a lower dose of cacao as it can cause headaches.
Good to know:
My friend Serap aka Cacao Mama, whom I’ve been working with in Berlin and got the cacao from, has a great depth of infos on her website. So if you would like to know more about this healing plant, give her a virtual visit!
I’m here to answer any of your questions.
Looking forward to our time together.