Rebirth- A Movement Medicine & Cacao Ceremony
With Bonnie McAteer
This workshop is an Invitation into the Transformative Power of Dance & Movement Medicine Ritual.
It is said that we must return to the ways of our Ancestors, to gather together in Ceremony , Community, Initiation & Ritual to honour and listen so that we may hear our hearts and heal.
I welcome you to a ceremony of our time, that is integrated within our culture so it makes sense to us today, so we may work with our insights and findings within the day to day of our life and families.
We come together to Dance in the Potent Medicine of this work & to remember the simple joy of just being alive and in true connection.
The darkness is returning and nature is shedding her leaves, A good time to slow down and turn inwards.
Taking time to come home to ourselves and plant intentions and seeds that will germinate durning the coming months.
An Invitation through Dance, Cacao, Voice and Sound to Connect deeply within and open up to the wider web of life that we are connected and to the great Mystery at the Centre of it all.
TOGETHER WE WILL
* Journey through the Dance of the Elements
* Deepen our intuitive listening and dreaming -Shamanic
*Drink the beautiful delicious and sacred plant Cacao
( please read all info and details bellow)
* Dance~ Journey through the 5 dimensions
*Voice and Sound
*Journal and reflect
*Delicious light fruit , snacks and tea that we will all bring to share as we come to the end of the day..x
MOVEMENT MEDICINE is Shamanic medicine for our times. It gives us direct embodied experience of the dance of life that is going on inside us and all around us.
MOVEMENT MEDICINE-Is a body based Movement Meditation Practice. That will reconnect you to the wisdom of living from the heart.
It will deepen your connection to yourself, your creativity and the integrity and guidance of your own soul.
Cacao is 'The Food for the Shift'. An Indigenous myth tells us whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open people's hearts and return us all to harmony.
Ceremonial grade cacao is a sacred medicine also known as the “blood of the heart” is an important, powerful, and previously overlooked teacher, facilitator, and medicine-plant. Ceremonial Cacao partners with you on your journey... experience chocolate as the magical partner it is!
The Cacao Spirit ‘returns’ – from a long history with Indigenous peoples.
WHAT IS CACAO?
Literally translated as ‘Food of the Gods’,
Since the ancient Civilisations of the Mayans and Aztecs, Cacao has been used in rituals and ceremonies as a tool for journeying deep inside of the self, allowing spirit to move through and guide us.
Cacao is one of the most nutritionally dense superfoods and provides many medicinal benefits.
It contains more antioxidants than any other food on the planet.
It stimulates the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and anandamide (also known as the BLISS chemical) leading to feelings of euphoria.
It relaxes the muscles and balances the nervous system whilst focusing the mind and activating the heart.
The cacao we will use is of the highest quality grown & harvested in Peru specifically for ceremonial use by Ashaninka families. Directly sourced from ancient Cacao gardens in the Rio Ene region.
Please note: Many antidepressants do NOT mix with the tryptophan and MAO (Monoamine Oxidase) Inhibitors in this cacao… ��Google your medication!
"Huge gratitude for the dance medicine space you hold with such tender mastery, your voice poetry, your presence a gift "
Daisy Kaye teacher at the Sanctuary Thailand
Investment for this day is £65
DIRECTIONS- L’Hermitage hall, when in the co-op carpark at Beaumont round a bout opposite the co-op are some black iron gates, walk through the gates and the hall is right in front of you.
Spaces get booked up fast so please book early to ensure your place! your place will be reserved once you have payed in full.
WHAT TO BRING
* We dance bare foot (unless you wish to wear dance shoes)
* Journal and pen
*Cushion -sheepskin (optional for your comfort)
*A light vegetarian snack-offering to share at the end of the day
All welcome, whether you have been dancing this path for years or if this is new territory for you.
I look forward to journeying with you all
Much love Bonnie..x