Summer Solstice ~ Cacao Ceremony
The Sun reaches its highest point of the year around this time
Today we journey within the expansion of the light.
An Invitation through Movement Medicine, Cacao, Voice and Sound to connect deeply inside and open up to dreams and possibilities within us.
We connect to our own personal Fire as we come together in sacred ceremony and Dance it outward.
We gather in this way to honour the turning of the wheel of natures cycles. For ourselves, Our community, The wider web of life and all of our relations.
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)
* Movement Medicine ~ Journey through the 5 dimensions
*Voice and Sound
*Journal and reflect
*Delicious light vegetarian 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!
Bonnie is a fully qualified Movement Medicine Teacher and has been working with this body of work since 2009.
After a deep Apprenticeship program and later Graduating from
The School of Movement Medicine she has also completed a Continuous Professional Development Level 1 Advanced Training in working with the Heart and the SEER Process (systemic essential energy retrieval) Level 2 Advanced Training in working with Movement Medicine Ritual and Ceremony, and Level 3 Advanced Training in working with the Phoenix Process.
Bonnie draws on over 15 years experience of using movement work to support and transform her own journey through life.
First through Shamanic trance dance ritual and embodied sacred dance in the natural world, Five Rhythms, The work that reconnects , and completed Pacha Mamma Alliance facilitator training.
She is also a dance performer and has been in dance performances in Goa India, Hungary, Portugal , Wembley Stadium London.
Her passion is to share the depth of the medicine that the dance offers both locally and internationally. She has taught Movement Medicine in Thailand at The Sanctuary and Orion Healing Centres and has recently held a Ceremonial dance workshop at Boom festival in Portugal.
"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
To pay directly please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 meeting and journeying with you
Much love Bonnie..x
Summer Solstice ~ Cacao Ceremony