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What is a Cacao Ceremony ?

What is a Cacao Ceremony ?

Posted by Helen Soudain on

To welcome in the new month of February and in celebration of Valentines Day, we are running a 'self love' half day retreat in our newly appointed Dome. 

The retreat will be hosted by Adele, who is a vision of radiance and positive energy and has a background in horticulture! 

The retreat starts with a cacao ceremony, which is a spiritual ritual that revolves around the consumption of ceremonial grade cacao. In this case, the ceremony is in a group situation, to facilitate connection, healing and self love. 

This ancient ritual originates from Mayan and Aztec traditions and has gained ground in modern times, for its success in helping to promote mindfulness and personal growth. 

What Are the Benefits of Cacao Ceremonies? ( 

Cacao Ceremonies offer a range of physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits, making them a popular choice for people seeking personal growth, healing, and connection. Some of the key benefits include:

  1. Emotional Healing: Cacao is believed to open the heart and help release emotional blockages, allowing participants to process and heal from past traumas or emotional pain.
  2. Deepening Connections: Sharing cacao in a group setting can foster a sense of connection and unity among participants, encouraging open communication, empathy, and support.
  3. Enhanced Meditation and Mindfulness: The mild psychoactive effects of ceremonial-grade cacao can help participants achieve a deeper, more focused state of meditation, facilitating self-awareness and personal growth.
  4. Stress Reduction: Cacao ceremonies often incorporate calming practices like meditation, breathwork, and gentle movement, which can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
  5. Boosted Creativity: The stimulating effects of cacao on the mind can enhance creative thinking and problem-solving abilities, making it an ideal tool for artistic expression or brainstorming sessions.
  6. Physical Health Benefits: Ceremonial-grade cacao is rich in antioxidants, magnesium, and other essential nutrients that can improve cardiovascular health, reduce inflammation, and support overall well-being.
  7. Spiritual Growth: Cacao ceremonies provide an opportunity to explore one’s spirituality, connect with inner wisdom, and experience a sense of oneness with the universe.

It’s essential to remember that individual experiences may vary, and the benefits one derives from a cacao ceremony can depend on personal intention, openness, and the specific practices incorporated into the ritual.

More information about the retreat can be found by following this link. 





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