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Cacao Yoga with Radha

  • Wellness Sanctuary 32A Main Street Napier, Hawke's Bay, 4110 New Zealand (map)

As spring is upon us, this is an invitation to spend an evening in a profound Heart-exploration.
A cup of raw cacao drink, heart awakening meditation, yoga postures for opening the heart, music and sacred poetry = a delicious way to enliven our senses and access our nature.

The tradition of drinking ceremonial cacao has its origin in the ancient cultures of the Mayas and Aztecas in Central America. It was used to evoke IXCACAO – goddess of Chocolate, Fertility and Abundance. She was also known as the “Queen of Love and Pleasure”, connected with the energy of the HEART.
We will share a cup of this magical plant, a full-scale nutritional wonder and will allow it to awaken our Heart and soul.

Cacao is referred to as medicine being a powerful aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, and antioxidant that protects the heart and is densely packed with nutrients, actually a real nutritional powerhouse, proven to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature. It can improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy.
Cacao contains the neurotransmitters serotonin, tryptophan and dopamine – the chemicals responsible for feelings of wellbeing, as well as anandamide, known as the bliss molecule that leaves us feeling blissful and euphoric, moderating pain perception, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood.
When high quality raw cacao beans are prepared for ceremony, all the mood enhancing neurochemicals in cacao become particularly active. It increases blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin, and the whole body is nourished. People report heightened awareness, focus and intensified sensations.

We will guide you through a heart awakening meditation and will hold space for the encounter with Presence.

A gentle sequence of chest openers with the Anahata chakra asanas, encouraging us into the heart, while relaxing the body and harmonising the energies.

Experience music and mystical sacred poetry that leads us into this fascinating journey.

Let the rest be mystery and direct experience.


Where: The Wellness Sanctuary, 32 Main St Napier

When: 26th October, Friday

Contribution: $30

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Radha Iveta is a certified 500h Hridaya Yoga and Meditation teacher, travelling and facilitating events internationally. The great amount of experience and knowledge gained while living in a big yoga school in Mexico for over three years she shares by offering silent mediation retreats, classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Currently residing in New Zealand, Radha has found ways to integrate her deep love for the Central American native culture by organising cacao ceremonies and bringing cacao into spiritual context.

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