Friday, October 4, 7-8:30pm Cacao + Ecstatic Dance $29/person Pre-registration required You are invited to dance with the spirit of Cacao, during a 1.5 hour Ecstatic Dance journey. This hour
Friday, October 4, 7-8:30pm Cacao + Ecstatic Dance
$29/person Pre-registration required
You are invited to dance with the spirit of Cacao, during a 1.5 hour Ecstatic Dance journey. This hour and a half workshop begins with drinking a ceremonial dose of cacao. Without conversation,when feeling ready, participants make their way into exploring movement in the body and feeling free to dance and celebrate life.
Pure cacao is both an energizing superfood with beneficial vitamins and minerals, and a plant medicine that opens the heart, deepens meditative insights, and boosts inner/outer connection. Containing countless minerals and vitamins, it blasts the system into action. Theobromine stimulates adrenaline and energy release to keep you dancing; the magnesium it contains relaxes your muscles and relieves tension for a full-body “high”; flavonols increase blood circulation and stimulate brain power, and it’s full of antioxidants, according to a recent study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
“Our bodies instinctively know what feels good or bad, right or wrong. However, often our heads get in the way. Ecstatic Dance is about finding our way through to what feels good. How can we use dance to consciously transform towards finding joy, without denying our anger or sadness? Ask yourself: what’s my body feeling in this moment? Does it feel good moving this way, or that? Does it feel nourishing to dance with another, or dance solo? Where do I most feel connected with Self? Let your body lead the way.” ~ Abigail Harris
Why Cacao & Ecstatic Dance? Cacao is the ultimate heart opener, it will give you energy, revitalise your BodyMind inviting you to express, release & unleash your creativity on the dance floor!
Exploring Cacao + Ecstatic Dance as a potent synthesis for Liberation! Release what no longer serves you, and invite in what you want more of in your life!
Friday, October 18, 6:30-8 pm Meditation workshop $33/person - Pre-registration required to ensure materials for all students by October 15 Led by Concetta Codding, RYT 500, and founder of the
Friday, October 18, 6:30-8 pm Meditation workshop
$33/person – Pre-registration required to ensure materials for all students by October 15
Led by Concetta Codding, RYT 500, and founder of the New England Meditation Group, this workshop will be an introduction to Meditation. Each participant will receive a Manual with different types of Meditation as well as a Mala to bring home. This workshop will begin with pranayama (breathwork) and some gentle movement to prime the body and mind. This workshop will include practicing a variety of Meditations and participants will receive support on how to continue this practice at home.
Join in ritual, ceremony, sharing, movement, creativity and deep transformation in togetherness. We will learn from each other, tune into nature, listen to Mother Earth and Grandfather Fire as we join together in sacred circle as dreamweavers, earth keepers, travelers and divine beings.
Throughout the retreat, we will receive deep nourishment from plant-based nutrition. Cacao is nurturing and equally detoxifying for the physical body. A plant-based diet and fresh juices/ smoothies will support this process. You will leave feeling healthier, more connected, and refreshed.
Cacao is a sacred plant medicine, a powerful guide for inner work. Cacao teaches ancient practices of Unity, Love and Understanding and allows a deep connection with yourself and all beings. The Spirit of Cacao is pure joy; it calibrates the cells, activates deep interaction within and connects the dots. Cacao opens the gate to spiritual realms. We are invited to align with our heart, intuition, higher self and the Divine.
More About Cacao:
Cacao allows us to focus on the present moment bringing us to the here and now to enjoy this moment in time, as the properties work on mind + soul. Cacao balances the brain hemispheres, and the feminine & masculine dance within. A door-opener to the subtle energy bodies, it corrects the imbalance between the mind and the heart, allowing the heart to open fully to feel compassion, joy and unconditional love. Cacao will help build a bridge to inspiration, creativity and new ideas which help find harmony in life. When we are reminded of our talents, skills, creative ability and life purpose, we find ourselves in touch with our positive energy and able to face more readily the daily challenges in our everyday lives.
This retreat will take place in the stunningly beautiful New Hampshire, USA at Bethel Farms Yoga in Hillsborough, NH.
Your Trip includes:
Daily ceremonies, meditations & rituals
Sound healing experience
Daily Plant-based meals
Creative exploration of the inner landscape
Journaling, drawing and creative expression
Time in and with Nature
Optional Hike Mount Monadnock
Optional Native American Sweatlodge Purification ceremony
Optional use of the Sauna for an extra fee of $25/2 hour use
For more information, visit https://schoolyogainstitute.com/retreats-2/
october 25 (Friday) - 27 (Sunday)
Bethel Farms Yoga
34 Bethel Rd, Hillsboro, NH, 03244