Cacao is also called the food of the Gods.
It is connected with the earth element, and stands for grounding and reconnecting with our essence, our heart space.
In cacao ceremonies we use this incredible superfood as a tool for setting intentions and working with prayers.
Not only is cacao one of the most nutritious plants on the planet with lots of positive health benefits. It contains many antioxidants, minerals like magnesium and iron as well as healthy fats. Even more exciting are its effects on the human nervous system through its influence on our neurotransmitters.
High quality raw cacao increases the level of serotonin, our main happiness neurotransmitter and influences dopamine for pleasure and motivation and noradrenaline, another antidepressant. Another interesting ingredient is a substance called “anandamide”. It is good to know, that Ananda means bliss in Sanskrit.
Anandamide is a natural pleasure molecule, which is responsible for the effect of the so-called runner’s high. It also interferes with our pain perception and regulates our mood.
In the indigenous cultures of America people knew very well about these properties of raw cacao. And so they shared it as a beverage during religious ceremonies.
Cacao rituals are a wonderful tool for us to enter a space of connection. They can be held in various different forms, each of them are unique and dedicated to a specific topic or theme. The main goal here is to use the cacao with the power of intention and prayer. Please read more about the aspect of ceremony here.
A ceremony can combined with a singing circle, a dance ritual, a breathwork ceremony or personalised rituals. (Abundance Ritual, Birthday Blessing, Love Celebrations)
Dates & Location
9th of December Full Moon Women Gathering
Cacao- Breath- Sweatlodge
Let’s come together for the last full moon of the year, in celebration, connection and depth.
We are happy to invite you for a beautiful co-creation with Ana Pomar & Mela Mariposa
We start the day with a cacao ritual, a deep prayer and open our system with gentle breathing practises, inner work and bodywork to let go of all we held inside this year, to clean our system and celebrate who we are now.
Cacao and breath is guided by Mela.
After that we enter the sweatlodge lovingly guided by Ana Pomar.
Where: Jardim de Tonantzin, Alentejo
Arrival at the space 10.30. Starting the Circle at 11am. Registration is required. Limited spaces. Exchange: 30-60 €