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Spring Awakening: Cacao Ceremony with Transformational Breathwork & Soundbath

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with Sonia Kreitzer

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020      Time: 3:00 - 5:00p
Location: Normal Heights - East Room

Please join us in San Diego for a beautiful and inspiring journey with the Cacao plant on April 26th. Cacao is the fruit that chocolate comes from and has been understood as a sacred food and used ceremoniously throughout Mesoamerica in Mayan, Aztec and Olmec traditions since 600BC. Today, cacao is hailed as a "superfood" for its nutritional benefits -  it is high in antioxidants and magnesium levels. However, the rest of the world is also waking up to the deeper, energetic benefits of cacao: Cacao is a plant medicine that helps us connect deeply to our own inner wisdom, to one another, and to the rhythms of nature. It is the medicine of connection. When activated through breathwork and intentional ritual, cacao has been known to help move stagnant energy or blocked emotions caused by trauma, inspire creativity and new ideas, open the heart to love, promote joy and assist in clarity. It is a non-psychoactive substance and the experience is completely sober.

In this ceremony, we drink cacao in a warm, liquid form (similar to a bitter hot chocolate). What follows after are two and a half hours of breathwork, stretching, oracle cards, qi gong, conversation and a soothing soundbath with gong, crystal bowls, chimes, and vocal channeling.  This is a healing and revitalizing ceremony and a magical community experience.

About the Facilitator: Sonia Kreitzer is an internationally touring singer, songwriter and soundhealer, releasing music as “Doe Paoro.” She has toured with the Gipsy Kings and been featured on NPR and BBC. She is also a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and it was her desire to study yoga more seriously that led her to India in 2011. While in India, she discovered the Tibetan music tradition and began studying Tibetan Opera singing. The ancient Tibetan tradition opened up her voice in an unprecedented way and led her on a path of exploring different traditions that use music as a medicine. She now travels all over the world, sharing her songs and leading cacao ceremonies, soundbaths and group meditations, sharing her belief in community processing and music as a pathway to collective healing.

Cost : $35

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