Healing the Heart with Plant Medicine: Cacao Ceremonies with Candace Blair
Release ‘feel good’ hormones with cacao this summer at Teton Yoga Shala!
We are so excited to welcome Candace Blair back to the studio for Cacao Ceremonies and Sound Healings.
Cacao is raw, unprocessed chocolate in its purest form. Criollo bean chocolate is a potent superfood and a natural mood enhancer that increases mental clarity and focus. It can be used daily to elevate heart-centered living. Cacao tree beans have an intensely bitter taste and must be fermented to develop a palatable flavor. After fermentation, the beans are dried, cleaned, and roasted. The shell is removed to produce cacao nibs, which are then ground to into the beloved chocolate in its most basic form.
Candace uses ceremonial grade cacao sourced from Guatemala where the beans are grown by local tribes, prepared by hand and harvested with love. When ingested, cacao helps to release ‘feel good’ hormones and endorphins. Just like your yoga practice, cacao is a useful tool for reducing stress, improving mental agility, and improving blood flow. It is not psychoactive, but many people enjoy a beautiful physical and emotional journey during Candace’s meditations.
What is a cacao ceremony?
Inspired by Central and South American ancient traditions, Candace uses chocolate as ‘plant medicine’ to free blocked or negative energy. To heal the heart, Candace helps participants end draining cycles of anger, pain and emotional trauma. Cacao has been used for centuries as a ‘plant medicine.’ It opens the heart by gently facilitating love and gratitude. When it is grown and consumed consciously, cacao carries a vibrational quality that opens us up to a higher level of healing.
What to expect:
First, everyone will set a personal intention, asking the spirit of cacao to help guide them on the journey. Let go of what no longer serves you, clear a path for a brighter future.
Next, Candace will serve a warm chocolate brew.
Then, Candace will select a guidance card for the meditation and participants will lie back into a meditative state. Candace will lead a guided meditation to visualize your connection to Mother Earth and the Universe. She’ll use Native American drums, the rain stick and ancient gongs to supplement the meditation.
Once the meditation is complete, participants will journal about their experience and have the opportunity to share the highlights of their meditation with the group.
To close the ceremony, Candace will select a ‘guidance card’ or hopeful message for everyone to take into the world with them.
The main goal is for you to enjoy living a heart-center life!
We have 2 Cacao Ceremony opportunities for you this summer. Sign up here!
Sound Infused with Cacao
Sunday, July 2 5:00 – 6:30pm
Join Candace Blair for a Soul Fire Sound Healing session infused with Keith’s Cacao.
Soul Retrieval: Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Shamanic Journey and Sound Healing
Friday, July 14 5:00 – 7:30pm
Join Candace Blair for a Shamanic Journey where she will take you on a guided meditation and “Soul Retrieval” where we meet with our guides, spirit and power animals to call back any of the gifts, words, power or joy we have given away or had taken from us.
“Pure Ceremonial Cacao is a magical and highly vibrational plant medicine. In sacred ceremony and as an accompaniment to sound healings, cacao facilitates deep meditation and shamanic journeying to aid in the release of negative energy and blocks in the heart space.” –Candace Blair
For more information, visit Candace Blair’s website: https://soulfiresocial.com/cacao-ceremonies-caremony-heart-opening-meditation-soul-fire-social/