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Heart Opening Yoga + Cacao Ceremony/ Monterey

Cacao ceremony has been around for centuries with the intent to heal the physical, emotional, and spiritual body. Ceremonial grade cacao is full of vitamins and minerals and is known as one of the most powerful antioxidants on earth! It has therapeutic levels of magnesium and is full of anandamide! Ananda in Sanskrit literally translates to bliss! The bliss molecule produces a heightened state of happiness and even synthesizes parts of the brain that enhance memory and proprioception! If you’re new to cacao ceremony, great! If you’re well versed, each experience offers something new!

We’ll begin with a dynamic heart opening yoga asana sequence, spending time on the heart chakra, anahata, through flow, passive posture, breathwork, and meditation. The physical practice will energetically and anatomically open the front and back of the heart through focused postures with the intention to open up to connect deeper. We glide into cacao ceremony by circling up in seated meditation, setting a personal intention, and then ceremonial cacao is consumed in the form of a bitter drink (not like the chocolate we’re used to). We’ll conclude with a form of kundalini  breathwork and meditation.

Cacao ceremony is not suitable for anyone taking antidepressants with MAOIs, anyone with heart issues, or pregnant women.

$45 at the door

$40 advance sign up

$35 military & student discount

2 $25 scholarships available


Monterey location

Earlier Event: June 5
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Later Event: June 29
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