A cacao ceremony is a ceremonial gathering of like-minded people who come together in an intentional sacred space to engage in various rituals like meditation, sharing insights, and enjoying ceremonial cacao. Ceremonial Cacao refers to the best quality, purest, unheated and unprocessed part of the cacao bean that is used to make chocolate. Ceremonial cacao comes from the heirloom Criollo bean which is a native species of Cacao.
When we look into the tradition of a cacao ceremony, people in the Mayan and Aztec Cultures in South and Central America have been enjoying cacao ceremonies for thousands of years. Archaeological evidences suggest Cacao usage to 3900 years ago in Central America. In ancient cultures, cacao ceremonies allowed communities to connect, unite, share and sow the seeds of positive intentions and manifestations for healthy crops and abundance in all forms.
Pokhara Yoga School and Retreat Center offers to all Yoga learners special cacao ceremonies facilitated by certified practitioners. As we focus on the holistic well-being of our students, we go beyond Yoga teacher training to include Meditation, Mindfulness, Pranayama and Cacao Ceremonies. Our experienced teachers and practitioners provide education about the cultural and historical significance of cacao ceremonies, ensuring that participants have a deeper understanding of the practice.
All cacao ceremonies are going to be different based on the venue where you are participating in a cacao ceremony and the facilitator. In our cacao ceremonies at Pokhara Yoga School and Retreat Center, our experienced facilitator leads you and other learners to the dedicated sacred space and lets you engage in gentle yoga postures, relaxed breath work, guided meditation and eventually enjoying ceremonial cacao. This allows all participants to explore the ceremonial and spiritual aspects of cacao.
As the participants’ senses dive deep into the yogic bliss and the rich taste of cacao, bringing them to the same energetic frequency, they feel deeply connected with themselves and each other. Engaging in group activities and spiritual practices elevates your mood, increases your vitality, enhances empathy and intuition and initiates healing, reflection and forgiveness.
Our purpose of hosting cacao ceremonies is to empower people to understand the emotional and spiritual benefits of deep connection with other people in a supportive and nurturing environment. Participating in our cacao ceremonies will provide you an array of benefits, such as:
• opens your heart and promotes feelings of self-love
• Elevates your mood and leads to feelings of euphoria
• Stimulates focus, creativity and new insights
• Fosters feelings of unity and connection with others
• Inspires you to let go of past emotional baggage and start new
• Helps you in deep self-introspection and intuition, leading to enhanced self-awareness
• Motivates you to embark on a journey of spiritual growth
People can enjoy cacao ceremonies solo at home or in a group in a yoga retreat or a party. It can include ecstatic dancing, live music, mindfulness and meditation exercises in a group. Cacao beverage is well known for its rejuvenating and heart-opening properties. When people drink ceremonial cacao, they feel joyful, deeply self-loving, and a heart-opening sensation. Besides this, it enhances blood flow to the brain, stimulating your mind to think clearly and gain a razor-sharp focus. As ceremonial cacao is the powerful and pure form of cacao, it has enough antioxidants, magnesium, calcium and vitamins. Drinking cacao beverage boosts your physical, mental and emotional health.
When you join cacao ceremonies in a group, it helps you connect with your spiritual beings and other people as people gathered together in the ancient times to enjoy cacao beverages and share their sorrows, adventures, joys and expectations. It lets you be more mindful, forgiving and grateful to your God and the society. Thus, it promotes emotional and spiritual healing.
Our mission at Pokhara Yoga School and Retreat Center is to empower people with deep knowledge of Yoga and transform their lives with the right beliefs, practices, learning and healthy habits. We offer Cacao Ceremonies at our retreat located in the lap of nature in the foothills of the Himalayas to help people gain clarity, vision and empathy and go for spiritual exploration, healing and personal growth.
Our experienced and certified Yoga teachers guide you before the Cacao Ceremony to enter deep into your heart with meditation and Yogic practices. It helps you relax and rejuvenate your senses and identify your core strengths and weaknesses that empower you to let go of destructive patterns that limit your life and achievements. You feel more compassionate and self-loving and find yourself on a path of spiritual growth.
You will enjoy the shared experience. As the ceremonial-grade cacao takes its effects, it opens your heart and envelops you with a transformative energy. It strengthens the bonds of togetherness and lets your personality bloom like a flower.
Come and enjoy this unforgettable experience of the cacao ceremony at our center and tap the incredible transformative power of knowledge and experiences that helps you reset your life.
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