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3 Ave De Melodia

Equinox Cacao Ceremony

Special Autumn Equinox Cacao Ceremony with Gong Bath and Sheng Zhen Meditative Movement

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Equinox Cacao Ceremony
Equinox Cacao Ceremony

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2023, 2:00 PM – Sep 25, 2023, 6:00 PM

3 Ave De Melodia, 3 Ave De Melodia, Santa Fe, NM 87506, USA

About The Event

Join us for a special Autumn Equinox Cacao Ceremony to honor the balance of nature and bring more balance into our lives.  We will share  heart opening, ceremonial grade Guatemalan cacao with an intention circle to begin.   Then we will transition into a gentle Sheng Zhen Meditative Movement practice to relax our bodies and open our hearts.  As we synchronize as a group and individually, we will lay down in our comfortable nests for an immersive journey through sound.  The sound journey will feature harmonic resonance of large German gongs, handpan, singing bowls, ancient whistles, flutes, and more unique instruments.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle and a comfortable nest to lay down for about an hour (sleeping pad / yoga mat, blankets, pillow, an eye covering, and anything to make you more comfy).

Arrival Time: 1:00 - 1:45pm

Offering: 2:00 - 4:45pm

Sliding Scale Tickets: $33 - $55

Ceremonial Cacao is a special tool that can help us to open our hearts and connect with our higher selves.  The theobromine in cacao can slightly increase our heart rate while it lowers our blood pressure as it opens the arteries of our hearts.  Consuming a ceremonial serving of cacao (40 - 55 grams) increases the production of Anandamide, a naturally occurring fatty acid neurotransmitter that is named after the Sanskrit word Ananda, which means ‘joy, bliss & delight’.   

*Ceremonical Cacao Considerations*

For people with low blood pressure or a high heart, a smaller serving of cacao is recommended.  Cacao is an MOAI and can react with SSRI based antidepressants and anti-psychotics - it is recommended to talk with your medical provider before the ceremony or ask for a small amount of cacao.  The ceremonial grade cacao drink is optional and we will have a heart opening sparkling water Spagyric Heart Elixir available for those who may not want the cacao.   The Heart Support Spagyric Tincture and some other Spagyric Tincture options from Sacred Herbal Extracts will be available to add to the cacao also.  

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More about Sheng Zhen Meditative Movement Practice:

Sheng Zhen, pronounced Shung Jen, is a unique style of qi gong and mindfulness practice centered  around opening the heart and balancing one’s energy through movement and  meditation. This practice relaxes and opens the body, allowing the blood and Qi (energy) to flow freely. During this relaxation, an exchange of Qi with the universe happens creating a feeling of oneness with the world around us. Through this exchange of Qi and relaxation, the practitioner can begin to feel life through an open heart, finding joy and happiness everywhere and in everything.  Sheng Zhen is a journey back to one’s true home, into one’s own heart. A journey into the heart of existence, back to that ‘nothingness’ from which everything arises.  There are many different forms, movements and meditations that can be taught through this practice.

Melissa Rehfeldt's Bio:

Melissa has been practicing mindfulness and meditation since 2009. She has traveled to China, the Philippines and around the United States learning from her teacher, the founder of Sheng Zhen, Master Li.

On these journeys she has participated in numerous workshops, meditation  retreats and completed three teacher trainings culminating to over 450 hours of class time.  Melissa is a Certified Sheng Zhen Teacher who has been teaching group and private classes since 2018 along with collaborating in retreats, workshops, healing centers and sound therapy offerings.

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More about the Gong Bath Sound Journey:

Brian will be intuitively guiding a journey through sound with a variety of gongs, singing bowls, bells, ancient whistles, handpan, chimes, and more.   As we are immersed in the cosmic ocean of sound; these vibrations massage each cell of our body and calm our nervous systems.  The harmonic resonance created by the gong tones allow us to easily drop into a blissful, peaceful state of relaxation.

Brian Dickinson's Bio: Brian supports individuals in feeling at peace and thriving through the use of sound therapy and herbal alchemy.  Over the past 7 years he has studied with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux at The StarHouse in Colorado and in an advanced sound healing training on a Gong Caravan of Peace through Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia.  He now offers sound therapy sessions and gong baths at a variety of hospitals, schools, corporate settings, homes, yoga studios and temples around the world.  He also owns and operates the Herbal Alchemy company Sacred Herbal Extracts specializing in Spagyric Extraction.

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Instagram accounts: @Sonic.Alchemy.Earth & @SacredHerbalExtracts


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