• Class Description:
Join us for this special evening with facilitators, Zahrah Sita Aguila and Aguila from Awakening Soul, for a traditional “Chocolate Ceremony” at Selva Armonia Retreat Center.
Chocolate ceremony serves as an entry level ceremony for the spiritual seeker serious about self-discovery and, what some say, an experience of pure love. Ceremony is free from religious doctrine or dogma and is open to universal wisdom. The “chocolate” is pure organic cacao, mixed with other mild herbs and spices, grown sustainably. It is unsweetened and tastes deeply strong and bitter. Chocolate physically opens emotional channels through natural chemical reactions.
Ceremony times serve to mark ends of old chapters and beginnings of new. Perfect for the celebration of the upcoming Winter Solstice. Each person decides in advance how serious or light to take the ceremony.
It is recommended that participants spend the entire ceremony day in silence before ceremony to pray, meditate, stretch deeply and write down intentions, questions to be answered or other pertinent journaling to prepare for ceremony.
Please – absolutely no cell phones within 100 meters of ceremony facility… not even on silent or airplane modes. Ceremony is microwave-free and distraction-free time to balance vibrations.
Awakening Soul facilitates ceremonies of various kinds in the spirit of Pure Love as a service – not as a business. Donations received are immediately redistributed to support one of many projects in social service, natural healing, education, reforestation, and sustainability.
• Teacher Bios:
Aguila – Founder / Director / Teacher/Artist/Spiritual Guide at Awakening Soul.
B.S. in social work. Aguila has worked and counseled children and youth for over 20 years. He has travelled to various countries. Is a teacher of sustainable farming, permaculture, and sustainable living. Aguila is professional artist and has sold hundreds of original paintings and shown his art in numerous galleries. Aguila has taught childrens art workshops in both the United States and Costa Rica for many years. He has written over 500 songs and written 8 books… with several books currently being completed. Speaks fluent Spanish and English. Partnered with Zahrah, they lead people through a journey of holistic healing, incorporating physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing techniques to inspire true empowerment and embodiment of health. Aguila is dedicated to living the path of the Most High.
Zahrah Sita – Founder / Director /Wellness Coach/ Natural and Holistic Healer
Is a professional practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Oriental Bodywork Therapies and has practiced in several clinics in the US, as well as helped create centers of natural healing in Costa Rica. Her studies, experience, and cutting-edge style of natural healing expand far beyond TCM. She incorporates Ayurvedic Healing Therapies, Organ Cleansing, Dietary Therapies, Yoga, Western, Eastern, and Tropical Plant Cures, Energy Healing, and more. Zahrah has trained with master healers and shamans of various modalities and was raised in a family of healers, learning the craft of making natural remedies at a young age. She has an innate talent for accessing her intuitive abilities to see deeper into the root causes of illness and imbalance of health. She works on a very holistic level, addressing body, mind, emotions, and spirit; using various methods and modalities to help empower each person with the ability to access true healing. She believes that the purpose of healing is to awaken to our true Self, and draw ever nearer to the Divine.
• Language class is taught in: Bilingual
$30+/person suggested donation includes ceremony and a delicious savory soup prepared by Selva’s own chefs.
(Sleeping accommodations can be made)
— Food Options: Vegan
• Notes or Comments:
These ceremonies help facilitate an opening of the heart chakra for greater healing and cleansing of that which stands between us and realizing pure love.
We use sound healing, song, prayer, energy medicine, drums, and more; along with the powerful medicine of the cacao (chocolate) to initiate heart openings and healings. We continually see and experience great transformations and powerful healings in the ceremonies
For directions to Selva Armonia, go to http://costaricaretreatyoga.com/directions/ :: 4×4 required. Please post if you need a ride.