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Mystic Heart Christmas Cacao Ceremony & Potluck
December 25, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mystic Heart Sacred Cacao Ceremony
This Christmas, please join us for a very special evening.. A multidimensional journey into the ecstatic and transformative power of cacao. Using a euphoria-inducing, heart-opening, cathartic, love-drenched cacao elixir as the medium for the potent spiritual essence experienced throughout the ceremony.
A Cacao ceremony provides a perfect opportunity to take time away from our daily grind… to de-stress and reconnect. It is the perfect space to switch off from busy-ness and to journey into the sacred space within – opening ourselves to greater healing, balance, love, and spirituality. Whether you’re looking to shift an emotional blockage, let go of the past, gain clarity for your life path, or you simply need to lift your spirits, these ceremonies can provide the ideal experience.
In our Sacred Cacao Ceremonies we use pure rainforest grown cacao as a ceremonial medicine to assist in opening the heart and spirit. A strong medicinal Mayan-inspired brew of cacao, along with divinely inspired live music; blessed essential oils for chakra anointing, sound therapy, healing touch, energy transmissions, movement, and meditation to create a uniquely profound ceremonial experience.
The ceremony offering will be bilingual and will also be accompanied by musical masters Yehonatan Gaucher and Camilo Poltronieri.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to invite your friends and family.
***We will follow the ceremony with a community potluck celebration dinner. Please bring a healthy dish to share.
Zahrah Sita, Cacao Priestess –
has been called to serve cacao in a ceremonially healing way, and to honor cacao as a sacred and powerful medicine – here to assist us through the great shift. Zahrah has a passion for medicinal plants, natural and spiritual healing, shamanism, creative movement, and dance. Zahrah is trained and experienced as an herbalist, bodyworker, acupuncturist, and Dr. of TCM. She is inspired to witness and hold space for others to receive inspiration and healing through ceremony, as well as the use of the plants and their natural healing properties.
Yehonatan Gaucher –
Now 28 years old was born in a tiny mountain town in Canada.
Adept in tribal percussion trap kit, this virtuosi’s instrumental repertoire includes the Oud, Guitar, Tabla’s,native flute,clarinet, and enjoys playing anything he can get his hands on. Having a focused study of the physiological sensations of tone, rhythm, and pitch, Yehonatan’s music ranges from ethnic Arabian dance fusion to meditative math metal. Yehonatan studied percussion with Master Tabla Teacher Aloke Dutta and Tracy Rose an amazing jazz percussionist. Active in the music community since 2004, Yehonatan has performed at Shambhala, Envision, Parks Alive, and toured around the world sharing his music in other countries – such as Turkey Greece and Indonesia, Having worked alongside artists Bernie Addington and Leila Neverland Altar and Alabaster King, there isn’t a genre in his repertoire he doesn’t dive into.
A genuinely gifted artist, Yehonatan Gaucher walks the path less traveled, channeling the celestial into creation.
Camilo Poltronieri –
A Costa Rican native, musician, and producer who integrates ancient instruments with the latest technology. He has been a part of some of the most well known bands in Costa Rica and shares his gifts through instruments such as the Hang Drum, Drone Flute, Guitar, Didjeridoo, Voice, Erhu, and many others.
Alexandrina Canta –
A talented singer, dancer, and compassionate healer who brings her innate spirituality to her musical expressions. She considers herself a servant who is here to help raise the vibration on Earth, and help spread love and peace across the globe.
Autumn Rose –
Hailing from Canada, weaving her studies of spirit and northern knowledge with the medicinal vines of cultures worldwide. Her profound wisdom of ancient modalities to harmonize the body and being are vast and deeply rooted in the luminous vibrations of sacred sound healing and cellular reprogramming. With a gentle heart and compassionate hands, Autumn will hold the space for you to soften, surrender, and let go deeper than you have ever imagined.
Keah Rose –
From Vancouver Island; uses the metamorphic states of breathwork, yoga, sound, and meditation to connect him to the deep wisdom of his heartspace; using the intention of self love to travel further than the reaches of the conscious mind. Keah can hold an incredible safe and sacred space, learning from his experiences working with plant medicines and as a ceremonial tattoo artist.
Breath is his greatest teacher, and he is very balanced between the astral realm and earth.
Sleeping arrangements can be made as needed or requested though are NOT included in the cost of the event.
Food – Food is provided (Potluck Dinner), please bring a healthy dish to share.
The cost of the ceremony is – 15,000 colones (or $30 USD)
Getting to Danyasa Eco-Retreat is easy. If renting a car, you can follow the directions and map below to find us. Allow 3 hours to arrive in Dominical from the airport in San Jose. We do highly recommend renting a GPS with your vehicle, as most streets in Costa Rica do not have signs or even names!
Shared ride shuttles provide another option for getting to us. Sit back and watch the scenery and leave the driving to the pros. Shared ride shuttles usually leave from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and generally cost around $55 each way. The shuttles take about 3 hours.
Private shuttles from San Jose airport or the city run $150 and take about 3 hours.
One can also take a 20 minute airplane flight from San Jose to Quepos and then take a taxi or rent a car to drive the remaining 30 minutes south to Dominical.
And lastly, public buses can take you from downtown San Jose right to our doorstep. The buses leave from the TRACOPA bus terminal, and the bus line is called Delio Morales. You will have to buy a ticket to Uvita, but you can get off anywhere. There are two buses each day. Each bus stops briefly at Orotina and Quepos before arriving at Dominical. The buses leave at 6am and 3pm and take about 5 hours to get to Dominical.
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