We are delighted to be offering the opportunity to form an online cacao community. Having been offering in person cacao ceremonies pre and post lockdowns, we are now creating a special online community for sharing sacred space in these uncertain times.
Our own heart-filled attempt to promote a communal coming together has led to our current offering.
We will be leading two live monthly online ceremonies, for which recording will be made available to those who cannot join live. The ceremonies create a sacred safe space for you to allow and accept all parts of yourself. We will lead the group in some breath practices, guided meditations, yoga nidra (wakeful sleep) to facilitate a deep surrendering and letting go of the tightly held tensions and worries of daily life. In addition, a guided meditation recording will be sent to you to help you in your own personal practice if you so wish.
We are Daniel and Alice. Our mutual goal is to hold space to facilitate self-acceptance and build conscious awareness in the people who come to practice with us. As a couple, we share a rich and broad experience in meditation, consciousness and healing practices from various traditions and approaches. Alice is certified in yoga therapy, Tera Mai reiki ii and has a long standing experience in leading yogic and mantra meditation and holding ceremonies. Daniel has trained in Kundalini yoga and has a wealth of experience in various meditation and breathwork techniques and practices and is deeply committed to the lifelong journey of self-acceptance and self-love. Daniel is currently studying for post grad in Psychology and Alice is studying Intercultural Theology in Trinity College, Dublin. After meeting at a Kirtan Festival in Dublin, our relationship has centred around these shared values and Cacao has helped us to facilitate our ability to hold space and compassion for each other.
We became cacao practitioners earlier this year with Keith’s Cacao, suppliers of ethically sourced and produced pure ceremonial grade cacao. Cacao is the most wonderful gift from nature which helps us to connect to our own being in a heart-centred compassionate way. We have been using cacao daily in our own practice and are grateful for its gentle and healing presence in our life.
Cacao (Theobroma), literally food of the Gods, helps us to sit with all parts of our being. It is through the allowing and acceptance of our perceived shadow emotions and feelings that we can truly come to peace and grace in our own lives. This is not a once off fix but a lifelong journey towards acceptance and love of ourselves and the world around us. Cacao can be a trusted companion on this voyage helping to adjust our internal compasses when we inevitably veer off course. Instituting communal ceremony and meditative practice in our life is proven through time and the world over to increase acceptance, wellbeing and trust.
You can be assured that your bar of Keith’s pure ceremonial grade cacao has been prepared with the intention to be used in ceremony from farm to comforting cup. The cacao we use in ceremony is far from the milled cacao powder you may have seen at the health food shop, this cacao is whole and less processed, retaining all of the nourishing, feel good fats of the cacao plant. The cacao beans are carefully selected by Keith himself and picked and prepared by local indigenous families in Guatemala. They are paid a fair living wage and can work from their own homes while producing the finest ethically produced cacao. As well as being a wonderful heart-opening aid to meditation and relaxation, cacao is a nutrient rich superfood. Ever wonder why eating chocolate makes you feel good? And why that feeling is so short-lived? The reason it feels good is the cacao and the reason it doesn’t last is all the calorie laden but nutrient deficient processed additives. With Keith’s cacao we only consume the nutrient dense cacao goodness without all the empty mass-production additives.
February Cacao Circle with a fresh bar of Cacao (One Bar of Cacao has enough for 11 ceremonial servings or 18 daily cups!)
Bought a bar from us recently and want to join? No problem!
Join the two ceremonies and get the meditation for €25
(Please note, this option is only available to those who bought cacao previously from us. Powdered cacao etc can’t be used for ceremonial purposes.)
Happy to practice solo? You can buy a bar of beautiful cacao from us too!
Not in the Republic of Ireland but want to join anyway? No problem, Keith’s Cacao have shipping partners all over the world. Use this link to get a discount http://www.keithscacao.com/discount/DANIEL20IE95