Cermonies are fortnightly at the studio, check the page below for upcoming ceremonies and book in advance!
Our ceremonies create a sacred safe space for you to allow and accept all parts of yourself. We will lead the group in breath practices, guided meditations, yoga nidra (wakeful sleep), sound healing to facilitate a deep surrendering and letting go of the tightly held tensions and worries of daily life.
We are Daniel and Alice, we’re co-facilitators, partners and, most recently, parents! 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. Together we’ve accrued over 25 years experience of practice and discovery, leading us to lessons in far flung places, but more importantly within ourselves. Alice is a Reiki Master healer, certified in yoga therapy, mantra and meditation and holds a first class honours M.Phil in Intercultural Theology from Trinity. Daniel has trained in Kundalini yoga and has a degree in psychology that backs up his wealth of experience in various meditation and breathwork techniques and practices. Both of us are deeply committed to the lifelong journey of self-acceptance and self-love. 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 and the groups we work with.
We became cacao practitioners in 2020 with Keith’s Cacao, suppliers of ethically sourced and purely produced 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.
Happy to practice solo? You can buy a bar of beautiful cacao from us too!
We’ll send you our prep guide and we’ll always be at the end of an email should you need any guidance with your cacao.
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