Wellbeing
Workshops

2021 Workshop dates
Aromatherapy  Workhops at Yogahome 
1.Therapeutic Aromatherapy for home remedies Sun 5th  Sept 2.30pm-5.30pm
2. Aromatherapy for Stress Release Sun 12th Sept 2.30pm-5.30pm
3. Beauty & Body Care Sun 19th Sept 2.30pm - 5.30pm

A three-part course on three consecutive Sundays to learn and enjoy aromatherapy essentials for self-care and wellbeing! You can book for the individual workshops £42.00 or for the whole course £115.00.

Welcome to the intoxicating and magical world of Aromatherapy!

You are invited to participate and explore the realm of natural plant essences and their healing effects. These are practical and experiential workshops that will stimulate, excite and delight your senses.

You will gain knowledge, experience and confidence in using essential oils at home to enhance your health & wellbeing in ways that are natural, safe and kind to your body and our environment.

By applying natural plant essences to home remedies, we can start to treat the body mind without having to resort to synthetic substances & chemical additives that are ubiquitous in our foods, health products and have been wreaking havoc on our health and our environment.

Engaging and connecting with the high frequencies of these plant medicines,  will awaken
 and uplift your senses and inspire creativity.
Come, enjoy and have fun experimenting with the art of blending essential oils, to create harmonious aromas that will nourish, nurture and soothe your soul.

  Essential oils have an expansive range of therapeutic applications and properties and the 3 workshops have been designed to focus on three areas:-

Week 1 - Therapeutic Aromatherapy for Home Remedies
Week 2 - Aromatherapy for Stress Release
Week 3 - Beauty and Body Care

These workshops take place in-person at Yogahome Studios
See below for details of each workshop and how to book.

 

 Therapeutic Aromatherapy for 

Home Remedies

Week 1

Sunday 5th September 2021

2.30pm-5.30pm

£42.00

Yogahome 14 Allen Road, London N16 8SB 

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"Smell arose and created powerful and haunting aromas that left everyone tingling with anticipation." 
 "Breath by Breath" by Larry Rosenberg

 

During this 3 hour workshop, we will take a deep dive into the world of essential oils, to learn about their origins, ways of extraction, potent chemistry, therapeutic properties, how they stimulate our sense of smell, support and increase immune function and how they can help bring our health back into homeostasis.  

 

We will look at Essential Oils to help boost and support the Immune System. You will learn about therapeutic use for common ailments, make and take home remedies to enjoy and safely use at home. You will receive accompanying notes to refer to, with recipes, essential oil guide and where to source products to continue making your own.

What will be covered in the workshop;-

 

Getting to Know & how to use Essential oils

  • What are essential oils and what makes them therapeutic?

  • How do they work?

  • Our sense of Smell – the therapeutic power of scent & our emotions

  • Categories of essential oils

  • Mother Nature’s Medicine Chest: 1st Aid oils

  • Safe use: learning about dosage and how to blend. Cautions to be aware of.

  • Who can use: babies, children, adults, pregnancy, convalescence,

  • Where to source essential oils and additional ingredients.

  • How to use e.o’s in Steam inhalations, aromatherapy baths, body oils and more.

  • How to use pain relieving oils for headaches, stomach aches, muscular & joint aches, sinus congestion, sluggish digestion, period pains.

Practical Outcomes 

  • Make your own essential oil blend to take away with you

  • Mix your own blend in an inhaler to boost your immune system

  • Make an aroma spray to clear the air of bacteria and viruses

  • Learn a face & head massage routine (ease congestion, headaches, release tension).

The cost includes bottles, ingredients, sundries and essential oils for making the essential oils remedies to take home with you.

Come away feeling knowledgeable, relaxed and inspired to use essential oils at home.

 

  Aromatherapy for 

Stress Release

Week 2

Sunday 12th September 2021

2.30pm-5.30pm

£42.00

Yogahome 14 Allen Road, London N16 8SB 

"The comfort of heart, gladdening of the spirit and rejoicing of the senses that fragrances in all their incarnations cause us to experience, can be described as spiritual, healing and liberating..."  Krishnaraj Iyengar

The use of nature’s plant essences in aromatherapy, have been shown to have positive effects in treating stress and anxiety and so are a valuable natural source of healing we can turn to. You will learn how essential oils can relax and de-sensitise a heightened nervous system and essential oils that are a nervous system tonic to strengthen and support where needed.

 

in this second week, the focus is on essential oils that release stress, aid relaxation and bring about a feeling of peace and wellbeing.

During this 3 hour workshop, we will take a deep dive into the world of essential oils, to learn about their potent chemistry, therapeutic properties, how they stimulate our sense of smell to increase our emotional wellbeing, support and increase immune function and how they can help bring our health back into homeostasis.

You will learn about the "super-powers" of aromas and how they illicit an immediate response in the brain, that can help to harmonise and balance emotions. You will explore scents and their olfactory sensations, make and take home remedies to enjoy and safely use at home.  Accompanying notes will be provided with recipes, essential oil guide and where to source products to continue making your own.

 

The aim of this workshop is to give you confidence in how to use essential oils to support and improve your health and wellbeing naturally, without having to resort to products that have been synthetically produced with man-made chemicals.

 

Discover:-

  • What are essential oils and what makes them therapeutic?

  • How do they work?

  • Our sense of Smell – the power of scent

  • Categories of essential oils

  • Safe use: learning about dosage and how to blend. Cautions to be aware of.

  • Who can use: babies, children, adults, pregnancy, convalescence,

  • Where to source essential oils and additional ingredients.

  • Learn about the top 5 essential oils to use for stress release

  • Essential oils to relieve muscular tension

  • Essential oils to unwind the mind and slow down thoughts

  • Essential oils to promote a good Night’s Sleep

  • Infusing essential oils to elevate/relax mood

  • Balancing hormones: irritable moods, PMT, depression

 

 

PRACTICAL

  • On the spot Essential oils to inhale (tissue, use on pulse points)

  • Bath Salts – You can make a blend to use in the bath and soak or

  • Shower Salt scrub – You can make a blend and mix an oil blend and massage into the skin whilst in the shower. This will also moisturise the skin and the aromas will work their magic on mood and emotions.

  • Hot compress to relax neck and shoulders

  • Self-Massage Routine: for hands or feet (ease congestion, headaches, release tension). Make your own blend to take home)

The cost includes bottles, ingredients, sundries and essential oils for making the essential oils remedies to take home with you.

Come away feeling knowledgeable, relaxed and inspired to use essential oils at home.

 

 

 Aromatherapy for 

Beauty & Body Care

Sunday 19th September 2021

2.30pm-5.30pm

£42.00

Yogahome 14 Allen Road, London N16 8SB 

"The bluebell is the sweetest flower, that waves in summer air: It's blossoms have the mightiest power to soothe my spirit's care".
The Bluebell, Emily Bronte

Essential oils are used in the cosmetic and beauty industry and it has been recently found that microplastics have been added to many products, such as cleansers, toothpaste and face scrubs. We know that these substances are toxic and polluting to our body and to the environment.

We can immediately make a positive impact, by choosing products that do not have these harmful products in, or even better, make your own!

 

Using essential oils and natural ingredients for our beauty needs, we can be safe in the knowledge that we know exactly what we are putting on our skin. Since around 40% of what we out on our skin gets absorbed by the blood stream, it makes sense to use natural ingredients that our body can naturally process, without toxic side-effects.

 

The intention of this workshop is to have fun and enjoy making beauty products and blends that are naturally healthy, kind to our body and the environment. 

Nourish your senses, relax and enjoy the therapeutic process of self-care. 

 

We will cover natural ingredients you can source from home and easily buy to make home beauty products and remedies.

Discover:-

  • What are essential oils and what makes them therapeutic?

  • How do they work?

  • Our sense of Smell – the power of scent

  • Categories of essential oils

  • Taking care of your skin with essential oils and clay for cleansing the face and body

  • Where to source ingredients and sundries.

 

Clay Face/Body Masks – demo how to make

Face Oil – (to nourish the skin, blemishes, clear the sinuses, or relax and release headaches and jaw tension)

  • Blend your own to take home 

  • Or make a body oil to moisturise your skin

  • Learn and relax with a face massage routine.

Natural Face Scrub with oats and red rose petals – Demonstration on how to make you get a sachet to take home with you

Toothbrush Powder (Natural Toothpaste) – demonstration on how to make, you get to take a sachet to take home

 

Where to source Ingredients and containers.

It is so satisfying to make your own beauty products that often cost a lot of money to buy and are packaged in plastic. By using glass or other natural materials that can be recycled and used again, we are reducing the impact of unnecessary waste and strain on our environment.

The cost includes bottles, ingredients, sundries and essential oils for making the essential oils remedies to take home with you.

You will receive accompanying notes to refer to, with recipes, essential oil guide and where to source products to continue making your own.

Come away feeling knowledgeable, relaxed and inspired to use essential oils at home.

 

 EASTER

SELF-LOVE

CACAO GATHERING

With Cacao, Meditation & Yoga

 

Saturday 3rd April 2021

4.00pm- 6.00pm £16.00 pp

A Yogahome Workshop Live on Zoom

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Open your heart, connect to your bliss, uplift your spirit

Let's come together, relax and have fun with practices that will uplift and nourish the soul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Book your place through Yogahome Studio 1 week before,  to receive a dose of organic ceremonial cacao and a gorgeous  essential oil blend roll on in the post, to prepare for the workshop!

You are invited to join in this gathering of like-minded souls to celebrate, connect and inspire through cacao ceremony, meditation, ritual and yoga. We will connect to the energy of the Bodhisattva, the Goddess of Compassion,  so that we can feel and see our own Bodhicitta (our own innate self-compassion) and focus on loving kindness. This is a growing area of research that is proving to be a great resource that boosts, strengthens and increase our immune system and wellbeing.

 

As we navigate our way through these challenging and unique times, it is heart-warming and uplifting to connect in ways that are positive and healthy. 

In this Workshop:-

We will begin with a cacao ceremony and a meditation to tune in to and soothe our heart space.

-  We will engage in self-compassion practices to elevate our hearts and minds,  and give us a feeling of        

   resilience and wellbeing.

- Clear and let go of any stagnant energy in a purging ritual to make space for creativity, inspiration and joy

- We will tune in to the healing energy of the Boddhisattva of compassion & find out where we might need a      bit of extra TLC

- Cultivate self-appreciation for ourselves and appreciation for others

- Practice The Metta Bhavana Meditation, (Loving Kindness Meditation)

- Have fun connecting with oracle cards

- Rest in blissful restorative practice

What you will need for the workshop:

 

  • Allocated, undisturbed time and space to practice.

  • Make yourself some cacao for the meditation ceremony (see recipe below)

  • Create an altar: gather candles, incense, palo santo, arrange some crystals,

       essential oils, arrange fairy lights, any tarot or oracle cards (optional)

  • A yoga mat or rug, blankets, bolster/pillows, cushions, light scarf to cover your eyes

  • Paper and pen/journal

 

This workshop is for all levels of experience.

Recipe for Cacao

1 dstpn powdered cacao or handful cacao discs

1/2 tspn coconut oil

150 - 200mls mls water, oat or any other milk

You might like to add some cinnamon powder, or ginger, macca or lucuma powders.

Properties and benefits of cacao

Cacao is a raw chocolate considered to be a superfood with nutritional and healing properties and is thought of as healing medicine and used in ceremony and rituals. Untampered and unadulterated, it contains over 40 antioxidents and is known as "The Foods of the Gods" It is distinct to the commercially processed chocolate we are used to in the West. 

Cacao contains beneficial neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators already present in our brain, most notably including: 

Norepinephrine - The joy molecule

Serotonin - Helps with wellbeing, and creates resistance to stress. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of serotonin.

Dopamine - Gives feelings of motivation and pleasure. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of dopamine.

Anandamine - The bliss molecule, it moderates pain, and is associated with the "runners high" effect. Cacao also has N-linoleoylethanolamine, the re-uptake inhibitor for anandamine.

Phenylethylamine (PEA) - Helps with excitement, alertness, attention. Gives the perception of time slowing down. 

 

Cacao helps us to connect to it's healing intelligence and to our heart space and intuition. The purpose of this workshop retreat is to connect into our being, reflect, meditate, receive guidance, insight and inspiration for  and connect with others of like-minds.

 

It opens up our hearts to the inherent qualities of love, peace, compassion and kindness, excellent qualities to be guiding us through our lives.  This is a time to release and let go of what no longer serves you and  Clear a space for greater health and healing.

 

Interestingly in yoga,  the sanskrit word Ananda means bliss, joy and relates to the Anandamaya Kosha or bliss sheath that represents our true nature and being.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to create your own altar

An altar is a sacred space of beauty, that can help you to tune in and focus on meditation and your intuition. It is a visual and energetic focal point to help clarify the mind, and to create the space and energy of peacefulness and calm.

You can bring elemental aspects into your altar of the earth (crystals, stones, flowers), water (sea shells), fire (candle), air (incense, sage, palo santo), singing bowls or bells for sounding and clearing the space. You can decorate with photo of a deity, guru, or beautiful flower, anything that connects you to spirit and beauty and helps you to feel peaceful and calm.

 

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

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 Yoga for Better Sleep

Workshop  

 

Saturday 6th March 2021

  5.30pm -7.30pm

£12.00

A Yogahome Studio Workshop Live on Zoom 

A workshop to improve your sleep

quality & increase your happiness!

 

Do you suffer from insomnia or disturbed sleep?

Does lack of good quality sleep affect anxiety levels, daytime energy,

and moods?

 

In this workshop you will learn how to establish healthy sleep patterns to counter the stresses arising through not having enough good quality sleep!  

 

Learn easy relaxation techniques & practice a yin yoga sequence to set you up for a restful night’s sleep. Even if you sleep well, you will enjoy these easy, tried and tested ways, to deeply relax and enhance your wellbeing.

 

Wake up in the morning feeling happy, fresh and ready for the day ahead.

 

There will be a talk at the beginning to cover understanding of circadian & sleep cycles. How poor quality sleep disrupts hormones and cortisol levels in the body. How through yoga, meditation, pranayama and aromatherapy, harmony is restored in mind, body, energy, mood and emotions. Easy practices to facilitate better sleep.

 

Strategies you will learn, practice & take away with you:-

 

  •        Easy pranayama breathing to deeply relax before sleep

  •        Nourishing yin restorative yoga postures to stretch and soothe

  •        A Chi Kung meditation to send you off to sleep

  •        Learn a Yoga Nidra self-practice

  •        Easy use of Aromatherapy to enhance sleep

   Participants will receive a PDF of accompanying notes and a selection of easy Sleep Prep sequences.

All are welcome to attend. The practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

 

 Soulful Sunday

Self-Love Cacao

Gathering 

With Meditation & Yoga

 

Sunday 14th February 2021

2.00pm - 4.00pm, £8.00 pp.  or £12.00 for two

Live on Zoom

Open your heart, connect to your bliss, uplift your spirit

 Live On Zoom

2.00pm - 4.00pm

 

 

Let's come together, relax and have fun with practices that will uplift and nourish the soul.

You are invited to join in this gathering of like-minded souls to celebrate, connect and inspire through cacao ceremony, meditation, ritual and yoga. We will connect to the energy of the Bodhisattva, the Goddess of Compassion,  so that we can feel and see our own Bodhicitta (our own innate self-compassion) and focus on loving kindness. This is a growing area of research that is proving to be a great resource that boosts, strengthens and increase our immune system wellbeing.

 

As we navigate our way through these challenging and unique times, it is heart-warming and uplifting to connect in ways that are positive and healthy. 

 

In this Workshop:-

We will begin with a cacao ceremony and a meditation to tune in to our heart space and express gratitude for what is good in our lives.

- We will connect to self-compassion practices that will elevate our health and create a greater sense

   of resilience and wellbeing.

- Clear and let go of any stagnant energy in a purging ritual to make space for creativity, inspiration and joy

- We will tune in to the healing energy of the Boddhisattva of compassion & find out where we might need a      bit of extra TLC

- Cultivate self-appreciation for ourselves and appreciation for others

- Practice The Metta Bhavana Meditation, (Loving Kindness Meditation)

- Have fun connecting with oracle cards

- Rest in blissful restorative practice

What you will need for the workshop:

 

  • Allocated, undisturbed time and space to practice.

  • Make yourself some cacao for the meditation ceremony (see recipe below)

  • Create an altar: gather candles, incense, palo santo, arrange some crystals,

       essential oils, arrange fairy lights, any tarot or oracle cards (optional)

  • A yoga mat or rug, blankets, bolster/pillows, cushions, light scarf to cover your eyes

  • Paper and pen/journal

 

This workshop is for all levels of experience.

Recipe for Cacao

1 dstpn powdered cacao or handful cacao discs

1/2 tspn coconut oil

100 - 150mls mls oat or any other milk

You might like to add some cinnamon powder, or ginger, macca or lucuma powders.

Properties and benefits of cacao

Cacao is a raw chocolate considered to be a superfood with nutritional and healing properties and is thought of as healing medicine and used in ceremony and rituals. Untampered and unadulterated, it contains over 40 antioxidents and is known as "The Foods of the Gods" It is distinct to the commercially processed chocolate we are used to in the West. 

Cacao contains beneficial neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators already present in our brain, most notably including: 

Norepinephrine - The joy molecule

Serotonin - Helps with wellbeing, and creates resistance to stress. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of serotonin.

Dopamine - Gives feelings of motivation and pleasure. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of dopamine.

Anandamine - The bliss molecule, it moderates pain, and is associated with the "runners high" effect. Cacao also has N-linoleoylethanolamine, the re-uptake inhibitor for anandamine.

Phenylethylamine (PEA) - Helps with excitement, alertness, attention. Gives the perception of time slowing down. 

 

Cacao helps us to connect to it's healing intelligence and to our heart space and intuition. The purpose of this workshop retreat is to connect into our being, reflect, meditate, receive guidance, insight and inspiration for  and connect with others of like-minds.

 

It opens up our hearts to the inherent qualities of love, peace, compassion and kindness, excellent qualities to be guiding us through our lives.  This is a time to release and let go of what no longer serves you and  Clear a space for greater health and healing.

 

Interestingly in yoga,  the sanskrit word Ananda means bliss, joy and relates to the Anandamaya Kosha or bliss sheath that represents our true nature and being.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to create your own altar

An altar is a sacred space that can help you to tune into and focus on meditation and your intuition. It can be an energetic focal point to help clarify the mind, and to create the space and energy of peacefulness and calm.

You can bring elemental aspects into your altar of the earth (crystals, stones, flowers), water (sea shells), fire (candle), air (incense, sage, palo santo), singing bowls or bells for sounding and clearing the space. You can decorate with photo of a deity, guru, or beautiful flower, anything that connects you to spirit and beauty and helps you to feel peaceful and calm.

 

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

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 FULL MOON CACAO GATHERING 

With Quartz Crystal & Himalayan Singing Bowls

 

Saturday March 27 2020

3.00pm - 5.00pm Investment: £20.00

Yogahome Studiot, Stoke Newington, N16 8SD

Completely let go,

indulge your senses,

relax, nourish & uplift your spirits


In this two hour workshop, we will immerse ourselves in the healing vibrations of sound, through sonic Pranayama meditation and Himalayan and Quartz Crystal singing bowls. A real treat for mind, body and soul. 

We are all vibratory beings, as every cell in our body resonates and emits frequencies in our energetic field. This energy reflects the state of our health and vitality.

When we feel out of tune, we can experience this as low energy, moods or depleted immune system and we become more prone to stress. When struck and played, the sound-waves from the Himalayan and the quartz crystal singing bowls have a therapeutic effect on our physical, mental and emotional bodies, relaxing us on a deep level. They are powerful instruments with the ability to restore health and wellbeing. 

The Himalayan bowls have a grounding effect that will help you feel more embodied, integrated and present in the here and now. The other-worldly and ethereal notes of the crystal bowls, have a wonderful way of transcending worrying thoughts and tension, that will lighten and uplift your mood.

In this workshop we will:

  • Engage in Chakra Meditation to tune into the energy field

  • Practise Pranayama to clear energy channels

  • Practise a few restorative postures to prepare the body further for relaxation and for receiving the resonant healing of the crystal and Himalayan singing bowls

  • Recline in the ultimate luxurious savasana

Benefits of sound healing:

  • Significantly reduces stress and anxiety

  • Stimulates the immune system

  • Assists with lowering blood pressure and anger

  • Deep relaxation and pain relief

  • Assists with chakra cleansing and balancing

  • Helps to calm overactive adrenals

  • Increases mental and emotional clarity

You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and in harmony with yourself and the universe!

What to bring & how to prepare for the workshop

  • For comfort and warmth, please bring an extra blanket and or a pillow to rest your head for extra support

  • Wear warm comfy clothes

Contra Indications & Cautions

The following conditions are contra-indicated and the workshop may not be suitable if you:-

  • Are fitted with a pacemaker

  • Suffer with Meniere's Disease

  • Have just had a hip/joint operation

  • Have severe Osteoporosis

  • Have an ear Infection (discomfort during the sounding may be felt)

  • Have metal in the body (plates/pins, discomfort might be felt, although some people experience no discomfort at all)

  • Are in the first three months of pregnancy

  • If you wear hearing aids, it's best to remove them during the workshop

 

If you have any queries about the above, please do get in touch directly

florentinalamclark@hotmail.com

The workshop takes place at Yogahome Studio which is equipped with, bolsters, blankets, eye pillows, blocks and bricks. Although you are advised to bring your own mat, or you can hire one for £2.00. You may also prefer to bring your own blanket, eye pillow/eye mask/scarf.

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

 

 Soulful Sunday Cacao

Ceremony 

With Cacao, Meditation & Yoga

 

Sunday 31st January 2021

2.00pm - 4.00pm, £8.00

Live on Zoom

Open your heart, connect to your bliss, uplift your spirit

 Live On Zoom

2.00pm - 4.00pm, £8.00

 

 

Let's come together, relax and have fun with practices that will uplift and nourish the soul.

You are invited to partake in this gathering of like-minded souls to celebrate, connect and inspire through cacao ceremony, meditation, ritual and yoga.As we navigate our way through these challenging and unique times, it is heart-warming and uplifting to connect in ways that are positive and healthy for our wellbeing. 

 

We will begin with a cacao ceremony and a meditation to tune in and express gratitude for what is good in our lives

 

In this Workshop:-

- We will engage in pranayama to refresh and relax the mind

 

- Clear and let go of any stagnant energy in a purging ritual to make space for creativity, inspiration and joy

 

- Have fun connecting with oracle cards

 

- Access our intuition and the inner guidance of the soul with Cave of the Heart Meditation

 

- Rest and deeply relax with restorative yoga to connect to deep peace and calm

 

 

What you will need for the workshop:

 

  • Allocated, undisturbed time and space to practice.

  • Make yourself some cacao for the meditation ceremony (see recipe below)

  • Create an altar: gather candles, incense, palo santo, arrange some crystals,

     essential oils, arrange fairy lights, any tarot or oracle cards (optional)

  • A yoga mat or rug, blankets, bolster/pillows, cushions, light scarf to cover your eyes

  • Paper and pen/journal

 

This workshop is for all levels of experience.

Recipe for Cacao

1 dstpn powdered cacao or handful cacao discs

1/2 tspn coconut oil

100 - 150mls mls oat or any other milk

You might like to add some cinnamon powder, or ginger, macca or lucuma powders.

Properties and benefits of cacao

Cacao is a raw chocolate considered to be a superfood with nutritional and healing properties and is thought of as healing medicine and used in ceremony and rituals. Untampered and unadulterated, it contains over 40 antioxidents and is known as "The Foods of the Gods" It is distinct to the commercially processed chocolate we are used to in the West. 

Cacao contains beneficial neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators already present in our brain, most notably including: 

Norepinephrine - The joy molecule

Serotonin - Helps with wellbeing, and creates resistance to stress. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of serotonin.

Dopamine - Gives feelings of motivation and pleasure. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of dopamine.

Anandamine - The bliss molecule, it moderates pain, and is associated with the "runners high" effect. Cacao also has N-linoleoylethanolamine, the re-uptake inhibitor for anandamine.

Phenylethylamine (PEA) - Helps with excitement, alertness, attention. Gives the perception of time slowing down. 

 

Cacao helps us to connect to it's healing intelligence and to our heart space and intuition. The purpose of this workshop retreat is to connect into our being, reflect, meditate, receive guidance, insight and inspiration for the coming year and connect with others of like-minds. It opens up our hearts to the inherent qualities of love, peace, compassion and kindness, excellent qualities to be guiding us through our lives.  This is a time to release and let go of what no longer serves you, practice forgiveness for yourself and others, clear out the clutter: mental, emotional and physical. Clear a space for greater health and healing. This makes space and room for hopes, dreams and wishes to start to take shape and to come into being.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to create your own altar

An altar is a sacred space that can help you to tune into and focus on meditation and your intuition. It can be an energetic focal point to help clarify the mind, and to create the space and energy of peacefulness and calm.

You can bring elemental aspects into your altar of the earth (crystals, stones, flowers), water (sea shells), fire (candle), air (incense, sage, palo santo), singing bowls or bells for sounding and clearing the space. You can decorate with photo of a deity, guru, or beautiful flower, anything that connects you to spirit and beauty and helps you to feel peaceful and calm.

 

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

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