Meditation, Sound Healing 

& Cacao Gatherings

2021 Workshop dates

Easter Self-Love Cacao Gathering

A Yogahome online Zoom Workshop

Saturday 3rd April 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Yoga For Better Sleep

A Yogahome Zoom online Workshop

Saturday 6th March 2021 5.30pm - 7.30pm £12.00

 

 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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