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New Year’s Cacao Ceremony
January 1 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+8
The Great Room Raffles Arcade
328 North Bridge Rd, #02-20 Raffles Hotel Arcade
An invitation to be led out of your head into your heart. Join us for a heart opening ceremony. This is a 2-hour experience like no other! Connect. Play. Reflect. Relax. You will be guided into your heart through sound, movement, connection exercises, a heart awakening relaxation sound bath and sharing circle. [Ideal for self care and meaningful connection]
Why do we want to get out of our head?
When we only stay in the noisy chatter of the mind, we are disconnected from our authentic Self. This can lead to stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and dis-ease. But if we allow ourselves to slow down and sink into our hearts, we begin to open our hearts.
The open-hearted state
The 7 Cs of the open-hearted state as described by Richard Schwartz: Calm, Curious, Connected, Compassionate, Confident, Courageous, Clear.
“In an open hearted state – the state of your authentic Self – we have a deep and grounded sense of peace and an ever-growing confidence that we can handle what life gives us. We feel at home.” ~ Hilary Jacobs Hendel
“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better” ~ Haruki Murakami
A Cacao Ceremony is a heart opening experience
Cacao has a rich history in ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, considered to be sacred it was used in rituals, ceremonies and even as currency. The active ingredients in Cacao helps with relaxing the nervous system and our busy thinking minds. Read more about Cacao here.
Featured in the Business Times ‘Novel ways of Self Care’, our participants come from all walks of life from business owners, entrepreneurs, working professionals to life coaches and teachers. We have received warm feedback from both women and men alike.
What others say:
“Better than a summer blockbuster! A powerful experience that engages all senses.” – Daniel L
“It allowed me to reconnect with myself, others and universal oneness through the myriad of activities.” – Robin
“The feeling of connectedness to others (as well as myself) in the ceremony was amazing. Celeste did a wonderful job facilitating with so much care, respect and honour for our personal space and experiences.” – Cheryl T
“For months I was in a “fog of numb” about a tough personal situation and wondering why I wasn’t feeling sad or crying. Tonight was the first time I felt something, as if my heart needed a pressure valve.” – A
***IMPORTANT*** Things to note:
Do not take Ceremonial grade cacao if you:
– are taking anti depressants with SSRIs or medication that works in the dopamine or serotonin pathways
– have a heart condition
– take hypertension medications
– are pregnant
Please send us a message to inform us if you are unable to consume Cacao and we will serve you Ginger Tea instead.
Due to the preparation needed for this ceremony, we reserve the right to cancel the event if there are less than 6 participants.
<< Meet your Facilitator >>
Certified BodyTalk & Gong Practitioner, Celeste began her own journey of recovery and self discovery 4 years ago. She learnt how to facilitate a Cacao Ceremony from her teacher Joseph White Owl, who is one of the Indigenous Peoples of North America. He has combined aspects of his Nations culture and other learnings within the cacao ceremony. They met in Bali where he has been living for the last 3+ years, facilitating hundreds of Sacred cacao ceremonies at the Pyramids of Chi in Ubud. The Cacao Ceremony that she facilitates has been co-created under Joseph’s guidance. Through her experience she helps others journey home to their hearts, enabling them to relax, turn their attention inwards and connect to their authentic self.