Winter-warmer: Cacao Ceremony, Djembe Rhythms & Sound Healing

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Paddington Community Hall; 10 Moreton St Paddington QLD

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HI BRISBANE! With the beautiful energy of Winter Solstice & a huge desire to connect in deeply with community, I couldn't resist creating a Ceremony for us all to spice up our winter bodies and fuel our hearts for the coming months.

And this Ceremony is going to be particularly luscious as we have Leith James supporting with his incredible ancient Gong medicine (and I mean INCREDIBLE! Have you seen them, heard them? Ah-ma-zing) & djembe players Gabe Reese, Shan Fay & Leith supporting the dance portion of the night, playing drums to the powerful beat of our tribal hearts.

This Ceremony is going to be limited to 30 beautiful people. We will begin the evening to the hum of the didgeridoo, in self-connection & embodiment practices to support our hearts & beings to be as powerfully open as possible for this primal evening of wonder. We will drink a full Ceremonial dose of the plant-medicine Cacao in deep Ceremony. And as the Cacao moves with our hearts and DNA, we will support the transformation & bliss available to us through dance, movement, meditation & ancient intention-setting practices. These practices support us to feel the full force of our empowerment / freedom, & in tandem with Cacao, naturally create an arising of our true authentic selves.

We will conclude our journey with the vibration of the Gongs to support our DNA to integrate and calibrate. The Gongs are one of the oldest ancient instruments, dating back as early as 4,000 BC. The harmonising effect of the Gongs are unique, as they facilitate the release of emotional energetic blockages and re-align the chakra system. Helping us to healthily integrate all our energy systems.
This evening is going to be a delicious workshop of connection, alchemy & pleasure, perfect for our cold winter days. If you've been feeling the inner call to metaphorically slough off your snake-skin and call-in fresh energy, to dance your fire inside, to connect to the silence of the divine within, while enjoying the warmth of spicy medicinal Cacao alongside heartfelt tribe, in all manner of deep connect - this is your night :)

Date: July 1st 2017
Time: 6pm - 10.45pm
Venue: Paddington Community Hall
Exchange: $69.00

** Please note:
If you are currently being treated for depression, Cacao may not be the medicine for you. The tryptophan and monoamino oxidase inhibitors of the Cacao are a bad mix with anti-depressant medicine. Can cause severe migraine, or worse. Please get in contact with me to discuss if this is a consideration for you.

Cacao has been used for centuries in different cultures as a tool to facilitate a reflective & meditative experience that focuses on the heart-space. Due to the active medicinal properties of Cacao, it is possible to experience a state of heightened awareness, which opens us to deeper-stored emotional densities that are ready to be seen, felt & released.

The euphoria-inducing properties of Cacao help us to connect deeply to the love, & ultimate truth, that sits inside our hearts.

When we sit with Cacao with the intention to open to ourselves & our own vulnerability, Cacao has the potential to create a profound yet gentle inner experience of heart transformation. To help activate this opening, I have sourced the highest Ceremonial-grade Guatemalan Cacao possible.

Cacao is a gentle medicine. She is not hallucinogenic or muscle-twitching or anything like that at all. At her base, she is the pure source of chocolate; her taste is bitter, and her work is sweet. For me she is the perfect medicine because she is gentle yet profound. No scary or strange experiences possible with this beauty. Her way is gentle Love. Come and be held.

"The Cacao Ceremony held by Petra was one of the most beautiful and profound experiences of my life. She held the space beautifully with a lovely mix of acceptance, freedom of expression and guided visualisation. I laughed, I cried, I danced and sung. Mostly I connected with my ancient self, beyond all time, and felt very held in that process by Petra and Cacao."
Malindi Lovegrove-Lower

"Beautiful people, the Ceremony was an amazing journey of self transformation, love, unity and spirit that was shared by each divine being. Many thanks to Petra Lane for guiding us with her immense knowledge and wisdom. Keep shining the light x."
Curt Hannagan

"Truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I floated, swam through colours and space - all my senses are awoken. I said goodbye to yesterday feeling amazing, and started my day early, alive with energy. My third Gong Sound Bath ignited my creativity. You said to focus on what we want and rid ourselves of what we don’t. This certainly happened, to the point my creative block is now gone. My art is now flowing once again."
Angelica Kelso

"Leith thank you for sharing your special gifts in such a passionate and profound way. Since coming along to Gong Sound Meditation my head pain has subsided considerably and I am able to surrender, relax and connect with a deep peace inside me which I enjoy for many days following a class. Thank you shining your light brightly, and for sounding your gongs for healing."
Josie Thomson

Known for the wisdom, integrity & authenticity she brings to her Ceremonial spaces, Petra opens the way for people to experience their own personal enlivened truth. Driven by a desire for all beings to walk powerfully in their most integrated Self, she creates a deliciously ripe yet safe container for people to explore true connection, in this moment.
With 20 years on the healing path, her practice combines somatic process, earth-based Ceremonial methodology, metaphysical causality and practical, heart-centered action, supporting individuals to walk in the truth of their own empowerment.
Petra brings an embodied quality of softness & strength to Cacao Ceremonies, her therapeutic individual sessions, the online workshop space she facilitates, and the pilgrimages she leads around the world. She has studied the Science of Psychology at Uni, holds a Cert III in Psychosomatic Therapy, specialises in trauma therapy / neural re-wiring, & has a compulsive tendency to do cartwheels and handstands whenever she’s in a park. And dance. Anywhere, anytime!

Leith is a sound healer, musician, and composer. He channels his gifts through instruments to help people relax their mind, body and soul through sound and music. Gong Sound Meditation is a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience. He uses a range of ancient instruments including Gongs, Didgeridoo (Yidaki) and Himalayan & crystal singing bowls, along with other soothing instruments. Aimed at supporting you to relax your body, quiet and calm your mind, and enable a reprieve from your daily stresses and worries. Gongs are ideal for stress and pain reduction, deep relaxation, healing and personal transformation.
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