EVENTS – FOREST ROW | Equinox Kirtan and Cacao Ceremony
and Cacao Ceremony
with Sivani Mata & Friends
Saturday 21 September 2019 | 5pm – 9pm
at Dirk Chester Hall, Michael Hall Primary School,
Priory Road, Forest Row, RH18 5JA
Join us for the whole journey or just for the Kirtan
5pm – 7pm Cacao Ceremony, 7pm – 9pm Kirtan
Kirtan is to sing the profoundly healing sounds of Sanskrit mantra, effortlessly dropping our awareness out of our busy minds and into our hearts. Kirtan is from the path of Bhakti Yoga (pure love and compassion) and responds to where you are it and what you need in that moment, whether that is to bring you to a space of calm or elation. It can be deeply moving and incredibly joyful. During the Kirtan, Sivani Mata will play the harmonium and be join by other musicians to support the journey.
In addition to the Kirtan, we will be holding the space to dive into the heart with the ancient sacred medicine that is Cacao. Used in ceremony She invites us to journey deep into our hearts, welcome in clarity, let go of negative emotions and align with truth. In our circle together we will set intentions and drink the cacao, after which the invitation is to lie down and journey into a liminal space where we can be open to the guidance of the heart.
Cacao (chocolate in it's pure form) is a plant medicine from Central and South America. The cacao we will be drinking is raw, organic, non-GMO, ceremonial grade cacao from Asháninka tribes of the Peruvian Amazon, this cacao has been lovingly grown and fairly traded every step of the way. Cacao contains the active ingredient Theobromine which translates as "food of the gods" and was used by native peoples in communion with the divine. Cacao also has numerous health benefits and contains antioxidants, iron, magnesium, copper and zinc, as well as Anandamide ("the bliss molecule") which the body produces when in love and gives the sensation of a natural high.
If you are joining for the Cacao Ceremony:
• bring a mug
• bring a journal/notebook & pen
• you may like to feel into your intention for the ceremony in advance – what you would like to bring in to and/or release from your life.
Please let me know if:
• you are taking any medication particularly anti depressants (as cacao introduces serotonin into the system which anti depressants also do).
• you have a heart condition (as cacao increases the blood flow to the brain and heart by at least 40%).
• you are pregnant.
Full Journey (Cacao and Kirtan) – advance booking only (so we can prepare the cacao): £30 high wage, £25 medium wage, £20 low wage (please pay the amount you can afford)
Kirtan only – £10 or £15 on the door
TO BOOK GO TO: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sivani-mata-friends-equinox-kirtan-cacao-ceremony-tickets-69355565363
OM NAMAH SIVAYA!