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Cacaoga At The Shala with Liz & Christiane

Join Liz Getman and Cristiane Machado, yoginis, cacao lovers, and sister goddesses, for a special Cacaoga at Bodhi Sangha Shala on Saturday, December 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Spend your afternoon drinking one of Mother Nature’s most precious gifts, raw cacao, while enjoying a combination of slow-flow Hatha/Yin Yoga and heart-centered meditation on the beautiful, sacred grounds of the Shala. This event is designed for individuals of all meditation, yoga, and spiritual backgrounds.

Native to tropical areas of Latin America, cacao is chocolate before the processing; an unsugared, unadulterated form of one of our world's favorite sweets. Known as a super food, cacao is high in magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, and iron--and is an incredible mood booster! One of its more potent components is anandamide, a neurotransmitter known as the bliss molecule. For those with an interest or background in yoga and/or Hindu philosophy, you may know that the word "ananda" means bliss and refers to a higher state of being. Cacao facilitates our goal of achieving that blissful state and deepening our connection to our truest selves, Mother Nature, and universal oneness. According to an indigenous myth, when the balance between humankind and nature is threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open our hearts and return us to harmony. For those of you who know that your connection with chocolate runs deep, we invite you to experience another dimension of that connection--a deeply spiritual or shamanic one. Ceremonial cacao partners with us, facilitating the journey inward and the discovery of our truest, highest, most love-filled selves. 

Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Eat a light meal about 1.5-2 hours in advance and avoid consuming too much caffeine. Bring your own mug (BYOM), a bottle of water, yoga mat, blanket, pillow, and pen and notebook (if you are interested in taking notes and/or documenting your thoughts and experiences). Cost is $25. 

Please reserve your spot by paying in advance at: PayPal.me/egetman/25 or by messaging Liz or Cristiane directly, if you would like to pay at the door. 

*Please note - Raw cacao can interfere negatively (read: nasty headache!) with SSRIs (anti-depressants). If you are taking such medications, please message Liz or Cristiane in advance.*

Love- and chocolate-filled blessings to you all.

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