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Moon Circle & Cacao Ceremony IN STUDIO

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Our monthly gathering with movement, meditation, and sacred cacao.

Moon Circle & Cacao Ceremony

Emma Landolt | 7 - 9:30 pm | 21 September 2024 | Price: £35

The Shala’s monthly moon circle is an invitation to gather together in community, to share Cacao and experiences and to participate in movement and meditation. All are welcome.
Our cacao ceremonies are held once a month on a Saturday evening and will fall under/near the full or the new moon depending on the moon cycle.
The full moon will invite a theme of release and letting go and the new moon will help us to plant new seeds and set intentions for the coming cycle. 
Each month we will guide you in meditation and breathwork, invite you to drink sacred Cacao, to move your body, share inspirations and stories, and drop into a deep delicious Yoga Nidra.
Everything we do in our Moon Circles is by invitation. Should you wish to attend, but do NOT wish to drink cacao you are absolutely welcome!

Our Moon Circles were created with the intention to be an evening spent in community and energetic collaboration. If you would like to contribute to the evening’s circle, we’d love that! Past contributions have included movement (non-yogic) and breathwork. If you are interested in contributing, please email our Studio Manager, Daniela

Cacao Ceremony

Ceremonial Cacao

Tsatsayaku ceremonial grade cacao that we use is made from the Arriba Nacional | Fino de Aroma cacao bean in Ecuador. It is wild-harvested, non-GMO, organic and Fair Trade. Cacao contains potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium which contribute to cardiovascular health. Cacao has the ability to trigger the release of dopamine and the endorphins that soothe the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and depression. It contains the bliss molecule Anandamide which helps to relieve emotional stress. 


Please note that Cacao does not work well with caffeine so we recommend to leave at least 3 hours between drinking coffee or stimulants and cacao. We also recommend that you do not eat for at least three hours prior to the ceremony to support your body to take in and absorb the cacao for ceremony. 

*If  you have any medical issues/conditions, are taking any medication (including anti-depressants), if you have a heart condition, or if you are pregnant, please consult your GP before drinking cacao.
Please bring:
  • a crystal, a flower, a shell, a feather, a stone or a small precious object to place on our group altar
  • a notebook and pen to journal
  • a water bottle – be sure to drink plenty of water both before during and after the retreat
Cacao Ceremony
Emma Landolt

Emma Landolt

Emma is an experienced yoga teacher & ceremonial space holder, passionate about teaching the magic and ritual of breath, movement & meditation. Her spaces are healing & joyful.

Emma has lead women’s circles and retreats with the medicine of Cacao for the past 3 years and has developed a deep connection to this ancient healing plant. She uses powerful breathwork and the deep liminal space of yoga nidra to help us let go of mind conditioning and journey deep into the heart. Emma’s circles welcome delight & creativity, soothing the mind, revitalising the body & nourishing the soul. 

Emma has had a dedicated yoga practice for 20 years. She is a Senior Experienced teacher with over 1000 hours of training and has been teaching and sharing her practice for 10 years, exploring the synergy of shamanic teachings of South America, Celtic pagan earth magic and the precious wisdom of the Yoga path.

Emma’s full bio may be read here

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