Jenn Brooks & The Yoga Sanctuary
I'm very pleased to welcome Jack Howard to facilitate two special events at The Yoga Sanctuary in the Village of Barboursville. Jack was a very welcomed special guest at the Weekend Under the Stars retreat that I hosted in May and is travelling back to West Virginia to share his unique gifts and talents with us.
The Cacao Ceremony and Sound Journey events dates are:
Friday, March 8 from 7-9pm
Saturday, March 9, 10-noon
Each class is $45.
Cacao is the plant from which chocolate is made. Heart-opening 'Ceremonial' or 'Pure' Cacao is minimally processed to retain 100% of the nutrients and psychoactive compounds that bring calm focus and a feeling of bliss and love. A cacao ceremony is the intentional and reverent consumption of Cacao that respects the Divine nature of the plant as medicine for the body, mind and soul.
Sound Healing is the use of instruments including the voice to produce frequencies and vibrations that interact with the human body and mind. Brainwave frequencies are lowered allowing access to deep states of relaxation and healing.
Calms the mind
Opens the heart
Heals the body
Calms the nervous system
Deepens brainwave frequencies
Heals the body
Enhanced sense of well-being
I loved the cacao ritual and sound journey at the Sanctuary! The altars set up for this ceremony (one of vessels for serving and drinking cacao, another for musical instruments) as well as the participants (so open-hearted) enhanced the encounter. I still carry this experience with me as I learn more about cacao and incorporate its use in my personal practice. I am enjoying the benefits of cacao, especially the reduction in inflammation!
I’m so grateful for the many wonderful experiences I’ve had at The Yoga Sanctuary - gentle yoga, restorative yoga, Reiki, Ayurveda workshops, and most recently the opportunity to participate in a cacao ceremony. I felt refreshed and also very peaceful at the end of the day. I recommend any and all of Jenn’s programs, as well as the community that has formed around them.
I thoroughly enjoyed Jack’s cacao ceremony. He created a quiet, peaceful environment, taught us about the "how tos" and benefits of ritual and then guided us to experience the healing benefits of it.
Thank you so much for providing the container for this event. Jack was a phenomenal practitioner. After having arrived with low energy, I felt calm and centered at the completion of our time together. For which I am grateful.