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A sacred and safe space to connect deeply with the ancient plant medicine of cacao, our hearts and our own inner landscapes through trauma sensitive somatic yin yoga.

In ceremony be guided through preparing for, receiving and deeply connecting with the sacred plant medicine of cacao and the spirit animal medicine of the jaguar, breath, somatic and energetic practices, guided meditation, sound (instrumental and song), trauma sensitive somatic yin yoga (including gentle hands on adjustments, reiki and tuning fork healing vibrations) and compassionate self enquiry.

The Seleno Health Uturunku (Jaguar) Ceremonial Cacao will be served which will deeply support us to be embodied throughout this experience - connecting us above and below, within and without, to drop us into our hearts and safely into our bodies through somatic yin yoga so we may come home to ourselves, to release, to let go, to create space.


Sun 19 Mar | Nook Studio - 18 Tawa Street, Mt Maunganui

6.00pm - 9.00pm


$50 per person

$95 discounted cacao immersion – Sat 18 Mar + Sun 19 Mar *This option books you in for one space for Sat 18 Mar: Heart Connection & Autumn Equinox Cacao Ceremony and one space for Sun 19 Mar: Cacao & Somatic Yin Circle

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Arrive 5 mins before ceremony begins so you can prepare your space
Your divine self – be dressed in something comfy
Journal and pen
Water bottle


Through safe and sacred ceremonial spaces Kelly weaves in poetic ritual, guides those in preparing for, receiving, and connecting deeply with the sacred plant medicine of cacao, guided meditation, somatic breath, tapping and movement practices, somatic yin yoga and sound healing.  Kelly holds a trauma informed and empowering space to support loving self-enquiry and deep heart and inner landscape connection.

After a few years of a devotional and deepening practice with ceremonial cacao, and through experiencing huge transformational shifts in her own heart and life, Kelly was called to complete the Heart Awakening Cacao Facilitation Training and the Seleno Health Ukha Pacha Cacao Ceremony Facilitator Training.

Kelly’s own life journey through trauma, addiction and healing awakened her to follow a soul led life helping others to find their own light and shine brightly once again. She has completed the Stella Yoga 60hr Trauma Sensitive Yin Yoga, Personal Development & Facilitator Training, and a Diploma in Health Sciences through the Naturopathic College of NZ.


A sacred plant medicine known to grow along the equatorial belt in particular Central and South America. Cacao has been used for thousands of years in ancient traditions, rituals, and rites of passage. More now than ever does this world need the healing medicine of cacao to open our hearts, to awaken and to heal.

When used in ceremony, in sacred space, with heartfelt intention, the medicine of cacao works to bring us back to our hearts, to facilitate healing and transformation. When brought back to our hearts, our sacred epicentre, we are once again deeply connected to ourselves and the worlds around us both seen and unseen.

Cacao boasts many amazing nutritional benefits supporting physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Cacao can gently stimulate the cardiovascular system increasing blood flow and energy, support the healthy production of serotonin and dopamine, increase mental focus and clarity, promote feelings of relaxation, happiness, love, increase creativity and inspiration, nourish the body with various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and health promoting fats and can help to take us out of our heads and into our heart space.


This trauma sensitive practice creates a safe space to drop into yin poses fully supported along with manual and energetic stimulation of fascia for balancing and healing. A safe and intentional sacred space is created along with breath awareness to surrender to each pose with the use of props and hands on adjustments.

A nourishing practice for the body by providing a safe space to deeply stretch and lengthen and for the mind and spirit by providing a safe space to just be, to invite in stillness, go within and to feel into what is present and release what no longer serves.

This space is one to come home to yourself, into the body, to release, to let go and to create space for your own healing. This is a divine gift of self care, to be present, to be in an empowering space where you can safely go within and know you are held.


Eat fresh and wholesome on the day to prepare your physical vessel for the medicine. If you need to eat beforehand, try to have a light meal about 2-3 hours before cacao is consumed.

Drink lots of water and avoid alcohol and any other recreational substances that day and preferably the day before.

Please advise if you are on any medications such antidepressants or antipsychotics, if you are pregnant, if you have any cardiovascular conditions, if you have any intolerance to fermented foods, if you experience anxiety.

If you have any other health conditions that you are unsure of with regards to drinking cacao please get in touch.


Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the gathering. The refund may be less the ticketing fees incurred upon the purchase of your ticket/s.

Refunds are not available if the cancellation is within 24 hours of the gathering - the ticket can be transferred to another attendee.

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