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NOURISH - A monthly offering to nourish your mind, body, heart and soul. 

Be guided through - 

  • Embodiment and energetic practices to promote groundedness, presence and calmness
  • Preparing for, receiving and connecting with the sacred plant medicine of cacao
  • Gentle guided meditation 
  • 75 minute yin yoga practice
  • Crystal bowl sound healing
  • Space for self reflection and community connection 
  • Tea and vegan treats to enjoy

The Seleno Health Uturunku (Jaguar) Ceremonial Cacao will be served. This beloved cacao can support feelings of groundedness, embodiment and heart centeredness. To find out more about this beautiful cacao please visit the Seleno Health website - https://selenohealth.com

Ordering cacao - You have the option to order Seleno Health Cacao at the time of booking and I can hand this to you when you arrive at Nook on the day.

** SPACES LIMITED **

Sat 31 Aug | House of Yoga - 3 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui

4.00pm - 7.00pm

INVESTMENT

$55 per person

*** Buy a 3 month concession and get $15 off! Available when booking online. Valid for 12 months, non refundable.

Booking fees apply | Ticket sales only

WHAT TO BRING

*Please arrive 5 mins early

Your divine self – be dressed in something comfy

Blanket/pillow (although all props will be provided)

Journal and pen

Water bottle


KELLY SMITH | THE WAY OF CEREMONY

Cacao facilitator, yin yoga facilitator and ceremonialist, Kelly weaves in poetic ritual and a passion for an embodied, gentle but deeply meaningful experience all held through a trauma sensitive lens.

She is an empowering plant medicine guide, supporting those who feel the call to connect with beloved cacao both through a ceremonial setting and also through creating a sacred personal practice.

Kelly calls forth and works with the divine elemental and cyclical energies of nature which flow through her offerings as a guiding force to support self-connection, groundedness and healing.

In a world where much emphasis is given to awakening outside and above ourselves, Kelly invites those who gather with her to return home to the heart and body as a path towards self-discovery and accessing higher states of consciousness. Kelly believes cacao and yin yoga are profound tools to support this path.

After a number of years of a devotional and deepening practice with cacao, and through experiencing huge transformational shifts in her own heart and life, Kelly was called to complete the Heart Awakening Cacao Facilitator Training and the Seleno Health Ukhu Pacha Cacao Facilitator Training. She was blessed to travel to Peru in October 2023 to continue her initiation, training and connection with cacao.

Kelly has completed over 250 hours of both trauma informed yin yoga and advanced therapeutic trauma informed yin yoga (Stella Yoga and Soma Psych).

Kelly’s own life journey through trauma, addiction and healing awakened her to follow a soul led life guiding others to find their true north through the modalities that she offers.

CACAO AND CEREMONY

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 epicenter, 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.

YIN YOGA

Yin yoga is a nourishing practice of slowing down and introspection. Where we gently flow into shapes that stretch/compress the body for longer periods of time than perhaps a more active practice. Yin yoga focuses more on the deeper tissues such as the fascial system, ligaments, and tendons as a way to strengthen and align the physical body.

Yin yoga is a practice of cultivating presence, curiosity, and mindfulness. It is a practice of calming the nervous system and turning our attention toward our inner landscape and ‘being’ with what is. As a yin yoga practice unfolds, we can experience the benefits of groundedness and recalibration of our energetic body.

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.

PRECAUTIONS/INSTRUCTIONS

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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please honor the time and attention that goes into creating these monthly offerings. Refunds are not available however you are welcome to transfer to a friend or family member or book in for another month that suits.


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