Events, Workshops, and Retreats

Cacao Ceremony with Diane Kinoian, $55

Saturday, February 19th, 2 PM

Diane’s Cacao Ceremonies are guided by Mama Cacao and her intuition based upon the energy of the room. Typically the ceremony will last about 2 hours with approximately 30 mins (depending on the number of participants) afterward for optional group sharing of the most significant pieces of wisdom or insights you received. The ceremony itself will include energy clearing, sacred song, drumming, periods of silence, singing bowls, rattling, etc. whatever she feels guided to introduce to best serve the needs of the participants.

Cacao is a plant medicine that wants you to be in your body, to connect to yourself more deeply, to feel your heart open. The naturally occurring psychoactive compounds of cacao – specifically theobromine, phenalethylmine (PEA), and anandamide alter your body’s chemistry. Theobromine is a cardiovascular stimulant and vasodilator that allows blood vessels to open more and increases blood flow. PEA is the “love” chemical that stimulates the brain to release dopamine and serotonin. The body naturally produces PEA – think that feeling you have when you fall in love. Anandamide is the “bliss” chemical. As an MAO inhibitor it activates the pleasure receptors in the brain and slows down how quickly our body processes dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin so you can remain in a “bliss” state longer.

With that being said, the ceremonial space created can sometimes bring waves of emotions, tears may flow, insights may come, or you may just feel relaxed and anything in between. Coming with an open mind and an open heart are the best recommendations. Mama Cacao will show you the doors within, but she won’t push you through. It’s up to you to decide if you want to go there and do the deeper personal work.

Getting cozy – Most people prefer to be laying down in a comfortable position for most of the time, so You are encouraged to make yourself a little Cacao Chrysalis by bringing along a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, eye mask, warm socks, etc. You can also feel free to bring along any objects of significance to you either to keep at your space or to add to the ceremonial alter – malas, crystals, a photo, a piece of jewelry, feathers, an oracle card, etc.

Please make sure to bring a mug/travel cup to drink your cacao out of, a water bottle and maybe even some nuts/dried fruit for post ceremony. It is recommended to fast for at least 3 hours prior to the ceremony, to avoid caffeine, to avoid dairy (this impacts your body’s ability to fully absorb the psychoactive compounds of cacao), to refrain from use of other plant medicines, and to avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior. You want to show up ready to fully receive all the benefits and gifts of this plant medicine.

We will end our time together with optional sharing. This is where you get to be witnessed, to ground in what you received and to allow the integration to begin.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE contact Diane privately if any of these apply to you. Artemisof1987@aol.com Your safety with Cacao is of upmost importance to me.

*CONTRAINDICATIONS – anti-depressants/anti-anxiety and heart medications.
Please contact Diane privately, in confidentiality BEFORE ceremony if you are on either of these. Since Cacao contains the “feel good” chemicals that antidepressants are trying to provide and balance we want to have a conversation around how much cacao you should consume.
For those on heart medication Cacao does raise your heart rate 10-20%. It is also a naturally fermented food that contains tyramine both of which some heart medications say to have in moderation.

*PREGNANT – yes, you can still have cacao even when pregnant! It’s just recommended to have a smaller dose depending on what trimester you are in

*ANY questions at all that you have, please feel free to reach out!

Psychic Medium Circle with Eleni Dedes, PhD, $30

Wednesday, February 8th, 7:30 PM

Please join Eleni Dedes, PhD as she offers her psychic medium circle. This is an hour long and limited to 10 participants so that everyone can receive a message.

Full Day Silent Retreat with Genjo Kevin Leblanc, $30

Saturday, January 28th, 9 AM- 5 PM

Please join Genjo in a full day silent retreat to accelerate yourself on the path of meditation within community. There will be a light lunch and a yin yoga class offered as well as alternating sitting and walking meditation and a dharma reading and talk with Genjo.

Jeff Eisenberg and the Rock and Ram Kirtan Band, $10

Saturday, January 28th, 7 PM

Jeff Eisenberg is a life-long musician. In playing Kirtan, the sacred yoga music of call & response chanting, he has combined his love of music with his spiritual practice.

He does this with a modern take, by writing original, spiritually inspired songs with english lyrics, and combines them with ancient mantra chants. His mission is to bring the good vibes of spirituality to people by making music that is relevant, relatable, moving, and most of all enjoyable!

The Rock & Ram Band brings a full band experience consisting of guitars, bass, keyboards, and drums in a style influenced by rock, jam band, reggae, & R & B genres.

Get ready for a fun, blissful evening of sacred sounds and rocking riffs and infectious beats. Come sing, dance, and connect in community!

Healing Trauma Through Mindfulness, Movement, and Meditation with Gabrielle Brokaw, $40

Sunday, January 29th, 12:30-2:30 PM

Trauma, both physical and emotional can leave us with lasting scars that can then effect all of our interactions with the universe, relationships with others, as well as how we love ourselves.
Journaling, gentle movement, mindfulness exercises, and guided meditation will be offered in this 2-hour workshop. All of these practices are created to allow you to connect to your inner resources and begin to heal.
Please dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat. Notebook will be provided.

Crystal Workshop with Haley Blossom, $30

Sunday, January 29th, 3 PM

Together we will dive into the world of crystal healing. We will go over information from beyond the veil, specific stones and their meanings, and how to use crystals in your everyday life. Workshop includes crystals for you to take home!! Please bring a yoga mat, notebook, and pen. Let’s take time together to transcend the lower planes of human consciousness.

Thai Massage Level 1 Training with Ajay Verma, $550

6 days, February 3rd-5th, and 10th-12th, Friday-Sunday

In this 40-hour course you will learn how to:

  1. Understand the major Sen Lines in our body.
  2. Identify the major bony projections in our body and how they help us to identify the Sen lines.
  3. Different massage techniques in Traditional Thai Massage.
  4. Major contraindications for traditional Thai Massage.
  5. Use of props, common adaptations, and proper body mechanics.
  6. Learn a 120-minute traditional Thai Massage sequence.

Students will need to pass a multiple choice theory test and would also need to perform the 120-minute supervised massage to get a certificate of having successfully completed the course.

Full Moon Universal Healing Mantra and Singing Bowl Meditation with Suzanne Barckley, $25

Saturday, February 4th, 7:30 PM

This mantra activate the neutral mind which is where all healing begins. Through this powerful Meditation we create healing energy for our selves and/or others. Following this 11 minute peaceful practice you will be invited to lay down and get comfortable for a relaxing Singing Bowl sound bath. This particular full moon is all about the peace of winter. This Mantra Meditation is Suzanne’s first love & she is honored to share it with you. Please bring any props to find a comfortable space laying down. No prior experience is necessary to attend.

Embodiment Breathwork Workshop with Ian Quigley, $30

Saturday, February 18th, 6 PM

This breath workshop is an opportunity to move past ordinary waking consciousness and get in tune with your own subconscious. It’s a chance to reassess yourself and set goals that are most aligned with your true self.

Rebirthing breath work evolved from the work of psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, Leonard Orr, ancient Indian yogic breathwork practices, and is now supported by modern scientific evidence as the most effective way to induce deep relaxation and clarity of mind.

In this workshop will be incorporating rebirthing breath work into a personal development, breath work training called Embodiment Breathwork.

Bring a pen, journal, and blankets to lie on, and water bottle for afterwards.

Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator Training Level 1 with Robin Mariani

3 days, February 24-26, $1195

“There is no single more powerful practice to further your health and well-being than conscious Breathwork.” Dr.Andrew Weil

This teacher training is for you if you are:

*Curious or passionate about The Healing arts.

  • A practitioner craving more effective, impactful healing tools.
    *Inspired to facilitate deep transformational shamanic breathing journeys.

it’s time to awaken your higher purpose. the world needs your light, your energy and your love.

this weekend training is like no other. with a high level of integrity, transformational healing tools, and energies, you will learn how to release your clients from deep emotional wounds, trauma, and PTSD and reconnect them to their authentic Divine Self.

in an intimate group setting, we will explore healing tools, energy clearing techniques, you will learn how to work with energy, awakened Divine guidance, expand your ability to transmit healing energy, and amplify the power of your compassionate heart ❣️

Robin Mariani’s personal journey with autoimmune diseases and breath work were not only astonishing but healed her body mind and Spirit. Her first introduction to breathwork was 15 years ago.

Since then, Robin has worked in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, conferences, halfway houses, wellness centers, yoga studios, and the comfort of her own living room.

Robin loves to travel and this is a great opportunity to learn from her before she decides to leave and take this training with her.

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