Cacao & Movement Journey
January 14, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Hilary and August in this nourishing heart centered journey to remember how to connect through your own body and soul in community. We will honor the fresh energy of the new year and the winter together. We will explore the element of water that guides the winter in the Chinese Five Element system and how to balance that water with keeping your fire alive and burning bright. You’re invited to bring all of yourself and where you are to nurture your inner self at this dark time.
We begin in an intentional circle with ceremonial cacao, an organic ethically sourced plant medicine that opens the heart and expands consciousness. Ceremonial cacao is served as a warm beverage, and is a gentle healing ally. After being with the cacao in meditation, participants are invited into a movement journey to feel, flow and express their bodies as we honor the wholeness of our experience.
There will be an opening circle and guidance throughout the evening to cultivate a conscious, nourishing, supportive space for inner exploration and safe connection with others as well as a closing circle. Please plan to attend for the full two and a half hours if possible. We will close the doors at 4:10pm to begin the ceremony. You’re welcome to arrive a few minutes early to get settled into the space and your body.
The gathering will be held in a spacious community location at the Carnegie Building on carpeted floors. We will bring some blankets and cushions and we invite you to bring whatever will help you to feel comfortable: layered clothing, your own blanket and or cushion, plenty of water and a journal are highly recommended and an altar item if you’re feeling inspired.
Come as you are, all are welcome: people of all sizes, shapes, ages and abilities – no prior experience is needed.
Self Investment: We have a tiered exchange based on a structure developed by The Embody Lab so that more people are able to access and join in the experience reflective of different financial circumstances. Please make the choice that feels most aligned & generous to you. See links to register below.
Rebalancing Access – $44
Fair Access – $33
Supported Access – $22
Location: The Carnegie Building, 451 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
Guidelines: You are invited to take care of yourself and honor your body’s needs in the space. There is no expectation to move in any particular way or follow anyone else’s direction. All verbal guidance is an offering to invite deeper personal exploration and discovery while in community. Feel free to reach out to Hilary with any questions or concerns at email@example.com.
Co-facilitator Bio: August Srdjak (they/he) is a committed community artist co-creating Earth centered spaces in which to heal and connect. They have many years of experience engaging in collaborative community projects with plants, food, arts activism and sustainable building practice. With a BA from University of Michigan in Personal, Social and Global Change and depth of experience with spiritual embodiment practice, they enjoy being a part of collective efforts to heal and evolve one moment at a time.
- For those with more than enough financial resources and a desire to support access for others to help rebalance systemic inequity.
- For those with sufficient financial resources and who can pay fair value for the experience.
- For those with currently limited financial resources who will benefit from access supplemented by the community.
Thank you for this experience. I am looking forward to bringing cacao into my personal practice. I love the soft subtle connection it makes. I loved how earthy it felt and tasted. I love the warmth and vibration of it. I felt safe in the space that Hilary and August created. I am on a journey to cultivate safety and bravery and I was able to let go and that felt like spiritual freedom.