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Cacao Ceremony & Movement Journey

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

cacao and events barn

Join Hilary and August in this nourishing heart centered journey to re-member your truth through your own body and soul in community. We will honor the energy of the height of the summer season and welcome cacao to support us in tending and expressing ourselves through whatever is present for us in this season of fruiting and fulfillment. 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 experiences.

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.

Bring whatever will help you to feel comfortable: layered clothing, a blanket, a 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.

The ceremony will be held in an idyllic events barn with a beautiful dance floor. There will be the opportunity to explore movement and nature connection outside as well. Plan accordingly based on your interest to be inside and or outside.  

Self Investment: $33

Location: Dhaseleer Events Barn, 15794 Paddock Road Charlevoix, MI 49720

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 or August with any questions or concerns. 


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.

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.

Amanda M Borghi

Massage therapist and sound healer, Inherent Sound


July 30
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Dhaseleer Events Barn
15794 Paddock Road
Charlevoix, MI 49720 United States
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