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Cacao & Movement Journey

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

cacao ceremony

Join Hilary and August in this nourishing heart centered journey to connect through your own body and soul in community. We will honor the fullness of the season and take the time to cultivate rest, integration and renewal at the height of the summer. You’re invited to bring all of yourself exactly as you are to nurture your inner self and honor what is flowering. 

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 an eclectic events barn with smooth gym floors on a gorgeous organic farm. We will be able to move between being inside and outside at our choice. 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. 

We will also have a potluck after the gathering so if you’re called to stay bring a dish to pass and we’ll get to enjoy the farm together. 

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 hilaryjlake@gmail.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.

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, MM

Certified Sound Healing Facilitator and Insured and Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, RYT- 200 and Founder of Inherent Sound


July 28
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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