Rachel Santos Cacao Ceremony Leader
Rachel is a Tao Tantric Arts and Associate Healing Tao Instructor, and is grateful to be part of this sisterhood, learning and sharing with so many amazing women. She is deeply inspired by the language of the elements and the infinite possibility of divine expression through the physical body temple. She leads Cacao Ceremonies with great joy, since dance is her favorite flavor of the rainbow. She is passionate about bringing wellness, joy and vitality to others especially in her volunteer work with social justice advocates and survivors of gender-based violence. She is also an instructor of Anahata Yoga and the 5-Element Form: A Dance of Shiva and Shakti.
Monday, August 28th, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
MONDAY, AUGUST 28TH Cacao Ceremony and BonFire
Sacred Cacao Dance Ceremony is a 5-Element Movement Meditation. It is a guided journey of heart-opening for letting go of old patterns or beliefs, making space for setting intentions and cultivating dream seeds through creative physical expression. In this embodied dance journey through the elements, we celebrate our totality.
Cacao, the seed from which chocolate is made, is known even in modern times for opening the heart. In ancient Mayan culture, cacao was revered as a sacred medicine, so much so that the seeds were exchanged as money. It is said that drinking cacao not only opens and heals the heart, it also gives us a direct line for communion and communication with Divine Source. We will drink a traditional brew of cacao, chile, and honey, and from this place of opening and connection, we let our voices serve as the instruments of our hearts and share intentions to be witnessed in sacred space. Then we dance like maniacs! Ooooowee!! Our cacao-blessed intentions are embodied and empowered by our joyful dancing through the elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.