Goddess Solstice New Moon Cacao Ceremony (Women Only)

The dim light of the Solstice New Moon is a perfect time to set new intentions. Join us as we come together in the sacred hoop of sisterhood to heal and activate the power of the Divine Feminine through the use of Shamanic rituals and sacred ceremonial Cacao medicine!

This is an opportunity to open ourselves up to these emotional and receptive energies and heal our old patterns, limiting beliefs and ancestral traumas so that we may move into alignment with our Authentic Selves and True Nature as healers and custodians of the Mother Earth!

We hold impeccable sacred healing space for our participants so they may dive as deeply as they need in order to release what comes up.

Before doing our deep healing work, we will experience the powerful healing properties of raw, organic, blessed ceremonial Cacao. Some of the main benefits of Cacao medicine are increasing of euphoric feelings that can overcome stress and anxiety, accompanied by an opening of the heart chakra.

It’s also an extremely beneficial superfood with high levels of antioxidants, Omega 6 fatty acids and the amino acids tryptophan and serotonin. So you know you will leave feeling really delicious!

Once we activate ourselves with this magical heart-opening medicine, we will be led through a powerful ceremony which will include intention setting, breathwork, ritual, meditation, chanting and Shamanic medicine music for a closing sound bath.

Required Materials:
• Please wear clothing that embodies your inner goddess
• It would be beneficial to bring a journal/pen to record any revelations that arise
• There may be time for each of us to share a song/poem if we would like

Contraindications: Be aware that raw cacao acts as a stimulant, which at the least can negatively affect sleep and at worst may agitate kidneys for those with any conditions of these nature. If you are pregnant or nursing, please check with your physician first.

Time:  7-10pm

Location: 417 Rose, Ceremony Meditation, Venice

Costs: $33

Goddess Facilitators:

Nicole Doherty is a 500-RYT YogaWorks Certified teacher, Shamanic Reiki energy and sound healer, wellness coach, singer and writer. She is honored to have studied with world-renowned thought leaders in the areas of yoga, meditation, voice, subtle body, Reiki, shamanism, nutrition and life coaching. Nicole spent most of her adult life on an extensive spiritual inquiry that empowered her to overcome multiple traumas in her life. The biggest and most profound discovery on this path to wholeness was through the medicine work. Nicole began her Shamanic studies in Peru in 2011 at the Temple of the Way of Light in the Shapibo tradition of the Peruvian Amazon and made a lifetime vow to be service of the medicine. Since she has been facilitating ceremonies and has dieted master plants in Peru with Don Benigno & Don Guido. As a channel of love, light and joy, Nicole’s dharma is to inspire others to heal and to help them discover their highest potential.

Lauren Armstrong is an E-RYT 200 Yoga Challenger, Light Coach, Shamanic Reiki Healer, Singer, Comedienne and Writer. While studying for her Master of Fine Arts in Acting she discovered yoga and breathwork, which inspired her to dig deeper into her own spiritual existence. She moved to Los Angeles and was immediately enamored of the health-conscious, light-hearted, yet deeply spiritual community residing here. She wrote and starred in a podcast about the joys of making healthy, wholesome food taste delicious called The Foodiegasm Podcast She went on to study Power Vinyasa Yoga at Earth’s Power Yoga with Steven Earth Metz, and has been teaching yoga ever since. Lauren studied Reiki and Shamanic healing practices with shamans trained in the Shipibo tradition in Peru, learning how to guide others through trauma and stuck energy to bring about deep healing. She has led workshops such as The Sacred Art of Play, Improvisation for Presence, Goddess Full Moon Gatherings, Storytelling Circles and Shamanic Breathwork Ceremonies. She believes that the Power of Love and the Oneness of All can be easily brought to light through song, story and laughter.


Life is Ceremony, Ceremony is Life

What if we lived our lives as if everything were ceremonial? What if we lived each day making offerings to the life-giving elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth. What would the world be like if we took the time each day to bless the trees, birds, plants, rocks and all living things?

This is the path of the Shaman.

The Shaman wakes each morning with blessings and gratitude for the unseen realms that are always supporting and mentoring us.  The Shaman offers rituals to honor that which gives us life. They co-create their realities with the presence of prayer and spiritual inquiry. They see the beauty and magic in all things God’s made.  Everything becomes symbolic and placed in Divine order as messengers along a path of awakening to higher consciousness.  All of life around us – the animals, herbs, crystals – they are guides, allies and healing companions.

We are inextricably connected to all of life on this planet. 

Whatever we do effects the whole, no matter how small you think you are.  Every thought, and word becomes an action that creates a wave of energy that changes the energy around you. It’s time for all of us to recognize how LARGE and IN CHARGE we really are.  How responsible and accountable we must be for the distribution of our energy.

Wake up each day and burn off the negative dross.

According to the Artist’s Way, one of my favorite books of all time, the “Morning Pages” are a very valuable tool in releasing this energy and creating space for creativity to move through you.  Place a notebook by your end table and write 3 stream of consciousness pages to release anything that’s accumulated from the prior day and dream state.  Pay no attention to spelling and grammar, just write! Place it to the side and never read it again. Metaphorically burning it up. Or check out the YogaWakeup app for some of my meditations (see below!).

Practice ceremony daily.

A ceremony is an offering of blessings in our lives. It’s an opportunity to thank your guides, spirit allies, and all of those things around you that bring you life, joy, celebration, love and prosperity. A way that you can honor God in all things.  Even those things that challenge you, are placed there for your own growth.

Ceremony Meditation

If you are unsure of how to start a ceremonial practice or if you want to share your practices with your community, come to Ceremony Meditation at 417 Rose in Venice across from Cafe Gratitude which will open in October.

Our mission as an intentional community is to provide a space where all beings can feel supported and safe within their spiritual practice(s), allowing them to step into the Trust of their own Evolution. We stand with open hearts and minds with all of creation. Ceremony is Life…Life is Ceremony.

Our Purpose:  We acknowledge this World is flourishing with wisdom teachings, sacred practices and conscious raising traditions covering the Globe. At the core of these teachings, we know and understand ‘Paths are many, Truth is one.’ We honor and host all practices that are in agreement with our commitment to every being on the planet discovering his or her Authentic Self, in other words Self-Realization. We will guide all beings to an experience in their heart, where the source of all creation emanates from.

Shamanic & Ceremonial Retreats – Spirit Wisdom Healing Transformational Retreats

You also have the opportunity in September  2016 to connect to all of Nature, experience deeply healing mineral springs hot baths, yoga, meditation and learn Shamanic rituals and ceremonies in Mount Shasta. The Spirit Wisdom Healing Retreats will be an annual retreat offering.  In 2017, you can join us July 27 – August 1st, 2017.

Infinite Blessings on the Path of Awakening to the Truth of It All,

Ceremony Meditation
417 Rose in Venice
across from Cafe Gratitude
Open in October.