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Grounded – Exploring the Root Chakra through Cacao, Yoga & Sound healing.
26 August @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm$55
“Grounding is a process of dynamic contact with the earth, with its edges, boundaries and limitations. It allows us to become solidly real present in the here and now and dynamically alive with the vitality that comes from the earth.” — Anodea Judith
Without consciously grounding we are unstable, in our heads daydreaming of that fantasy world. We lose our center and we lose our presence often letting our awareness wander from one thing to the other; un-focused. For us to feel grounded we need to open our lower chakras, surrender to gravity, and descend deeply into our body.
THE JOURNEY INTO GROUNDING
This experience will begin with an intention of healing and unification – a CACAO Activation: Healers in many cultures have traditionally used cacao to alleviate a host of mental and physical afflictions, such as depression, insomnia, nervousness, and excitability, as well as to regulate blood pressure and sugar levels and prevent cardiometabolic diseases. Along with the above benefits cacao is also a heart opener and very grounding plant medicine.
If you have not tried the Cacao Ambassador’s cacao you are in for a real treat.
To be grounded is to be solid strong and well-balanced, we will work with strong rooted standing YOGA asana creating a firm foundation from which to grow expansive, free, and joyful. We will follow a strong rooted practice with grounding Yin asanas focus on finding and nourishing your true center your hara—the earth center in the body, which is located in the low belly, according to the Japanese meridian system.
We complete our journey with a GONG BATH (sound journey) the healing power of sound is scientifically proven. Therapeutic sound impacts our nervous system, slowing the heart, brain and respiratory rates down to induce a state of deep relaxation and peace. We can drop into delta, alpha and theta brain wave state. Allowing deep healing to occur. These states are considered the gateway to the subconscious mind and it’s here where we experience heightened creativity, depth of imagination, and access to the subconscious realms where deep-seated healing can take place.
When the brain waves and body are synchronized, balance can be restored and stress can be released. This particular gong is a 32″ symphonic gong that balances all of the Chakras.
Your Facilitator: Jenine Kerr
Offering a wide range of healing modalities that bring wholeness to your body, mind and spirit. Jenine from Nine Healing Arts shares this work from her heart. Jenine believes a heart-centered life is the way forward and within the practices of yoga, sound healing, breathwork and Thai yoga massage this has been the key to getting herself on the path to inner peace. She has spent time across the globe including India, Asia, and Europe learning from different teachers and gurus.
Jenines’ intention is to pass on the teaching of loving and nourishing your physical body, connecting to your inner wisdom, and embodying the flow of life. To hold a safe space where one can fully sink into being without distraction. Jenine’s work is an invitation of deep relaxation, self-care, connection, and a balance between yin and yang practices that every one of us can access to maintain our balance within.