Spring. From the belly of winter, inner new beginnings are growing: the stirrings of all we wish to flourish moving forward, our inner longings and tender-fresh hopes, all that we are calling in and bringing forth from within.

As the inner sap rises, we may be slowly stepping into the season, or we may be bounding into spring. However we are, whoever we are, there is a space for our rhythm and expression in this dance, space in which our whole systems can release, receive, rebalance and rejoice.

This will be a sweet and soulful dance night. Our evening will begin with a body-centred meditation and optional sharing – space to simply be heard. We will then drink ceremonial grade, heart-opening cacao, opening to expression and our intuition as the music guides us and life dances through us.

A note for those who are new/cacao-dance-curious

All are welcome. If you’d like to join the dance but feel unsure about being visible, you’re very welcome to try the dance with your camera off, or even via candlelight if you prefer. Similarly, please also know cacao isn’t necessary to feel the benefits of the music. All tracks are chosen specifically, so the playlist is a cathartic and enlivening journey in itself. Alice holds a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for all.

Advance booking essential. Please see details below.

Practicalities:

When: Saturday 6th March, 7.00 PM – 9.30 PM

Where: Online
Exchange:

Option 1: £15 for ceremonial grade cacao and playlist. PICK-UP OPTION: Cacao available for pick-up for those local to Bournemouth out on your exercise hour. Last orders by Thurs 4th March, 9am. Pick up from midday 5th March. Address given upon booking.

Option 2: £17 for ceremonial grade cacao, playlist, postage & packaging. POSTAL OPTION. Cacao will be sent via post. Last orders for this option by end of day Sunday 28th Feb.

(If you would like tracked delivery the postal cost would be £7 to include packaging and the £4.85 signed for fee.)

Option 3: £10 for playlist access only.

To Book:

To book or for more information: message Alice directly, text 07398 665212 or email hello@alice-flynn.com. Please include your email address and contact phone number in your booking request. Please read the Important Information section below, prior to booking.

Once your place has been confirmed, booking will be complete once payment has been made via PayPal www.paypal.me/aliceflynncreativity (or BACS upon request) and the event links will be sent through to you.

Please note, cancellations made less than 48 hrs in advance will be non-refundable unless someone can be found to take your place.

Cacao Origins:

The cacao is responsibly sourced and fairly imported by Forever Cacao. It is heirloom cacao grown wild in the gardens of the Asháninka communities, rather than farmed, which enables them to safeguard their lands against the threat of loggers.

A percentage of any profits will be donated to Xapiri Ground, a non-profit organization dedicated to grassroots work with the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest. Their projects focus on arts, culture & sustainable economy for the autonomy of the communities and the protection of their ancestral territories.

Important information – please read before booking.

You will need a good internet connection, a device for, and access to, ZOOM (downloadable for free) and access to a Spotify Premium account for the evening.

For the evening you will be added to a Whatsapp group, this is in case you have any technical difficulties. This is for ease, but is optional. You can, of course, leave the group after the event.

Please have to hand a yoga mat/blanket, pillow/cushion to sit on, a bottle of water.

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in – layers are ideal for warmth and cool.

Please set your space in advance, e.g candles, scents, an altar of objects that represent aspects you wish to have in the dance space.

Prepare your cacao in advance – we will drink it together in ceremony online. You can also have a cup of tea instead and infuse that with your intention,

Please arrive 5 minutes early online to settle for a prompt ceremony start. Alice will be there 10 minutes before the session begins.

Important information – please read before booking.

Cacao is a sacred non-psychoactive plant medicine. It is rich in antioxidants and minerals and can evoke the bliss chemicals in the body, enabling a gentle journey of deep discovery and a receiving of inner guidance from the wisdom of the heart.

For the ceremonial grade cacao to work its heart-opening magic, please avoid caffeine and dairy on the day of the ceremony. Please fast for 3 hrs before the start of the ceremony. If you experience low blood sugar or need to eat, a light snack is fine.

Contraindications:

If you are taking anti-depressants, please consult your doctor before drinking cacao. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consider the theobromine in cacao is a stimulant, so a lower dose is recommended. If you have a heart condition please consult your doctor before drinking ceremonial grade cacao as it significantly increases the heart rate and is a vasodilator, opening blood vessels, increasing blood flow and reducing blood pressure if it is high.

Origins:

The cacao is responsibly sourced and fairly imported by Forever Cacao. It is heirloom cacao grown wild in the gardens of the Asháninka communities, rather than farmed, which enables them to safeguard their lands against the threat of loggers.

A percentage of any profits will be donated to Xapiri Ground, a non-profit organization dedicated to grassroots work with the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest. Their projects focus on arts, culture & sustainable economy for the autonomy of the communities and the protection of their ancestral territories.

 

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