Friday December 7th, 2018 from 18:30-21:30
This month our New Moon Sacred Cacao Ceremonies focuses on restoring and refuelling our energy, so we have energy to enjoy the Christmas period and the inner strength to cope with family stresses that often arise.
Cacao is a sacred plant medicine we have been using for thousands of years to heal ourselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is a great healer, full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It helps stimulate circulation to the brain, making lucid dreaming, meditation and journeying much more intense, whilst it also deeply relaxes your body as it aids the production of the love hormone oxytocin throughout the body giving you a chance to heal emotionally and deeply relax whilst feeling calm and clear.
Here are what some of the last attendees thought:
"I absolutely loved the cacao ceremony I attended with you! I loved the way you structured the evening, gave and held space for everyone and created a warm setting. I felt euphoric after taking the cacao and this lasted the rest of the evening and into the following day. It was a beautiful feeling of absolute happiness. It was great to hear from the others how they journeyed, too. Thank you to you and Lady Cacao – i can’t wait for the next time!"
"Forget how delicious Cacao is, it’s the way it makes you feel that is the most incredible part. After attending a beautiful ceremony with Sorrell I fell into a deep state of tranquility and peace which was an incredible feeling bought on by this wonderful herb and Sorrell’s ritual. I particularly enjoyed the space created and the calling in of the directions and snuggled into a meditation once I’d had my soothing cup of liquid cacao. A wonderful way to spend time with friends whilst creating healing within your heart and body."
"My first experience of cacao ceremony brought a sense of amazing release, softening of edges, rest and community. Sorrell held that safe space for us to settle in, fully be present with the experience that the medicine and ritual brought. It is an opportunity to check in, reflect on where you are, what is serving you and what is not. I will be taking part in these regularly from now on as for me, they provide an important opportunity to reconnect to our natural state of self amongst a busy ever moving world."
We keep our ceremonies to a maximum of 14, all are welcome, and Cacao medicine is very gentle and safe, it is just really strong chocolate! However, we appreciate if you get in touch first if you are on any medication or have any other health condition so we can help prepare the right dose for you. Our Cacao ceremonies are led by Sorrell Robbins, who has been practising as a Medical Herbalist and Shaman for over 20 years. She is also a Hypnotherapist, Aromatherapist, Healer and a Teacher. Sorrell also runs Cacao Ceremonies for private parties at request.
To book your place visit http://www.chamomileclinic.co.uk/cacao
Margate WI Christmas Fayre
Thursday 13th December, 19:30 - 21:30, Cliffs
We will be offering some festive therapeutic treats, gift vouchers and stocking fillers at the Margate Women's Institute Christmas Fayre in a couple of weeks, alongside some of Margate's finest small businesses and creatives. Everyone welcome - do pop the date in your diary!
Monday, 17 December 2018 from 19:00-20:00
DECEMBER IS HEART ~ ANAHATA ~ CHAKRA
"I LOVE, I GIVE, I RECEIVE ..."
Monthly Chakra Healing Circle led by Sue Quigley. £7
Chakras are the energy centres within the human body. There are seven main Chakras and each correspond to specific organs as well as physical, emotional, mental and spiritual states of being that influence all areas of your life - they contain pure healing energy, what yogis refer to as 'Prana' - this healing energy is all around us and within us, to keep us healthy, happy and vibrant.
You can think of the Chakras as free flowing energy wheels or discs and ultimate wellness and harmony happens when they are aligned and open. There are conditions that can indicate blocked Charkas, as well as implications on being too open - as ever, it is all about balance and intention.
Each month we will focus on a specific Chakra, what it is, it's implications and the associated colours and crystals. We will do a guided healing meditation based on the specific Chakra and you will go away with a clear idea of how to harness it's specific energy.
You'll get a handout AND a crystal to take away with you!
The Chakras we will be focussing on each month are as follows:
Sept: Root - Oct: Sacral - Nov: Solar Plexus - Dec: Heart - Jan: Throat - Feb: Third Eye - Mar: Crown
The exchange for these groups is £7 - so if you attend every one you will have a full set of Chakras crystals by the end of it! Please contact Sue to confirm date and book 07794391808 email@example.com
Wednesday, 19th December 2018 from 19:00-20:30
Kirtan is an ancient Indian yogic practice of the chanting of mantras, or sacred words. Chanting mantras can help to relax the mind and body, and enhance your connection to everything around you. Our November Kirtan evening will include guided meditation and group chanting of ancient Sanskrit mantras set to beautiful melodies, both traditional and new. Join us to drop into deep relaxation, and experience the beauty of sound and the joy of chanting with others!
Friday 21st December, 2018, 20:00 - 22:00
Venue: The Chamomile Clinic Garden Therapy Room
A retreat for women, every full moon, to reconnect, restore and replenish your mind body and soul.
Each Full moon we offer you a safe space to retreat and reconnect with yourself. A time to relax and share sacred moments with your sisters. We keep our retreat quiet and cosy to a maximum of 12 women plus our host and a guide for our meditation. And as our gift of gratitude to Mother Nature, all proceeds from ticket sales/donations for the event go to WWW.TREESISTERS.ORG
Our Red Tent this month we wanted to create a feeling of celebration as it is the beginning of Yuletide, and to help us all really relax into our playful nature we will be having a PYJAMA PARTY - so dress code very simple - pyjamas, onesies or whatever you are super comfy in. Led by Violet Ryder, a gifted Yoga teacher and Cacao expert! She will be taking us on a historic journey exploring the origins of Cacao, and its medicinal benefits. Following a divine Cacao tasting session we will be relaxing into a Yogic Pranayama experience to restore our selves even more!
Visit http://www.chamomileclinic.co.uk/red-tent-full-moon-retreat/ to book your space.