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Deeply Rooted: Cacao Ceremony, Fire Circle & Open Floor Dance w/ Jade & Geordie

May 30, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Are ready to (re)connect to your rhythm and centre?

To feel your heartbeat align with the pulse of the earth?

We spend way too much time thinking our way through life. Our energy is consumed by what is next; the how-to and where.

What if for just a moment we could hit the pause button?

Turn off the incessant thinking. Let go of the to-do list.


Imagine sitting in nature, the coolness of the earth beneath your feet, a gentle breeze on your skin, your gaze hypnotised by the dance of a crackling fire. A drum beats. Your heartbeats. Your breath begins to slow. Nothing to do, nowhere to go, just this moment… as the busyness of the world falls away into the background, a more primitive and simple way of being arises.


Now more than ever we need to (re)connect to our primordial centre of gravity, to drop down from our head into our body where we can feel, sense and breath in tune with the greater life forces.

Gravity becomes our ally as we surrender to the gentle pull, down and in.

It is from this place that we can lay down our load, deeply root ourselves in the present moment and reorient our compass to true north.

In this collaboration of Cacao Ceremony & Open Floor dance we will:

  • Create sacred space with the support of mother nature and our plant guide Cacao.
  • Recalibrate our centre and orient ourselves to a place of stillness within.
  • Connect to the beat of your heart, the heart of the earth, the heart of your ancestors.
  • Explore the essence of gravity, of what it feels like to surrender and be held, to be rooted, uprooted, overly rooted.
  • Restore a sense of balance and equilibrium.

During this time there will be an invitation for stillness, movement, sound, silence, prayer, reflection and sharing. In this co-created space we honour all that arises and our own unique path of expression.

If you are new to Cacao, please take a moment to read through this introductory guide. In it, you will learn about Cacao as plant medicine and how to prepare for the journey.

Important Information

We will be outside for this ceremony and I invite you to bring along anything that will help you to be comfortable. You may like to bring…
  • A water bottle to stay hydrated
  • A blanket, pillow and or yoga mat to lay on.
  • A journal for self-reflection
  • Whatever else will make you comfortable – perhaps a shawl to stay warm.
  • An open heart, a sense of curiosity and a willingness to share & connect with others.
To receive the full power of the Cacao it is suggested to not eat a big meal prior to the ceremony and avoid any other morning stimulants (like coffee). It will also be good to drink lots of water following the ceremony to stay hydrated and support in the assimilation of the cacao throughout the day.
* You do not have to drink Cacao to attend and receive blessings from this ceremony, herbal tea will be available as an alternative, please let me know when booking if this is your preference. *


Bookings are essential for the Cacao Ceremony – you can register online with the option to pay by credit card, bank transfer or cash on the day. Tickets are $20 per person and your RSVP helps us to prepare enough Cacao on the day. Please R.S.V.P >

Open Floor Dance class is $20 per person, cash at the door. No booking is required.

We look forward to sharing this heart-opening journey with you.

xx Jade & Geordie



Jade Ferriere

Jade is a Holistic Therapist, Feminine Embodiment Facilitator, and part of the team here at Mana. Her work and her passion is helping women, become familiar with their inner dance to awaken to the precious gifts of power, delight, creativity and that most rare jewel – their authentic self.

Weaving together shamanic practices, sacred plant medicines, spiritual guidance counselling, bodywork, dance and yoga, Jade guides experiences of inner transformation and ritual that awaken deep truth.




Geordie Jahner PhD
Geordie Jahner, PhD (Psychology), Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT), is a dance artist, educator, and facilitator of conscious dance practices. Formerly a professional modern dancer and dance teacher, Geordie currently leads workshops and training internationally teaching Open Floor Movement Practice.

She has been teaching embodied movement meditation practice for many years and is known for providing a safe and creative field for personal inquiry, exploration, and transformative process.

Her certifications covering 40 years of study include many healing modalities, including 5Rhythms® dance teacher, Movement-based Expressive Arts therapist, Tamalpa Life/Art Process practitioner, Hellerworker, massage therapist, bodyworker, and dancer.

Geordie is passionate about the exploration of dance as a healing art and as a spiritual practice. Her classes support creativity & growth and nurture a deeper sense of presence & embodiment through conscious movement.




May 30, 2021
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
+64 7 866 8972
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Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.

We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.

Mana caters for Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.

Cancellation Policy

This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.

Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration; please note our cancellation policy :

  • A $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.
  • A Tuition cancellation fee may apply in certain circumstances.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.


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