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Deep Roots: Cacao Ceremony, Fire Circle & Open Floor Dance w/ Jade & Geordie

May 30 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 2.5-hour heart-centred cacao journey 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.
  • Explore the essence of gravity, of what it feels like to surrender and be held.
  • Restore a sense of balance and equilibrium.

As is the nature of cacao and sacred ceremony, there may be an invitation for stillness, movement, sound, silence, prayer, reflection or 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 a plant medicine and how to prepare for the journey.

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 so that I can be sure there will be enough cacao. Participation is $20 by credit card, bank transfer or cash on the day.

Please R.S.V.P >

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

xx Jade



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.



Open Floor Dance with Geordie 

Following our ceremony there will be a 2 hour Open Floor Dance class offered by Geordie Jahner – this will be a continuation of our cacao journey, an experiential practice to help us deepen our roots and connection with the earth. Personally, this class is a must, however, you can decide on the day whether you are feeling the call to move and express. 
The dance class is charged separately and you can bring $20 cash to pay at the door (no bookings required)

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
1:30 pm - 4:00 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.

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 :

  • 30 days or more prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $50 administrative fee, and your spot will be offered to someone else.
  • 10 – 29 days prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $200 administrative fee. Event bookings less than $200 receive no refund.
  • 0-9 days prior to the start of an event, no refund will be made.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.


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