**Cacao & Connection ~ Cacao Ceremony with Jenna Castor and Amanda Jurasits**
Saturday, August 26, 2023
COST: $35 via Venmo to @Jenna-Castor
Cash at the door is accepted if advance RSVP is made. Time is needed to prepare the correct amount of cacao for the number attending.
Advance registration required!
Questions and RSVP:
Contact Jenna Castor at email@example.com, 419-250-8655
Enlightened Soul Center
2711 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
**About the Cacao & Connection Event**
Cacao & Connection is a blended offering of heart-opening ceremonial grade cacao and conscious connection-based activities. We will explore breathwork, sound healing, reiki, mindful movement, and exercises that encourage vulnerability and empathy.
Cacao is the bean that chocolate is derived from. In its minimally processed form it’s considered a superfood, rich in antioxidants and minerals. Cacao is regarded as a sacred plant medicine in Central and South America and has been used ceremonially for thousands of years. The cacao that will be served is sourced from Guatemala. It’s organic, single-origin, and will be Reiki-infused. Cacao contains theobromine, a mild stimulant and vasodilator, which can increase blood flow and create sensations of warmth. This is among the reasons why cacao is referred to as a “heart-opener”.
When cultivated, prepared, and consumed with intention, cacao also acts as a spiritual aid, opening your heart to love and connection. For our purposes, cacao will support us to soften into vulnerability and let go of what is no longer serving us. From this receptive state, we will engage in activities that encourage authentic expression. This is an opportunity to gather and experience cacao and community as medicine. Let’s get to know ourselves and each other more deeply, and celebrate life together. All are welcome!
About the Facilitators
**Jenna Castor** is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Usui Reiki Practitioner. As a body and energy worker, she’s felt the impact of human connection on a physical and spiritual level. She believes that community plays an essential role in the health and wellness of each individual and the collective. “Our gifts can express more fully when they are nurtured together in conscious connection. We each have an integral role to play in helping one another realize our own unique gifts to offer to the world,” Jenna reflects. As innately tribal beings, we are meant to gather together through every phase of life. Jenna offers Cacao & Connection as an opportunity to come together as our authentic selves and experience community and cacao as medicine, together as our authentic selves and be supported by community.
Learn more about Jenna at: [https://somaticwellness.massagetherapy.com](https://somaticwellness.massagetherapy.com/?fbclid=IwAR06l7E0mUg0O40Oarla0FdkdoCd2plySUSohWhWO_rfzZxEwoXdr1jFv3U)
Amanda is a sound healer and Reiki practitioner who acts as a guide through life’s transitionary phases. She utilizes various tools and methods to assist in realigning the body’s energy centers to promote overall well-being. She approaches meditation with the utmost care and takes her role as a guide seriously. The well-being of each participant is her priority and she will hold space for integration following her meditation for expression of emotions that may come up. Her goal is to bring as much light and healing to the world as she can. By collaborating with Jenna and Cacao & Connection, she hopes to offer the transformational experience that her singing bowls and Reiki can bring.
Connect with Amanda on Facebook at: Mama Dragon Holistic Healing