Cacao Circle + Dance Guiding us to our Roots
Aug
23
to Aug 24

Cacao Circle + Dance Guiding us to our Roots

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

After our Cacao circle, we will be taken on a journey of dance through an infusion of musica medicina and electronic beats by our guide Mix Well.

About the hosts:

Mix Well

Channelling the ancient Mayan energy of Guatemala's volcanic Lake Atitlan, this Montreal born producer weaves tropical, afrolatin and indigenous sounds from all the world's cultures over deep juicy bass - bending genres and transmitting a global Cosmovision that ties the future back to our primal roots.

music:

https://soundcloud.com/mixwellmusic/

https://mixcloud.com/mixwellmusic/mixwell-arcoisis-ecstatic-dance-13-1-19/


Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.



Presale: $25

Day of: $30

At the Door: $35

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cacao-circle-dance-guiding-us-to-our-roots-tickets-69263463885

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A JOURNEY TO THE HEART: CACAO & SOUND CEREMONY
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

A JOURNEY TO THE HEART: CACAO & SOUND CEREMONY

Join with Brittany & Florencia as we journey to the heart. Through ancient Mayan wisdom and practices we can heal our inner child and connect to the soul’s intuitive nature. Harnessing the therapeutic energies of cacao, breath and sound, we are open to releasing past traumas that bind our body and mind. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

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Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman at Assemblage
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman at Assemblage

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

About the host:
Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost $35

You must be pre-registered in order to receive access so please RSVP through the information below:

Venmo: @florencia-fridman
Paypal: @fridmanflorencia@gmail.com

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Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

About the host:
Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost $35

Venmo: @florencia-fridman
Paypal: @fridmanflorencia@gmail.com

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Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman at Assemblage
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman at Assemblage

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

About the host:
Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost $35

You must be pre-registered in order to receive access and space is limited so please RSVP through the information below:

Venmo: @florencia-fridman
Paypal: @fridmanflorencia@gmail.com

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Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

About the host:
Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost $35

Venmo: @florencia-fridman
Paypal: @fridmanflorencia@gmail.com

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Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman at Assemblage
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman at Assemblage

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

About the host:
Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost $35

You must be pre-registered in order to receive access and space is limited so please RSVP through the information below:

Venmo: @florencia-fridman
Paypal: @fridmanflorencia@gmail.com

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 8 Week Immersive Program
Aug
17
3:00 PM15:00

8 Week Immersive Program

An 8 week immersive program with Florencia Fridman designed to help you cultivate an understanding of the use of cacao as a plant medicine. You will learn about yourself as you learn and connect with the spirit of cacao. We will dive deep into the benefits of cacao on an energetic and a physical level.

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Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman at Assemblage
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman at Assemblage

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

About the host:
Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost $35

You must be pre-registered in order to receive access. Limited space available. Please RSVP through the information below:

Cacao Journey RSVP

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Radiance Festival
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Radiance Festival

Radiance Festival was born from a deep longing to bring forth a new society where deep connection, self-expression and transformation run gamut.

✨ Through this one-day festival, a safe space is created and approachable environment for holistic healing and divine play.

The August 2019 theme and intention is Co-Create Miracles.

🌟 Are you ready to receive yours? 🌟

Use code: cacaolab for $20off

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Lion's Gate Cacao Ceremony
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Lion's Gate Cacao Ceremony

During Lion’s Gate, there is a powerful portal that opens allowing us to explore a deeper layer of the collective consciousness and the energies of the Cosmos. We gather together to share the wisdom explored by our ancestors, communicating through sound and frequency to activate this portal and weave it into our human experience.

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

About the hosts:

Adrian DiMatteo is an international performing and recording artist, music educator and sound healer with over 17 years’ experience in the music world. He performs original songs and carries sacred chants and mantras from ancient native, tribal, and indigenous cultures. He is also the creator of “Guitar Chords Dictionary”, an iOS app for aspiring guitarists of all levels.

Adrian regularly facilitates and takes part in healing retreats and workshops around the world, including service for hospitals, senior centers, and children’s programs. He is a passionate educator who understands that creativity and heart-centered self-expression are keys to a healthy life.

Adrian sessions draw upon both technical academic expertise and ancient spiritual knowledge passed down by elders of the traditions, including his teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino of the Golden Drum in New York.


Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost $35

Venmo: @florencia-fridman
Paypal: @fridmanflorencia@gmail.com

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Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman at Assemblage
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman at Assemblage

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

About the host:
Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost $35

You must be pre-registered in order to receive access and space is limited so please RSVP through the information below:

Venmo: @florencia-fridman
Paypal: @fridmanflorencia@gmail.com

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Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

About the host:
Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost $35

Venmo: @florencia-fridman
Paypal: @fridmanflorencia@gmail.com

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Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Cacao Circle with Florencia Fridman

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another. Nourish your day with a practice that allows you to align your actions with your purpose in the here and now.

About the host:
Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost $35

Venmo: @florencia-fridman
Paypal: @fridmanflorencia@gmail.com

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Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Find Your Flow- Vinyasa x CACAO Activation

Join Jonah Kest & Grant Kellogg for a heart opening cacao activation + vinyasa flow experience.

In this 2 hour experience you will break through old habits and barriers that hinder you from connection and unconditional love! Each energetic sequence will explore hip and heart openers as well as inversions and twists!

Jonah & Grant’s incredible music, supportive stories and themes will wring you out - leaving you with a stronger body and calmer, less reactive mind.

The balance of ancient asana, dynamic flow & sacred cup of CACAO will be sure to ignite your spirit!!

::Exchange::
$35 Early Bird $40 Day of

Jonah Kest

Jonah Kest has been a student of yoga since day one. Surrounded by his mother, father, and uncle, who were mid-western vinyasa trailblazers, he spent his early years observing and learning from the best. His love and passion for the mind-body connection grew and at age 17, Jonah became a yoga teacher under the tutelage of his father, Jonny Kest.

Over the years, his upbringing has translated into a committed asana practice, daily meditation, and consistent cultivation of gratitude. His grace, compassion, and inspiring intensity are evident in everything he does - both off and on the mat. Today, Jonah travels the world practicing and teaching ashtanga and vinyasa classes, workshops, and at retreats in hopes of spreading his intention to generate loving-kindness.



Grant Kellog

Grant is an international cacao ceremonialist and yoga teacher based in Miami, FL and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. He facilitates high energy experiences and empowers others to use their voice and co-create through movement + breath, music, and human connection.

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Co-Piloting with Consciousness: Ceremonial Immersive
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Co-Piloting with Consciousness: Ceremonial Immersive

:: We will be listening to, observing, weaving and working with the Galactic Mayan Signature Energy of 2 White Lunar Wind (Space Wind), the Kiche Mayan Tzol'kin 8 Ajmaq and the oscillation sequencing Frequencies of July 14th (174/417/741) ::
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By letting go of the 9 Levels of Thought that weigh us down, distorting our Path, while simultaneously trusting in Trust; we will:

* Release stagnation, ego patterns, old beliefs and traditions
* Experience ourselves as magnetically irresistible
* Align our individual motives and missions with others of the same integrity
* Connect with our Ancestors and Higher Self thus anchoring into the unified field which sustains us.

Format"
Clean: Smoking Urn and personalized purifications
Clear: Emotional and mental extractions of discordant energies
Prepare:

Ceremony & Ritual to include:
* Connection to the 4 Elements, 7 Directions and 1 Love in coherence with Ceremonial grade arriba nacional Cacao by Cacao Laboratory
* Activating and Anchoring:
of Vows and Decrees for Harmony and Grace on our Soul Path by stabilizing our breath and sealing our input to Spirit.
* Sound Journey, Vibratory Stacking, Entrainment
* Guided Meditational Authentic Movement
* Silent Witnessing of Self
* Journaling
* Re-acclimation for Actualization
* Purified, regenerated, collectively synergized, intracellular Water
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:: 2-6 pm; $44 Exchange ::

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Florencia Fridman at Floating Lotus
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Florencia Fridman at Floating Lotus

Join the exploration of ancient wisdom and practices to expand the sacred intelligence on an individual and collective level. We will gather around the essence of Cacao to connect us with the essence of the heart. Tapping into the elements of nature, using pranayama practice and sound meditation to dwell into this human experience from a deeper connection to the self and one another.

Cost: $35, $40 at the door.

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The Sonic Jungle presents Ascend
Jun
28
to Jun 29

The Sonic Jungle presents Ascend

∞ Rooftop Pool Stage
· The Scumfrog + live band
· Special Guest + didgeridoo
· Gio Israel + vocalist
· Orijins + keyboard & percussion
· Rick Rosa + saxophone
+ more TBA

∞ Water Tower Sound Sanctuary

Sunset Sound Healing with The Spa Ship [6:30 - 8:00pm]
- A unique blend of mantra, overtone instruments, sacred song, and story telling to relax the body, open the mind, and activate creative flow.

Bass Meditation with being:sound [8:00 - 10:30pm]
- A sound experience with low end frequencies for a high vibration connection.

Cacao Ceremony with Florencia of Cacao Lab [10:30 pm]

Thai Massage with Chloe Hooton [8:00 - 11:00pm]

Reiki with Lucid Journey Ascension [8:00pm - 1:00am]

Holistic Marketplace
- Vendors to be announced

Stage Design & Decor by Orijins

Sound powered by BASICMATTER

Every ticket plants a tree through Tree-Nation

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Summer Solstice Cacao Ceremony at Central Park
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Solstice Cacao Ceremony at Central Park

  • 1000 5th Ave New York, NY, 10028 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in the celebration of the Summer Solstice and the rising of the Sirius Star, unifying our hearts to honor the light of this planet and the light within. We will gather at the Cleopatra’s Needle Egyptian Obelisk to share a cup of the sacred beverage of love to play with human connection and share rituals for offerings to Pachamama, honoring the four elements that sustain us.*

* Please bring offerings such as flowers and fruit if you’d like for the altar.

About the hosts
Grant is a cacao ceremonialist, yogi, and world traveler sharing epic heart opening experiences with cacao, music, movement, and human connection. He is passionate about building community and holding space for beautiful souls to realize and step into their highest potential.

Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She works with T'zutujil Mayan elders from Guatemala, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. She graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013. Since then she has been traveling internationally to places like Panama, Guatemala, Argentina, South Africa, and now Croatia to share her passion for wellness and Cacao.

Cost: $35
Venmo: @florencia-fridman
Paypal: @fridmanflorencia@gmail.com

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Cacao Ceremony with Nana Marina and Tata Pedro At Deepak Homebase
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Cacao Ceremony with Nana Marina and Tata Pedro At Deepak Homebase

Join us for an evening of connection and indigenous knowledge. Experience Mayan Wisdom through a Cacao Ceremony guided by Nana Marina and Tata Pedro Cruz from the Tz'utujil community of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala along with Florencia Fridman from Cacao Lab.

Cacao is a heart opening journey used by indigenous communities as a tool to be in divine communication with the elements of nature and the divine creator.

Doors open at 6 pm

Ceremony begins at 6:30 pm 

Nana Marina is a well respected Mayan Tz’utujil elder from Lake Atitlan. She is a Mayan spiritual guide based in Guatemala, daughter of Tata Pedro Cruz. The Tz’utujil are known as the guardians and protectors of Cacao by sharing the oral traditions and keeping alive the ancestral bean. Nana Marina is part of a group known as the walkers for the life and the peace of Earth. Nana Marina is a powerful ceremonial leader of fire, tobacco, and Cacao. She is known globally for her dedication to sharing the ancestral wisdom.

Tata Pedro Cruz is a well respected Mayan Tz’utujil elder from Lake Atitlan. She is a Mayan spiritual guide based in Guatemala. His teachings include Mayan Cosmology and guidance on the sacred calendars. He is known globally for his profound yet practical ways of sharing the ancestral wisdom of the Maya. He also shares sacred tobacco and fire as tools for healing and deepening the connection to the divine spirit. He is also part of a group known as the walkers for the life and the peace of earth.

Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration. She is deeply inspired by Nana Marina’s work. Florencia also studied at Las Piramides Del Ka-- a metaphysics training that dives deep into the consciousness of dreams and meditation. She has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8. Co-Founder of Cacao Lab.

Cacao Lab is a Ceremonial Cacao brand that aims to bridge the gap between the modern culture and the indigenous communities through Cacao. They work mostly with ancient beans from Ecuador and Guatemala.

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Tzutujil Mayans the Guardians of Cacao with Nana Marina, Tata Pedro Cruz & Florencia Fridman
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Tzutujil Mayans the Guardians of Cacao with Nana Marina, Tata Pedro Cruz & Florencia Fridman

Join us for a memorable evening as we celebrate the fruit of Love, Theobroma Cacao, through Cacao Lab's short documentary release + Cacao Ceremony led by Mayan elder and Spiritual Guide Nana Marina Cruz along with Florencia Fridman.

The evening will begin with a Cacao ceremony led by the indigenous elders Nana Marina Cruz and Tata Pedro Cruz, alongside Florencia Fridman followed by the first showing of the Cacao Lab's documentary "Cacao: Food of the Gods" produced by Eric Fridman, directed by Daniel Garcia

ABOUT THE SHORT FILM

Long before chocolate became industrialized, the Maya civilization utilized sacred cacao as a heart opener and to connect with nature in order to understand its delicate balance and divinity. That is what happened to us and what propelled us to come to share this with the world. We believe the medicine of cacao and the burgeoning cacao culture can bring about the change necessary to save us from destroying our planet.

 

We traveled to the heart of Cacao Culture in Guatemala to develop a short documentary and shine light on the mystery and the magic behind cacao ceremonies and the guardians that maintain this sacred practice. Within the film, you'll hear from the Mayan Tzutujil Community as well as local farmers on their understanding and connection to Theobroma Cacao. Learning ways to continue honoring and respecting this sacred plant.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nana Marina

Nana Marina is a spiritual guide from the Mayan Tz ́utujil Tribe based in Guatemala. The Tz’utujil are known as the guardians and protectors of Cacao by sharing the oral traditions and keeping alive the ancestral bean. She is part of a group known as the walkers for the life and the peace of earth. Nana Marina is a powerful ceremonial leader of fire, tobacco, and Cacao. She is known globally for her dedication to sharing the ancestral wisdom. is a spiritual guide from the Mayan Tz ́utujil Tribe based in Guatemala. The Tz’utujil are known as the guardians and protectors of Cacao by sharing the oral traditions and keeping alive the ancestral bean.

She is part of a group known as the walkers for the life and the peace of earth. Nana Marina is a powerful ceremonial leader of fire, tobacco, and Cacao. She is known globally for her dedication to sharing the ancestral wisdom.

Tata Pedro Cruz

Tata Pedro Cruz was awarded the title “K’U’XYA” meaning “Heart of Lake Atitlan”, by his fellow Mayan Council of Elders and Tz’utujil people. His teachings include Mayan Cosmology and guidance on the sacred calendars. He is known globally for his profound yet practical ways of sharing the ancestral wisdom of the Maya. He also shares sacred tobacco and fire as tools for healing and deepening the connection to the divine spirit. 

Florencia Fridman

Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self exploration.

 

She works with Mayan elders from Guatemala, has studied at Las Piramides Del Ka — a metaphysics training that dives deep into the consciousness of dreams and meditation, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8.

Co-Founder of Cacao Lab, a Ceremonial Cacao brand aiming to bridge the gap between the modern culture and the indigenous communities.

Source:: https://events.theassemblage.com/screeningtzutujil

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