United Kingdom·December - February
Cacao and Breathwork in the Howardian Hills
Find inner calm with cacao, meditation & breathwork in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyVIEW DATES
Step into Nicky's serene Howardian Hills sanctuary, where the scent of trees and birdsong set the stage for a transformative Cacao ceremony. Hosts Nicky, Danny, and Sam create a welcoming space where you'll learn about Cacao's traditional uses and prepare to consume it. With breathwork guidance and healing music, you'll explore the power of this ancient practice in a warm, inviting yurt. We take you on a journey on the breath with music and Cacao. Sip warm Cacao and relax into the present moment, then connect with others in the community after the ceremony. Join us for a unique and transformative experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.
We demystify Cacao, meditation and breathwork so that you can bring the practice into your life.
We take you gently on a journey of self discovery, to places you may not have been before. We will always hold a safe space for your growth.
Inner and Outer Healing
We seek to give you the tools to develop the foundations to navigate life with grace.
Helping you on your well being journey and guiding you through the experience we have
Nicky is an extraordinary space holder with over 30 years of experience caring for people and facilitating meaningful ceremonies around the globe. Her heart-centered approach has touched the lives of countless individuals in festivals, retreats, and sacred spaces, earning her a reputation as a true luminary in her field.
Not only is Nicky a gifted healer, but she is also a visionary entrepreneur who has created two thriving businesses: Oh My Goddess Cacao and Nicky's Noo Noo's. Her boundless creativity and unwavering determination have been the driving force behind her success, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps and pursue their own dreams.
Most recently, Nicky has expanded her offerings to include small, intimate ceremonies at her tranquil yurt nestled in the serene Howardian Hills. These gatherings are a testament to her unwavering commitment to creating sacred spaces for healing and growth, and they serve as a testament to her limitless potential.
Nicky's humility may lead her to shy away from the spotlight, but she is a beacon of light for all those who know her, and her contributions to the world cannot be overstated.
Daniel is a skilled practitioner with a deep understanding of meditation and healing breathwork.
One of Daniel's greatest strengths is his ability to simplify complex concepts and make them accessible to everyone. He understands that meditation and breathwork can seem mystifying to beginners, which is why he goes out of his way to share his knowledge and help people integrate these practices into their daily lives.
Whether you're new to meditation and breathwork or have been practicing for years, Daniel has the expertise and patience to meet you where you are and help you take your practice to the next level. With his guidance, you'll learn how to quiet your mind, reduce stress, and cultivate a greater sense of inner peace and clarity.
Sam is an avid practitioner of ancient breathwork techniques and has devoted significant time and effort to studying their intricacies. His expertise in the area has led him to become a sought-after breathwork guide, with a particular focus on utilizing breathwork in sauna sessions.
In addition to his breathwork practice, Sam is an accomplished musician, proficient in playing a diverse array of instruments, including the handpans, guitar, flute, and sitar. He recognizes the profound role that music can play in enhancing the breathwork experience, and his skilled accompaniment adds an extra dimension to his sessions.
Sam's approach to breathwork is characterized by his gentle, calming demeanor. He creates a supportive and welcoming atmosphere, allowing his clients to feel at ease as they delve into the powerful healing potential of the breath. Combined with his musical prowess, Sam's breathwork sessions are a transformative experience that can transport participants to a different state of being.
Have a look at our schedule below!
The Oh My Goddess Sanctuary
As soon as you sign up, you'll receive directions to The Oh My Goddess Sanctuary Yurt - a hidden gem in the heart of North Yorkshire's Howardian Hills. This tranquil and peaceful oasis is the perfect setting for our transformative Cacao ceremonies. With its lush surroundings and serene environment, you'll feel instantly transported to a world of relaxation and inner peace.
We open the sacred space with a cleansing or smudging ceremony. A smudging ceremony is the ritual of burning plant resins and herbs while intentions and prayers are called forth. Many cultures have used the power of smoke to cleanse and say prayers. Native American and Indigenous cultures have practiced smudging rituals to clear away negative energy, to invite in peace and harmony for individuals or environments.
Cacao is served
You are served Mamma Cacao with love honour respect and intention. This beautiful Plant Medicine is prepared by hand using traditional methods for maximum potency and pleasure.
These highly prized heirloom beans are harvested, fermented, dried traditionally and then lightly toasted to preserve the Cacao's full nutritional and medicinal properties.
"Indigenous myth recounts how whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, IxCacao leaves the rainforests to open people's hearts and return the planet to harmony."
Simple breath patterns
Our transformative Cacao ceremonies always begin with some gentle warm-up exercises, including simple breath patterns (that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine). These powerful breathing techniques not only help you manage stress and anxiety, but can also improve the quality of your sleep.
Once we've warmed up with some gentle breath patterns, we'll move into a powerful breathwork journey that will take you deep into your subconscious mind. Accompanied by the soulful and meditative music of Sam, who will be playing the handpans, sitar, and other instruments, you'll be guided on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing.
Following the powerful breathwork journey, we'll transition into a quiet and gentle meditation, allowing you to sink even deeper into a state of relaxation and inner peace. As the meditation draws to a close, we'll slowly and gently return to our bodies and the present moment.
Our transformative Cacao ceremonies always end with a supportive and nurturing space for you to share your experience, your story, your hopes, and your dreams. This safe and non-judgmental space is an opportunity for you to connect with others and feel supported as you integrate your transformative journey.
Grounding and food!
We then come back into our bodies nice and gently and enjoy sustenance (veggie soup). You will leave this experienced energized and grounded. You will have a great understanding of yourself, cacao, meditation, and breathwork and how it can help you in your life.
What is Breathwork Meditation?
Breathwork Meditation is different from traditional meditation. It's an active breathing meditation which helps you get into a mystical state using different balances f oxygen and carbon dioxide in your body, as well as activating various mi chemical reactions.
I’ve never done Breathwork meditation before, can I still join?
Yes! Breathwork meditation is suitable for everyone!
Is this Wim Hoff breathwork?
There are an infinite number of breathwork protocols. The Wim Hof method is probably the most popular and is based on ancient yogic breathing practices. If the Wim Hof method is called for we can practice this method however we will explore a wide variety of breathwork patterns.
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