2018 Workshops

Embodied Bliss: A Tantric Cacao Ceremony & Journey Through the Chakras

This class is about coming together in celebration of our embodied human experience (root), our creative potential (sacral), our personal power (solar plexus), our deep capacity to love (heart), our ability to self express and to speak our truth (throat), our inner knowing and intuition (third eye), and our oneness with all that is (crown). Join us as we honour the divinity within ourselves and in others, through authentic and heart-felt connection. Come to feel more alive and present in your body, while being seen, heard, felt, and embraced by our incredible community. We will start with a welcome circle and cacao ceremony: a beautiful heart-opening ritual that can offer us enhanced access to our energetic body and with it new dimensions of sensation, beauty, wonder, love, and the exquisite pleasure of bliss. Then you will be guided in a variety of non-sexual Tantric practices: including dance, sound, touch, and breath – these may be done solo, in dyads, or through group exercises. We will journey through the chakras together, each exercise activating the energy centres and raising the vibrational frequency within every cell of your body. Through this journey, your energy becomes a spiritual catalyst for accessing truly exceptional states of being – offering you a deeper appreciation and understanding of self, and of others. At the end of our time together, the journey will be brought to completion with a short closing circle. If you are reading this now, you are being called! Come join us! Shake off the shackles that have bound you to a limited sense and expression of self. Discover and celebrate the dynamic creative power within your sacred, sexy, and boundless being. Will you answer the call? ~~~ What is Cacao? ~~~ Do you love chocolate? Well, chocolate loves you too! Cacao is a beautiful and gentle heart opener that has been used for centuries to access euphoric states, release emotions, and unlock transformational shifts. Cacao was first used as a health elixir and ceremonial medicine as far back as 1900 BC by the tribes of Central America. It contains over 300 health-giving nutrients, along with Anandamide – known as the bliss molecule for its capacity to elicit feelings of euphoria – and Theobromine: from Theo-broma, which literally translates as God-Food, and potentiates the release of dopamine, the ‘pleasure’ hormone. Cacao also contains Phenethylamine, which is known to help relieve stress and depression and is released in the body during emotional euphoria, creating heightened sensation and empathy. The sheer ecstasy felt from cacao can be described as nothing less than a divine experience. Ultimately, cacao can help deepen your connection to your heart, and expand your capacity to love and be loved. In this class you will be offered a sample of raw organic cacao in warm liquid form. We will drink it together at the beginning of the workshop, during the opening circle. ~~~What is Tantra?~~~ Tantra is a way of living. It is a set of tools, practices and perspectives that you can apply to all areas of life. The Tantric path is a spiritual journey that worships and honours all aspects of being: A unity of polarities, a practice of non-duality. Tantra is a path of deep awareness and mindful living that recognizes pleasure as the gateway to our true essence and power. Those who feel called to practice Tantric living are those who choose to do relationships and life in a new, more conscious, way. NOTE: During the welcome circle, we will establish intention, guidelines and boundaries so that every person feels fully honoured and supported in moving only as fast and as far as their own sense of safety permits. No one is required to do anything they don’t want to do. Personal boundaries are honoured and respected. Each person is encouraged to only participate at the level that feels most nourishing to them. You are absolutely welcome to participate in the class without drinking the cacao. About the Facilitator: Angela Bladon is an Empowerment Practitioner: A Life & Relationship Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Artisan and mom of 3 children from Calgary, Alberta. She is passionate about supporting people in living fully and loving deeply from a place of pleasure, power, and ease. Angela enjoys building communities and holding space for connection, vulnerability and emotional healing. Angela’s educational background is in Psychology and Philosophy, and she has over a decade of work experience in Mental Health, Research, Social Work, and Crisis Counselling. Angela is part of the Calgary Tantra community, and has been mentored by its founder, Rovena Skye, since 2014. She has attended and assisted in the planning, organization and facilitation of more than 150 workshops and retreats on vulnerability, managing emotional triggers, fearless relating (with self, others, and the world), conscious relationships, consent & boundaries, compassionate communication (NVC), body de-armouring, ecstatic dance, cacao ceremonies, energy work, and sacred sexuality. Through these experiences Angela has learned from expert and master level Relationship Coaches, Sex Educators, Reiki Practitioners, and Tantra Teachers from all over the world. She is also currently training to be a Soul Realignment Practitioner, is completing the Well Life Coaching program, and will be participating in Tribal Tantra Teacher training next year. Angela offers coaching sessions, private therapeutic cuddle sessions, energy healing sessions, and high vibrational handmade jewelry through her business: Numinous Creations.

Facilitated by Angela Bladon

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