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Full Lunar Cycle Kundalini Yoga Cacao Manifestation Activation

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The Mermaid's Den

1444 Dupont St. Unit 3A

Toronto, Ontario M6P4H3

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Join Kundalini Yoga Teacher Chris Dub and Sound Healer Jesse Buck for this 5 week Cacao Ceremony, Kundalini Yoga workshop journey as we align with a Full Lunar Cycle from New Moon to New Moon! This workshop will connect us to our radiant glow state, infinite potential of manifestation, release blockages and expand us into higher consciousness.

There will be an optional offering of Ceremonial Grade Cacao before we begin each practice to open up your heart and bring us into our glowing radiance. Cacao is an superfood elixir, activator of our hearts and raises our vibration as we open up our hearts! Each week we will connecting to a different lunar phase of the moon cycle with a Kundalini Yoga practice aligned with each phase. Each workshop will conclude with a 20 min crystal singing bowl sound journey with an array of other instruments and collective Crystal Bowl free chant to use the power of collective sound to sing our intentions into the quantum field of manifestation.

Kundalini Yoga is a physical and meditative discipline that combines postures (asanas), breath (pranayama), meditation and the chanting of mantras. Kundalini refers to the energy that lays dormant at the base of the spine. Through the practice of yoga, this energy is raised and travels up the spine, through the chakras, creating an overall sense of well being and a heightened sense of awareness.

>>> What to expect ::

  • Connect to each stage of the Lunar Cycle and tap into the infinite potential of intention setting (please bring a notebook)

  • Learn new manifestation practices and work with these energies in a group (w/ Sacred Geometry Handout)

  • Connect with the healing potential of Cacao and find your radiance through our “Go to Glow: opening ceremony meditation

  • 5 Traditional Yogi Bhajan Kundalini Yoga Sets which connect to each phase of the lunar cycle

  • Crystal Singing Bowl Soundbath Savasana

  • Manifestation Crystal Bowl free chant

  • Sharing Circle



>>> Workshop 1 - Monday April 16th 7- 10 pm
~ NEW MOON VISIONING INTENTION SETTING

Energetic Revival & Clarity of Vision

The New Moon is a time to feel inward, into the vastness of your being. Monday’s experience will be a powerful inward journey that creates space for the essence of who you are to unfold more fully and completely. We will embrace the uncertainty that comes with exploring deeper into what we are unconscious of and see it as a gift. Intentions that you come with and that arise through this unfolding will be observed, planted and birthed into action.

The Traditional Yogi Bhajan Kundalini Yoga Practise will support this through energizing your system to get the energy of new creation flowing. Before coming to the class begin to consider your intentions for this New Moon and bring your attention to these seeds, as well as already rooted ideas and envision what needs to happen for the branches to extend out.

The Kundalini Set will end with the Laya Yoga Mantra which brings the soul and destiny present. ***Remember*** If you have the opportunity to learn and practise this technology of elevation, you have earned it and you deserve it. So do not hesitate to use it and strive for progress and expansion. Feel that the infinite Will and yours act together. Strong actions combined with non-attachment make life a dance with much creativity and gratitude.

>>> Workshop 2 - Monday April 23th 7- 10 pm
~ Waxing Moon “Sun Energy Embodiment & Seed Sprouting”

Purify & Move Forward with Increased Energy, Honest Expression & Enthusiasm Towards Life

For this waxing moon we will engaged in the experience of Surya Kriya. This kriya is named after the energy of the sun “surya”. When you have a lot of ‘sun energy’ you do not get cold, you are energetic, expressive, extroverted and enthusiastic. It is the energy of purification. It holds the weight down. It aids digestion. It makes the mind clear, analytic and action-orientated. The exercises systemically stimulate the positive pranic force and the kundalini energy itself. This set helps build the strength of the body and your ability to focus on many tasks. This energy will aid in bringing into fruition all the seeds you have consciously planted.


>>> Workshop 3 - Monday April 30th 7- 10 pm
~ Full Moon “Emotional Balance & Aura Strength”

Balance The Mind & Emotions, Strengthen Your Auric Energy For Full Moon Reflection That Brings Crystal Clarity

This Kundalini Yoga set will work with Shifting and Correcting Perspective, Emotional Balance & Strengthening The Aura. The Full Moon not only affects the tides of the oceans, but the tides in us. This set will aid with emotional balance during potentially turbulent emotional times. It will also aid in shifting perspectives and strengthening the Aura, which will help ease an active mind, as we are at the peak of our energetic cycle. We will finish with a Kundalini Yoga Specific Full Moon Meditation, which is key to opening the flow of kundalini. The new awareness from this meditation will give you the authority to make the right choices to conquer the ugliness of life. You will be peaceful and secure.


>>> Workshop 4 - Monday May 7th 7- 10 pm
~ Waning Moon “Full System Release”

“Full Subconscious and Lymphatic System Release of Toxic Energy”

This Kundalini Yoga Set will work with energy of waning moon to work with lymphatic system to rid the body and mind of what no longer serves your souls highest purpose. We will begin with Nadi Cleansing, which is a powerful subconscious processing pranayam. We will then stimulate the entire body with a lymphatic system release. The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. This Kundalini set aids in Increasing endurance, circulation, improves digestion, relaxes the stomach, opens up the lungs, removes toxins and poisons in the body and reprograms and balances the nervous system. This set is sure to completely align the physical and energetic bodies making it easier to make big decisions and begin to contemplate what seeds will be planted for new moon.


>>> Workshop 5 - Monday May 14th 7- 10 pm
~ New Moon “Alignment & Rejuvenation”

Synchronize the Body & Mind As our Energy Rejuvenates for Another Moon Cycle

We will begin with a Pranyama Meditation for “When you Don’t Know What to do”. This will help bring further clarity to your intentions and leaves space for the ‘how’ to arise. We will then embark in the Kriya for Mind and Body Synchronization. Aligning our thoughts and actions, bringing the manifestation current into form. You will will then experience a Meditation for rejuvenation as our energy increases entering into this Next Lunar Cycle.


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Exchange :: (Limited to 20 participants)

Whole Series -
- $130 Early Bird (Until April 15th at 11:59pm)
- $140 April 16th

Workshop 1 - Advanced -- $30
Workshop 1 - Door -- $35
Workshop 2 - Advanced -- $30
Workshop 2 - Door -- $35
Workshop 3 - Advanced -- $30
Workshop 3 - Door -- $35
Workshop 4 - Advanced -- $30
Workshop 4 - Door -- $35
Workshop 5 - Advanced -- $30
Workshop 5 - Door -- $35

** If you cannot make the whole workshop series but would like to attend 3 or more, we have other options available.

** Please note Financial Assistance is available if needed.
To inquire contact Chris Dub or Jesse Buck at ::
awakeconsciousnessnow@live.ca
jessebuckmovement@gmail.com

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Schedule ::

6:45 -7:00 – Arrival
7:15 -7:45 – Cacao Ceremony/ Intention Setting
7:45 – 8:45 – Kundalini Yoga
8:45 – 9:05 – Crystal Bowl Savasana
9:05 – 9:15/9:20 - Meditation & Long Time Sun
9:20 - 9:40 - Manifestation Crystal Bowl free chant
9:40 - 10:00: Sharing Circle “Addressing the ‘How’ in Manifesting your Current Intentions”

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Who is Jesse Buck ::


Jesse Buck is a Yoga teacher, Reiki / Sound Healer, Thai Massage Therapist & Public Speaker. Jesse has completed over 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Trainings and countless other certifications in other healing modalities. Jesse hosts community events in and around Toronto while also working privately with 1 on 1 clients, groups, corporate offices and schools, supporting mental, physical and spiritual growth through his trained healing modalities. Jesse also works with the Youth Wellness Network bringing mental health and wellness programs into the Toronto District School Board for teachers and students. Outside of the school system Jesse also shares the medicine of Cacao (Chocolate elixir) in different settings from Meditation to Ecstatic wildness with an Ecstatic Dance event called the “The Big Love”, a sober Chocolate Dance Party and Full Moon SoundBath Meditations. Cacao is a stimulant which provides a natural high, allowing participants to experience deeper levels of consciousness and heart opening! One of his passions is Sound Healing where he uses mainly Crystal Singing Bowls, with an array of other instruments which allows the body and mind to rest into a deep state of relaxation and balance.

Find out more about Jesse and his offerings by connecting through facebook or by signing up for his newsletter to find out about upcoming events, workshops and classes ::
www.jessebuck.ca

https://www.facebook.com/jessebuckmovement1
https://www.facebook.com/jessebuckmovement/

The Big Love Page ::
https://www.facebook.com/thebigloveecstaticdance/


Who is Chris Dub ::

Chris has been consciously walking the path of self realization since becoming very ill 8 years ago. His body suddenly began to purge physically, emotionally and mentally in an intense process which created dramatic changes and shifts of consciousness. Although an incredibly painful process, it allowed him to become in touch with the essence of his spirit and follow the path of service that resonates most with his heart.

Chris is a certified Yogi Bhajan Kundalini Yoga Aquarian Teacher, Yoga Warrior & Yoga Alliance certified. He has a diploma in Social Work and has worked in the field developing and running after school programs for youth relating to healthy living, he has worked as a Teacher’s Assistant and public speaker in elementary schools. Chris has undergone intensive breathe work, bodily cleansing, meditation and self-inquiry to move through chronic pain and find deeper depths of self love over the past 8 years. He works 1 on 1 with clients to develop more self-love through self-awareness practises. In these sessions you move through stress, become aware of self-defeating beliefs, emotional repression and access the core of your heart. Chris is passionate about bringing rituals to your daily life to assist in tuning into the heart frequency so you can make decisions based upon what resonates with this vibrational frequency.

Chris is a public speaker with a focus on empowerment and co-coordinates the event space known as The Mermaid’s Den. He teaches Kundalini Yoga weekly, run’s meditation classes, primal movement classes and hosts the Sacred Brotherhood Men’s Group. Chris does outreach work with the homeless and supports many heart-centered community events. He is a spoken word artist and conscious hip-hop performer. Chris is the former Owner and Creator of Dub’s Deals Buy & Sell.. He also currently run’s the day to day operations and manages the staff at Popbox MicroMrkt in Toronto.

Check out www.consciousnessnow.ca to learn more about Chris and the services he offers. Also check out Consciousness Now & The Mermaid's Den Facebook Page to be kept up to date with the events he host's, co-host's and that are run in the Toronto Spiritual Community.



What is CACAO ::

The Raw Cacao Medicine comes straight from the Cacao Shaman himself in the heart of Guatemala. Known as "the food for the shift", this medicine allows you the opportunity to open your heart and raise your vibration for a deeply healing experience that amplifies any experience.

More about the Cacao Medicine here ::

http://ceremonialcacao.blogspot.ca/

“An Indigenous myth tells us whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rain-forest to open people's hearts and return the planet to harmony. In one of my early communications with the Cacao Spirit, she referred to cacao as "The Food for the Shift. Cacao is a multidimensional partner and facilitator for creative, spiritual, ceremonial purpose, artistic, new age or shamanic. Chocolate brings one to the door but doesn’t push you through it.”

- Keith wilson Cacao Shaman

CACAO CONSUMPTION BEYOND CHOCOLATE ::

With over 1200 chemical constituents, the beans from Theobroma Cacao (translating from the greek: theo = god and broma = food and cacao = the mayan name for the chocolate beans) – or the chocolate tree, appear to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature. Cacao has been used for millennia as a food and antidote to a vast array of health issues. It has also been used ceremonially by the ancient Meso-americans in conjunction with other plants and rituals.

The alkaloids, neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, vitamins and minerals specific to cacao have a particularly nourishing effect on the human body. The effects of these properties are amplified when using unroasted and unprocessed cacao and consuming it in the context of a ceremony. All the properties found in cacao (discussed below) are already produced naturally in the body and perform essential functions, but appear to be less and less available when living busy lives in cities and following a “western” diet and lifestyle.

When you consume cacao prepared for ceremony using high quality raw cacao beans, all the mood enhancing neurochemicals in cacao become particularly active. There is increased blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin, the whole body is nourished, awareness and focus is heightened and sensations are intensified.

The context of the ceremony is a safe and beautiful space that supports meditation (reflection and connection to the “larger aspects of yourself”). This creates a rare opportunity to explore and sit with the stories of the heart and to identify areas that are causing you restriction, limitation and pain. You have the chance to relax deeply and receive insights, inspiration and creative ideas that can give you a clarity on the “next steps” of your life and where you can support your overall health.

Many people report a deep sense of joy and peace, a connection to something bigger than themselves as well as insights of limiting behaviors, thoughts and feelings that are able to be understood and released within the safe environment of the ceremony.

Some also find that as their focus holding ability improves, their overall success in life increases and a greater sense of contentment and satisfaction follows.

HISTORY OF CACAO ::
The story of chocolate begins with a tree, a small tree of the tropical understory. In 1735 Linnaeus designated this tree Theobroma cacao, a scientific name that handily links two ancient cultures a world apart.

Theobroma, the genus name, is from the Greek and translates to “food of the gods,” a designation that chocolate-lovers would agree is befitting. Although Linnaeus was reputedly fond of chocolate, he would have been familiar with early Spanish writings describing the Mayan and Aztec beliefs that cacao was a gift from the gods.

Cacao is the Mayan root word retained by the Spanish colonizers of Mesoamerica to describe the tree and its products.

According to both archeologists and Mayan spiritual elders, the Cacao Spirit was one of the most powerful deities in ancient Mayan cosmology. While the ancient Mayans and Aztecs of Southern Mexico and Guatemala are best known, there are contemporary Indigenous cultures in Central and South America who continue cacao use in shamanic ceremony, preferring it to locally available psychedelics. With today’s psychedelic buzz, you may not have heard much of them. Although one of this world’s finest spiritual or shamanic partners, cacao was ignored in the ‘60’s resurgence of medicine plants because it does not act like a psychedelic – it does not take you on its trip, but facilitates your own.

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