Community Cacao Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance

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The Shanti Space

no Estrada da Tapada


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Join us at The Shanti Space for an afternoon of ceremony & celebration.

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Join us at The Shanti Space for an afternoon of ceremony & celebration. Expect an afternoon of Embodied feeling, with the spirit of Cacao accompanied by the epic Rhythmic Beats from DJ Mushina (https://soundcloud.com/mushinamusic) guiding us elevated amongst the pine trees overlooking the infinite horizon.

We move without judgement, embody our intentions, prayers and truth as we flow together in the alchemy of music.


Cacao, or what modern man might call, raw chocolate, was revered by the ancient civilisations of South and Central America and used as a health elixir, medicine and aphrodisiac. Nicknamed 'Heart blood' by the Aztecs, it was believed to have a powerful heart healing capacity, signifying life and fertility.

Today, now labeled as a superfood, science has shown Cacao to have highly nutritious properties, countless vitamins and minerals such as magnesium (important for healthy blood pressure and heart function), a huge amount anti-oxidants (20x more than blueberries!) and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show Cacao to benefit the heart and cardiovascular system as a whole and how it activates neurotransmitters in the brain that bring about the feelings of bliss, love, pleasure and motivation.


Ecstatic Dance floor is a space of non-judgement, where you can be any version of your-self – so why not allow yourself to be the truest version of you!? Move experimentally. Move to mirror your internal state. Move to make a statement. Move for the sake of it. Move to play. Move to harmonize…or maybe don’t more. There are no rules. There is no right or wrong. There is only you, the space, the music and the vibration.

Guidelines for the dance floor

- No talking (honouring everyone with their individual experience)

- Barefoot dancing (connecting with earth and the vibration of the low frequencies of music)

- No phones or photography (fosters present moment awareness + supports others in not feeling watched)

- No substance (important to make this a most lucid human experience)


Location: The Shanti Space, Quinta Dos Lobos, Mafra

Find yourself held in the arms of nature; amongst ancient native corks and abundant fruit trees, swept up in the enchantment of a forest filled Portuguese valley.

The Shanti Space is a beautiful traditional Quinta set in the forest of a national park. Cocooned by nature, our neighbours are an Iberian Wolf Sanctuary, the Tapada de Mafra where many animals like deer, wild boar and owls also reside.

Please find directions on our website http://www.theshantispace.com/contact

When: 3.30pm Saturday 8 August


€25 advance

€30 on the door (limited)

Limited spaces so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

* Please note cacao is not suitable if you are on antipsychotic medication.


Your Favourite cup to receive cacao, Water bottles & comfy clothing


Lovingly held in a co-creative space with ceremony guided by Jess, Jack & Mushina.

Jessica & Jack Weaver are guardians of The Shanti Space Wellbeing Sanctuary in Portugal & together for the last5 years have held beautiful Cacao Ceremonies around the world.

Through Hatha, Restorative and Kundalini Yoga complemented by Gong Baths and Singing Bowls, Jessica shares tools to gently guide people into spaces of restoration, expansion and transformation; breathing life deeply into the places that need our attention to rejuvenate openness and curiosity for life's mystery and creative potential.

Jack (Bsc.Lic.Ac.) brings an upbeat spirit and empathetic sensitivity to his work as a highly qualified space holder, an acupuncturist and biodynamic craniosacral therapist. Jack's disciplines have supported many people on their healing journeys. He shares a refined Qi Gong and Yin Yoga practice maintaining a kind-hearted energy and authenticity with practitioners.

Mushina is a Music Producer & Ecstatic Dance DJ, his eclectic sound vision blends deep electronic tunes with organic tribal rhythms, taking inspiration from the ancient wisdom and indigenous cultures. His warrior spirit shines through his music, on the dance floor & beyond.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Namaste ☾

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