SHAMANIC CACAO CEREMONY SOUND JOURNEY
Special FRINGE FEST Event by JAY HOAD Hosted by Adelaide Yoga Flow
** THURSDAY 20TH FEBUARY **
An internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist, music therapist, and kundalini/white tantra practitioner Jay Hoad is returning to Adelaide Yoga Flow in February 2020.
WHEN: Tuesday 26th February starts at 8.30 pm (120 minutes)
TICKETS direct through FRINGE TIX (no tickets sales at AYF)
In 2017, Hoad spends much of his year touring India with his unique “Shamanic Cacao Ceremony Sound Journey” experiences, as well as running his own classes on inner union (masculine/feminine energy balancing), intimacy, higher purpose discovery and sound healing, as well as continuing his own studies in Kundalini, Yoga, Tantra, and Music Therapy. Hoad has spent the last 10 years touring and studying around the world, having now performed in 42 countries having major success with the release of his “Earth Music” Yoga Albums. This year Hoad is performing over 200 shows throughout 12 countries with his unique multi-instrumental solo show with 17 instruments on stage. He has released 5 albums of his original music, the latest of which won ARBA “roots album of the year” in Australia in 2016.
Hoad has a Diploma in Contemporary Music (AUS), Diploma in Sound Therapy (USA), a Degree in Jazz (AUS), Kundalini Yoga Teacher (INDIA), Tantra Practitioner (Studied with Eliyah Tantra School AUS and Essence of Life Tantra School INDIA) and an Ayurvedic/Deep Tissue Massage Therapist (INDIA). He founded “Healing with Harmony” in the USA, Earth Music International (AUS/USA) and is currently launching his new business “Tantric Earth Holistics” with his partner Nicole Tretiakov, working with individuals and couples with tantra based philosophies and techniques with the primary focus of taking intimacy with self and your beloved to the next level, on all levels.
Cacao has been used as a health elixir and ceremonial medicine dating back to 1900BC, documented as being used by the ancient ancestors of the Olmec people from Central America. Later it was used as a ritualistic medicine by the Mayan and Aztec cultures. All vitamins and minerals found in cacao are also produced naturally in the human body and perform essential functions, although these days external factors such as pursuing busy lifestyles and following a western diet heavily diminish these chemicals in our natural state. The intake of ceremonial cacao can be considered to allow somewhat of a reset to connect with our natural state of being. We will be combining Imported Mayan cacao with shamanic sound healing, meditation, white tantra, rife frequencies, breath work and fire ceremony, some huge heavy beats, incredible sounding didgeridoos and various instruments from around the world, and a bit more of a sexy electro edge to this one”.
People are often confused about what pure cacao actually is (as opposed to off the shelf style cacao or chocolate). Basically, brands of chocolate such as Cadbury are missing 99% of the 1200 active components of ceremonial cacao. Even the slightly purer blends of chocolate such as Lindt are still missing around 80%. Processing, preparation temperature, ingredients, and hybridization all contribute to this. The cacao we are importing to Australia is 100% ceremonial grade raw cacao imported from Guatemala and we carefully prepare the cacao with love and ritual throughout the day of the ceremony, combining herbs, spices, and natural raw sweeteners to transform this bitter cacao into a luxurious delicacy that is somewhat of a silky liquid warm chocolate drink that is absolutely delicious.
The effect of cacao is known for generating somewhat of a gentle expansive feeling, assisting with deeper connection, unlocking spiritual channels, releasing negative emotions, and most importantly opening the heart chakra. It has been said that on a spiritual level cacao may show you the door but never push you through it, and when we combine this ancient tradition with the frequencies and pulses from instruments such as Didgeridoos, Medicine Drums, Cosmic Tone drums, etc. (Music Therapy) it really deepens the experience, the euphoric possibilities and the inner connection.”