Come enjoy an evening retreat drinking one of our earth’s most precious gifts, sacred cacao (chocolate before processing), while enjoying the deeply transformative experience and energy of community connecting through ceremony. BUY TICKETS HERE
Your evening will open with a warm cup of ceremonial cacao to gently melt your mental clutter, open your heart and settle you deeply into the nurturing arms of sacred community and healing space. From here we will enter into our mediation and sound healing journey that always uniquely channels the energy each of our inner spirits are calling for.
The cacao spirit is a feminine and powerful teacher, one who can assist you in: letting go of old stories, cleansing negativity, opening your heart, feeling uplifted, and remembering who you truly are.
The synergy of Cacao & The Gong gently invites you to open your inner doors and windows to the Love of the Universe, moving around energies, Universal energies – to enter and welcome a spiritual dimension.
It is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and to clear emotional blockages.
About Valerie Griffiths
Valerie Griffiths is a Vinyasa yoga instructor at Newport Power Yoga and owner of The Breathing Barn yoga studio in Portsmouth, RI. A yoga enthusiast for twenty years, Valerie completed over five hundred training hours through Live Love Teach in 2014 and has been teaching ever since. She is certified to lead Intro to Gongs for meditation and healing and guides Yoga Nidra practices and meditation. She leads individuals and groups in matching their breath to movement and developing consciousness. Valerie is a believer in showing up for each session with no expectation, meeting and welcoming yourself exactly as you are in that moment. Her mantra is, “Each one of us is so much more than our thoughts,” a saying that guides her practice. She believes that in stillness and quiet, we find our true selves. We are here to learn the beauty and love within each of us and share it with the collective. Valerie is a passionate vegan who loves bold flavors, and she is motivated by compassion and kindness." You can catch one of her classes at Newport Power Yoga, as well as privately at her home studio, “The Breathing Barn”.
About Jess Elliott
Jess Elliott has been working as a holistic therapist for the past 14 years and received her 200-hour YTT certification at Innerlight in 2011. She fell in love with the gong 5 years ago and has been leading gong baths since then. Drawing from both professional and personal experience, she believes that yoga, meditation, and connection to a spiritual community can be powerful conduits to healing and transformation.
During our ceremony you will be experiencing and enjoying one of the rarest and most sacred cacao strains in the world.
We Welcome You!
- Wear loose comfortable clothing and a shawl for warmth if desired. Come well hydrated and bring a water bottle.
- Please let us know if you are pregnant or on a high dose prescription, we will simply adjust your serving.
- A journal or any sacred items for the altar are always welcome.
- Cacao will be available for purchase to take home at the end of our gathering.
Please try to carpool - Additional overflow parking available at the Portsmouth Town Hall across the street.