CACAO DANCE CEREMONY Come and melt in blissful cosmic magical heart-opening with a chocolate bliss dance ceremony with Amanda and Willem through the healing properties of raw cacao offered in a sacred ceremonial space, followed by and intertwined within a deep, guided immersion into Conscious Cosmic Cosmo dance with Willem. These are two practices that support each other in leading you into a state of deep open-hearted oneness and expansive bliss.

Cacao-Ceremony-images-1200x650According to the Mayans, Cacao is the food of the gods. Not as we know it now as chocolate, but in its raw form, where, when ingested in sacred ceremony, it has magical alchemical properties. The alkaloids, neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, vitamins and minerals specific to cacao have a particularly nourishing and healing effect on the human body, which expands to include the heart and spirit when ingested with true reverence for the plant in sacred ceremony. Cacao as a shamanic teacher plant is a unique and magical heart-opener. How beautiful to experience working with a teacher plant in a very safe, gentle and grounded way that is accessible for all.

Amanda will be our magical alchemical cacao guide, leading you into a space of delicious open-hearted expansion and love through ritual, ceremony and heart meditations, with the cacao plant as your medicine teacher.
Willem will be our dance with the Deva of Cacao channel, who will then move you gently into a sacred space of dance, guiding you into deep open-hearted meetings with yourself and others, facilitated by the cacao whose properties deepen our capacity for ecstasy and love, as does Cosmo Bliss Dance. Both these practices will deepen your experience of oneness, with yourself, others and all life, as we melt like chocolate into the ocean of love.

Cacao Dance

For many people who are lucky enough to participate in a Cosmo Dance session it is one of the most wonderful discoveries of their life!
I get so many people who feel everyone they know should get to experience this freedom of expression. The process gets you to move on very viby music, and when you feel yourself taken into movement by such a feeling of joy and invigorating Life force, your natural expression just flows.
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Generally people can’t wait for the next session, as it tends to open a floodgate of feeling for Self Fulfilment and enthusiastic, joyful participation in Life!
Cosmo dance is a sparkling crystalline Conscious Dance process helping participants bring their systems into alignment with greater Life and the superfluid energies of the Cosmos. Vibrant, dynamic, joyfully flowing and expansive expressive movements with specifically chosen music is used to help Dancers move into alignment and balance.
Through the use of specific music, tuning in to energy guidance , as well as the groups energy, the facilitator sets up coherent crystalline fields that help dancers move into a deeper order of Core Self.
The Cosmodance process also assists old energy ,blockages, samskaras or miasmas to be released from our bodymind, and once this happens we can be like a clear crystal, pulsing in harmony with the frequencies of the Universe. When we clear old energy and blockages from our system it also enables us to access more and more subtle energies, thus fine tuning our capacity to a richer and more fulfilling Life of high quality.
The Cosmodance process also primarily helps us to move into Presence, with the wonderful result of feeling renewed, sparklingly refreshed, clear , in Joy, aligned , harmonized, expanded , at Peace and radiating Love, enthusiastically connected and in tune with the greater Orchestra of Life.

This space is open to all, including those who have never done dance before.

Amanda and Willem have 20 years of work in the field of awakening practices. Amanda Gifford from Johannesburg South Africa has an MA in Psychology and is a Drama Therapist and Family Systems Constellations Facilitator with 15 years experience. Amanda has a long tradition of Ancient Mystery School Trainings and just completed her training with Annu Tara and Alchemical Chocolate in initiating in the art of serving this beautiful female sacrament.

Willem Smuts also from Johannesburg South Africa has been a Conscious Dance Facilitator and Quantum Healer for 15 Years. Willem is a Holistic Quantum Health practitioner, intuitive, and an alchemist at heart, a deep field Bliss dance facilitator.

They both live and run the Windrush Centre in Johannesburg.
Both have been on a Spiritual Awakening Journey for more than 20 years.


~ VERY NB drink lots of water throughout the day (this will help to alleviate sideffects caused by the strong detox action of Cacao when taken in ceremonial doses )
~ avoid dairy for the day
(Dairy lines the intestines and thus hinders the uptake of the Cacao)
~ avoid caffeine for the day
(Mixing caffine with Ceremonial doses of Cacao can cause the heart to speed up too much, especially in sensitive folk)
~ if you are on strong Chemical Anti-depressents, mood balancing or blood thinning drugs you need to please contact us before booking. Speaking to your doctor before eating high doses is neccessary.
(Cacao has a potent action re feel-good brain chemicals activity, and in Ceremony is taken in high doses, this potency on top of chemical activity is not advisable)

The Healing properties of Raw Cacao

Magnesium is the primarily mineral missing when heart problems occur. Magnesium increases the overall vigor of the heart muscle. This mineral also decreases blood coagulation thus lowering blood pressure and helping the heart pump more effectively. Cacao, of course, is a fantastic food source of heart-supporting magnesium.

According to research cited in The New York Times, fresh cacao beans are super-rich in antioxidant flavonols. Cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) per 100 grams of flavonol antioxidants. This is a whopping 10% antioxidant concentration level! This makes cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food.

Anti-Depressant Properties
Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, and phenylethylamine, three well-studied neurotransmitters, which help alleviate depression and are associated with feelings of well being.
Cacao contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that improve our mood because they allow serotonin and dopamine to remain in the bloodstream longer without being broken down.
Cacao contains anandamide which delivers blissful feelings.
Cacao also contains B vitamins, which are associated with brain health.
Cacao contains significant quantities of the amino acid tryptophan which is yet another powerful mood-enhancing nutrient.
All this makes cacao a natural Anti-Depressant!

Lose weight, eat chocolate!
Anyone who eats chocolate knows that it diminishes appetite. There is evidence indicating MAOIs also diminish appetite. There is actually no scientific evedince to implicate chocolate consumption with obesity. In fact the reverse seems to be the case. Eating cacao helps one to loose weight by allowing you to eat less

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Amanda Gifford
Whatsapp 078 499 6472

Willem Smuts
Whatsapp 082 458 1031