Primal Awakening seeks to tap into the primordial knowing that swims through your blood to open the channel for self expression, freedom, and love.

For thousands of years our ancestors have connected through ritual, song and dance. It is inherent to our human nature.
It awakens something deep within our bones.

We begin to remember what it means to be alive in physical form, able to express the fullness of our feelings and emotions. Our longing for connection is met as we join our voices and bodies together, finally knowing that we belong here on earth, in community, at one with nature.

Schedule

11:00 - Arrival
11:15 - Opening circle and grounding
11:45 - Cacao ceremony with storytelling (Raw chocolate from the amazon, known for its heart opening properties)
12:15 - Shamanic drum journey to find your animal totem
12:45 - Animal ecstatic dance journey (taste a flavour of the music here)
14:00 - Lunch
14:45 - Second serving of cacao
15:15 - Song circle
16:30 - Sharing circle and closing
17:00 - Hugs and goodbye

This day long retreat will be a fun and nourishing exploration of your creative expression. We welcome all of you into this space: fear, grief, playfulness, celebration, rage, tears, laughter, sweat. Anything goes.

This is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. No previous experience of dancing or singing is required. This is about remembering that everyone is a dancer, and everyone is a singer. Through this work we open the portal for community and love to thrive.

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BENEFITS OF SINGING
-Singing increases the activity of the immune system shown through increased s-IgA antibody found in saliva
-Whilst singing we have increased concentration which can reduce worry
- Deep controlled breathing can counteract anxiety
- Oxytocin is released which facilitates trusting behaviour and reduces stress and anxiety

BENEFITS OF CACAO
Cacao is one of the most nutrient rich foods in the world. Theobromine, is a stimulant and produces dopamine, which sharpens the mind and stimulates pleasure. Magnesium relaxes our blood vessels and heart.Phenethylamine, a bichemical, relieves stress and heightens sensations. Cacao also contains anandamide which comes from the Sanskrit ananda meaning bliss. This endorphin produces feelings of euphoria. Cacao has been used in ceremony for thousands of years by the Olmecs, Aztec and Mayan people for ceremonies, rituals and dream exploration. For many cultures cacao signifies life and fertility. Cacao helps us to connect to our inner self and heart.


About the Facilitators


Gaia Harvey Jackson

Is a facilitator and artist creating spaces for deep transformation and empowerment.

Gaia offers workshops, rituals and one-to-one sessions around the world, helping people to break free of the box, move through challenges, and find meaningful connection. Her events include Rave Ritual, Psychedelic Women’s Circle and Slow Dating.

Liberation and celebration are central to her work, and she is constantly discovering new ways to bring together the sacred and the silly, for people to allow their full wild selves to be expressed, no matter how strange or vulnerable.

Her work combines elements of theatre games, voice work, meditation, dance and ritual, creating safe and playful environments where people can authentically connect and release.

“Gaia always holds a safe and loving space to explore the depths of our souls. It's one of the only places I have in my life to truly be myself - no expectations, limitations or judgement.”

Check out her website and soundcloud: www.gaiaharveyjackson.com https://soundcloud.com/gaiadragonfly

Hache

Hache is a trained facilitator of sacred space and has been co-creating song circles for the past two years in the UK, Mexico, Guatemala and Peru. Collecting songs and chants along her way, creating an assemblage to invoke and give thanks to the elements, spirits, archetypes and chosen intentions.

Hache plays music for plant medicine ceremonies and is continuously learning the wisdom of ancient song medicine.

She is passionate to encourage and empower individuals to explore and create with their own unique voice and embrace their own vibrational medicine.


Practical Info


- Please note that we do not arrange refunds or exchanges. We welcome swapping or reselling your tickets with people you know or via Ticket Swap
- For enquires please email gaia@psychedelicsociety.org.uk
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- Our UK events are intended for a sober audience. We kindly ask that you respect this request.

Access

Events at our Homerton space are up two flight of stairs, so we are sorry to say we do not yet have wheelchair access.
This event features a lot of movement, if you are not sure if this is suitable to you please contact the facilitator.
This event relies heavily on visual content and cues, and may not be accessible for those without sight.


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