Chocolate Groove & Conscious Community Gatherings


Toronto, Canada
58 Members



Chocolate Groove is a Weekly Social, Dance Celebration featuring Toronto’s best DJ’s in some of the most Visionary Alternative venues in Canada!


We strive to foster a safe, family-friendly space, open for all people regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnic origin, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation. LGBTQ Positive, to come together, have fun and Celebrate Life. This is an environment conducive to meaningful Transformation and Authentic Connection!




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What to expect...

- Leave no trace
- Cacao Elixir
- Sunset Cacao Ceremony
- 3 hour DJ set 
- Face painting
- Drums / Instruments Welcome
- Crystal Therapy by Kevin Back
- Closing Soundbath with Jesse Buck
- Live Community Art Project by Yana Kolesnikova
- PLEASE Bring your own water / Food



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>>>> Schedule ::

-- 7:30 - Arrive
-- 8:00 - Opening Sunset Cacao Ceremony
-- 8:30 - DJ set
-- 12:00 - Closing Crystal Bowl Soundbath / OM Circle




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>>>> CACAO :: Chocolate Elixir "The Soul of Chocolate"






Cacao is known as a heart opening medicine that has been used by indigenous cultures since ancient times. Cacao beans constituted both a ritual beverage and a major currency system in pre-Columbian Meso- american civilizations.






The plant name "Theobroma" or Cacao (translating from the greek: theo = god and broma = food It is the perfect elixir for Movement, Play & Connection.






It is known to increase circulation, Energy, Elevate your mood, Boost Libido and is a natural aphrodisiac. It is known to induce a Euphoric state of Higher Consciousness & Bliss, bringing you into connection with your body and heart centre.






Though there is not much if any caffeine in Cacao, it does have Theobromine which has a similar effect on the body but does not cause the same harmful effects on the nervous system as caffeine.






With an array of organic spices and sweetener, we drink this food of the Gods in cups of roughly 25 - 30 grams of Raw Cacao Paste together in an opening circle to set our intentions for the evening.






>>>> Other Benefits of Cacao::






- Heart Opener


- Reduces Stress / Anti-Depressant


- 40 Times the Antioxidants of Blueberries


- Loaded with Magnesium & Iron


- Improve Brain Function


- Contains "Anandamide" ( A neurotransmitter which fills dopamine receptors in the brain, filling us with feeling of euphoria and bliss)






More about the Cacao here::


http://ceremonialcacao.blogspot.ca/






“An Indigenous myth tells us whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rain-forest to open people's hearts and return the planet to harmony. In one of my early communications with the Cacao Spirit, she referred to cacao as "The Food for the Shift. Cacao is a multidimensional partner and facilitator for creative, spiritual, ceremonial purpose, artistic, new age or shamanic. Chocolate brings one to the door but doesn’t push you through it.”






- Keith Wilson Cacao Shaman






CACAO CONSUMPTION BEYOND CHOCOLATE ::






With over 1200 chemical constituents, the beans from Theobroma Cacao (translating from the greek: theo = god and broma = food and cacao = the mayan name for the chocolate beans) – or the chocolate tree, appear to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature. Cacao has been used for millennia as a food and antidote to a vast array of health issues. It has also been used ceremonially by the ancient Meso-americans in conjunction with other plants and rituals.






The alkaloids, neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, vitamins and minerals specific to cacao have a particularly nourishing effect on the human body. The effects of these properties are amplified when using unroasted and unprocessed cacao and consuming it in the context of a ceremony. All the properties found in cacao (discussed below) are already produced naturally in the body and perform essential functions, but appear to be less and less available when living busy lives in cities and following a “western”



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