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Wellness Wednesday: Everything is Better with Cacao with Nicole Gnutzman


Everything is better with cacao (what we know as chocolate)…. Whether it’s your creativity, focus, mood or your spiritual practice that needs a boost, add a little pure ceremonial cacao (not your average store-bought cacao) and everything flows better and feels more joyful. Add a little ritual and ceremony to feel supported and you have a beautiful recipe for reconnecting mind-body-heart-soul. Oh, and you’ll receive a recipe for cacao bliss balls, and other resources, so you can continue this practice at home.

In this beautiful ceremony, Hivery member Nicole Gnutzman will offer a taste of her restorative Cacao Medicine Journeys and share how cacao as a personal practice can teach, heal and guide us to wholeness.

She will share her ceremonial cacao drink, guided meditation and sacred music as she calls in (with her beautiful Buffalo drum) the directions and elements, spirit animals, ancestors and spirit guides to join us and bring us their wisdom, guidance and medicine to support us.

Come with an intention for what you would like to receive–inner calm, creativity or guidance–and then simply relax into a restorative, meditative journey. You will receive exactly what you need in that moment. Feel free to bring an sacred object or something special you would like blessed for the altar.

In this session, you will lie down and be taken on a guided journey. There will be a few yoga mats available or you can bring your own. And if you prefer to do this in seated position that’s perfect too.

As seats are limited, advance online registration is required. Free for members. $30 for non-members. This is a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion. All are welcome!

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Wellness Wednesday is one of The Hivery's monthly member events. Mark your calendar for each Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:45pm to join this and forthcoming programs. 
Pricing: $30 for Non-Members | Free for Members.

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About Nicole Gnutzman

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Before becoming a Cacao Medicine, Reiki II and Shamanic Practitioner, and Transformation Coach, Nicole Gnutzman spent 18 years in the corporate world in leadership positions, which adds a depth of experience, wisdom and presence to her work. She truly embodies and teaches how cacao as a practice supports living a whole, luminous life. Nicole has developed a uniquely powerful approach using ceremonial cacao and wisdom practices to reconnect clients to their deepest self, enhance clarity and creativity and facilitate deep inner healing. This work was her own healing path and is her joy.

Nicole shares this work at studios, spas and retreat centers in Northern California, including Soulstice Mind + Body Spa and award-winning Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center in Sausalito; offers private sessions including cacao ceremonies, cacao dieta programs and coaching with cacao; and holds immersive You are Luminous retreats internationally. She writes a blog at where she shares wisdom from her own personal journey. She shares videos about her cacao ceremonies on Vimeo: and daily practices with cacao on her YouTube channel Cacao Wisdom. She lives in Bolinas, CA.

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