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The Light Retreat is the Ideal Place for Holistic Providers to hold Events in Topics and Areas Integrating the Body, Mind & Spirit

Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health, and prevent and treat disease by addressing contributing factors. Holistic healthcare practitioners strive to meet the patient with grace, kindness, acceptance, and spirit without condition, as love is life’s most powerful healer.

We promote & connect COMMUNITY through Holistic Local & Virtual events: Women's Circles/ Workshops/ Classes / Courses / Drum Circles /  etc

Upcoming Holistic Events at The Light Retreat

January 3, 2015

12  pm - 4 pm

The Sweet and Expansive Medicine of Cacao! with Bloom Post, Shaman and Healer

Saturday 1/3/15 - 12 -4pm
Energetic Exchange: Sliding Scale $48 - $88

Because of the Nature of One on One in this Event, there is Limited Number of Guests for This Event.  

Bloom Post  

Shamanic Healer, Priestessand Ordained Minister 
Gathering together in sacred circle, let us honor and celebrate the energies of the New Year with the sweet and expansive medicine of Cacao.  As we open our hearts preparing for 2015, we will receive healing, expansiveness, guidance and more.

In the cultures of South American people, eating high-grade, wildcrafted cacao is not merely an act of consuming calories. Nor is it a form of entertainment as is often pursued in first-world countries. Rather, eating cacao is a way for them to connect with the universe. It is a deeply spiritual experience, to be savored and honored, not to be wolfed down with processed sugar and ice cream.  


Bloom walks between the worlds to receive information, insights and guidance empowering healing and transformation. 

Book: “Shaman’s Toolbox: Practical Tools for Powerful Transformation." 

**Bloom Post lives in Asheville, NC. Bloom has studied across the U.S. and India, and some of her teachers have included an Appalachian Shaman, Native American elders, Buddhist monks and nuns, as well as Hindu Swamis & Gurus, and a Chocolate Shaman in Guatemala. A Reiki Master Teacher, she also received her Yoga Teacher Certification in India in 2005.

Drinking ceremonial-grade, indigenous harvested cacao from Guatemala, the magic and medicine of the circle is created by the energy of the group and is a highly transformational experience. Inspired by the energy of the circle, this ceremony can include shamanic journeying to connect with yourself in the future for guidance and inspiration, personal healings and blessings, sacred songs and mantras, sharing, and much more.

Cacao connects your heart with the magic that surrounds you daily. Mama Cacao opens your heart and offers you the opportunity to bring Love to all areas of your life. All challenges, all questions, all aspects of your journey can be taken to Cacao and she will empower you to walk with an open heart and the power of Love.

Our focus will be embodying our expansive heart energy Love, empowerment, healing and transformation, and energy that best supports your intentions for highest and greatest good with grace and ease.

Cacao, the basis of chocolate, is a heart-opening plant medicine that's been called the "food for the shift."

Why Cacao Ceremony for the New Year?
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.

For those with medical conditions, heart issues, or taking anti-depressants, you may join us in ceremony though you will probably want to only drink a few sips of cacao, or none at all. You do not need to ingest cacao to be in the circle.

This article contains more information on cacao and it’s properties, antioxidants, and the effects it can have on your system:
Feel free to google 'cacao' for more information on the many benefits of this beautiful plant.

Great Article from a Cacao Shaman on the Experience:


coming back OCTOBER 2015

♦  Private Time  with MAX

♦  Group  Time  with  MAX

♦ Under the Sky with MAX


MAX the Crystal Skull will come back for the third year in a row the first weekend in October 2015

Every year people have traveled from other states to see Max...and stay at the retreat to spend the night (limited)!!!                                          (See Jan Jenson Photo Gallery)

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