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New Paradigm Party: Cacao, Consent, and Conscious Celebration

  • Veterans Memorial Building Oakland, CA (map)
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**NOTE: The first New Paradigm Party on August 19 was a blast! Read about it HERE.

Join us for a cacao-infused, fully immersive night where we'll explore the cutting edge of humanity’s social evolution through New Paradigm Partying. Interweaving a multi-dimensional flow that will be part workshop and part dance, we will navigate how conscious celebration can be both juicy and grounded, sexy and safe, spontaneously fun and sustainably transformative.

Think of it like a party that's also a workshop on how to party consciously. The whole journey will be co-facilitated by Nick Meador (leading the cacao ritual and intention circle), Cyrena Giordano (leading consent and connection workshops), and DJ Audionai (leading the conscious dance party).

There will be a tea lounge open and available to talk with others, stretch, cuddle, or simply BE, hosted by See See. Skilled space-holders will be available throughout the night in the case that something comes up that needs to be worked through.

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EVENT VISION:
• Opening Circle & Cacao Ritual
• Consent and Connection Exercises
• Conscious Dance Party
• Closing Integration Circle

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6-9pm
Sunday, October 7
Veterans Memorial Building ballroom & lounge
200 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

☆ Doors will open at 5:45pm. To create a safe container for the journey, NEW ADMISSIONS WILL CLOSE AFTER 6:30PM. No exceptions made. ☆

☆ Photo and video will only be taken and allowed in a few time blocks and specified parts of the venue, which will be announced at the start of the event. ☆

THIS IS A SUBSTANCE-FREE EVENT! Please come in an ordinary state of consciousness. ☆

☆ Before registering, please have every person on your order read the New Paradigm Party Agreements. ☆

CONTRIBUTION
$15 Early Bird through Sept 23
$20 Advanced Registration Sept 24-Oct 6
$25 cash/$30 credit card on Day of Event

SAVE YOUR SPOT NOW BY REGISTERING HERE: http://newparadigmparty107.eventbrite.com

Volunteer opportunities exist! For more info write to Nick at bsfreespirituality@gmail.com.

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A NOTE ON CACAO:

Entry includes a cup of ceremonial cacao! Pure cacao is a gentle plant medicine that opens the heart, deepens meditative experiences, and fosters inner/outer connection. With his social enterprise Soul Lift Cacao, Nick serves cacao grown organically at a family farm in eastern Guatemala, prepared by a women's collective at Lake Atitlán that he met personally, and obtained through ethical direct trade. By giving back and showing respect, we honor the sacred role that cacao has played for thousands of years in the indigenous cultures of what we now call Central and South America. We are so fortunate that ceremonial cacao is entering the global consciousness at a time when it can have a massively positive impact. For more info visit bit.ly/soulliftcacao.

*Cacao consumption is optional at this event. It is not advised for people taking pharmaceutical anti-depressants or people with a heart condition to have a full serving of pure cacao.

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ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Nick Meador is an RYT-200 yoga instructor, transformational life coach, holistic event producer, mindful entrepreneur, and world explorer. Nick has been organizing gatherings that promote connection for 15 years, and leading self-development workshops for 5 years. His mission is to empower and liberate people in a sustainable way. Nick synthesizes a variety of conscious communication and awareness systems into an innovative approach to healing and self-development. With his new project BS Free Spirituality, Nick creates online courses, workshops, retreats, and private coaching to teach through direct experience. The idea is to demystify introspective practice and make holistic self-management options more accessible to ordinary people. Learn more at bsfreespirituality.com. Nick is also the founder of Soul Lift Cacao, specializing in organic ceremonial cacao from sustainable sources in Guatemala that are preserving ancient traditions. Learn more at bit.ly/soulliftcacao.


Adionai is a DJ, Musician, and Workshop Facilitator dancing through the heart of California’s rising transformational art culture. Rooted in a lifestyle that integrates music and movement as essential spiritual practices, Adionai make his way through Ecstatic Dances and Festivals, incorporating personal hand-drumming as well live vocals into his sets. With a style that holds space for today's global convergence with a gentle touch, yet deep drive, authentic textures from different languages, continents, and traditions are summoned, weaving past and future together through slow and steady electronic beats to call listeners back into their bodies, wherein something deeper can move us into greater connection with ourselves and one another. With a mission to ground the collective soul, Adionai see’s the dancing container as a ceremonial space through which transformation by authentic feeling and presence guide the way into the embodied lifestyle that unifies all beings into their fullest expression on this dancefloor called Earth.

Listen at soundcloud.com/adionai/tracks


Cyrena Giordano of Consent as Love: Cyrena is a LOVE inspirationalist through consent! She has a comprehensive understanding of conscious communication through certifications in NVC, co-counseling, and life-coaching alongside extensive experience facilitating all ages of people, shamanic dance performance, and performing singing and sound-healing for the past 12+ years-- all of which she incorporates as wisdom into her workshops and song circles (circle she's been hosting regularly for the past two years). Officially and originally trained in interactive theater/ theater for social change, consent, and power and privilege facilitation for multiple years in college (where she also created, directed, and acted in her own interactive theater show around consent 20+ times for community-based houses), alongside being inspired by mindfulness practices in college and beyond, she uses these experiences as foundation for her current consent offerings. Learn more about her work at consentaslove.com

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