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T-Group & Cacao

  • The Green Yogi 1642 Martin Luther King Jr Way Berkeley, CA (map)
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Join Crystallin Dillon and Nick Meador for a cutting-edge self-development experiment combining T-Group and ceremonial cacao.

T-Group is a practice of intense present-moment awareness, just like meditation, yoga, and martial arts. But instead of working alone, we practice in small groups to bring this quality of presence into the process of communicating and relating with one another. We don't talk about "stuff," or any topic of discussion, but about what's actually happening Right Now, both within us and in the space between us. As you take the risk to Reveal , you can:

~ make powerful discoveries about your unconscious habits and reactions, the ones that are behind much of your disconnection and conflict with others

~ experience the deep and authentic connection that's available when you learn to see past your projections, beliefs, and stories about others

~ receive real-time feedback about how you impact others and the kinds of responses you elicit from them

~ and so much more...

Ceremonial cacao has been known as the "Food of the Gods" in Central and South America for thousands of years. It is both a superfood and a spiritual aid featuring:

- A high amount of antioxidants

- Iron (increased oxygenation) and magnesium (relief of muscle tension)

- Heightened focus and motivation

- Sustained energy without crash or cravings

- Gentle mood boost from anandamide, the "bliss molecule"

- "Heart opening" for self-love, compassion, and forgiveness

- Greater connection with your body and spirit

- Aphrodesiac effects

Cacao can deepen self-awareness, clarity of expression, and inner and outer connection, making it a fitting complement to T-Group!

DETAILS

6:00-9:30pm

Saturday, March 2

The Green Yogi

Berkeley, CA

CONTRIBUTION

$25 Advanced Registration

$35 Day of Workshop

REGISTER HERE: https://tgroupcacao0302.eventbrite.com

A NOTE ON CACAO:

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 with full permission and consent to share it in this way. When Soul Lift Cacao buys from the women's collective, 100% of profits from that sale go back to the Mayan indigenous people growing and preparing the cacao. 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.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Crystallin Dillon is a life and leadership coach and also the founder of the Bay Area T-Group Community. She holds both BA and MA degrees in Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University and has been a dedicated student of the Buddhist teachings for 13 years. She completed comprehensive training in group dynamics, systems theory, and facilitation at the Matrix Leadership Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and is certified by NLP Marin as a Master NLP Practitioner. Drawing upon her studies in Dharma, systems theory, and NLP, she has created an updated version of T-Group practice she calls "T-Group 2.0"

Nick Meador is an RYT-200 yoga instructor, transformational facilitator, conscious event producer, mindful entrepreneur, and world explorer. Nick has been organizing gatherings that promote connection for 15 years, and leading self-development workshops for nearly six years. BS Free Spirituality is Nick's project to demystify introspective practice and make holistic self-management options more accessible to ordinary people (more info at bsfreespirituality.com). In 2015 cacao had a profound impact in Nick’s life, leading him to take more responsibility for his own health and well-being so that he could overcome long-term illness. Since then Nick has made many trips throughout Central America to meet with cacao experts and farmers and learn more about this wonderful plant. Nick launched Soul Lift Cacao in March 2018, specializing in organic Guatemalan cacao grown at family farms and prepared with the intention of being a spiritual medicine for the world. Learn more at bit.ly/soulliftcacao.

Earlier Event: February 26
BS Free Masculinity Cacao Ceremony