Thu, Oct 06|
Join us for a day of community gather, flow of Cacao, music and inner-nerve tuning. This event is dedicated to our Iranian community.
Time & Location
Oct 06, 2022, 7:30 PM – Oct 07, 2022, 10:00 PM
Center SF, 548 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
About The Event
We are dedicating this event to our Iranian community. We stand with solidarity with the Iranian people for their fight for freedom. We are dedicating this space to our community as a means to come together, share, release and re-tune ourselves. We are here to help the mental wellness of our community for the long battle of justice, equality & freedom for Iran and the Iranian people.
The event format will be changed slightly to a longer Sharing Circle, Medicinal Music & Longer Sound Bath.
All profits from the event will go to the active Rally organizations in the Bay Area raising awareness for Iran.
About Our Cacao
The power of Cacao is undeniable. Whether you have experienced it through a ceremony or just having a chocolate bar, we all have experienced this medicine in the past. However, unfortunately through the exploitation and industrialization that has been shaping our modern world, we have been denied the real power and taste of the medicine that is Cacao. It's our passion to bring you back to the roots and essence of this medicine through one of the best quality, pure, intentional and ethically sourced Cacao in the world. We're part of Keith's Cacao practitioners program and we can't wait to tell you more about our work and share this medicine with you.
Although as a concept, Cacao Ceremonies have been observed in Mesoamerica and parts of Andean South America history, its ritual has been completely lost. Unlike other plant medicines, Cacao ceremony practices have been lost and its historical practices are no longer with us. The term Cacao Ceremony itself was actually re-surfaced only a few decades ago and is now being practiced again. We are re-building the ritual of this medicine in our ceremonies and thus taking a part in a global movement that believes in the spirit & power of Cacao.
Please read our Cacao Guidelines here: https://www.prezenc.org/cacao-care
Nima's music has been shaped by his Middle Eastern roots from Iran, to the Bay Area Burning Man community of Melodic & Progressive House to Downtempo to Organic & Medicinal beats of various Central & South American cultures. He's a Santur & Flute player and is on the beautiful journey of Electronic Music Production combining his Melodic roots of Iran with the synthetic sounds of Modern age Electronic Music.
What to Expect
Drinking Cacao through a ceremony. Intentional dance space (think Ecstatic Dance).
Combination of medicinal and electronic music (Downtempo, Organic, Melodic House and etc).
7:30 - Opening with Cacao Serving & Sharing
8:00 - Music & Dance
9:00 - Closing Sound Bath
9:50 - Closing Circle
Prezenc is a project aimed at building community and sharing new intentional & alternative lifestyles. We believe in the power of creating safe spaces where we can be our authentic selves. Be vulnerable, tap into our inner-child and approach everything through compassion and love. Mindfulness in the Key, Music is our food & Unconditional Love our goal.
Nima is the founder of Prezenc. His life has been dramatically reshaped through his experiences at Burning Man and then his travels in Central America. He has spent time in Guatemala, Costa Rica & Nicaragua learning and understanding the intentional practices and communities that are shaping. A musician in heart, engineer in mind, hippie in soul & space holder in training. He's a DJ, Santur & Flute Player, Electronic Music Composer, Keith Cacao's practitioner, trained in Breath Work & performs Sound Baths.
Tara Gharai is the creator of Honestic Projects. Honestic is a series of experience projects that focus on Intentional Living and Mindfulness practices that can be integrated into our daily lives. As a first-generation immigrant, Accountant for a community support startup in San Francisco, lover of nature, daydreamer and the explorer of the truth for her own evolving journey, she finds Intentional Living and mindfulness as the most important values of her life and the wellness of her surrounding community. In our journey of Cacao Flow together, Tara joins us for her contribution to the circle as space-holder and the event coordinator.
Sahar Shams is the founder of The Little Soul, an NGO to cultivate compassion and self-love for children. Her main focus is to bring every child to see the true light and love that we truly are inside. She believes in the idea that “your pain/suffering is my pain/suffering and the light that I experience within me includes the light that lives within you”.
Sufi dance is the dance that demonstrates this idea in action. For the dance to start within oneself, the one needs to let go of who they think they are, to be receptive to the dance of love. Throughout the dance, the dancer is empty of self and she/he become one with all the energies that are present around him/her. Through the dance, energies can go higher and open the energy blockages by becoming one with the higher self.
For that afternoon, I invite you to release any concept, idea or expetations you have about you and your surrounding, just open your heart, and observe what can start within yourself.