BYC Workshops – Ceremonial Cacao & Yoga Nidra

Intuitive Heart ~ Healing Workshop
Ceremonial Cacao and Yoga Nidra 

Saturday 3rd December 2022


Date:  Saturday 3rd December 2022.

Location: BYC hot yoga, The Studio, 1st Floor, Essex Place, London, W4 5UT. (This will NOT be available online, so there will be NO online yin on this day).

Time: 2:45-4:00pm

Price: £25 (Book Now)

“Cacao is truly one of the most powerful superfoods; an amazingly powerful Plant Medicine in its natural form that helps us to release emotional blockages, find forgiveness in ourselves and others. Cacao is a medicine of the heart but its physiological benefits are for the whole body and mind. Cacao is the number one natural mood enhancer due to the abundance of feel good phytonutrients it contains.”

About the workshop:
Iren will be combining Cacao and Yoga Nidra mediation to relax, invigorate and open your heart.
– The workshop will open by sharing a meditative cup of High Grade Ceremonial Cacao while Iren will explain about the ‘heart opening’ properties of Cacao and how to use this wellbeing medicine. You will learn how to use Cacao a potent and gentle plant based medicine. It is considered to be the medicine of the heart, its benefits are for the whole body and mind.
– Then as the Cacao works in magic lie back, relax and Iren will guide you through a yoga nidra mediation designed to compliment the effects of the cacao.
Stress hormones can cause our heart to race constantly and if we keep this heart incoherence it diminishes the energy in the heart and we stop trusting ourselves, stop trusting our intuition, stop trusting in the future.
Once we begin to open our heart the energy makes its way to the heart centre – this is the centre of wholeness, oneness and the centre from where we create.
Yoga Nidra mediation is a sacred yogic process of relaxation; it’s an “awakened sleep” state of consciousness. Highly therapeutic and it’s a very adaptogenic practice i.e. adapts itself to the needs of the individual.
We will finish with the workshop with a gratitude circle.
Who can attend this workshop?:
Everyone and anyone.
Please advices us if you are pregnant or if you are allergic to cacao.
What you will need:
  • Water
  • feel free to bring bolsters or use our blocks and bricks as needed during the nidra mediation – you will be lying down.
  • Comfortable clothing
  • mat
  • towel to put on the mat if you are hiring one of ours
Introducing Iren Merdinyan:
Iren started working with cacao over 10 years ago. She likes the look and the feel of things, which are done with awareness and care. Her passion for delicious and high quality raw chocolate and desserts (as the founder of Raw Bonbon ~ a London based healthy brand sold at BYC) has taken her deeper into the exploration of the medicinal benefits of the ceremonial cacao.
Iren is a certified Yoga Nidra Teacher and offers Cacao & Nidra ceremonies. Iren is very passionate about Yoga Nidra as it is a therapeutic and very adaptogenic practice i.e. adapts itself to the needs of the individual.


Cancellation Policy:
If you need to cancel out of the workshop, you can do so any time prior to 24hrs before the event. Please email the studio at and the class fee will be credited to your BYC account. If you late cancel under 24hrs prior to class, you will be charged in full.
You can either book online or in studio.


BYC hot yoga, The Studio, 1st Floor, Essex Place, Chiswick, London, W4 5UT

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