Ceremonial breathwork training

4 weeks ago

I am so excited to finally launch this online training that is for you who are curious to learn more about breathwork, chakra healing and balancing, how to set up sacred space and work with rituals and ceremonies- basically everything that sparks my joy.

We will work mainly with the transformational 3 part breath but you will also learn other breathing techniques to begin and end a session with.

It’s a 4 week course with theory and practice as well as a lot of practices to do in between our sessions.

Do it for your own wellbeing and healing and/ or to incorporate in the healing work you already do with clients.

Early bird ends on Dec 31st and we start on Jan 10th.

Read more on my website and just reach out if any questions.

Ceremonial Breathwork Training
Ceremonial Breathwork Training
Ceremonial Breathwork Training
Ceremonial Breathwork Training

2022, the grand finale

4 weeks ago

Ok here comes part 2 of my year that kind of felt like I was in a in between stage..Not my best year but also really amazing in so many ways.

Grateful for the ups and the downs, the lessons and learnings and all the amazing people I got to connect with.

How was your year? What has been the highlights and the worst parts? I love when you share!

Thank you 2022

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Glamping Paradise..Next year I am investing in a Mongolian Yurt too. Come visit

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Ah just casually frolicking in the bushes in my amazing 70s crochet set

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Another ceremony at Fiskabäck, this time in company with my dear friends Azzurro and Zana

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With my godess sister Camilla who has been such an angel to help me setting up the space before every ceremony here.

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Ah little Elda is of course part of every ceremony, she is included in the price

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My dear friend Linda got married on a sunny Stockholm evening. We share a lot of crazy fun memories together from back in the day. And this amazing Filippa K dress has been in so many partys and weddings..and oh my if those shoes could speak haha, they have a lifetime of their own

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Ok back in studio Reiki Rossi to try and record another podcast

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More Cacao with my soul sis

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Me and Freja hosted a beautiful Self love Sunday in her magical archipelago oasis- such a dreamy day and we will definitely do it again this summer

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Yoga on the dock

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Cooking with no running water or electricity- so much fun

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And more Cacao, served by my dear friend and business partner Erika

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Such a dreamy group of woman

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Cacao with grandma

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Hanna was in town and I caught her on her last day..ah these days are the best

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New reading glasses, super strong and super sassy

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Another cup of Cacao in the Stockholm summer sun

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Love story with these guys

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Wild Cacao shipping department

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We created some pretty magical products this year outside of our cacao assortment- especially in love with our herbal and adaptogenic honeys

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And if you havent tried our Adaptogenic Cacao blends, please do. This one called Awaken is an amazing substitute for coffee- so delicous, uplifting and good for you

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Got surprised with a kirtan party pre my 40th birthday..

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This was such a dreamy day and night, singing with my favorite woman

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Ok, time to pack up and get on the road again..life of a nomad

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I decided to treat myself to a retreat in Peru with some of my favorite people. I spent my 40th birthday week in ceremony, singing, hiking, releasing the old and calling in the new. MAGICAL

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Temazcal time

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Tea time in Pisac

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My cousin that you saw paint my outdoor toilet had her sweet little baby and I am so happy with my fur baby.

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Love my kitchen but that as well as bathroom was falling apart so doing some upgrades this winter. SOOO excited to come back and see what it will look like

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Back at Bäddar och Ängar- one of my favorite places in Österlen

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Apple season again..what else to do with them than pose?

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My magical Blue lotus tea blend

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Sara came on a little ceremony weekend and we had such a good time

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Ah this picture ended up a bit wrong in order and I dont know how to move them around so here is a high summer memory, on my favorite stair making bright plans in Guatemala with my dear friend and business partner Azzurro who also just fell in love with my swedish sanctuary

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The whole Illumination group gathered on our last night in Peru

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Love of my life

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Doing what I love the most- sharing Cacao, Breath and sounds in magical places

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Then I started studying on this self sustainability course which is sooo interesting and just a dream of mine to become self sustainable..will keep you posted on how that goes.

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Our first time together with built a hen house in just a few hours- wow the power when people come together ..we were all just amateurs but with clear directions of course. So empowering what you can do with a community

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Spreading my herbal magic around the country

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Me and Yohanna on her archipelago retreat

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And here some Wild feminine rising pictures ended up, sharing Cacao to 50 magical beings in our closing ceremony, so powerful

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Ah and here we ended up in the archipelago again..this blog portal has a life of its own and I am not the one to figure it out. Anyway, this was a magical day with magical woman

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Retreat time and this time magical Sanna cooked for us, it was soooo yummy and she will be back for our next Forest Spirit Healing retreat in April so come join us for healing on all levels- body mind and spirit

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Bless the food

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This is one of my favorite secret little spots around where I live, forever grateful for my neighbour Liz that took me here, its so hidden I dont think I would have ever found it and its really paradise on earth

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SO much fun hosting retreat with Floramor, come join our next one

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Our Cacao in the beautiful store at Bäddar och Ängar in Österlen

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Me and Johanna that hosted the godess festival earlier this year created a magical drum for me and we decided to have a Samhain gathering at her place before I left the country- such a powerful night with Cacao, gong bath, sound healing and sharing stories of our ancestors..more of that please

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Doesn’t it feel like you win on the lottery when the sun is out in November?

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Found some old doors in my shed when my cleansing journey continued..I posted them on blocket and changed my mind when I saw how many was interested haha, I figured I might be able to do something with these?

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The pop up shop is growing

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Another magical Kirtan with Johan who brought his band this time- such a powerful evening

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Love you love you love you

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With my witches Josefina and Sara planning future magic together

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Ah the perk of not being able to fly when planned was that we hosted yet another cacao and kirtan..made it all worth it. Singing just makes me sooo happy

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A Sunday brunch at Fridas house that you can see better pictures from at her blog

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Here she is, the smoothie queen

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And then this happened..oh my god, not made for shuffling snow

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One last ceremony for this year at Conscious, I gathered the courage and brought my guitar and actually dared to share a song..progress over perfection is my motto

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Ended up on a balcony in Mexico

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Took Elda around town and she wasn’t impressed..we are both more forest people it seems..

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Mood for the rest of the year

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We have arrived

 

Happy New Year and if you made it this far, I love you. Thank you for following me on my journey.

 

Wrapping up 2022

1 month ago

Are you just dying to review my year? I thought so- so I made a little throw back with a mix and match of what I could find in my phone that sparked some kind of emotion in me. Enjoy!

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Last New Years eve, celebrated in my cozy forest paradise

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Started the year with cleansing the basement..I found old magazines from the 80s and 90s and they had to go..Cindy burning away in the fire

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Went to the west coast and hosted a lovely heart opening Sunday with Erica and Gabriella

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Magical skies but I promised myself to not do another winter in this cold..it kills my soul.

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The perk of working from home..noone has to see what you are wearing below your waste..These white fleece pants saved my winter

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Had a lovely reunion with my teenage homie Maggie..we share some wild memories together being wild teens. Love you forever

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This felt like my second home last winter, hosting so many ceremonies and trainings at Conscious Life

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The magical Cacao that keeps me happy all day, everyday

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I hosted a Cacao training which was really lovely, might do that again this winter but online, and from the birthplace of Cacao where I am at right now- give me a shoutout if you are interested

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Lovely Josefina and her sister had a launch ceremony for their magical podcast Spiriturious- I am in their first episode so listen in if you haven’t already. We had a lovely Cacao ceremony with breathwork in the first spring sun.

 

Listen to the podcast here:

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Then back to the forest for a retreat

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Ah no place like home

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Next year I will be more on top on my apple harvest and I still need inspiration on what to do with all of them so hit me with all your inspiration

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Me and Elin hosted our last sisterhood retreat with our baby Her Peace that we later decided to step away from. We are still looking for the right person(s) who want to take over this heart project so let me know if you feel called.

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Ah the magic when woman come together

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My soul sister Tove, don’t know what I would do without her.

I also want to do a shoutout that she has just finished her first book- A biography about Loss, Life after Death and how to find Peace & Happiness again. You can preorder it here

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Another day, another ceremony

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Then back to the forest and me and Elda took a roadtrip to see my friend Millas beautiful art exhibition.

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Then the spring came and I could start rolling around on the grass again eating weeds..Yay.

AND if you want to learn more about how you can use nature as medicine-inside and out- you can come to my sanctuary for private trainings this spring and summer or join my Ceremonial Chakra awakening retreat in July at Shambala where we will work a lot with herbs, plants and flowers

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And my energy came back and I started to make medicines- this is my popular blue lotus tincture in the making

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In love with Dandelion in so many ways- I eat it, drink it, make body oils and the list goes on

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The season opened up for our popular cacao ceremonies at Fiskabäck

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And I did some private ceremonies around Stockholm which I love. It makes it extra cozy and personal when you get to come home to people

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And then Yohanna invited me to host a ceremony at her magical archipelago retreat we birthed a really exciting new idea that I will share more about when the time comes..

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Tove and Patrick

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Ah and this is a fun story..You know I love to sing kirtan and its been hard to find good ones in Sweden, and then I went to one where Johan was playing and just loved the vibe so I asked him if we should create a Cacao and Kirtan together, he said yes and so we did and we had so much fun so we ended up doing a few and more to come. Seriously if you have an idea- dont hesitate, just ask whoever is inspiring you. What is the worst that can happen?

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Then this is another story..Me and Rosanna had a beautiful podcast recording in her garden and it was so flowy and nice but unfortunately the sound was not good enough so we had to do it again a few months later..here is the result

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Off to film a Cacao tutorial with our dear friend and magical photographer and videographer Michelle

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Then back to the Forest for the 100th time..and all apple trees in full bloom, my favorite time of the year

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Ah the Godess festival..such a beautiful weekend together with a lot of new godess sisters.

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We had ceremonies, we sang, shared, released, laughed, cried and all the things. So much love

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I was really in my right element

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And of course Elda joined the godess festival as well, so many goddesses to hump..

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I took a few road trips around my area and just love the coast

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We had a launch event for Wild Cacao which was so lovely but unfortunately we are still waiting to get all of our blends from Guatemala to Sweden..its been a mission to say the least but well worth the wait..

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I was in another podcast with Heidi and talked about all my favorite topics

 

Listen here:

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One of my favorite spots in Österlen- Franskans Creperie, yum!

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And these houses gets me every time..how cozy??

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Ah dog spam

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When Tove comes to visit she brings her homebaked gluten-free bread goodness..Its my favorite time of the year

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Goes with any topping

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My root chakra loves this place..

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This my friends is my favorite smoothie- cacao, spinach, banana, Maca, peanut butter, almond milk, chia seeds and peppermint..SO good

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Reflections

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Heaven on earth

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Love the daily forest walks when I am home

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And Cacao on my stair where the sun never goes down

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Nature is the best medicine, whatever you need, I got you:)

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Oh my gosh..I am still laughing out loud when I think about this..I was having a little natural beauty workshop and was going to mix the dandelion oil with sugar to show how we can use it as a natural body scrub..but the oil had gone rancid and my smell hadn’t come back yet from the big C so I couldn’t smell it and just confidently shared that its weeds so it doesn’t smell like the store bought products…So we all rubbed ourself with it and then I actually could smell how TERRIBLE it was haha. Fortunately my retreat members had humor so we had a really good laugh and a good swim in the lake and we were all super smooth afterwards though. But dont let that scare you, when done right, this is the best body scrub there is.

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My favourite summer drink- fresh watermelon juice with mint from the garden

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I sold the gong, kind of broke my heart but some babies has to go. I instead invested in some magical alchemy bowls that you will hear more about this winter.

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This was a big year for Wild Cacao– we started to get our products into magical studios like Altromondo, Yoga Shakti, Yoga Kendra and in stores like Örtagubben and Gryningen- so exciting.

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I live on this smoothie summertime..

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And on herbal infusions with herbs from the land..

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Retreat time again

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This time our Awaken Your magic retreat with Isabel, our second time and well be hosting another one this summer so stay tuned

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Love singing together

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I repainted the bathroom only to find out a few months later I have some sort of mold under the bathroom so have to renovate it all this winter while I am away..less of a happy surprise. Anyways, now I get a chance to have some beautiful moroccan tiles and some floor heating.

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With my bestie

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Off to midsummer gathering

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And then the summer hit

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This is my healing barn if you didn’t see it yet- I love the energy in here

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Ah and my herbal drying rack- such a game changer

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Making mugwort smudge sticks experiment..some better than others

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This is what I live for

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I also got started again with my online breathworks and will continue with that this year- sign up here if you feel called to join.

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Medicine bottling

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And a lovely cacao ceremony back with Milla

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So nice to just be able to chill in the passenger seat when Elda takes me back and forth to Stockholm

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OH my gosh..my first baby cucumber harvest..I was so proud

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The beaches of Österlen..in love

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So proud of myself for fixing up this old outdoor toilet..this is obviously the before pic

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Then I got my super pregnant cousin to help me paint it

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And voila..how cute? no-one had touched this in like 40 years so I think I did pretty well

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My glamping paradise..can’t wait for swedish summer when I look at this

Ok that was some of the highlights from the first half of this year..More to come

Taco tour in la condesa, mexico city

2 months ago

I will share more about this crazy journey I have been on for the last month but for now to make a long story short- travelling with a dog to Guatemala was a huge challenge and many rough lessons later I ended up in Mexico City for a few days of transfer before jumping on a plane to Guatemala, where I will be spending the winter working on a dream come true project.

I love this city and the food. OMG! Even better was that my beloved Mario from my Punta Mona farm days was back in his hometown and what better guide to take you to all the magical Taco spots than a superchef who also hosts his own gastronomic tours around town..Blessed am I.

We sticked around the Condesa area which is a chill, safe and lush neighbourhood- and some of my favorite spots were:

El Tizconcito- oh my goodness their Taco Pastor- I could have had a 100 but we had already ate tacos all day so could only squeeze down 4 of them. They also serve this amazing beandip with nachos that I could have had a gallon of. They claim to be the spot where tacos Al Pastor were first invented.

El Auténtico Pato Manila- We had the duck tacos and Wontons with duck- both amazingly delicious. Elda approves.

El Pescadito- Simple but great fish and shrimp tacos

Moloch-This is a small restaurant located inside the Medellín Market that had some great tacos in a super casual setting.

Well that was not all of them, I didn’t stop eating in 48 hours but these were my absolute favorite ones.

Will stick to a vegetarian diet for the rest of the month but wow this made the chaos of this past month all worthwhile! Got to love them Tacos..

Taco Tour in La Condesa, Mexico City

Even though Elda is from DTLA she’s not that into the buzzing city energies but she did good hanging around the streets despite almost being eaten by a very big and aggressive dog.

Taco Tour in La Condesa, Mexico City
Taco Tour in La Condesa, Mexico City
Taco Tour in La Condesa, Mexico City
Taco Tour in La Condesa, Mexico City

MOOOOD

Taco Tour in La Condesa, Mexico City

I love strolling markets wherever I go and this Medellin market was amazing for fruits, veggies, tacos and to just soak up the colors and vibrant energies of this town.

Taco Tour in La Condesa, Mexico City

It was missing some Guacamole but otherwise a really delicious fish taco!!

Kakao ceremoni på bäddar och ängar

4 months ago

These pictures, taken by the talented Sofia (bysofiacentre) at one of my Österlen gems- Bäddar och Ängar captures what I love doing the most- to sit in a circle and share some of the healing medicines I’ve come across on my healing journey- cacao and breathwork being two of the most potent ones.
Kakao Ceremoni på Bäddar och Ängar
If you want to learn more about ceremonial cacao, how it is handcrafted, by whom, where it comes from, the health and spiritual benefits and much more I strongly suggest you come to one of my ceremonies where I honor this powerful plant medicine and give you so much knowledge about this heart opening food of the gods (and godesses) I always incorporate breathwork and other embodiment practices into my ceremonies as I find them go very well together with the spirit of cacao and a lot of healing and transformation normally happens in just one ceremony.

There is a few opportunities before I take off to Guatemala and you book on my website.

– October 9th- Cacao Ceremony at Fiskabäck, Brösarp, Österlen
– October 14th-16th- Forest spirit healing and Medicine Music retreat in The Wild Meadow here in Skåne with me and Floramor
– October 23d- Cacao Ceremony at Bäddar & Ängar, Österlen- same location as all these beautiful pictures are taken at.

– October 26th- Cacao Ceremony at Yoga Kendra in Malmö

 

In November I am back in Stockholm and I will co-host another Cacao and Kirtan session with Johan Narada Svanborg and we still have some spots left but they are selling out fast- the last event was SO magical. Then I am hosting a cacao ceremony with breathwork on November 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th all around town and on November 12th I am hosting a new event which will be a deep dive into breathwork- a 2 hour journey for those of you ready to dive deeper into yourself. Check the full schedule on my website.
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Kakao Ceremoni på Bäddar och Ängar
Kakao Ceremoni på Bäddar och Ängar
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Kakao Ceremoni på Bäddar och Ängar
Kakao Ceremoni på Bäddar och Ängar
Kakao Ceremoni på Bäddar och Ängar

Our magical Cacao from Guatemala can be found through our Wild Cacao Website where we not only stock the best cacao you can find out there but also cacao essential oil, beautiful cups, ethically harvested and handcrafted incense and soon more treasures from Guatemala- check the page out and try our life changing cacao if you havent already.

Sacred valley adventures in peru

4 months ago

Hello my friends, remember me..

Long time no see. It was a hectic summer to say the least running retreats, hosting guests in my Wild Meadow, hosting ceremonies allover the place and working on spreading awareness about our magical Ceremonial Cacao from Wild Cacao Collective.

On top of that I am studying a very interesting program in self sustainability which is my dream- to become self sustainable, growing my own food, being surrounded by animals and living according to the seasons of the year..A long journey there but one baby step at a time.

I needed a break from it all and what better way to celebrate my 40th birthday than in ceremony, in Peru. One of my absolute favorite countries.

I went on a retreat with my forest family which I first got to know when I took my first sound healing training at a place in Guatemala called The Yoga Forest. So some of the people were the same, some were new friends but it was instant connection and we all felt like a warm, loving family.

We sang, hiked some challenging hikes in the Andes, we sat in ceremonies almost every night with different plant medicines, we learned more about Peruvian instruments like the drum and flutes and we got to make our own drums and rattles which was so much fun.

So much healing happened in these beautiful but sometimes extremely challenging ceremonies and I feel like I came home with a new perspective, very humbled, so much trust to my path that I have chose and with such an open heart that is just bursting with love- my challenge now is to integrate everything that happened and to stay in this vibration which is really hard coming back to reality.

So much happened that I have yet to put words so until then, here is some highlights.

Oh and I was trying to source some Peruvian cacao to offer in our Wild Cacao Shop but seriously the Peruvian cacao is not nearly as good as the Guatemalan in my opinion and I really tried a lot of it. BUT what I did found that is truly amazing is 100% pure cacao essential oil which is completely life changing. It smells so divine and I use it on my wrists, I add it to coconut oil and use as moisturiser and massage oil and I have tried it in my diffuser- all great options. Email me if you want to try it for yourself, its not up on the website just yet. 1 bottle is 395 sek and its the best investment for your mood and overall wellbeing..a complete aphrodisiac!

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Our MAGICAL group on the last night. So grateful that I got to be a part of this and to get inspired again and again how I want to live my life more in a ceremonial way, in nature, singing, dancing, praying to the elements and being with like hearted souls. THANK YOU Hayley and Jaya for creating this space that allows for so much transformation! And if you feel like studying with them I highly recommend their sound ceremony training in Guatemala which to me was life changing.

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We had so many fire ceremonies and this one was led by Taita IntiWari- a magical medicine man who took us on some deep journeys.

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

Drumming and singing around the fire is really my happy place.

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

Found a soul sister..how funny that we have the same tattoo on the same place..

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Blending into Pisac

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Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

One out of many beautiful and magical altars

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

Growing up in Stockholm in the 80’s these flutes were played at the train stations allover town.Where did those guys go? I loved them! I don’t think I ever played one before, so much fun but HARD.

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Preparing for one of our magical ceremonies

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The dance before meeting my dark knight of the soul in one of the most intense plant medicine ceremonies I’ve ever experienced.

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

With one of my soul sisters Isis who is such a goddess and inspiration to me

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Angelina working on her rattle- this crafting day was so much fun and I really had no idea how much work goes into making just one rattle

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

Some people chose to make drums. I was close to making one as well but it was a lot more work and I was exhausted at this point. Plus I have a custom made shamanic drum with weaved in cacao handmade by my dear friend Johanna here in Sweden- super excited to see the result in a few weeks. And check out her work, she does the most beautiful handmade crystal jewellery.

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The beginning of my rattle..looks like a 5 year old cut it..But I am very happy with the result..I dont have any picture of it but if you are curious to see the result check out my  reel about it on instagram

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And someone elses beginning of a drum

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Here they are hanging to dry in the sun packed with sand to mold the shape.

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

Ok Peru is such a heaven when it comes to shopping for me- textiles, drums, rattles, feathers, ceramics, ponchos, hats..its out of this world

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

Another fire ceremony with Wachuma which is a sacred Cactus. We drank it and hiked a  challenging hike. I felt like I was going to dye and wanted to give up so many times but everyone else just kept going so I just kept singing and walking, singing and walking

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An old priestess palace

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

The pictures doesn’t do this magical place justice. We rested by a magical waterfall which didn’t get caught on this picture

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This is going downhill so I am smiling again.

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Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

Making our own Wachuma tea was so special and sacred. I just love medicine making.

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This is the sacred cactus with so many healing benefits

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And happy place, Kirtan night. We joined forces with the 300 hour yoga teacher training for a magical night singing and dancing together.

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More dancing before another ceremony

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

This is Maria and she is an important part of our Wild Cacao Collective- she has been our point of contact and helping us craft our adaptogenic blends, source all ingredients and train the ladies in Guatemala to make the blends for us. Might seem like an easy task but we have become very humble to the fact that Guatemala works in Guatemala pace..

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My little altar that I brought with me to the ceremonies

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

And here is another one. I really encourage you to create your own altar to meditate, manifest or pray to. Super powerful.

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

One of my new found soul sisters Joanie.

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

Ah this waterfall!

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

On another Wachuma hike and this one I really enjoyed. Not as high altitude and my body felt stronger. Beautiful day singing, hiking, praying to the mountains

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

Preparing for our Temazcal- a sweat lodge that is kind of like a dying and rebirthing ceremony.

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

The Sweat Lodge is a purification ceremony and the preparations for this ceremony is conducted in a sacred manner, from cleaning and caring for the grounds, to building and tending the fire to heat the stones, to dressing the lodge in blankets.

During the ceremony, heated stones are placed in the centre of the temazcal, while our guide Leticia guided us in prayers, songs and smudged the stones with sacred herbs in the pitch black and very hot lodge.

The Temazcal represents the womb of Mother Earth, and it is a sacred space to ask for healing, forgiveness, hope, vision, to give thanks.

 

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru
Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

The last night a local band came to play the drums and the flute.

Sacred Valley Adventures in Peru

Planting some more Wachuma, to be harvested next year.

Cacao rituals

6 months ago

Here are some of my favorite rituals to do together with my cacao

Cacao rituals

Pull a card in one of my oracle decks and see what messages comes through

Cacao rituals

Grounding and Earthing. I just love to walk barefoot on the grass and find a sweet spot in nature to drink my cup

Cacao rituals

I love to incorporate music into my daily morning and evening routine- I might chant a mantra, try some chords on the guitar which I am obsessed about learning how to play, some sound healing or just listen to a good song and dance

Cacao rituals

Sacred smoke is a part of my daily ritual and I love to use what I can find in nature around me, Mugwort being my latest obsession. Sage and Palo Santo is over harvested so it is good to use sparingly and with a clear intention if you use it.

Cacao rituals

Share my intention or words of gratitude- if someone is with me I love to speak it out loud, otherwise I write it in my journal or talk to my dog aka  my therapist

Cacao rituals

Incorporate all the elements- be by the water, fire, lay on the earth, feel the wind on your face and thank the earth for holding you and for mama cacao to helping us to open up our hearts so we can run in that direction:)

Köp ceremoniell kakao

7 months ago

Nu är vår ceremoniella kakao äntligen framme i Sverige efter en lång och långsam resa från Guatemala.

Slow food kan man kalla det för- så långt från processad fast food man kan komma.

Processen att tillverka ceremoniell kakao är gjord med så mycket kärlek och den börjar med att man planterar varje träd med en tydlig intention om att det kommer bli ceremoniell kakao (dvs stor skillnad mot att massplantera kakaoträd för att sedan processa till choklad eller processat kakaopulver, den enda typen av kakao som oftast säljs i våra mataffärer.)

När frukten är mogen skördar man den med en machete och man öppnar den sen och plockar ut alla kakaobönor som är täckta av ett vitt fruktkött som smakar fruktigt och SÅ gott!!

Sen fermenteras bönorna i några dagar tillsammans med fruktköttet och när den processen är klar så lägger man ut bönorna i solen för att torka.

När bönorna torkat går man vidare till nästa process som är att rosta bönorna över en öppen eld- och för att få kalla kakao för ceremoniell får man inte missa det steget med elden. Alltså inget fabriksrostat här inte..

När bönorna har blivit lätt rostade och det doftar gudomligt är det dags att skala varje böna och sortera ut de av sämre kvalitet- endast de bästa bönorna får vara med i ceremoniell kakao och resten slängs eller säljs vidare för processad kakao där kvaliteten spelar mindre roll.

När bönorna är skalade så maler man dem tills det blir som en kakaomassa- den hälls ner i runda former och så stelnar kakaon- därav att när ni beställer hem ett block kakao så är det i en hård, rund form.

Köper du processat kakaopulver som är helt slätt så visar det att allt magiskt kakaofett strippats bort- och det är fettet som gör ceremoniell kakao så potent och gudomlig.

Visste ni förresten att ceremoniell kakao kallades för Food of The Gods, för back in the day var det endast gudarna som fick dricka denna exklusiva dryck. Och man använde bönorna som valuta, som guld..och det sägs att det var så kakaon spreds till Europa- där gillade man inte den beska smaken och blandade ut med socker och voila- choklad!

Kakao är tyvärr inte den enda plant medicin som tagits över av oss i väst och processats sönder så alla potenta egenskaper försvunnit.

Kakao är en naturlig antidepressiv, kan få oss att känna oss euforiska och blissful.

Magnesiumet hjälper kroppen att komma ner i varv.

Kakao är ett afrodisiakum- fantastiskt för sexuell och kreativ energi

Och visste ni att det är naturens mest potenta superfood- mer antioxidanter än blåbär.

Jag lyckades sluta med kaffe som inte var bra för mitt stressade nervsystem, det läkte mina hormonella problem jag kämpat med i 5 år och jag blev guidad av kakaon som är en hjärtöppnande och hjärt helande medicin att lyssna mer på mitt hjärta och inte så mycket på min overthinking monkey mind.

Sugen på att testa? Du hittar den på Wild Cacao Collective.

Sip. Bliss. Repeat

Köp Ceremoniell kakao

Kvinnorna hos Ruku’X’Ulew som tillverkar vår magiska kakao

Köp Ceremoniell kakao

Som här avnjuts vid sjön. YUM

Ceremonial cacao recipe

7 months ago

In english further down…

Recept på en kopp Ceremoniell Kakao

Man kan ju tro att det inte passar att dricka kakao när det är 30 grader varmt ute men jodå, jag har minsann en lösning- att blanda i lite pepparmynta som är en otroligt god och kylande ört som är lätt att odla själv.

Pepparmynta innehåller stora mängder mentol som är kramplösande, antiseptisk och motverkar inflammationer och det är en ört som är perfekt för matsmältningen- därav att man ofta dricker pepparmints te innan eller efter en måltid i vissa länder.

Såhär gör jag en kopp kakao som smakar gudomligt och får de kylande och helande egenskaperna av myntan:

20 gr ceremoniell kakao- och ni vet ju vid det här laget vart ni kan hitta den men länkar till Wild Cacao Collective igen

1 kopp varmt men inte kokande vatten (ca 1.5 dl) eller en kopp pepparmints te.

Ifall du använder vatten istället för te kan du istället ha i ca 1 tesked pepparmint pulver

en pinch havssalt

2 dadlar

Sen kör jag allt i min blender I ca 20 sekunder och häller upp i min favoritkopp. SÅ GOTT.

 

Ceremonial Cacao recipe for warmer days

I love to use the cooling herb peppermint for my cacao when the days are hot but I still want my cacao.

Here is 2 versions of a recipe for a delicious and cooling cup of cacao

20 gr of ceremonial cacao that can be found on our  website

1.5 dl of hot water OR use the same amount of peppermint tea

If you dont use peppermint tea as a base you can add a tbsp of peppermint powder

2 dates

A pinch of sea salt

Lots of love and intention

Put it all in your blender and blend until smooth.

Sip. Bliss. Repeat

 

 

 

Ceremonial Cacao Recipe

Breathwork online

7 months ago

Scroll down for english

Ni har väl inte missat att jag håller i breathwork online, varje Måndag på zoom nu i sommar.

Ni hittar biljetter och mer info på min hemsida och i sommar kan du ta med en vän gratis- spread the healing:)

Breathwork är min to go to för att läka mig själv på alla nivåer. Det är mitt bästa verktyg när jag är stressad, känner mig orolig, har ångest eller går och bär på någon annans energier vilket är lätt hänt när man är en känslig person.

Det ger mig energi, jag känner mig lätt euforisk efter varje session och jag får sån klarhet i mina tankar.

Testa själv och se vad det kan göra för dig.

Och vill du inte vara med på en grupp session erbjuder jag private healings online och in person- bara maila mig för frågor och bokningar

info@ninamedicina.com

Ha en underbar helg

 

Im hosting online Breathwork sessions all summer on Zoom, 8PM Swedish time- come join us, you bring a friend for free all summer.

Breathwork is really my to go to for healing and calming my nervous system, release stress and tension, release stuck energies, for pain in my body, for a moment of pure calm and bliss and you name it..

You will find the info on my website and you can always email me for any questions 

info@ninamedicina.com

Breathwork online