Cacao Dance

Cacao Dances are back in Utah on Oct 22, 2022!

October 22, 2022 Cacao Dance

Saturday, October 22 – Park City (The Shop Yoga Studio)

More cacao and art body movin!

Cacao acts as a social lubricant and increases blood flow. It’s surprisingly altering and ideal medicine for movement. We’ll take time to mingle and enjoy cacao before a live DJ set. You’ll get to dance with all genres from electronica to songs we grew up on.

These cacao beans are from Guatemala and roasted/ground into paste in Park City :)

No alcohol. No social talking on the dance floor. All forms of movement acceptable (from laying down to yoga to hopping and hollering) Your voice is still yours to use in other ways. Art-making and socializing off the dance floor

Consent in all things, including full choice to participate in circles or not.

When: Saturday, October 22, 7:30-11:30pm
Where: The Shop Yoga Studio
Cacao & Connect: 7:30-8:30 (Cacao will still be available after 8:45)
Music Starts: 8:30
Sliding Scale Cost: $10-25 (if you have $0 or all your money goes to getting to park city, you can still come :))

($10=money is tight, $25=not worried about $)


Cacao is a heart-opening plant medicine that contains anandamide (the bliss molecule) and safely increases the release of oxytocin and seratonin. This inhibits our natural fear response and leads to feelings of well-being, connection and belonging – ideal for dancing.

It’s surprisingly altering.

Alcohol tends to release inhibitions by dulling us down. That moves the space in a different direction.

This dance is safe space to express all movement and emotion.

From contact improv and solo movement to mediation, emotional release, and the witnessing of others dancing.

We won’t be talking verbally on the dance floor (there will be space to chat off the floor). Other noises and laughter welcome.


Let’s move freely together fueled by Theobroma cacao from Guatemala! Cacao (chocolate) is one of my favorite allies in finding joy, flow, and love for this crazy life dance we’re all doing. I’m excited to share 3 of the things I love the most with everyone – cacao, dance, and music :)

Invite people you love and who you want to move with. The first dance’s success came from the close connection and resonance of the people who showed up and having enough space to move freely. The intention is to continue to grow this kind of environment without packing the space to the walls.


It literally opens your heart energy center by increasing heart rate by about 15-20%. Most of this noticeable physical energy comes from Theobromine – similar to caffeine but without the cracky buzz or crash. The spirit of the plant, or Cacao deva/goddess, is very present and available for journeying, emotional release and clarity.

There are some contraindications or reasons not to use cacao, or to go light on it. e.g. heart conditions, stressed out/overly toxic liver, some antidepressents, high levels of anxiety. Some information is available here: .

And I’m happy to answer any I can.


I’m happy to answer any questions about cacao or the dance that I can. Email:

That’s a bit of everything. Excited to dance with you!