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Sat, Apr 06


Sacred Waters Sanctuary


Eclipse season is here, and so is Spring. Come celebrate with the Sacred Waters Medicine Music band and learn some of our group's favorite plant medicine ceremony songs.

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Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sacred Waters Sanctuary , 3704 SE 65th Ave, Portland, OR 97206, USA


About the event

Yantra is a an intimate cacao ceremony and medicine music concert hosted monthly, featuring the most exceptional healing music artists in Portland and beyond. Each month, we offer something different, showcasing a range of sacred and healing world music. Its a space to relax into the beautiful atmosphere of the Sacred Waters Sanctuary, sip on our delicious Peruvian cacao blend of the season, and connect with a really amazing community of like-minded people who are interested in spiritual-not-religious music and plant medicine. 

April Yantra Theme

Each month we pick a theme based a spiritual concept, deity or archetype. To honor the total solar eclipse on April 8th, this month's Yantra is dedicated to "the dark night of the soul". Across spiritual lineages, a spiritual awakening is ubiquitiously preceded by a period of feeling lost or hopeless. This is referred to as the "dark night of the soul". This period of struggle and inner turmoil is seen as a critical step in our spiritual evolution to connect with our truth. It makes us face our shadow selves and take stock of where we are keeping ourselves stuck in vicious cycles. For those who commit to "doing the work" the dark night does not last forever. In facing our dark, we learn to light the candle of self-acceptance and self-love. The light that shines from within is one that no person or circumstance can ever put out. We become free to live and dance freely in the light of the the stars.

April Featured Musicians

We're bringing it home this month, showcasing our very own Sacred Waters ceremonial musicians who guide the vibe in our Sacred Acacia ceremonies. Aria, Gabe and Natalie are our house musicians, bringing celestial music to our members as they traverse the Divine realms. Weaving original healing songs, live-channeled "icaros" and world music performed on a range of instruments, they will pour the Sacred Waters over you, inviting you to sing along and learn some of our favorite medicine songs. They will be joined by special guest, Josh Manfredi, a medicine musician who has sat in over 100 ayahuasca ceremonies. Josh recently joined us in ceremony, and it was one of the most spectacular jams we've had yet! We're thrilled to be singing with him again in April!

Cacao Medicine

Hostess, Aria Naidoo, will be serving a special blend of Peruvian cacao with Ayurvedic herbs and medicinal mushrooms. Cacao opens the heart to greater connection with the Divine, our bodies, and each other. When we drink ceremonial cacao, which is the unprocessed version of chocolate, we are able to experience the full and potent effect of the sacred plant. Guests are also welcome to work with a microdose (BYOM) to experience greater openness to the music and its healing potential.

The Space

Yantra will be hosted at the Sacred Waters Sanctuary house in SE Portland (Foster-Powell). We cap the event at 20 guests. Guests cosy up on cushions, although limited backrests are avilable. Please bring a meditation seat with a backrest if you are not accustomed to sitting on the floor, meditation-style, or come early to reserve a space against a wall. There is also a room full of yoga mats to stretch or gently dance during the performances. 

Bio Josh Manfredi

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House Keeping

- Please arrive 15-30 mins before the start time to give yourself enough time to settle in and drop into the space. We close doors at 6:50 to avoid disrupting the ceremony.

- Guests to please enter through the side entrace gate on Rhone st, remove shoes and store handbags and coats in the closet before settling in. Please bring only what you need while seated.

- In order to make medicine music accessible to those who need it, this is a very low priced event for the exceptional quality you will receive. We also will be collecting donations at the event to support the Sanctuary and the artists. Donations are tax-deductible. 

Thank you for your light!  


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