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Seleno Health Workshop - Ceremonial Cacao, Psychedelics & Neuroscience for Modern Day Mental Health

Do you want to truly understand and connect with the ancestral origin of cacao?

Come along to Kanuka Yoga on Friday, 19th Nov and join Seleno Health for a journey into the ancient traditions of cacao, with modern neuroscience, anthropology and research into spiritual awakening and neuro-plasticity.

Ceremonial Cacao Workshop with Seleno Health, at Kanuka Yoga Auckland

The ancient temple of Chavin de Huantar in Peru was the epicentre of shamanic initiation for the Americas from 1200-400 BC. During these intense spiritual experiences prospective priests would be subjected to days of sensory experiences whilst consuming brews of ceremonial cacao mixed with psychedelic plants like San Pedro. We explore the science behind ceremonial cacao and its application to spiritual awakening and substantiate its use in these ancient traditions.

Taking you on a journey through the cosmovision of cacao and how it was seen and used by various tribes we discuss its evolution and the challenges we face to incorporate this master plant into modern day ceremonies.

Seleno Health Workshop

When - Sunday, 19th November

Time - 11am - 1.00pm

Where - Kanuka Yoga Space

With - Seleno Health - The Maca and Cacao Experts

Early Bird - $15 (limited numbers)

Pre-Sales - $20 (limited)

Door Sales - $30

Includes a sample of our ceremonial cacao and receive 10% off Seleno Health products on the night.

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About Dr Corin Storkey

Dr Corin Storkey (PhD – Med Chem) has over 15 years of academic and research experience, specialising in medicinal antioxidant chemistry, oxidative diseases, cellular protection and health.

He has previously struggled with and overcome chronic fatigue syndrome and promotes an integrative and holistic approach to managing chronic health conditions.

Dr Corin Storkey from Seleno Health - Kanuka Yoga Workshop

He currently leads the New Zealand based Maca and cacao research program that studies Andean and Amazonian plant medicines and their bioactives.

About Sally Huapaya

Sally Huapaya is a native Peruvian of Andean descent, with a Bachelor in engineering and ancestral knowledge of traditional Peruvian medicinal plants and Andean/ Amazonian cosmovision. She has a passion to bring the sacred plant knowledge of her people to the world and promoting respect and acknowledgement to the indigenous farmers and communities that produce them.

Sally from Seleno Health - Cacao Workshop at Kanuka Yoga Space

Through her combination of industry experience, cultural and ancestral knowledge she has created a range of authentic and high-vibrational maca and ceremonial cacao products under her brand - Seleno Health with her kiwi husband Corin Storkey and also provides training to facilitators and healers who want to better connect to both plants.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

We look forward to hosting you in the studio soon.


Kanuka Yoga Space

Kanuka Yoga Space - boutique yoga studio in Auckland, New Zealand


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