Cacao & Rope

15dec19:0022:00Cacao & RopeLGBTQIA+ & FriendsIn-House Event19:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorMamana (they/them)CaritiaCategoryshibari

Health Guidelines for this Event

Event Area Sanitized



Event Details


Ceremonial cacao is a gentle connection and partnership facilitator. For some it’s the chocolate deva, a divine goddess that visits you and opens your heart and allows your walls to gently get lowered, allowing feelings to emerge. For others, it’s the theobromine that pure cacao contains which gently changes the way you feel and connect to others. Either way, ceremonial cacao has wonderful qualities that help you to open up, relax, and feel yourself and others in a different way.

Shibari can also be a wonderful facilitator of connection allowing you to let go and connect with your partner in many ways, whether it’s on the floor or in the air, dynamic like ichinawa (one-rope) practices or more static and contained.

Together we will indulge in a sensual, warm, and gentle evening of cacao & rope, enhanced by the warm and safe environment of Karada House, some essential oils, and meditation.

Mamana will lead you through a small cacao ceremony. After you have indulged in the “food of the gods”, Caritia will guide you into a rope session that will allow you to get closer, open up and enjoy a wonderful evening.


What to know:

Do not eat huge meals on the day of the event.

Avoid spicy foods, and alcohol during the day before the ceremony.

Drink lots of water as cacao can be dehydrating.

If you are pregnant, on antidepressants or anti-psychotics [SSRIs], have low blood pressure, or liver conditions, or are prone to migraines, cacao might not be for you. You can try a lower dosage at your own risk, if you wish, or just enjoy the event with a refined cacao drink for warmth and comfort.


Event Details

Date & Time:  December 15th, 2023, 7-10 pm

Format: workshop

Audience:  LGBTQIA+ & Friends

Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: you have some rope skills you can work with

What to Bring:  Comfortable clothing, ropes

Solo or Partnered: all constellations welcome, everybody needs a ticket


Safety Concept & Regulation

Please consult our safety concept and regulations for this event here.


Accessibility Note

The workshop is held in spoken English. The space, KARA, is on the ground floor but has three steps to enter the house. A ramp for wheelchairs is available at all times. There is also a parking space available right in front of the door if needed. KARA has an accessible bathroom available. There are no thresholds in the entire house. The garden is only partially accessible at the moment. During the workshop, we will sit on the floor. Sitting in a chair can also be provided. Adaptations for physical needs will be shown and can also be provided upon request. If you participate in this workshop and need more assistance, please message us at beforehand.


Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid, queer, intersex, asexual, aromantic, agender.

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgement to and are respectful of everyone’s self-expression and do not assume, presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful of the fact that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.



Mamana (they/them)

Mamana (they/them) is an artist and academic currently working with and exploring the body not only as a physical entity but also as a means to create and subvert meaning beyond the standard concepts of identity and restrictive societal norms of what bodies should look and be like, what they are allowed to do and what no.

They curate spaces from an intersectional, trauma-sensitive, and no-bullshit perspective, aiming to always include the bigger picture into the personal struggles, thoughts, and ideas.

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About Caritia: lives as an LGBTQAI+, gender-fluid, BiPoC (assigned female at birth) individual. Walking a path with invisible disabilities and the living challenges which accompany that life. Educator, creative and ongoing work in process, whose advocacy for establishing boundaries is as strong as the desire to love with truth and honesty. On a quiet mission to destigmatise difference and return power to each individual. Using the language of kink to the point of geeky excitement. Caritia’s fascination with the root/the body stems from a longing too deeply ‘listen’ to (her) body holistically, from the inside out.

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