Aroha Moon Journeys



June Full moon in Capricorn ceremony 2024. We bring you another beautifully deep, autumn full moon ceremony. All inclusive for all people. Very limited spaces. Fully Booked 

Join Benton, Rosanna and Amanda for a beautiful heart opening cacao ceremony followed by a quadruple gong sound experience with Heart Gong, Earth Gong, Harp Gong + Sun Gong bath, chimes and crystal bowls. 

After spending time with the cacao shaman, Keith Wilson in San Marcos, Guatemala in October 2018 and November 2019, Benton and Rosanna are keen to bring the magic of Keith’s ceremonial grade cacao into many ceremonies at Aroha. Cacao is a rich plant medicine with numerous health benefits and is a powerful heart opener. Cacao is the perfect way to prepare for the gong bath.

The vibration of a gong is a powerful method for reducing stress. Calm mind. Peaceful energy. Flowing breath. 

‘Known as a Gong Bath, the gong creates an ocean of sound that is profoundly relaxing; a state which activates the parasympathetic nervous system to balance the over-amped, over-taxed sympathetic nervous system.

Water has often been used as an analogy for the rippling effect of the gong’s vibrations, partially because our bodies are approximately 70 percent water and water serves to conduct sound waves. Like ripples created by a pebble skipped onto a glassy lake, the gong’s sound gently reverberates over, around and through the entire body to calm, relax and soothe. Typically, the listener’s heart rate slows, blood pressure drops and breath is restored to its natural rhythm. The gong induces a holistic resonance in the body and a spontaneous meditative state in the mind, resulting in a sense of expanded awareness and wholeness’.

Gongs open up your chakras and often release a lot of blocked energy, much like acupuncture or massage can do – it really is a sound massage. A gong bath is excellent therapy for depression, fatigue, feelings of separation, loneliness, anger, fear, hostility and many other conditions caused by a lack of balance and harmony in the body and mind.

"In the simplest terms, the gong awakens innate wholeness and guides the body to a state of greater balance and harmony. A gong bath is as scientifically sound as it is mysterious. It is as other-worldly as it is logical. It requires nothing but receptivity in order to be fully experienced, but it must be experienced in order to be understood." ~ Devpreet Kaur 

Date: Thursday 20th June - Fully Booked 
Bring: An intention. We have Yoga mats, blankets and cushions, however feel free to bring your own. 
Time: 6-8pm
Cost: $50pp

*Please let us know beforehand if you are pregnant, suffer from a heart condition or take anti-depressants so we can adjust your cacao dose.

When this event books out, please add yourself to our waitlist on our booking system. Cancellations on the day require full payment. 



January New moon vision board workshop 

Happy New moon! Set strong intentions for 2024 under the energy of the January new moon.

We are so excited to be hosting our annual January new moon, chai + gong healing vision board workshop.

To celebrate our new year, we ask you to start collecting images and sacred pieces of information; mantra, affirmations, to create your vision board reminding us throughout 2024 to honour our intentions.

We have mastered the technique of making a beautiful, rich chai using the stunning kaputī ancient chai blend.

The perfect time for manifesting is new moon and, we will be creating beautiful vision boards for the year ahead. A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate, and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is a creative board on which you display images and words that represent whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life.

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. New moon gives and invigorating burst of energy and initiative. As we let go of 2023, we feel that intention setting and creation of change is most important. Our vision board workshop will be held on the date below.

We encourage you to work with anything that inspires and motivates you. The purpose of your vision board is to bring everything on it to life. Firstly, we can think about what our goals are in the following areas:

Personal growth (including spirituality. social life, education, and health)

If you would like to created some clear, positive direction for your life in 2023 then get in quick to join us for the vision board gathering.

Date: 15th January 2024 (fully booked)
Bring: Yoga mat, and your intention for yourself
Time: 6.00 - 8.30pm
Cost: $65pp ($30 deposit is required at time of booking online)
Included:  vision board frames + supplies (glue and scissors) + light refreshments. 
Bring: Intention for your vision board for 2024, printed images, words, and magazines.

$30 deposit is required at time of booking online. Click on the button below to book your place!

"Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking." - Rumi

If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”

— Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Centre in New York.

Spaces are very limited for these workshops. When this event books out please email us at to place your name on our cancellation list.