Aroha Moon Journeys


June Full moon ceremony 2022. We bring you another beautifully deep, winter full moon ceremony. All inclusive for all people. Very limited spaces.

Join Benton, Rosanna and Amanda for a beautiful heart opening cacao ceremony followed by a triple 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: Monday June 13th 
Bring: Yoga mat, intention, blanket, and cushion.
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.




We are so excited to be hosting a January New Moon chai + double gong + electric guitar ceremony (Heart + Earth gong bath), vision board gathering with Benton + Rosanna.  

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. New Moon gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. So, this is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviours, and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

As we let go of 2021, we feel that intention setting and creation of change is most important. We will be holding our annual vision board gathering on Monday 31st January, just prior to the February new moon.

We will celebrate our new year, collect images and sacred pieces of information; mantra, affirmations, over the January month to begin the right way and intend to keep going with our vision board always reminding us to honour our intentions.

We have mastered the technique of making of a beautiful rich chai using the stunning kaputī home chai.

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 that represent whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life.

We will be working 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: relationships, career and finances, home, travel, personal growth (including spirituality, social life, and education) and health.

If you would like to create some clear, positive direction for your life in 2022 then get in quick to join us for the vision board gathering.

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

When: Monday 31st January (fully booked)
Time: 6-9pm $65
Included: Vision board frames + supplies + light refreshments. If you would like to use your own board please let us know.
Bring: intention for your vision board for 2022, printed images & magazines. 

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