Chapel Hill students need to change to their Saturday night plans because one of the more unique events near UNC might be an Imbolc ceremony with cacao, meditation and live music at The Flowjo.
Imbolc is a Gaelic traditional festival that honors the changing of the seasons, but that doesn’t stop Julia Hartsell, owner and curator of The Flowjo, and Jonathan Edwards, Hartsell's partner, from making it modern and unique.
The Flowjo is a creative space in Carrboro that offers aerial dance, hoop dance, ceremonies and also options for one-on-one healing treatment with clients.
“It’s old in some ways, and it’s new in others," Edwards said. "We’re just trying to serve the needs of the community that way."
One of the many unique things about the event is the beverage served, a drink made of cacao, or cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate. It’s a traditional beverage that’s been consumed since the time of the Aztecs, but Edwards believes it’s still worth trying today.