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In-Person Cacao Ceremonies

Meditating with Cacao

Cacao is Heart Medicine

Do you ever feel like your mind and heart tell you two different stories?

With the gifts of nature and a variety of tools that are available to us, we can improve the unified functioning of heart and mind and live a life with inner peace. 

Cacao is one of nature’s gifts of this kind. Known as a heart opener, cacao allows you to go deeper into your heart center. To feel more into your inner knowing, open up your intuition, and reconnect with your body. 

Picture from: Mayan Ceremony (Cha-Chaac) (choco-storymexico.com)

What do we know about Cacao’s history?

Cacao is an ancient medicine used over 3500 years ago by the Mayan, Toltec and Aztec nations in Mesoamerica. They discovered that this plant has powerful healing properties and used cacao as special food, holy drink and even as currency for trade due to its sacredness and high value.

In many ways, cacao was used in ceremonies as offering to the Gods. When I participated in a traditional Mayan cacao ceremony in Uxmal, Mexico, the ceremony was held in honour of Chaac, the god of rain, to favour the land and thus their crop would grow.

Despite this long history of human use of cacao, we don’t know everything about its diverse use across the globe because of the massive genocide of the Indigenous population of the Americas beginning in the 1500s, and because of how quickly ancient artifacts deteriorate in wet tropical conditions.

The space I hold is in honour of the history, culture, origin, and sacredness of Cacao, which is the only way to experience cacao’s true blessings.

The Ceremony

You will have the opportunity to bring any object you’d like that symbolizes your intention for the ceremony. Once settled into the sacred space, we will check in with our bodies, share our intentions, and place our object onto the altar to activate its power. 

We will prepare our cacao together in ceremony and awaken our senses. While you are in deep presence with your cup of cacao, I will share cacao stories, its transformational and healing properties, and the many ways you can incorporate it into your daily life.

We then start diving in… into your body, your heart, out to the world, and back, deeper and deeper within you.

The experience will be completed with gratitude and the space will be opened quiet time to journal or to share your experience and wisdom with others.

Lastly, the closing circle will take place, ending off with deep gratitude and an opened heart.

How does it Work

Learn about Cacao as Medicine

Feel into the experience and what you wish to get out of this

Check our booking calendar for available dates

Ask your friend, partner, or co-worker to join you

Attend on time, ready to dive in!

If you already have your ceremonial cacao ready and want to have a solo experience. I put together your at-home cacao ritual guide & playlist.

Happy Cacao Ceremony Participants

I have had the opportunity to attend one of Mara’s Cacao ceremonies. The experience I had is beyond words and the calmness I found from the ceremony continues to be a part of me today. I highly recommend this to everyone to find some peace and clarity with whatever may need some healing.

Tanya T.

I really loved it!! It really blew my mind the way Mara guided us and how all the people that participated connected and shared a little part of themselves in the healing process. It is a great experience and I would suggest to give it a try, what isn’t more cool than meditation plus the benefits of cacao for our body and mind?

Sonia H.

An experience for all levels guided by Mara with lots of dedication and love. I felttaken care of from thebeginning. From supplying the cacao to instruction on how to prep it, right to the unique ceremony. I just wanted more and to go even deeper into the spiritual experience.

Elke S.

Hi, I'm Mara

I've been meditating regularly since 2012, and it has helped me live in more harmony, with more clarity and less stress. Meditating allows me to decrease the speed of thoughts to be able to hear what body and heart are saying. Needless to say, I absolutely love the inner journey and experiences that are created by going inside.

My dad is a Buddhist and I got introduced to Shamanic work by my mother when I was 15. With curiosity, I have continued to explore my spirituality and have adopted various practices over the years.

When I found cacao as my full focus for work, I started noticing and working with its healing properties.

In my very first cacao ceremony I realized pretty quickly that this had to be part of my life sharing - combining everything from my own love for personal development, knowledge and experience from my parents as guides & teachers, and my deep respect for cacao. 

If you’re ready to learn more about cacao and dive deep, join me on this.

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