seeds from a small tropical American evergreen tree, from which cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate are made.
the conducting, supervising, or managing of something especially : the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care.
A workshop that weaves together the teachings learned in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Mexico with Cacao. Empowering those who feel called to work with Cacao medicine and share it with their community in a righteous and respectful way. Remembering to honor those who have shared these teachings and historical uses of cacao within indigenous communities. Learning how to support community-led Cacao initiatives.
We will explore:
Phytochemistry of Theobroma cacao - Breaking down the chemical properties of Cacao and its impact on the brain and body.
Mythology and History of Cacao - From the Maya, Aztec, and Olmec perspective.
Spirituality of Cacao - Emotional healing and heart opening properties.
Traditionally processing and preparing Cacao from seed to drink.
Sharing Cacao with your community through gatherings, circles, and ceremony.
Important note: Thank you to all of my teachers and guides through my journey with Cacao. I would not be able to hold this workshop without your guidance and teachings.