8 Week Ceremonial Cacao Immersive with Florencia Fridman

Cacao is a very unique plant that connects us deeper into who we truly are, dissolving the blockages that are separating us from the highest potential of ourselves. Many indigenous communities all over Meso America have used Cacao as a sacred beverage connecting us with the divinity that resides within us. 
During the 8 week journey together, we will cultivate the understanding of Cacao on a physical and energetic level. We will be learning about ourselves in the process of learning the plant spirit of Cacao.

Location: Sanctuary Den (370 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ)

Date of Immersive Program: March 31-May18

Cost: $750

  • History of Cacao

  • Social impact

  • Physical benefits

  • Traditional way of using Cacao

  • Preparation process of ceremonial Cacao paste

  • How to prepare your own sacred Cacao beverage

  • Sacred songs to sing while making the Cacao

  • Process of a ceremony (the sequence of Florencia’s ceremony)

  • We will touch on the understanding of the Maya sacred calendar (for personal use only)

  • We will go through the understanding of what your energy is in the Maya calendar to also better understand your mission and how to use Cacao as a tool to support your mission. 
    Understanding of the elements of nature and how they connect to our personal evolution.

What to Expect:

  • Monthly 3 hour sessions via ceremony for the group in training for 3 months, which will include a discussion of your progress, teachings, Cacao, group sharing, and different activities around the connection to Cacao.

  • 4 online sessions with educational material

  • A variety of handouts, recipes, resource recommendations like books, websites, leaders in the field to continue your learning even after the training. 

  • A ceremonial Cacao kit made uniquely for you with essentials for your altar and Cacao used during your training process

  • Potential Cacao ceremony opportunities as a facilitator. 

  • 40% off for 10kg that may be purchased throughout a 3 month period

  • Guidance to create your own blessing and group song to sing during the making of Cacao

  • Demo on how to make your own Ceremonial Cacao

  • 2 days in nature to deepen our understanding of the elements (This is optional, additional $250 Includes stay, meals, and ceremonies)

    Dates of in person program:
    March 31: 4-7pm
    April 28: 4-7pm
    May 19: 4-7pm

    Dates of online program:
    April 6: 10:30am-12pm
    April 13: 10:30am-12pm
    April 20: 10:30am-12pm
    May 11 10:30am-12pm

Immersive weekend: May 4th-5th

2 days in nature will be an additional $250 (this is optional for the students) and this will include stay and meals + all ceremonial materials. This group will also be connecting with the NY group. 

During this weekend we will dive deeper into the connection to the elements Earth, Water, Fire, and Air through rituals and ceremonies. As we have explored many concepts and shared quite a lot of information regarding the spirit of Cacao and the culture that surrounds it, this is an invitation to experience all that was taken in theory. It is the combination of information and experience that provides profound wisdom.