Your initiation journey into the world of cacao
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
We will visit Nana Marina Cruz and the Mayan Community in their home in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. This is an invitation to dive into the Mayan wisdom of Cacao, the Mayan sacred calendar, connecting with sacred altars, experiencing traditional ritual ceremony. To receive the full experience of this immersive journey, we will be staying in the Cruz family home during our time together. This is a 5 day experience that will stay in our hearts for a lifetime.
Some of the things we will explore…
Introduction to Cacao, ceremony, Mayan Cosmovision.
Process of Cacao + following a Cacao Dieta
How to make the sacred beverage in the T’zutujil way
How to set up a Mayan Altar
Intro to Tobacco as a sacred plant for the Mayan elders
Reconnection of body and spirit introduced by an abuela (Mayan elder) who carries this mission.
Introduction to Comadronas, midwives.
Womb massage for men and women
Visiting a sacred altar to receive blessing
Practica -- oral practice
What is Included + Accommodation
Transportation to and from the airport (on assigned times).
Lodging November 22-27
All activities planned for the group
3 meals per day from November 22-27
1 treatment with the elders
1 lb. of Tzutujil ceremonial Cacao for you to take home.
- To receive the full experience of this immersive journey, we will be staying in the Cruz family home during our time together. This will also include traditional Guatemalan food. If there are any food restrictions we should be aware of, please let us know upon the process of committing to the experience. -
All the funds are going directly to the Mayan community. The funds will be divided in three parts: Part of the funds will be going to the writing of the first book written by the Mayan communities about the Mayan cosmovision. Throughout history all traditions have been passed down orally. This is an opportunity for many of the oral traditions to stay alive. Part of the funds will also go towards building the facility for Ceremonial Cacao made by the Cruz family to be more established while keeping the ancestral ways alive. Lastly, the rest of the funds will be going to continue building the space for this type of education can continue to be shared.
Space is limited.
MARCH 7TH - APRIL 25TH 2020
8 Week Immersive Ceremonialist Program With Florencia Fridman
An 8 week immersive program with Florencia Fridman designed to help you cultivate an understanding of the use of cacao as a plant medicine. You will learn about yourself as you learn and connect with the spirit of cacao. We will dive deep into the benefits of cacao on an energetic and a physical level.
5 online sessions with educational material
2 in-person ceremonies with the group with discussion of your progress, teachings, Cacao, group sharing, and different activities connecting to Cacao
2 days in nature to deepen our understanding of the elements and ritual.
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 any purchase on Cacao Labs website
Guidance on creating your own blessing and group song to sing during the making of Cacao
Demo on how to make your own Ceremonial Cacao