SACRED CACAO CEREMONY FACILITATOR
Earth School Training
13th - 16th September 2018
Thursday - Sunday
The Sacred Cacao Ceremony - Facilitator Training is a dedication to Cacao and the wisdom of Master & Teacher Plants. This 4-day learning & initiation ritual is intended to empower lightworkers, healers, yogis & bodyworkers with sacred initiations, tools, and Cacao wisdom & alchemy, to commune with Plant Consciousness and enable them to hold Sacred Cacao Ceremonies in their own communities.
© Grit Siwonia
An Indigenous Mayan myth tells us that whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, Cacao comes from the rainforest to open people’s hearts, and return the planet to a state of harmony.
Holding a Cacao Ceremony is a sacred ancient ritual of initiating unity and harmonious resonance of hearts within community. The Spirit of Cacao is a keeper of sacred wisdom, a Rainbow Medicine & Medicine of the Soul, holding the vibrations of loving kindness, unconditional love, and joy. When experienced in a sacred setting, Cacao reminds us of our natural capacity to heal, and is a powerful guide for transformational personal experiences, such as deep meditational journeying and emotional release. Cacao can also be harmoniously incorporated as a co-facilitator in bodywork, yoga and dance.
This training is a dedication to the Master Plant Cacao, a sacred initiation with the Spirit: holistic weaving of plant wisdom, Earth inspired wisdom, shamanic & master realms, global & urban shamanism, energetic healing, the alchemy of Cacao, and practical tools. You are invited to discover and explore the cosmic intelligence & gifts of the Cacao Spirit. On completion of this training, you will have a deep understanding of the many ways of Cacao, and be empowered to hold Sacred Cacao Ceremonies in your community.
©️ Grit Siwonia
This training is for you if you want to
- understand the teachings of Master & Teacher Plants
- receive a Sacred Initiation with the Plant Spirit Cacao
- offer Cacao in a ceremonial setting
- learn how Cacao works on the physical, spiritual and emotional body
- receive sacred tools for your rituals, meditations and ceremonies that enhance your work
- learn how to create a sacred protected space & a loving, transformative and well grounded Cacao Experience for yourself & others
- learn how Cacao cooperates with other disciplines such as Massage, Breathwork, Yoga or Dance
- expand your skills in your work as a leader, healer, yogi, teacher, facilitator & healing artist
- deepen your relationship with Cacao
After setting the structures of the training we will explore:
- Revealing the cosmic intelligence of Master & Teacher Plants
- Understanding Global & Urban Shamanism
- The Sacred Spirit of Cacao
- Communion with the Sacred Teacher Plant Cacao in an Initiation Ceremony
- The key nutritional components of Cacao
- The benefits of Cacao on the physical, spiritual & emotional body
- Cacao & the Heart
- Cacao's cooperation, activation and alchemy with other plants & disciplines such as dance, breathwork, massage & yoga
- Preparation, storage and handling of Ceremonial Cacao
- Cacao’s journey from seed to chocolate
- The economic, ecologic & social structure of Cacao farming & future outlook
SACRED SPACE & RITUAL
- The Geometry of the Sacred Space
- Creating a blueprint for a safe, well grounded and spiritually enhancing experience
- Techniques for guiding participants through the experience
- Intention & sharing
- Preparing, opening & closing the Sacred Space
- Finding your personal ceremonial style
SACRED CACAO CEREMONY
- Together we will set the Sacred Space for a shared Cacao Ceremony.
- Embodying Leadership & your role as an Earth Keeper & Guardian of Plants
- Your unique offering in alignment with your personal gifts, services and vision to offer a positive, uplifting experience
Serap’s journey with Cacao began in 2011 with a life-changing encounter with the Spirit of Cacao. This was followed by an intense study of global resources, plant medicine, energetic healing and Earth inspired wisdom from across many cultures. She founded Cacao Mama as a healing enterprise in Berlin to honour the Medicine of the Earth.
Serap is an Earth speaker, traveller, healer, student of the inner gold path and guardian of the Cacao Spirit. Her Earth-Heart beats through her offerings and she is devoted to a life of intention, cosmic balance and establishing a re-connection with Mother Earth. She is dedicated to offering finely tuned healing experiences, trainings and workshops, in order to assist others in aligning with their inner gold, the star codes and the Heartbeat of all Creation.
For many years, Serap has been evolving her skills to dream a New Earth into reality that will serve Future Generations. She is a master student of Mari Nil and the co-founder of Agape Zoe Healing Festival. Harnessing ancient wisdom alongside cultivating sacred arts in an urban setting, the Cacao Mama Earth School was born in 2017; an educational program that empowers leaders in becoming Earth Keepers. The Earth School currently offers training modules in three areas; ‘The Art of Ritual & Sacred Space’, ‘Plant Consciousness & Cacao Wisdom’, and ‘Sacred Networks & Earth Wisdom.
Thursday, 13th September to Sunday, 16th September 2018
This training is designed for 7 participants.
Daily Schedule 10am - 5pm
Tools, Techniques & Practice
Reflection & Sharing
EUR 540 Regular price
EUR 495 Early booking (until 20th July 2018)
Cost includes a shared Cacao Ceremony, an initiation ceremony, knowledge transfer, meditations & energy work,
plus The Sacred Cacao Ceremony workbook & Cacao Mama Certificate.
Please note: You shouldn’t work with ceremonial doses of Cacao if you are taking antidepressants or have a serious heart condition.
ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL
The seminar will take place at Eden Studios in Berlin - Pankow
Breite Str. 43 - 13187 Berlin
Eden Studios is located in the Northern part of Berlin, the district is called Berlin-Pankow.
The neighbouring district Prenzlauer Berg is super nice with lots of cafés, restaurants, offering guestrooms and private accommodations.
Eden Studios offers a small number of guest residencies.
Public Transport from Tegel Airport takes around 20 min, 25-30€ if you choose a cab.
Public transport from Schönefeld Airport takes around 60 min, <45€ if you choose a cab.
::: I signed up for Cacao Mama Facilitator Training because I felt the need to dive deeper into the richness and abundance of the wisdom of Cacao calling to me.
And wow did I sign up for a journey - a journey that still unfolds within and whos ripple effects I haven't yet fully comprehended.
It has been a true privilege to enjoy Seraps openings into this sacred practice and her deep heartfelt connection to Cacao Spirit - an adventurous, delightful and truly beautiful experience.
— Kristine Øjken
::: I have been working with Cacao for few years and finding Serap -or let's say Mama Cacao- and her school has opened new horizons for my journey with this plant medicine.
Her teachings come from the heart and she is clearly passionate by what she does. Days are shared between a bit of theory and practice with shamanic tools that guide us deeply into the ceremonies and ourselves. Everything flows smoothly.
Her love for cacao is palpable and she gives so much. I felt and feel blessed to have met a teacher who l resonate so much with. I left the training feeling inspired, empowered and glad to have met many spirited women also. Her cacao is also the best I have so far found on the market...both for personal use and ceremonial settings. I can't wait to share the Balinese one in my next circle!
Anyone with an interest or a love for cacao would benefit highly from this course...Follow your heart...Cacao brought me there and I am thankful.
— Sandrine Giacobino
::: The training felt totally comprehensive and it was held in such a wonderful container. I learnt so much about all of the aspects of Cacao and how to work with it in my personal practice and sharing it with others. I loved all of the aspects: class size, programme, information, rituals, ceremonies and sharing lunch. I could have easily had another day so that it was five instead of four days - just so that we could have had more time cultivating wisdom together - this is because I enjoyed it so much rather than that it was lacking.
The training was a beautiful reminder of the power of intention and having reverence for the tools that we use, and the spirits that we connect with. Being authentic and in alignment with what we want to create, is where we find our flow.
Anyone who wants to explore a deeper connection with Mother Earth and her many gifts, through ritual and ceremony should be visiting this training. Ideal for people who want to have a grounded experience whilst tapping into a wealth of knowledge from a trusted medicine woman.
I'm so grateful that I was able to partake in this course and share space with a room full of incredible women. I've learnt so much and have come away feeling really centred and clear in how I want to move forward with my everyday life. I've only drank cacao once since returning home and it was so beautiful to feel confident in using this medicine ceremonially.
— Tamara ‘Wolf Sister’ Dreesen
::: I'm very grateful to you Serap for being such a clear and detached messanger of this powerful medicine...for really be able to transmit the essence of things and allow the creativity of each and every one to express and find its own unique way. Your workshop is deep and very far from all the commercial facade.
— Chiara Pallotti