Sacred Initiation & Ceremony Training
Cacao Mama Earth School
ZURICH · The Sacred
8th-11th November 2018
10 am - 5 pm
Cacao Guardian is a dedication to the wisdom of master & teacher plants and an invitation from Mama Cacao. This 4-day initiation & learning ritual is intended to empower you in your essence as a lightworker, healer, yogi or bodyworker via a sacred initiation, tools, and Cacao alchemy, to enter the consciousness of Cacao and enable you to hold a sacred cacao ceremony for yourself and in your own community. This training acts like a concentrated offering, touching you at the core and unfolding in gentle, yet powerful waves into your reality.
© 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.
We live in a crucial time; Mama Earth is calling in her guardians, keepers, dreamers and weavers to overcome our sense of disconnection, to feel part of the cosmic matrix of life again. We hold the keys for this transition in our hearts.
By holding a Cacao Ceremony you invoke the sacred ritual of initiating unity and harmonious resonance of hearts within community. The Spirit of Cacao, often referred to as Rainbow Medicine & Medicine of the Soul, is a keeper of sacred wisdom, holding the vibrations of loving kindness, unconditional love, and power. When experienced in a sacred setting, Cacao reminds us of our natural capacity to open, and is a powerful guide for transformational personal experiences, such as deep meditational journeying and emotional release.
This training is an offering of Mama Cacao herself, a sacred initiation with the Spirit: a 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 and 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 would like to
- understand the teachings of master & teacher plants
- 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 and others
- learn how Cacao cooperates with other disciplines such as massage, breath work, yoga or dance
- expand your skills in your work as a weaver, healer, yogi, teacher, facilitator & healing artist
- receive a sacred initiation with the plant spirit Cacao
- deepen your relationship with Cacao
- offer Cacao in a ceremonial setting
- become a Guardian of Cacao
After setting the structures of the training we will explore:
- Opening to the cosmic intelligence of master and teacher plants
- The ancient spirit of Cacao and its Tree of Life
- Understanding global and urban shamanism
- Messages of the plant world for our current time
- History & legends around Cacao
- The key nutritional components of Cacao and their effects 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
- The intention as a holding container
- Creating a blueprint for a safe, well grounded and spiritually enhancing experience
- Techniques for guiding participants through the experience
- Opening, holding and closing the sacred space
SACRED CACAO CEREMONY
- Together we will set the sacred space for a shared Cacao ceremony to participate in a communion with the sacred teacher plant Cacao in an initiation ceremony.
- The Way of Council
- Embodying leadership
- Your role as an earth keeper and guardian of Cacao
- Your unique offering in alignment with your personal gifts, services and vision to offer a positive, uplifting experience
I’m Serap, a traveller, Earth speaker, healer, student of the inner gold path and guardian of the Cacao Spirit. My love for plants was initiated by a spiritual encounter with the Spirit of Cacao in 2011, which led me onto the path of sacred plant studies. This was followed by an intense study of global resources, energetic healing and Earth inspired wisdom from across many cultures.
My medicine heart beats in rhythm with Mother Earth. I love to create finely tuned healing experiences in order to assist people in aligning with their inner gold. Since founding the Cacao Mama Earth School, I became a student, learning from plants, trees and nature spirits and sharing my insights in ritualistic learning experiences.
The Earth School is about harvesting the messages found in the soul of nature, cultivating wisdom together and offering our voice to speak up for the preciousness of life.
Meet Cristina, our lovely ambassador & host in Zürich
THE INITIATION & TRAINING
Thursday, 08th November to Sunday, 11th November 2018
Daily Schedule 10am - 5pm
Shared Lunch at The Sacred Restaurant
Tools, Techniques & Practice
Reflection & Sharing
You shouldn’t work with ceremonial doses of Cacao if you are taking antidepressants or have a serious heart condition. Ceremonial doses of Cacao are also not recommended in cases of high blood pressure or epilepsy.
CHF 720 Regular price
CHF 675 Early booking (until 28th September 2018)
Cost includes a shared Cacao Ceremony, an initiation ceremony, knowledge transfer, meditations & energy work,
plus The Sacred Cacao Ceremony workbook & Cacao Mama Certificate.
Lunch in the restaurant is not included.
ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL
The seminar will take place at the meditation space of
The Sacred Restaurant (vegan & bio)
Müllerstrasse 64 - 8004 Zürich - Switzerland
The Sacred is located in central Zurich, District 4.
The districts 8001, 8002, 8003, 8005, 8006 offer a nice range of hotels & private accommodations.
Public Transport from Zurich Airport is easy and takes around 15-20 min to Zurich main station (Hauptbahnhof).
CHF 6.20 one way if you choose public transport, around CHF 50-60 if you choose a cab.
"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!"
— Sandrine Giacobino
"I'm very grateful to you Serap for being such a clear and detached messenger 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
"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'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
"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
CHF 720 Regular price
CHF 675 Early Booking (until 28th Sep 2018)
Includes one shared Cacao Ceremony, an initiation ceremony, knowledge transfer, meditations & energy work, plus The Sacred Cacao Ceremony workbook & Cacao Mama Certificate
TERMS & CONDITIONS
With the submission of this registration form, you receive a confirmation within 1-2 days that a place is reserved for you. With the transfer of the tuition fee, your participation is confirmed as obliging and the place is firmly booked for you.
In case of cancellation, I reserve the right to retain a processing fee of CHF 50,00. In the case of a cancellation 4 weeks before the start of the event, 50% of the tuition fee has to be paid, from 3 weeks before the start of the seminar 100%. Decisive is the date of receipt of the withdrawal declaration via email. You have the possibility to name a substitute participant.
This is an educational event. The nature of the work is such as to include deep personal processes of an introspective and meditative kind. Participants are responsible for taking care of their own processes and their own wellbeing at all times, as this training is not intended as a therapeutic space of any kind. The participation, including the arrival and departure, are at participant's sole risk. The instructor is not liable for damages of a spiritual, physical, psychological or material kind.
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