What is a Cacao Ceremony?
Cacao is a bean that grows on trees native to Central and South America. It is a “superfood” as it contains more antioxidants than blueberries. It also contains theobromine, a bitter alkaloid similar to caffeine thought to boost moods and energy. The Cacao plant contains medicinal properties and every aspect of the plant is considered sacred.
The Cacao plants are loved and nurtured on their indigenous lands, they are harvested with love, care, and mindfulness. When the drink is prepared, it is prepared with intention and love. From beginning to end, it’s treated with great reverence. For the ceremony, the Cacao is blended with rose petals, vanilla, cayenne, and maple syrup for sweetness.
About the Facilitator
Raquel Berdejo has walked with Elders and supported Indigenous Communities from all over the world. In 2012 she began her journey of healing and self-discovery and learned how to access her inner vision and create change through shamanic journeying. HaYuama went on to travel and work mainly with Mexican, North American, Peruvian and Colombian Shamans and is now able to weave together traditional knowledge with modern approaches to personal growth. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of healing and expansion with others through different practices, mainly the Temazcal Ceremonies.