From the moment I experienced my first Cacao ceremony, I knew I had to do this too. It felt like my soul was saying "yes yes yes yes yes, this is for you!!" But, I didn't know where to start.
I knew nothing about Cacao, but felt the desire from the core of my being to start learning. At this time, there were no Cacao ceremonies in my area, much less someone teaching it. Online ceremonies and courses didn't exist yet. I had experienced my first ceremony while living in the jungles of Peru, and shortly thereafter moved back to the United States.
It took two years to start holding ceremonies of my own. I must admit, the beginning was not glamorous. I created a group called "Cacao Mamas," where a bunch of my friends and I would get together and hold cacao ceremonies on the beach, with our kids running all around. Noise, constant distraction, onlookers, and a lot of mess - it was perfect.
A year later, it was time to step it up. I went to Guatemala to study with the Cacao Shaman. What an incredible experience! From him I learned even more about Cacao, ceremonies, and healing from within.
With this confidence, I started holding ceremonies more regularly and with more variety - on retreats, in-person, private 1:1 cacao sessions, and online ceremonies.