Cacao Ceremony


Ania Haas

“Drink from the sweetness of your life”

What is a Cacao Ceremony?

Cacao Ceremony is a group gathering during which participants drink special ceremonial cacao prepared by the facilitator and relax in a safe space. 

Depending on the length of the gathering and the facilitator ceremony might entail different elements. 

The purpose of the Cacao Ceremony is to become self-aware and connect on the deeper level. Cacao opens the connection to the heart space and might gently allow shifts in conscious awareness and perception of own life and the world. It might gently lead to a transformation

After drinking ceremonial cacao, or consuming ceremonial grade chocolate you will start feeling relaxed and open to the experience of the gathering and people aroundAnia Haas you. It’s a soul soothing experience to be able to sense the interconnectedness. Many times emotions are triggered, you might feel the beauty, joy, softness and sadness. Cacao is not a psychoactive substance.

The components of the cacao are rich in polyphenolic compounds including flavones that impact the body and the mind in very positive ways. The research show that cacao is highly anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and it’s considered to be a superfood. It has incredible effect on the cardiovascular system, making it more efficient. 

Cacao Ceremony might vary in length. Mid-week gathering is shorter around 2.5 hours, most gatherings on Friday or Saturday afternoons/evenings are 5 hours long. There are also full day ceremonies with many other healing modalities included. 

Traditional Ceremonies and Cacao Spirit

Cacao tradition belongs to the Ancient Mayan and Aztec Civilizations. The ceremonies were conducted by shamans as preparation for the shamanic journeying, as healing and celebration. In the modern world this powerful tradition is carried by those who feel called by the spirit of the plant.

In the Mayan tradition it was believed that the cacao was a gift from gods to restore balance and connection to the divine. Cacao was used in marriage ceremonies, childbirth, funerals and preparation for afterlife. It was a communal practice. 

Cacao plant, although its not psychoactive, has a spirit that influences the heart and the mind. The spirit of Cacao is gentle, feminine and loving. It works on the heart center. 

What to Expect during Cacao Ceremony

Each cacao ceremony starts with gathering in the circle. First you will get to know everyone that is taking a part. Then Ania will open the sacred space with smudging and Cacao spirit activation. You will be asked to reconnect with your intention for the ceremony. The whole time we spend time together, we do it in very highly respectful way. After we drink the cacao we might start with a nice relaxing meditation. Then depending on the length of the gathering, we might surrender into a healing modality, listen to the music, do breathing techniques, get acupuncture, let our bodies to release tension through  movements and dance. We might journal, pull a card and talk. We will end the ceremony in the circle expressing and summarizing our experiences. 

While being in the sacred space, you will be asked to take your shoes off and wear comfortable clothes to feel comfortable. You might bring a yoga mat, blanket and pillow.

How to prepare for a Cacao Ceremony?

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It’s important to know that the most beautiful experience is when you don’t set any expectations. It’s much more relaxing to purely surrender and enter the flow of the ritual. 

  1. don’t eat any foods 4 hours before
  2. think and feel your intention for few days before the ceremony
  3. you might be surprised that ceremonial cacao is much less sweeter than chocolate that you know
  4.  During the ceremony, you might notice others being anxious even tearing up, accept that everyone feels the cacao in the different way. Practice acceptance and find harmony with that.
  5. Allow yourself to explore your inner self. It’s a space for you and yourself. 

Cacao nutrients facts

Cacao is rich in:

  • iron: 7.3mg per 100g.
  • Antioxidants
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Theobromine that dialates dilates the blood vellsels and bring relaxation and openess

 

Call +1 708 436 4493 to schedule your cacao ceremony

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Group Cacao Ceremony

$
35
2.5-3hours

  • Sharing Circle
  • Honoring Cacao Ritual
  • Various modalities (meditation, music, card pulling, journaling, dyads, regression)
  • Clearing Energy
  • Closing Circle


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Group Cacao Ceremony

$
70
5.5-6 hours

  • Beginning Circle
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  • Clearing Energy
  • Closing Circle


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Private Cacao Ceremony

$
150
1.5hours

  • Initial conversation
  • Honoring Cacao Ritual
  • Setting the Intention
  • Various modalities (meditation, music, card pulling, journaling, dyads, regression, expressive arts forms, energy healing)
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