CACAO DIRECTORY

We are a global community of Cacao crazed beings, passionate about sharing this magical medicine and holding space for growth and healing all over the world.  All of our recommended facilitators have developed a strong relationship and personal practice with this medicine and are fully equipped to hold a safe space for you and your loved ones.  If you are interested in booking a private Cacao Ceremony for you and your community or serving Ceremonial Cacao at your event, please get in touch with us or one of the recommended facilitators below in your area. 


 We also offer a Cacao Initiation Program if you are interested in holding your own Cacao Ceremonies but feel unsure about where to begin.  Our mission is to continue to grow and support this incredible community so that ceremony, ritual and of course Cacao, can become an inherent and essential part of daily life.   

EUROPE

Name: Jordan Cohayney 

Where do you call home: At the moment London, I moved here 6 years ago from Australia and every year it gets harder and harder to imagine leaving. 

What you are passionate about sharing with the world: My greatest joy comes from helping people, particularly Women, to realise their own unique power and potential. 

How does Cacao help you to do this: Cacao is a heart medicine. Not only does it enable us to access parts of ourselves that we have been closed off to, but it creates a safe container for us to go deep within and shine a light on those parts. A Cacao ceremony is a rare space to see and be seen in truth and authenticity and the power of witnessing ourselves and each other in this way is what allows for incredible growth and healing to occur.

Favourite Cacao Club recipe: Pleasure & Intimacy! Mmm that spicy rose!! 

Find Me: On Instagram @jordancohayney or via my website www.jordancohayney.com

Name: Amelia Cacao Zadro ( I changed it one day after a cacao vision)

Where do you call home: In the Australian ocean 

What you are passionate about sharing with the world: The beauty in sharing ourselves authentically and vulnerably, in honouring the power of deeply seeing one another and the fulfilment and healing that comes from this type of connection. 

How does Cacao help you to do this: Cacao ceremony is a delicious and nourishing way to come together, it opens our pleasure sensors from, smell to taste and then works its way through our bodies, opening the heart, softening the armours we build in day to day busyness and encouraging blocked emotion to release. It can also bring great energy and creativity, it’s a wise, gentle, playful teacher. 

Favourite Cacao Club recipe: Pleasure & Intimacy  

Freestyle recipe: Oooooh! Cacao, cardamom, rose, vanilla, cayenne, cashew and honey! 

Find Me: On Instagram @ameliazadro

Name: Francesca Secolonovo

Where do you call home: Currently London, UK

What you are passionate about sharing with the world: I am completely dedicated and passionate about sharing sacred spaces and bringing people from all walks of life together. Sharing the powerful gift that journeying inwards and stillness brings.Coming together, sharing and creating magic together.

How does Cacao help you to do this: It's simple. Cacao is meant to be drunk together. 

Favourite Cacao Club recipe: I love to mix it with:Plant milkSpring waterRose WaterVanilla

Find Me: You can find me offering Cacao Ceremonies, Yin Yoga and Sound Healing around London.However in the world of social media you can find me: On Instagram @francesca_secolonovo_wellness and on my website: www.francescasecolonovowellness.com

Name:  Yasmine Zweifel and Cornel Thaler

Where do you call home: We are from Switzerland and will move to the city of Winterthur in August 2019. 

What you are passionate about sharing with the world: We want to create an energetic place for encounters where people can find or deepen access to nature, to honest enjoyment and to their true selves.Everybody is accepted and lives in harmony. In this place people connect to their souls by being in nature, with sound and community.

How does Cacao help you to do this: We found out about the benefits of cacao in Guatemala on our world trip in 2018. We realised how gentle this plant medicine works. Creativity and connection with everything are the main things we love about cacao. Cacao helps us to see the true nature of things and people. In our cacao ceremonies we combine songs and sound to help the heart to open.

Favourite Cacao Club recipe: 2 tbsp cacao, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup soy milk, 1-2 tsp raw cane sugar, 1 tsp tahini, spices like cinnamon, cardamom, chili

Find Me: Our german website: www.sumak-kawsay.ch, on Instagram: @sumak_kawsay_ch and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sumak-Kawsay/

USA

Name: Eduardo Morales 

Where do you call home: Wherever my bubs, Romany Pope, is :) 

What you are passionate about sharing with the world: Doing our best to practice non-violence as well as the essential nature of learning to love ourselves and others, even though it's really really hard. 

How does Cacao help you to do this: Every morning my beautiful wife Romany and I share a cup of cacao while we say what we're grateful for, set an intention for the day, and read a few pages from a love-focused book or pull a tarot card. Through this practice, we've built the habit of wanting to understand our feelings better, share them with each other in a more loving way, and compassionately listening to what each of us is going through. This has helped us grow closer and stronger as partners every day. It has also helped me understand the importance of loving myself in order to be able to love my partner as well as the commitment and work that requires. Without ceremonial cacao, I wouldn't know what it is to love myself or be committed to loving my partner in the way that I am. 

Favourite Cacao Club recipe: Traditional Tonic for Ceremony.

Freestyle recipe: 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of almond milk, 2 spoonfuls of ceremonial cacao, 2 dates, and a sprinkle of cayenne.

Find Me: On Instagram @edmo_nyc & @couplescacao, and on Medium -- https://medium.com/@edmo_nyc

Name: Romany Rose Pope

Where do you call home: Home is wherever Eduardo and I are together in the world -- currently Brooklyn, NY, but Australia is my forever home.

What you are passionate about sharing with the world: For me, it's the process of learning how to love ourselves, which is vast and ever-unfolding, and awakening to our Infinite, divine selves. And to inspire others to live a more vibrant life and heal themselves.

How does Cacao help you to do this: Cacao is an evolving miracle to me. Her medicine and messages are so generous and immersive. I feel that with this plant's support on physical, mental, emotional and energetic levels, I am able to see the true nature of reality more clearly -- to see the beauty, feel the gifts, and understand the connection and oneness of all things. Cacao is truly the food of the Gods, medicine from heaven to help us grow and flourish!

Favourite Cacao Club recipe: Stress & Anxiety.

Freestyle recipe:  Cacao, mucuna pruriens, a medjool date, himalayan pink salt, hot water, and a whole lotta cinnamon! Blend it up, baby.

Find Me: On Instagram @romanypope & @couplescacao, and on Medium -- https://medium.com/@romanypope.

Name: Florencia Fridman

Where do you call home: Although I live in New York and I'm from Argentina, I feel most at home in Guatemala. 

What you are passionate about sharing with the world: There is a profound ancient truth within us all. We come to this world with a purpose, a mission. When we listen to what our heart has to say, this language reminds us of this ancient truth. I'm passionate about the curiosity of getting to know the language of the heart, speaking it with more frequency, and honor those who have protected the language of love. The indigenous communities have been the protectors and guardians of the ancient ways of living and their devotion to Pachamama ignites my fire. My inspiration is to awaken the individual and support the indigenous communities who walk us home to remember our roots. 

How does Cacao help you to do this: Cacao is known as the language of the love. Allowing us to break the self-limiting belief systems that have made us forget of the divine truth we carry. Through her we can remember the innocence, the playfulness, and depth of this precious human experience. 

Favourite Cacao recipe: 28g (1oz) of Arriba Nacional Cacao, Damiana (in herb form), ground Turmeric, ground Black Pepper, Agave. Infuse the Damiana while heating up the water to the point right before boiling. Strain the Damiana, add infusion of Damiana into a blender with the Cacao, turmeric, black pepper, and Agave. While blending sing your favorite song that ignites the fire in your heart. Set an intention. Drink your cup with love.

Find Me: On Instagram @cacaolaboratory

Central America

Name: Elizabeth Amara Rose

Where do you call home: Nosara, Costa Rica 

What you are passionate about sharing with the world: I am passionate about healing, healing ourselves and the planet so we may continue to live in peaceful harmony with her. I hope to inspire others as a facilitator to open their hearts and discover themselves and the power they have within, so they may find the strength necessary to make that journey towards their higher selves.

How does Cacao help you to do this: Cacao is one of the biggest mediums through which I work; a powerful medicine that calls to others I find Cacao to be essential in helping people go deeply within, releasing old traumas and patterns, as well as, discovering the human connection in themselves and others.

Favourite Cacao recipe: I source my cacao nibs from nearby farms here in Costa Rica and although there are many complimentary add ins and recipes, I prefer to keep by Cacao simple with just a touch of cinnamon and himalayan salt; when it's the rainy season here I like to add a pinch of cayenne pepper, to help with the fire element, it also allows for a quicker absorption of the medicine into the bloodstream.

Find Me: On Instagram @sageandsaints. You can find me in Nosara, Costa Rica, principally at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort and Selina Hostel where I hold ceremonies on a regular basis, as well as, the Four Seasons Papagayo located on the Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica. 

Australia

Name: Perina Connell 

Where do you call home: Leichhardt, Sydney 

What you are passionate about sharing with the world: What I am passionate about is being active in improving the quality and enjoyment of life for self and others. 

How does Cacao help you to do this: Cacao assists in this process through the quality of satisfying the senses with its rich nutritional and grounding qualities-like being embraced by mother earth and being infused with a sense of openness and wellbeing. 

Favourite Cacao Club recipe: Pleasure & Intimacy 

Freestyle recipe: My favourite cacao concoction is a strong dose of cacao with, Bonsoy, Manuka honey and lots of cinnamon. I shared this recently with family and friends one evening after dinner. We had all been tired and feeling overstretched by demanding work routines. However soon after sharing the cacao we came to life and had wonderfully connected conversations and laughed freely.

Name: Leena Carragher

Where do you call home: Brisbane, Australia

What you are passionate about sharing with the world: 

 I want everyone in the world to know that they are special. That they are so needed in the world to help Mother Earth and Humanity heal through healing ourselves as individuals. I love showing that we all have a way of connecting to our Higher Selves, Ancestors and Intuition. That we have all the answers to what we need within. That we are all deserving and capable of the purest form of love. And that we are all here to create a ripple effect into the world in our own unique way. And especially here in Australia, I am passionate about connecting people to their Australian Land guide, bridging the connection of people and his land that needs energetic and spiritual healing. As well as teaching that we are the present and future warrior and protectors of this land.

How does Cacao help you to do this: Cacao allows us to really enter into our heart space. It allows our heart to give us the answers that we search for. It allow our hearts to guide the way and lead. And it allows our heart to connect to the rest of our body, communicating what it needs to communicate with us. And our heart allows us to communicate with everything outside of us in a completely different way as well.We are re-learning that we can trust our heart and are safe to do so through Cacao.

Favourite Cacao Club recipe: Pleasure & Intimacy

Freestyle recipe: Cacao, Lucuma powder, Coconut oil, Coconut sugar, Cayenne pepper, small piece of Vanilla Bean pod.

Find Me: On my website : www.australianceremonialcacao.com, on Insta @australianceremonialcacao, and on Facebook : Australian Ceremonial Cacao.