• A transformative & expansive journey Home to the land and origin of Cacao!
• The opportunity to sit in multiple ceremonies with Keith himself and experience his magic
• A personal tour of the Keith's Cacao Workshop to learn how we make Ceremonial Cacao for the world
• Connection time with the locals who produce the Cacao we love!
• A deeper understanding of the local indigenous culture
• A rainforest adventure where we harvest ripe Cacao directly from the trees
• Access to multiple unique Ceremonies and Workshops that will support your practice as a student as well as a teacher**See schedule below!
• Dance, play, explore & connect!
• Experiencing the majestic beauty of San Marcos & Lake Atitlan
• Cacao Community! Meet lifelong friendships who share a love for Cacao
Keith Wilson, a.k.a. The Chocolate Shaman is the founder of the modern day Ceremonial Cacao Movement.
In 2003, Keith travelled to Guatemala and met the Cacao Spirit.
She led him to rediscover the ancient Central and South American societies’ use of pure, Ceremonial Grade Cacao to open the heart, clear the mind, and empower those working toward creative goals.
To learn more, Keith experimented with hand-grinding small batches of cacao that his friends and clients found revolutionary. He then built his cacao workshop, permanently settling in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala.
Keith invites you to join us for the Homecoming 2022 Retreat to learn, explore and immerse yourself in Ceremonial Cacao and its origins, production and ceremonial uses.
Many who have experienced his powerful cacao ceremonies have returned home to share their new knowledge with their communities, creating a loving global network of cacao ceremonialists and practitioners inspired by Keith and his work.
Have the opportunity to sit with Keith in-person in multiple ceremonies throughout the Homecoming Retreat and experience his magic for yourself.
Experience the magic of pure ceremonial cacao while drinking in knowledge of its benefits, history and purpose. Reconnect as you are guided in and explore how cacao can enhance your health, creativity, consciousness and more.... Feel supported and empowered by everything this sacred plant medicine has to offer.
Nicole will lead a beautiful cacao ritual to open sacred circle, our minds and our hearts. Sharing cacao stories and facts along with guided questions, she will lead an informative, engaging and interactive session designed to inform, delight and inspire you.
“The future of medicine will be sound” , famous words by American clairvoyant Edgar Cayce. Experience the power of sound in this unique alchemical cacao and sonic immersion.The purpose is to come into deep embodied resonance with your true nature, authenticity and soulfulness.
We will free our voices and immerse ourselves in sound and singing. Surrender to and move with our hearts and present moment aliveness in a circle of joy while sinking deeper into the earth and raw energy of the ancient and pristine land of Guatemala.
You will leave the workshop with concrete tools and inspiration to integrate sound into your own daily practice.
In celebration with Cacao, Gustavo Ik will take us on a journey to a deeper understanding of Native traditions and sacred offerings to the spirits.
Gustavo will be sharing tools of how to celebrate in both times of marriage & joy, as well as gracefully move through times of grief & loss.
We will be singing original medicine songs to invoke the spirit of cacao and the earth while celebrating both traditional and the new beams of light.
Sacred Fire Ceremonies are the heart of Mayan spiritual practice. This wonderful tradition goes back centuries and has been used as a means of healing, giving thanks, releasing emotions, and strengthening people's inner light in the Spiritual dimension.
Mayan Spiritual Guide Nana Fely will lead this Ceremony, burning natural incense, myrrh, flowers, and cacao beans, connecting our energies to release and balance emotions according to our individual nawals - the energies of the day we were born.
Resident Duncan J will musically guide the closing night's transformational dance space. Drawing on his years of dancing, DJing & working with ceremonial cacao, Duncan intuitively weaves together world dance, eclectic house & heart-centred movement medicine - making any dancefloor a shamanic experience.
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