An intensive 4 week dive into the master plant that is cacao.
Join me this February 2024 for a month long journey with cacao.
We will dive into the origins of use. How it has travelled across the globe. How it has been used spiritually, ritually and ceremonially for over 3000 years and we will learn how we can each work with the medicine in a way that is true to our hearts. You will also learn how to open and close a sacred container and how to use cacao as a guide.
I will teach you the art of forest bathing and how to connect with the spirit of cacao so that we can work with her to open our hearts and deepen our healing journey. Cacao can give you the energy to go deep inward to heal yourself and aid others. The spirit of cacao has been called upon to repair relationships and communities. Considered a master plant, cacao has the ability to not only work on a soul/spirit level but on a physical one with holistic health benefits ranging from improving your mood, energy and focus to working on digestion and much more.
"The heart speaks in the language of feeling and vibration, cacao helps us to tune into that wisdom"
I have spent years dedicating my time and understanding to the medicine and energy of cacao, various plant medicines and my spiritual practice. I have studied and learned from many traditions and believe that all winding paths lead back to the same place. The present moment where all things that ever where or will be exist. It seems to be a place of magic where anything is possible. It is in this moment that we can tap into the energies and spirits that surround us. When we pair devotion and respect with the present moment we create a deep relationship with life and nature.
When it comes to cacao, I have seen the transformational power this master teacher has to offer and I am more than honoured to take you on this journey to learn about cacao Theobroma cacao - the Food of the Gods
Get ready for a deep dive into the rich and stimulating world of cacao!
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History and Medicine of Cacao
Learn the roots and journey of cacao throughout history. How this master plant has found herself at the centre of so many stages? We will also explore some of Theobroma cacao's medicinal uses.
Nature Bathing and Connecting with Plant Spirits
What does it take to work with the spirt of another? Connection. We will learn what it means to connect to nature so that we can work with her spirit to enrich our lives to help ourselves and others heal.
From Tree to Cup to Circle
Let's take a look at the life of a cup of cacao. Where does it come from? Who has been handling it? How and where is it grown, harvested, picked, and turned into the cup of cacao you hold close to your heart.
Creating Sacred Space
Learn how to create and alter, work with the elements and directions, open and close a sacred space and more
"I really loved the content and format of the course Jeannette is offering! I feel like her knowledge of cacao, its origins and the preservation of the medicine is so profound. It’s amazing to be able to learn a small portion of the teachings she has gotten from elders and from the source. She is so much fun to learn from! Whoever is looking to deepen their knowledge about the medicine of cacao should not hesitate and sign up. Bonus : we got a parcel of goodies"
"Jeanette has this beautiful and effortless way of connecting you to the spirit of Cacao. There was so much care and gentleness in her teachings. The spirit of Cacao truly shon through her and warmed my heart. If you are looking to deepen your connection to Mama Cacao, I cannot recommend the Yin and Tonic training enough."
“Jeanette’s cacao training program/course is a very beautiful way to open your heart to this ancient medicine. She creates a safe and warm space to learn, share and grow. I felt connected to this gentle plant and an opportunity to heal and further my self development. Through Jeannette’s travels to South America, she brings back dynamic knowledge of cacao’s history and origin, it’s people, and the confidence for each of us to learn it’s power and to share with others. I had a fantastic time and found it to be very meaningful. Thank you Jeannie!”
What is covered
- When cacao was discovered and by whom
- How cacao traveled the world
- How different cultures worked with cacao
-The diseases that have shaped the industry
-Traditional uses of cacao throughout history
- History of the medicine of cacao
What is covered
- Nature Bathing
- Creating a relationship with mother nature
- The practice of slowing down and moving with intention.
- How to connect with the plants
- Asking permission and offerings
- Energy of cacao.
- Spirit of the plant.
- About the plant.
What is covered
- How cacao is grown and prepared
- How to prepare a cup of cacao and the different traditional uses.
- Intention setting
- Traditional and new ways of working with cacao
- Keeping it sacred, practice mindfulness.
- Preparing the space.
- Working with different sized groups
- Conflict resolution
What is covered
- Learn to set up an altar
- What goes on an alter
- How to open a sacred space
- Directions and elements
- Closing the space