CACAO & ME

 

Next Immersion

"Finding your voice"

9-12 of June 2022 

Applications are now open

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La inmersión será Bilingüe en Castellano e Inglés.

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If you are reading these lines it is because Cacao is calling you! This immersion of 4 days is a chance to develop a strong relationship with the Cacao Spirit. It is a time to look inwards, to hear the deep and quiet voices of your heart and to come back home. Through circles, rituals, explorations, talks, practices, movement and sharing, we will slowly dive into the magic world of this beautiful plant medicine so that we can unfold the true nature of our being. 

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Connect – Receive – Share

These are the key words that will accompany us during our time together with Cacoa and with each other. Cultivating an open mind we learn to understand how everything comes to us in the right moment, that Life is a blessing and gratitude the highest attitude. Cacao is the most gentle of plant medicines, it is the one closest to humans, and with her we can sit in ceremony safely, legally, and being fully present of the process. Cacao reconnects us to Nature and when working with her, we are committing to follow our heart’s desires. 

 

  

The purpose of this retreat is to guide you into strengthening the bridge between Cacao and you, to create the foundations of an honest and pure relationship that can last forever. Trusting the process is the key to fully receive the gifts of the plant. Cacao will guide and sustain you through the journey of discovering who you really are, your authentic self. By embarking on this path together, you are ready to become a different person, to leave behind what doesn’t serve you and to embrace the new future with clarity and a sense of responsibility towards the ancestral wisdom.

“When humans forget how to take care of the trees, Cacao will come back to help us remember”

LEARNING TOGETHER
Whether you are new to working with Cacao or have been in relationship with it for a while, this time together will allow you to go back with a sense of purpose and empowerment to share the knowledge with others. We will discuss, practice and integrate the multiple ways to facilitate and create ceremonial spaces.
 
We will:
– Learn how to prepare ceremonial Cacao
– Practice guiding a group into a journey
– Explore what’s our ceremonial tool
– Sing and open our voices 
– Discuss the Cacao properties and history
– & have time to integrate in nature

FACILITATORS

carlota laura facilitadoras cacao

CARLOTA AMARGÓS

Carlota is a classical violinist, vegan chef and yoga teacher who is fascinated by beauty and coherence in every aspect of the human experience. For the past 4 years she has been immersed in personal work with Cacao medicine and ceremony. Her attention to detail reflects in every aspect of her art, teaching and being. She has travelled the 5 continents learning from great teachers, exploring the global transformational festival scene and meeting inspiring people that have influenced her offerings. In 2018 she created Amrita Cacao, her personal project born from the clear guidance of the plant medicine itself speaking in ceremony.  Soon after that she settled in Amara Valley, living off-grid in a community and retreat centre that strives to be a pioneer in regenerative culture, sustainability and artistic development through movement, knowledge sharing and ceremony.

LAURA PARDELL

Laura is a yoga practitioner since 2014. In the last 5 years has dedicated her life to teach the practice of this medicine for our physical, emotional and spiritual healing. She is the founder of La Arca Online, with weekly classes of Yoga and meditation. She keeps nurturing and expanding her knowledge through the medicine of Cacao plant since she discovered it in 2017, when the plant came into her life. For the past year she has been facilitating ceremonies and circles for groups as well as personal sessions for a greater integration of what Cacao has to offer. In 2017 she embarked in a full year of deep work with the black obsidian Yoni egg, and her work and relationship with the earth and minerals is still present, helping her to keep working on herself so she can serve others more deeply.
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DAILY RHYTHM

Here is the projected schedule for the retreat. While attending all the sessions is not obligatory it is highly recommended to help the flow of the retreat and get the full benefits of this time with Cacao and the group. 

Note that minor changes may occur before the gathering!

THURSDAY – LANDING

15:00h Arrival
17:00h Landing practice & Connection
18:00h Opening Circle
19:00 Dinner
20:00h Invoking Cacao - Initiation Ritual & Find your Spirit Animal

FRIDAY – CONNECTION

9:00h Enliven Body, Mind & Spirit
11:00h Brunch
14:00h Ceremony – discovering your voice
18:30h Dinner (fasting until tomorrow's dinner)
20:00h Shamanic Journey

SATURDAY – RECEIVING 

09:00h Inner Fire Practice
11:00h Detox Juice + Fasting
12:00h Talk & Discussion about Cacao and Facilitation
15:00 Free time / Journaling / Walk / Massage
17:00h Ceremony - Receiving the messages
20:00h Dinner
21:00h Sauna & Shamanic Spa

SUNDAY – SHARING

9:00h Cacao Preparation and Ícaros
10:00h Cermeony - Sharing our Gifts
14:00h Lunch
16:00h Closing Circle
18:00h Farewell

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How does Cacao Work?

cacao cup

AMRITA CACAO

AMRITA CACAO

For this retreat we will have the honour to work with Amrita Cacao, a very pure and premium medicine that takes care of its process from the seed to the cup. Amrita Cacao’s mission is to serve as a bridge between the Cacao plant and those who are willing to receive its knowledge, facilitate spaces where you will feel safe and ready to open up to your intuition, and step into your own power.

Cacao is also a stimulant that, unlike coffee, puts us in a state of presence and acceptance of the Now. Its sensual and aphrodisiac properties help us connect with ourselves and others in a more authentic and liberating way.

A little more about Cacao and ceremonies

The botanical name given to the cacao tree is Theobroma Cacao, which in Greek literally means “Food of the Gods”. A Cacao ceremony in the modern world is an opportunity for us to get together in circle and create a space for personal inquiry and deep transformation. Using the medicine as a catalyst to guide us through an internal journey, the wisdom of the plant medicine will help us clarify our place in this world, our relationship with nature and the direction of our next steps.

Each ceremony is unique and together we hold the space, let the magic happen and trust in the healing power of the plant to dictate the rhythm. Its gentle yet deeply powerful effects lead us to engage more deeply with our emotions and awareness, revealing an expansive openness and sensitivity that puts us in touch with our higher wisdom and the teacher inside of us.

FEEDING THE HEART

Amara is highly renowned for its kitchen. The Amara Kitchen team will be offering delicious vegan food, using local and even homegrown ingredients from our garden, combining fresh and Mediterranean flavours always with a twist of world cuisine. You are in for a treat, and the food will be a big part of the support you will get to help you ground, recharge and work with the medicine. NOTE: we can cater for special diets. Please, let us know on the submission form and we will try and accommodate your dietary needs.

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BOOKINGS

The price of the retreat will depend on your choice of accommodation. We have different options available.

From 25th of February we will open the applications to join the retreat and you will be able to choose your preferred accommodation.

rustic suite amara valley
RETREAT IN RUSTIC MODERN SUITE
cabin suite amara valley
RETREAT IN CABIN SUITE
twin room amara valley
RETREAT IN TWIN ROOM
quad room amara valley
RETREAT IN QUAD ROOM (4 pax máx)

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

All ceremonies, sessions, workshops, talks and activities
42g Ceremonial grade cacao for each ceremony from Amrita Cacao
Manual and Workbook
2 vegetarian/vegan meals a day + Fasting guidance (Brunch and Dinner) 
Shared or private accommodation with bedding
Tea and fruit throughout the day
Wifi and use of facilities – pool, shala, sauna and outdoor grounds

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Covid Antigen Test on arrival
Massages and extra services
Shower towel and outdoor towel
Travel insurance
Transport and travel costs
We will help create a ride share group for those without transportation
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Cancellation Policy

After registering through the online form there will not be any refunds available for cancellation. However if due to the Covid-19 situation we were unable to provide the services of the retreat by the new regulations in Girona then we would refund 100% of your reservation.

“Listen to your intuition and join us for this transformational journey”

with love,

Carlota & Laura