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.
These are the key words to work with the subtle energies of Cacao. 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. 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.
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 – AIR
17:00h “Lighten up” (Soft and gentle yoga session)
18:00h Opening Circle
20:00h New Moon Rite of Passage Ceremony
FRIDAY – EARTH
9:00h From the Ground Up (dynamic yoga session)
14:00h Cacao Ceremony – Earth & Cacao Bath/Forest Exploration
20:00h Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath
SATURDAY – FIRE
09:00h Inner Fire Practice (dynamic yoga session)
13:00h Talk & Discussion about Cacao and Facilitation
15:00 Free time / Journaling / Walk / Massage
17:00h Mini Cacao & Ecstatic Dance
21:00h Sauna & Shamanic Spa
SUNDAY – WATER
9:00h Cacao Preparation and Ícaros
10:00h Co-Creative Integrative Cacao Ceremony
16:00h Closing Circle
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.
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.
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.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICEAll ceremonies, sessions, workshops, talks and activities
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDEDCovid Antigen Test on arrival
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.