Our Facilitators

Olmeca descendant and cacao ceremonial initiator. Veronica is an initiated fire ceremonialist (sahumadora) and medicine woman taught by Mayan elders. She is also a culture ambassador of Cacao in Tabasco Mexico. She will be educating and initiating you to the art of ceremony with cacao.
Native Peruvian of Andean descent and industrial engineer. Ancestral educator of traditional Peruvian medicinal plants. She has a passion to bring the sacred plant knowledge of her people to the world and promoting respect and acknowledgement to the indigenous farmers and communities that produce them.
Sally will share ancient wisdom, tools used in cacao ceremonies and ways to incorporate cacao into your daily life.
(New Zealand - PhD) - Corin is a bio-medical researcher who studies the neurochemistry of cacao and the bioactive components contained within it. His expertise is to create and apply therapeutic profiles to cacao for use in different health applications. He will be educating on the use of cacao in enhancing neuroplasticity and spiritual development. Linking ancient wisdom with modern day integration.
A Peruvian educator of Andean and Amazonia cosmovision and ancestral knowledge. Pamela has a family lineage of Chankan-Andean ancestors and wants to share the sacred traditions surrounding Peruvian master plants and inspire people to create a healing connection with them, connect to their roots, and give love and respect to Pachamama – the provider of all medicine. Pamela will be teaching you the principals of Andean and Amazonian cosmovision and how to apply them to your practice with cacao. Pamela is also a Yoga instructor and will be facilitating daily integrative yoga workshops at the retreat.
The lead farmer at our Uturunku farm. 15 years working with cacao in production and ancestry from Jaen, the home of cacao. Arturo will share his wisdom and knowledge of artisanal ceremonial cacao production. Showing you around the farm and teaching you to become a ceremonial cacao farmer for a day. He is also an expert of Amazonian flora and fauna and will share wisdom about natural plant remedies and medicine from the jungle.
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