Cacao Experience


Traditional Indigenous Mexican Ceremony

Sunday 13th of June 17:00 – 19:00 / £25


Join us in ceremony and find new and creative ways to thrive in this new reality, by holding the light and staying centred and grounded through ritual, meditation, prayers and positive thoughts. More than ever we need the defining comfort of ceremony in our lives and the lives of those around us. Engaging in ceremony inspires us to actively participate and fully experience our journey through life. When we help those around us to bypass fear and anxiety, we are fully awakened and we have the ability to access our highest forms of intelligence and creativity while remaining grounded and effective. We understand who we are in the world, and how to survive and thrive no matter what life throws at us, helping us in stepping into service to all.
In Cacao Ceremonies we ask the spirit of cacao to grow and clarify our heart intentions. Ix Cacau is a sensuous spirit, it helps us to feel what is under our skin, it mobilises what is impeding our hearts to feel and relate with our life purpose.

“I am Ana Marcela Wakeham, a somatic movement practitioner, I have been blessed to learn this ceremony through my blood tradition in the cold towns of the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico. This is the way we communicate with each other when we want to speak our truth.”

Cacao Spirit Initiation

4 Day Online Workshop with 

Maru Albor Bibián 


Marcela Enriquez Wakeham

                                                                           Weekends 10th and 11th  / 17th and 18th of July
                                                                                                                                                                   17:00 – 21:00 UK Time Every Day

                                                                                                                                                        PRICE £260 for the  4 days  / EARLY bird before June 20th £220

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Our intention is to transmit to the participant the knowledge around this sacred plant; from the history and legends, why it is used in ceremonies, types of cacao, recipes, and all the traditional ritual involved in a ceremony, as well as how to connect and ask permission to the energies and cacao guardians.

In these workshops the participant will learn how to sit in prayer and to communicate with the spirit of cacao and the medicinal plant.

The aim is to provide a tool to navigate life with more ease with the help of this beautiful ancestral plant which has been used for thousands of years.

This workshop can help you with:
Resolving internal and external conflicts, communicating your truth, communicating in a more loving way, communicating with Spirit, developing the ability to listen, unblock emotions, and help you to have access to more insight and creativity.


Maru Albor Bibián

Is a medicine woman, she facilitates ancestral medicine ceremonies with Rapé and Cacao. She is an energetic therapist working with reiki and chakra balancing, as well as she does group and one-to-one healing sessions, as well as women circles with medicine songs and prayers. She lives in Mexico City.

Marcela Enríquez Wakeham

Has been running ancestral medicine ceremonies since 2015, she offers an embodied approach using traditional shamanic journeys and movement medicine. She is in an active process of tracing back and reclaiming her Yaqui Indigenous roots, she consciously decided to carry and remember her ancestral knowledge from her blood family linage living in the Sonora desert in Mexico, she is in commitment with the Great Spirit to spread the Mexika/Anahuaca wisdom into these times. She facilitates Temazcal and Cacao Medicine in UK.

Maru and Marcela were both born and raised in the city of Mexico Tenochtitlan

A Fuego Lento

3 Day Retreat with Ana Marcela Enriquez Wakeham and Gemma Mallol

@ The Yoga Garden

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of August 11:00 – 16:00 Every Day
PRICE £230 for the  3 days  / EARLY bird before July 30th & CONCESSION £ 175  for the 3 days


“When we return to the body, we return to the wider body of the earth, we experience belonging and this returns us to community” -Gemma Mallol




11:00 – 13:00 / Welcoming / Open circle and sharing / embodied nature practice with Gemma

13:00 – 14:00 / Lunch (please bring your own lunch, there is a coffee and healthy snack van at site)

14:00 – 16:00 / Cacao Ceremony / Closing circle and sharing with Marcela Enriquez

This retreat has at its heart the cacao ceremony, a ritual art around which to gather with the wider intention of building community, enabling belonging, and fostering connection back to the earth together.

The retreat will be a combination of cacao ceremony, embodying nature practices, ceremonial song, dance and creativity.

We welcome and actively encourage diverse communities and multicultural people to come and join us in this work.

Both Marcela and Gemma are displaced uprooted people, women who lost their land, their families and their sense of belonging in different ways. We are both very interested in how to re-root, how to belong, how to reclaim our ancestral lines, how to be in community, how to feel accepted, how to feel included, how to feel valid, how to find our voice and honour our experience when so much has been severed, lost, colonised and displaced.

We reach out to people who might resonate with this and who would also like to explore how we can rebuild, how we can make sense of our lives here, where we are, in this body, on this land, with these people.

Ana Marcela Enriquez Wakeham

Is in an active process of tracing back and reclaiming her Yaqui Indigenous roots, she consciously decided to carry and remember her ancestral knowledge from her blood family linage living in the Sonora desert in Mexico, she is in commitment with the Great Spirit to spread the Mexika/Anahuaca wisdom into these times

Gemma Mallol

Is re-tracing her own ancestry and her relationship with land, community, identity and belonging. From Spanish, German Jewish and White South African roots her family’s story is one of displacement and migration. We are displaced people scattered all over the world, now including Japanese and Philipino family in our tribe. Her sense of belonging was really confused after being sent to boarding school in the UK at the age of 6 after being uprooted from her original family home in Ibiza. Her search for home and belonging has been an ongoing theme of her life and she has lived for extensive periods all over the world looking for home. She has now lived in Totnes, Devon for 10 years and her roots are growing from cultivating a relationship with the earth.

Gemma is a Senior Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (body orientated trauma therapy)

Gemma and Marcela have been teaching, working and exploring intensively together since 2008




I created a cacao blend for our moon rituals, it has been blessed with the Spirit of IX CHEL, the beautiful Mayan moon Goddess. She’s our Lady of the Light, “she who sees the way forward with unclouded vision.” Ix Chel is the patron saint of medicine, midwifery, healers and ‘curanderos’, mother of mothers, she is O or Zero. Mother of Ek Chuah, the cacao and warrior God, she is a Triple Goddess to the Mayans. Each of her roles is personified by each stage of the moon cycle.

In the first aspect is “The Rainbow Lady“; young woman, the maiden, the virgin, sitting on the crescent moon embracing a rabbit. She who sends the rain to nourish the plants and living creatures. The second aspect is “The Mother” the full moon, holding a flower or a child to represent life and fertility. The third aspect, “The Crone”, the “weaver of life” with a snake that acts as a tiara, sometimes with a kilt made up of crossbones, connected to the waning and new moon.

Ix Chel blend contains adaptogens mushrooms, turmeric and cardamom, and it has been blessed by ceremonial songs during the preparation, to strengthen the potency of the ritual.


How to prepare a cacao ceremony cup

I usually sell the ceremonial bag which is 42g, but every body is different, and some people can be very sensitive to the effect of he medicine. In that case 25g to 30g of cacao is enough for a ceremonial dose, as well as for early morning dose.

A meditation dose could be 10g to 15g

Each ceremonial bag will be delivered with 42g, but can be customise.

Because I use the heart shapes is very easy to measure your  intake. Each heart weights approximately 6g to 7g. Because is hand made they tend to be different.

  • All hearts for a ceremony
  • 3 hearts for a good wake up morning cup
  • 1-2 herts for a meditation low dose before bed

If you are preparing for your kids one heart will be a great cup for them.


£6.30 for 42g including postage in UK

To all purchase please contact me and I will send you a paypal link


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