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Cacao Ceremony
Facilitator Training

December 12 - 15, 2024
April 3 - 6, 2025
(or join us online)

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  • Do you have a strong connection to the medicine of Cacao? 

  • Are you called to create your own Cacao Ceremonies? 

  • You feel ready to start holding Cacao Ceremonies for others? 

  • You already hold space, teach Yoga, lead Singing or Women Circles and would like to bring in the magic of Cacao?

"Cacao opens the door. It's up to you to walk through it." Keith Wilson

Ixcacao - Facilitator Training


You feel ready? You just don't know how to start. I have been in exactly the same place.

That's why I have create this training. It is for everyone who would like to learn more about the ancient wisdom & magic of cacao to start leading ceremonies.

You will learn about the history of cacao, the magic of this heart opening plant medicine, its benefits, precautions & more. You will learn how to prepare a ceremony, create a theme & a structure, how to hold space & create a powerful setting. You will learn about which music to use, which cacao suppliers, how to use your own gifts to make your ceremonies unique and how to start giving ceremonies yourself.

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Why join now?

Because the world needs you to share your gifts, to step up, to empower & inspire others and bring the magic of Cacao to as many people as possible.


You have been called to this space by the magic of Ixcacao, the goddess of Cacao. If you are here you are meant to share her magic, to help others with her medicine & to shine your light bright into the world.

The Cacao doesn't care about where your are from or what you know, it only wants to open hearts and spread love through you.


Are you ready to bring the magic of Cacao out into the world? Help others find clarity & presence? Support them in opening their hearts?


Patricia Grimaldi


Ever since I came in contact with Ayurveda over 10 years ago I have been on a deep dive into a yogic life, the search for truth and the path of healing. 

After completing a Hatha Yoga Training in India, I founded Sapana Yoga in 2015. My search led me to take many different trainings like Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, Qi Gong, Akashic Records, Bhakti Yoga, Transformational Facilitation, Vegan Nutrition, Coaching & more. 

Along the way more than 5 years ago I found Cacao or let's say she found me. I attended many ceremonies in Spain, Bali, Thailand, Costa Rica & Guatemala and eventually started to offer ceremonies myself over 2 years ago.

I have always been called to keep on transforming. To find my inner truth, to find clarity on where I want to be in life & to follow my heart and intuition. 

Now I am called to share my experience, knowledge, wisdom, magic and my strong love for Cacao with you.

Ixcacao, the goddess of the Cacao has called me to share her powerful medicine & I am excited to guide you on this journey. For a glimpse of my ceremonies find a few testimonials below.

Learn more about me on my Blog or Instagram.



​"My first experience of cacao was with Patricia, she explained how it works on a physical and spiritual level, and I felt as if I was partaking in something truly magical. I have attended a few cacao ceremonies with her now, and each one has been truly wonderful. I have had profound realizations during ceremonies - the power of cacao is real, and Patricia honors that beautifully in her ceremonies."

Kate Caistor, Yoga Teacher & Body Worker

"I can recommend Patricia's cacao ceremony from the bottom of my heart. I have been to 2 ceremonies by now. Both different from each other but what is the same is Patricia's ability to create a safe space for all participants. Her deep and genuine passion for what she is doing shines through. Her knowledge and wisdom is honest and true. I always feel safe and held and my experience has been profound each time. I am convinced this is thanks to Patricia's way of guiding us through the experience"

"Patricia with her gentle guidance and presence, allows us to dive deeply into the heart of the cacao medicine. I particularly enjoyed the quality of the cacao she is offering, and the meditative practice she introduced within the ceremony, it added depth to the moment. Thanks Patricia for offering your gift of honest presence to the world, I am looking forward to be sitting in circle with you again."

Mylene, Yoga Teacher & Kirtani

Cathrine, Yoga Teacher & Entrepreneur

"Nothing is more powerful than someone determined to rise, to step up & be the change the world needs."

What's part of this Training?

  • 3 nights of accommodations

  • 3 daily fresh, healthy, vegan meals

  • Water & Tea & of course Cacao ;-)

  • Daily Movement & MeditationClasses

  • All Training Workshops

  • Cacao Ceremonies & Rituals

  • Voice Activation

  • Certificate

You can find the location & information on Shankara Retreat Center here

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This Cacao Ceremony Facilitator Training includes the History & Origins of Cacao, how Cacao goes from Tree to Ceremony, Cacao the Superfood, Cacao Magic & Precautions, Preparing the Participants, Choosing a Theme, Preparing the Cacao, Setting the Space, Music in Ceremony, The 4 Directions, Pachamama, Mayan Ceremonies, Ceremony Structure, Holding Space in the Ceremony, Post Ceremony Moments & How to work as a Cacao Ceremony Facilitator.


After completion of this training you will be prepared to share your own Ceremonies.


Early Bird until August 1st

1499 $ per person in single Glamping Tent with shared bathrooms (book here)

899 $ per person in single Glamping Tipi with shared bathrooms (book here)

799 $per person in shared room for 2 or in double Glamping Tent with shared bathrooms (book here)


1799 $ per person in single Glamping Tent with shared bathrooms

1099 $ per person in single Glamping Tipi with shared bathrooms

999 $per person in shared room for 2 or in double Glamping Tent with shared bathrooms

The price includes the whole program, accommodation, food/beverages & certificate. Flights, transfers and travel & health insurance are not included. Transport from and to the airport can be arranged for an extra fee. Spots are limited to 10 participants. You can find the location & information on Shankara Retreat Center here

All meals will be vegan and mostly sattvic, according to yogic philosophy & scheduled as to best support our Cacao journeys. Let me know if you have any allergies, intolerances or strong dislikes.

​I am very much looking forward to sharing the magic of Cacao with you!

Love & light,


  • Is this retreat for everyone?
    Yes and No. This retreat is only for people who are willing to take responsibility for the lives, make some changes and do the transformation.
  • I have a medical condition or injury, can I join?"
    It really depends. Please ask your medical doctor/physician and get in touch with us to see if it is possible for you to attend depending on what your personal condition is.
  • I do not have any experience in yoga, can I join?"
    Yes. If you are eager to learn, if you are able to move, if you are open and want the transformation, then you are welcome to join.
  • What happens if I have to cancel?
    We have a cancelation policy: - If you cancel up to 30 days before the start date you get 90% of your money back - If you cancel up to 15 days before the start date you get 60% of your money back - If you cancel up to 8 days before the start date you get 30% of your money back - If you cancel 8 - 0 days before the start date you get 10% of your money back We recommend you to make a travel & health insurance for this trip as it will make it easier for you in times of Corona craziness ;-)
  • Will I have to attend all activities on the schedule?
    Yes! This is not a pool or beach holiday. This is an Immersion. You are joining because you want change. And change needs commitment. Of course special needs or situations are taking into consideration.
  • What food will you serve?
    The food is plant based & refined sugar free. It is fresh, mostly organic, high quality, not much gluten and as natural as possible. We can cater to most intolerances so let us know beforehand.
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