Cacao ceremonies

THE CEREMONY

The ceremony’s aim is to give you a time out in this busy, fast moving time where you constantly have to keep many balls up in the air – juggling your work and private life. This is YOUR time and space to connect to your heart and wisdom within in order to move forward more confidently.

Leave all the stress, anxiety and pressure of our modern life behind and be your guest at this luscious date with yourself – you deserve it!  

THE CACAO

I use 100% ceremonial grade cacao – raw, organic & non-GMO. 

It comes from the Asháninka tribes who live in the rain forests of central Peru. This ancient variety of criollo beans grow naturally on these lands and the Asháninka take pride in growing, nurturing and harvesting it.

From tree to cup, ceremonial cacao is cultivated with intention, and in alignment with the Cacao Spirit. This means the lands, the farmers, the process, and the finished cacao are treated with compassion, love, respect, and reverence.

THE BENEFITS

Cacao is a very gentle, loving plant medicine that helps you cut out all the noise in and around the head so you can drop deep into your heart and feel your emotions. Mamãe cacao will lift you out of the ‘stories’ that you keep telling yourself and help you look at things from a bird’s eye view on:

  • Letting go of old emotional patterns that no longer serve you
  • Working through grief, anger or disappointment deeply buried in your subconscious
  • Connecting and experiencing the infinite wisdom you carry inside your heart and soul
  • Forgiving yourself and others

You will understand circumstances better and finally remove any blockages that hold you back getting re-aligned with your true essence and who you really are.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

I hold the ceremonies in a traditional shamanic way – like my shamanic teacher Rebekah learnt from her teachers in the peruvian Amazon.

We start the ceremony by creating an intention and then drink the medicine. Using shamanic journeying and with the help of mamãe cacao I will guide you into a meditative state where it will be possible to really turn inwards for guidance and healing.  Once we finished our journey we share our ‘nuggets of wisdom’ and close the ceremony with a prayer of gratitude.

A cacao ceremony creates an opportunity for you to sit with what’s happening in your life right now. You will be in a safe space to explore any areas of pain, heartache and limitations and work through it in a loving and caring way fueled by the cacao. This is a time out to reconnect to your intuition, inner guidance system and truly be who you ARE.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that cacao does not contain any psycho-active properties – you are in control of your body at all times!

THE HISTORY

Kakaw, cacahuatl or cacao are names that the indigenous tribes in Central America called what we know as chocolate today. The scientific name of the cocoa tree is Theobroma cacao from the greek words Theo (God) and broma(drink). Cacao was considered a sacred medicine and was used in shamanic ceremonies by the Mayans and Aztecs from Mexico to Guatemala to connect with their gods.

According to both archaeologists and Mayan spiritual elders, the Cacao Spirit – mamãe cacao as I call her – was one of the most powerful deities in ancient Mayan cosmology.  There is an Indigenous myth that tells us that whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rain forest to open people’s hearts and return the planet to a state of harmony. Sacred Cacao was ignored in the ‘60’s resurgence of medicine-plants because it does not act like a psychedelic – it does not take you on its trip, but facilitates your own. Cacao is now considered as a super food and when taken ceremonially it can facilitate healing and connect you to your higher being.

PRIVATE CEREMONIES

Sometimes you may want to experience cacao by yourself or surrounded by your loved ones. This can be tailor-made to your needs and it can be either 1:1, with our partner or friends or also hen night.

I can host private ceremonies of up to 8 people at my beautiful home in Crystal Palace, SE19 or at your home in central London.  You can send me an email to sib@sibyllekoelbl.com for further information.

Testimonials

What They Say

Rabea, creative copy writer for coaches

Sib’s very accepting, calm and encouraging way of leading us through the ceremony stirred a new side of me I hadn’t been in touch with before. While the ceremony centered around love, care and being connected to each other, I discovered clarity, strength and a new power to say NO to things that no longer benefit me. I didn’t know that this seemingly small event would be the start of a long transformation for me.

Months later, I often think back to the ceremony and draw on the strength and ways of thinking I connected with there. A lot changed in my life after the ceremony and I can’t even express my gratitude, but I keep trying anyway!

Shary, physiotherapist for hikers

When I first heard about the cacao ceremony I had no idea what it is about and I was super skeptic. But there was this inner feeling that I had to go so I decided to join. 

The skeptic inside me got quiet and after drinking the cup, Sibylle led us through a meditation in a very warm and caring way. The journey took me to my inner self and I was surprised how easy it was to let go of everything else. After the ceremony we sat in a circle and shared our experiences with the other participants and funnily enough some had an amazing experience too. I would definitely join another ceremony because I came in contact with my inner self and met amazing women at the ceremony.”

Monika Ananda – facilitator für tanz , bodywork & stimme

Die Cacao-Zeremonie mit Dir war für mich eine herzöffnende Erfahrung! Ich hatte
keinerlei Erwartungen oder Vorstellungen – und die Art (= Kunst), wie Du das
profane Leben mit Wasserkocher & Co mit „Spirit – leben“ aus dem Herzen
miteinander verbindest, ist so menschlich und so weise, dass es einfach nur
schön ist. Danke für das schlichte und wahrhaftige Sharing miteinander.. das tut
so gut!
Last but not least: die Cacao-Göttin ist soo fühlbar in Dir! In Deinem Guide- Sein
habe ich mich in sicheren Händen aufgehoben gefühlt.
Pragmatische Mystik, die das Herz öffnet… und immer ist Zeit für ein Lachen und
eine Umarmung. Simply love it!

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