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CACAO JOURNEYS

A calling to journey with the sacred and ancient plant medicine, known fondly as Mama Cacao, the medicine of the heart.

THE MEDICINE OF MAMA CACAO

A Maya legend tells that when there is an imbalance between Humans and their activity and the Earth, Cacao descends from the Rainforest to remind people of their hearts and return the Earth to a state of integrated harmony. It is no surprise she is among us more than ever before, during this time of great shift in humanity.

During a cacao journey we are working with the therapeutic properties of cacao, combined with supportive modalities and energetic work to allow for healing, increased awareness, personal transformation, expanded consciousness and creating inner balance and harmony.

Whether done in a one on one, or group setting, these sessions are perfect for those who want to:

  • Enhance self love

  • Bring more pleasure into their lives

  • Shift outdated patterns, beliefs and habits

  • Connect with their intuition and enhance self trust

  • Expand their awareness

  • Connect with the unseen realms

  • Balance mood and create inner harmony

  • Reduce depression, anxiety and doubt

  • Become more open and connected to all of life

Sarah is a Cacao Mama International and Seleno Health certified Cacao Facilitator. Sharing this sacred medicine with deep respect and gratitude for the original custodians, their traditions and ancient wisdom and all those who have gone before.

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CEREMONIAL CACAO VS CHOCOLATE

Most of us will be familiar with cacao, in the form of chocolate, or possibly as a health food, added to smoothies and raw slices. Every product with the taste of chocolate, uses cacao originating from the cacao bean but, as we know, not all products are equal in quality, ethics, sustainability and health benefits. When we connect with the medicine of cacao in ceremony, we are consuming a liquid form of the purest cacao available. Ceremonial cacao is grown, produced and harvested in harmony with the nature and with respect for the indigenous people and traditions of the land, it is organic, shade grown and comes from hand selected pods. Unlike cacao powder, ceremonial cacao contains the full cacao bean, including the fats, with no additives. The highest quality strain of cacao, if looking to purchase your own is Criollo.

 

BENEFITS OF CACAO

Cacao, in it’s pure form has a host of health benefits and is one of the most nutrient dense food sources on the planet.

It is rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, manganese and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and C and antioxidant molecules. These physical benefits support endurance, energy, bone density, improved vascularity circulation, brain health and memory.

In ceremony we get to receive the benefits of Cacao as a nootropic (natural plants and herbs that increase neurological function, productivity, intelligence, creativity and focus.) Because of these properties cacao can support us to activate neurological pathways that would not normally be switched on in our day to day lives, opening us up to broader experiences, visualisations, messages and insights, not usually accessible.

Why do we feel so good when we drink cacao??

Cacao contains neurotransmitters that:

* Support the synthesis of Serotonin (known as, the happy hormone)

* Support the synthesis of norepinephrine and dopamine (feelings of being alert and deep pleasure)

* Stimuate the cardiovascular system, for sustained energy and the sensation of heart opening and expansion.

* Target the same receptor sites as THC, mimicking the feelings of prolonged bliss and satisfaction.

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GET YOUR FREE CACAO RECIPE GUIDE

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JOIN A GROUP CACAO JOURNEY OR BOOK A 1:1 SESSION

I would be honoured to share the medicine of Mama Cacao with you!

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GROUP CACAO JOURNEYS SOUTHLAND

Enhance Self-love, open up to receive intuition, set your intentions and receive insights for the cycle ahead. Come together to experience the medicine of Mama Cacao in a group ceremony once a month, where you will be guided on an inward journey through breath, mantra, movement and guided meditation to receive your own inner guidance.

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PERSONAL CACAO JOURNEY: IN-PERSON OR ONLINE

Enhance Self-love, open up to receive intuition, set your intentions and receive insights for the cycle ahead. This session is perfect if you desire a deeper connection to yourself, to the wisdom of your heart and to your intuition. This session is tailored to your specific needs and intentions and includes breathwork, embodiment and guided meditation.

Sessions are between 2 and a half and 3 hours in length, either via zoom, or in-person, in nature and include personal support in the week following.

Investment: $397

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BOOK A PRIVATE GROUP CACAO JOURNEY

Are you looking to do something different for your birthday, reunion, baby moon, or hens gathering? Cacao has traditionally been used in ceremony, celebration and ritual for thousands of years! Let the heart opening medicine of cacao, in a personally created ritual experience enhance your gathering, bring your group together and connect hearts with the power of unconditional love.

Available to come to you for in-person gatherings, or as part of your retreat in Southland.

Investment: $450 (travel not included)

  • Liberated Woman 6 Week Somatic Journey to begin May 2024
    Liberated Woman 6 Week Somatic Journey to begin May 2024
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    It's time to remember who you were before the world told you who you needed to be. Welcome, Liberated Woman, now is YOUR time! I look forward to sharing the journey with you! ​Please register here to join the waitlist for the upcoming journey so we can let you know when dates are confirmed.
  • New Moon Online Cacao & Breathwork Journey
    New Moon Online Cacao & Breathwork Journey
    Wed, 19 Apr
    Via Zoom
    19 Apr 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Via Zoom
    19 Apr 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Via Zoom
  • Cacao and Breathwork Nature Sessions Southland
    Cacao and Breathwork Nature Sessions Southland
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 20 Mar
    Otatara, exact location shared upon booking
    20 Mar 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Otatara, exact location shared upon booking
    20 Mar 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Otatara, exact location shared upon booking
    Take the time to journey into your inner world, to receive your own deep, true wisdom, to come home to YOU in your TRUE NATURE.

"It has really been an honour to take part in some of your magical spaces/circles/cacao ceremonies. You have an amazing ability to help guide me to connect back to myself. For me to connect to my heart and to break free from some of the pain and struggles I was attaching myself to. In this short time you have taught me some amazing techniques I will take along on my journey forever."

Sharnelle

"My reality has truly shifted in such an expansive way. All I can offer is my gratitude and love to Sarah for this experience and could not recommend her service more."

Chloe

"I have attended a few of Sarah Menlove’s offerings, most recently her Cacao and Breathwork Nature Session in the beautiful bush, and as always, I came away with a renewed sense peace and comfort. I felt held, supported, seen and heard.

Sarah is a truly gifted facilitator in all her soul healing offerings, and her latest offering of cacao and breathwork is a perfect combination of expert guidance through the breath after communing with Mama Cacao. Being amongst the healing power of tress enabled me to really drop in and allow the nurturing energy to envelop me.

I loved the journaling and the opportunity to connect with my fellow sisters afterwards.

All in all it was a potent mix of all things yummy! I can’t wait for the next one!

Thank you so much Sarah for inviting me into your sacred circle of light beings and co-creators of love."

Jana

"Sarah's guidance and ability to hold space and connect through these modalities has supported me to find acceptance and love for myself on a deep emotional level."

Rose

"Sarah is so genuine and real. She shares from a passionate, yet humble place that is fully welcoming to all forms of expression. Afterwards I feel tuned in, to how I really am and also a renewed sense of gratitude and trust. Thank you Sarah, for sharing your gifts and facilitating a natural awakening to the beauty all around/within."

Nina

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