Cacao Ceremony Facilitator

While traveling in Guatemala, Ananda connected with a cacao shaman who shared with him the ways of cacao ceremony and spirit of the cacao medicine.  Ananda's cacao ceremonies are a coming together to open the heart, express creatively and rejoice with the spirit of the cacao. Accompanied by his heart songs, the ceremonies are a time to express gratitude for the cacao spirit and allow for that spirit to blossom infinite possibilities within each of us. They are also a beautiful community building experience. 

He shares ceremonies on his own as well as collaborates with his long time musical and ceremony companion Jaya Lakshmi.  To date, they have held over 100 ceremonies all over the world and continue to share the beauty of cacao and the heart.  

~Since ancient times cacao has been used ceremonially to connect with that infinite presence of love.  The Cacao that will be used is a very special type that a cacao shaman selected personally for it’s energetic qualities. It comes from Guatemala, the heartland of the Mayan people who have used it for millennia. The ceremonies are a wonderful time to learn about cacao’s origins, history, heath benefits and energetic/spiritual qualities.~

Being blessed by a Mayan shaman during a fire ceremony in Lake Atitlan.

Being blessed by a Mayan shaman during a fire ceremony in Lake Atitlan.