Wed, 10 Nov | Ōtaki

Cacao Facilitation Training

Follow the calling of the Heart! In person, residential, in-depth training

Time & Location

10 Nov, 5:00 pm – 14 Nov, 2:00 pm
Ōtaki, 733 Otaki Gorge Road, Ōtaki 5582, New Zealand

About The Event

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Follow your dream and become a certified Cacao Practitioner.  Follow the calling of your Heart to share ceremonial cacao with your community and help spread the wisdom and healing coming from this work.

The first in-depth, integrative training for Cacao practitioners in New Zealand, in which you'll be guided every step of the way.  

By taking part in the Heart Awakening Cacao Facilitator Training, you will: - take the rare opportunity for an in-person training and a fully embodied experience; - become part of a real community of practitioners and a supportive tribe of people to bounce ideas of and co-create with; - learn about Cacao as a medicinal plant - properties, mythology, history, mind-body-spirit benefits, full spectrum of use; - learn from a person who has worked with it for over a decade, and has attained her experience over years working with shamans and practitioners from around the world; - gain knowledge and experience on a personal level which you'd then be able to share; - experience different ways to work and play with Ceremonial Cacao; - explore creative ways to bring it into your own practice; - understand ritual and ceremony and how to hold groups in sacred space, - obtain facilitation skills for creating safe space, aligned with your authentic purpose, - create an opportunity to grow and feel empowered, - anchor your intentions as a facilitator; - create an avenue for income and living in alignment with your deepest calling.

The full practitioner training consists of 3 STEPS: 1. Attunement - preparatory phase through a participation in the 4 week Cacao Immersion Program with Radha from Heart Awakening; or through previous experience + supervised self-study and an interview with Radha 2. Deepening and Initiation - the certification 4 day in-person training in November 3. Skill Development and Integration - a follow-up process of establishing a practitioner’s practice and facilitating for each other (group exchanges)

(!Please notice that this is an in-depth training and we aim at providing the BEST possible preparation for every individual that undertakes it. It has been created in a time when the work with Cacao gains more and more popularity, and we are facing a particular paradigm of multiplying unprepared and unexperienced space holders. Hence, the need for a 3 step process, which will allow for the work to sink in, be truly embodied and safe to share.)

The in-person residential training consists of 5 days and 4 nights stay in a pristine environment, surrounded by nature. There will be daily cacao ceremonies (5 in total), 5+ hours of lectures, theory and exercises every day and morning yoga and mindfulness practice to balance body and mind.

Dates of in-person training: 10-14th November 2021

Location: cosy and private location on the shore of the Waihoanga river - "Riverslea retreat" (Kapiti coast)

To register, please send an email to to schedule a pre-training interview with Radha to discuss your intentions and previous experience


Early bird discount available before the 13th July 

Full price - $1230 including preparation

Get in touch to discuss payment plans

Price includes: - catering with 3 vegan meals per day - 4 nights of shared accomodation (bring your own bedding) - Ceremonial Cacao for the weekend, 5x ceremonies, preparation training etc. - 1lb block of Keith’s Ceremonial Cacao to take home with you and start sharing with your clients - course materials - certificate - ongoing email support for one month after the training - group check-in call one month after the training

Price does not include: - travel to/from the training location

The training is held by Radha Iveta and Sarrah Jayne

Radha from Heart Awakening: Radha was among the first people to bring cacao ceremonies to New Zealand. She encountered the cacao plant in ceremonial context in 2012 while living in its native lands of Central America for several years. It was love at first sight and her relationship with the spirit of this superfood grew as she learned how to prepare the rich cacao drink from the tree to the cup. Having participated in various ceremonies facilitated by shamans, healers and friends in Mexico, Guatemala and Peru, Radha started facilitating ceremonies herself in 2014 in Europe. An experienced space holder being a yoga teacher and a retreat facilitator, she loves sharing her passion for community, authenticity and self-knowledge in combination with the cacao spirit. Radha serves only the best quality ceremonial cacao by chocolate shaman Keith Wilson.

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