Purest Form of Cacao from Guatemala
We have traveled to Guatemala quiet a few times and have formed a beautiful relationship with Cacao Source, a cacao distributor founded by Jojo and Doro, who weave their knowledge of global politics, environmental stewardship, community connection, Mayan wisdom, and cacao ceremonies to bring this incredible plant to the world with all respect and reverence.
While on our trip, we visited local farms and connected directly to the source of cacao. We learned so much about the history of cacao, the many benefits and most importantly the importance of environmental restoration of cacao prevservation and its sacred ceremonies.
Proceeds from Cacao Source support local farmers who independently own their own organic cacao farm and 3 women's collective around Lake Atitlan who use ancient methods to process the cacao.
Learn more about Cacao Source by visiting www.sourcecacao.com
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Purple Lotus Massage and Wellness House Recipe for Ceremonial Cacao:
Serves 2-3 people
Combine all ingredients in a pot, keep on a low simmer. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
While the cacao is blending together, set your intentions. Cacao is a heart opener. Send blessings and gratitude to this ancient medicinal purest form of chocolate.
Serve warm. Suggested to observe the smell, color and taste before fully consuming.
I love Thai Massage. I love Thai food, Thai people, but most of all, I love Thai massage. I love it so much I traveled all the way to Thailand just to learn Thai Massage. As a therapist, it's easier on the body with proper alignment, and as a receiver, it gives my body a whole other experience.
Michael and I have decided to take all of the things we love, put them together, and take our passion to the next level by facilitating workshops and opening up with cacao to open the heart and kundalini yoga to warm up the body. This trio is such a perfect combination for connecting to yourself and to a partner. So far we've done these workshops in L.A. and San Francisco and loving the experience!
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About the writer:
Marisa loves hoop dancing, riding her bicycle, playing, hosting gatherings, practicing yoga, traveling, meeting people, eating, and savoring dark chocolate covered strawberries and coconut ice cream. She strives to be fully present, compassionate, and act and connect from a place of love.