Cacao facilitator training

  • San José Province, Tinamaste, Costa Rica
  • Ongoing
  • 5.0 1 review · Write a review

Event Highlights

  • • learn to lead your own cacao ceremony
  • • learn how to create a drum or sound journey
  • • learn how to make powerful ceremonial cacao
  • • learn how to hold space for deep healing
  • • Unlock your full potential as a facilitator


The schedule will be created for you personally

About This Event

I'm offer an unique opportunity for a 3 or 5 day immersive training into the world of Sacred Cacao. I have years of experience facilitating medicine circles, primarily with Kambo and Ayahuasca as well as leading Kirtan singing circles which ultimately lead me to Cacao and holding Cacao ceremonies and one to one healing and guidance. I now feel called to help others unlock their potential as a facilitator, circle holder and server of sacred medicine.

Cacao is an ancient heart medicine with the capacity to bring deep profound healing, its accessible and the perfect gateway to reconnecting with Mother Earth, nature and plant spirits. 

I will teach you about Cacao as a plant medicine, how to brew a powerful ceremonial drink with intention. How to hold space and develop your own way of gathering in circle to share Cacao. I will teach you prayers and invocations, as well as songs, drumming and many ways to open to the medicine and share it with others.

I teach from my own experience, teachings and understandings I have received from Great Spirit and plant medicine and I serve as a guide for you to develop your own relationship and understandings as we all come with our own unique gifts to give. So I aim to help you discover your gifts and bring them out so you can uniquely share with the world through the power and wisdom of our connection to the plant spirits.

Each retreat is uniquely catered for the individual or group we will discus your requirements pre retreat and form a program of daily mentoring.

HANNAH NEVILLE BRISTOL UK Voice Yoga Residencial "My stay with Vanessa has been really life-changing for me. I felt so comfortable to explore and understand my voice. Vanessa is gifted, with a wholesome knowledge. She guided me with the flow of me voice giving me skills and techniques that will last my lifetime. She has helped me find my confidence and after just two sessions I will continue to sing which I never thought I would of been capable to do. All down to her incredible support. Her space is magical - In the depths of the Costa Rican jungle (although a pretty easy route there from San José) you are surrounded by pure nature. A perfect place to chill and relax but also with an vast amount of things to do. I was fortunate to experience the Tinamaste Feria; where the community come together to sell what they grow, create and love. Plus yoga classes too. I would recommend coming to stay with Vanessa if you’ve ever wanted to explore your voice and need help to let go of fear that surrounds it. She offers a unique way to spread the joy of singing and you will see results."

What's Included

  • accommodation | cacao | bedding & towels | 3 x vegan meals | song book

What's Not Included

Airport transfers available at a cost

Venue Highlights

We are located in an abundant rainforest with waterfalls, rivers, fruit trees, cacao trees! Surf beaches, local markets and local activities such as fire drumming circles, yoga meditation, medicine circles and much much more


Private double bedroom, outdoor shower and bath tub, beautiful balcony with Ocean views, shared kitchen and living area. parking and an abundance of nature


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Organic


As this is an intimate retreat I will chat with you about your dietary requirements and cater to that


I am situated in Tinamaste/Parez Zeledon. Three hours from San Jose international airport. Twenty minutes from Dominical surf beach and 10 minutes from the Diamante waterfalls.

There is so much to do here from local organic markets, trekking, medicine work, Yoga and Eco tourism, organic farms and wildlife watching.

For more information on the types of coaching available please see my coaching packages. I take everyone on an individual basis and make personalized plans for your visit in accordance to your needs.

Airport transfers can be arranged by request

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  • Shardai Lynn   November 01, 2018

      Beautiful healing sister

    I would like to thank Vanessa for her sisterly care and love over the years. I could write many wonderful things about Vanessa, her guidance and support has been extensive. The most inspiring gift that Vanessa has shared with me is her ability to see me, the real me, even If I could not. She moved and shook me to then discover some of the depths of my gifts and the ways in which I can share them. There is something so healing and powerful when someone truly sees another in their purest form and invites them to see it also. She is gentle yet powerful in this way. She has very practical tools to share and has a wealth of knowledge that is understandable and easy to use, especially when it comes to voice yoga. She has helped me develop my voice and my ability to sing from the heart. She endeavours to bring out the inner guru within you and learn how to find your true essence. Vanessa is a gift of authenticity she clearly is divinely guided and sees the world through the eyes of her heart. Bless you darling, bless your journey, bless your heart and bless all those who walk alongside you. Thank you for bringing high vibrations xx

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