Cacao Facilitator Training

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
  • • Learn about marketing and receive a personal photo shoot to get you off the ground


The schedule will be created for you personally
Morning meditation
Lesson time
Practice and being time to immerse in nature

About This Event

This is an unique opportunity to immerse into an ashram community dedicated to living the path of the heart whilst studying with the master plant teacher Sacred Cacao.

Every retreat is distinct and individually created for you. Speak with Ahisha to discus your needs. We cover all aspects of holding ceremony and what it means to hold space and create ceremony for self and others. How to source and make ceremonial cacao. Focusing on cultivating your own personal connection with cacao and how to move forward from a heart space.

We work extensively with sound from creating sound journeys, ceremonial songs, prayers, healing tones and vibrations, rattles drums, and sound healing instruments. Ahisha is a voice activation specialist teaching you to open your voice to use as the powerful instrument that it is.

There will be plenty of opportunity for just being, taking time in nature amongst the fruit trees and garden to process and integrate all you are learning and transforming. We hold silent meditation both at sun rise and sunset which you have a option to join, you will be served living fresh fruits and vegetables from our own garden or local organic market. 

You will get to experience a cacao ceremony and there is potential to assist once you have completed your training.

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 | Food |

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 room with your own bath room and shower with its own access to the garden and pool


  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


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


I am situated in Platanillo/Parez Zeledon. Three hours from San Jose international airport. Thirty 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. We 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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  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Nicole Tupechka   October 17, 2018

      Earth Angel <3 Find your voice with Vanessa!

    I had the pleasure of sitting with Vanessa in 2017 for a Kambo Ceremony in Panama. Her energy was so calm and grounding. She allowed us plenty of space to have our own journey while making us feel safe and supported. She knew the exact amount we all needed for the healing journey we were seeking. Her musical medicine songs were really the best part of sitting with her. Her use of voice, and empowerment teachings to help others find their voice are such powerful healing tools. She taught me the most powerful sounds for healing are often not the prettiest sounding, and sparked a curiosity in me to explore different parts of my voice. I can't wait to see when our paths will cross next, and what medicine she now has to share as an ever evolving Light Worker.

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