Sound and Cacao Facilitator Initiation

Event Highlights

  • The most important and powerful sound healing tool is our own voice. We will support you in opening and grounding your voice as a channel for healing energy. We will be immersed daily in select and potent vocal sound practices which will support you in freeing and embodying the power of your voice as a tool to shift your frequency, move stuck energy and impact your reality, for your self and others.


Sample Schedule - Module 1
06.00-07.00 Movement Medicine
07.00-09.00 Sound and Cacao practice
09.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.00-13.00 Manifestation Sound Journey – Essene Mystery School Toning Practice
13.00-16.00 Lunch and free time – opportunity for nature walks, lake swim, paddle boarding and sauna
15.00-16.00 Deep Listening (silence and integration)
16.30-18.00 Gong Bath
18.00-19.30 Dinner
20.00-21.00 Sacred Singing Circle
Sample Schedule - Module 2
06.00-07.00 Movement Medicine
07.00-08.30 Sound and Cacao practice lead by participants
08.30-09-00 Feedback using Appreciative Inquiry
09.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.00-13.00 Play-shops (examples ”The Gong!” ”Native-American Flutes”, ”Leading Chants on harmonium”, ”Sound Healing with tuning forks”)
13.00-15.00 Lunch and free time – opportunity for river dips and sauna.
15.00-16.30 Mentoring, designing/preparing offerings and instrument practice.
16.30-18.00 Sound Journey lead by participants
17.30-18.00 Feedback using Appreciative Inquiry
18.00-19.30 Dinner
20.00-21.00 Sacred Singing Circle led by participants
21.00-21.30 Feedback using Appreciative Inquiry

About This Event

Are you ready to fully activate your potential and embody your power as a sacred sound and song channel and cacao facilitator?

Our Empowerment Residency is a unique 6 week long alchemy of retreat and training that will enable you to facilitate healing and transformational journeys using sacred sound and cacao as medicine. The Residency is a two-step experiential, learning-by-doing journey of empowerment. Module 1 is a deep 3 week experiential dive into the healing and transformational potential of the medicine of sound and cacao. You will experience and embody different sound practices designed to move energies in yourself to activate, expand and fully align with your soul potential. During this time you will be exposed to many different forms of sound practice, ritual and ceremony – and learn how these practices support healing and access your intuition and creativity. Then you will enter Module 2, a 3 week accelerated learning journey where you will be safely guided into discovering and sharing your own power as a sacred sound channel and facilitator of sacred sound journeys.

Music and Sound is the Medicine of the Future - Edgar Cayce

What's Included

  • Sound and Cacao practices – vocal activation, toning, mantra, Bhajans and pure sound experiences
  • Movement and Embodiment practices
  • Daily intention setting
  • Time to be with yourself and nature
  • Daily sound journey or singing circle
  • Meditations to tap into the Quantum Field of your infinite potential
  • Heart Sharing Circles
  • Processing support and space holding for your journey
  • Personal mentoring into your voice and instrument proficiency
  • Instrument library: We provide a large collection of sacred sound instruments and tools, you will be given the opportunity to intuitively explore, play and grow. Space will be held for you to discover: gongs, tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, voice, flutes, guitar, drums, crystal bowls, shruti, harmonium and more.
  • Experiential playshops
  • Practice time
  • Personal mentoring in instrument proficiency, voice and facilitation skills.
  • Creative learning space to design and lead sound pratices, sound journeys and singing circles.
  • Feedback based on appreciative inquirery
  • Participant created and lead sound healing day retreat for select public audience.
  • Prayer practices at the indoor and outdoor altars
  • New moon and Full moon ceremonies
  • Nature walks and possibility for excursions
  • Cacao ceremonies with Keith Wilson
  • Weekly integration days where you are free of schedule.
  • Weekly Community Acupuncture and Sound Clinic to support your healing
  • Sauna, lake swims, paddle boarding, hikes in nature.
  • Silence
  • Access to extra healing packages with resident and guest healers, body therapists and acupuncturists etc.
  • Community service also known as Karma Yoga
  • Small group (max 20 participants and 8-10 facilitators in residence)
  • Shared accommodation (2-4 beds per room) – option for private accommodation.
  • Vegan high vibe nutrition to support your journey.

What's Not Included

International Airfare and ground transportation to and from site

Venue Highlights

Our Home for the Mystery School's Residential Programme for February-March 2020 is the Mystical Yoga Farm at Lago Atitlán, Guatemala. Lake Atitlán is a powerful vortex and ally for our healing and ascension. Its vibrational field will support your lightbody to activate and your shadow to come to the surface for healing. There is a myth saying that there is a crystal temple at the bottom of the lake, a portal to an ancient Atlantian mystery school. Some say this portal is still active and that one can go there in dream time and study magic in another dimension.

Practice Spaces
We have 1 large enclosed ceremonial practice space and 2 large open practice spaces all with views of Lake Atitlan.

Instrument Library
We have an extensive and ever expanding library of instruments and vibrational tools at our disposal to support our practices. We have Tone of Life and Paiste Gongs, native american flutes, bird whistles, mayan clay flutes, Peruvian Whistling Vessels, tuning forks, crystal bowls, tibetan singing bowls, drums, shrutis, harmoniums, duduks, duclar, conches, buffalo horns, monochords, guitars, classical indian tampura, ngoni and much much more.

​Sound Chamber
We have a unique Ohm-Dome for deeply exploring the power and sound of your voice.

Community Space
We have a sweet community space We eat all our meals here. There is also an extensive tea station.

Tea Temple
We have an amazing tea temple with a beautiful view of Lago Atitlan.

The Mystical Yoga Farm is situated in real lush micro climate on the side of a volcano – there is a lush garden and medicinal plants in abundance We will explore the realms of the plant devas with the Master Herbalists Keith Wilson. He can teach us to tune into the subtle vibrational field of plants and communicate directly with the plant devas. This will allow us to connect deeper with our own intuition.

Alters are portals for our multidimensional allies, angels, guides and devas to support us. We work with alters to remember the power of connection to our star family, guides and the earth. We have alters inside and outside – and we spend a lot of time keeping them vibrationally aligned and happy. We also include crystal grids in our alters to activate the flow of multidimensional energy and support to our space and our journeys.

Fire Pit
We have a large ceremonial fire pit where we offer fire ceremonies of different traditions to support our journeys.

We have weekly sweats to support our bodies and to connect with the singing lineages of the sweat lodge. The sauna is woodfired and located right next to the lake!


Shared accomodation 3-4 people per room is included in the price. Private accomodation available for extra cost.


  • Sauna
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

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


Getting to the Mystical Yoga Farm at Lago Atitlan is easy. You fly to the International Airport in Guatemala City and can either take a public shuttle or a private cab (we book for you) direct to Lago Atitlan (3-4 hours). From the lake shore a private boat will take you to the farm (20-30 min)

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