Ceremonial Cacao Facilitator course 21-25th February (CMA Accredited)


5-day, intensive Ceremonial Cacao Practitioner Course (30-hrs)

Join us for an incredible journey into the world of ceremonial cacao! This in-person course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to become a CMA (The Complementary Medical Association) certified cacao practitioner. Over the course of five days, you will learn about the history, traditions, and benefits of ceremonial cacao and cacao ceremonies. Our experienced instructors will guide you through hands-on exercises and immersive experiences to deepen your connection with your heart and Mama Cacao and give you a solid understanding of Ceremonial Cacao; all that you need to have the courage and confidence to hold your own cacao circles to your friends, family and your clients.

During this intensive course, you will discover the art of preparing and serving cacao and the different tools, approaches, and supports that can be used in circles and ceremonies. You will also explore the power of intention setting, breathwork, singing, journaling, sound, vibration, aroma therapy and meditation to enhance the cacao experience. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence and expertise to lead your own transformative cacao ceremonies.

Whether you are a wellness professional looking to expand your offerings or simply curious about the magic of cacao, this course is perfect for you.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and embark on a profound journey of self-discovery.



Day 1 - 10am - 4pm - Intro to Ceremonial Cacao, Cacao drink brewing demonstration, self-care practices

Day 2 - 10am - 4pm - Cacao tasting, History of Cacao and Guatemala, Health benefits (Part 1.), Brewing Cacao practice, Self-Ceremony

Day 3 - 10am - 4pm - Health Benefits (Part 2.), Ecology, Cacao Circle Practise

Day 4 - 10am - 4pm - Social Business Design, Work session: Entrepreneurship, Business Plan, Sharing Cacao as a Business

Day 5 - 3pm - 9pm

Part 1.

  1. Ceremonial Cacao tasting – 3 ceremonial cacao origins
  2. Preparation for holding a sacred space for the public theory
  3. Logistics, tools, equipment
  4. Roles & Responsibilities

Part 2.

  1. Preparation for holding a sacred space for the public – practice
  2. Co-hosting ARCH Cacao Ceremony
  3. Self-reflection, feedback, graduation



2*1-hour 1:1 coaching session with Andi, which can be used up until 30 days after graduation.


Attendees who successfully complete all aspects of this 5-day intensive course will receive a Ceremonial Cacao Practitioner Diploma, accredited by the Complementary Medical Association.

The advantages of completing a CMA-approved course are endless, but here are some highlights:

Choosing to study with a CMA Registered Training School demonstrates that you already have a strong commitment to excellence – as your School (i.e. ARCH Cacao Academy) is among the world’s leading training establishments in the arena of complementary medicine and natural therapies. You are in the right place to springboard your career! Once you are studying at a CMA Registered School, you are entitled to apply for CMA Student Membership and when you do, you’ll benefit from a wealth of support and resources – all of which are designed to support you in your studies and to give you all the professional tools you’ll need to build a successful career in this fascinating and rewarding field – so that you can help more people by doing the work you love.


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What's included:

  • Ceremonial Cacao, what we use during the training
  • All study materials and equipment


What's not included:

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Transport