A DELICIOUSLY WILD IMMERSION
From the 26 to 30th of July 2023 - Lalita Devi (Cáceres) Spain
NATURE, TRIBE AND CHOCOLATE.
What else can one ask for?
I believe that with these ingredients one can die peacefully.
But how sad to do so before enjoying them.
This is the basic recipe to freedom, expansion and play. We can add more ingredients, and we will:
√ Big handfuls of free movement.
√ Sips of shamanic ancestral wisdom.
√ Tasty Hugs.
√ Spicy sights.
√ The perfect doses of nutritious vegan food.
√ Fresh spring water and gorgeous gorges.
√ Gooey helpings of laughter and joy.
√ Aromas of forest, sky and earth.
We mix it all and we serve it in one of the most emblematic spaces of the Spanish west, in the School of Life Lalita Devi, under the gaze of Mount Jalama in the Sierra de Gata, Cáceres.
These days almost anything gets called a ‘Retreat’.
The magic of words unite but also limit us.
We understand retreat as a physical and spiritual place that invites us to leave the noise and rush that consume us, day to day, to enter a ‘quantum time’.
And what is quantum time?
That liminal space where everything is possible, where the laws of man dissipate, where time extends like chewing gum, and the clicks and ahas happen in our minds and saturated hearts.
We tend to go to retreats in search of rest and/or answers.
Well, you also come to this retreat in search of Chocolate.
It's actually much, much, much more than Chocolate.
Here we talk of Cacao, and not just any Cacao, we talk of Ceremonial Cacao.
WILD CACAO aka CACAO SALVAJE is a Retreat designed to go deeper, through the Medicine Wheel, into the wisdom of Cacao as a Plant of Power.
During 5 days and 4 nights we will explore, play, inquire and connect with the spirit of this sacred plant, whose mission is to open the heart of all human beings to help us evolve through love.
We believe that during these times we need even more of this sacred ingredient.
WHAT IS THE MENU OF CACAO SALVAJE?
We are not gonna tell you all the chef’s secrets, but we will give you some tasting tapas so that your mouth starts to melt.
√ 5 days of living in Nature.
√ Cacao Ceremonies “beyond time and space”.
√ Alternative and delicious tastings of Cacao.
√ Yoga, Dance, Games, Songs, Shamanism,Water, Pleasure, Stories... 5 days go a long way.
√ Time for resting and being in the forest.
√ Ceremonial grade Cacao and all the ingredients to elaborate delicious soul regenerating practices.
√ Local, vegan and alkaline foods. Schedule adapted to the dynamics of the day to facilitate the integration with Cacao at all levels.
√ Accommodation in a nurtured space: a school of life.
*INDIVIDUAL AND DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR AN EXTRA FEE.
There is no accommodation available in tents or camper vans.
Rooms are equipment with mattresses, pillows, cotton sheets and high quality quilts. Bathrooms are shared.
ABOUT THE CHEFS
Ceremonies - Delight - Voyages
Cacao sorceress - Wildly loving
I grew up in Ecuador drinking Cacao and have been sharing ceremonies since 2014.
Founder of CacaoAmor .
Since 2018 I have been exporting ceremonial grade Cacao from my homeland, collaborating with a local cooperative taking care of biodiversity.
Expanding the Medicine of Cacao to the Seven Directions.
Rituals - Body - Wordplay
A XXI explorer.
Hedonistic, tribal, emotional, wildly serene.
I firmly believe that the Body is technology put at our service for our evolution, and that Cacao has come to open our hearts, and remind us of our Sacred bond
with Mother Earth.
Their medicine came to me with the
strength of a Mountain.
Sharing the road since 2011.
WHERE WILL CACAO SALVAJE TAKE PLACE?
IN LALITA DEVI SCHOOL OF LIVE
Lalita Devi is born out of the dream to create spaces where humans can remember our essential nature, live in community and ancestral wisdom. For over 25 years it has welcomed retreats and trainings to learn to live with presence and conscience.
Under the gaze of Mount Jalame, in between streams, various beautifully integrated constructions of a very high vibration flourish, through which masters of all wisdoms have passed. In the stunning Sierra de Gata, in Acebo, Cáceres.
WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
Simple: reserve your place with a deposit of 250 € through the buttons you will find in this web page.
We will then contact you to agree on the form and terms of payment for the rest of the amount depending on the type of accommodation that you choose.
ARE THERE LIMITED SPACES?
Spaces are limited to 33 people.
Can you meet my needs if I have special dietary requirements?
Keep in mind that our proposal is to opt for a vegan diet to promote digestion and the integration of the chemistry of Cacao in our bodies.
If you have any intolerances or require food options different from what we propose, tell us about it and we will do our best to accommodate. May incur an additional fee.
CAN I PAY IN INSTALLMENTS?
Yes, we offer up to three installments if that's what you need, so long as payment is completed 15 days prior to the start of the retreat.
We’ll discuss it together.
WHAT EFFECTS DOES CEREMONIAL CACAO HAVE?
Cacao is a very loving plant that shows us the path with subtlety and kindness.
Subtlety is not at odds with depth, communion with this plant will give you great knowledge about yourself.
Cacao is not a hallucinogenic plant, rather she whispers to us, inviting and accompanying us. At a physical level, it is a stimulating plant that has the capacity to open our heart.
Ceremonial doses of Cacao are not recommended for people with epilepsy, high blood pressure, serious heart and liver diseases, and in some cases when taking antidepressants or antipsychotics, without discussion with you physician beforehand.
You can enquire about your case individually by writing to email@example.com
HOW TO GET TO LALITA DEVI?
Lalita Devi is in Acebo, a village about three hours from Madrid. Some weeks before the retreat we will send you an email with the coordinates.
If you need to ride share or you are coming from outside Spain let us know and we can help you manage your journey, but bear in mind that getting to Lalita is part of your pilgrimage and is your responsibility.
CAN I ATTEND THE RETREAT IF I'VE NEVER DRANK CEREMONIAL CACAO?
Yes, in fact, people who have never tried Cacao in ceremony will reap great benefits from this experience.
Many people respond to the calling without knowing very well what it is they are coming to, and the result is lifelong learning and support from the spirit of the Cacao plant.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Some weeks before the Retreat we will get in touch with you with a list of what you will need to bring. Do not worry about this, it will be simple things.
WHAT HAPPENS IF ONCE BOOKED I CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE RETREAT?
Cancellations made by you: reservation made is non refundable.
Cancellation by the organization: refund the amount paid minus a small admin fee or can be exchanged for another event or service.
Here is a video of the first retreat of Cacao Salvaje in September 2021. Whilst it is in Spanish, know that the retreat will also be in English.
From our heart to yours.
Deya & Eva