I offer customized retreat programs for individuals, groups, and facilitating sessions at retreats.
Holistic Cleanse & Detox
Where Cacao is medicine and your emotions the map.
The customizable cleanse and detox program for individuals ready to shed their emotional, mental, and spiritual blockages, and rise like a phoenix from the ashes refreshed, renewed, and restored.
Do you feel lethargic, heavy, and uninspired?
The world needs you to shine your brightest and perform at your highest potential to create real planetary transformations.
That’s hard to do when you feel blocked emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
I’ve had cycles throughout my life where I’ve felt exhausted by everything. Even when feeling completely fulfilled by my life, there were still cycles of challenges.
When I discovered the power of cleansing and detoxing, I moved through these cycles much faster. Instead of staying stuck, I was able to release all that was holding me back.
And, that’s why I’ve created the cleanse and detox program.
I designed the Cleanse & Detox program to support me first in my own desire to recuperate my body after two pregnancies and 2,5 years of breastfeeding and a lot of emotional baggage.
I engaged in an intense yoga practice and fasting, coconut water fasting first, then juice, and eventually pure water fasting.
I explored different options and different timeframes.
I explored a lot also with Cacao as a medicine. I have combined it with the coconut water cleanse, added it with different herbs, melting it with roots teas, and had it as a main meal.
And from all this personal exploration came out the cleanse and detox program I offer now.
I support my clients in establishing a new, individually tailored way of nourishing inside out.
After 3 days of fasting, the body cells will self-generate. The Cleanse and Detox program includes beneficial physical activities, such as yoga, water bathing, sunbathing, sweating in a sauna, and raw cacao.
The coaching sessions help identify any emotional, mental, or spiritual blockages that don’t allow a person to relax, let go of the stress and pressures and re-connect with oneself on a deep level as well as with nature.
The dietary program alleviates the load from the digestive system while providing enough fuel to sustain the metabolic processes.
The program combines a cleansing diet with daily tailored body-mind-spirit practices.
Example of program
1-2 days preparation for the cleanse with choice of ONE of the following cleanses or a combination of:
3-5 days pipa cleanse (coconut water)
3-7 days juice cleanse
5 days water cleanse
3-7 days gallbladder liver cleanse
1-2 days coming back slowly to regular food – juices, and soups, raw fruits.
Cleanse & Detox can take place completely virtually or in various locations around the world: from the virgin rainforest and the enchanting shores of the Caribbean Sea and Pacific coast in Costa Rica to the South of France, Greece, Croatia, and Israel.
A ceremonial sacred experience designed to guide participants on a journey inward to open their hearts and connect with the most blissful expression of their being.
What is a Cacao Ceremony?
Cacao Ceremony is a ritual of drinking medicinal cacao in a meditative way with the intention to commune with it and receive its gifts. The purpose is to clean the daily noise and life issues and focus our attention, taking steps to collect ourselves, creating a funnel of frequencies, until we are tuned into the frequency of the cacao and ready to receive it.
Cacao is the number one antioxidant on the planet, and the most Yin-feminine substance Mother Earth gave us. The cacao is a medicine for everybody as it has the capacity to balance every system in our bodies. It affects each one of us differently – it speeds or relaxes our metabolism, stabilises fluctuating moods, enhances fertility, and so on.
Drinking a large amount of cacao increases the heart and brain activity by 30-40%, and opens blockages of all sorts – physical and emotional. It is felt as strong heart beats at first, and then a nice and grounded presence in the body; a desire to move and stretch, a sensation of an open heart and clarity.
It is important to emphasise that unlike some plant medicines that take you on a trip outside of your body, the cacao is bringing us back to our bodies and the sensations it enhances are very familiar: like to be “more you” than usual. Another important note is that it affects everybody differently according to their systems’ needs: some will want to go to sleep immediately after the ceremony, others will stay up all night, some will want to cry, and some to dance.
Cacao and I
I am a passionate facilitator, joyful visionary, intuitive healer and a dancer.
I LOVE chocolate and ever since I moved to Costa Rica nine years ago and discovered the amazing raw local cacao, cacao became a part of my daily life. I held numerous Cacao Ceremonies with ecstatic dance in different locations in Costa Rica, USA, Israel and France.
In my ceremonies I use crystals and the power of 9 tarot cards. I encourage participants to connect and share their own insights with a heart wide open. After they drink the cacao, I invite the participants to explore their own authentic dance and connect to their inner child joy.
My Cacao Dance
Cacao Ceremonies are part of the native Central American culture, and there are legends about Cacao Ceremonies attended by thousands of people deep in the mountains where no modern man can arrive unless invited and escorted.
After experimenting with various cacao ceremonies and comparing their impacts, this is the protocol I finally settled on. Nevertheless, I consider the protocol to be a tool, a container, not the purpose and therefore always remain open to the flow of whatever happens.
Starting with a chocolate/cacao meditation. This is the easiest meditation known to mankind – each one of us is practicing it unknowingly since childhood. All it takes is to put the cacao or a truffle of chocolate in your mouth, close your eyes and focus all your attention on the flavour and texture of the chocolate until it fully melts.
I then continue with providing information on the cacao, its origin and how it was made. I provide each participant with a cup of ginger and turmeric tea in which the cacao has been cooking with other herbs and spices (usually cayenne pepper and cinnamon). The cacao is an enhancer and a carrier for other medicines. I do not add sweeteners since the cacao balances the sugar in the body and sugar will weaken and “distract” the medicine.
I ask participants to set their intentions , as the direction of our journey. Then the drinking is held in silence and meditation. Participants are encouraged to pay attention to their bodies, take deep breaths and listen to their hearts. I encourage movements, give a lot of freedom of expression and allow everybody to choose their level of participation in the dance.
The effect of the cacao can last up to 24 hours and the ceremony is only the opening note of the journey for the individual. After an hour I bring it to closure with expression of gratitude to the cacao spirit and the participants.
Cacao Ceremonies take place in person and can be customized for your group. Contact me to learn more or book your experience below.
Dancing in the Dark: Re-Treat Yourself into Dancing in the Dark
If you’re feeling called to dive deep into your darkness, explore your shadows, make peace within and fly high into your light and amazingness, then I’d like to invite you to join me and my partners for the Dancing in the Dark Equinox Retreat.
Reclaiming the Sacred Self: A Women’s Spiritual Retreat for the Body, Mind and Spirit — December 4-11, 2021