Ceremonial cacao is raw chocolate, that when consumed leads to a release of endorphins and an opening of our hearts. The Spirit of the Cacao is a Master Plant Teacher and is also known as the Cacao Goddess. She is gentle and nurturing, but at the same time very powerful. When we use Cacao we are often invited to work with forgiveness and acceptance, leading us to increased love for ourselves and others. 

The main stimulant found in high grade ceremonial cacao is Theobromine (which means ‘the food of the gods’). The amount of caffeine in good ceremonial grade Cacao should be very low. You will find that cacao will give you a great burst of energy, that will at the same time help you to focus and do deep inner work such as meditation and shamanic journeying. If you drink Cacao regularly it will improve your memory, increase your serotonin levels and therefore help with low level depression and it can help with high blood pressure.

Cacao is also considered to be the best creativity enhancer and is used by authors, artists, yoga and meditation teachers, dance therapists, tantric practitioners and the list goes on.

It is considered a super food, that contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals and 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries. It is especially high in iron, magnesium and calcium and is wonderful for women to drink during their moon time. 

A big part of my ceremonies is sharing and working with healing intentions, which will lead to more clarity, increased trust and an uplifted, elevated emotional state. 

Cacao is gentle in a way that it lets YOU decide if you are ready to let go. Maybe just listening to other peoples' stories will help you make the necessary changes in your lives.

The aim of a Cacao Ceremony is to empower you to release that what doesn't serve you any longer and help you see and re-connect with what is truly important in your life.

Cacao compared to other plant medicines is easy to integrate. With cacao we can laugh, sing, dance, be creative, think, do yoga etc. and most importantly share our love and joy with each other. I work with ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, the home of my wonderful teacher Keith Wilson.

Purchase Keith's ceremonial cacao here and "join in on our kind of fun. Tada!!!!!!" 

I did not know what to expect from a cacao ceremony but knew that with Maren, who is such a wonderful guide, teacher and person, that it would be an amazing experience and it was. So much so, that I booked for all the cacao ceremonies she offered (and a private one!) while she was in London. I found the cacao ceremonies with Maren to be a magical, safe and mind-opening experience that helped me access thoughts, desires, insights and general understanding that the ‘busyness’ of my daily work and life had obscured. It brought clarity, calm and warmth every time. And it was a joy to meet beautiful like-minded individuals that Maren attracts to her ceremonies and share the experience with them too. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for more creativity, clarity and love in their life. - Claudia, London