Originally headed for the UK and the corporate world of London, we were turned away at Heathrow for not having the right visas and being too honest about the possibility of settling there in the future. We found ourselves landed in Guatemala on a whim. Definitely divine intervention by the Cacao Deva! We had both been there 9 years earlier, to the same meditation centre in the same tiny village, within a month of each other, yet we didn't meet until years later.
Here we were blessed to meet and spend several months working with "The Chocolate Shaman" almost daily. Many mornings were spent on his front porch, drinking Cacao and doing "Chocolate Ceremonies", where he introduced the Spirit of Cacao - the Cacao Deva, IxCacao - to us. This opened our eyes to the medicinal and magical properties of chocolate. He encouraged us to discover the merger between two of our greatest passions - chocolate and yoga, and to launch our first ever Chocolate Yoga class. It was such a deeply profound experience we knew we had to share this with the world!
We did many ceremonies and received amazing downloads and many insights directly from the Cacao Deva. It completely re-inspired us and sent us on an 18 month search of Central & South America for a new cacao supplier. We knew the Cacao Deva was with us the whole way as we had so many incredible synchronicities! From the people that we met, to the place that we went and the many twists and turns along the way.
Finally the guidance became clear... Peru! While Shaa stayed at home looking after our little man, Sjha'ra went and visited a number of small and large farms & co-ops in the Amazon basin and the foothills of the Andes, when completely by chance she was guided to a tiny shop selling whole bean criollo nativo cacao. This was the very beginning of our relationship with the beautiful family run operation that now supplies us with the Ceremonial Cacao.
And the journey continues...
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We acknowledge the Bundjalung of the Byron Bay Arakwal people, the Ngangbul people, the Minjungbal people and the Widjabul people as the traditional owners and custodians for parts of the Byron Shire on which we work. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.