Mama Cacao Retreat

June 3-7, 2024

in the Sacred Mayan Lands of Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

Come on a 5-day journey to discover the wisdom of your heart and let yourself be embraced by the magical Lake Atitlan, it's people and the ancient medicine of cacao in this transformative retreat.

What You'll Experience:

- Mayan Culture & Tradition

- Daily Heart-Opening Yoga & Meditation

- Full-Day Visit to the Cacao Farm

- Bean to Bar Cacao Making Workshop 

- Mayan Fire & Cacao Ceremony 

-Temazcal (Sweatlodge) Ceremony

- Beautiful Nature Hikes

& More Surprises

Where you'll stay:

Kawoq Forest Retreat Center

Nestled in the verdant Guatemalan highlands and overlooking the ancient azure waters of Lake Atitlán, formerly known as the Yoga Forest, Kawoq Forest is a place of magnificent natural beauty. For discerning travelers seeking solace, restoration and a sparkle of adventure, Kawoq Forest is your sanctuary. 

Our Itinerary

Day 1 - Lake Atitlan Arrival

  • Airport pick-ups
  • Travel to Lake Atitlan and Arrive at Kawoq Forest Retreat Center
  • Get settled, explore, and meet other participants.
  • Opening ceremony and dinner

Day 2 - Cacao Immersion

  • Morning Yoga & Breathwork
  • Meet the Women behind Maya Moon Cacao
  • Experience a Cacao making workshop from bean to bar
  • Sit in a Traditional Mayan Fire and Cacao Ceremony

Day 3 - Journey to the Farm

  • Sunrise Watching at the Lake
  • Full-day Trip to Farm where we harvest our Cacao Beans
  • Connect with local farmers
  • Learn the process of Cacao Farming
  • Tree Meditation

Day 4 - Explore San Marcos Town & Temazcal Ceremony

  • Morning Yoga & Cacao
  • Free time in San Marcos town to shop from local artisans, try new foods, and connect with the locals.
  • Temazcal Ceremony, a sacred Mayan Sweatlodge focused on ancestral healing and cleansing. 

Day 5 - Closing Circle

  • Morning Yoga & Cacao
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Airport transfers

What's included

🤎 5 Days & 4 Night Stay at Kawoq Forest Retreat Center

🤎 2 Vegan Farm-to-Table Meals + a Snack per day

🤎 Airport Transportation

🤎 All Transportation During Retreat 

🤎 All Activities During Retreat

*Airfare ticket not included

Investment

Early bird price: $2,000 (until 3/21)

Regular price $2,200

Private room $2,500

$500 deposit is required to secure your spot.

Payment plan options available.

  • Maura Sacach

    Maura is an indigenous woman from San Marcos la Laguna, Guatemala. Mother, entrepreneur, and activist. She works with the medicine of Mama Cacao sharing ceremonies and circles. She helps empower single mothers in her community through her work with Maya Moon Cacao since 2020.

  • Catalina Montes

    With more than 1000 hours of studies in Hatha/Vinyasa yoga, rebirthing breathwork, and somatic embodiment and her personal experience traveling to many sacred sites around the world, she creates safe spaces for people to connect with their intuition and to bridge ancient wisdom with modern day healing. 

Sharing the Ancient Mayan Wisdom of Mama Cacao Medicine

We believe that it is important to make known and preserve the origin of this ancestral medicine to honor and respect it. Since today, cacao ceremonies or circles have become increasingly popular, being guided by anyone who connects deeply with Mama Cacao. With this, we believe that it is important to create the Maya Moon Cacao community; people who understand our cause from the roots and want to connect with the powerful medicine of Mama Cacao as it is made from its Mayan origin (with love, paying fairly and made at origin), respecting and knowing its properties and uses from ancient times.

The Mama Cacao retreat is an authentic & heart-centered retreat experience for all those who feel the calling. If this experience resonates with you, book a retreat interview call to learn more about the retreat and complete your registration. We can't wait to meet you.

With love,

Maura & Catalina

FAQ

What if I've never tried Cacao before?

Cacao is a gentle, heart-opening medicine that can vary in intensity depending on dosage and concentration. If you've never had Cacao before we will offer to start you out with smaller doses until you feel comfortable.

Are you offering an early bird discount?

Yes, we are offering $200 off the full price to all those who register by March 21, 2024.

How do I get to Lake Atitlan?

You will fly into La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City and we will pick you up with our private shuttle. The drive from Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan is about 3:30 hours long.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we offer 2, 3 and 4 month payment plans with the full payment due before the retreat start date.

Can I get a refund?

Due to the nature of retreats we cannot offer a refund but in case of any changes in your schedule we can transfer your deposit and/or full payment to a later retreat date.