Cacao Practitioner Training

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17th - 23rd June 2019

Glen Lyon, Scotland


Would you like to take a retreat and deep dive training with Mama Cacao? Perhaps you have already been introduced, but wish to cultivate an authentic relationship with and learn from this Powerful Plant Teacher? Are you a practitioner who would like to explore working with plant medicine or offer your own sacred cacao ceremonies?

This is your invitation to join Firetree, taking retreat into deep exploration and communion with Mama Cacao. In this Cacao Practitioner training you will learn how to connect with this sacred plant medicine in your own unique way, developing your gifts as a space holder and offering you the tools to facilitate workshops, ceremonies and private sessions. This training will enable you to weave with Mama Cacao into your offerings as a facilitator, healer, sound healer, yoga teacher, art therapist, breath worker, body worker, massage therapist and more.

This training will help you to develop authentic relationship with and way of working with Cacao that is uniquely yours. With purity of heart, intention and relation she can bring beautiful healing, insights and transformation into our lives and those that we hold space for.

We will be held in the secluded, wild yet tranquil setting of Glen Lyon, with the Scottish Hills, River and Woodland, full of magic and in close proximity to ancient ley lines, stones and stone circles. This beautiful land has much to share with us and is the perfect container for us to drop in with the inner and outer landscapes.

What to expect

  • Learn about ceremonial cacao, its medicinal properties, benefits and contraindications

  • Begin to connect & develop deep relationship with this plant teacher

  • Open up to your full capacity & potential for working with Cacao

  • Dropping the layers of patterns, blocks or ego that are in your way

  • Cacao Alchemy: How to prepare Cacao & prepare for holding space

  • The art of surrender & deep listening, letting go of agenda and serving from the heart

  • Connect to the Earth & why Mama Cacao is an important messenger at this time

  • Bringing the gifts of ancient medicine & ritual into the modern world

  • Experienced Guidance & Space Holding from Firetree throughout the week


Our Stunning Location


Glen Lyon

Welcoming you to the Scottish Highlands

Situated in fabulous Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Easter Camusvrachan is less than 2 hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow and just over an hour west of Perth.

Set in 5 acres of beautiful garden and woodland and surrounded by spectacular scenery, this pretty holiday cottage is an idyllic and romantic spot with its own bubbling burn, a small lochan and access to the hills behind.

With the River Lyon nearby, this is the ideal place to escape to peace and tranquility as well as being able to enjoy wonderful walks, climb Munros and if you are lucky, catch sight of the resident woodpecker and his friends the red squirrels.

Inside the cottage you will find a welcoming atmosphere, comfortable and traditional furnishings where you can relax and enjoy the never ending and ever changing views.


Your Facilitators

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Mama Cacao

Plant Master Teacher

Ix Cacao is known as the "food of the gods" and has been used by Mayan, Aztec and Inca tribes for thousands of years for ceremonial purposes. As a potent healer, this medicine helps us to open our hearts, connect with our inner wisdom and creativity so that we can dissolve our blockages and create new pathways into being. Ix Cacao brings us grounding into our bodies and can help us open up to feeling and sensing more deeply. Mama Cacao is a very feminine and creative medicine so she will help us to explore in a soft yet powerful way.

IxCacao is a medicine that is experiencing a surge in popularity and for good reason, as in this modern world she can help us to become more grounded, centred, living more fully from our hearts and being. However, she is also a powerful healer and teacher for working through our shadow and trauma, as she works deep in the belly and psyche. Therefore, it is very important to honour her and develop right relationship prior to holding space for groups.



Medicine Woman & Cacaoista

Firetree is a highly intuitive and dedicated medicine woman who works predominantly with plants and energy healing to promote wholeness on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Fully qualified as a Shamanic Practitioner, Bodyworker and Forrest Yoga Teacher as well as receiving many initiations through plant medicine ceremonies, dietas and Shamanic work. Firetree has a very special connection with Mama Cacao that she is passionate about sharing, and continues to be humbled by this gentle yet powerful plant teacher.

She has met with Elders in Peru, Brazil, Guatemala and Mexico, blending her training through Central & South American Medicine with continued exploration of her deep roots in Celtic Traditions. This particular path connects spirits, ancestors, plant medicines and lands together in order to facilitate an accelerated approach to healing and ceremonial work. In this time of rapid change and the impact on the earth as well as its inhabitants, a new approach is needed that is infused with the great wisdom of these ancient traditions.



Temple Guardian

Finn is a born healer, space holder, bringer of unconditional love, joy and oxytocin. He is nothing short of magic and every person that meets him gets to know his calming nature and teethy grin. He will be joining us for the week as the resident “temple guardian” and “dragon aka Falcor,” offering cuddles, grounding, healing, smiles and laughter.

What is included?

  • Shared accommodation in a beautiful Scottish traditional cottage

  • All meals lovingly prepared (vegetarian/vegan)

  • All Cacao during the week

  • Sacred Initiation & Fire Ceremony

  • Optional Early morning meditation & yoga sessions

  • Experienced mentorship & guidance with Firetree throughout the week

  • 2 x 1 hour follow-up mentoring/integration calls (to be used within 3 months of the training)

Exchange for IxCacao Practitioner Training:

Earlybird: £1080 (if booked on or before 30th April 2019)

Full Price: £1296 (if booked after 30th April 2019)

Spaces are limited to 8 Participants, so early booking is advised

Payment plans are available, please contact Firetree for details

How to Book:

  • Please enrol by completing the enrolment form

  • Firetree will arrange a Zoom call with you to answer any questions & ensure it is the right training for you

  • A £450 non-refundable deposit is required to book your space

Any Questions, please do get in touch using the form below

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