Sacred Cacao Course & Ceremony Training 

Opening The Heart With Mother Cacao


Returning in October  
3+ Live & Recorded Zoom Sessions
-$69 for basic & $169 for certification-

Curious about Cacao and practices of this sacred heart opening plant?  
Join us for Course #1:  A Heart Opening Introduction to Cacao
Are you a yoga teacher, body worker, mediation guide or other space holder and would like to guide others in Meaningful Cacao Ceremonies?
Join us for Both Course #1 & Certification Course (Course #2)

Gather with Tara, Grounding Expert, Tantra Guide & Cacao Ceremonial Facilitator, and like minded group for a journey into the magic of Mother Cacao.  We will learn the history, growth, forms, preparation and sacred uses of Cacao according to the traditional ways, as well has her magical ability to open the heart.   A ceremonial guide certification option is also available through course #2.


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For Who?  Anyone ages 16 - 116 (ages 16 - 17 must attend with an adult) who is interested in learning more about Cacao and the mindful practices surrounding this ancient plant.  Ceremony Certification Course - you must already be an experienced space holder (Yoga teacher, meditation guide, body work, counselor, etc)

Introductory Course Live & Recorded (required for certification)

  • Session #1:  Attend Jan 10th 7PM - 8:30PM MST OR Jan 14th 11AM - 12:30PM MST

    • History of Cacao, how was it used traditionally, growth, harvest, processed 

  • Session #2:  Attend Jan 17th 7PM - 8:30PM MST OR Jan 21st 11AM - 12:30PM MST
    • Medicinal/ benefits, opening the heart, uses, forms, purchase & preparation​​
  • Session #3:  Attend Jan 24th  7PM - 8:30PM MST OR Jan 28th 11AM - 12:30PM MST
    • Group Cacao Ceremony (Cacao NOT provided)  

10 Hour Cacao Ceremony Guide Certification/ You must attend 2 of the 3 above sessions LIVE, complete the below and all 6 short homework assignments.

  • Session #4:  Attend Jan 31st 7PM - 9PM MST OR Feb 4th 11AM - 1PM MST

  • 1 forty-minute recorded video 

  • Articles and supporting content and material

  • 1 thirty-minute check in session with Tara

  • 1 thirty minute personal practice with Cacao (Cacao Not Provided)

  • 1 thirty- minute personal ceremony with Cacao (Cacao Not Provided)

  • 1 one-hour long practice in guiding 1 or more persons in a Cacao ceremony (Cacao Not provided)

  • Optional Check in with Tara

  • Final due date is March 1st for all of the above.  An extension is available up to 1 year for $25.

Life Long Spiritual Investment: 

$69 (Introductory Course) - SPACE REMAINS

- FULL $169 (Includes Intro Course & Certification) - NO SPACE REMAINS

*Zoom link sent via email the day before each session*

Purchase Cacao With Cacao Love, Earth Tantra's Favorite Ceremonial Grade Cacao. - Click The Icon Now OR Buy Your Own Preferred Cacao Before The Ceremony.

About Your Guide
Tara L. Skubella is a Level 4 Certified Tantra Guide and 200 hr Tantra/ Kundalini Yoga instructor. She has been guiding individuals, couples and groups since 2015.  After attending her first Cacao & ecstatic dance ceremony in Boulder December of 2015, she knew Cacao was her plant medicine.  Tara's first Cacao Ceremony offering was in 2016.  She believes Cacao is a sacred plant and only meant to be used with respect.  Since then she's led over 25 ceremonies in both Costa Rica and the United States.  Her Cacao offerings include group & private retreats, large gatherings (50+ people) special full moon ceremonies, one on one, ecstatic dance and meditation.  Since birthing Earth Tantra in 2015, Tara’s work has reached 1,000s of students. Tara has been featured in Parade, Insider, Bustle, Mashable, and Swell and has presented Tantra and healing with nature practices at various conferences like Loving More, Women's Wilderness, Women of Wisdom, Brushmaster's Artist Group  and others.  She also recently contributed her love and experience with Cacao to two Cacao articles;  One in HIGH TIMES AND One in Beauty Independent. 

What Students Are Saying about Tara

"Tara’s style of guidance is intuitive and tailored to the vibe of each individual group.  She keeps things lively and adventurous, while provoking inner exploration and growth!"  - 2020 Student
"Tara emanates a beautiful sense of tranquility and patience, which holds a safe open space."  -2020 Student
“Tara’s guidance is very open hearted.  She has a very beautiful way of creating space for people to find their way.” -2019 Student

Questions?  Ready to join us?