SOUL LIFT CACAO IS INNER WAYMARK'S CACAO "DIVISION"

SO WHAT'S CACAO?

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A warm cup of the organic Guatemalan cacao that we use exclusively in our events and coaching sessions. (Photo by Kate Wilson)

A warm cup of the organic Guatemalan cacao that we use exclusively in our events and coaching sessions. (Photo by Kate Wilson)

You've probably had plenty of "chocolate" or "hot cocoa" in your life, but if someone says cacao (pronounced cah-caow) you might get a puzzled look on your face. It's simply the pure form of chocolate, before it gets heavily processed, mixed with a ton of sugar, and turned into candy bars, truffles, etc.

Pure cacao is a traditional plant medicine long used in indigenous cultures for introspective and celebratory purposes. In ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations it was traded like currency, and regarded with such esteem that it gained the name "Food of the Gods."

THE BENEFITS

Not only does cacao contain antioxidants, magnesium, iron, and more. It also features theobromine, a mildly stimulating compound different than caffeine because sensation is less jittery and it doesn't produce as much crash or cravings. While South American cacao can have some caffeine, Guatemalan cacao reportedly contains none.

Cacao fosters inner and outer connection, opens the heart (both energetically and by quickening blood flow), boosts mood, and increases focus and motivation.* Cacao perfectly compliments a variety of meditative activities, ranging from shamanic drumming, to ecstatic dance, to simple seated meditation. It's a spirit plant (or plant medicine) in the sense that it can provide insights, give a clearer sense of direction and priorities in life, and help make decisions by cultivating gut intuition.

You could make your own bliss balls with our cacao paste! We like ours gluten-free, vegetarian, and with no sweeteners but honey.

You could make your own bliss balls with our cacao paste! We like ours gluten-free, vegetarian, and with no sweeteners but honey.

THE SOURCE

Soul Lift Cacao specializes in organic small-batch cacao grown at family farms in Guatemala and prepared specifically for ceremonial use.

One of our source farms is off the grid, creating hydroelectricity from a local spring to drive their custom-made grinders. They are actively working on reforestation and permaculture projects. They keep free-range livestock that fertilize the cacao trees and help turn the soil.

Another source is an indigenous family farm in Cobán that sends the cacao to a women's collective at Lake Atitlán to prepare the ceremonial cacao paste.

We'll have more information about both these sources soon!

SOUL LIFT CACAO

We're projected to launch for public retail sales in March 2018, and shipping will be available almost anywhere from our new base in San Diego County, California, USA.

Pure cacao is the perfect way to deepen your personal practice, and a great addition to your yoga classes or workshops that you facilitate.

Use the form at the top of this page to get notified when we launch for sales! For any questions, use the Contact page.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This website contains general information about diet, health and nutrition. The information is not advice and is not a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional. Pure cacao isn't for everyone. It's not recommended for people taking pharmaceutical antidepressants or those with a heart condition to consume more than a small amount of pure cacao.