You've tried many different spiritual practices, but you still feel like there's a secret you're missing out on. An intimate connection to yourself and the universe that you know is there, but still feels hard to grasp.

You’re sick of feeling stuck, confused and disconnected.

You’ve read about the importance of rituals, but you haven’t quite found the thing that works for you.

You long for freedom, confidence and radiance. You know you could shine brighter.

You are ready to be seen.

Are you ready to

journey with a powerful yet gentle plant ally that will help you uncover where you have been holding yourself back?

know what it feels like to truly have your own back, and have an entire toolkit to support you through the emotional waves of your life?

be your own biggest cheerleader as you shed old stories and identities and
step into the truth of who you are?

step into the next-level soul-initiation of your life's journey by connecting with the higher intelligence of the plant realm?

Cacao's Got Your Back

Imagine having an intimate relationship with a powerful plant spirit that you are able to connect with at any time.

Cacao is a gentle yet powerful plant teacher who is here to help you reconnect with your heart-guided soul path in this life. Her heart medicine has been honored & stewarded by indigenous Mesoamerican cultures for over 4,000 years, and the Cacao bean's unique chemical makeup has earned the scientific name "The Food of the Gods."

Cacao's active ingredients increase blood flow in your body and help you reconnect with your intuition, so you can get clear on your heart's deepest desires. Drinking ceremonial Cacao releases 'feel good' chemicals in your brain resulting in an expansive, uplifted state where you can experience more love, more radiance, and more courage to be fully seen.

Cacao will bring you from confusion to clarity, from doubt to trust and from fear to confidence.

Whether you want to fully step into your power, reconnect with the Spirits of Earth & Sky for guidance on your path, or create a strong, supportive community, Cacao can give you the insight, awareness and the loving container that you need to reconnect with your heart.

After working with Cacao for the past three years, I am now ready to share my wisdom with you so that you too can follow your heart and be guided into the fullest, most joyful expression of who you are.

you are invited to


with sena maria

In this 6 week online course you will learn how to work with sacred Cacao to open your heart, own your power and allow more love into your life.

This holistic course integrates both the practical and the spiritual. We work with The Four Directions as a guide, which is an ancient technology used for health & healing by many cultures around the world.  The Four Directions gives us a framework for the class, and also our lives. By incorporating the directions, elements, animal medicine, and Earth-based archetypes we will journey through the physical, emotional, mental & spiritual bodies as we explore this heart medicine.

"In the Native traditions, "Medicine" means "power", which means your personal strength and energy, your vital life force. It refers to the self-empowerment that leads to happiness and fulfillment in life. - The Medicine Wheel: Path of the Heart, Donata Ahern

Cacao is an accessible plant medicine and there are many approaches to working with her. In my experience, it's not required to go deep into the indigenous practices surrounding this medicine to have a healing experience. But the depths that can be reached by building a relationship that is based around the ancient models are unparalleled, and that is why this course is unique. I'm not an indigenous carrier of this medicine, and I am actively working to fortify bridges between Western ways of working with Cacao and the Ancient ones.

By learning the historical practices of Cacao we will build a strong foundation and respect for this medicine, while developing our own unique relationship that supports our unique lifestyles.

We will sit in ceremony together, journeying with Cacao and connecting more deeply with ourselves and each other.

We will learn specific recipes and ways to bring Cacao into our lives and will then create sacred rituals to use this medicine for personal healing.

are you ready to open you heart?


We will meet via Zoom from 5-7pm PT | 7-9 CT | 8-10pm ET

Tuesdays 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21

Registration opens July 3rd. To be notified when registration opens, sign up here.

Week 1 | Introduction To Cacao

• How cacao calls us
• Why the heart is where it's at
• The history of Cacao and honoring indigenous practices
• Tutorial on making your first cup of Cacao
• How to find the good stuff, from suppliers with integrity
• How to craft your perfect morning ritual

You will learn about why reconnecting with the heart through Earth medicine is so important right now and you will understand how to access your heart's intelligence by shedding old identities. You will know how to create your ideal morning ritual and perfect cup of cacao, understand how and why Cacao is here to help you open your heart, and you will be plugged in to our active #CacaoTribe community.

Week 2 | Earth & The Physical Body

• Initiation: Earth, South, Serpent
• Introduction to the four directions
• The physical benefits of working with Cacao
• The science of the heart
• Earth medicine & offerings

Starting in the South we will set the foundation with an overview of the 4 Directions, and we will dive into the elements of Earth and Serpent Medicine. You will understand how Cacao ignites your cells with fresh life-force & detoxifies your body. You will create a personal connection to your unique Earth Medicine, and incorporate this into your Cacao rituals.

Week 3 | Water & The Emotional Body

• Initiation: Water, West, Jaguar
• The shamanic approach to getting well
• The importance of feeling
• Emotional healing techniques
• Integrating transformational experiences
• How to set clear boundaries with a radiant open heart

With the strong graceful support of the Jaguar we will dive into our inner emotional waters. You will learn how to go deeper into self-healing by understanding the power you hold within you. You will illuminate the stories you tell yourself & make an empowered choice on which stories you want to keep, and which stories you're ready to release. You will learn ancient ceremonial & energetic protection techniques and understand how to start loving yourself unconditionally. After three weeks of working with Cacao, you will start to notice your light shining a lot brighter.

Week 4 | Cacao Ceremony | Integrate

We will gather together in ceremony to reflect on our experiences in the course thus far. We will build deeper connections with our classmates and have space to re-connect with ourselves, ask questions, and integrate all that we have learned.

Week 5 | Air & The Mental Body

• Initiation: Air, North, Hummingbird
• Plant Spirit medicine overview
• How to connect with the Cacao spirit
• Honoring our Elders
• Cacao and opening your pineal gland
• Balancing our Masculine & Feminine energies
• A discussion around cultural appropriation and appreciation

 We connect to our soul journey in the realm of the Hummingbird and our Elders. You will learn about the world of plant medicine, and how to deepen your ability to connect with the spirit of Cacao and other plants for spiritual guidance. By opening your higher energetic centers to communication from other realms, you will feel more held and supported on your path. We will also dive in to the important topic of how to acknowledge and honor the indigenous medicine carriers as we step onto our personal paths.

Week 6 | Fire & The Spiritual Body

•Initiation: Fire, East, Eagle | Condor
• Co-Created Group Cacao Ceremony
• The practice of calling in the 4 directions
• Merging ego with our soul essence
• Intentions for our collective #CacaoTribe

We ignite the divine spark within as we soar into the cosmos together. By receiving direct channeled wisdom from the Cacao Spirit, sound medicine and the unique medicine of the group, you will uncover the wisdom lying dormant within your cells. You will feel free, whole, and connected to yourself and others and experience new levels of unconditional love. The #CacaoTribe heart will be amplified and solidified, and you will come home to your Self in this culminating Cacao ceremony.

This course is a gentle introduction to the tools I have acquired over the last 3 years. While learning new things can stir up fear and anxiety, I encourage you to allow any resistance to be there, but not let it stop you from acting.  I’ve approached my course with the knowing that this is likely very new to many of you, and that this may be your first time ever working with Cacao.

I’m here to support you every step of the way. 

are you ready to open you heart?

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"There were massive downloads happening, a community being formed, and a bubbling excitement that sparked something inside of me to get my creativity out with the world. This class, with the help of Sena and cacao's magic, showed me I have something valuable to offer to the world." - Kate De La Rosa, Intuitive Wild Mama Creatress


• 2 group Cacao ceremonies
• 1 Cacao Starter kit
• 14+ hours of live video ceremonies
• Private facebook group and official #CacaoTribe member
• PDF guide book with recipes and ritual suggestions
• 10% off Cacao orders for 3 months
• Bonus: 2 videos + 2 special audio recordings


“Simply put: it changed my life. Something happened to me while Sena and I were talking, and I began to feel a hard layer around my heart break and blow away. There was pure love flowing between us and it was so healing and empowering to me.” - Mia Q.


  • 1 video of wisdom from the Cacao Spirit channeled by Sena
  • 1 video interview with a Ceremonial Cacao Maker
  • Audio recording and lyrics for 2 sacred Cacao medicine songs


  • You have heard about Cacao and want to learn more
  • You want more ritual in your life
  • You want to learn about the history & indigenous cultures that carry Cacao
  • You want to break free of limiting patterns and beliefs
  • You want to feel empowered to heal yourself
  • You want a deeper connection with yourself and others
  • You want more intimacy and radiance in your life
  • You’ve started working with Cacao individually and would like to understand more specifics about this medicine
  • You haven’t led a ceremony for others yet, but may in the future
  • You are curious about plant medicine
  • You are looking for a foundational course about Cacao


  • You aren’t ready to open your heart and invite more radiance in
  • You aren’t interested in plants as medicine
  • You’re only interested in Cacao as a superfood to use in smoothies and culinary things
  • You’ve already developed a deep relationship with Cacao and you feel 100% comfortable leading Cacao ceremonies for others
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"After the course my experience massively shifted. The course prepared me to be more in stillness. It helped me operate from my heart. Sena provides and holds a very safe space for every single person participating. The cacao tribe in the Facebook group is my soul family. That tribe is my safe space and my tribe where i can full heartedly express my feminine energy and I can feel safe I wont be judged. The course is power packed with resources." - Vinoth K.

because  when  we  heal,  the  world  heals


I believe we are here on earth to experience life in its fullest capacity.

After working with Cacao in Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica & Guatemala I've been fortunate enough to develop a deeper connection with myself and with the beautiful Cacao spirit.

My journey has been incredibly transformative. Cacao has aided in various transformational shifts, including quitting my job at Google, breaking free from self-limiting patterns and beliefs, reconnecting with my femininity and sensuality, and allowing nourishing love into my life.

While I’ve developed a deeper connection with myself and with the beautiful Cacao Spirit, I received many questions along the way. ​What is Cacao? How should I work with it? Where should I purchase it?

After working with Cacao for three years, I am now ready to share her wisdom with you so that you can follow your heart and be guided into the fullest, most joyful expression of who you are.

This course is a labor of love. I now know why I left my job to wander the jungle. My vast range of experiences has led me here, right now, to create this heartfelt offering for you.


“Each time I drink Cacao, whether it’s a part of sacred morning me-time or a loving gathering of new and old friends, it sings to me, warms my heart, opens me up and often brings tears to my eyes. The practice of making it at home and at work has slowed me down, brought ritual into my life in a gentle, joyful way, and serves as a reminder of the power of self-care and choosing love.” Sara S.


I really want to join but these times don’t work for me. What can I do?

The recordings will be stored in a private group page so you can watch the course on your own time, and re-watch as many times as you’d like.

I am using antidepressants, am pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a history of epilepsy. Is this course for me?

Cacao contains MAO inhibitors and tryptophan, as well as theobromine which is a gentle stimulant. These can be contraindicated with prescription medications and certain medical conditions. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before ingesting ceremonial doses of cacao (1 oz - 2 oz).

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! I want to make this powerful class as accessible as possible so I'm offering 2 payment options for the course.

Do I have to drink or eat Cacao to take this course?

Your participation in the exercises shared within the course is voluntary. There are many ways to work with Cacao and share it with others besides ingesting it, which we cover in the course. That being said, you may have a better experience if you do participate in the ceremonies & exercises since, well, it's the focus of the course 🙂 

How many hours per week will this course require?

Our live classes are 1.5 hours/week, and we have 2 group ceremonies that are 2 hours. There will be 1 additional bonus video (<30min) each week, and you will be encouraged to try the recipes, and rituals throughout the week. So, about 4 hours or less each week.

What if I have questions for you during the course?

I will be active in our private Facebook group to answer questions. I am also dedicating our full moon cacao ceremony to sharing our experiences and answering any questions you may have.

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"This course is both a magical and practical compass for the heart. Sena guided me to the depths of my heart space and to connect with myself and others in a loving, expansive way. Working with Sena and Mama Cacao is a divine invitation to connect with my intuition, my higher vibration, my very essence and how to live in that space as often as possible." Dawna M.

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