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Maya Experience

Cacao Ceremony

A powerful ceremony based on the ancient wisdom and magic of the Maya

Our ceremony is firmly rooted in ancient wisdom of the Maya where cacao was once both money and the food of the gods. You will learn about the 4 Spirit Winds and the World Tree.  Then you will help build the ceremony, understanding the significance of each part and participating in bringing ancient magic to life. Partaking of the cacao in each of its forms walks you through healing and releasing past trauma and brings you to a place of re-birth. 


Mystical Events

Magic You'll Experience

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Sacred Ceremony

The cacao ceremony includes calling on the winds of the four directions, which are the four stages of the cacao and walk you through healing of past trauma and re-birth.

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Ancient Glyph

Create the cacao glyph in the earth. Drawing the glyph brings it to life and calls the spirit of the cacao to be with us during this powerful and meaningful ceremony

Drinking Cacao

Take the cacao into your body in all of its stages, drinking it in the old way with traditional spices at the end to fully immerse yourself in the spirit of this powerful gift

Traditional Gourd

Drink from the sacred sipche' gourd which the ancient spirits move through with understanding. This brings you more into connection with the powerful energy of cacao. 

Stages of Cacao

Partake of the cacao in its different forms with understanding so you can follow its path and understand your own path better. 

4 Winds & Center

Learn about the 4 Maya Spirit Winds and the World Tree discover how they work together to bring balance into your life and help you find your center in the World Tree.

Cacao Ceremony

Experience Includes

  • Introduction to the cacao

  • Participate in building the cacao sacred space 

  • Draw the glyph and understand the power in it

  • Understand the colors and directions associated with the 4 Spirit Winds

  • Call on the 4 Spirit Winds 

  • Understand the sipche' gourd and the power it brings to ceremony

  • Partake of the cacao in 4 different forms

  • Walk through healing and re-birthing

  • Share in sacred community about your personal experience during the ceremony (Of course you do not have to share anything if you don't feel led to)

Laura LaBrie

Meet Your Guide


Author, researcher, photographer, and adventurer, Laura LaBrie, has been living in Mexico and Central America for the past 12 years. She spends her time in remote villages and wild places learning as much as she can about Maya culture, life, and connection to the spirit realms, supernatural beings, and other dimensions! She is super excited to share everything she has learned with YOU! There are amazing secrets and ancient wisdom hidden in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula and Laura is passionate about unearthing them and incorporating them into daily life. She has even been asked by the Maya elders to share their wisdom, their ways, and their connection to spirit with the world and she is excited to make good on her promise to do just that! 

What People Are Saying

. . . we'll never forget!

This past February my friend and I stayed in Puerto Morelos. We went with Laura to visit some of the less touristy Mayan pyramids and swim in some cenotes. Every place we went was amazing. Meeting a Mayan family in their home was an honor we'll never forget. When we return to the Yucatan we will definitely go with Laura to explore even more fantastic sites. She not only was our guide but also became our friend.

Mary Ann deeply about the knowledge they share

I cannot recommend Laura and her retreats enough. She and Max are spectacular people and care deeply about the knowledge they share and experience their guests receive. Laura spends a lot of time and effort researching and planning the retreats - and it shows! Understanding the Maya history and people and language and rituals….is overwhelming and complex. But Laura seems to make it easy. Sign up and have no doubts — You will love it!


. . . this is the real deal!

A wonderful, totally sublime experience. Max and Laura’s depth of knowledge about the Mayan people, their innate indigenous worldview and simple lifestyle was shared to our small group in an elegant style. We visited in the village and were able to have individual healings with the village shaman. We swam in cenotes, climbed pyramids at Ek Balam and it was mesmerizing. This is the real deal.


. . . a surreal experience!

Laura and Max were an absolute pleasure to take an excursion with! Having met Laura before I already knew she was great energy and good people! Laura and Max both took us to some amazing cenotes that offered a very private and surreal experience unlike anything I’ve ever experienced on any excursion before. They both shared with us the history of the Mayan culture and offered a very personal experience unlike any I’ve seen on other excursions in Mexico! I would highly recommend and will be booking with them in the future!


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