A magical immersive experience in the jungle of Alta Verapaz. Mayan culture, cacao culture, and cacao forests of the Guatemayan heartland. Taste the fruits of paradise.
Eat and drink chocolate to your heart’s desire in its many preparations and forms, learn about the process behind chocolate, from bean to bar. Meet local cacao farmers as you explore the beautiful lush Keq’chi Mayan territory. Cacao Convergence is part of the Journey, a series of opportunities to explore Guatemala’s beauty, brought to you by Cosmic Convergence Festival and NuMundo.
Cacao ceremonies have been practices by Mayan and Aztec cultures for centuries, and this medicine is being adopted today by Westerners as we take the first steps away from an industrialized, disconnected, chemical-heavy society on our journey back to source of life. Sweat lodge ceremony is a mental and physical purification technology that was developed by many ancient cultures around the world. Elders will lead us through this sacred tradition back to the heart.
We are surrounded by cacao forest, and find ourselves in direct contact with this sacred plant. Why is this plant so revered by ancient and modern-day cultures alike? Meet cacao farmers, learn about the processes of cultivation and fermentation, taste the fruit, and spend time with the trees in their native endemic habitat.
Learn from Guatemala’s premier chocolatiers ow to make chocolate, and sit in ceremony with cacao medicine.
Mayan Medicinal Plant Walk
Learn from local wisdom keepers of knowledge that has been passed down for centuries about the properties of native plants for healing, nutrition, and more.
An international lineup of sound designers will weave a sonic tapestry rooted in tradition. Grounded in the ancient practice of the trance dance ritual, ecstatic dance ceremony is a technology that has been utilized by our ancestors around the world to dissolve individual ego barriers, resolve interpersonal tensions, and strengthen collective community bonds.
- Learn how to make cacao
- Spend time in the indigenous Maya heartland
- Participate in cacao ceremonies
- tent camping
- shared rooms
- private room
- over 80% locally sourced
- None: Off the grid
- nutrition/cooking3-5 times per week
- dance1-2 times per week
- permaculture3-5 times per week
- plant medicine3-5 times per week
- yoga1-2 times per week
Take a Bus from Guatemala City dirección Cobán.
Change bus in San Julián (before Tactic) to go to Polochic Valey to Teleman
From Teleman, take a Prívate tuc tuc or pickup to finca el PorvenirGPS (approx.): https://www.google.com/maps/place/15%C2%B017'02.7%22N+89%C2%B043'56.2%22Wfirstname.lastname@example.org,-89.7344617,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d15.284074!4d-89.732273?hl=es
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