Cacao Foundations 101 Course

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Curious to work with ceremonial cacao but not sure where to start? In this foundational course you'll discover:

  • How to prepare cacao at different dosages
  • Cacao's health benefits
  • Cacao's origins and mythology
  • How cacao is made from the farm to the cup
  • How to create your own personal cacao ritual

The course is an interactive learning journey that takes place over 19 days. Each day you'll unlock a new lesson for the day. The course is self guided, and completed in your own time frame. See the full 19 day schedule here

Lessons include journal prompts, guided meditations, and daily cacao rituals, helping you anchor in positive wellness habits.

You can purchase just the online course, or bundle it with a discounted price on our best selling Variety Kit which includes all the cacao you'll need for the course.

Want to go even deeper with a 12 week cacao ceremony facilitator course? Our next cohort begins in August and registration opens in June. We highly recommend taking this course before diving into our facilitator course.


Includes just the online cacao course, you can use any cacao that you'd like (you'll need 12 servings).


Includes the course + our Variety Case: 12 single-serving packets of cacao that accompany the course.

Includes 1oz packets of: Boundless Belize (1), Connected Colombia (1), Glowing Guatemala (2), Mystical Mushroom (2), Oaxacan Spice (1), Tantric Rose Blossom (2), Thriving Tanzania (2), and Vibrant Vitality (1).

This bundle gives you 20% savings on our Variety Case and free shipping.

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This Course Is For You If

☑ You've been wanting to try ceremonial cacao but need guidance on how to prepare it and work with it

☑ You already love cacao but want to learn the basics

☑ You'd like support in creating your own daily cacao ritual or connecting to the spirit of cacao

☑ You've experienced the health, mood, and energy benefits of cacao and want to learn more about this amazing plant ally

Cacao 101 Course Reviews

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  • Jill R.
    Verified Buyer
    5 hours ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great for Starting a Daily

    The Cacao Foundations 101 course is a terrific introduction to the history, use, and spiritual aspects of cacao medicine. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in starting a cacao practice.

  • David W.
    Verified Buyer
    3 weeks ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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    Informative, interesting, and fun.

  • Sally G.
    Verified Buyer
    3 weeks ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I am still in the middle of taking the course, today is day 14. I can honestly say I am looking forward the taking the facilitators course. This 101 course is absolutely wonderful, and has allowed me to create and build a connection with this extremely sacred plant medicine. Thank and many blessings 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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What To Expect From This Course

This foundational course is 19 days long and includes key information about cacao, self-reflection prompts, and guided meditations. The course is hosted on our online learning platform. Once you purchase the course, you'll receive an email inviting you to create your account for the course. You'll want to designate about 10-15 minutes per day for each lesson.

Here's each day's content:

Day 1: Setting Intentions with Cacao
Day 2: Cacao's Origin and Mythology
Day 3: Historical Context of Cacao
Day 4: Physical Health Benefits of Cacao
Day 5: Cacao and Neurochemistry
Day 6: Cacao and Spirituality
Day 7: Reflection and Integration
Day 8: How to Prepare Cacao + Cultivating A Relationship
Day 9: Meeting the Spirit of Cacao
Day 10: How Cacao is Made from Bean to Cup
Day 11: Element of Fire
Day 12: Element of Air
Day 13: Element of Water
Day 14: Element of Earth
Day 15: The Four Elements in Cacao Making
Day 16: Asking Cacao for Guidance
Day 17: The Importance of Gratitude
Day 18: Right Relationship with Cacao
Day 19: Crafting Your Own Cacao Ritual

Why Learn With Us?

At Ora, we've been steeped in the world of cacao for the past 10 years:

  • Creating relationships with the farmers we source directly from
  • Building the Ora Cacao factory from the ground up and to craft tons of cacao
  • Facilitating countless cacao ceremonies for thousands of people.

All of this has given us unique insight into where cacao comes from, how it is grown and crafted, the people and cultures who have stewarded this sacred medicine, and how to approach cacao with respect and reverence.

We're excited to share insights from our years of experience in this foundational course!

Course FAQs

What Happens If I Miss A Day?

This 19-day course is self-paced - so if you miss a day, you can always hop back in when you're ready.

How much time do I need to dedicate to this course?

We recommend at least 15-20 minutes per day for course materials. Course work includes guided meditations, journal prompts, and cacao rituals. If you are someone who really likes to dive deep, you may want to designate extra time.

How long do I have access to the course?

Your access to the course does not expire. You can go back and revisit the material at any time.

Are there any live calls?

This course is self-paced so there are no live calls. We recommend joining our free weekly cacao ceremonies every Tuesday at 1pm PST to support you as you are on this learning journey.

How much cacao will I need for this course?

You will need 12 servings of cacao for this course. You can work with whatever cacao you have at home, or, you can order the course with our Variety Kit.

The course is designed to pair with our Variety Kit - each lesson recommends a specific cacao in the Kit that aligns with that day's theme.

We begin drinking cacao on day 8 of the course, so there's plenty of time for you to order and have your cacao on hand.

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Our hearts have been opened and our lives have been transformed through intimate contact with cacao, one of nature’s greatest healing medicines. We hope in our relationship with you, you will receive many gems of wisdom compiled from countless hours in the field, that we hope will deepen your practice, connection and life.

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