What is a Sacred Chocolate Shamanic Cacao Ceremony?

Hello Luminous Leaders and Welcome to Sacred Chocolate Shamanic Cacao.

I am so excited to be your guide and mentor on this journey.

By nature, this way of working with the medicine of Cacao in Ceremony is very Shamanic. I have developed this offering as a unique modality that has evolved over time, as a culmination of my own personal years of experience working in Ceremony, having been apprenticed into working with ancestral medicines in the Andes of Peru.

For some years now I have had requests from people all over the World to ‘teach’ them how to facilitate my version of Shamanic Cacao Ceremony that I call Sacred Chocolate. Until recently, my internal answer to this request was, ’How can I teach Ceremony online or in a short intensive course when the Ceremony is something that you ARE, not something that you DO?'

It’s something that through deep connection and consistent practice – you become… and that can take years. And then one day, I was given clear instruction as to the ‘how’. So, the Sacred Chocolate Shamanic Cacao lineage was born. With permission from my Maestro Puma to share elements of the lineage I have been initiated into the Andes, and blessed to carry - I am deeply honoured to share and support others on their Sacred Path to being the best facilitators and Shamanic Cacao Ceremonialists they can possibly be.

What you will learn here will not only set you up to create profound, powerful and transformative Ceremonies - it will also give you tools to assist you, your loved ones and community in everyday life.

You are the Lighthouse. Through this modality you will learn how to Anchor your Light in Service to your own personal journey of transformation, in service to our Pachamama, and to the awakening of your global community too.

Cacao is an Ancient Plant Medicine used by various cultures for eons as a way of connecting to Spirit. She is an ally that opens our hearts and guides our way. 

The art of Ceremony lies in the power of your prayer. Through the union of Cacao and learning how to 'Become the Ceremony' you are the bridge between worlds. You are the Medicine, and although rooted in ancient tradition - your ceremony is uniquely yours to powerfully share. 

This is a deep dive into your essence to connect you to your allies and bring forth your greatest gifts. You will then feel confident to share your ceremony with the world. 

This is an intimate apprenticeship for those who feel called and ready to go deep. 

Let the Ceremony begin! 

Love Jem xxx


June 27th, 2023

Registrations for this training are now open!


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This apprenticeship is a deep dive into yourself through Ancient lineage and the Andean Altar. We intricately explore our inner realms and refine our relationship to ourselves and in turn to nature. This is the essence of Shamanism. We learn Sacred tools and rituals, and receive profound wisdom to help us see beyond the veils, so we are able to truly listen, feel, heal and be guided as to how we can be in best service to our communities.

We learn the power of Ceremony. We remember that we are masters of living energy.

By end of this apprenticeship you will be able to confidently facilitate your own Shamanic Cacao Ceremonies and weave this way of facilitation into any current modality you like to work with.

This programme is foundational to this particular altar - but it is definitely not basic. The work is deep, intricate and rich. It is for students of every level - even those who have been facilitating for years and are ready to take their Sacred containers next level. It is as perfect for those stepping onto their Sacred Path as Medicine woman, Medicine man.



One of the things that excites me most about this apprenticeship is that I have an opportunity to introduce you to my main teachers, elders and brothers that are my family in the Andes.

 I take at least two groups a year to the Mountains of Peru, but through this apprenticeship, my wish is to bring the mountains (Apu's) and the power of the Apu’s, to you.

This also gives me an opportunity to support my family and their communities during this time. It’s wonderful to share what we call in the Andes ‘Ayni’ which, in its simplest form, means sacred reciprocity.

I get to give back for all I have received and am now sharing with you.

Maestro Puma is my main teacher. He is a Maestro of Maestros. Struck by lightning as a child, he is a very powerful medicine man and shaman that comes from a long lineage of healers through his grandfather, Papa Kay. It’s rare to have this opportunity to be one to one with Puma, so it is a great honour to have him join us.

Maestro Sebastion is an elder from Q’eros nation - in the highest Andean peaks. This is where all of these traditions and lineage began, and for hundreds years were sacredly held in secret until the time and space came where ancient prophecy stated they were to be shared. Maestro Don Sebastion travels the world sharing his ancestral rituals and ceremony and has had books written about him. He is known to be a master of the ‘haywariquy’ or the ceremony of the Despacho offering.

Maestro Percy is also a carrier of this lineage and a profound Medicine Man. He has walked by my side since 2014 as one of my beloved guides, brothers and teachers. He carries deep presence, humour and incredible wisdom and knowledge of the ancestral Andean ways. He loves to share this wisdom with true and humble seekers.

These are some of the incredible beings and teachers you will have the honour to be in the presence of during this potent and powerful apprenticeship.

My maestros have offered to share their wisdom because they believe in what I am sharing with you, and trust that their lineage is being represented in a true and correct way.

They are happy to see how I am weaving the Andean traditions with the safe and sacred Medicine of Cacao, to create deeper connection, reverence and respect for Ceremony and Pachamama.



The training is a 3 month journey with live calls and live Ceremonies each week. The first call will be on June 27th, 2023.
Recordings of each call will be accessible if you cannot make the live.

Aside from the live calls, course modules will be unlocked weekly with potent online teachings, powerful guided processes, written course material in your beautiful
Wisdom Manual, and much more.


Call 1 -  An introduction to Sacred Chocolate Shamanic Cacao and the lineage of the Seven Rays

Welcome to this journey and being in Ceremony and Celebration together!  We learn how to brew ceremonial grade cacao as well as begin our journey into the fundamental principles and practices of Andean Shamanism. Maestro Puma joins us from Peru to share wisdom and blessings for our journey ahead.  

Call 2 - Inner Work: Transforming the shadow with our light

This module, we look at the importance of inner work to enrich our own lives and those around us, the path of the light worker and discovering our true purpose.  

Call 3 -  Catalina Rojas from In Breath - An introduction to facilitating breathwork in Ceremony

Catalina Rojas joins us for a live Breathwork Journey and an introduction to facilitating breathwork in ceremony. 

Call 4 -  Exploring the luminous field: Working on the level of energy

Learn to facilitate in a way that gives you energy, rather than depletes it. This week and throughout our journey, we will learn to understand the energy body from a Shamanic perspective and how to work with it to heal. You will receive tools, rituals and practices that will assist you to work on the level of energy and enhance all areas of your life.


Call 5 - Maestro Puma joins us for the Chakana medicine wheel & the portal of the South

We learn the most important elements of Ceremony, using the Andean Chakana medicine wheel as we begin to understand living energy.  In working with the portal of the South, we will work with a powerful process of liberation called ‘cutting the ties that bind' - freeing ourselves from the past, to become pioneers of our future. 

Call 6 - Meeting your Apu's, journey the 3 worlds & the portal of the West

This week we tap into our eternal nature.  We focus on the destruction of old ways, healing Ancestral lines and the re-organisation of energy to bring in great change with courage strength and protection. Each week, we build on the power of our prayers - that when we ask the mountains to move, they move!

Call 7 -  Embodying the elements & the portal of the North

We explore each element - ether, fire, water, earth and air - as they help us to understand and feel the nature of each direction in the Medicine wheel of life.  We will also connect with the living energy of the North - our Evolution. 

Call 8 - Jelena Devi - Embodying the elements and an introduction to facilitating Embodied Dance

Jelena Devi joins our Cacao Ceremony to share an Ecstatic Dance journey to embody the 5 elements.  We experience the quality of the elements through movement - one of the many creative ways we can bring Ceremony to our communities to work with the Spirit of the Master plant teacher - Cacao.

Call 9 -  Shamanic drum journey - Meeting our animal allies & the portal of the East

We share time and space with the portal of the East - Transcendence.  Experience a shamanic drum journey to discover our power animal allies.  We will explore traditional earth-based medicine teachings, sacred stories and healings passed by shamanic elders and wisdom keepers from around the world.

Call 10 - Shamanic Journeying with Shaman Jon Rassumen

Jon is joining for 3 rich, deep and fascinating BONUS modules in the full apprenticeship program. He will be sharing powerful tools on building confidence to bring shamanic drum/ rattle journeying into your Ceremonies, how to get out of the way and allow the team to do the work and using different instruments to work with energy centres for healing.

Call 11 -  The Sacred Mesa - The tradition and lineage of the Andean Altar. 

We go deeper into the Andean Cosmovision this week as we learn how to work with and within the Ancient tradition of the Sacred Mesa and assemble our team of Guardians and Masters of Light.  The Sacred Mesa is the Altar to Pachamama.  She anchors our team of light and the journey through the 3 worlds. 


Call 12 -  Giselle - An introduction to Medicine Song 

Giselle is an international performing artist working with Medicine Music. She is a gifted and intuitive Medicine Woman as well as a talented EventProducer, Ceremonialist & Earth Guardian. We are so blessed to have Giselle joining us. She will share her Medicine Song, Sacred chants, Sacred instruments and a beautiful Ceremony with us.


Call 13 - The ceremony of the Despacho (Haywarikuy)

We learn the art and powerful Ancient Ritual of the Despacho (offerings to Pachamama) to assist you and others on your Path.  We will be joined by Elder, Don Sebastian and Maestro Percy to seed our gratitude, prayers and intentions for our journey ahead.  


Call 14 -  Kelly Alexander - Marketing from the heart 

Our incredible marketing genius Kelly guides us through authentically and lovingly sharing your offerings with the world. She'll guide you through copywriting, newsletters, social media and digital marketing to support your work and your heartfelt mission.

Call 15-  Our final co created Sacred Chocolate Shamanic Cacao Ceremony!

We now have the tools to create and hold powerful, clear and engaging energetic spaces.  We weave all we have learned and practiced together in our final co-created Sacred Chocolate Shamanic Cacao Ceremony. We also receive wisdom and blessings from Maestro Puma for our journey ahead.  

Call 16 - Integration & Our Path Ahead

Completing our cycle, we come together to share our experience and learn more about how to take our Ceremonies and your offerings out into our communities and the business of Ceremony.


  • Life Access to your personal Luminous Library with:

  • Potent online teachings

  • Powerful guided processes that will assist your journey both during and after your training.

  • Recordings of LIVE transmissions and Ceremonies. 

  • 16 powerful live Sacred Chocolate Shamanic Cacao Ceremonies. We dive deep into Ceremony every call! 

  • Written course material in our beautiful WISDOM MANUAL.

  • Private support and mentorship group for the entire duration of your journey.

  • Powerful tools and rituals rooted in Andean Shamanism to assist you in your work and in your everyday life.

  • Receive the wisdom, blessings and backing of an Ancient lineage which gives you access to a whole team of ancestral allies to support you in your work.

  • Live teachings from the Andes from Maestro Puma, Don Sebastian and Maestro Percy.

  • Live Breathwork Ceremony with Catalina Rojas from InBreath.

  • Live Embodied Ecstatic dance Ceremony with Jelena Devi.

  • Live with Giselle - Learn how to bring Medicine song into your ceremony with Medicine Song Workshop.

  • Bonus module with Shaman Jon who shares his profound Shamanic wisdom
  • Learn how to overcome blocks and limiting self beliefs that prevent you from sharing your Gifts and Ceremonies with your communities.

  • Learn the tools of Sacred Enterprise - how and where to market and share your Ceremonies to support you in supporting others.

  • Take active part in a fulll length Cacao Ceremony each week, culminating in a Final Collective Sacred Chocolate Ceremony!

  • Receive deep healings and guidance for your life and your Sacred Path.

  • Powerful space stewarding techniques to create and facilitate deeply transformative and life changing ceremonies for you and your participants. 
  • BONUS COURSE! Receive our Shamanic Jedi Knight Training “Be the Crystal" valued at USD$333 FREE! Highly recommended as preparation for this Apprenticeship. CLICK HERE to learn more about this shamanic training.
  • Once complete, there is a chance to complete further certification (no extra cost) to become an official Sacred Chocolate Shamanic Cacao Ceremonialist, which opens a whole other level of support for you in your work.
  • Access to the Luminous Leaders Alumni Shamanic Apprenticeship Level Two, plus my advanced offerings, retreats and Pilgrimages that are only available to graduates of Sacred Chocolate.

"If you are feeling called to this work then I would highly recommend Jemma's Training, I have personally worked alongside her for the last 5 years and I am so happy to see her offering this training. It really is unlike anything else I have seen available, Jemma weaves her experience and wisdom with ancient traditions and practices she has learned from her time in the Andes Mountains of Peru as well as from her travels globally.
This training is be so much more than learning to brew Cacao and how to hold a Ceremony, it goes very deep and you will leave with tools and practices you will use in your everyday life. That has been my honest personal experience with Jemma for myself and seeing the work she offers."
– Kristen Wyld.


Click here to see the full details of  'Be the Crystal' 
"Thank you for bringing your profound wisdom and teachings to us, beautiful soul. They have changed my life and my service in so many ways. Infinitely grateful for you and all that you are. Every time I sit in ceremony in Ibiza you come through so strongly in the space, along with all of the Maestros, Shamans and Apus from Peru. It’s such incredibly powerful work. I am honoured to be a part of this lineage and to share this work with others. Thank you!"
- Jo Lewins.



It is a deep honour for me to share the profound medicine and teachings that I have been so blessed to receive from my Maestros and lineage in Peru, woven in with over 20 years of wisdom and experience from walking my own Spiritual path of Awakening.

I feel deeply called to my path in service here as a Paco (Maestra of Living Energy), Medicine Woman, healer and mentor and above all, I am here in humble service to our beautiful Mother Earth and to our global family.

In respectfully and generously sharing this wisdom, my wish is to assist others in transforming their own lives, in the way it has profoundly transformed my own.



Maestro Puma

The Teacher of Teachers.
Sharing Andean Wisdom Teachings. 

Maestro Puma is my main teacher and a Maestro of Maestros.

Struck by lightning as a child, he is a very powerful medicine man and shaman that comes from a long lineage of healers through his grandfather, Papa Kay.

It is rare to have this opportunity to be one to one with Puma, so it is a great honour to have him join us.

Catalina Rojas

Breathwork for Transforming the Shadow

Catalina is Colombian by birth & has lived in Barcelona for many years and now Bali with her family. She is a psychologist focused on personal self-discovery and the search of BEING.

Motivated by her own call to evolve, she has had a 21 year journey through various formations, such as art therapy, gestalt, PNL, kundalini yoga, Registros Akashicos & sound healing. She specialises in altered states of consciousness through breathing techniques such as rebirthing and meditation.

Jelena Devi

Ecstatic Dance for Embodying the Elements

Jelena Devi landed into this world dancing. After many years exploring the realms of professional dance, choreography and teaching a variety of styles, it is her greatest joy to guide people into deeper connection to their body and heart to witness expression of truth. Previously a dance/ yoga studio owner, she now shares “Dance & Yoga as Medicine” all over the world in the form of ceremony, ecstatic earth dance, workshops and elemental dance/ yoga retreats.

Maestro Sebastian

Maestro Sebastion is an elder from Q’eros nation - in the highest Andean peaks. This is where all of these traditions and lineage began, and for hundreds of years were sacredly held in secret until the time and space came where ancient prophecy stated they were to be shared. He travels the world sharing his ancestral rituals and ceremony and is known to be a master of the ‘haywariquy’ or the ceremony of the Despacho offering.

Maestro Percy 

Maestro Percy is also a carrier of this Andean lineage of the Seven Rays and a profound Medicine Man. He has walked by my side since 2014 as one of my beloved guides, brothers and teachers. He carries deep presence, humour and incredible wisdom and knowledge of the ancestral Andean ways. He loves to share this wisdom with true and humble seekers.   


Giselle is an international medicine woman and artist & composer. She has been extensively in service to plant medicines for 11 years studying with indigenous tribes. Giselle is on a mission to bring unity & consciousness to our earth and purpose as humans through plant medicine and music connecting people to the frequency of our Pachamama in all kinds of settings throughout our beautiful Mother Earth.

 “My heart is so overwhelmed with gratitude that it overflows from my eyes and my heart feels fit to burst from my chest. I feel reborn, with such hope and knowing that WE are evolving and WE are remembering. This journey with you, my fellow brothers and sisters, and all of the seen and unseen forces of love that are present with us in each and every moment, has been nothing short of life changing. From the bottom of my heart, my soul, my essence, I thank you. I am utterly and eternally grateful."

– Brooke.
Are you feeling a full body 'YES?!'


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