Cacao Retreat

Join our Cacao Retreat at Durga's Tiger Land!

Creation, Connection, Yoga, Meditation and Nature connection.

Our very first Workshop at Durga´s Tiger Land, the heart of the coastal jungle of Ecuador!

Come and join us finding the spirit of Cacao for a week, March 20th-24th


Get your hands on the ground, we will work at our Cacao plantation.

Planting, harvesting understanding what goes behind the production of this beautiful medicine.

Sharing with the community of Rio Verde, learning how to ferment, dry, toast grind Cacao and the use of its by products.

Creating our own ceremonial cacao paste and celebrating with ceremony!

Come be part of our community, understanding the roots of ceremony!

Where: Durga’s Tiger Land, Rio Verde, Ecuador

When: March 20th-24th

Price: $399

Includes: Accommodation (Glamping + 3 Nourishing Meals a day)

Raw Material and your own ceremonial cacao paste to take home!


Guided by:

Jhoselyn Escobar: Teacher and plant spirit lover, Jhoselyn returned to Ecuador after a decade abroad where she worked with non-profit organizations. Her work with rural and indigenous communities was what brought Jhoselyn back to Ecuador. Always inclined to rural living, mountains, forest, farms feels like home. It was the Tsáchilas who introduced her to the first cacao plant in all its stages, since then she has worked with agricultural projects, being able to learn the importance of connection of earth to cosmos. She works as a Kaula Tantra Yoga teacher, supporting meditations, and other diverse classes in addition to managing the space of Durga’s Tiger School ® in Ecuador.

Javier Bone: Javier is the head administrator of Durga’s Tiger Land. He was born and raised in the community and is an expert navigator of this coastal jungle. He is in charge of the cacao plantation.

Andrea Aara: Andrea is a loving mother to her kids and all the plants she takes care of. A beautiful mix of intellectual knowledge as she studied agriculture and experience based learning. She and her family live across the river in a little hut on the top of the mountain.

Flor Nazareno: Flor is part of one of the biggest families in Rio Verde, she is the heart, the pillar of her family. She is the one who shared with the community how to craft the Ceremonial Cacao Paste. Flor also is the head of the kitchen, providing nourishing food to the people in the community.

The host:

Iris & David:

Iris Disse founder of Durga’s Tiger School ® and David Honer founder of Cuisine sans frontières

This artistic tantric activist couple are catalyzers of the Durga’s Tiger Land off grid community vision! They will be actively supporting this workshop

Detailed schedule ahead:

DAY 1: Arrival March 20 Monday

Check in 3pm

Welcome Ceremony river & rooting meditation


DAY 2: Into the land March 21 Tuesday


Breakfast 8-9

Nature walk Plant trees

Lunch in nature

Harvest Cacao

Fermentation process

Free time

7pm Dinner

DAY 3: Cacao Shells March 22 Wednesday


Breakfast 8-9

Sundry Cacao & Toast


Cacao Tea Tantra

7pm Dinner

Day 4: The Ceremony March 23 Thursday

Meditation 6:30-7:30

Breakfast 8-9

Grind Cacao & set the paste


Prepare Cacao for ceremony

Cacao Ceremony

8pm Dinner

Fifth day: March 24 Monday

River closing ceremony



Although be aware that :

A mystical course is always up to change.

The beautiful thing of working with nature is that weather goddess and other nature spirits can help us to be more spontaneous.

To sign up please reach out to Jhoselyn: