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Annalisa has been journeying with ceremonial cacao for the past 6 years both here in Australia and overseas, including Bali, Sedona and New Zealand.  As she continues to train with shamans from South America it is with great reverence to the plant, the people and the traditions passed down that she loves sharing this plant wisdom in both individual and group settings. 

From deep meditative and sound healing sessions to gentle movement and ecstatic dance, Annalisa is known as a gentle space holder that creates containers for individuals to explore their fullest expression and potential. 

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Cacao.  Connection.  Movement 
Sunshine Coast
Morning Light Yoga Studio
Sunday 25th June 2pm - 4pm

Join Annalisa in a nourishing experience where we immerse ourselves in breath, ceremonial cacao, meditation and movement, moving through each transition and cycle exploring the chakras, the moments between breath, seasons and growth as well as leaning deeper into the feminine and what that means for you. 

Through this workshop we lean into the flow of change to help us cultivate more discernment and a balanced perception.


Event details and booking link


What to expect
Organic, Peruvian Ceremonial Cacao prepared with love and intention
Guided pranayama breath work & meditation
Movement | Flow
Workshops on how to
cultivate Feminine energy,
come into balance,
reconnect to self 


Event Information

"I was lucky enough to have Annalisa facilitate some incredible sessions at my recent retreat at Soma in Byron Bay. I cannot describe in words her beautiful energy she brought to the group of women that attended and the profound effect she had on each and everyone of us. Her teachings and the way she held space for everyone is truly gift and I hope to work with her again in the future. I cannot recommend connecting with Annalisa highly enough." - Danni Stephens Academy of Manifestation 


"An old version of me sat in circle facilitated by Annalisa.  The REAL version of me walked away from it.  Her circle guided me back home to myself.  Her facilitation was beautiful, emotional and powerful as was the shift she guided and held me through.  I have learnt and felt so much and will be forever grateful." Rachel Barbounis


"I can honestly say that I have not enjoyed something as much as I did this ceremony. I feel I have released so much I had built up. Being in a close space with women who have similar intentions felt really wholesome. I can't wait for the next one." - Ashley


"Thank you so much for providing space for women to step into their power. Allowing women to just BE, no barriers. This gave me permission to be my authentic self and = felt safe to do so. Thank you so much beautiful women." - Jodie Creek


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About Cacao

Cacao ceremonies have been practiced for thousands of years, originating all the way back to Mayan and Aztec traditions in Central and South America, used for spiritual, medicinal and ceremonial purposes for inner awakening and creative guidance.  Pure ceremonial cacao is used as a heart opening medicine for people to safely experience awakening, revelation and inner healing.  When used in a sacred medicinal ritual, intentions are set and once consumed, euphoric states are unlocked, negative emotions are released and we are able to connect to ourselves and the loving energy in our body. 

These ceremonies are a beautiful invitation to drop into full presence, activate and expand the heart space, deepen your connection to both your inner and your outer worlds.  

Cacao ceremonies are a type of shamanic healing – which is one of the oldest holistic healing practices used by indigenous cultures all over the world. These types of healing ceremonies work with rebalancing energies in the body to regain health and vitality.  However, unlike other shamanic experiences, drinking cacao will not make you hallucinate or give you some sort of ‘out-of-body’ experience.  Instead, cacao is used to gently touch your heart and to guide you into an inner journey deep into the emotional centre of our body – our heart. 

When we sit in sacred ceremony with this plant medicine, together we create a potent practice that has you dial in rich in intention, gratitude and creativity. 

Each ceremony an invitation to gather, tune in, surrender and step into a life lead from the heart. 

Leaning into and recalibrating back into this space not only helps you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others, it also allows you to open yourself up to that which is similar in us all rather that what is different. 


Like all things we suggest you lean into resonance with ceremonial cacao.  Ceremonial doses are quite high for some, so if you have any concerns or are on any medications pls see the cacao safety and cacao contraindications sheet provided by seleno health here. 





Virtual cacao ceremonies go for 1hr and require 15 - 20 mins of preparation prior to our live session.  Investment is $35 for group session (min 5 people) or $55 for one on one session.

They include a comprehensive guide on setting up your space, alter preparation, introduction into ceremonial cacao as we pay homage and respect to the Mayan's and their ancient practices and rituals, guided cacao ceremony, intention setting,  pranayama breath work, intuitive guided movement, and meditation practices. 

Join Annalisa in a guided virtual circle as we gather with like minded individuals, sip on organic ceremonial cacao to open our hearts, restore balance within and infuse ancient traditions into our modern lives. Paying homage and respect to the Mayan's their healing rituals, traditions and plant medicine as you are guided into discovering your essence and tap into the wisdom that you be. 

The intention of these sessions are to merge the wisdom from our greatest teachers and guides from the past into our modern lives along with self care practices and rituals so that we can restore our hearts, soothe our nervous systems and come home to the divine intelligence stored within.  Everything shared in these sessions are tools and modalities passed down through committed certified learnings and trainings over many years and are done respectfully and mindfully with the good of all a priority.  


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Text 0404064471 or email Annalisa at to book your space. 


These group sessions are intimate sessions and limited to 6 women and are an investment of $55 per person.

"I went to Annalisa’s new moon cacao ceremony and wow! I joined with an open mind and no expectations and this seriously blew my mind. Annalisa has this super power in making everyone feel comfortable. I did not expect to be having so much playfulness and joy in a ceremony. I had different emotions washing through me and felt safe and at home within my body. I don’t know if it was the cacao itself, the women joining in circle, the banging playlist of heart opening music… or a combination of all the elements above. It was truly magic. I left feeling that I’ve released something and reconnected to myself and others. If you get the chance to go, you should go!" - Jenna




Are you looking to explore the world of breath work?   

As a trained and certified yoga and functional breath work facilitator I love guiding individuals into a deeper state of presence, when we have a deeper awareness of our breath, we have a deeper awareness of self.  Through the breath we begin to connect the dots between mind body connection, explore the soothing and calming benefits as well as reach peak experiences in a SAFE and held environment.  After years of experiencing large group sessions, I felt called to create a container that offers a deeper integration of these sometimes overly activating experiences and REturn you back into an optimal state that is best for you and your body.  These sessions are available in one on one sessions in my Sacred Healing Space.  Email for more information. 

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REturning back to our divine feminine nature is a passion of mine that has had me lead workshops, cacao, yoga and dance experiences over the past 6 years.  With so much focus on reclaiming your feminine essence, I like to gently guide you home to your heart and your womb and remind you that you are already perfect, whole and complete, just not yet finished, and that through breath, movement and deeper presence you can access and activate the divine codes already within you.  Join me in my workshops either online or in person where we explore masculine, feminine wisdom and how to lean deeper into your feminine flow. 


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Email Annalisa at or txt 0404064471 to book your next sacred journey. 
About Annalisa 

Facilitator of women’s circles, wellness retreats, sacred cacao ceremonies, speaker, yoga teacher, breathwork and movement, Annalisa is known as a  gentle space holder that is not only committed to her highest growth but that of all individuals.  A self care advocate, leader and guide with an intention to REturn women home to their hearts while sitting in deep reverence and respect for all those before us.  Having  worked with leaders and guides across many areas over the last few decades her commitment to refining  her skills is so she can bring them to you and share the experience so you too can live a life in balance by your design.  

Creative founder of BARE movement – a range of ethically and locally sourced natural and organic personal care products and ritual tools, inviting individuals to evolve daily habits into self care rituals.  

Owner and operator of BARE + sacred, a wellness focused boutique hair studio that weaves in 26+ years of experience in both the beauty and hair industry, business, ancient principles, tools, ceremony and ritual into holistic and ceremonious hair and wellness services.

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