WHO WE ARE
Corin from New Zealand met Sally from Peru while traveling around South America. She shared her culture and heritage with him and took him to the jungle of Peru to learn about cacao - one of her most sacred plant medicines. Sally, an industrial engineer was working in a bank in Lima at the time but her ancestral lineage stems from the Andes of Peru and the Jungle regions of Mesoamerica. She taught him about the philosophies of Andean cosmovision, gave him maca and cacao and shared her amazing ancestral plant knowledge with him. Corin, a medical researcher (PhD) and scientist was struggling with his mental health and found the journey, connection and plant medicines transformed him and his life. He was able to come off his anti-depressants and has never looked back.
Together they found an artisanal farmer and community in Peru who shared their passion and created a pure, heart opening ceremonial cacao paste to help people like Corin in New Zealand looking for a deeper feeling of connection and way to promote self-healing through the spirit of cacao. Sally as an engineer was able to work directly with their farmer to produce the finest quality cacao paste and ensure that it was prepared following the correct ancient ancestral traditions required to enhance the cacao's energetics. She also worked to create a rescue cacao program that promotes sustainable and ethical production of cacao, protecting farmers in Peru and promoting reverence and respect towards the indigenous people. Sally runs workshops in New Zealand to share her incredible ancestral knowledge of Andean cosmovision and cacao. Corin uses his scientific knowledge to run a research program that studies the biochemistry of cacao to help substantiate the traditional uses.