My name is Chynna Dee. I am a Holistic Nurse, Yoga Practitioner, Bodyworker, Breathwork Facilitator, Energy worker, & Entrepreneur — who continues to live in a world fascinated by the interconnectedness of the human body, mind, & soul.
I have worked alongside conventional medicine for six years as a Pediatric Oncology Nurse. During that time I experienced the stress of being a medical professional. Practicing yoga helped me jumpstart the balance during college & into my career path. So after my second year as a nurse, I decided to share my love of yoga & open my own Yoga Studio in New York. Throughout my life I have used holistic modalities to work on my own health care. I have seen the impact not only on myself, but in support to others who are searching for something "else." I realized there was SO much more than what conventional medicine had to offer. This sparked my interest & journey in learning how both can exist side-by-side. I turned to Holistic Nursing School & in 2021 I left bedside nursing. Little did I know a brand new journey was waiting for me!
During my travels, I came across a frothy drink offered by a friend while doing a card reading. The drink was powerful, grounding, robust & had a palpable feeling that went straight to my heart in a very exciting & gentle way. I asked my friend about these new sensations & was introduced to my first cup of Ceremonial Grade Cacao. That night was filled with laughter, tears & more importantly the willingness to be my true authentic self.
The botanical name “Theobroma Cacao” represents the acquiescence of science & spirituality coexisting. Consuming Ceremonial Grade Cacao can offer benefits that go beyond just the physical (See Benefits Here). I use cacao to support my own self-healing & exploration journey. With this, I was able to combine holistic modalities like yoga, breathwork, herbal medicine, & meditation to continuously develop an incredible relationship with myself. I personally feel more energized, warmhearted, focused, & continue to experience those "feel good hormones." Making my own cacao ceremonies alleviates my stress as well as allows me to tap into my own wisdom & creativity. By adding cacao ceremonies into my self-care rituals, it continues to create an easier space for self-reflection which leads me to my own growth, positivity, and happiness.
After researching this incredible plant medicine & implementing it into my life, I realized this is the PERFECT elixir blend to share with others for its mental, physical, & spiritual support. THIS IS WHY I LOVE Ceremonial Grade Cacao—it connects my scientific & spiritual sides!
After building a relationship of my own with ceremonial cacao I was ready to deepen my curiosity by finding the different sources of cacao. I researched and built a wonderful relationship with a company Cacao Love based in the UK , founders Gavin & Diane. We have similar values, beliefs & they are greatly transparent and supportive. Through consent and permission together we hope to go in 2023 together to see the Peruvian Farms Collective to give you more transparency on where the Peruvian Cacao comes from! Cacao Love supports the indigenous families in Gabon, Africa. Partnering with them supports the ebando nonprofit here.
In February 2022 I visited Guatemala. I met the Theobroma Cacao tree for the first time and built this new found relationship with Mother Earth. I am deeply humbled and honored to share this heart medicine meant to restore love and compassion in people but also into the restoration of the earth. Today in this world , it is much needed.
The company we partner with in Guatemala is called Cacao Source based in Guatemala, Founders Dorothy, Jordon and Laurence. I enjoyed their cacao training so much I went back in January 2023 with my Sage Cacao Team for them to formulate their own experience! We attended many ceremonies, visited cacao farms, met many cacao enthusiast from around the world. We are so excited to share our Guatemala Cacao line launching June 2023! We currently only offer the Guatemala Cacao during our in person Cacao Gatherings in New York (See events here). We continue to maintain a deep respect and relationship with the Mayan Elders and Farmers of the land in hope to learn more about the origins and the respect of cacao as a plant medicine.It is important we also acknowledge the culture cacao has derived from give back to the communities - please see our give back partnership here
To preserve means maintaining its original or existing state. Meeting the cacao tree for the first time was life changing. As I sat in the jungle drinking this powerful medicine, I actually felt the pulsation of the earth. What is pulsation by my definition? A sensation of vibrating the same way earth does. The way I breath through my lungs, my heart, all the same noticing mother earth too — is alive. It sent a gentle reminder that she is in need of healing & preserving.. In Guatemala, I spent time with nature, learned history with wisdom elders, women's cooperatives, locals, and other cacao enthusiasts.
I went home and fully integrated this incredible experience. Moving forward and seeing the importance of regenerating the earth, I have now entered into Soil School with Elaine Ingham because it sparked the interest in being the root cause of allLearn more. Sage Cacao is dedicated to preserving not only ceremonial cacao but the earth herself. See next event
Right now, how we are getting involved: the first project we are supporting, Cacao Source, is to build an Eco Artisan Women Center in Chicacao, Guatemala. Our events will give back to this project. Donate Here