Get to Know These Cacao Lovers
Tanner and Kristin met in 2012 (thanks to Tanner's magical mama, Cori Ellingson) and they have been an adventurous and dynamic duo ever since.
They both led "normal" (but actually not THAT normal) lives into their late 20's and when they met, they knew it was time to try a different approach to life- one with more freedom and joy.
So together, now in their mid-30's, they have dedicated their lives to promoting health and wellness in body, mind and spirit...while having a LOT OF FUN!
This duo has been traveling to and fro for 7 years, and when they aren't travelling they call the Gulf Islands of BC, Canada home.
They have circumnavigated the USA several times, and in 2015 they drove from Vancouver Island through Mexico and into the volcanic highlands of Guatemala. After spending two months studying and learning with Keith, the "Chocolate Shaman" and diving into a deep exploration with cacao, they felt called to share this wonderful plant medicine with the world. The trunk of their VW Jetta returned to Canada full of pure chocolate magic! Now, in 2020, they have collectively shared sacred cacao medicine with many hundreds of people, in over 100 ceremonies in 3 countries! Kristin has also had a very rich experience supporting Keith's Cacao on the customer support and Practitioner support team for 18 months. She recently trained another team member to carry on that role so that she can focus on life right here in Canada.
What else do these two LOVE?
Passion for supporting humanity toward awakening and greater self-awareness has brought these two the gift of facilitating cacao ceremonies, as well as teaching yoga and meditation and offering conscious lifestyle support workshops. They are both certified Usui Reiki Masters and are students of shamanism, drawing wisdom from many cultures and traditions and have been fortunate to have a handful of amazing medicine elders from multiple lineages sharing their knowledge with them over the years. You will also find them leading kirtan with their harmonium and guitar, harvesting and sharing nature's medicines, studying mysticism, yogic philosophy, growing and eating veggies and fruits produced through permaculture, strolling beaches and forests, and gazing into campfires. These are a few of their favourite things!
They both completed their 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training Certification at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA in July 2017. An opportunity to host yoga and wellness retreats in Mexico in the Spring of 2018 allowed them to be able to share Sacred Cacao Medicine with all of their guests. Three of the retreats, called Spirit of Cacao, were focused on cacao ceremony which allowed the guests to experience three different ceremonies throughout the week. More retreats are in the works...subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop!
Tanner and Kristin are known by their communities and friends to be fun, creative, silly, uplifting, shiny, supportive, friendly and loving and they will try just about anything once!
(Ok...Sometimes twice, just to be sure.)