SSG007 Transcending Relationship Hell with Ceremonial Cacao- With Paola Garcia

For Episode number 7 we are joined by another of my favorite big sister mentors, Columbian Born Medicine Woman Paola Garcia. Paola is the creatress of the  “Eterno Sol Yoga & Mindfulness” program, where she shares the tools and practices of Yoga Asanas & Mindfulness Meditation that she has been practicing and teaching for the last 16 years. Since 2011 she has walked her path with her beloved Gustavo Ik, and together they share Ceremonial Cacao with communities around the world. In this episode we explore:

• How ceremonial cacao can help us transcend relationship hell, 

• How bitter medicines bring us home to the present moment

• How mindfulness and willingness transform the space of our relationships from a battlefield of egos into a sacred quest to find love within

To learn more about 7 day residential retreats with Paola and her partner Gustave, you can visit:

To learn more about the Plant Spirit Medicine Apprenticeship we speak about in this episode, please visit: and explore the details under the “Apprenticeship” tab.


Above photo: Paola and Gustavo with Taita Eustorgio Payaguaje  from the Cofan Siona tradition of Yage medicine in Colombia. The musical enhancement for this episode includes recordings of Paola singing live in one of her and Gustavo's ceremonies.