Cheryl Pertoni

Opening the door to Personal Transformation with Cacao Plant Medicine


About Me

Cheryl Pertoni is a facilitator for Cacao Ceremonies and is one of the few people in the UK to have been trained in the Cacaoista apprenticeship with Rebekah Shaman, and in Advanced Shamanic healing techniques. Cheryl is a qualified Usui Reiki 2 Practitioner, former sports coach and passionate food expert, along with this she is applying this alimentary knowledge of understanding plant based nutrition, plant medicine and plant consciousness in her current work. 

Since drinking Cacao everyday I have cleared emotional blocks and obstacles and I have learn’t how to let go of past trauma, now I can forgive often and love more. When I work with Cacao, she is now part of my being of service to others.

I have come to realise self preservation is a seed of commitment, it is a way of loving yourself. 

If we learn to accept who we are and own all parts of ourselves, we can then step into our own power that has always been there.

By simplifying your life and let go of the past that is no longer serving you, remembering to treat yourself with respect, love, kindness and compassion. 

The act of living in the present moment we can be grateful for every experience, because every experience has a value. Trust your inner guidance and recognise distractions for what they are by becoming aware and trusting yourself. 

If every conscious thought and action is from your heart, this will radiate outwards and attract connections with others that are in alignment with your life purpose, this will also help others to recognise who they truly are.

At each event I use 100% Raw Organic Ceremonial Cacao from the Ashaninka Tribe in Peru, this means that it is of the purest quality grade in nutrition and energy, therefore we are able to connect with the spirit of Cacao and allowing your heart to open and healing to take place in a safe environment.

About Ceremony

What is a Cacao Ceremony

Raw cacao, beans, nibs and liquor.

A Cacao Ceremony gives us time for ourselves in a hectic and stressful world.  It is the perfect space to switch off the outside chaos and journey into the silence, so that we can become clearer of who we are, where we are going and the opportunities available to us.

Cacao is raw chocolate that is unprocessed and is a powerful plant medicine that helps us to release emotional blockages that no longer serve us, find forgiveness in ourselves and others.  It shows us the way forward if we are stuck or afraid of making the necessary life changes in order to move on.  It also enables us to access stuck emotions, conditionings, patterns of behaviour and addictions that are buried deep in the unconscious.

I will guide you on a journey to deeply connect with the cacao goddess and open your heart, removing blockages and fears. I will hold space for you and others to feel the loving energy of this sacred plant medicine. During this ceremony I assist by helping you dive deep into your subconscious by using an ancient shamanic technique with Cacao that will help you to move beyond the boundaries of the mind, to create a deep feeling of inner peace and relaxation, enabling you to gently flow into a meditative state.

Due to the euphoria inducing ingredients, the emotional impact can be profound. Everything feels heightened within the physical and emotional body, including your awareness to your deepest sense of self and to your heart. The experience of love and empathy, particularly for yourself, can literally feel as if your heart is opening like a flower. 

With this, the body can become flooded with the many emotions stored in the heart, some of which can be painful. It is not always an easy experience, and I have seen many tears shed as people peel away old layers of hurt, cacao opens the door to our heart and delivers a deep sense of self love, sometimes this can bring about tears but are always followed by feelings of deep gratitude. 

In other moments, the sheer ecstasy felt from the cacao can be described as nothing other than a divine experience

Your Health & Wellness Matter


We all know that wonderful feeling when we are in sync with energy of the universe, that joyful energising space where things just seem to come to you effortlessly flowing in complete alignment with everything that is. 

It’s so easy to slip out of sync with that energy of the universe and when we do life becomes a struggle, you feel more depleted than invigorated and you can lose your way. 

The Power of intention and awareness is greater than any ritual or tradition.

When we express our deepest desires, set our intentions, do our best and then let it go, surrender, you immediately can get closer to fulfilling your dreams, we become magnets for goodness to come to us - we create openness for our deepest desires to manifest and find ourselves once again.

Live With Passion & Purpose


Live with pure awareness and a conscious lifestyle.

To achieve optimal wellness, one must apply it towards every possible endeavor. You can apply a wellness approach towards your environment, community, career, belief systems, physical activities, self care, healthy eating, self esteem, and creative activities. Applying wellness in your everyday life will allow you to achieve your full potential and live with passion and purpose. 

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Romey Macdonald

A huge heartflet thank you and gratitude for facilitating such a beautiful ceremony and creating the perfect space for me to shine light on and spring clean the corners and cobwebs in my heart. 

I came to the ceremony unsure of what to expect, but wanting to release and let go of some of the fears that hold me back, mostly those which prevent me from being my true authentic self in everyday life and that cause me to feel a sense of disconnection and being 'blocked' from feeling and expressing myself.

I came away feeling so much lighter and brighter! A real sense of shifting, an energetic release! 

Orla Palmer

Fantastic 2nd session with you.  I find the session strips away all the noise of my day to day life and tells me clearly what my purpose is and what I should be doing as my next steps.   The session leaves me with a wonderful sense of calm, relaxation and joy that stays for days afterwards.   Another additional benefit is the wonderful people I meet there - real kindred spirits.  Totally recommend these sessions to everyone.


What a wonderful experience, the journey you took us on.

For me it felt like a deep rest, which I have not had in years, so it seemed. 

I thank you for creating a safe heaven and space for all of us to be on that journey of joy and heart-opening. 

Michelle Allen

I have definitely noticed a deep sense of peace since the event and a much deeper connection with myself

I really enjoyed the experience and I look forward to the next one

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Cheryl Pertoni Organic Raw Ceremonial Cacao from Ashaninka tribe, in Peru

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