I am Eva Joy. A ceremonialist, musician and owner of Wild Child Cacao. In what seemed to be a past life I worked in the fashion industry and as a copywriter. Yet, life took me on an unexpected shamanic journey....,,
Once I was the shyest girl on the planet. Blushing and crying when speaking in public. I spend years overcoming my fear of speaking in public, taking many singing classes and voice liberation courses. With cacao and other plant medicines
I slowly dared to express myself freely. Vocal play is now an important part of my cacao ceremonies.
I did not plan to travel the world, but life had me book a ticket to Costa Rica in 2017. What I thought would be just 6 weeks became a journey of more then 2 years.
I lived in a community in Nicaragua to learn about cacao, brewing pots for around 40 people every week. After a while I tarted to share songs during the weekly cacao ceremonies.
MAYAS AND AZTECS
Later on I spend time in Chiapas in Mexico with my cacao sister Lilian. We visited cacao farms and stayed with the local farmers. An absolutely magical experience. This is where I learned about cacao fermentation and the Mayan and Aztec traditions.
I stayed in Mexico for 2 years. Learned the Lakota ways and Mexica (Aztec) traditon. I continued to host ceremonies with my partner there and together we went deep into the world of plant medicine.
During the lockdown I stayed in the Amazon in Peru for 5 months (instead of one) to diet plants and learn more about ceremony and plant medicine. I made beautiful connections with true medicine keepers (Don José Campos), yet also experienced the wicked and dangerous dark side. After all, I feel truly blessed for all the teachings.
With my work and ceremonies, I intend to support people to connect with the incredible medicine of plants in a safe and serving way.