Even if one person fell in love with life again, a river of change would start to flow. 

Even if just one person chose to live in heart-centered ways, a powerful momentum would be set in motion for creating a heart-centered world.

~Spirit of Chocolate, Chapter 3: Keeper of the Fire


Open Your Heart & Awaken Your Dreams

with Story, Creative Arts & Ceremony

  • In the ancient ways of storytelling, listen to the sharing of JoAnne Dodgson's medicine story: "Spirit of Chocolate: A Woman's Journey to the Rainforest in Search of Her Dreams."

  • In oral traditions, stories are heard, spoken, passed along, and revisited again and again. We receive different messages and awaken new understandings with each sharing. 

  • In our journey through the rainforest, we'll take pauses along the way to soak in the medicines and magic, to enrich your personal quests.

  • Course materials include handouts, which you can download, with invitations to inspire journaling, art-making, and ceremony.

  • Don't be surprised if you end up relishing some delicious dark chocolate too!

  • "Spirit of Chocolate is a truly enchanting story that made my heart sing and restored my state of hope that dreaming a new world into being is possible." ~ Sandra Ingermann

  • "Spirit of Chocolate is a beautiful reminder of the sacredness in all things and the seeds of power we can find in our dreams." ~ Rosalee de la Forêt

Open Your Heart & Awaken Your Dreams

with Story, Creative Arts & Ceremony

About JoAnne Dodgson

JoAnne Dodgson

JoAnne Dodgson’s life is centered in the lineage of Ka Ta See and the path of the kala keh nah seh ~ healer, teacher, ceremonial guide, and weaver of webs of balance. She has been learning, living, and sharing the ways of the kala keh nah seh for over twenty years. JoAnne has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Holistic Health. As a therapist and community activist, she worked in trauma healing centers and college counseling centers. She has been on the faculty in Transpersonal Psychology, Women’s Studies, and Holistic Health programs. Earlier in her career, JoAnne was a teacher in public schools and residential programs for adolescents. She also served as the director of a women’s shelter. To share her passion for the healing medicine of stories, JoAnne has written several books including “Spirit of Chocolate: A Woman’s Journey to the Rainforest in Search of Her Dreams” and “UnLeashing Love.” She lives in the enchanted desert mesas of New Mexico.