Private Retreat Program

Dive into your heart with the support of experienced psilocybin guides

The retreat program offers a personalized multi-week process comprising three phases -- at-home preparation, a 3- or 7-night retreat in Costa Rica, and at-home integration. As experienced facilitators, we will be here to support each step of your journey.

The financial and time commitment required for this program is not practical for everyone. By reading this page, we pray you are able to manifest a vision for what's possible for your own mushroom journeys.

This private retreat program is tailored
for those who are ready and willing to:

  • Develop a relationship with experienced psilocybin facilitators
  • Create ample time and space to reflect and contemplate
  • Examine and question limiting beliefs and socially conditioned ideas
  • Face and overcome fears and traumas
  • Develop faith in your Inner Healing Intelligence and the wisdom of the mushrooms
  • Sit with difficult emotions such as grief, frustration, disappointment, and fear
  • Establish and maintain daily practices that support health and happiness
  • Surrender to the flow of life’s impermanence
  • Let go of materialistic thinking in favor of a more spiritual approach to life.

At times during this journey, you may experience an increased sense of:

Well-being
Positivity
Confidence
Openness

Optimism
Gratitude
Connection
Creativity

Awareness
Sensitivity
Clarity
Joy

Love
Compassion
Acceptance
Peace

At other times, as suppressed memories and traumas rise to the surface of your consciousness, you may experience the temporary intensification of challenging underlying emotions, such as: 

Fear
Grief
Disappointment
Anger

Frustration
Overwhelm
Purposelessness
Unworthiness

Hopelessness
Regret
Shame
Guilt

Instead of running away from or ignoring these difficult emotions, we support you in the practice of becoming more aware of and opening yourself to them. Mushroom experiences can help us develop curiosity, courage and equanimity in the face of difficulties, and show us the light even in the darkest circumstances. As the saying goes, “the only way out is through.”

During this journey, you will experience an energetic shift from head to heart. Most of us are overly identified with and attached to the analytical, critical, and judgmental mind. Mushrooms allow us to reconnect with the body and the sensations within and around us, and sit with a series of complex and ever-changing emotions. We start feeling and seeing our reality instead of merely thinking about it.

man's hands holding a psilocybin mushroom between fingers

Some of us have internalized the idea that we need to be busy and productive to have a sense of worth.
Our mushroom journeys remind us that we are human beings rather than human doings.

Instead of achieving, accumulating, and chasing a future where we believe everything will be perfect, we practice letting go of these limiting ideas. Instead of planning how to get the most from life, we spend more time sharing our gifts and connecting with others.

The process of opening the heart and returning to ourselves is cyclical rather than linear. As we awaken, we take time to weave new insights into our daily lives. We forgive ourselves when we fail to live up to our own impossible standards. We develop gratitude for whatever arises in the present moment.

Witnessing the unraveling and dissolving of conditioned thoughts and behaviors can be both beautiful and terrifying. It’s an infinite journey beyond the body and mind. For many of us, undertaking this type of initiation is the most rewarding experience of our lives.

Our retreat programs are offered in three stages:

Stage 1

Preparation

Preparation begins the moment you commit to experiencing your deepest truth with us your facilitators, and the mushrooms as your allies. Simply committing to the process will bring about major shifts in your perspectives and priorities. The preparation phase of the retreat program typically lasts between 3-6 weeks.

The purpose of this phase is to begin or continue to:
  • Build trust in the process and with us, your facilitators
  • Microdose and/or minidose
  • Connect with and strengthen your relationship with the mushroom spirit
  • Reflect upon certain facets of your life (relationships, environment, diet, work, community, etc.)
  • Feel and express emotions
  • Let go of habits that cause you and others harm
  • Set and clarify intentions for your retreat experience
  • Sit with and alleviate some of the anxiety that arises as you step outside your comfort zone
To support you through the preparation phase, we provide:
  • Weekly check-in video calls
  • Emotional and energetic support through text and voice messages
  • Microdosing supplies and coaching
  • Connections with like-minded psychedelic and spiritual communities
  • Recommendations on practices, activities and readings that may help your process
healthy food in bowls on table
Stage 2

Retreat

This is the peak experience of our journey together.

You will join us for a transformative journey in Costa Rica at a peaceful retreat center or villa handpicked for you.

Our retreat location provides the ideal setting for you to enjoy:
  • Two Ceremonies for a 3-night retreat, and Three Ceremonies for a 7-night retreat
  • Nature hike and ocean time on integration days
  • Comfortable accommodations in the Costa Rican jungle
  • Morning meditations
  • Yoga, massage, sound healing, and craniosacral sessions
  • Freshly pressed juices, smoothies, fresh coconut water, cacao elixirs
  • Farm-to-table vegetarian / vegan meals
  • Supportive time with experienced and caring facilitators
  • Local transport to and from retreat location
  • Friendship & hugs
Here’s a sample itinerary to give you an idea of what a 7-night retreat experience looks and feels like:

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Airport Pickup
Arrival at Retreat Center
Hugs
Opening Circle
Dinner

Day 2

Meditation
Light Breakfast & Sharing
Yoga
Mushroom Ceremony
Dinner

Day 3

Meditation
Breakfast & Sharing
Relaxing Massage
Lunch
Beach Time
Dinner

Day 4

Meditation
Light Breakfast & Sharing
Sound Healing
Mushroom Ceremony
Dinner

Day 5

Meditation
Breakfast & Sharing
Craniosacral Session
Lunch
Nature Walk
Dinner

Day 6

Meditation
Light Breakfast & Sharing
Restorative Yoga
Mushroom Ceremony
Dinner

Day 7

Meditation
Breakfast & Sharing
Massage
Lunch
Beach Time
Dinner

Day 8

Meditation
Breakfast & Sharing
Closing Circle
Hugs & Departure

Stage 3

Integration

After you return home from your time on retreat, we will support your re-entry into daily life as you continue to process the insights, perceptions and visions you’ve experienced.

During the retreat, you will practice some of the building blocks of integration: massage, journaling, meditation, yoga, sound healing, community, sharing circles, nourishing food, and reflective time in nature. We encourage you to develop practices that resonate with you, and to weave them into your daily routine.

For many, integration can be a challenging process. Old habits may creep in after a while. You may sense you have “lost” what you gained during the retreat. This is perfectly normal, and a big part of why we offer integration support when you return home.  

It’s important to create time and space to land and readjust. As part of your commitment to this program, we request that you clear your schedule for at least a few days after your retreat to digest what you’ve experienced.

To support you during your 8-week integration phase, we offer:
  • Emotional and energetic support through text and voice messages
  • Regular check-in calls at your convenience
  • Helpful resources and connections to community, sharing circles, integration specialists/therapists
  • Microdosing supplies and coaching

How joining us on a retreat works

1

Apply

Fill out the application form below so we can determine if our retreat program might be a good fit for you. If you want to connect with us first before filling out the application, please send us a message here.

2

Connect on Signal App

If we can be of service, you’ll receive an invitation to connect on the secure Signal App, where we’ll schedule a video consultation.

3

Receive a Video Consultation

During this call, we'll learn about you and your intentions, answer your questions, and explore next steps.

4

Review Program Offer

Based on our call, you will receive a document detailing your customized retreat program offer, providing you with the information you need to consider your options.

5

Have Follow-Up Call

We will answer any questions you may have about the program and discuss logistical details.

6

Finalize Energy Exchange and Get Started

Once you have made a full commitment to the program, we will begin this transformational journey together.

Energy Exchange

A 3-Night Retreat Program starts at $9,500 USD for an Individual, $11,500 for a Couple.

A 7-Night Retreat Program starts at $19,500 USD for an Individual, $23,500 for a Couple.

In order to ensure full commitment, the energy exchange is required before getting started, and is non-refundable.

We contribute 20-30% of the energy exchange to charitable causes.

If the energy exchange is unfeasible for you at the moment, please consider exploring our at home program or the tripsitters directory for support.

Apply for the Private Retreat Program

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