We’re talking about the wellness world’s growing interest in psilocybin mushrooms, and the scientific community’s research into the potential benefits of their use.
One way people are experiencing psilocybin is through retreats that take place where the hallucinogenic compound is legal. Vice recently called these psilocybin retreats the latest “healing craze.”
They are often hosted in breathtaking and luxurious settings, and combine the ingestion of the psychedelic drug with healing, self care, and introspection.
Here are three examples of psilocybin retreats in different locations around the world.
The Buena Vida Psilocybin Retreats
The Buena Vida Psilocybin Retreats (pictured above) offer community-driven events, retreats, and classes that focus on mind-expansion, psychedelic plant healing, and holistic health. Events and retreats take place primarily in Mexico. The mission is to bring psychedelics and ceremony into the wellness space. The Buena Vida offers six-to-seven night retreats in a “safe, private retreat center” near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. These include group counseling and guidance sessions with a trauma specialist, shaman-led mushroom plant medicine ceremonies, daily guided meditations, home-cooked meals, day trips, and a closing Sound Bath and Cacao Ceremony.”
Synthesis is a “safe, legal, and modern psychedelic retreat utilizing psilocybin truffles for creative breakthroughs, personal growth, and spiritual development.” The guided trips take place in the Netherlands in a gorgeous building called the Lighthouse, about a half hour from Amsterdam. The Lighthouse is composed of six private apartments, each with access to a beautiful garden at the back, a sauna, a relaxation and yoga area, and a large shared kitchen. Synthesis offers three-day retreats for 12-16 attendees that include two nights of accommodation and all meals.
MycoMeditations offers seven night retreats in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. The experience includes three psilocybin-assisted therapy sessions, lodging options, with tiered pricing, daily authentic Jamaican meals, and massage sessions at a local day spa or wellness center. Attendees also get an education on the historical and modern use of psilocybin mushrooms. Sessions are held either in a covered, open-air pavilion or a lush private property yard. Therapy facilitators are available to provide attendees with “reassurance and a caring ear.”
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