Gathering Groups


Gathering Groups is a psilocybin retreat in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, formed around a 12-week online community, offering a space of shared connection, resilience, and personal growth to 6-8 individuals per group. These groups employ a distinctive mixture of embodied practice and plant medicine to reconnect participants to their inner selves and the community. The groups, facilitated by trained experts, establish a trauma-informed, safe environment, promoting a holistic experience for all participants, fostering a sense of belonging, regulating the nervous system, and allowing healing and growth.

Drawing on Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal theory and Dr. Darcia Narvaez’s “Evolved Nest” concept, Gathering Groups operates on researched-backed models, emphasizing the value of small, close-knit, and intention-sharing groups for optimal regulation of the nervous system and expansion of tolerance to challenging emotions and experiences. Participants are empowered with skills and strategies to access inner wisdom, enabling a harmonious blend of healing, connection, and personal development.

The 12-week small-group community-based practice (prep, experience, integration) has 12 virtual sessions (participate from anywhere in the world) and a one-day medicine ceremony (psilocybin) in-person at our retreat space in Greater Vancouver (Abbotsford. Overnight options available). We believe that COMMUNITY IS MEDICINE. Uniquely, many private insurers cover the cost of the 12 virtual sessions under “group therapy”.


  • We offer a comprehensive container of preparation, experience and integration.
  • You can join our virtual sessions from anywhere in the world and just come to Vancouver for your medicine ceremony
  • COMMUNITY is medicine: by the time we journey together, we have fostered deep, authentic relationships between participants which regulates their nervous systems and allows them to relax and trust deeply in their medicine ceremony. This accelerates and enhances the results of the medicine work.
  • Based on evidence-based theories (ie: Polyvagal Theory, Evolved Next concept) combined with Indigenous leadership and ways of being/healing
  • Private insurance often covers the 12 virtual sessions (excluding the medicine day)


Substance sourcing

  • Medicines are supplied at an arms-length through our trusted supplier who supplies a majority of psychedelic therapists and retreats in the Vancouver area. Clients order directly through them and their medicine is delivered directly to the retreat centre.

Intake / Prescreening Process

  • Full intake through a registered nurse with a doctor, psychiatrist and pharmacist all brought in on an as-needed basis.


  • 8 weeks of small group virtual preparation sessions


  • Standard 3.5g Golden Teacher. Small group experience at our retreat centre.


  • 4 weeeks of small group virtual integration sessions. Options of monthly drop-ins and “Microdosing for Psychedelic Integration” for alumni.


Medicine day is a day-long retreat. Overnight options in single or shared accommodation in the main house on our farm are available.


Which costs are included in the retreat price?

  • All ceremonies

Which costs are excluded from the retreat price?

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance


How do you calculate dosage of plant medicine and substances?

3.5g for all participants as a rule; however, participants can request less and up to 4g is offered to those on SSRIs

What is not included in the cost of your services?

Ovenight accommodation is extra. Our program includes 12 virtual sessions and a one-day (not overnight) medicine ceremony.

How do guests get to your retreat and/or place of business?

10 minutes from Abbotsford International Airport. 60 minutes from Vancouver International Airport. Pickup/dropoff can be arranged at no cost.


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