Healing Ceremonies Costa Rica invites you to the lovely hills of Escazu, outside of San Jose, for a 5 day psychedelic retreat. We do not offer ‘traditional’ retreats. We prioritize individual needs ranging from spiritual, to therapeutic, and/or financial. We create custom experiences and strive to prepare every aspect your trip here. We are located in close proximity to the international airport, so we meet you at the airport. We help arrange your lodging, and can even design a detailed, personalized diet for you. Spending time with us may only be a portion of your journey. Costa Rica is spectacular, with tons to see and do and we imagine you will take full advantage of what the country has to offer.
We work with several plant medicines. These include Bufo/5-MeO-DMT, which launches you on an awe inspiring, cosmic journey that relieves PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mental health ailments. For others, bufo blows the mind, spirit and soul wide open, into ever expanding realms of personal growth and introspection. Your journey with us starts 2 3 weeks prior to your arrival. A successful journey includes preparation of your mind, body and spirit beforehand. Our well-trained and expert psychedelic psychotherapist may recommend a mix of traditional and alternative modalities to you. These depend on your personal needs and response. Your journey continues once you return home. We continue working with you to aid and assist you during your integration period, as you acclimate to a newfound expansion of consciousness and recalibrate your life.
Our retreat is unique in that it allows participants to experience the healing and transformative power of five entheogenic medicines in an intensive personalized retreat.
In addition we do not run a traditional retreat center with its accompanying overhead, passing on the savings to the retreat participants who can choose accommodations and activities to fit their budget. The sessions are held in a safe and fully appointed ceremony space at the home of the medicine guide and transport is provided to and from the sessions.
The medicines consist of three main substances:
- Bufo Alvarius
- 5 Meo Dmt,
- Changa DMT and Kambo
We also use two supporting ones, Rapé snuff, and Sananga eye drops that help in grounding and cleansing the body in preparation for the main medicines.
As each retreat is personalized, the combination of medicines and timing is set according to the specific needs and desires of the participant. There is no “one size fits all” approach. If there is a need to work on addiction issues or physical ailments for example, up to three Kambo sessions are recommended. Or else if there is a calling to have a deeper immersion in Bufo Alvarius, several sessions can be held successively.
The medicines have been combined so that over a period of several days, the participant gradually quiets their mind and prepares their physical and emotional bodies as they engage in and explore the other-worldly experience that these magical substances provide.
Especially when preparing for Bufo Alvarius which is so intense and potentially transformative. Having sat with the medicines for several days significantly enhances the experience.
Our purpose and guiding philosophy is that the best way to engage and benefit from these master medicines is to sit with them as much as possible. The more you use each medicine, the deeper your experience becomes the next time around. There is no set protocol – each person must learn to tap their intuition, follow their heart and be willing to experiment on this path.
At our center, our goal is to give each participant a very concentrated experience of these powerful medicines in a short period of time and at an affordable price.
- Our retreats are private and personalized so are adapted precisely to each person's needs.
- The mix of medicines complement each other and gradually prepare the participant to receive all the Bufo Alvarius has to offer.
- The retreat is an intensive in which the participant can experience five medicines in a short period of time. This makes it possible for people with busy lives and schedules to maximize their immersion in this therapy.
- We do not run a traditional retreat center and pass the savings on to the visitors.