Open: Core Retreat 5-day

May 23 - 27, 2023

Lead facilitator:

Stefana Bosse, Jennifer Tessler

Cost:

€2,450.00

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10 places remaining

Our OPEN retreats offer a safe and accessible entry point into psychedelic and other forms of inner exploration and personal growth.

They are designed to prepare you to let go into a receptive, trusting state of mind (set), in an environment in which you can feel completely safe and supported (setting). We include exercises and approaches from the Western clinical model, somatic and transpersonal psychology, as well as from ancient wisdom traditions across different cultures and times such as Tibetan Buddhism and the shamanic lineages of the Americas.

Open retreats introduce you to the foundational pillars of our approach: relationship with self, relationship with others, relationship with nature, relationship with the Mystery.

 

Who is it for?

Our OPEN retreats are for all sufficiently mentally and physically healthy individuals, regardless of prior experience with psychedelic substances. The retreat is for you if you are looking to discover yourself more deeply, expand into your potential, address blocks in your life and/or transform unwholesome patterns.

Duration

5-days / 4-nights

Whether on our 4-day or 5-day retreat, we always begin the first full day with a late afternoon ceremony, meaning you will have had nearly 24 hours to properly land and feed safe, settled and connected to the place and the group.

The 5-day format then allows for two full days of integration, during which we support you to make the most of the window of opportunity in the 'afterglow' time. It gives you more time to further unpack and deepen any insights gained form the ceremony.

Times

  • Meeting at Kokopelli Smartshop near Amsterdam Central Station at 14:15 CET
  • Bus leaves for the Venue at 15:00 CET
  • Retreat Start time: 18:00 CET
  • End time:  12:30 CET
  • Return arrival at Schiphol expected around 16:00 CET

Costs

  • 2,450€ for a 5-day retreat including facilitation, food and accommodation
  • 40€ for the psychedelic truffles paid directly to the smart shop (not to us). The reason for this extra cost is that in order to sell truffles you have to be a registered ‘smart shop’, so for licensing reasons, we cannot give you the truffles directly and you have to purchase them yourself.
  • Optional: 100€ per night for a private room (standard shared rooms accommodate 3-5 people).

Payments

After registration, you will receive an email with our bank details for transfer. We will hold your reservation for 3 business days to give your bank transfer time to arrive on our account. We are not currently able to accept credit cards or Paypal payments but we are working on expanding our payment options and hope to be able to offer you these options soon.

Location

Location: near Winschoten, NL

  • By car from Groningen: 40mins
  • By car from Amsterdam: 2.5hours
  • By train from Amsterdam: 3.5hours

You have the option to join your fellow participants on a coach from Amsterdam Central Station to the venue, and the coach will go back directly to Schiphol airport.

Retreat Preparation and Integration dates:

You will be supported over the following weeks through 3 group video calls with your fellow participants and a senior facilitator, to help you weave the insights from the retreat back into you everyday life.

We do our very best to set these dates in stone.. but life can be a little unpredictable at times! If there are any changes we will communicate them with you as soon as we can.

Preparation group call:

  • 15th May 2023: 5-7pm UK / 6-8pm CET

Integration calls:

  • 6th June 2023: 5-7pm UK / 6-8pm CET
  • 13th June 2023: 5-7pm UK / 6-8pm CET
  • 27th June 2023: 5-7pm UK / 6-8pm CET

 

 

Apply

10 places remaining

Disclaimer

  • Our retreats are for people in good mental and physical health. We do not offer therapeutic or medical treatment.
  • Even though the vast majority of our participants have very meaningful and beneficial experiences, there is no guaranteed outcome from participating on a retreat.
  • The majority of research indicating the positive effects of psilocybin was done in a clinical setting, which is very different to that of a retreat environment. More research is needed to explore the benefits offered by the psilocybin experience.