Psilocybin and Cacao Immersion - Ananda Lodge

Discover The Medicine | A Psilocybin And Cacao Immersion

An intimate immersion dedicated for those curious to learn the healing potential of the sacred medicines of psilocybin and cacao.

Join us for 'Discover the Medicine': a 6-day/5-night immersion into the transformative world of sacred plant medicine.

Designed for intimacy and deep one-to-one healing support, this immersion is limited to 12 participants, allowing us to delve deeply into our inner worlds. Together we will explore the ancient ceremonial practices of psilocybin and cacao, and how together these earthly medicines are designed for heart healing, self-compassion, and lasting change.

About

Be a part of an intimate medicine immersion where we harness the powers of cacao, psilocybin, breath, movement and sound. Designed for intimacy and deep one-to-one healing support, this immersion is limited  to 12 participants allowing us to peer deeply into our inner worlds. 

Throughout our journey, we’ll delve into the profound healing potential of sacred plant medicine through 3 ceremonies. Thoughtfully curated to ease you into the mystical world of these medicines, this immersion is designed for nervous system regulation and deep healing. Our experienced guides will be with you every step of the way, offering wisdom, support, and personalized guidance through 1:1 dosage consultations and onsite group and personal integration sessions. 

Psilocybin and Cacao Immersion - Ananda Lodge

Ceremonial cacao is a sacred medicine, a vehicle for spiritual exploration, and a catalyst for deep inner work. Rich in antioxidants, nutrients, and mood-enhancing compounds, cacao nourishes both body and soul, gently opening the heart and inviting us to connect with ourselves and others on a profound level.

Sacred medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years, treating both spiritual and physical ailments. Psilocybin, the active compound in sacred mushrooms, can be a catalyst for increased presence and awareness, connectedness to self, others, and nature, and a profound ability to unite with the Divine.

THE EXPERIENCE

6 Days/5 Nights in en suite accommodations with ocean view

Online preparation and integration with Ananda Lodge CARE Team

Daily somatic movement and breathwork

Maximum 12 participants for intimacy and deep immersion

1:1 dosage and integration sessions onsite with facilitators

Flower bath for energetic clearing

Full moon celebration


3 Sacred Ceremonies (1 cacao + 2 psilocybin)

Microdose protocol workshop and guidebook

Group integration circles

Sacred fire and ocean cleansing ceremonies

WHAT YOU’LL GAIN

THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU IF:

Stephanie

Stephanie will be one of your trusted facilitators on this journey of discovery. She has spent years creating safe, energetically pure, sacred containers for private clients and is now opening this transformational circle to you, exclusively at Ananda Lodge.

Stephanie’s profound journey from the corporate world to the realm of sacred medicines began as a quest for self-love and through her deep immersion, has cultivated a profound understanding of the transformative power of this sacred modality. With over 30 years of experience in coaching, leadership, and group facilitation, she brings a unique blend of guidance to every sacred medicine container.

A compassionate and certified integration coach, Stephanie specializes in supporting individuals through the profound journey of sacred medicines, mystical experiences, spiritual emergence, and Kundalini awakenings. As a ceremonialist known for her integrity, Stephanie holds a sacred container of trust, compassion, and non-judgment, where participants can explore the depths of their being with courage and vulnerability. Her commitment to ethical practices, safety protocols, and the well-being of every individual ensures that each ceremony experience is held with the utmost care.

Kimberly

As an empathic medicine woman, Kimberly brings 20 years of experience in healing, coaching, and working with plants. Experiencing the depths of corporate burnout, she turned to ancient healing traditions and plant medicine for soul reconnection and transformation.

Guided by indigenous wisdom, she learned to listen to nature’s whispers and harness its healing energies. Now, Kimberly shares her gifts, guiding others on their paths of self-discovery, healing, and empowerment.

On her journey, Kimberly uncovered the sacred healing power of medicinal mushrooms. Now, she guides clients in crafting personalized microdose protocols and guided journeys. She’s a trauma-informed plant medicine coach, certified sound healing therapist, and is training as a curandera and herbalist with the Shipibo-Konibo lineage.

Kimberly Ocana

Retreat Schedule

JULY 1

ONLINE GROUP PREPARATION

JULY 17

ARRIVAL

5PM Community Welcome

6PM Dinner

7:30PM Cacao Opening Ceremony

JULY 18

7AM Ocean Cleansing (Optional)

9AM Breakfast

10AM Introduction to the Medicine & Somatics

1PM Lunch

2PM Personal dosage consultations

4PM Flower Baths

6PM Gentle Yoga (Optional)

7PM Medicine Ceremony 1

JULY 19

8AM Gentle Yoga (Optional)

9AM Breakfast

10:30AM Microdosing 101

1PM Lunch

2PM Individual Integration sessions

5PM Beach Sunset (Optional)

6:30PM Dinner

JULY 20

5AM Medicine Ceremony 2

11AM Fruit Offering

1PM Lunch

5PM Somatics & Breath (Optional)

6PM Dinner

7:30PM Group Sound Journey (Optional)

JULY 21

7am Ocean Cleansing (Optional)

9AM Breakfast

10AM Group Integration

1PM Lunch

2PM Individual Integration sessions

5PM Gentle Yoga

6PM Dinner Celebration

7PM Group Closing Prayer

7:30PM Full Moon Medicine Music Ceremony

JULY 22

8AM Restorative Yoga

9AM Breakfast

11AM Depart

AUGUST 19

ONLINE GROUP INTEGRATION

ANANDA LODGE

Ananda Lodge is a boutique healing center aimed at creating a ripple effect of healing through the reconnection of self and extending outward to all of humanity and to the planet. Our mission is to provide intimately curated healing experiences that regenerate your being, and pay respect to sacred medicine traditions. We honor this through the lens of integrity, reverence for the healing plants, and the medicine keepers that carry these sacred rituals and traditions.

At Ananda Lodge, eco-sustainability meets luxury, featuring local artisanal design elements and natural wood and earth tones. Spanning over 3300 square meters, our property offers a secluded hideaway just 6 minutes from some of the best surfing in the country.

Stepping onto the property, immediately you feel an overwhelming sense of calm and peace. Removed from the noises of daily life, Ananda Lodge sits perched on the mountain with a picturesque view of the jungle and the Pacific Ocean. The sound of birds and monkeys fill the air, and as you settle in, a remembering of coming home, back to nature, can be felt throughout the body.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sacred medicine retreat?

A sacred medicine retreat is an immersive experience that incorporates the ceremonial use of sacred plants or substances for healing, spiritual exploration, and personal growth.

Is the retreat suitable for beginners?

This retreat was created specifically for beginners. However, it’s essential to consider your own readiness and intentions for participating in a sacred medicine retreat.

What safety measures are in place during ceremonies?

Safety is a top priority during ceremonies, and experienced facilitators take precautions to ensure the well-being of all participants. This includes screening participants for medical conditions or contraindications, providing pre- and post-ceremony support, maintaining a safe and sacred space and having trained staff on hand to assist.

Are there any contraindications or precautions I should be aware of?

Certain medical conditions, medications, or mental health conditions may be contraindicated with the use of sacred medicines. It’s essential to disclose all relevant medical history or medications to the retreat facilitators before participating.

What should I expect during a ceremony?

Ceremonies involve ingesting the sacred medicine in a ritualistic setting under the guidance of experienced facilitators. Participants may experience a wide range of physical, emotional, and spiritual effects, including heightened sensory perception, introspection, emotional release, and spiritual insights.

How do you determine the correct dosage?

Determining the correct mushroom dosage for a sacred ceremony is a nuanced process that requires careful consideration of various factors. We take an individualized approach, considering factors such as body weight, tolerance, previous experiences with psychedelics, and personal intentions for the ceremony. Our experienced facilitators have undergone extensive training and have years of experience working with sacred medicines.

Why cacao and mushrooms together?

We embrace the synergy of sacred plants and substances to create transformative and integrative experiences for our participants. Cacao has been used for centuries in ceremonial contexts for its heart-opening and mood-enhancing properties. When combined with sacred mushrooms, cacao can enhance and complement the psycho-spiritual effects of the mushrooms, creating a synergistic and expansive experience. The heart-opening properties of cacao can help to soften the edges of the mushroom experience, fostering a sense of safety, love, and trust that allows participants to surrender more deeply into the journey.

I see one ceremony in the evening and one in the morning, why is this?

By offering ceremonies at different times of the day, we provide participants with the opportunity to experience the medicine in varying contexts and energetic frequencies. Evening ceremonies provide an opportunity for deep processing and integration as you sleep during the night. Morning ceremonies provide an opportunity to take advantage of optimal, natural brainwave patterns and chemicals, while offering conscious integration of the journey. The spacing of evening and morning ceremonies also allows participants time for rest and reflection between experiences.

What is integration, and why is it important?

Psychedelic and Plant Medicine integration is the process of making sense of and applying the insights gained from a psychedelic experience to everyday life. It involves reflecting on the experience, understanding its relevance to personal values, and incorporating lessons learned into daily routines. At Ananda Lodge, we believe that integration begins with good preparation. Prior to the retreat, we will host a virtual group preparation call to welcome and orient you to the team. Onsite you will have the ability to meet 1:1 with Stephanie & Kimberly to process insights from your experience. Following the retreat we will host a virtual group integration call and you will have the opportunity to continue your work with one of our CARE team members. 

Am I a newcomer to the medicine. Do you offer coaching support to prepare?

Yes. Our Ananda Lodge CARE team is here to support you with 1:1 preparation and integration sessions before and after your onsite experience. Contact us to learn more.