Traditions of Mexico and Ecuador
Embark on a transformative journey at our immersive 8-day retreat in the heart of Tepoztlan, Mexico. Drawing on the ancient traditions of the Azteca and Chichimeca people of Mexico, as well as the Uwishin of Ecuador, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge of traditional medicine practices. (October 23-30, 2023)
Under the guidance of experienced facilitators, you'll learn to integrate traditional medicine practices into your work with psychedelics and deepen your understanding of their therapeutic potential. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and stunning natural beauty of Tepoztlan as you connect with like-minded individuals and expand your horizons.
Join us for this unique and enriching experience and discover the transformative power of traditional medicine practices. Open to Synaptic students as well as students from other training programs or currently practicing facilitators.
A privately rented resort in Tepoztlan (under 2 hours from Mexico City) will feature the following:
4 Traditional Medicine Ceremonies
We recommend partitipating in three of them
Option to participate in two ayahuasca, one psilocybin mushroom, and one peyote ceremony
Making a shamanic hand drum workshop
Singing / Drumming workshop
Breathwork & Yoga
Elder workshop (tata Juvenal): about medicine, offering, singing, smudging, etc.
Tlamanalli : Flower altar / offering
Cacao ceremony & meditation
Day 1 Reception, Opening circle
Day 2 Day: Nature hike and birdwatching; Night: Aya Ceremony 1
Day 3 Day: Rest + integration circle; Afternoon: Sweatlodge
Day 4 Day: Drum making workshop; Night: Aya Ceremony 2
Day 5 Day: Rest; Afternoon Breathwork & yoga, Tlamanalli Flower offering workshop
Day 6 Day: Elder workshop; Night: Peyote Ceremony with elder
Day 7 Afternoon: Cacao Ceremony; Evening: Mushroom Meditation/ceremony
Day 8 Early Integration circle and closure before 12.
Men's or Women's dorm (8 of each available) - $1,700 each
Shared room of three (2 available) - $1,850 each
Shared room of two (2 available) - $2,000 each
Private room (4 available) - $2,300
What is included:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday
Ceremony and all classes/workshops
Travel to the retreat center
A shuttle from the Mexico City airport can be arranged for ~$180 round trip
Massages (ayurvedica or traditional mexican) $65
To reserve your space, please fill out the quick application form below. Once we have processed your application, you will be contacted with further details and payment processing information.
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October 23-30, 2023