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      Where the jungle meets the sea.....

Plant Medicine Retreat
initiation . ceremony.  integration

Tulum, Mexico

May 4-8, 2022
4 nights, 5 days 

This Psilocybin-Assisted Retreat is for the plant medicine/psychedelic curious person.

 

Are you a sacred space holder, such as a therapist, caregiver, medical student, life coach,  nurse, yoga teacher or anyone who accompanies someone home to themselves?  Are you someone that is interested in the ways that plant medicine may complement your own personal healing journey and mental wellness?  Are you ready to explore healing beyond the limits of talk therapy and other conventional avenues of growth? If any of this feels true, then this retreat is for you.  

 

This retreat is created to learn about plant medicine, to experience it first hand in a safe, supportive and sacred environment.  The communal container of like minded people will allow for feelings of connection and belonging.  We will honor ceremonies, create rituals and introduce you to the spirit of these plant and fungi elders.  

 

Our sacred circle will take place in Tulum.  Tulum is a high energy vortex, known for healing and magic.  you are free to participate in whatever you want and leave the rest, trusting your intuition to tell you what you need.  Our inner work and journey will be complemented by the abundant activities available to us in Tulum. 

  • We will begin most mornings with a cacao ceremony, allowing mother cacao to open our hearts and receive daily blessings. 

  • Daily embodiment exercises will be offered, such as yoga, breathwork, and ecstatic dance. 

  • a temazcal ceremony, a Mayan ritual where you will feel reborn, will begin the integration journey you will continue at home.

  • you can feel refreshed when swimming in the clearest healing water of a cenote.

  • On the last day,  we will enjoy a final brunch. For those sticking around we will build our own heat while riding our bicycles by the Mayan ruins and reward our hard work with a beach club day.   after all, it is tulum.

 

You will be pampered, supported, and held in whatever way you need while you are here.  imagine 5 days to just focus on you while benefitting from the healing magic of community.  

 

This retreat is for you if you are ready for personal healing and are curious about plant medicine.

 

This event will be part retreat, part vacation, and part plant medicine exploration.  Everything on the schedule is an invitation, it is all optional.

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“When we do plant medicine, and we see love, we realize it was never apart from us, that in fact it was a part of us." -Gerard Armond Powell

Schedule
For Mind, Body and SOul

 Wednesday- AIR

3-5: Arrive & Settle 

5: Meet & Greet Happy Hour

6: Welcome Circle, INTRO TO BREATHWORK

7: Family dinner

8: Chill poolside or retire early

Thursday- Earth

8: Cacao Ceremony

8:15: Vinyasa Yoga and intro to 

9:45: Breakfast

10:30: Intention Setting Circle

12: Lunch

1: Free Time

3:30: Light snack

4:00; SOUND BATH

5: Family DINNER

Friday - Fire

8: Vinyasa Yoga & Sound Healing

9: Breakfast

10: DIY alter making and elements workshop

12:30: Light Lunch

3: Ceremony at Villa

9: Family Dinner 

10: Bonfire 

Saturday- WATER

8: light Breakfast

9: Temazcal

11: Integration Session

12: LUNCH

1:00  Cenote

2:30: Free Time

5: Ecstatic Dance

(Optional Ceremony)

7: Dinner in Town

Sunday:  good bye brunch at 8:30 am.  Those who are flying out will head to the airport at 11:00am and those sticking around in Tulum can join in a beachclub day.
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Tulum, Mexico is a magical place.  I have been gifted by the universe a beautiful network of individuals that can help facilitate the environment you need to access your own inner healing. Our highest mission is that you feel supported, held, and loved in whatever way you need.  We want you to walk away with the beginning of a personal relationship with these medicines.

 

We have a strong team to support you.  From the beginning, we have included indigenous healers, yoga teachers, licensed therapists, massage therapists, and cultivators.  What is included:

• Luxury Accommodations

   (Own bed, option of shared or private room)

• Daily Embodiment Practices

• 5 Optional Plant Medicine Ceremonies

                    *Feel free to reach out to me for further details.

• 3 Daily Nutritious and Delicious Vegetarian Meals

• Transportation and Entrance to a Cenote

• Smoothies, Coffee & Tea

• Temazcal with local shaman

• Workshop on Plant Medicine 

  • Optional lessons for SUP, mushroom cultivation, psychedelics and psychotherapy, cacao, and the art of ceremony. 

• 1 Massage or Reiki session

• All food and beverages at the house

Investment: $2000 (Payment Plans Available) for a private bedroom. $1600 for a single bed in a shared room.

$3600 for two people who will share a king size bed together.

 

A non-refundable Hold My Space deposit of $600 is available through PayPal. 

Final payment due April 20, 2022.

*NOT INCLUDED: 

Airfare to the Cancun Airport.

Individually purchased food and beverages at the beach club on Sunday.

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“All disease, disorder and addictions stem from the yearning to reunite with one’s soul.” -Gerard Armond Powell

I'm Kierstan.
Join me 

In 2021 alone, I conducted over 1000 therapy sessions, with over 200 individual clients.  I have an idea of individual suffering, what people are seeking and what they need.  It is community, connection to self, healing and hope.

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WHERE DO I FLY INTO?

Fly into Cancun Airport.  We will have a private shuttle leaving the airport at 2:00pm.  It is a 2-hour drive to Tulum.  If that time does not work out for you, I can recommend other transportation options, such as the ADO bus's or private shuttles.  We will have another private shuttle leaving the Airbnb Sunday morning to the Cancun Airport at 11am. One of the reasons we chose this location is because of the many direct flights from the USA to Cancun.  

WHERE WILL BE STAYING?

Our accommodations will be in a beautiful airbnb in Tulum.  It is considered a luxury accommodation.  It has enough beds for everyone, private bedrooms for those who prefer, and access to beautiful nature and beaches all around.  It has room to find quiet space to reflect or places to congregate as a group if you are wanting to be more social.  We will have private chef in charge of keeping us full and hydrated.  The house also includes a pool and rental bikes (which is really the only way to get around Tulum).  

A LITTLE ABOUT ME.

I have been a psychotherapist for 15 years.  I have had a private practice since 2014 and been exclusively teletherapy since 2018 while traveling the world with my husband and son.  I am licensed in 4 states.  I am certified as a trauma therapist.

 

Three years ago I decided to expand my mind and personally experience alternative forms of medicine.  I tried hypnosis, past life regression, meditations, reiki, acupuncture and psychedelics.  I felt truly changed when I tried psilocybin and became committed to learning about plant medicine.  Since then I have taken numerous courses learning about psychedelics, preparation, integration, dosing and the way that they interact with our brains. 

 

I became very interested in plant medicine, those that provide subtle changes over time as well as those that provide more pronounced transformational experiences.  Last year I took a course in Guatemala at the Fungi Academy (partnered with Denver Mycology) to learn advanced cultivation as well as using plant medicine in ceremonies.  I've been blessed to share experiences with Indigenous people to learn how to respect and appreciate the plants as they do in their culture.  This information has changed my approach to therapy, to my own inner healing, and to my perception of the world in general.  

If you are still wondering who is this person?? Read this.  It is my letter to my future clients.  I think it will give you a good idea of who I am as a therapist.

https://www.kierstanstreber.com/post/a-letter-to-my-future-client

IS THERE AN APPLICATION PROCESS?

 

Not exactly.  We will have a call to determine if plant medicine is a good option for you at this time.  There are certain conditions that are contraindicated for plant medicine.  Additionally, there are certain medications that should not be taken along with plant medicine.  In the call we will discuss your medical history, your mental health history and your intentions for this retreat.  If we determine that this is not a good option for you at this time I can give you some resources for you to explore on your own. 

Frequently ASked Questions