You might have thought about it in the past. Taking a 6-day 5-MeO-DMT retreat in Mexico is a big commitment. If you want to learn more about 5-MeO-DMT and what a 6-day retreat entails, we’ve outlined the journey for you.
What is a 5-MeO DMT Retreat?
The 5-MeO-DMT retreat isn’t just about taking psychedelic medicine. It’s an entire experience. One that infuses your life with more freedom than you could have ever imagined.
Certainly, the star of the 5-MeO-DMT retreat is the Bufo ceremony. However, most of the 6-day retreat will be occupied with all sorts of healing activities, from group yoga and meditation sessions to eating delicious meals. The intention behind this is to make the entire retreat as comfortable as possible. Think of it as both a spiritual and physical renewal.
Also known as the “God Molecule”, 5-MeO DMT is a psychedelic drug thought to help you achieve “non-duality”. What we mean by non-duality is a state in which you lose your sense of self. You let go of your ego and experience the world as though there were no boundaries between you and everything around you. Perhaps ego death is the wrong term for this, but rather, the medicine and its after-effects spark a type of psychedelic renaissance.
Types of 5-MeO DMT
We can generalize two types of 5-MeO-DMT. One type is synthetic; a plant medicine. The other is the “original” toad medicine sourced from the Bufo alvarius toad. Hence, the 5-MeO-DMT experience is often referred to as the Bufo ceremony. Note that both are mere variations of powerful psychedelic medicine. Your experience isn’t helped or hindered by favoring one or the other.
Bufo Toad Medicine
This variation of Bufo medicine comes from the secretions of the Colorado River toad. Since the toad medicine comes from a real living being, you might find it unethical. Additionally, the variability in each toad makes it difficult to create accurate doses of the medicine.
Bufo Plant Medicine
In the distant past, synthetic plant medicine was unheard of. But in the interest of sustainability, scientists who study psychedelic drugs invented synthetic 5-MeO DMT. They succeeded in replicating the same chemical constitution as that of the original psychedelic medicine.
Main Advantages of 5-MeO-DMT
These 3 aspects of 5-MeO-DMT are what make the medicine so powerful.
Feelings of unity
Yes, this is the non-duality we were talking about earlier. It deserves repeating. While you already know about the ego loss you experience while under the influence of 5-MeO, we should also mention the connectedness that you feel after. The experience echoes through the rest of your life. Some even report reactivations, in which you relive the awakening you felt during the Bufo ceremony while you’re going about your daily tasks.
Reductions in Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
According to a 2019 study, users of 5-MeO-DMT experience significant reductions in anxiety and stress after their session. This effect persists for months. Moreover, those who reported depression before the ceremony noticed an easing of this condition thereafter.
Adopt New Perspectives
The chemicals in 5-MeO DMT facilitate neuroplasticity. That makes it easier for the brain to create new pathways. These new pathways are used for learning, they make you more empathetic.
The 6-Day Retreat
At Tandava Retreats, we offer a 6-day 5-MeO DMT retreat at our gorgeous facility in Tepoztlan, Mexico. You must understand that preparation for the retreat begins long before you reach our facility. Here’s how the process works.
Preparing for the Psychedelic Experience
From your first introductory call, we build a container for your experience that’s unique to you. The container describes the separation between the psychedelic experience and your daily life. This allows you to be vulnerable and access your shadow if necessary.
Another aspect of the first introductory call is to conduct pre-screening to determine whether 5-MeO DMT is right for you. In most cases, it is. The only thing that might give us pause is if there are particular psychiatric conditions you have endured in the past. If so, we’ll recommend an alternative type of psychedelic therapy.
That said, any negative effects are rare. We build your container to ensure that your experience is safe. If we gave you the OK to go on the retreat, you have nothing to worry about.
On the positive side, we always look for open-minded participants. 5-MeO-DMT suits those people the best.
Designing Your Journey
Once you’ve committed to the 6-day retreat, we arrange for further consultations. This is where we put in the work to discover where you are in your personal journey. We analyze your responses to determine which approach to the retreat is best for you.
For some, we discover that the “Hero’s Journey” is the right path. Developed by Joseph Campbell, this approach blends the influence of numerous cultures and ways of storytelling.
In other cases, we might determine that a shamanic experience suits you better. Such an experience would follow the guidance of indigenous practitioners.
There is a myriad of other approaches we could blend and adapt for your particular journey. You can trust the expertise of our practitioners and integration specialists. They’ve been trained in all manner of traditions including the classical mystery schools and western psychotherapy.
Finding the Right Mindset
It’s perfectly natural to feel intimidated before the retreat. Most participants don’t feel fully ready before they embark on the trip. You won’t be alone in that regard. Ensure that as you approach the day of arrival, you maintain a calm outlook.
During the Retreat
The retreat is more than just the Bufo ceremony. You have to consider the experience in its entirety. Both in terms of logistics and relaxation.
Typically, attendees reach our retreats by flying into Mexico City. After that, our center in Tepoztlan is only a 90-minute drive away.
When you arrive, you’ll have time to get settled in. The Bufo ceremony doesn’t take place until the second day. 1 to 7 people will be there with you unless you opt for one of our private retreats.
Our facility in Tepoztlan is undeniably attractive. It possesses many of the features that the Mexican landscape is known for. The sun caresses the lush mountainous landscape providing ample opportunity for you to bask in the heat or cool of under shelter.
Naturally, the main question that people have regards the legality of 5-MeO-DMT. Fortunately, 5-MeO-DMT is legal there because it forms a part of several traditions indigenous to the region. For this reason, we elected to host our retreats in Mexico.
Of course, our center caters to your necessities. We feed you 3 scrumptious vegan meals every day. Your room is fully furnished and includes basics like WiFi. Moreover, our staff will be ready to cater to your every need.
The Bufo Ceremony
We can’t put the 5-MeO DMT experience into words. This is a feeling for you to discover on your own. Some compare the revelations they feel here to what they feel after the birth of their first child.
You won’t be alone during the Bufo ceremony. Rather, one of our expert guides will accompany you throughout You can bring a friend along during the ceremony too.
As you can tell from the image above. We try to offer the optimal environment for spiritual exploration. Your only task will be to let go as the medicine takes effect. The experience will generally last between 10 and 45 minutes, it won’t take hours.
Over the 6-day retreat, you will experience 3 of these ceremonies as well as 3 neurofeedback sessions.
You can spend most of your time at the center relaxing. Of course, relaxation is different for everyone. If you like to swim, we have a pool that overlooks a pleasant mountain view. In addition to such common spaces, we also have a few spaces for you to reflect in private.
Naturally, reflection is a big part of our retreats. We begin every day with some light yoga and breathwork. That said, how you spend the rest of your day is pretty much up to you. You could go hiking or even explore nearby towns if you like.
After the Retreat
After your retreat is over, we don’t abandon you. It’s our duty to ensure the experience is safe at all stages. Including the re-integration process.
Everyone has their own lessons to draw from the 5-MeO-DMT experience. Our integration specialists will help you learn those lessons during the weeks following the retreat. You’ll get a minimum of 4 integration calls, all according to the container we designed from the beginning. With assistance, you’ll be able to apply the 5-MeO experience to your daily life.
Depending on your journey, you might want to receive extended integration care. We offer integration plans in addition to the ones that you get with your retreat that last for 3, 6, or 9 months.
Sign Up for a Retreat
We can’t diminish just how life-changing our retreats are. That’s why when you sign up, we reach out to you for your first consultation to determine if the experience is right for you. If not, we give you a full refund. The main pillar of our retreats is safety, no matter what the cost.
In most cases, we find that the retreat will be beneficial to you. Our mountain retreat center awaits.