About This Center

You’re ready to experience psilocybin mushrooms.  

But where can you take them in a SAFE and LEGAL place? Embark on a journey of discovery guided by our expert facilitators.

    The Buena Vida Psilocybin Retreat Includes

-6-8 days at a private retreat center near  either Playa del Carmen, MX or Baja, MX

-3 guided psilocybin ceremonies lead by an indigenous shaman and talented sound healer

-Healthy Chef-prepared meals

-Intimate group of 10-15 guests

-Creativity-boosting Workshops

-Day trips including horseback riding, kayaking, hiking and more

-A non-judgmental, supportive community. Friends for life!

-All food, transportation and JOY included!

Intention. Ceremony. Joy.

Venue Highlights

OZEN is an eco-village, international meditation & yoga resort on a 20 hectares sub-tropical forest property with a cenote at its center. We are a community built for living creative arts, music, dance, yoga, massage, and more. We also offer training courses, therapies, retreats and ancient mayan wisdom.


The property is uniquely built with with 72 residencies and common buildings. Community areas include the buddha hall, 3 modern palapas, art center, music studio, massage center, dining hall, Italian restaurant, asian restaurant and indian restaurant, welcome center, one earth kitchen

Ozen is a a unique place full of creative people with residents, volunteering team and visitors that include painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, cinematographers, designers, architects, vegan cooks, gardeners, sound engineers, meditation and yoga teachers and more. The goal is that we are all giving our hearts for this place to function and thrive.

Accommodations

We offer Private 1-bedroom Jungle Casitas. They include a Queen sized bed, private bathroom, shower and rustic touches. The rooms all look out into the gorgeous jungle and nature.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic

Directions

We provide transportation from Cancun/Playa del Carmen to our center. Its about 40 minutes from Cancun and 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen.

Reviews  
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  • Michelle Gill   June 23, 2019

      I achieved in a week what a lifetime of therapy never did

    I came to the Buena Vida retreat at Sano Bay a broken woman, and left with such a sense of love and peace in my heart for myself that my family and friends are astonished. I knew I had some serious pain to face from severe childhood trauma, and I knew I needed to do something different because therapy had never "released the trauma" that I so often hear needs to be done. This stored trauma has been effecting my health and relationships for a long time. The medicine, with the help of the shamans and facilitators, helped me to do what I needed to do. It wasn't easy but I knew it wouldn't be. I always felt safe and cared for. This was an absolutely huge shift in my self perception. I can say with conviction that I am strong, I am a survivor-a term that I never really felt rang true for me-and that I can do anything I want in this life. I literally cannot believe how perfect the entire experience was. I am usually too anxious to go to new places, but I just trusted that it would be okay and it far exceeded my expectations. Every meal was a beautiful creation by chef Tina Jo at Sano Bay, which is a gorgeous, clean, wonderful place that I felt great in and I'm extremely sensitive to mold and chemicals. I could go on and on, but I will just say that Kate, Amanda, Ryman and the plant medicine absolutely saved my life. I am beyond grateful.

  • Charles Nicolosi   June 01, 2019

      My first retreat and my first experience with psylocidin

    The retreat took place at Sano Bay from May 24 to May 29. I would recommend this retreat to any sincere searcher. Amanda was a very helpful and friendly leader. Katie was an awesome singer and musician. The ambience was lighthearted and totally non-threatening. However, both ladies were very knowledgeable with years working with shamans as well as presiding over retreats.I have no criticisms...and why should I? My experiences were profound, the food was excellent and the beach and ocean were very special.

  • Carina Klet   March 31, 2019

      Perfect first experience with plant medicine

    The organizers, facilitators, and shaman were all excellent, I always felt safe and well taken care of. Everything was explained clearly. The overall retreat was well organized with daily activities, workshops, and some excursions off-site. They also did a great job of facilitating connection among the retreat-goers. The retreat center was quiet and I appreciated having a room to myself (to into dorm style places), pretty nice place for being in the jungle. Would definitely recommend!

  • Julie Frederickson   March 25, 2019

      Blast of my lifetime

    I am so glad I went to this retreat. This was one of most fun and intense experiences of my life. The whole retreat was well organized and planned out well by Amanda and Jess. I felt really care for and taken care of. From delicious and fresh meals, yoga, meditation, class room, and the ceremonies all worked together in harmony to allow healing fun to happen. Also enjoyed the group dynamic that encourages people to connect of deeper level is profound. I highly recommend this retreat to explore oneself and have adventure of life time.

  • Katharina Shervin   February 05, 2019

      The Single Most Amazing Experience of My Life

    Granted, I never had a baby, but I believe even if I had had a whole slew of kids this experience would rank right up there with the birth of my children. I had the transcendent trip that everyone hopes for, and I will be forever grateful to Amanda and Jessica for bringing together everyone and everything to make this retreat happen. Kate, the shaman, is amazing. The three of them together are so powerful. As the medicine came on during the 3rd ceremony, I felt like I was resisting with all my might. I kept repeating surrender and soon Amanda appeared by my side, gently telling me to breath. Then Jessica was there, too. Kate was singing to me. And my dear friend, Martha held my hand. My body started writhing. I was moaning and growling and laughing. I felt like I was birthing a dragon, and at the same time I was the dragon. All the strong emotions I had been holding in my body forever were being moved out. Amanda and Jessica were fanning away the negative energies. Kate sang and sang. Amanda put her hand on my heart. My body was filled with divine love and divine light and images of the Buddha. I was filled gratitude. I got a series of what everyone was calling downloads, one right after the other: I have been on the right path all along. I am a healer. Everything I have been doing is working for me. There have been people to help me all along the way. My husband is here to help me. We are going to find or build a big property where we are going to have plant medicine retreats. OMG. Plant medicine with a shaman and ceremony is incredible! If you are thinking about doing a plant medicine retreat: DO IT. If at all possible, do it with SOL Medicine. The spaces at Ozen are perfect for plant medicine ceremonies. Guest services could use a little improvement, and I have no doubt they will work towards that. --Amanda and Jessica will make sure of that-- That being said, my husband and I would not hesitate to do another retreat there.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

It would my first vacation in the mountains. I think getting away and beginning a new routine would be good for me and a friend. Dianne
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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