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About This Center

Integrations Retreats is dedicated to the preservation of ancient sacred mushroom ceremonial ways and to passing on sacred medicine knowledge via various retreats and programs throughout the year. It's also our privilege to work with and support Toadal Luminosity, a habitat for the Sonoran desert toad, Bufo Alvarius.

Our cultural immersion retreats delve into traditional Mazatec and Zapotec ceremonial mushroom practices. We trace Mexican sacred mushroom use back to its source in the mountains of Oaxaca as we walk in the footsteps of Maria Sabina, visit ancient sacred sites, and hold traditional ceremony in some of  the most spectacular and culturally authentic settings in the world.

Our Warrior Sacred Medicine Circle offers multiple sacred medicines and healing modalities. It features deep sacred mushroom initiation with a focus on experiencing the lesser known aspects of traditional ancient mushroom ceremonies, veladas, and the belief systems that shaped indigenous sacred mushroom use.

Our Sacred Medicine Guide Training is a unique opportunity to learn directly from our team of skilled healers, medicine guides, and facilitators via hands-on workshops and sacred medicine exploration. This training focuses on a variety of sacred medicines and integration techniques that will help prepare you for your path to guiding others in purposeful sacred medicine use.

I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul. -Rumi

Venue Highlights

LOCATIONS
Lake Chapala, the home base for our Warrior Sacred Medicine Circle and our Sacred Medicine Guide Program, is located about half hour from Guadalajara's international airport. Tucked away from the urban sprawl in a unique natural setting, at an elevation of 5000 ft., the climate is always comfortable with low humidity. Our pilgrimage adventure, the Huautla Indigenous Mushroom Retreat, is a cultural immersion retreat offered in cooperation with the Sabina family in their hometown in the mountains of Oaxaca.

We aspire to facilitate deep personal transformation and encourage radical self-care leading to greater well-being and fulfillment! We offer:
Shaman-guided sacred medicine explorations, temazcal sweat lodge, professional integration support
Sacred mushrooms, changa, and OTAC/Bufo 5 MeO-DMT
Cultural immersion retreats with excursions to ancient archaeological and sacred sites
Sound healing, yoga, meditation, mindfulness practices, holistic massage, intermittent fasting,
Licensed psychotherapy to support deep integration of your experience (included, encouraged, optional)

We take care of all your needs so you can focus on getting the most from your time with us.

Accommodations

Our retreat accommodations in Ajijic, Lake Chapala are referred to as Locations A and B. Due to the nature of sacred medicine exploration we employ the "buddy system" and encourage double occupancy.

LOCATION - A
A private modern villa centrally located in an excellent neighborhood walking distance to the lake, shopping, and restaurants. We typically host smaller groups here for a more intimate experience, up to 8 attendees. Rooms are double occupancy with two single beds except for the master bedroom which has a queen bed and a futon. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

LOCATION - B
A private Spanish-style hacienda situated mountain-side on a multi-level property (must climb stairs) with many gardens and outdoor spaces, yet walking distance to Ajijic plaza, shopping and restaurants. Groups up to 15 attendees are hosted here. The hacienda offers a variety of sleeping and bathroom configurations. All rooms are shared, 2-6 persons depending on the room, with either en-suite or a dedicated bathroom. For complete details see our Accommodations page on our website.

Note: Sacred medicine ceremonies are conducted by a local indigenous community's appointed representative typically off-site at his location. Round trip transportation by our trusted driver is included.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals are prepared by private chef to our specifications except for a few restaurant outings. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know. Meals are served either family style or as a buffet.

Directions

Upon arrival to Guadalajara International Airport (Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla) you will be met by our friendly bilingual guide and driver. Our home base accommodations in Ajijic are only 35 mins. drive from the airport. Check-in and check-out times can vary, please view your retreat details.

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Why Retreat?

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

To fix me and therefore fix the world. Rogers
 

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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