About This Center
Our core mission is to help people explore the full potential of the psychedelic experience, in all its healing, transformative, and transcendent qualities. Retreats are held in Jamaica, where psilocybin mushrooms are legal. Participants stay at a spacious villa, with comfortable rooms and a scenic private beachfront. Our team of experienced facilitators is passionate about creating space for inner transformation, insight, and breakthroughs.
Whether you’re completely new to psychedelics, or a seasoned psychonaut interested in a different kind of journey, Atman Retreat is a complete 4-day experience that allows you to explore psychedelics safely, legally, and in a setting designed to maximize their benefits. Your Atman Retreat experience includes:
• Psilocybin session with a dose matched to your intentions, preferences, and experience
• A setting, music and atmosphere curated to deepen and enhance the psychedelic experience
• Comprehensive preparation and integration, including group activities and 1-on-1 check-ins with facilitators
• Group yoga, meditation, and breathwork practice
• Comfortable, shared-room accommodations (private rooms available upon request)
• Abundant indoor and outdoor lounge space at a beachfront villa
• Access to private beachfront and outdoor swimming pool
• Healthy vegetarian meals, prepared fresh daily on-site
• Professional massages available at additional cost
• Transport to and from Montego Bay International Airport (MBJ)
• Integration support and follow-up call with facilitator
When you feel ready, you can apply through our website. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you soon on a retreat!
Soulful experience. Sense of community and love. Well organized with qualified people to help during and after. There was always support and everything was welcomed. Wasn’t expecting to feel so connected to the event, venue and people. Thank you :)
Venue HighlightsOur venue is a beautiful beachfront villa, furnished with family-owned antiques and lovely artwork from the Caribbean. The venue has its own small private pebble beach (accessible only to retreat participants), a swimming pool shaded by massive cotton trees, a large seaside dock, and expansive tropical gardens dotted with a wide variety of fruit trees - mangoes, coconuts, ackees, breadfruit, avocados, lemons and pomegranates.
Driving time from Montego Bay airport is approximately 15-20 minutes.
AccommodationsAtman Retreat offers shared and private room accommodations. There are a limited number of private rooms available per retreat, and shared rooms are shared with one other person of the same gender. Each room is equipped with a fan or air conditioner.
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Ceremony Space
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineHealthy vegetarian meals are prepared fresh daily on-site. We can also accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and other dietary preferences. Just let us know beforehand and we'll take care of it.
DirectionsTransport to and from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) is included when you sign up for Atman Retreat. After your spot is booked, simply let us know your flight times and we'll pick you up at the airport when you arrive, and drop you off when it's time to depart.
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Rebecca Zack Callahan March 20, 2020
This was my first time trying psilocybin and I couldn't have asked for a better set/setting in which to do it. The facilitators were incredible, the surroundings were beautiful, and the other participants now feel like family. I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of this trip. It was truly awesome.
Shawn Bergeth March 19, 2020
A psilocybin experience is dictated by the dosage, your mindset, and the setting. Setting: A beautiful and historic site that was serene, safe, and comfortable. Set on directly on the water of Montego Bay. Mindset: Certainly, part of mindset is on you, the participant and your goals. However the therapists and staff were simply extraordinary experienced practitioners that put safety first, and truly got to know me as a person, ensuring that I had the best possible experience. Dosage: This too is tied to the staff understanding of my experience with psychedelics, goals, and comfort levels. I highly recommend this experience without reservation.
Trish Olson March 18, 2020
My experience was emotional filled with tears, fear, laughter, and most of all an unexplained connection with my inner child. I actually saw her(me) playing with a bunny teaching it gymnastics. I came behind her while playing and gave her a hug from behind that was overflowing with emotion of joy, compassion, and love. I also experienced many memories/ flash backs from my past childhood and how much my father loved me. At one point I was coming through what felt like my Mothers birth canal and thinking "God you have been with me every step of the way". I felt at one point like a baby laughing and crying uncontrollably which was just such a release. I felt no ego, no judgement. Again, just such a profound experience that left me feeling so close to myself, those in my group, and to the world. I am so grateful for the experience and hope that all get the opportunity for the same.
Alice Reddington December 04, 2019
The retreat was fantastic! The full program was clearly put together thoughtfully to create a cohesive experience to support making the most of the journey. The facilitators took time to understand each person’s intentions in advance, and helped everyone get to know each other as part of creating a safe space. The facilitators were very experienced, and clearly prioritized safety first. They also created a great setting with the structre they provided. The retreat also included follow up activities for beginning the integration work, which were well though out and very helpful. The retreat is held at a small resort right on Montego Bay, which is perfect because the entire property (which is beautiful) is fully available for the retreat attendees, creating a space of safety and openness. The retreat staff was also great, helping with requests and cooking delicious meals! For me, being able to step away from daily life for a few days to focus on the journey was tremendous, and this program in this setting was the perfect place for a psilocybin experience. The journey itself was a life-changing mystical experience, and the follow up call with the facilitator to work on integration was also tremendously beneficial. Highly recommended!
Byron Caplan December 02, 2019
I had never taken psilocybin before and didn't know what to expect. The first question friends asked was, "Is this place legit?" The answer is YES! The fact that psilocybin is legal in Jamaica made me feel safe and secure. It is waterfront property right on Montego Bay. The compound has a live-in staff, a ruin, lots of history and is well appointed. It is a place of healing and I appreciated the group activities that allowed all of us to let down our guard and interact in an amazingly free manner. The food is vegetarian. I am not a vegetarian, but the menu was delicious. The great hall where we ingested the mushrooms allowed for a group experience that I never would have imagined. And it was good. What really made this retreat special for me though, were the re-integration exercises in which we participated. It added a measure of depth and perspective to our journey, enhancing the totality of the experience. It was well worth the money. I wish it retreat was longer. The only thing that was less than ideal was the occasional traffic noise, but that was small potatoes compared to everything else.
Mark Johnson December 01, 2019
The retreat was masterfully executed from start to finish. Aaron and Milan took every detail into account in preparation. The venue is beautiful, right on the bay with a private beach and paddleboards available for the occasional free time. The preparation phase of the retreat was really helpful, whether for an experienced psychonaut, or relative newby such as myself. The psilocybin journey itself was truly amazing for me. I wouldn't describe it as "fun", but it was life-changing. The facilitators, all very professional and experienced, and coming from varying, but all relevant, backgrounds, were extremely warm and caring, and clearly had our safety and best interest in mind. The integration sessions and exercises were well thought out and executed. There was a nice balance between solitary activities and opportunities to share experience with the group. Of course, I'm still integrating much of the material that arose during my journey, and the facilitators have all offered to help post-retreat in any way they can. The live-in staff at the retreat venue were fantastic; they took care of all the cooking and cleaning, leaving us as participants free to focus all our energy on the retreat experience. The vegetarian meals were excellent. I'm not vegetarian, but I could become one with ease if I had these meals available all the time. The sleeping accommodations were great also. The 150+ year old structures were well-kept, and very clean. My room didn't have AC, but the adjoining one did, and with a fan I was plenty cool at night. I initially thought the retreat was a bit pricey, but in retrospect find it was a bargain. I highly recommend it for anyone who is curious about, or experienced in psychedelics and looking for a safe, beautiful setting to have a psilocybin-assisted journey.
Steve Smith December 01, 2019
The Atman team has a wonderful place near Montego Bay, great food. The retreat is a life changing experience that you will never forget. Great team, very supportive with experienced guides. Highly recommend....