About This Center

New Moon Retreats facilitate psychedelic experiences in a safe, legal, and comfortable setting with experienced facilitators. We make psilocybin experiences accessible to first timers as well as experienced people who want to explore psychedelics in a deeper and more intentional way.

How Are We Different To Other Psychedelic Retreats?

Meditation
We place the psilocybin sessions amidst meditation and mindfulness practice because we understand this to be the perfect container for deep and rewarding psychedelic sessions. Our program includes an accessible course of meditation practice with guided meditations and mindfulness exercises. More on how and why we include meditation here.

High ratio of facilitators to participants
We have 4 facilitators for each group of 8 participants. This is so that we can give each person due attention and care and have a deeper level of connection and intimacy with each group.

Option of 1 or 2 psilocybin sessions
We currently have two retreat formats: a 3 night and a 5 night.
The 3 night format is with one psilocybin session and the 5 night format is with two.
The five night is for people who want to explore psilocybin more deeply and includes further integration activities and awareness practices.


A New Moon Retreat includes:

Psilocybin session/s with personalised dose: Sessions are held in a comfortable indoor setting with our team of facilitators. We are present at all times to ensure comfort and safety. Personalised dose depends on intention, body weight, and prior experience with non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Meditation & mindfulness: Practice of awareness and attention skills that are useful in the navigation and integration of a magic truffle journey. We place the experiences in this context because we understand this to be the perfect container for deep and rewarding journeys. The accessible course of meditation practice includes daily guided meditations and mindfulness exercises. More on how and why we include meditation on our website.

High ratio of facilitators to participants
We have 4 facilitators for each group of 8 participants. This is so that we can give everyone due care and attention and have a deeper level of connection and intimacy within each group.

1 to 1s with facilitators: To check in, help formulate and finalise intention, and a chance for any questions.

Preparation: A pre-retreat preparation call. Pre-retreat introspective exercises to prepare you mentally as well as information for travel. On retreat, we’ll cover session guidelines and techniques to use during the sessions.

Yoga: Daily yoga sessions to ground and ease tension in your body and mind. Our sessions are with Ulla, a yoga teacher with 40+ years of experience. Her focus is on classic hatha yoga, using breathing, relaxation, and physical exercises to create connection between body and mind.

Integration sessions: To help identify key themes and insights from your psilocybin experience. This is done through a mix of creative exercises designed to help revisit and reflect on the experience and explore the essence and key insights.

Follow Up Call: We will follow up with you 2 weeks after to check in with you and your integration process. This gives further opportunity to reflect on the experience and receive any necessary support.

Our mission:

To increase accessibility of psychedelic experiences. Moving away from shamanistic new age associations of the psychedelic experience, we aim to provide a retreat which is compatible with contemporary Western values and beliefs.We hope to enable people to broaden their minds, develop insight and understanding, accelerate personal development and stimulate creative breakthroughs.To teach our guests basic meditation techniques such as focused attention and mindfulness to prepare for psychedelic sessions and as a tool to use for a more awakened life.To offer a safe and supportive environment for people who want to take psilocybin in a controlled and comfortable setting. We believe this environment is paramount for any productive and beneficial exploration and all sessions are supervised by experienced facilitators.To create a setting that is designed to maximise the positive benefits of psilocybin. We believe the setting is hugely important in shaping the experience and we pay special attention to comfort, sound and light.

Venue Highlights

Beautiful large garden and ceremony room. Peaceful rural location.

Accommodations

Shared and private rooms available.

Amenities

  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals are vegetarian and prepared fresh in house. Snacks, tea and coffee are also included. Other dietary restrictions can be accommodated, please inform us on your application form.

Directions

Shared group taxi pickup is from Lelystad (a direct 1 hour train ride from Amsterdam).

Alternatively you can organise your own transport to the venue.

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Why Retreat?

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

My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett
 

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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