Transformation & Wellness – The Private Retreat

Event Highlights

  • The psilocybin ceremony, using fully natural magic truffles, held in private with a dedicated female/male facilitator dyad from our coaching team
  • Additional individual preparation and integration coaching sessions before and after your retreat with an experienced guide
  • 2 nights of accommodation in your personal deluxe apartment at the Lighthouse
  • Meals and beverages, prepared by our in-house chefs, tailored to your personal dietary requirements
  • Access to the wellness facilities (sauna, etc.) at the Lighthouse


Day 2

08:00 - Breakfast served in the communal space at the Lighthouse

09:30 - Breathwork/Meditation practice

12:00 - Private psilocybin ceremony with two facilitators, for each guest

21:00 - Dinner served in the communal space at the Lighthouse

About This Event

Synthesis offers private retreats, an opportunity to work with two facilitators privately instead of participating in our larger group retreat model. The private retreat format offers participants the ability to customize their ceremony, tailoring the individual needs to maximize the transformational potential of their experience.

This is a unique chance to alchemise your personal desires and individual goals. We believe that everybody who gravitates towards the type of experience that we offer at Synthesis is a seeker of greater self-knowing. You are reading this because you feel ready to take an important step, hoping to effect positive changes in your life by using remarkable molecules like psilocybin, the principal active component of magic mushrooms.

It is a privilege to provide you with a supportive setting in which you use the neurochemical keys that may help you unlock higher levels of well-being.

The private retreat is your opportunity to experience psychedelics in a setting designed for maximum comfort and safety.  Every aspect of what we offer at Synthesis is fully legal, and your trip takes place under the careful guidance of two dedicated facilitators just for you. These fundamental aspects of the retreat are in place to enable you to relax and immerse yourself totally as you explore untapped facets of your potential in a carefully crafted haven, tailored to your needs to maximise the transformational potential of your experience.

The private retreat format has one primary focus: You. We want you to feel at your most comfortable and relaxed, so you can immerse yourself in your personal transformative experience.

You will have your own space – not only physically, but in an emotional/psychological sense too. Your luxury apartment includes its own private living room, kitchen and bathroom.


We have 6 exclusive spots available for this retreat. While the ceremony and the coaching sessions will be carried out privately for each person, you will have the opportunity to connect with the other attendees during meals, as well as during group activities such as the flight instructions workshop, breathwork circles, and integration circles.

In addition to your personal apartment space, the Lighthouse doubles as the perfect communal atmosphere for sharing this important time-period in your lives with one another. Those who wish to can unwind together in our shared open kitchen, the dining area, or large living room, and delight in the stunning rural setting over fireside chats.


Bookended by preparation and integration, instrumental aspects of the overall experience which include private coaching sessions, the psilocybin ceremony itself is at the core of this transformative journey. Two dedicated facilitators will be with you for the entire session, providing any necessary guidance during your experience.

Our process for facilitating the truffle experience is designed to allay physical discomfort and minimize potential nausea. Taking into consideration your intention, sensitivity, and previous experience, we identify the best dosage for you, on an individual basis, to optimize your personal journey. Based on the latest scientific findings, and in accordance with best practices from the psychedelic research community, we ensure your experience will be as profound, safe, and effective as possible.

Your Experience At Synthesis

The Private Retreat is for guests who want to explore the outer reaches of their consciousness in a personalized, private space, with individual supervision from a dyad of expert facilitators, replicating a setup for journeying which has proven effective in psychedelic psychotherapy. Our team will be there for you at every stage of your personal psilocybin trajectory, offering longer one-on-one preparation and integration sessions than are offered to guests at our communal retreats.

This a legal opportunity to take psychedelics in a safe, individually tailored and expert-guided setting, designed to facilitate productive outcomes, including heightened creativity, clarity on the next steps in your personal journey, and your general development.


During the experience, we will control for the following six conditions that play an essential role in every psychedelic experience:

Set. The mental attitude of a would-be psychedelic voyager.

Setting. The surroundings in which a psychedelic substance is ingested.

Guide. A person experienced with non-ordinary states of consciousness who helps to mitigate challenges and channel insights.

Dose. The type and quantity of psychedelic agent; in this case, psilocybin truffles.

Session. The entirety of a psychedelic trip, including all activities and rituals.

Situation. The environment, people, and culture from which a person comes to a psychedelic session and to which they return afterwards.

When these vectors are not controlled, and psychedelics are not used in a safe, supportive, and structured setting, many of their potential benefits may not be experienced. That’s why we pay such close attention to how we craft the environment we create at Synthesis, modulating it as needed for each guest.

"Ever since I had my first psychedelic experience and became aware of the profound impact it can have on the human consciousness, I became really interested in exploring the human consciousness landscape and potential. I have traveled to different parts of the world and exposed myself to different ways and traditions people across history have developed to experience this aspect of human reality. I’ve witnessed people healing old and deep trauma, people getting insights into aspects of their existence that made them better human beings, and people having what can only be described as mystical experiences, experiences that many religions have initially been based upon. There are many places, ways and traditions to have such experiences, usually in ceremonies specific to particular cultures, charged with specific culture context and practices that may not always resonate with the western way of what would be a safe and comfortable set and setting. What the Synthesis team has managed to create in the specific retreat format, set and setting, is by far the best environment for interested westerners to have access and benefit from the psychedelic experience, in such a way to have the best possible outcome. The focus on each and every participant, the safe and comfortable environment, the one on one and group conversations with the retreat team, something that often is lacking from other retreat formats, provide the best possible integration process, something really important for first time explorers and even for the more experienced ones. The focus on education and even the scientific research involved in creating the experience is what makes it even more valuable. I recommend Synthesis with great confidence to everyone interested in exploring this incredible and even unthinkable experience, in the best possible format, especially for people who are interested in having it for the first time, but also for more experienced ones who are looking to benefit from an environment focused on the best possible set and setting." Alex, 37 Romania

Venue Highlights

The private retreat experience will be hosted in the beautiful Lighthouse, near Amsterdam.


All 6 apartments have their own living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a TV and a luxurous bathroom. Each apartment is designed for shared occupancy. Single participants will be allocated rooms with single beds, separated by gender. If you're a woman attending alone, you will be sharing an apartment with another woman. Couples attending together will share a double room.

Upon request, we can make special arrangements for private sleeping quarters, please contact us here.

Towels, linens & special care products are provided for each of our guests; and high-speed wifi is available throughout the retreat center.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


All meals served at Synthesis Retreats are prepared by DOORZEE, a catering company founded by Annebel Gelinck and Lotte Van Cleef.
Annebel and Lotte are two vegetarian chefs who believe in the taste and power of unprocessed food and share their passion for people to experience a versatile, nutritious and tasteful vegetarian cuisine. They have also completed the VIP Health & Nutrition certificate, ensuring the highest quality of meals served during your stay with us at The Lighthouse.

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Ella Cook   October 02, 2019

      Far exceeded my expectations and opened my mind in new and exciting ways

    I attended a retreat with Synthesis in July 2019 and it has a significant positive impact on my life. I cannot recommend the experience and the team highly enough. I was both curious and apprehensive to experience psilocybin to help me make peace with some past issues and also give me some inspiration for the future. The whole process from my first call with them all the way through to after the retreat exceeded my expectations. The actual retreat centre itself is really unique and beautiful and the rooms are really luxurious. The sauna is a real treat too! I felt so safe and guided through the actual psychedelics experience with medical and emotional support available throughout the whole thing. I had no idea what psychedelics could help me access and I feel like with the support I received from Synthesis, I’m entering the world with a whole new perspective on myself and my life. Thank you so much - I’ll be back soon!

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