About The Teacher

Amit Elan is co-director of Altered - a conference exploring psychedelic research and consciousness happening in Berlin. He worked as a facilitator with the Psychedelic Society UK, co-facilitating legal psychedelic retreats in The Netherlands for a year and a half, and led in the last few years immersive group processes and workshops aimed at the LGBTQ community. He studied Dance, Fine Arts, and different forms of bodywork methodologies, is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher and traditional Thai massage practitioner. His great interest for the study of plant medicines, psychedelics, therapy and shamanism, along with the quest for supporting his autoimmune conditions (arthritis and Crohn's) is what brought him over a decade ago to research the plant world before learning with the Shipibo medicine people in the Peruvian Amazons.

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The path
Has disappeared. Yosa Buson

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