The below program is intended as a general outline. The program may vary depending on the temperature, group dynamics and the team of facilitators.
1st day – Opening
When arriving at Essence Institute, you’ll be welcomed by the facilitators and meet other participants at the retreat. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get familiar with the grounds. In addition, there will be time for discussing your intention(s), get clear on what you’re seeking from the retreat experience, and get all questions aswered.
○ 4:00 PM – Welcome, get to know each other, focus on intention, set, setting
○ 7:00 PM – Dinner
○ 8:00 PM – Explanation ceremony and preparation
2nd day – Deep Dive
On your second day, you’ll experience the psilocybin ceremony. In the morning, yoga and/or a body/breathwork session can be offered so you can ground yourself in your body. Then, you’ll get to experience a sacred ceremony where you’ll be given a high dose of psilocybin-truffles. You’ll be in a safe and serene setting, so you’ll be able to relax and let go. The actual psilocybin experience will last around 6 hours. Then, you’ll head off to a late dinner.
○ 8:00 AM – Morning practice
○ 9:00 AM – Breakfast
○ 10:00 AM – Bodywork & Breathwork
○ 12:00 PM – Truffle ceremony
○ 1:00 PM – Essence Xperience Ceremony
○ 8:00 PM – Dinner
3rd day – Integration
No doubt you’ll have a profound experience when you go through the Ceremony, likely tapping into more creativity, clarity, mind expansion and non-duality. Because we don’t want you to lose sight of what insights and experiences you had, we’ll spend extensive time on your third day processing and integrating all that occurred.
We want you to carry your breakthroughs and transformations with you when you return home, so we’ll provide guidance on how to maintain these changes long-term.
○ 8:00 AM – Morning practice and Breakfast
○ 10:00 AM – Integration
○ 13:00 PM – Lunch
○ 2:00 PM – Goodby