Retreat InfoAbout the Retreat:
Psychedelic Weekend Retreat
in the Netherlands
Friday 6pm to Sunday 1pm
Awaken your inner wisdom and discover more about yourself while journeying with a small group.
(Max 9 participants)
A deeply personal experience of self-discovery and healing.
What does the program entail?
The program is a journey that includes preparatory calls, a weekend retreat including a truffle ceremony, integration sessions and group support.
What is included
✔ Personal 30-minute online intake session
✔ Personal online 90-minute preparation and coaching session
✔ Experienced team to support you
✔ 2 x Breathwork sessions
✔ Parts mapping exercise
✔ Sharing circle and intention setting
✔ Magic psilocybin truffle journey (plant medicine)
✔ All meals: Fresh and light vegetarian meals, snacks and tea
✔ Two nights of accommodation in a comfortable shared room
✔ Closing sharing circle
✔ Post-retreat online group integration session
✔ Individual 90-minute online integration session after the event
Our weekend takes place at De Tinusboom Retreat Centre in the Netherlands.
You are welcome to relax in the dining area or sit in one of the little nooks in the attractive garden.
Ceremonies take place in our ceremonial space in winter and in the tipi in the garden in summer.
Our shared rooms are comfortable and each have their own shower and wash basin.
The garden has an unobstructed view of the adjacent estate and a pond which is in open connection with the river Alm. It is a place where you can come home, explore and reconnect with your core.Description of Services:
A Comprehensive Program for meaningful change
Our psilocybin truffle ceremonies are part of a comprehensive program that goes beyond the psychedelic journey itself. We provide you with the tools and resources for meaningful change and support your integration of the insights and experiences gained during the session into your daily life.
Before the Weekend Retreat
Intake & individual coaching
We hold individual 30-minute online intake meetings with each participant, to answer any questions, and manage expectations. We will offer some pointers to support you as you start preparing for your journey.
We will meet together for a personal 90-minute one-on-one preparation and orientation session. We will share some information regarding dosages and support you to decide on the dosage that is perfect for your needs. The balance of the time will be spent in a personal guided parts process.
Our vision is that integration and preparation are as important as the psychedelic journey itself.
After the retreat, we invite you to join an online group check-in circle, to connect and share your experiences. We will also set up a time for another individual 90-minute coaching session to support you in integrating any changes and insights that you have had. This way we ensure you anchor your experience and benefit more from the wisdom that arose during your journey.
Group sessions with max. 9 participants are facilitated by a professional team to ensure safety, individual attention and care.
Retreats are led by Nic Burnand and Sarah Dekker, both certified CNVC trainers and IFS Practitioners and supported by experienced assistants.
FoodExpect tasty, fresh, organic and vegetarian meals, lovingly prepared for you by our team.On the psilocybin ceremony day, there will be an element of fasting and feasting.
LocationOur psychedelic retreats take place in the Netherlands where psilocybin truffles are legal. The venue is in a quiet location in a natural setting. The rooms are comfortable.You will feel right at home!
"Nic and Sarah went above and beyond in making the retreat feel comfortable and safe. Really well-thought activities, lovely facilities, really tasty food and very caring facilitators." Jessica"I am feeling very grateful for having participated in this weekend retreat.
From the moment of arrival until departure there was so much quiet care for each participant individually and for the whole group. It felt as if I entered a cocoon of space, warmth and unconditional love. There was a subtlety and delicacy and lots of joy in how Sarah and Nik dealt with the preparation of the journey, the journey itself and going home again.
I experienced so much awareness, clarity, tenderness and joy throughout the whole process that made it possible for me to totally surrender to the medicine and fully trust."Hilde
"Nic and Sarah consistently make wonderful retreats happen. I have joined 3 of them and will keep doing that. Recently I was at their Psychedelic Truffle weekend with amazing food, a nice venue and a good atmosphere.
With their wide experience and knowledge of NVC, IFS and overall human kindness, I have learned a lot about myself and had the opportunity to take that to my everyday life (which is still hard to do). Their attention to detail and cleanliness inspire me to also take care of my surroundings. The music they played was beautiful and served the journey well. It would have been great to have more togetherness in singing & making music. But from what I hear this is certainly planned! Yay". MartenPractitioners:
Facilitator, Coach & Psychedelic Guide
As a facilitator and therapeutic coach, I never thought I’d be exploring the subconscious through psychoactive plants. But life has a way of taking us on unexpected journeys.
After my first Ayahuasca ceremony in 2018, I experienced a profound sense of clarity and purpose. Since then, I have continued to explore the healing potential of plant medicines and have integrated these experiences into my therapeutic practice.
With my background as a certified Nonviolent Communication trainer and Internal Family Systems Practitioner, as well as my mindfulness practices and experience with breathwork and bodywork, I’ve learned how to create a safe and supportive space for healing and guide clients through their inner landscape.
As an ethical practitioner, safety is always a top priority in my work with plant medicines. I’m committed to creating the right set and setting for my clients and providing pre and post-ceremony support.
When I’m not guiding people in their healing process or diving into my own subconscious, I enjoy meditating, immersing myself in nature, dancing and cooking up tasty meals.
Facilitator, Coach & Psychedelic Guide
As a facilitator and therapeutic coach I have a passion for using plant medicine to support individuals on their healing journeys. With over two decades of experience in working with psychedelics, I understand the importance of set and setting in creating a safe and supportive environment for deep healing.
After attending my first plant medicine ceremony in 2011, I was struck by the healing power of these ancient remedies. However, I also noticed that many people were not receiving the pre and post-ceremony support they needed to fully integrate their experiences.
Drawing on my training as a Nonviolent Communication Trainer and Internal Family Systems Therapeutic Coach, I began to develop a holistic approach to supporting clients through their psychedelic experiences.
Today, I am deeply humbled by the trust that my clients place in me and feel honored to be able to accompany them on their journey of self-discovery.
Through my work, I hope to contribute to a world where all people have access to safe spaces where they can heal, grow, and connect with their inner selves.Team/Medical Staff:
Sarah is First Aid trained and always present.
There is a medical kit on site.
DetailsFounder(s) / CEO: Sarah Dekker & Nic BurnandGroup Size: 4-9 participantsPrice Range: €845 - €1250
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
We connect with you individually ahead of the retreat to check that we're a good fit, address any concerns and go through your intake form together. We discuss your experiences, intention and dosage.
We also offer tips to prepare yourself.
The program of the weekend retreat itself is carefully designed to help you to slow down, connect with yourself and the group ahead of the psychedelic journey.
Our experienced team is there to assist you in this ceremony, to hold space and create a safe container. We work with music, incense, and other tools to support you throughout the journey.
On the Sunday we guide a highly recommended activating breathwork session which supports to find safety within and process any lingering tension after the retreat. Participants often report that this was as meaningful to them as the psychedelic journey itself and really helps to integrate the experience.
After the weekend together we have a group call for sharing and a private 90-minute online session to harvest and help further anchor some of the weekend's experience and insights.Intake Process:
Contraindications: If you have heart problems, severe mental health problems or psychosis, this event is not suitable for you. If you are in doubt about other conditions or medications you are taking, please consult your doctor.
After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to an online form with a few additional questions. After completing this form, the team will contact you to schedule the 1:1 preparation.Supplemental Modalities: It's possible to book additional coaching sessions for preparation or integration.Psychedelic Substances Offered: psilocybinHow does this Center source medicine?:
We source medicine directly from local growers in the Netherlands to ensure their quality and freshness.Practice reciprocity with local communities?: Yes