Women's Beltane Retreat 1-5 May 2019

Women's Beltane Retreat: Re-igniting the inner fire and celebrating life

Magic happens when a group of women come together with the intention to hold each other in a sacred space, so we are excited to announce a women’s retreat reconnecting with the inner goddess that lives in all of us and reigniting the power of sisterhood, aided by the use of psilocybin and other mind-revealing practices.

It is in the safety of a circle of women that we can create the time and space to drop into the wisdom of our bodies, to find a source of silence away from the noise of modern life, and access a deeper knowing and wisdom. There is a process of ‘remembering’ that happens in women-only spaces; what it is to be in a woman’s body at this time, to see our own experiences in others’ stories, to feel heard and understood, in our light and our shadow.

Psychedelics will be a crucial ally in this joint journey, being an incredible force of truth and immensely helpful tool for facilitating understanding, heart opening and connection. This will be supported by an exquisite, nurturing and inspiring blend of ritual, ceremony, song, movement, meditation, group inquiry, as well as connection with nature’s cycles and the four elements, exploring how each manifests within our own psyche and bodies, and thereby getting an experiential sense of our oneness with to the natural world (and the universe!).

Come immerse yourself in natural and nurturing surroundings, sit by the campfire sharing songs and stories, gaze at the stars and find stillness in the surrounding woodlands.

This retreat will take place over 5 days from Wednesday 1st May until Sunday 5th May 2019 near Havelte in the Netherlands. The standard cost of the retreat is £1050, with a sliding scale for lower-income (£700) and higher-income (£1500). Everything (food, accommodation, facilitation) is included in the price except travel and truffles (which must be done individually for legal reasons). Cost of travel will depend on where you are coming from, if travelling from south of the UK we recommend Eurostar, and purchasing tickets early. The additional cost of the truffles will amount to approximately €40 for an average dose. We will advise you on this process once you are accepted to a retreat. If you would like to pay in instalments, and for any other enquiries, email biz@psychedelicsociety.org.uk.

Please note: there is the possibility of booking onto a shared taxi (£60 return) departing Amsterdam Centraal at 4pm on Wednesday 1st May and drop off at around 3pm on Sunday 5th May. This tends to be the most hassle-free, economic and enjoyable option, it is advised you book this when purchasing your ticket. 

This retreat is an inclusive space for all female bodied or identified people. We wish to emphasise that this workshop will have a strong focus on femininity and the female experience. If you are called to join and you are transgender or nonbinary, please get in touch and we can discuss if this would be a safe space for you, and how to make more inclusive spaces in the future.

High Income, Standard and Low Income tickets are based on self-selection and trust. You decide which income bracket applies to you. If you can afford to pay for the high income ticket then please consider doing so as we use this money to offer lower income tickets and sometimes even full scholarships.

Please also note that we are offering lower income tickets to those who really struggle to amass the funds to pay for such an experience. If you can afford to pay for a private room supplement, then you probably don't fall into this category, so we would like to discourage anyone from buying a low income ticket + private supplement, so as to leave the low income tickets for those who really can't afford to pay any more. We hope you understand.

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