Your Psychedelic Retreat - The Numinous Approach
At Numinous Ways, we offer bespoke wellness and psychedelic retreats that go beyond the ordinary. Our aim is to help you cultivate a state of relaxation and surrender which will enable you to have an experience which brings you in touch with the deeper mysteries of life… the Numinous. We approach this work as a delicate art, combining ancient wisdom with modern scientific understandings to offer a holistic approach to personal growth and transformation.
However, we understand that true transformation involves more than just the psychedelic experience. That’s why our retreats incorporate formal psychotherapeutic integration sessions both before and after your experience as well as, art expression, yoga, meditation, breathwork, and immersive integration workshops. This seamless fusion of elements creates an enriching experience that guides you towards deep personal growth and enduring change.
In 2021, we started to measure the outcomes of our psychedelic retreats and found an incredible 84% of our retreat participants have attested to profound mystical experiences that left an indelible mark on their lives. You can read our past participants’ testimonials here. We strive to empower you with the tools and insights necessary to integrate these experiences into your everyday life, allowing you to continue the journey long after the retreat ends.
Whether you are seeking personal healing, or a deeper connection with yourself, your relationships and the world around you, Numinous Ways is here to guide you. You can learn more about our philosophy and the Numinous way of life here.
To learn more about our approach to integration and psychotherapy, please visit our services page here.
I couldn’t have asked for a more professional, supportive and loving environment for what is an extremely profound experience. I will return, and I have recommended it to family and friends!
Truly transformative experience that made me realise the vastness of my mind and a sense of calm perspective. The facilitators went above and beyond to make sure that we gained lasting impact from the experience.
I am so grateful to the facilitators for holding the most beautiful space during the retreat, and for creating a truly memorable experience. Their warm, nurturing presence and support for the journeys made the whole group feel welcome and safe.
As a first-timer in the world of psychedelics, I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction. For anyone looking to embark on a spiritual or psychedelic journey, I cannot recommend Numinous Ways enough.
The facilitators’ guidance during the psychedelic sessions was nothing short of exceptional. They skilfully created a sacred space where I felt completely comfortable and able to explore the depths of my consciousness.
The facilitators work beautifully well together and expertly with retreat participants. Their warmth and complementarity suffuse reassuringly assured support with gentle vibes of mindful intention.
Sample Psychedelic Retreat Schedule
Numinous Ways is dedicated to supporting you on your journey, whether it’s overcoming challenges, deepening your practice, or exploring new aspects of yourself. Our 6-day retreat is carefully curated with intentional workshops and activities to lay the foundation for your personal journey. See a sample of our schedule below:
|Day 1 Arrival||Day 2 Experience Day||Day 3 Integration Day||Day 4 Experience Day||Day 5 Integration Day||Day 6 Leaving Day|
|8.00 am Meditation and Movement Practice||8.00 am Meditation and Movement Practice||8.00 am Meditation and Movement Practice||8.00 am Meditation and Movement Practice||8.00 am Meditation and Movement Practice|
|9.00 am Breakfast||9.00 am Breakfast||9.00 am Breakfast||9.00 am Breakfast||9.00 am Breakfast|
|10.00 am Group Preparation||10.00 am Small Pod and Whole Group Sharing||10.00 am Small Pod and Whole Group Preparation||10.00 am Small Pod and Whole Group Sharing||10.00 Integration Practices|
|2.00 pm Meet in Faro or Amsterdam||12.00pm Opening Circle for Ceremony||12:00 Integration activity||1.00pm Lunch||12:00 Integration activity||12.00 Closing Circle and departure|
|4.00 pm Arrive and settling in||1.00pm Lunch||3.00pm Nature Connection||1.00pm Lunch|
|7.00 pm Dinner||6pm Closing the Ceremony||3.00pm Integration Activity||6.00pm Opening Circle for Experience||3.00pm Integration Activity|
|8.30 pm Opening Circle and Welcome||7pm Dinner||6.00pm Dinner||12.00am Closing the Ceremony and Celebration||6.00pm Dinner|
Your Psychedelic Journey - Set and Settings
At Numinous Ways, we recognise and prioritise the importance of set and setting in our retreat experiences. Scientific research shows time and time again that the environment in which a psychedelic journey takes place, along with the mindset of the participants, significantly influences the outcomes and overall experience. Therefore, we meticulously curate every aspect of the set and setting to create an optimal and safe space for deep exploration. During your retreat, you will be guided by expert facilitators who have a wealth of knowledge and understanding of psychedelics, the brain, body and personal development. We pride ourselves in providing compassionate support, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the process remains paramount. You can find out more about our facilitators here.
Psychedelic Retreat Venues: Portugal, and Netherlands
Our beautiful venues nestled in Portugal and the quiet Netherlands countryside serve as safe and nurturing environments where you can explore the depths and heights of consciousness and embark on a deeply meaningful inner journey.
Our venues in Portugal offer spacious rooms, open spaces for meditation and breathwork as well as an array of facilities including a heated pool and sauna.
Our Netherlands location is a sanctuary amidst luscious green spaces where nature’s embrace invites tranquillity and rejuvenation. A perfect setting for introspection and deep journeying during your psychedelic retreat.