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NUMINOUS adj. /ˈnuːmɪnəs/ A term derived from the Latin numen, meaning "arousing spiritual emotion; mysterious or awe-inspiring."

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 felt secure and supported throughout my psychedelic journey, fostering deep self-reflection and insight.

Rafal, 40

One of the best experiences of my life.

Jamie Lindsay

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. 


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.

N. D.

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.

Hannah Y.

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!

Jamie,49 – UK

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.

Alex R.

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:

sample schedule
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 Eindhoven 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. Read more on set and settings here.

These remarkable results obtained from the MEQ-30 assessments indicate that an overwhelming 84% of participants reported having mystical experiences during our retreats.


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.

Portugal, Algarve

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. 

The Netherlands

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. 

Our Payment Options

We offer a range of payment options designed for flexibility and convenience. Clients can choose from straightforward one-time payments, staggered instalment plans, or even explore our partnership programs for alternative payment possibilities. Our primary aim is to ensure that financial considerations don’t stand in the way of accessing our services. Every transaction is secured, ensuring your data and financial details are always protected. 

Upcoming Retreats

Numinous Ways UK Office Location

Cassie MercerCassie Mercer
18:42 26 Nov 23
My recent retreat experience with Numinous Ways was high amongst the BEST of my life! A mind-blowing, incredible and healing week in Portugal with a wonderful group of humble, mindful, courageous, discerning folk from all over the world. The professional team are warm & welcoming, highly capable, inspiring, incredibly caring, hard working, and dedicated to enabling deeply meaningful and profound experiences. I wholeheartedly recommend them for your first psychedelic therapeutic retreat, or to develop further if you are a seasoned psychonaut. You will be treated carefully and held safely by some very special souls.
Jamie LindsayJamie Lindsay
17:19 21 Nov 23
One of the best experiences of my life.
Kamil MatelskiKamil Matelski
00:28 13 Nov 23
Healing magic conduced by professionals in fields of psychotherapy, psychology etc. Guarantee you lifechanging experiences, being involved in profound events and achieving whatever your intention is.
Oliver KulterOliver Kulter
13:37 07 Nov 23
Fantastic and very professional team with a fascinating therapy and self experience retreat concept. It was an absolute pleasure to realise this "Numinous Ways" retreat with this amazing group in the Algarve in Portugal!
Anna N.Anna N.
15:36 02 Aug 23
It was incredibly eye opening experience. I would say the most important in my adult life!I’m so thankful that I had great therapists looking after me during my journey. I felt comfortable, well looked after and have learnt so much about myself- not just during the session but also during all talks before and after.
Timothy MarstonTimothy Marston
14:03 18 Jul 23
A great team to work with.
Daniello_2 AnonimusDaniello_2 Anonimus
07:07 18 Jul 23
The facilitators support through the sessions surpassed all expectations. They expertly established a safe and comfortable environment that allowed me to feel entirely at ease and delve into the depths of my mind. Their provided invaluable guidance , assisting me in navigating the intense and transformative aspects of the experience.
Anna AdamAnna Adam
21:30 17 Jul 23
The week comprised two ceremonies, and each one held an immense, profound power, bringing about truly life-changing experiences that felt akin to undergoing a hundred years of therapy in just a few hours. Expressing such an extraordinary encounter in words proves difficult, but even months later, I continue to gain new insights that unveil my true self. Departing from the retreat, I felt healed at the deepest core of my being. While life still presents its challenges, I no longer feel compelled to control everything or constantly pursue achievement. Instead, I've embraced a gentler, more grounded approach to living, fully engaging in life without attempting to force its trajectory.During this process, I have discovered a profound and spiritual connection to life, leading to a belief and knowing that every experience in life serves a purpose and nurtures my soul, as long as I remain open to its wisdom
Kamila MichalakKamila Michalak
20:42 17 Jul 23
In every sense, my experience at your retreat was truly transformative. The facilitators' unwavering dedication and professionalism, along with the serene environment, provided the ideal backdrop for personal growth and exploration. I wholeheartedly recommend your retreat to anyone seeking a profound and positive journey into the realms of consciousness.Thank you once again for providing such an incredible and enriching experience.
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