The benefits of Psilocybin, the bioactive compound in magic mushrooms and truffles, are wide reaching and multi-faceted. We have many years of working with it in a multitude of diverse settings, and have come to the conclusion that the most meaningful outcomes can only be achieved through integrating the psychedelic experience with the help of dedicated space-holding facilitators. As the frontiers of Psilocybin research continue to expand at breakneck pace, we stay on the forefront with new and unique innovations of practice and application.
We believe that the body is a vehicle of awareness, and movement is its primary language.
Taking the time to disconnect from daily routines, and tune in to our body-wisdom, allows us the space to connect to a much needed sense of softening and vulnerability. In these states, we can safely explore our inner workings, gaining deeper insight into the shadow realms that harbour the keys to our self acceptance, our fears and our doubts. It is both our personal and professional experience that creative processes, art therapies and holistic bodywork, when part of a comprehensive integrative program, are indispensable catalyzers to accelerated self-discovery.
While working with psychedelic tools, we unite with and cherish our bodies, using expressions such as dance, movement and authentic voice. Through these we embody our emotions and deeply connect with ourselves and with others.
Many cultures recognize the great importance of grounding touch. Simple physical contact can be extremely nurturing and supportive when done safely and consensually with clear expression of boundaries. In our work, we broaden the meaning and application of healing touch to help release the build-up of stress in our individual and collective nervous systems.
As the field of Psychedelic Sciences continues to unfold and reveal an ever-growing list of benefits for body and mind, we are deeply grateful to the countless generations of shamans, healers and curandero-as from across the globe who practiced and developed this work for millennia. For years uncountable, open-hearted tribes and traditional healers have been sharing their deep knowledge of plant medicine and their message of community connection. Inspired, we are resolved to face and meet the challenges present in our own era - integrating plant medicine into a modern globalized culture.
We recognize the need to create contexts that respond to life’s diversity and transcend the restrictions imposed by social norms. By creating safe and supportive spaces, we aim to alleviate the threats non-normative communities face when opening up to the world.
It is our community’s mission to create environments where being oneself is acknowledged and supported and different identities of gender, sexuality are embraced.
We equip participants with the tools to explore their own path of peace and liberation, while supporting them through transparency and non-judgment.
The Long-Term Vision
We believe that safe psychedelic experiences should be accessible not only to those of privileged financial means, but to everyone. To assure that our retreats are also accessible to those limited in resources, we offer a range of differently priced packages and an efficient scholarship program is being put into place. We exercise transparency around our spending and will allocate funds to organize workshops on drug-related safety and harm-reduction, addiction awareness, creative holistic practices, LGBTQIA, and other related topics.
We aspire to build an intergenerational, inclusive and mixed platform, also accessible to differently abled people.
We believe that our work, and that of the psychedelic community as a whole, has the potential to change our society and culture on a large scale. Recent studies have shown that people who have participated in small group facilitated psychedelic journeys become more community-minded and less individualistic. We have ourselves have personally witnessed how Psychedelic practices pave the way for more social empathy and promote cooperation in communities, allowing groups to move away from centralized power structures towards centering around collaboration and communication.
Reconnection with nature is close to our hearts, and we are ever aware of our impact on the environment. The experience in itself is a powerful tool to raise one’s ecological awareness and interconnectedness with our natural surroundings.
Meet our team
Amit Elan is co-director of Altered - a conference exploring psychedelic research and consciousness happening in Berlin. He worked as a facilitator with the Psychedelic Society UK, co-facilitating legal psychedelic retreats in The Netherlands for a year and a half, and led in the last few years immersive group processes and workshops aimed at the LGBTQ community. He studied Dance, Fine Arts, and different forms of bodywork methodologies, is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher and traditional Thai massage practitioner. His great interest for the study of plant medicines, psychedelics, therapy and shamanism, along with the quest for supporting his autoimmune conditions (arthritis and Crohn's) is what brought him over a decade ago to research the plant world before learning with the Shipibo medicine people in the Peruvian Amazons.
Gili is a nomadic practitioner of Tantric Healing and bodywork, trained in trauma release, intimacy and sacred sexuality work with all genders. Gili's calling and passion is in creating, holding & allowing spaces for transformative experiences and process, for individuals and groups. She studied psychology in Israel, Project Management in Slovakia and Tantra in Thailand. Gili is trained and experienced in holding care space and recently collaborated with Beyond Psychedelics conference in Prague.
Robert Napp/Randma is a certified body-psychotherapist under the European Association of Body Psychotherapy (EABP). He’s been working with individuals and groups for several years, helped organizing the Baltic’s biggest Psychedelics Conference, Psycherence and has worked on retreats for the past 7 years. He’s also a member of EUROTAS – The European Transpersonal Association and has extensive experience in working with people in the integration of psychedelic experiences.
Dr Amy Louise is a certified medical doctor working in an emergency department in South Africa who completed her training in 2015 and thereafter worked in hospitals around the country doing everything from delivering babies to seeing patients with chronic diseases to tending to life-threatening emergencies. Amy is also a qualified yoga teacher with a deep passion for holistic medicine- integrating both western and eastern or conventional and alternative therapies to be able to give her patients the most wholesome advice and care. Furthermore, Amy has an interest in the use of cannabis and psychedelics to help manage chronic disease and the role that they can play in mental health care. She is currently gathering information and writing articles for a blog that she plans to start on integrative medicine and yoga therapy.
Sophie Duoala Berlin-based creative designer & art director specialized in visual art, graphic design & illustration The idea behind her work is to create a playground: to modulate, assemble; to be meticulous, but to also be fluid and open to the undefined. Her intention is to represent ideas, sensations, and feelings and to communicate them in a visual aspect, through the experimentation of forms, lines and colors.
Benjamin Elan holds a master’s degree in Narrative Therapy and Community Work from Melbourne University as well as being a certified member of the Israeli Association for Traditional Chinese Medicine. With over 10 years of experience as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and teacher, he has taught retreats and treated clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a Fang Shi - an executive spiritual and holistic advisor. He currently serves as an acupuncturist, medical qigong instructor and mental health professional at the renowned Tao Garden Health Resort in Chiang Mai. In his free time, he enjoys performing poetry and drinking tea with his friends.
Susanna Tosi is a plant-based chef for holistic retreats and conscious experiences. This herbalist Student of Italian origins and is currently based in Berlin, where she works as a creative food consultant and intuitive coach. Her background is in storytelling, food, history, photography and people. Her passion is to explore different flavors, places, cultures and human experiences on a quest for connection and collective healing.
Jonas Hartmann holds a M.Sc. in Psychology from Humboldt-University Berlin and is currently learning psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is also working as an addiction therapist in a LGBTIQ+ counseling center. His passion and experience with the human mind and consciousness lead him to work with psilocybin. Especially the understanding and integration of psychedelic experiences has been a field of study for several years now.
Thanos Thanou has been working as a web developer for 13 years. He chose to be a programmer because he likes problem-solving and learning new things. He also gets a lot out of helping others and making their lives easier, which for him is the main purpose of technology. He currently lives in different parts of Europe, working remotely as a freelancer. He tries to devote more of his professional time to projects he believes in. He identifies as a proud queer feminist and is committed to healing and exploring life to its fullest. Psychedelics have been an important part of his process.
guillaume is student of traditional healing techniques, such as Shiatsu and Reiki, this soon-to-be Naturopath wishes to integrate Western and traditional medicine in his approach. Interested in Daoism, Buddhism and various forms of shamanism, he slowly walks his own path of contemplation while keeping an open eye to how language affects us. Deeply thankful for the gifts given by the psychedelic and shamanic experiences he took part in, he is decided to support Kiyumí in its quest for healing and sustaining creativity.
Rachel Moore E. is a Counseling Psychologist MA, licensed family and couples therapist, as well as a Narrative Therapist and perceptual learning disability specialist. Rachel spent decades with children and adolescence individually and in group settings. Her great passion for Visual arts has brought her to become a painter over the last 30 years, exhibiting her vibrantly colorful works in galleries around Israel. Rachel spent time in Peru learning about the amazonian plant medicines with the Shipibo indigenous people.