Heal Journey 6: 5 Day Immersion Retreat + 6 Week Mastermind

      Denver, CO, USA

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      52 reviews
      Mar 29 - Apr 2, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 20
      Heal Journey 6: 5 Day Immersion Retreat + 6 Week Mastermind
      Denver, CO, USA

      • Email address verified
      52 reviews

      Mar 29 - Apr 2, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 20

      About this trip

      Join up to 16 journeyers for what alumni call the "most transformative experience" of their lives. Feel greater peace, love, joy, and harmony; learn how to flow with life's challenges; and manifest durable transformation in this 6 week journey, including:

      • 5 day in-person retreat,

      • 3 ayahuasca ceremonies,

      • 2 weeks of virtual preparation,

      • 4 weeks of virtual integration,

      • Inner Circle peer support groups,

      • ongoing community access, and

      • tax-deductible donation to Ceremonia church.

      Awaken is the first of Ceremonia’s 3-stage Arc of Durable Transformation: Awaken, Heal, and Manifest. Our intention is to guide members to unimaginable levels of peace, joy, and spiritual connection while avoiding undue suffering.

      Awaken’s 5 day weekend all-inclusive retreat includes experiential workshops at the intersection of psychology and spirituality, science and shamanism. Our objective is to facilitate safety and skill with surfacing, allowing, and being with what may arise in the psychedelic experience. The 5 day program is organized as Mind, Body, Spirit, Unity, and Integration informed by the latest technologies of psychotherapy and ancient wisdom of sacred shamanism. These tools then become integral parts of how we can relate with our feelings and triggers back in the real world to be our Highest Self instead of avoiding or suppressing. 

      We gather in Ceremonia's sacred space in beautiful Denver, Colorado with a carefully curated group of amazing and loving souls. Awaken is suitable for members who have little to no experience with ceremony or psychedelic therapy as well as those who could benefit from a more guided transformational process. Our experienced facilitators and team of therapists have guided more than 300 founders, leaders, and creators through their transformational journeys with plant sacraments.

      As a non-profit 501(a)(8) entheogenic church, your donation is tax-deductible. Visit our website for more information about Ceremonia and what sets us apart.


      "Working with Ceremonia was truly life-changing... the impact on my life, relationships, kids, and even business cannot be overstated. I don't just feel like a different person. I am a different person."

      - Josh Linkner

      5X Tech Entrepreneur, 2X New York Times Bestselling author, Venture Capital investor

      See more reviews at www.ceremoniacircle.org/reviews.

      "This weekend with Ceromonia was life changing... The space is beautiful and really fun; the other participants had great energy and open hearts; and the overall experience was magical... Highly recommend for anyone who wants to get to the next level and is looking for truly expert guidance!"

      - Alex Raymond (CEO of Kapta & Host of the Conscious Entrepreneur Summit)

      "This was a really beautiful transformative experience... there's a tremendous amount of growth that happened and ultimately, I'm just humbled and honored to have been a part of it... the type of work that transpired here has has the power to change the world because because we're changing ourselves... if you're looking for something different, that's going to require you to do something different. And and I know that I've experienced something truly magical here."

      - Dillon Dygert (2x Exited Founder)

      "I just feel much more integrated and free and open and very humbled for the path ahead.... living from a place of selflessness and from a place of love and abundance and selfless service and care and community.... it shows and you're just integrity and dedication is very inspirational and valuable for the world. Thank you"

      - Elvie K (Head of Strategy at Major Financial Firm)

      "Austin is incredibly caring, wise and experienced in this subject matter. He has taught me a great deal about psychedelic and plant medicine integration and has been instrumental to my own personal consciousness journey."

      - Dr. Anna Yusim (Clinical Faculty, Yale Medical School)

      Best-selling Author, Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Love a Happier, More Meaningful Life

      "The retreat space, the retreat environment, invites an opportunity for growth, because you're around all different kinds of people from different backgrounds and different states and countries. And if you come with an open mind, you can receive a lot of healing and a lot of support. "

      - Kathleen Hooper (Musician)

      "It's really allowed me to relate to the world in a different facet with without having to try to figure it out myself. "

      - David Coombs (Coach)

      "As the CEO of a psychedelic medicine technology company, I'm so happy to have met Austin and developed both a deep personal friendship, as well as a fruitful working relationship with him... One attribute that is immediately obvious about Austin is his ability to balance both the theoretical and the emotional sides of personal growth... I am incredibly grateful to have Austin in my life, and couldn't recommend him more highly for anyone seeking the masterful blend of skills he offers."

      - David Champion (CEO of Maya Health)

      "[It] was the most profound experience of my life and having Austin hold space with such grounded, beautiful love, helped me to feel absolutely safe within my own, personal journey of self-discovery."

      - Erik Oberholtzer (Founder & CEO, 58% Water)

      "It was the combination of Austin’s spiritual and practical approaches that really freed me to continue my path. Understanding my physical body, my brain, and the interaction with the work, was crucial for me to grow and evolve... Simply put, Austin guided me into the work and has inspired and energized me weekly in the proceeding nearly two years. The beautiful symmetry of the leader and guide also seeking comfort, support and guidance from those whom he is leading became part of my blueprint; we all are on the path, we are all one, we are never alone, there is a way and all of us are guides in our own way."

      - Matthew Horeczko (Attorney & Founder of Matt-Law)

      Legal Plant Sacraments

      As a non-profit church located in beautiful Colorado, we provide access to these transformational experiences in a way that most providers cannot.

      The sacred entheogens that we serve are integral components of the Ceremonia religion. As such, our sacred practices and use of these sacraments are protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which has been upheld in the Supreme Court in concern with other plant sacrament churches. Additionally, Colorado recently decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms and DMT (the psychotropic compound in Ayahuasca) on November 9, 2022 in Proposition 122.

      Awaken is designed for members who have little to no experience with ceremony or psychedelic therapy. Within the retreat, our experienced facilitators serve the sacred entheogenic sacrament of ayahuasca in three ceremonies in accordance with the Ceremonia sacred practices. These are provided in escalating doses as an introductory on-ramp to the psychedelic experience.

      A Sacred Space

      Ceremonia’s home offers a truly special campus for our journeys and your next event. The 8,800 sq. ft. space on 2 acres features a heated indoor pool, steam room, hot tubs, and large workshop spaces. Ceremonia is conveniently located halfway between Denver and Boulder just forty minutes from Denver airport.

      • 40 ft heated indoor pool
      • massive outdoor patios
      • steam sauna
      • cold plunges
      • indoor hot tub
      • outdoor hot tub
      • koi pond and grotto
      • meditation spaces
      • 2 acres of land
      • 10 minute walk to Standley Lake

      Ceremonia & the Team

      Ceremonia is a non-profit, entheogenic church that combines the most advanced practices in psychology with the wisdom of sacred shamanism. Our goal is to produce deep and durable transformation in service of greater connection to one’s Higher Self—the Divine within—by facilitating a synthesis of science and spirituality through online mastermind trainings and experiential retreats.

      Austin Mao (Co-founder & Head Minister) is a writer, speaker, serial entrepreneur, and certified psychedelic integration coach. Most recently, he was the Program Director and facilitator for 1Heart, a leading Ayahuasca retreat for thought leaders and founders. Since 2020, Austin has participated in the spiritual journeys of more than 300 entrepreneurs, including Fortune 500 executives and Silicon Valley Unicorn founders.

      Chuchu Wang (Co-founder & Facilitator) Chuchu is a meditation and breathwork instructor, certified yoga teacher, and sex and relationship coach. She has been an Operations Manager and Elevation Leader for 1Heart, a leading Ayahuasca retreat for thought leaders and founders. As Steward and Facilitator, Chuchu lends her creative talents and heart-led wisdom to our sacred space and the spiritual journeys of our members.

      Supporting Staff include leading psychologists and psychedelic-assisted therapists.

      What’s included

      • 5 Day All-Inclusive
        Awaken your Highest Self in an all-inclusive immersive experience with a curated group of up to 16 souls. Includes luxury lodging, 3x meals a day, and spa time.
      • 3 Sacrament Ceremonies
        Journey inwards with three guided psilocybin mushroom sacrament ceremonies supported by experienced facilitators and therapists.
      • 2 Weeks Preparation
        Prepare for the journey ahead with two weeks of workshops, peer group calls, training videos, psycho-spiritual readings, consciousness exercises, meditations, rituals, routines, and nutrition guidance
      • 4 Weeks Integration
        Receive post-retreat support in integrating revelations and commitments with four weeks of integration workshops, peer group calls, accountability support, exercises, and more.
      • Facilitated Workshops
        Surface suppressed energies and learn tools to observe, allow, and let go of limiting beliefs with fellow inspirational leaders.
      • Yoga & Meditation
        Rebalance the nervous system, connect with your body, and feel the flow through guided yoga and meditations by certified facilitators.
      • Farm-to-table Meals
        Fresh, organic, farm-to-table meals by alumni and participant chefs who infuse the food with love and care.
      • Sound Bath
        Journey deeper through frequency and feel the healing powers of vibration.
      • Contrast Therapy
        Invoke courage and experience the extraordinary benefits of cold plunges and steam rooms in Ceremonia’s luxury spa.
      • Facilitated Peer Support
        Receive support from curated peer groups led by expert facilitators for more intimate sharing and accountability
      • Community Access
        An invitation to our growing community of creators who have also awakened their Higher Selves, sharing resources, support, and love.
      • Spa Access
        Total access to two hot tubs, a steam room, indoor heated pool, cold plunges, yoga deck, and more.
      • Luxury Shared Rooms
        Luxury shared rooms with memory foam beds, organic soaps, and indoor/outdoor access. Upgrades are available for private rooms or bathrooms.

      What’s not included

      • 8 Week Mastermind
        Optional 8 week mastermind course that dives deeper into the psycho-spiritual frameworks facilitated in the Awaken program. Contact us for more details.
      • Spiritual Chic Clothing
        Gift shop for Tulum/Bali/Japanese-inspired wears at the gift shop in Ceremonia’s Sacred Space or at the DivineDefined.com

      Available Packages

      Commitment (standard)
      Deposit: $2,222
      Intention (last minute)

      Your Highest Self is calling and you are ready to answer. You will receive all Preparation materials and recordings of any calls that you missed. It's better late than never to Awaken the power within.

      Deposit: $2,222
      Deposit: $1,000

      Available options


      Day 1: Power
      Solar Plexus Chakra (Power)

      The day of the Solar Plexus Chakra contains workshops where you  are invited to step out of victimhood and into radical responsibility. We dive into the moments where we betrayed our own integrity as the ego chased safety. This helps us rediscover and reintegrate the parts of us that we have hidden away for so long, enhancing our wholeness—an essential tool for the evening’s plant sacrament ceremony.

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      Ceremonia is a non-profit entheogenic church based in Colorado that combines the most advanced practices in psychology with the wisdom of sacred shamanism. Our goal is to produce deep and durable transformation in service of greater connection to one’s Higher Self—the Divine within—by facilitating a synthesis of science and spirituality through online mastermind trainings and experiential retreats.


      What a TRIP! My experience at Ceremonia lived up to the hype. The facilities and food were excellent, but the real magic came through the community, the workshops and the ceremony. Guaranteed - you're going to meet some amazing people. Everybody is there for personal growth, so the vibe is supportive. The workshops are designed to challenge and push you, and to help you process the experience. And the ceremony... it's hard to describe with words; it's really best described through feeling. Profoundly enlightening, transformative and clarifying. 10/10 would recommend!
      By Steven H for Open 6: 3 Day Psilocybin Retreat + 4 Week Mastermind on Feb 20, 2024
      It was a much needed weekend of wellness, rest, delicious food, amazing connection, and growth. Chuchu's spirit created a space where acceptance, connection, humor, deep learning, and diving deep could thrive.
      By Paul L for Open 5: 3 Day Psilocybin Retreat + 4 Week Mastermind on Feb 06, 2024
      I had such a beautiful experience at Ceremonia. Chuchu and Austin are kind, generous and loving souls that have helped guide and reminded me of the power I hold within. Grateful for the new tools that were shown during the retreat and the tools we are still learning through the integration process, it is all helping me connect deeper to my body, mind, and spirit. I am able to walk my life’s path with courage, compassion, trust and love. Thank you very much for everything!
      By Viridiana R for Open 5: 3 Day Psilocybin Retreat + 4 Week Mastermind on Jan 30, 2024
      This was my second retreat and first Journey with Ayahuasca with Ceremonia. Once again, the facilities were first rate and outstanding in all regards. The retreat center is simply amazing. Multiple areas for big group sessions and smaller intimate spaces for smaller group and personal integration. A beautiful, huge sun room in which the Journeys are held is simply stunning and makes for the perfect setting for both evening and day Journeys. The retreat center offers multiple sleeping choices to meet all types of needs. I shared a private bedroom with my partner for our Ayahuasca Journey. The staff and facilitators are what really separate this facility apart from any others. From the Circle Leaders that help to prepare you for your upcoming Journeys, to the chefs that prepare all the wonderfully delicious and healthy meals, everyone that is at Ceremonia have the same goal, which is to offer and support a healing and life changing Journey. The founders and leaders, Austin and ChuChu are simply the best. They are extremely well versed in plant medicine and their ability to teach and lead the participants through all the workshops and facilitate personal growth is unmatched in the field. They wholeheartedly believe in the life changing Journeys that they have created. They have created a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for anyone seeking to improve all aspects of their lives. On top of all of that, the Shamans that they fly in from around the world to serve the medicine are world-class and AMAZING! If you are looking to learn and grow through the use plan medicine in a safe, well-structured and supported environment, then, there is no better place to explore than Ceremonia. With much love and respect, Michael M
      By Michael M for Heal Journey 14: 7 Day Immersion Retreat + 8 Week Mastermind on Dec 20, 2023
      This past weekend was the most deeply felt experience I have ever had in my life. The energy of Ceremonia is one of total safety, support, encouragement, and continuous blessings. I chose to fully let go and surrender to the entire experience and I was met with deep love, respect and connection beyond my wildest dreams. I got everything I wanted and much, much more. I feel like I have come home to my tribe, with those whom I spent the weekend with and with those in the community I have yet to meet. As my heart learns to create a place of rest inside of me, I see the external expression of this experience through the intention of Ceremonia as well as in the eyes and essence of the beautiful souls I traveled intimately with for three days. I fell in love with every person in our circle, over and over again as I found an opening to love myself in the same way. Waves of authenticity mixed with reciprocity carried me through a portal of possibilities. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to touch onto this life changing offering of true transformation and reconnection with source. I have only begun, but I am sure I am on my path and I'm not alone. I get to roll around in the glory of an entirely new way of connecting with myself and others. I could burst with excitement, gratitude and joy. Thank you, Austin, ChuChu, Clay and Becca for holding a space bubbling over with love and acceptance. It truly is beyond words to be held with such gentleness and clarity. Thank you to the precious men in my group who showed me what healthy masculinity looks and feels like. I am forever impacted. We can all heal with this level of care and investment. I am vibrating with the beauty of it all. I love and appreciate each of you with every cell in my being. I can't wait for what is next, and next and next. My cup runneth over.
      By Carolan L for Open 4: 3 Day Psilocybin Retreat + 4 Week Mastermind on Nov 22, 2023
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