Midlife Reinvention and Emergence Retreat: Psychedelic Assisted

      Grand Lake, CO 80447, USA

      Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee
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      9 reviews
      May 2 - 5, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 11
      Midlife Reinvention and Emergence Retreat: Psychedelic Assisted
      Grand Lake, CO 80447, USA

      Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee
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      9 reviews

      May 2 - 5, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 11

      About this trip

      Are you a woman at a transitional point in your life? Have you wondered what mid-life holds for you and are unsure of what your next steps are? Do you have ideas and dreams that are waiting to be materialized and need that extra direction, clarity, and support to make them happen?  Then this retreat is for you. Middle-aged and beyond, does not mean decline and deterioration, but rather an opportunity for rebirth and a chance to reinvent ourselves. Transitioning into the next phase of your life can feel scary and intimidating, but seeking meaning and renewal during this period in your life, can be invigorating and an opportunity for a new version of you. Perhaps those hot flashes are power surges. Midlife is a powerful time to connect to your power, passion, path, and purpose and psychedelic medicine can tap into your innate inner wisdom. 

      We are thrilled to be returning to Grand Lake in 2024 for our "reunion" Midlife Women's Retreat. Last year's retreat was a huge success and we can't wait to connect with our midlifers!

       All-inclusive, lodging, three meals a day, yoga, pre and post-integration sessions, psychedelic journey, and private chef-prepared meal. 

      Discount $200.00 off until November 1st, 2023 EARLYBIRD

      Payments can be broken up into 6 payments over the next four months

      Psychedelic-assisted therapy can be a gateway to helping you find meaning and direction in the autumn stage of your life.  Women often experience depression, loss of motivation, and a loss of direction, entering middle age years, but we are here to support you in seeing this age as ripe with richness and regeneration.  It is not uncommon to feel disconnected from ourselves and our loved ones, as we transition to different phases in our lives and our roles have changed. Women during middle life struggle with the challenges of managing both older parents as well as children, loss of our sense of purpose, and hormonal changes.  Middle life does not need to be a crisis but rather a reinvention. 

      Heather and Monica are experienced licensed therapists and bring years of wisdom and training to their retreats, as well as compassion, acceptance, and support to this sacred healing circle. Come join us with like-minded women seeking meaning, camaraderie, and the transformational power of psychedelics. Surround yourself in the beautiful mountains of Grand Lake, CO, and immerse yourself in nature. Take time to learn about yourself, assisted by psychedelic medicine and guided by your personal psychotherapist.  The trip includes time to hike, explore the lake, check out the town and reconnect to quiet time and self 

       Discount $200.00 off until November 1st, 2023

      Payments can be broken up into 6  payments over the next four months

      Benefits of Psychedelics?

      The benefits of psilocybin include: 

      1. Increasing neuroplasticity
      2. Increased openness and increased ability to create change
      3. Decrease in depressive symptoms and anxiety
      4. Access to intuition and inner wisdom
      5. Help with cognitive aging and flexible thinking. Neuroprotective
      6. Personal growth and wellness
      7. Help with a myriad of mental health disorders including trauma, OCD, substance abuse, resistant depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD 

      Psychedelic medicine is steeped in tradition and ceremony and used by people all around the world for hundreds of years. When consumed these medicines open our hearts and souls to a deeper perspective of ourselves, our lives, nature, and meaning. It is an honor to work with psychedelic medicine and ceremony to help bring awakening, insight, and inner wisdom to those who journey.

      Plant Medicine's therapeutic benefits are gaining great support from the medical and mental health community. The Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research is leading much of the research and continually demonstrating these medicines' safety and effectiveness. Psilocybin is some of the safest drugs available, safer than alcohol, cigarettes, and almost anything in your medicine cabinet.

      What is NOT included?

      1.) 1:1 Therapy or private time with the group leaders Heather or Monica ( while we offer individual therapy via private practice, this is NOT a therapy retreat).  This is a GROUP retreat and all activities are in group settings.  This can be arranged privately with the group leaders if interested in more intensive work. 

      2) Transportation to and from the retreat location ( accommodations can be made for transportation, please reach out).

      Why Plant Medicine

      Psychedelic medicines are safe, and effective and being used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. These medicines also have a wonderful effect of enhancing openness, communication and heart-felt connections. There is a long history of psychedelic medicine being used in couples therapy and to enhance the quality of relationships. Psychedelic Medicine refers to a variety of medicines including mushrooms, which have been found to have health benefits for both physical and mental health. Skilled supported use of mushrooms can also enhance neuroplasticity and consciousness.

      What is included?

      This all-inclusive retreat includes: 1. )3-night lodging and 4 days in Grand Lake luxe home

      2.) Healthy, beautiful meals and snacks and private dinner parties every night 

      3. ) Gourmet Chef prepare gourmet meals at the home 3 a day

      4.) A deep psychedelic experience with your trained psychedelic wellness guides Heather and Monica ( a plant-based psychedelic experience)

      5.) Pre and Post group Integration Sessions

      6.) Two post-integration group sessions AFTER the retreat 

      7.)Exclusive Integration workbook and Activities exclusive to Psychedelic Soul Sisters

      8.)Beautiful goodies bags with Spa items for self-care and nurturing

      9.) Somatic-based therapies such as art, yoga, dance, sound healing, and forest bathing

      10.)Opportunities for journaling, immersion in nature, relaxation, and self-reflection

      Location and Accomodations in Grand Lake

      Grand Lake is a stunning location in the mountains of Colorado. Grand Lake is situated on the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The pristine mountain landscapes, serene lakes, and lush forests provide a tranquil and picturesque backdrop for our women's retreat. The stunning scenery inspires relaxation, reflection, and a sense of connection with nature.

      Grand Lake is known for its peaceful and laid-back atmosphere. It's far from the hustle and bustle of city life, making it an ideal place for women to escape, unwind, and disconnect from the stresses of daily life.

      Packing List

      This is a guide to help you get the most out of your retreat experience: 

      1. Headphones 

      2. Comfortable, loose clothes such as yoga pants, and sweats 

      3. Warm clothing such as gloves, scarfs, and a coat for our unexpected Colorado weather

      4. Spotify or Pandora for listening to curated soundtracks

      5. Walking shoes or sneakers

      6. Bathing suit

      7. Optional yoga mat ( we will provide some yoga mats)

      8. Special item for intention setting such as a photo, crystal, or figurine

      9. Optional Weighted blanket

      Terms and Conditions

      Important Information and Considerations:

      *Interested women must have an interview prior to registering for this event.

      *Transportation is not provided for this retreat

      *All participants assume their own risk and will acknowledge their state of health, psych history, and use of medications as part of their application

      *Guests selected for this retreat will pay a non-refundable $900 deposit (Refunded if the host  cancels the event)

      *Guests are asked to be considerate of the discreet nature of this event and the participants involved.

      *As leaders of the retreat, our policy allows us to exercise discretion in declining participation in the plant medicine experience if, in our clinical assessment, we determine that it may not be suitable and is contraindicated during the retreat.


      Kindly note that reservations canceled by guests are non-refundable. As our retreats have limited rooms and slots due to their intimate boutique nature, we are unable to provide refunds. Travel insurance is mandatory for all participants, and we recommend Wetravel (this site) for its affordable coverage ( link provided when you purchase your package). You can conveniently purchase travel insurance when making your reservation or opt for a different provider of your choice. Please be aware that cancellations will not be eligible for any refunds.  


      Any damages to the rooms and the hotel property will be promptly assessed and charged to the credit card of record.


      Smoking is not permitted 

      *To schedule an interview and receive an application please e-mail

      heather@stresspecialist.com or rockymtncounseling@gmail.com

      Meet Heather Lee, LCSW

      Heather is one of the US’s first Certified Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapists. Heather has been a therapist and woman’s retreat leader for over thirty years. She is the Founder and Director of Medicine Woman Retreats and uses her depth of understanding and expertise in the soul and science of psychedelics to create magical and meaningful women's retreats internationally

      Heather is passionate about plant medicine as a powerful path for connecting with inner wisdom and greater mind/body/spirit wellness. Her own cancer journey has deepened her personal connection to psilocybin as a medicine for the soul. She has experienced firsthand the ability of this medicine to illuminate the connection between thoughts, emotions, and physical dis-ease.

      Meet Monica Ramunda, MA, LPC

      Monica Ramunda, MA LPC, LCMHC has been in the mental health field for over 30 years and in private practice for the last 23 years. She is the owner and founder of Rocky Mountain Counseling Services and Lighthouse Counseling Services. She is a trained  Ketamine Assisted Therapist with Fluence and an Integrative Psychiatry Institute candidate eligible for Certification as a Psychedelic Assisted Therapist. 

       Monica's passions include transforming people’s lives with the assistance of psychedelics. She is a lifelong learner, hoping to inspire other women to find their passion and happiness during their 40s and beyond.  Monica Ramunda finds inspiration from nature, animals, and travel. She is inspired by Grandma Moses ( who shares her same birthday), who began painting at age 78 and was voted “Young Woman of the Year” at age 88. She hopes to follow in her footsteps. 

      Monica was a tour guide in South America for over a year, leading tours in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Monica had the honor of leading guests to sacred sites such as the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, the Amazon rainforest, and famous Lake Titicaca, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. She experienced the beautiful traditions of the indigenous people of Peru, witnessed their ceremonies, and experienced the time-honored traditions of the native indigenous tribes. Monica has a particular love of Peru and the Quechua people and culture. She is now bringing her background as a tour guide and experience witnessing native traditions and rituals to her retreats. Monica’s passion for travel and love of native traditions, as well as her therapy background, helping people gain insight and breakthroughs in their lives, have come together in her retreats, with the assistance of psychedelics. 

      Through Monica’s own journey into middle age, she has found inspiration, a wealth of knowledge and inner wisdom, and contentment. She has found new meaning as her children have transitioned into adulthood and a chance to fully enjoy this time of renaissance in her life.  

      What’s included

      • All meals for the trip
        Welcome dinner Thursday, 3 meals and snacks Friday and Saturday, and breakfast brunch Sunday. Wine included with dinner. Water, and snacks prvoided throughout the day. Vegerarian and Gluten free meals
      • Integration Sessions
        Pre and Post integration session 60 minute online sessions each . Initial interview to screen and answer questions, additional session before the retreat.
      • Yoga
        A body centered Yoga session to help integrate the benefits of the psychedelic medicine and heal the body and as well as the mind.
      • Art and Journaling
        Art activities and guided prompts for journaling. These activities encourage intuitive and somatic expression for healing.
      • Guided Plant Medicine
        Safe and supported journey experience on your plant medicine. Skilled guidance in preparing, journeying and integrating your safe and soulful experience
      • Transportation
        Guests are responsible for getting to and from the retreat location

      Available Packages

      Double shared room room
      Available until April 15, 2024Sold Out

      A shared room at our beautiful Grand Lake house with a King and a Queen bed. Private and comfy room in Grand Chalet.  All-inclusive, lodging, three meals a day, yoga, pre and post-integration sessions, psychedelic journey, and private chef-prepared meal. 

      Discount Codes: 

      Returning Customers: $175 off price with code RETURNLOVE

      Join with a Friend, you each take $150 off: SISTERLOVE

      Member of the Psychedelic Wellness Club: take of $300 PWC

      Deposit: $900
      Single Private Room
      Available until April 15, 2024Sold Out

      Your own private room at our Grand Lake home. There will be King and Queen bed options.  Your room will be determined when you sign up. Priority is given to clients who sign up early.  All-inclusive, lodging, three meals a day, yoga, pre and post-integration sessions, psychedelic journey, and private chef-prepared meal. 

      Deposit: $900
      Master Suite Rooms with private Room (1)
      Available until April 15, 2024Sold Out

      We have two Gorgeous large Master Suite rooms with a beautiful private bathroom and an attached sitting area with 360 panoramic views of Grand Lake and the forest. ( Master Suite in the main lodge, first come first serve) Perfect for meditation, relaxation, and journaling.  This King size room is perfect for the woman who wants to treat herself and have space to spread out and relax in luxury.  All-inclusive, lodging, three meals a day, yoga, pre and post-integration sessions, psychedelic journey, and private chef-prepared meal. 

      Deposit: $900
      Shared Master Suite
      Sold Out
      Deposit: $900

      Available options


      Day 1 Thursday Arrival
      Welcome Dinner and Celebration

      We will check into our weekend retreat home and settle in. At 6 pm, we will meet for dinner and discussion of our intentions for the weekend. 

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      Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee
      9 reviews
      Monica Ramunda, MA LPC, LCMHC has been in the mental health field for over 30 years and in private practice for the last 23 years. She is the owner and founder of Rocky Mountain Counseling. She is one of the first Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapists in the US.  Monica Ramunda’s passions include transforming people’s lives with the assistance of psychedelics and is a lifelong learner, hoping to inspire others.


      This retreat was all I had hoped for and more. Heather and Monica are amazing, it was great being with a small group with all-females, and the location was very calming and serene. Journey prep and follow up were great and the experience itself was very powerful and eye-opening. The medicine opens your eyes to a world and a perspective that otherwise you wouldn’t have. It’s life-changing.
      By Merry Beth E for Mountain Rest and Reset Retreat: Women's Psychedelic Wellness on Nov 15, 2023
      Thank you for a fantastic experience! Amazing accommodations, met amazing people, ate amazing food. Such a remarkable weekend.
      By Jacque W for Mountain Rest and Reset Retreat: Women's Psychedelic Wellness on Nov 10, 2023
      Thank you Jacque for your review. It was such a pleasure to have you on our retreat. Warmly, Monica and Heather
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Nov 10, 2023
      We had a wonderful experience, the hospitality was well planned and we were always made to feel comfortable. I enjoyed the comradery of our group. Our hosts/facilitators were very warm and made us feel safe. the exercises of integration were especially comforting. I personally experienced profound awakenings. If I have one critique to offer, I would have liked to have more one on one during my journey. I often felt ungrounded and that might be a part of the process, but I feel I may have been able to face and look at more, if I had someone in the room with me more constantly. I longed for connection, but felt very disconnected, which created a bit of fear and longing for it to be over. the overall experience was profound, I look forward to the continued enlightenment and healing in store for me. with Gratitude~ Brenda
      By Brenda I for Women's Psychedelic Wellness Retreat: Finding Your Purpose & Passion on Oct 11, 2023
      Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad you had a good experience. It is a balancing act in a group setting to have 1:1 devoted time, as we are in a group setting. Sometimes a private 1:1 journey is a better format for clients who need the extra support and want a sitter exclusively working with them which both Heather and I offer. Thank you again!
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Oct 12, 2023
      This retreat was one of the most powerful events in my life. I was able to have an experience I was always curious about and felt completely safe and supported the whole time. Monica, Heather and their interns are all such kind, loving and awesome people. I made connections with some wonderful women, enjoyed the beautiful resort and its amenities, and had plenty of downtime to explore the local area. The food was excellent and the activities were both enjoyable and enlightening. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to explore themselves more deeply and unlock some true magic within.
      By Jocelyn M for Women's Psychedelic Wellness Retreat: Finding Your Purpose & Passion on Oct 05, 2023
      Thank you, Jocelyn, it was such a pleasure having you on our retreat! Thank you for your kind review.
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Oct 05, 2023
      I would highly recommend for anyone interested in exploring this kind of plant medicine. I have been interested for years, but wasn’t sure where and with whom. The setting was perfect and Monica and Heather did a great job making us feel safe and supported before, during and after the journey. Extremely positive experience and I’d do it again!
      By Lisa B for Women's Full Moon Magic, Psychedelic Wellness Retreat on Aug 10, 2023
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