Midlife Reinvention and Emergence Retreat: Psychedelic Assisted

      Evergreen, CO 80447, USA

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

      Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee
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      13 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. 


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


      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. Access your inner wisdom with the power of plant medicine.The trip includes time to hike, explore the lake, check out the town and reconnect to quiet time.

       

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


      Interview, completion of application/paperwork, and medical clearance ( $200 by our nurse practitioner) are required to ensure your spot. Reach out to schedule an interview with Heather and Monica and refunds are provided if you do not meet the criteria for the retreat. 


      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 our Evergreen Bed and Breakfast for the weekend

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

      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.) One post-integration group session after the retreat 

      7.)Exclusive Integration workbook and activities

      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 Evergreen

       Evergreen is situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, providing breathtaking views of nature. The serene landscapes, lush forests, and mountain vistas create a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere that's perfect for unwinding and connecting with nature.  The clean mountain air and peaceful surroundings offer an ideal setting for relaxation, meditation, and being in nature. Breathing in the crisp mountain air can contribute to a sense of rejuvenation and overall well-being. Immersion into nature  to fully help you reset, rejuvenate, and heal among the trees and stunning landscape. 


      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.

      Interview, completion of application/paperwork, and medical clearance ( $200 by our nurse practitioner) are required to ensure your spot. Reach out to schedule an interview with Heather and Monica and refunds are provided if you do not meet the criteria for the retreat. 


      CANCELLATION POLICY


      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.  Chargebacks and strictly prohibited. 

      DAMAGES

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

      SMOKING POLICY 

      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.
      • 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

      What’s not included

      • Transportation
        Guests are responsible for getting to and from the retreat location

      Available Packages

      Master Suite
      Sold Out

       Private, spacious cabin with two  King beds, luxurious bedding, private living space, outside patio, shared bathroom, surrounded by nature and walking trails. This large double bedroom is sold as a single. One left!


      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

      $3,700
      Deposit: $900
      Single Private Room
      Available until April 15, 2024Sold Out

      A private room with a shared bath. 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. 

      $3,250
      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. 

      $3,750
      Deposit: $900
      Shared Master Suite
      Sold Out
      $2,500
      Deposit: $900

      Available options



      Itinerary

      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
      13 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.

      Reviews

      This experience was transformative. I am so happy that I was able to participate in the carefully curated retreat that Heather and Monica hosted. The accommodations were top notch, lovely site and staff. Getting to know the other woman in my group has expanded my circle of friends in the world. I highly recommend anything hosted by Heather and Monica as I know that it will exceed your expectations and will open your heart and mind.
      By Heather S for Psychedelic Wellness and Mindful Midlife Reset Women's Retreat: on Apr 09, 2024
      This experience exceeding my high expectations. Heather and Monica created a sacred, safe space in a beautiful environment for this life altering journey. They are highly trained, experienced psychedelic wellness professionals. Every detail of the experience had been thought out and planned for. The camaraderie they fostered in our small group setting was essential to the integration of each women's experience. I would definitely recommend!
      By Katherine W for Psychedelic Wellness and Mindful Midlife Reset Women's Retreat: on Mar 20, 2024
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      This was a life changing, amazing experience. I recommend this to anyone looking for a powerful journey. I was able to make internal changes and meet some powerful woman.
      By Gjenifer S for Psychedelic Wellness and Mindful Midlife Reset Women's Retreat: on Mar 14, 2024
      Thank you for your review, we are so happy to hear that you had a meaningful, transformative experience and to hear about the powerful connections you made with other women. We hope to see you another another retreat. Thank you for being part of this experience.
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Mar 14, 2024
      MR
      Amazing, life-changing, spectacular....so many words to describe this adventure. Heather and Monica are beautiful women, inside and out. Their knowledge, warmth, and dedication is so special. The women I met on this trip will be lifelong friends. Everything about it was perfection.
      By Jacquie H for Psychedelic Wellness and Mindful Midlife Reset Women's Retreat: on Mar 12, 2024
      Thank you so much! We are so glad you were part of the experience. Much love, Monica and Heather
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Mar 12, 2024
      MR
      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
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