MycoMeditations Psilocybin-Assisted Retreats

MycoMeditations Psilocybin-Assisted Retreats

MycoMeditations Psilocybin-Assisted Retreats
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MycoMeditations is a week-long psilocybin-assisted retreat program. With the use of psilocybin mushrooms and support from our experienced facilitators, we aim to help our guests overcome depression, anxiety, addiction, PTSD, OCD, and many other personal struggles. Additionally, daily discussion/integration within the group while enjoying a relaxing week becomes a truly life-changing experience for many.
Treasure Beach, Jamaica

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2023

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Philip D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This was actually my second retreat with Myco, this time at the luxurious Treasure Beach accommodations. Both the location and the amenities, such as food for those with dietary restrictions, make this a wonderful opportunity for personal growth in a welcoming and peaceful environment.

As some other reviewers have mentioned, psychedelics by themselves are not a cure for one’s psychological problems. Rather, both the combination of psychedelic therapy and integration work can lead to tremendous breakthroughs and insights.

The facilitators and therapists do a wonderful job guiding visitors through what can be very challenging personal work. I believe the secret is true empathy on the part of the facilitators for what each individual may be going through. It is beyond just their professional training, rather it’s genuine caring for others that can’t be fabricated or counterfeited. At least this is what I encountered among the facilitators I received guidance from. The protocol involves three dosing days separated by group integration, involving a discussion by the whole cohort of guests and facilitators.

While I have always found the mushroom trips difficult to handle, they have sometimes given me glimpses into a reality of joy and gratitude that I have seldom experienced and even doubted the existence of. If you have gone through other therapeutic approaches without success Myco offers an experience I would highly recommend.
Written May 28, 2024
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Aaron Z
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Wonderful. Enlightening. Inspiring. Enjoyable. Caring.

These and many other words barely begin to describe my experience at Myco this past April 2024. I first applied and was accepted back in 2021, but due to some negative reviews I decided to wait. I have watched this group become more professional over the last 3 years, and watching reviews finally decided to attend in 2024. I have extreme anxiety and CPTSD and no travel was going to be “carefree.” This, however, was as close to carefree as could be achieved. The Myco group kept track of our travel itineraries and made arrangements to meet us quickly after landing. I enjoyed a quick meal before even leaving the airport, arranged by Myco. We did have a long ride to the retreat, but the driver was great, and we had a restroom/restaurant break half-way to the destination. We got to know each other during the ride and I was impressed with the range of issues that each visitor was coming to work on. Everyone seemed very dedicated to self-improvement.

Upon arriving at the retreat we were immediately shown to our rooms and given cool drinks. The room had all of the necessary comforts including ceiling fan, air-conditioning and adjoining bathroom. The bed was very comfortable, the mattress firm, and linens were clean and included extra beach towels. The room was attached to one of the 2 main buildings which housed all 9 guests.
The grounds at the retreat were terrific. There are so many areas for solitude and relaxation. I was still discovering new nooks on this relatively small property even half-way through the trip. The gardens are very well tended and I enjoyed all of the different native plants including the plumeria tree and “trees of life” throughout the retreat.

There are so many nice people working at Myco that I’m embarrassed to only be referencing them so far into my review. They were just the best and worked so very hard to make even the most anxious of us (me) feel welcome and included, which must not have been easy. If you have any of the following at your retreat, consider yourself lucky: Mike (one of the new owners), Sadi, Adaeze, Shanika, Shelly, Steve, Michael and an amazing kitchen and support staff who never made me feel that I was imposing on them. I felt so lucky to be with such a caring group, and they featured in my “trip” with the mushrooms as energetic and caring spectators urging us along to the finish line as if we (visitors/guests) we’re accomplishing some hard-fought race to being cured of our afflictions. I truly felt that each staff was there to help us achieve our own personal goals.
The counselors participated in group sessions which were daily, and they were all extremely caring. The other guests were well selected and respectful of each other, staff and the facilities. I’m certain I’ll value the friendships I made in such a short time.

The beach was very inviting and just a gate away from the grounds. I went swimming several mornings and had coffee at 6am most days, which was setup by Michael and others each day. The food was very appetizing and there were options for the guests with dietary restrictions.
The mushroom sessions were challenging, but the post-care/integration sessions were invaluable to process uncovered feelings and challenging emotions. 1 trip was particularly difficult for me, but the aftercare by the staff and shared experience by several of the guests turned the trip into one of my most memorable and I’ll be forever grateful.

Many of the guests had very emotional inward journeys and I’m in awe of their profound insights and was so humbled to be allowed to participate.
I didn’t overcome my debilitating anxiety, but I do think it has lessened and nearly every day I’m encountering an experience that I reflect back on and think “that wasn’t as bad as it used to be.” Improvement seems to continue after the “trips” and not just immediately afterwards but days and weeks later.

I miss “my group” and the warm Myco team. They are doing great work, one client at a time. I’m glad I went and trusted the process that Myco has laid out. Everything was so well scripted and arranged, that even a freak storm and brief power-outage didn’t interrupt, since the accommodations had backup generators. For an anxious person, this trip could not have been better planned and executed.

I’d recommend this group over any other, even in the US if it were to become possible/legalized. The mushrooms are only a part of the equation; the staff and the guests are equally important and I trust, having seen firsthand, the Myco team to facilitate life-changing growth and not just a meaningless psychedelic journey. Kudos to Mike, Steve, Abbie, Justin and everyone else at Myco, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to come. I saw glimpses of my “normal” self I haven’t seen in decades and that gives me hope for the future. Thank you for everything you do.
-Aaron
Written May 3, 2024
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MichaelLinda77
Fort Lauderdale, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Just got back from Mycomeditations at the Blue Marlin ! From the moment of being greeted at the airport to our returning trip, I felt taken care of and at home . The 3 trips over the week were supported by therapeutic integration. It was amazing ! The team that supported our dosing and integration were incredible ( Steve, Sadie , Adaeze , Shelly , Shanicka and Mike ) ! The team at Mycomeditations took care of every detail with so much passion and love ( set and setting / support/ food )! I am so happy I gave myself this gift of introspection and with the team at Myco. Also a shout out to Beccy who kept us moving and entertained with great mushroom jokes .
Written April 26, 2024
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Todd R
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Amazing experience. Very hard to put into words though. Rainbow Tree was awesome, great food & staff & accommodations. But even better were the counselors and the sessions (both dosing and integration). We did some fun side trips plus you can just go walk right there on the beautiful beach. Overall accomplished a lot and left me with lots to think about and embrace some new tools to better my life on a daily basis!
Written April 26, 2024
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Elaine H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Definitely ranks as one of the most positive experiences of my life. It has brought my wife and me closer together than I thought possible.
Written April 24, 2024
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John T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
My experience at MycoMeditations was life affirming. Ineffable in many respects and a sea change in how I see the world and my place in it.
After what I can only describe as the darkest period of my life, I found hope again , not only in myself but in the goodness of others and the connectedness we all share . I was apprehensive initially that a psilocybin retreat could have such a profound impact…The Blue Marlin staff was gracious , welcoming and exhibited the LOVE so pervasive in Jamaica.
The food was delicious , the meals shared under the outdoor table created an atmosphere of warmth and relaxed conversation as if one was dining with long-lost friends . The gifted facilitators created the space and support that allowed for complete trust and our group integrations solidified the experience and their genuine care for each participant. The setting was simply beautiful. I cannot recommend this experience any higher than to say that everything was beyond what I could have imagined. Justin and Abbie have created a true refuge; a place of hope for personal exploration and growth .Thank you for the beautiful gift.
Written April 13, 2024
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dogbaker
Da Lat, Vietnam65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I attended the retreat with a hope of strengthening my spirituality. I was so surprised when other issues, like needing to honor my mother, emerged but felt resolutions were made during the week. The facilitators were exceptional and accommodating. EVERYONE, from the house staff to the mushroom production staff were friendly and helpful. The kitchen staff were marvelous. Several of the guests experienced life altering break throughs. Oh, and the facility (I was at Coquina at the Blue Marlin retreat) was magical. The birds, butterflies, crashing waves and swaying trees were lovely.
Written April 10, 2024
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Zoe L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The most amazing experience I’ve ever had in my life. I could get Google to enter the accurate date, but I went in January of 2023. It has changed my life. I can’t rave about it enough. If you can pull it off, don’t hesitate for a second.
Written March 30, 2024
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Beth L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
My name is Beth, I live in Wasilla, Alaska. Im a Retired US Army Colonel Combat Veteran with 34 years of service, starting out in the Women’s Army Corps. Briefly, my trauma background is:
I have survived Abusive Alcoholic Parents, sexual assaults, being raped twice (first one at 17), held hostage x3days and that same guy tried to kill me. In 2007 while deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom on day 7 in country the vehicle we were traveling in was hit and disabled by an Improved Explosive Device (IED), then in 2009 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer and given 2 years to live. I did Chemotherapy for 2+ years every 3 weeks.
I was honored to be the end of life caregiver to my sister who passed away in 2012; my father he died in 2014, and then in 2018 my very close friend all from various types of cancer.
I have struggled for years on the roller coaster ride for all the tests and screenings, going from every 3 weeks to the annual one I’m at now…forever. I was perscribed Ambien for more than 10 years, multiple anti depressants or mood stabilizers to combat the anxiety and depression, including 2 consecutive years in monthly therapy from the Combat Veterans Facility in Wasilla.
Before I found Myco Meditations, I was exhausted and felt as if my life was falling apart! I was reactive or triggered because of my past trauma and overreactive to most simple daily activities that didn’t go my way. I was at the point where I thought of serious life changing actions that I could take (short of suicide) to make the pain stop; I was in constant turmoil and fear. It was expensive to travel from Alaska to Jamaica, not only in monetary terms but the time it took to travel there. It was hard work, but I cannot express the value of the experience! Now, I have a sense of a new beginning, I don’t have the anxiety or fear of dying. My quality of life has improved so much and continues on a daily basis. I feel as if I have truly moved on from all of the trauma and pain. I no longer have an emotional attachment to my past trauma. I am growing in this new mindset which provides me with positivity, peace and acceptance. I am still learning, but now in the present moment and in my relationships, I no longer have to constantly remind myself that I'm in a safe space or that I'm around people that love me, where before my subconscious would tell me I was in constant danger.
Written March 23, 2024
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Travel245914
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I visited MycoMeditations (Bluefields Bay) in February 2024, and it was an amazing experience. The organizers, therapists, and entire staff were incredibly professional and top of the field in psychedelic therapy. At the same time, they made the guests feel like they were family. The week consisted mostly of group therapy with psilocybin sessions on alternating days. We were a group of around 20 people, half guests and half therapists and facilitators - small enough to all fit around one table during meals, which heightened the sense of community and human connection, which was also an important part of the healing process. The food itself was top-notch, prepared by local chefs, and the surrounding views were breathtaking. I think all of us left the retreat with a sense that our lives had been changed for the better in a profound way.
Written March 16, 2024
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