All retreats currently postponed due to COVID-19

Thank you for your interest in New Moon Psychedelic Retreats.

Due to the situation around COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our retreats and pause all applications until further notice.

We don’t yet know when our retreats will continue but if you would like to be kept up to date and to be notified of new dates as we announce them, you can join our newsletter here and we will let you know by email when we do. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We wish all of you and your loved ones safety and health.

All the best and warm wishes,
The New Moon Team - Ulla, Maria, Tuk, Rob and John

Welcome to New Moon Retreats




"Unambiguously positive"

Unambiguously positive. Very much the ideal cast of people one would want for such a place. Most importantly though, they know what they're doing, they care about what they're doing and they care about those they're working with. An ideal venue for both the truffle sessions themselves and the preparation and integration enclosing them. Food was fantastic. Suffice to say these 5 days helped me in ways I couldn't have imagined before.

—Adrian, August 2019 (full version)

"Skilled and professional"

I cannot recommend New Moon enough. The environment was perfect and all the facilitators caring, skilled and professional. The food was really wonderful too. I had some amazing experiences with the truffles and also bonding with and getting to know the group.

—Tim, August 2019

"Simply mind-blowing!"

A tremendous experience, in which the various supporting activities were just as valuable as the psilocybin ceremony itself. An atmosphere of trust and compassion made us feel safe to explore the issues each of us brought to the retreat. The facilitators are clearly deeply knowledgeable about the use of mushrooms for personal growth and transformation. It was so great to see how much each person got out of their time there, often in unexpected ways, or just beyond expectation. Simply mind-blowing!

—Tom, August 2019 (full version)


The retreat was transformational – and this is a term I rarely use! I felt safe and secure the entire time as did the other retreat guests who attended. The facilitators were all experienced while truly caring and concerned about the guests who attending. I would recommend this to any persons who are even inquisitive, and I have told others the same. After the retreat, I knew I had chosen wisely in New Moon and I look forward to attending further retreats with them.

—DM, August 2019 (full version)

"Muchas gracias"

Thank you for creating this retreat and the possibilities it created for all the people that attended! Thanks for putting your love and knowledge in. We need more spaces like this, more spaces for transformation, healing and exploration in safe settings. You were the right kind of present, all of you. Muchas gracias :) .

—AL, August 2019

"Comfortable right away"

Amazing lovely facilitators and a really nice group. I wasn’t sure what to expect as this was my first experience but I felt comfortable right away. Thank you so much!

—Sarah, August 2019

Apply for a New Moon Retreat

To apply, please fill our application form. Once accepted, you'll confirm your spot by making a deposit.

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What's included?

  • 1 or 2 Psilocybin Sessions

    In a safe, indoor, setting with experienced facilitators and a certified nurse. Number of sessions depends on the length of retreat.

  • Meditation

    An accessible course of mindfulness through guided exercises and meditations.

  • 1 to 1 Check-ins

    Individual consultations with facilitators to help with intentions, calibrating dosage and any personal questions.

  • Preparation

    A preparation pack which includes introspective exercises to mentally prepare you. On retreat, we’ll cover session guidelines and techniques to use during the sessions.

  • Vegetarian Meals

    Simple yet delicious vegetarian meals to ensure your body is in a healthy state for the sessions. All meals are included.

  • Integration

    Structured sessions to help identify key themes and insights from your session and how to apply them to your life.

  • Yoga

    Daily yoga sessions to ground and ease tension in your body and mind.

  • Comfortable Accomodation

    Private or shared room at a large house in peaceful Dutch countryside.

  • Follow Up Call

    We’ll follow up with you 2 weeks after the retreat, to check in with you and your integration process.

The New Moon Team

John Robertson

John Robertson

John has been researching, writing about and exploring first hand psychedelics for the last 8 years. On his mission to make safe experiences accessible John has been facilitating psychedelic sessions both privately and on retreat since 2017. Working to change mainstream perception of psychedelics, he has been involved with film projects, public speaking, podcasts and conferences. A mindfulness coach and longtime practitioner, John is enthusiastic about the integration of meditation and psychedelics and is excited to see these practices come together at New Moon.

John writes at Maps Of The Mind.

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Maria Lolo

Maria Lolo

Maria is a holistic counsellor and neuropsychologist whose core professional focus is on attachment difficulties, the interconnection between our physical, mental and spiritual life, and the use of psychedelics as a tool for healing and personal growth. Maria is trained as a Chi Nei Tsang bodyworker and weaves theoretical and practical knowledge to help people reconnect with their body and grow in awareness of the body’s wisdom. She is a co-founder of Ōsmos studio in Berlin, where alongside her private practice as a holistic counsellor, she hosts workshops about relationships, intimacy, and altered states of consciousness.

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Ulla Petersen

Ulla Petersen

Educated as a yoga teacher in 1975, Ulla has extensive experience in teaching all kinds of people. Her focus is on classic hatha yoga, using breathing, relaxation, and physical exercises to create connection between body and mind. As a nurse Ulla is experienced in surgery and psychiatry and has been working with people suffering from psychotic breaks and personality disorders. Her personal psychedelic experience, warm presence, and ability to connect with people make her an excellent facilitator for your retreat.

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