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.
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.
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!
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!
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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.⇾ Full bio
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.⇾ Full bio
Tuk discovered psychedelics when a deep crisis after prolonged depression forced him to look beyond conventional medicine. MDMA therapy and magic truffle sessions facilitated immense healing and consequently sparked in him a passionate curiosity about psychedelics and the mind. He has since explored these plant medicines extensively in South America, and in 2016 began facilitating private and group sessions in his endeavour to share the benefits he has received. By co-creating New Moon Retreats Tuk hopes to make this kind of experience available to many more people.⇾ Full bio
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 for the last decade. Her personal psychedelic experience, warm presence, and ability to connect with people make her an excellent facilitator for your retreat.⇾ Full bio