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Tulum Mayan Butterfly Retreat

  Photo credit: Paco Bentanzos

Photo credit: Paco Bentanzos

***This is a past retreat; for our upcoming toad medicine retreats please visit our homepage and navigate to upcoming retreats.

Since the Mayans roamed these sacred lands, Tulum has been a destination for transformation; a place of real magic and beauty. We chose a specific location in Tulum, a breathtaking private beachfront property in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere region, as a powerful vortex for healing. This bohemian paradise will allow you to take in all the medicine that nature has to offer, while having the space to reflect and relax. 

  Photo credit: Paco Bentanzos

Photo credit: Paco Bentanzos

We will connect to the ancient wisdom of these sacred lands for a group medicine experience that includes a Mayan cocoa ceremony, a sweat lodge, 3 one-on-one sessions with the Sonoran Desert toad, along with detoxifying foods, massage treatments, and visits to a local Cenote and Mayan ruins. 


Retreat program

We will set the stage for this transcendental  journey with a heart-opening Mayan cocoa ceremony. The next three days are dedicated to purification, using the temescal, healing bodywork, and sessions with the powerful Sonoran Desert Toad (5-MeO-DMT), which historians have strong evidence to prove that it was used as a sacrament by the Mayans in ancient temple rituals. 


Connection with nature is essential to integration, and we will take full advantage of these beautiful surroundings by exploring the Sian Ka’an Biosphere to swim in the spectacular cenotes and connect with our ancestors in a visit to sacred Mayan ruins. All attendees will receive pre and post integration sessions to help integrate the experience.

  Photo credit: Paco Bentanzos

Photo credit: Paco Bentanzos


Glamping tents with comfy queen mattress, adorned for the gpyset traveler. All accommodations are designed with the intention of being in respect of and alignment with preservations of this precious eco-reserve. 

Your body will be nourished with high vibrational plant based cuisine prepared by chef Luca.

Dates, costs and location

The retreat will run from midday on arrival day, through to noon on the final day. Transportation to and from the airport to the retreat location will be provided. All attendees will receive preparation advice, and will be required to fill out a questionnaire and make a deposit payment of $1,500 in order to secure a place.

Full payment is due three weeks before the retreat date. The cost for the trip is $3000- $4000, depending on accommodations. This includes lodging, meals, local transportation, sacred site entry fees, and all aspects of ceremony. Airfare is not included, and deposits are nonrefundable 2 weeks before the retreat.


The location of the retreat is on a private beachfront in the 780,000-acre nature preserve in Sian Ka’an.

Address: Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Suggested items to be brought by guest: comfortable clothing for 5 days, toiletries, swimwear, beach towels, sandals, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, flash light, shoes for walking/hiking, and a pen and journal. 

*Do not forget your passport.

About Bufo Alvarius 

The Bufo Alvarius is one of the rarest of shamanic medicines on the planet, as it comes from the glands of the Sonoran Desert toad. The toad remains in hibernation underground for most of the year. During the rainy season, in July through August the toad comes out to find food and mate. In the glands of this toad contains 5 MEO DMT, which when vaporized creates a profound non-dual or state of no ego. 

About the Facilitators


About Tricia: Tricia is a pioneer in the psychedelic renaissance with a mission to inspire others to become their own "inner alchemists". Her holistic approach incorporates eastern philosophy, tantra, bio-hacking, herbal medicine, mind body integration, archetypal mapping, meditation, somatic therapy, and shamanism. For over 15 years she has consulted for top-destination spa and retreat centers on novel treatments and best practices. As an medicine woman operating internationally, she curates medicine retreats in countries where use is legal. She is an experienced ceremonial facilitator of 5-MeO-DMT, a powerful psychedelic medicine from the Sonoran Desert Toad. As an Iboga provider, Eastman has been initiated into the Mboumba Eyano tradition, trained in the Missoko tradition, and she has facilitated the psychospiritual Iboga program for Crossroads Treatment Center in Mexico.


Antonia is an intuitive healer, energy worker and facilitator of sacred ceremonies. Antonia creates sacred space and guides you with exceptional safety and security throughout your paradigm shifts in a state of mindfulness. She holds you with Grace and skill in becoming fully realized in your Divine expression. she supports you in living through your heart’s intuition and guides you towards actualizing your highest potential. Antonia has been working and facilitating deep meditation journeys for many years, using various modalities. She has traveled and worked internationally, working in an apprenticeship with a Mexican Shaman, and both Mexican and American Elders and teachers, and she contines her evolution with the Red Road. Through her work as a Transpersonal Integrative and Intuitive Spiritual Healer, Certified CFT, Living Freedom, Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki energy healer, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Shamanic Practitioner, Antonia brings a rich and extensive resource of skills to her work with clients. She is guided in her work by intuition, nature and mindfulness in everyday living to be fully committed to providing you with support for every aspect of your evolutionary journey. She is currently enrolled in Hakomi Somatic Body Psychotherapy Training Program.


Rak Razam is a frequent lecturer on the Bufo toad medicine and the shamanic revival sweeping the West. In 2015  he was initiated by Dr. Octavio Rettig and has co-facilitated toad medicine retreats in Mexico for the last two years, whilst also making shamanic media, see: SHAMANS of the GLOBAL VILLAGE (trailer) here: . He also wrote, produced and co-directed the groundbreaking new visionary documentary Aya: Awakenings  (see:  He also leads ayahuasca retreats in Peru and has trained with indigenous curandero Percy Garcia Lozano. In 2015 he also co-founded the Terra Incognita Project ( to explore the potentials of neuroscience and shamanism.

I invite you to share full presence and be guided with compassion along the path of your awakening medicine journey.    –  Rak, Facilitator

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