Plant Medicine Retreats

JOIN US ON 8/14/2022

Restore, Unlock & Rejuvenate.
Let this Experience be the Catalyst for Profound and Lasting Changes in Your Life.

7-Day Immersive Plant Medicine Experience

Join us for an immersive plant medicine healing journey with clinically trained facilitators in Dominican Republic. Our belief is to model the kind of world we strive to live in: safe, connected, and playful. Our retreats journey into the hidden parts of ourselves using the ancient wisdom of plant medicines, the power of community, and adventure to enliven our spirits. We honor the sacredness of these plants by offering integration sessions and tools throughout each stage of your journey. Integration is the key to translating the meaningful insights into daily action.

What's Included

August 14th Day 1: Arrival

  • Welcome Dinner

August 15th Day 2: Kambo

  • Morning Yoga
  • Kambo & Rapé Ceremony
  • Integration

August 16th Day 3: Herbalism Class & Psilo-syrian Rue

  • Integrative Health Class with Certified Chef & Herbalist Autum
  • Psilo-Syrian Rue Ceremony

August 17th Day 4: Excursion 

  • Integration
  • Waterfall Excursion + Hike
  • Massages
  • Meditation

August 18th Day 5: Workshop & Psilocybin

  • Trauma-Informed Workshop w/Lily & Frantzces
  • Psilocybin Ceremony

August 19th Day 6: Microdosing Class & Ayahuasca* w/Taheera Ma’at

  • Microdosing Class with Taheera Ma’at
  • Ayahuasca for those sitting*

August 20th Day 7: Beach Day

  • Beach Day
  • Integration
  • Music + Celebration

August 21st Day 8: Departure

  • Prepare for your departure

Please be advised that the above is a sample itinerary and is subject to
change at anytime. All attendees will be notified when changes are made.

  • 7-night stay at a beach villa in the lush nature of the Dominican Republic (DR)
  • Transportation to and from the airport, beach and excursion
  • Advisement for your travel to the DR
  • Nourishing vegetarian meals cooked by a classically trained Chef & Herbalist

*Flight to and from DR are not included.*

  • Morning Yoga, Somatic Movements & Dance
  • Plant Medicines: Rapé, Kambo, Psilocybin, Psilo-Syrian Rue, Ayahuasca*
  • Microdosing Class providing a brief overview of the plants benefits
  • Two experienced practitioners who bring their own unique backgrounds in
    Shamanic teachings, clinical work, and trauma-informed modalities
  • Morning Yoga, Workshop on healing the body naturally facilitated by a Certified Integrative Health Coach Herbalist & Classically Trained Chef
  • Microdosing class to learn about the benefits of microdosing with Rapé, Psilocybin, & Ayahuasca
  • Morning Yoga Herbalism Workshop on healing the body naturally facilitated by a Certified Integrative Nutritional Health Coach Herbalist & Classically Trained Chef
  • Trauma-Informed Workshop
  • Private Integration Session before and after
  • Group Sharing Circles
  • Waterfall Excursion + Hiking
  • Beach Day
  • Assistance in scheduling other needs such as massages, facials, etc.
  • Recommendations to other practitioners and consultations: culinary, herbalist, EMDR, Somatic, etc.
  • Resources and tools to take home
  • Massages with intuitive masseuse
  • Ayahuasca Ceremony
  • Additional Kambo

**The above items can be added on to your package at an additional cost.**

Secure your spot for only $777

Investment $3,333

Retreat slots close on July 15th, 2022

An Experience Of A Life Time

This Retreat Is For You If:

 
  • You’ve tried talk therapy and other traditional methods, but you still feel stuck.
  • You’ve been curious about exploring plant medicines as an option to healing.
  • You’ve explored plant medicines but want to build a deeper. relationship with them
  • You’re craving community and connection with like-minded people in a non-jugemental setting.
  • You highly value personal development and are ready to take the next step.
  • You crave adventure and an intimate experience. 
  • You’re ready to disconnect from the daily grind so you can reconnect with nature .
  • You’re in transition and you’re looking for a reset and more clarity.
  • You’re feeling apathetic and you’d like to feel a spark again.
  • You’re feeling highly anxious and you’d like to learn ways to calm the mind & body.
 
  • You’ve tried talk therapy and other traditional methods, but you still feel stuck.
  • You’ve been curious about exploring plant medicines as an option to healing.
  • You’ve explored plant medicines but want to build a deeper relationship with them
  • You’re craving community and connection with like-minded people in a non-judgemental setting
  • You highly value personal development and are ready to take the next step
  • You crave adventure and an intimate experience 
  • You’re ready to disconnect from the daily grind so you can reconnect with nature 
  • You’re in transition and you’re looking for a reset and more clarity
  • You’re feeling apathetic and you’d like to feel a spark again
  • You’re feeling highly anxious and you’d like to learn ways to calm the mind & body

Secure Your Spot In 3 Easy Steps

1

Complete The Interest Form

Before we get started please complete this form. It’ll give us more background about you, your experiences with plant medicines and whether or not you’re a good fit for the retreat. 

2

Schedule A Soul Session

Once you’ve completed the form, we’ll invite you to schedule a soul session. This will give you a chance to ask any questions and express any concerns that may be coming up.  We’ll review the form you submitted and tailor the conversation based on the information you provided.

3

Secure Your Spot!

If everything is in alignment, then you’ll need to secure your spot by making your (non-refundable) deposit of $777. 

You ask, we answer

Please review the FAQ’s and let us know if you have any questions that we haven’t covered here. 

Plant medicine ceremonies often bring about powerful revelations, but it is the integration work that leads to positive results in our daily lives. We combine our clinically trained tools together with Shamanic practices to help you integrate your experiences.

This means we meet with you at all stages of the ceremony— before, during and after—to support any insights or challenges that arise. It can also be powerful to reflect on your situation in a sacred group environment with others who are having similar experiences.

Ultimately, we provide the safe space and building blocks to journey with intention and navigate through difficult terrain when engaged in the integration process.

This is an immersive experience so expect to be at the retreat center the majority of your stay. However, we will be visiting the beach and have a-full day for an excursion.

Please bring bug repellent, a water bottle, a journal, and comfortable clothing.  The weather will be warm, but please bring layers since sometimes it rains periodically and nighttime can get cool.

One session of Rapé, Kambo, Psilocybin & Psilo-Syrian Rue ARE included. However, Ayahuasca is an additional cost of $300.

Additional plant medicine purchases or sessions are NOT included as well as flight costs, travel insurance & additional snacks and food.

Massages are a separate charge paid directly to the massuese. 

Shamans have been using these sacred healing medicines for thousands of years.

Feeling fear, resistance or apprehension before a plant session is normal, since the subconscious mind is preparing itself for profound transformation.

After you complete the Plant Medicine Interest Form, please book a soul session with the facilitators to ensure readiness for the sessions.

The meals will be vegetarian with vegan options if requested in advance. All meals are prepared by an herbalist and classically trained chef.

We understand that some people have extraordinary financial circumstances. We don’t want that to be a barrier if you need alternative payment plans then send us an email at hello@defyingresistance.com

We would love to make this work for you.

Please check your airline and or the country embassy page for travel restrictions and document requirements: https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

Travel insurance is not required but highly recommended.

The two closest airports to our location are Santo Domingo or Samana International Airport. Please wait for booking instructions.

Deposits are non-refundable. 

Cancellation requests submitted within 60 days of the retreat date, 25% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. However, if something comes up, we will do our best to help you find someone to fill your spot, and if that works out, then great.

However, we cannot guarantee it.

Within 14 days of the retreat, no refunds given’ no exceptions.


Ready to connect with yourself on a deeper level?

Join likeminded individuals on a journey back to the self. 

who we are

Your Facilitators

Frantzces Lys, LCSW, Clinical Therapist

Frantzces Lys is a clinically trained therapist of 15+ years, now operating as a Plant Medicine Integration Coach. After reaching a brick wall with the traditional methods in healing her depression and anxiety, she went on a 6-year soul searching nontraditional healing journey. This journey brought her to work closely with Shamans in Indonesia, Thailand, and Mexico.

She’s personally used plant medicines for the last two years as an additional tool to heal and work through her own traumas. 

Frantzces is mentored by Plant Medicine Woman Taheera Ma’at who combines her clinical training with the spirit world to bring us back home to our soul.

Now Frantzces help others to find healing through plant medicines & transformative coaching. She’s also the founder of Defying Resistance

Lily-Zepeda

Lily Zepeda, Trauma-Informed Certified Yoga Teacher

Lily Zepeda brings together her experience in leading workshops, retreats and over 10 years working with Master Coaches in various healing modalities such as inner-child work, EMDR, IFS and Somatics.

She is a trauma-informed certified yoga instructor and has led classes and events all over the world. She has a passion for showing people how yoga can be used to rewire our nervous system and come back to our natural state of inner peace.

Lily is mentored under Plant Medicine Woman, Taheera Ma’at who combines her clinical training with the spirit world to bring us back home to our soul.

She’s also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and enjoys blending the magic of her artistry in every experience she creates!

Taheera Ma'at, Shamanic Medicine Woman,
Clinically Trained Therapist

Meet our beautiful Mentor & Sistren Taheera Ma’at who. She’s a writer, podcaster, DNA activator, dream weaver, sovereign influencer, Spiritual Mother of Earth, a child at heart, and founder of Ecology of Clinical Shamanism.

She’s here to help you remember that you are whole by planting seeds for your spirit to blossom. Specializing in Fire, Earth and Water Alchemy to bring your spirit (Air) back home to your soul.

She’s worked in the healing realms for over 20 years, and believes the spiritual journey is a dance of blending all of our experiences just like an Artist blends paint. Taheera says we are the Master’s of our Universe and we have the ability to create Worlds that is harmonic and in favor of our dharma. Learn more about her work in the Shamanic space.

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