These three words describe how we heal with sacred mushrooms at The Buena Vida Retreats.

We are a legal, safe and most of all caring group of leaders trained to guide you through this epic journey. We are the only female-led and ceremony-focused Psilocybin retreat in the world.

We’ve safely helped over 600+ guests since 2018 release their old trauma and start to discover a heart-centered way of living.

Most of our guests come to us suffering. So many of us know the depth of pain caused from years of untreatable depression, anxiety, PTSD and other wellness challenges. Our safe and sacred mushroom medicine is served in a ceremonial and sacramental setting, reminding humanity of our deep love of ritual. We will hold your hand and protect your heart while you remember your true power and, with the help of the medicine, begin to live a life that’s truly a Buena Vida!

We use sacred psilocybin mushrooms to heal past traumas, unveil creativity and inspire gratitude. Live medicine music, sound bowl vibrations, calming meditations, and a judgement-free community surround our work. Take a safe, secure adventure into the most mystical area of the universe: your inner self.

Are you ready to Stop Medicating and Start Healing?

2023 Retreats

Healing Retreats

Classic, luxurious, beautiful

October 2-8, 2023 (20% off using code Healing20)
October 31 – November 6, 2023
November 28 – December 4, 2023
January 3-7, 2024

$4,200 (5-Day) 

$6,000 (7-Day)

Prices for Shared vs. Private Rooms vary

Small Group Retreats

Smaller Groups, More Integration

Led by Amanda Schendel


$7,000 (5-Day)

$9,500 (7-Day)

5-Day options include 2 ceremonies. 

7-Day options include 3 ceremonies.



What will I experience?

  • Experiences of intense love and bliss
  • Releasing suppressed emotions
  • Deep, profound forgiveness of self and others
  • Revisiting beautiful memories
  • Healing old traumas stuck in the body
  • Feeling the support of an open-hearted and vulnerable community
  • Releasing old patterns and destructive thoughts
  • Confronting areas of rumination and fear with confidence.
  • Processing traumatic experiences with a new perspective.
  • Learning somatic tools, daily rituals and healing modalities that will assist you in continuing the journey towards a healing path


5-day Healing Retreat $4,200

7-day Healing Retreat $6,000*

5-Day Small Group Retreat $7,000*

7-Day Small Group Retreat $9,500*

*Starting at this price. Room rates may vary


Viva Mexico! We host our retreats in beautiful jungle and ocean locations. Find out more about our gorgeous villas & retreat centers below.

Endless summer. Unpolluted air. Rare mountain and Ocean views. In this northern corner of Banderas Bay, Mexico, mother earth is exceptionally giving and beautiful.

Hacienda Buena Vida is a massive, 1.5-acre Jeep Jungle and ocean-view paradise. It’s a true luxury, Mexican-style villa. It is truly A Tropical Oasis by the sea in Sayulita, Mexico. Take an easy flight into the safe international airport of Puerto Vallarta, MX and let us take care of the rest!


Reviews are submitted independently on The Third Wave, Retreat Guru, and Facebook.

Success Rate

of guests reported a "strong" positive change in their mental health.

of guests reported the retreat "exceeded their initial expectations"

of guests reported saw "strong or very strong" changes to their lives

of our guests return for a 2nd retreat or recommend a friend or family member to come.

Check out our reviews, articles and thought leadership around the world


The Buena Vida and Sol Medicine does not supply, manufacture, distribute or condone the use of any illegal substances. The goal of The Buena Vida Retreats is to facilitate access to trained shamans who work with sacred plant medicines within an accepted, sacramental and ceremonial context. The shamans personally evaluate each guests’ needs and work strictly within the laws of their training and all local and national laws where the retreats will take place. We do not guarantee any results or outcomes, specific medicine usage, etc. We DO NOT INCLUDE any specific type of medicine in the cost of the retreat. Each participant is responsible for informing themselves about possible pharmaceutical drug contraindications, including but not limited to SSRI and other stabilizing medication. They assume all responsibility for due diligence required for their participation. For more information and additional resources, email [email protected]

Retreat prices include: accommodations, meals, transportation, massage, session facilitation and integrations services. For these services you will be billed electronically by Paypal. These prices DO NOT include the cost of mushroom medicine for your retreat. Psilocybin is legal in Mexico when done in a ceremonial and sacramental context. Due to current regulations outside of Mexico, The Buena Vida does not include the cost of the mushrooms in the retreat package price. Guests will be served medicine at the discretion of the medicine man/woman at the retreat under their guidance and our collective decision. Guests will be asked to pay a service fee to the shaman, whatever they decide is fair, for the medicine and their time. Shamans will always give medicine for free if someone cannot pay. In this challenging landscape we are committed to providing our guests with the safest, most legal option in psilocybin-assisted retreats.

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