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2023 Retreats

Healing Retreats

Classic, luxurious, beautiful

5-Day: December 10-14, 2023

5-Day: January 3-7, 2024

Small Group Retreats

Intimate setting & Integration

Led by Amanda Schendel


5-Day options include 2 ceremonies

7-Day options include 3 ceremonies

Prices vary based on room selection. 

Prices above reflected per person cost.

Choose your Retreat Style & Date

Submit Your Application and Deposit

*Please note: each attending guest will need to submit an individual application.

Applications are processed Monday – Friday and take 1-2 business days to complete.

You will receive a confirmation email from [email protected] once your application has been processed that will include details on how to continue.

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5-Day Healing Retreat: December 10-14, 2023

5-Day Healing Retreat: January 3-7, 2024

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Have questions? Join us on our Weekly Q&A with a Buena Vida Team Member.

We’re here to answer any of your logistical questions about our Retreats, locations, our approach to ceremony, the medicine and everything in between.

This group attended Q&A is held via Zoom every Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm CST.

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a general Q&A, and will not replace your required individual Medical Background Application Screening. You will receive details on how to book your screening after submitting an application and deposit.

Please refer to our full terms of service below:

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Deposits refunded prior to an Application Interview Call will be deducted a $100 fee.

  • Deposits refunded after an Application Interview Call will be deducted a $200 admin fee.

  • Cancel 61 days or more in advance – 50% refund or balance is credit for transfer to another workshop or person to use within one calendar year.

  • Cancel 31 – 60 days in advance— 25% refund or balance is credit for transfer to another workshop or person to use within one calendar year. (Limit 1 transfer to future date within 1 calendar year)

  • Cancel 30 days or less before the event – no refund or transfer available.

  • Far and away the best option to protect your retreat from unseen circumstances is to have travel insurance.


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. 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.

Zero-Tolerance Policy:

The Buena Vida has a Zero Tolerance Policy around any recreational substances, including cannabis, ketamine, sleeping pills, non-prescription pills, or anything not listed on an application. 

In addition to a signed waiver and required medical screening, each guest will also be verbally acknowledging upon arrival that there have been no changes in prescription medications and that they do not posses any of the above while at The Buena Vida Retreat centers. 

The Buena Vida is not a clinical detox center, and is not equipped to handle those in active alcohol or drug addiction, nor an active eating disorder. 

Any guest found to be using, under the influence of, or in possession of the above mentioned substances, or unable to physically and emotionally handle the gravity of the retreat protocols will be asked to leave the retreat center immediately without a refund.