Welcome to The Buena Vida Mushroom Family!

We are thrilled you’ve chosen to come to The Buena Vida’s Psilocybin Retreat!

Below you will find quite a bit of important information related to your upcoming Retreat.

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Arriving Flights: Please ensure that your flight is booked to arrive in Palm Springs on the first day of your Retreat. 

Please do not arrive to the property before 3pm.

Return Flights: Please schedule your departure from PVR no earlier than 12pm on the last day of your Retreat. 

(For example, if your retreat is April 2-6, you would fly in on the afternoon of April 2, and depart on the afternoon of April 6.) 


The Buena Vida Sanctuary is located at:

2348 El Dorado Ave. 

Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Transportation is NOT included between Palm Springs airport and the property. However, we are happy to coordinate ride shares for those that require assistance.


Part of your experience during a Buena Vida Psilocybin Retreat is the amazing food that will be prepared for you each day by our Team of Chefs. Their menu is free from gluten, soy, seed oils, and refined sugar. 

All meat, dairy, or eggs are free-range with no hormones added, most produce is organic, and all food is served buffet style, so you will be able to choose foods individually to your liking. 

Two types of meal plans will be offered:


The standard meal plan will include SHRIMP, FISH, BEEF, PORK, AND CHICKEN for protein.

**While we respect your culinary preferences, at this time we can only consider HEALTH ALLERGIES as we plan our family meals for retreat. The Chefs will do their best to accommodate any intolerances.**



If you’d like to send a gratuity for the staff that enhanced your stay, you can do so easily with a credit card through the link that we will send out during your retreat OR cash at the end.  

Average tips range from $75 to $100/per person for chef/butler staff and $5-$15 for massage therapists. Whether you chose to tip or not, you will undoubtedly leave feeling loved and cared for by our amazing staff!

6-Day Prep Course

We’ve put together a collection of lessons, videos and journal prompts that we feel can super charge the benefit of this retreat for you.

A few of the lessons touch on subjects that will be useful if this is your first time using plant medicine in a ceremony. Other lessons touch on deeper spiritual topics and tools that you’ll most certainly want in your back pocket during the retreat.

We encourage you to do a lesson a day up until your first day at the retreat. Break out your journal, put pen to paper and really use this opportunity to begin the self-exploration process. Remember, this isn’t homework! Only you will benefit from this process, but we won’t be holding any red pens to correct you or throwing out a surprise quiz on at the retreat!

What to Pack

California is casual, colorful, and easy! The weather is warm during the day and a bit chilly at night. Please check the weather for Yucca Valley, CA during your Retreat dates before you pack.

  • Sportswear
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Small backpack/daypack
  • Eyemask/sleep mask for the ceremonies
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Notepad/journal – important!
  • Any special/meaningful items for the altar: rocks, crystals, books, photos of loved ones, letters, coins, sentimental items, etc. 


Following your return, you will receive an email with information about your integration package. 

It will include 1 one-on-one call, a set of daily practices to help you take a look at what has changed since, what areas of your life still need conscious effort to produce change, and gauge your results. 

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