Floresta Psychedelic Breathwork & Indigenous Medicine Ceremony

July 08 - July 10, 2022

Shannon Starr, BC-PMHNP

Eugene Shteyngarts, TCM

Rob Israel

This is a three-day Psychedelic Breathwork & Indiginous Medicine retreat designed to optimize your experience and allow for lasting transformation. At Menla, we will be surrounded by the nature of the Catskill Mountains which will support a sense of nurturing and wellbeing as we explore non-ordinary states of consciousness and integration.

Psychedelic breathwork is a way of adjusting and modulating your breath that creates an altered state of mind. Clients have reported having visualizations, insight, relaxation, self-awareness and transcendent experiences akin to what one would expect with a psychedelic substance. Individuals have also reported a decrease in depression, anxiety and trauma response being alleviated from breathwork sessions.

Floresta is a team of clinicians, doctors, coaches, pioneers and those that dare to be the change that is required within mental health and psychiatry. We are here to facilitate an increase in awareness and consciousness as we blend Western medical and psychotherapeutic methods with diverse Eastern and Indigenous practices. Working with the medicine of breathwork can allow for clarity, healing, insight and creating with choice.

Breathwork assists in rewiring the neural network within the brain for a mental reset, which allows you to create your life through endless possibilities, magic and revolutionary breakthroughs.

You are welcome to book a 10 minute exploratory call with our Integration Facilitator here to learn more and see if this retreat is for you. If you are interested in booking the retreat we require you to meet someone from the Floresta team first. You may book with our Integration Facilitator here. Please note space is limited as this is an intimate retreat.

For additional information please visit: https://www.florestaretreat.com/

What to Expect:

  • 4 Guided Breathwork Sessions

  • 3 Group Integration Circles

  • 1 Indigenous Medicine Ceremony

  • 1 Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony
  • Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Dance and Movement

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Healing Session

  • Sound Healing and live music throughout the weekend

ScheduleFriday, July 8th
  • 2 pm Arrival and Check-in
  • 3 pm Gather and Introductions
  • 4 pm Breathwork Session and Integration Circle
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
Saturday, July 9th
  • 8- 9 am Breakfast
  • 9 am Yoga and Preparation for Morning Session
  • 10 am Breathwork Session and Experiential Process Session
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 Free time for Relaxation, Nature Walk and Spa
  • 3 - 6 pm Traditional Native American Sweat Lodge
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 8 pm Music Circle and Indigenous Medicine Ceremony
Sunday, July 10th
  • 7 - 11 am Check-out of rooms
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 10 am Breathwork Session
  • 11:30 am Closing Circle
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 3 pm Departure

* Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

* Please note that NO psychedelic medicine will be administered during this retreat


Shannon Starr, BC-PMHNP

Shannon, is a Board Certified Holistic Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a whole new take on psychiatry. She applies her background in meditation, shamanism, indigenous medicine, functional medicine, yoga and energy medicine to create game changing possibilities i...

Eugene Shteyngarts, TCM

Eugene, has facilitated psychedelic medicine integration for several years and has trained globally with indigenous communities. He is enthusiastic about shamanic practices and working with medicines from the Amazon jungle. He has facilitated hundreds of clients through deep tran...

Rob Israel

Rob Israel has dedicated his life to studying transformation. A devoted meditation practitioner since his teenage years, in 1994 Rob committed to his Zen training and moved to New York to study with renowned Zen master John Daido Loori. Always fueled by a passion for personal gro...



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