Psychedelic & Indigenous Medicine Retreat: Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Floresta

December 17 - December 19, 2021

Shannon Starr, BC-PMHNP

Eugene Shteyngarts, TCM

Paul Garcia, MD, PhD

This is a three-day Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy retreat designed to optimize your experience and treatment 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.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. Have you been in therapy for years, tried countless medications or know that there is something more than what is currently being offered within mental health? 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 ketamine can allow for clarity, healing, insight and creating with choice. We are here to let you know there is another way.Ketamine is a safe, well known medication that is currently being prescribed off-label for depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, OCD, addiction and other mental health concerns. It 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. Up to 95% of people receiving ketamine treatments report a decrease in depression and anxiety compared to conventional psychiatry with results often seen after the first treatment.
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 herePlease note space is limited as this is an intimate retreat.
Please note that all participants will need to book with Floresta prior to booking accommodations with Menla. Once approved for registration a password will be provided to book accommodations with us!
Visit www.florestaretreat.com for intake and registration.
For additional information please visithttps://www.florestaretreat.com/
What to Expect:
  • 3 Guided Ketamine Sessions
  • 3 Group Integration Circles
  • 1 Indigenous Medicine Ceremony
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Breath work
  • Dance and Movement
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Healing Session
  • BonFire under the stars
  • Sound Healing and live music throughout the weekend

ScheduleFriday, December 17th
  • 1:30 pm Arrival and Check-in
  • 2:00 pm Gather and Introductions in Conference Center
  • 4 pm Ketamine Session
  • 6 pm Dinner
  • 8 pm Integration Circle
  • 9 pm Music Circle
Saturday, December 18th
  • 8 am Breakfast
  • 9 am Yoga, Breathwork and Preparation for Morning Session
  • 10 am Ketamine Session
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 Free time for relaxation and nature walk
  • 3:30 pm Traditional Chinese Medicine Session and Preparation for Evening Session
  • 4 pm Ketamine Session
  • 6 pm Dinner
  • 8 pm Integration Circle
  • 9:30 pm Music Circle
Sunday, December 19th
  • 7 - 11 am Check-out of rooms
  • 7 am Nature Walk
  • 8 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am Meditation, Dance and Indigenous Medicine Ceremony
  • 11 am Closing and Integration Circle
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 3 pm Departure
*Please note that schedule is subject to change


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...

Paul Garcia, MD, PhD

Dr Garcia is an anesthesiologist at Columbia University Medical Center. He specializes in safely administering sedatives, analgesics, and anesthetics to patients undergoing therapies and surgeries to alleviate suffering from neurologic and psychiatric disease. His research focuse...



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