About Atman Retreat

Psychedelics are known to produce profound, meaningful, transformative experiences when used in a safe and intentional manner.1 However, many people don’t have access to psychedelics, or to a safe setting within which to use them. Others simply don’t want to break the law. Until we adopt more compassionate, evidence-based drug policy, there are few ways for people to experience these extraordinary states of consciousness safely and legally. Atman Retreat exists to fill this gap.


Our core mission is to help people explore the full potential of the psychedelic experience, in all its healing, transformative, and transcendent qualities. Retreats are held in Jamaica, where psilocybin mushrooms are legal. Participants stay at a spacious villa, with comfortable rooms and a scenic private beachfront. Our team of experienced facilitators is passionate about creating space for inner transformation, insight, and breakthroughs.

Whether you’re completely new to psychedelics, or a seasoned psychonaut interested in a different kind of journey, Atman Retreat is a complete 4-day experience that allows you to explore psychedelics safely, legally, and in a setting designed to maximize their benefits.

When you feel ready, you can apply here. Read more about our team below, and we hope to see you soon on a retreat!

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Jahan Khamsehzadeh, PhD


I completed my dissertation on psychedelics at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). It is being published by North Atlantic Books as The Psilocybin Connection: Psychedelics, the Transformation of Consciousness, and Evolution of the Planet—An Integral Approach and will be distributed by Penguin Random House. The release date is April 5th 2022. Aside from academic work, I have undergone several major trainings, including graduating from the Hakomi Somatic-Psychotherapy program and training within the Mazatec mushroom tradition.

I assisted the Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Certificate Training at CIIS for two years and mentored at the newly emerging School of Consciousness Medicine. I run a free monthly integration group called “Developing a Relationship with Sacred Mushrooms” with the San Francisco Psychedelic Society. I also taught a class on psychedelic psychotherapy at John F. Kennedy University, and worked with the Cosmic Mass for a year, a project to reimagine ritual in a postmodern culture.

Having attended Burning Man for almost a decade, I have led two camps, and will again be volunteering at the Zendo Psychedelic Harm Reduction Center. Psychedelics, specifically psilocybin mushrooms, set the course for my academic career, first graduating from the University of Arizona with a major in Philosophy and minors in both Physics and Psychology, and then earning a master’s in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from John F. Kennedy University.