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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Julie Light, MA


I am a counselor, shamanic guide, musician, and energy healer.  I have been working as a guide since 2016 - working with individuals, couples, and groups.

My knowledge base is grounded both in scientific paradigms (neuroscience and psychology) as well as spiritual paradigms (shamanism, intuitive and energetic work, chakras, etc.).  I incorporate energy healing, sound healing, Hakomi principles and practices, and intuitive guidance into my healing practice.

With my grounding, loving guidance, I have helped clients be free of the cycle of depression, reduce anxiety, find life purpose, connect with their ancestors and past lives, gain clarity on their relationships, heal from childhood trauma, foster self love, and much more.

In my mid-twenties, I spent years working with a traditional therapist and had gotten to a point of feeling frustrated and stuck around my path toward healing. I started working with shamanic healers in expanded states of consciousness and finally was able to break through places where I had felt so stagnant. Through this work, I was finally able to make significant shifts in myself and my life. I understood the power of this work and found my calling. It is an honor to be of service in this way.

Training and Education:

• Shamanic Guiding with Expanded States based in the Mazatec Tradition
• Core Shamanism: Divination, Soul Retrieval, Extraction, Death, Dying, and Beyond
• 2-year Comprehensive Hakomi Therapy Training
• M.A. in East-West Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies
• B.A. in Cognitive Science from U.C. Berkeley
• Clairvoyant Training from Intuitive Way
• Energy Work Training from Intuitive Way
• Level 1 Reiki Master