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.

Mission

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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Setareh Vatan, MA

Facilitator

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor that utilizes depth psychology as a foundation in my therapeutic work with individuals suffering from various dependencies, including problematic substance use, and co-occurring mental health conditions. I have received numerous comprehensive trainings in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapeutic modalities, including the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy training and Polaris Insight Center’s Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy training.

I acquired my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Through the process of going through graduate school, I discovered that human suffering is perhaps less pathological and more of a process manifesting from the unconscious. Carl Jung proclaimed that, “until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” I believe that psychedelics are an effective way to access and work with the unconscious, and that such encounters could mend the pain at the root of human suffering and promote a sense of wholeness that contribute to lasting changes in an individual’s life.

I am an advocate for the soul and work in the service of the psyche to bring unconscious material to the conscious to facilitate transformation and growth. I am a lover of animals and nature, and a connoisseur of adventures.