"Beautiful! So much heart and soul! Perfect amount of structure to feel safe coupled with enough latitude to feel free. The facility is IDEAL. The facilitators and guides are sublime. I was encouraged, protected, held, challenged, loved and HEALED. We needed more time! I am grateful. I will encourage my daughters to attend!"
"This was an amazing experience. It was nothing like I expected but so much what I needed. The amount of surrender and acceptance I received is amazing."
"Overall I am glad I did it. During the ceremony I had many insights & revelations. After I feel the outside connections starting to happen. I believe that I had a breakthrough. Ever since the pandemic/quarantine started I've had a depression. Although I had done a lot of internal work, I still felt not fully alive. Seems this experience opened me up."
"I am in awe of everything y'all are doing! I really want to help in any way I can moving forward. I loved the setting and the team. Had some trouble sleeping but honestly that's no one's fault. Honestly everything was amazing. I was so surprised on how well the group bonded and related to one another."
"Great group of people, relaxed yet well organized. I liked most the quality of staff and guidance, and the location."
"Great experience, so much more than I hoped for. The interaction with the facilitators was invaluable. I was very interested to see what other people would come to the retreat and was delighted to meet people from different backgrounds."
"Outstanding. My life may have started again. Group setting was awesome. Could not have done it alone."
"Very positive. Well organized. Good support. Good setting. Great staff."
"Amazing. Glad that I attended and will recommend it to anyone. I came expecting nothing but left changed."
"It was an incredibly pleasant and rewarding experience. I have no complaints. What I liked most was the preparation and integration circles, the discussions we had, the people I got to meet. And the facilitators who worked so hard to make this a pleasant and meaningful experience. Thank you for making this possible!"
"Best retreat I’ve ever experienced. Felt safe, very pleased. What I liked most was the feeling of being psychologically safe and the amazing setting. The music was so nice. Keep up the good work. We all need your help."
"Fantastic. Extremely well planned and executed. What I liked most was the caring and kindness of the facilitators, beautiful surroundings, pace of the schedule, and food. The journey was different from what I expected - disappointing at first, but not now. I think it was just what I needed. Thank you for all your caring and concern."
"So well run; so remarkably valuable to me that I rate it (from admittedly a vantage point of one week!) the second most important experience of my adult life, with the first being my marriage in 1965 to my wife Laura. I was most surprised by how much I gained from the other participants. Originally, I thought that the group aspect would diminish the personal odyssey. Such was emphatically not the case. In its totality, the retreat was successful far beyond my very high hopes. The entire staff was so competent and caring that I salute you all. Without such fine people, the whole experience would have been much diminished."
"An amazing experience - truly life changing. The best part was the facilitators - every person brought their own flavor to Atman and it made a great soup. Most surprising was how great the group vibe was. I didn’t expect everyone to get along so well. Thank you so much for providing this experience. Wishing y’all (and all future groups) the best!"
"Fantastic work. Organization, location, peer group, facilitation - all worked together very well. Other than the life changing trip into essence of reality as it unfolds upon itself in each moment, [what I liked most about the retreat was] the ambience and setting of complete trust created by the facilitators."
"Soulful experience. Sense of community and love. Well organized with qualified people to help during and after. Amazing food. There was always support and everything was welcomed. Wasn’t expecting to feel so connected to the event, venue and people. Thank you :)"
"Was a wonderful blend of structure along with plenty of free time. Right from the first gather, felt the facilitators could handle anything that would come up. It became obvious that each cared a great deal that participants have the best experience possible. The setting in quaint little villas along the water helped to create a more relaxed feeling. Would highly recommend if someone expresses interest. Was very impressed with food selection."
"I thought it was great and well worth it. I learned a lot about myself and met some great people. I will/would recommend to my friends and family. I didn’t expect to leave so bullish/positive on psychedelics."
"I thought the retreat was great... You provided a very comforting and reassuring environment especially for people with little to no experience. Both the set and setting were great. I think the interaction with both the facilitators and other participants were the best part of the trip. I was surprised by how much I liked the other participants. It definitely felt like a shared journey."
"I had an amazing time. It greatly exceeded my expectations. The location, team, staff and participants were amazing. The ceremony was so transformative for me. The people/group was so special."
"Good organization; logistics were handled smoothly; the ceremony itself was structured and handled very well, and the facilitators did a great job of keeping everyone safe and helping them through their individual experiences."
"The retreat was fantastic! The facilitators were experienced and provided amazing support before, during, and after the session. The journey itself was a truly amazing experience in every respect. The facilitators did an amazing job of helping me feel completely safe throughout the session... they seemed to be very intuitive about anticipating my needs. They were calm, supportive and gentle, occasionally nudging me toward (or suggesting) a realization. I felt the awe and wonder of a child when watching wildlife, and I felt like I could see the beauty of a soul and the beauty of all life, however imperfect. These feelings were overpowering at times, but intensely positive."
"The retreat was very well planned. Many details were incorporated into the overall experience. Beautiful setting and delicious food. The feeling of safety and being cared for was pleasing. The facilitators were available at all times and very caring. The bonds with the other participants was unexpected and very nice 🙂 Thank you - in deep gratitude!"
"It was great. The team that ran the retreat was awesome, very caring, helpful and fun. Thank you for all you do!"
"Very positive. Very glad I came. Great meeting and bonding with others and our shared experiences. Felt facilitators were all here for the right reasons. Felt the variety of reasons the participants were here for made for a good and educational environment. Had the feeling I was in a safe, supported place where I could surrender to the experience. Had the feeling that my facilitators had my best intentions in mind as far as dosage and care and experience."
"Amazing experience, wonderful people, exceeded my expectations. When I read about some of our group exercises I had some reservations, but they helped to make the whole experience better than I had expected."
"The Atman Retreat was a life changing event for me with healing at its core. I bonded with each and every one of the participants and truly believe that we all left as better people. What I liked most about the retreat were the integration activities as created by Leslie and Zach. It put the experience in perspective and made it so much more meaningful. The most surprising thing about the retreat was the way the group bonded. I never would have expected that it would be such an important part of the experience."
The journeys themselves were amazing — not always ‘happy’ — but always beneficial. I’m tremendously grateful to have touched experiences that explain why I hear phrases like “years of psychotherapy in an afternoon” or “feeling unity with the world” — things that sounded far-fetched — until experiencing them first-hand.
"I feel as though my mind has become younger. What I liked most was being comforted during the experience. The social exercises were well appreciated. Everything was excellent, really. It was intensely therapeutic."