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Sacred Medicine Journey Retreats 

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What is Sacred Medicine?


Sacred Medicine comes in many forms; It includes meditation, movement, drumming, ritual, grounding practices, and the use of ally substances sometimes referred to as entheogens or psychedelics. These practices and substances create deep healing, open our inner creativity, and connect us with that which is sacred in this life.

Ally substances include Psilocybin Mushrooms, LSD, DMT/ Ayahuasca, Iboga, and MDMA, and Cannabis, to name a few. 

Many of these powerful medicines have been used for tens of thousands of years to open the door to life changing positive experiences. Currently all medicines are actively being studied for their healing ability. 


What Makes Us Different?

Healing and growth happen most consistently in a close community that honors body, mind, and soul. 

Medicine retreats are exploding on the scene and when attending those retreats it's not uncommon to be in large groups of 20 or more. With us you will be in a supportive close knit group of 5-8 ensuring you are never alone on this journey. 

Medicine work is a journey well beyond the ceremonies. With us you will get holistic support during the preparation and integration processes. You will begin building a relationship with the medicine that can stretch into your day to day living and across a lifetime if you choose. 

We are not an Ayahuasca retreat, you will have the opportunity to work with different medicines depending on the local laws in retreat locations. 

We take a spiritual approach to this work, not a clinical one. Your guides will be in the same mental space as you so we can more fully connect with where you are in the process. We are also highly skilled coaches with 25 years of shared professional, client- centered coaching experience. 


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Meet Your Guides

Carlos Casados

Carlos has 33 years of experience working with sacred medicines and guiding others on this path. He has shared his Medicine Work with early psychedelic researchers and pioneers of psychedelic medicine as well as with traditional Medicine Workers from Mexico and Peru


Additionally Carlos is a master hypnotist, NLP expert, and developmental coach. He co-founded Sacred Medicine Journeys and is the owner of Hypnotherapy Breakthrough in Orange County CA.


He has also trained in a number of other healing modalities including Ayurveda and energy healing.


Carlos is the co-host of the popular, Authenticity Show podcast.

Jess Marion

Over the past several years Jess has built a deep relationship with various Sacred Medicines, honoring each of their unique healing qualities. She is dedicated to the spiritual path of medicine work while also well versed in the science of psychedelia.  

Jess is initiated as a Pa'qo in the Qanchis Ylla lineage of Andean healing. She is also trained in the Velada, or the Mazatec mushroom ceremony tradition as well as shamanic journeying. She is a Yoga Nidra leader and has studied the healing art of Prana Vidya. 

Additionally Jess is an NLP trainer, certified Master Coach, and author. She is the co-founder of Sacred Medicine Journeys as well as The Intelligent Hypnotist and has been coaching individuals and groups since 2010. 




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