Essence Institute consists of a group of Dutch professionals with extensive experience in guiding people to heal and to evolve spiritually. Our passion is to bring transformation on a personal and spiritual level to diverse participants from all over the world utilizing psilocybin truffles in combination with traditional therapeutic ways (breathwork, bodywork, yoga, mindfullness, meditation, systemic work). In the Netherlands psilocybin truffels are legal and therefore an extraordinary opportunity for a journey beyond your normal limitations of life.
Each member of our team has valuable wisdom and experiences to share. We’ve spent many years walking a mystical path, exploring our own consciousness. We have experienced our own transformation (in using psilocybin) and it is our mission to provide a safe space for you to experience this healing power.
We aim to provide a safe space for you close to nature to allow psilocybin to transform your life. The research is profound concerning how this psychedelic can assist you in becoming more conscious and feel more connected with the mystical realm. We are dedicated to helping you understand better how psilocybin works, as well as giving you further tools that will empower you along your spiritual journey.
Transportation details will be provided after registration
Accommodation and facilities
3 single rooms
5 double rooms
Medical and safety
Each member of our team has valuable wisdom and experiences to share. We’ve spent many years (14 to 25) walking a mystical path, exploring our own consciousness. We have experienced our own transformation (in using psilocybin) and it is our mission to provide a safe space for you to experience this healing power.
Maximum 12 persons per group
Maximum 4 participants per facilitator.
The facilitator stays during session.
Someone who stays sober is present during ceremonies.
I truly entered my journey to Essence with little expectation other than the curiosity of exploring what might be possible in opening up the potential of consciousness and the mind. I left my time there with new friends after 2 days having journeyed through one of the most transformational experiences of my life. A 50 year old, husband for 25 years to the most extraordinary and amazing woman, father, friend and business owner with no previous history of any kind of experience of this nature, I was cautiously expecting to be a little cynical, judgemental and perhaps a even dismissive. In the end I came away have tapped into enormous personal depths of emotion from extraordinary feelings of wonderment, sadness, compassion, true love and an ultimate feeling of connection to everything and everyone around, oh, and I could hear and see like Spiderman 😀. In my opinion, this experience is not just about whether you are searching for answers or need to find the meaning of life, it is truly for everyone and anyone who wants to experience the extraordinary awe and wonderment of yourself, to find new friends and to experience the true love, affection and support of a caring and supportive team of guides and friends.
I believe my wife and I have now found a group of friends and lessons that we will keep with us for the rest of our lives.
On a practical note, the accommodation and setting were amazing, the guides wonderful, thoughtful and informative and the vegan food wonderful.
Thank you Sanne, William, Willem and to all my new friends for making the experience for me.
For me, the Essence Retreat feels like a truly life changing experience that exceeded all my expectations. Such an amazing gateway to clarity and dissolving many (destructive) patterns that limited me in being free. Especially experiencing this ceremony within a group of different people from all over the world felt very connected and gave me a lot of insights that I would not have gotten if I would have been on my own. It also seemed that everyone got exactly what he or she needed to make a real step forward in life. Within the program there was also a lot of time for meditation, breathing exercises, sharing and integration which for me were very valuable additions to the ceremony itself. I feel very grateful to the highly professional facilitators that designed this program and guided me so well through this process. After the retreat, the group stayed connected to share when needed. All in all, the beautiful forest setting, the great food, the very safe environment and highly professional facilitators made this an experience never to forget. Very grateful and highly recommended to anyone who wishes to take a next step.
We aim to reduce harm and stigma associated with psychedelics by helping to best inform users, offer tools to help with integration of their experiences, and a space for communal support. Learn more about our goals and intentions on the about page.