The Tandava Retreats team is a group of dedicated and experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds, united by a common goal of facilitating transformative experiences for participants.
Specializing in various skillsets and therapeutic modalities, each member of the Tandava team has taken their time to hone in on their craft and dedicated themselves to their service
Joel Brierre is the Founder and CEO of the psychedelic wellness companies Kaivalya Kollectiv and Tandava Retreats, as well as co-founder of the 5-MeO-DMT education and training platform F.I.V.E..
Joel has been a leader in the modern psychedelic movement for years, specifically in the realm of 5-MeO-DMT and has spent years helping to create safe and effective protocols around this molecule. With a passion for preparation and integration, Joel and his team are involved in everything from clinical research and trainings to experiential retreats in Mexico and Jamaica.
Victoria Wueschner is the co-founder of the 5-MeO-DMT education and training platform F.I.V.E., as well as head of education for Tandava Retreats.
Her mission at F.I.V.E is to provide the world with a centralized hub for all resources and education on 5-MeO, in hopes of bringing awareness to the ethics, integrity, and safety needed for this type of work.
Otto is a Certified Psychedelic Integration guide, Kambo practitioner, Breathwork facilitator, Psychedelic educator, Jungian Coach, Writer, poet, and human being. The main focus of his work is assisting individuals in bridging the gap between their plant medicine/spiritual experiences and what they live in everyday life.
He believes that if we can open ourselves to the poetry and aesthetic sensibility of nature, our relationships, and the soul that is orchestrating the dance of these elements, that life can be as simply profound as these fleeting transcendent spiritual experiences. That healing is not an event, but a process, and is available to all who have eyes to see, and ears to listen to the healing calling us from within.
Greg Lawrence is a Psychedelic Integration and Transformational Coach and an active member of the Southern California psychedelic community. In working with people, Greg draws upon his studies and knowledge of psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, integrative coaching, meditation, and energy/body work, as well as his own deep experience using psychedelics and entheogens for personal and spiritual growth.
Colette supports her coaching clients in the shamanic and scientific aspects of Shamanic Energetic Change Work, offering guidance, education, and support in working with earth’s healing medicines in all forms. Her coaching practice Condor Medicine LLC is a platform for her students to work with Colette through their own unique path of healing and exploring consciousness.
Through one on one, group coaching, and retreats, Colette guides and supports her clients and students with herbal and entheogenic medicine support with safety always the highest consideration. Many individuals work with Colette to learn Shamanic practices, with and without sacred medicines, to support their neurological systems, heal trauma triggers, change unhealthy thought patterns, support neurodivergent stress in a capitalist world, and find empowerment in being able to control their own self-directed brain change.
Luis has opened, operated, and successfully run many major hospitality projects in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and more. With a deep passion for plant medicine and entheogens, Luis has now shifted his focus towards adding his vast experience in the hospitality sector to the psychedelic wellness space.
Sara has a deep passion for exploring the terrain of consciousness and integrating different ways of knowing through the body and calling upon the creative spark that lives in all of us to aid in the integration process. Oftentimes there are no words to describe what one experiences in altered states of awareness and because of this Sara takes a creative multidisciplinary approach to support clients on the path of integration and transformation.
Sara’s healing disciplines and integration modalities are rooted in: Hakomi, IFS, intuitive development, compassionate inquiry, creative expression and art therapy, mindfulness based practices, earth honouring spirituality, animism and ancestral reverence.
Butterfly (Tony Pham) (he/they) is a heritage Buddhist, integration facilitator, and healer that occupies the intersection of queer and BIPOC identities. Butterfly is certified in Compassion Cultivation Training © (co-created by Thupten Jinpa at Stanford), teaching compassion and meditation at Tibet House US.
He is a 2nd generation Vietnamese American whose parents came to the United States as refugees from war. Butterfly is a steward of practices rooted in compassion, indigeneity, and sacred lineages. He is presently a student of Lama Rod Owens (Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism). They are also an alumnus of the East Bay Meditation Center’s PiTA8 trauma informed mindfulness program for social justice activists.
My name is Jennifer Beaman, and I am a Lucia°3 Light Guide & Certified Integration Coach. It is my deepest honor to hold a compassionate space for deep transformational processes, helping clients remember and fully embody their innate wholeness and divine perfection.My work draws upon a wide range of training and skills including hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping), Intimacy Education, and Compassionate Inquiry (CI). Utilizing this unique blend of modalities, I am able to guide my coaching clients in developing powerful new insights and skills, transforming their lives through a structured path of presence, reciprocity, and congruence.
My passion and purpose is to shine a light and walk with you on the journey of reconnection and integration. I support those going through the darkness of trauma, abuse, disease and addiction as well as those on a search for deeper meaning. With a psycho-spiritual -somatic approach, I guide you back to your own inner wisdom as we unravel habitual holding patterns of the body/ mind creating more aliveness, fluidity and freedom.
My work is a fusion of Hakomi Somatic Therapy, Breathwork, Embodied meditation, Bodywork, Fluid movement practices and Trauma Informed Expressive arts modalities. These modalities allow expression to a deeper, non verbal part of the self where trauma is often stored; once expressed and validated, these parts can be integrated back into the whole Self. I see my work as a weaving of ancient and modern wisdoms and traditions.
“I clearly remember the moment in which I realized that the temazkal would be my way of life, it was the first round of hot stones, we were inside this womb of mother earth, I sit facing East and when it opened the door, the light came in and I looked at the fire in front of me and said to myself… This is what I like! This is what connects me with my heart! Being on the ground, feeling the wind that refreshes the skin! That's when I said, this is where I want to be! This is where I want to walk!”
Fernando has spent decades attending, participating in, and leading ancestral ceremonies as a responsibility, a service for your people, to heal the body and feel the spirit. Fernando is filled with joy to light a fire, offer tobacco, and raise a prayer for each of us to be more human, more aware of ourselves, our emotions, and our thoughts. A temazkal is an opportunity for transformation and personal evolution, always for the family, and for all our relations.
Born in the late 60`s in a Native Q`echua Community on the eastern slope of the Andes, Vilcabamba, Ayacucho – Peru.
Coming directly from a native biological root has had a very important impact on his life, defining and linking him directly with one of the most ancestral and recognized practices within the cultural platform of his community.
Alberto had many extrasensory experiences when he was still a minor and later in adolescence, he became aware of these natural aptitudes and began to develop them gradually. So it was that from his early adulthood he became an active promoter of health.
In the previous period (as an apprentice) during his years of research and practice, he had the opportunity to connect with some Native traditions in the south and north of the continent. Besides nurturing, amplifying and refining his extrasensory aptitude, those trips also gave him the opportunity to gather the material and empirical support required to create an anthology of work containing the essential fundamentals coming directly from the knowledge and experience of various native masters. These include the management, the use of the benefits of the “power plants”, the extrasensory aspect of shamanism, and the knowledge associated with neuroscience and transpersonal psychology for application in therapeutic treatments.
To date Alberto has 25+ years of solid experience in this medical aspect of shamanism.
Based on all that experience, he has elaborated a characteristic system of work where he links the influential impact of the energetic effect with the benefits of the deep understanding of transpersonal psychology and the basic elements associated with science.