7 Ways a 5-MeO-DMT Retreat Could Change Your Life

Spiritual growth can't be forced. It only takes place in the right environment. One where you can let go of the barriers that are holding you back. A 5-MeO-DMT retreat offers the perfect environment for such growth to take place.Since we have a lot of experience with 5-MeO-DMT, we'll be able to tell you the changes we've seen others experience after raising their consciousness with the substance. At Tandava Retreats, we've helped dozens of clients on their spiritual journey. We're intimately familiar with psychedelic medicine and are experts in facilitating spiritual exploration.

What is 5-MeO-DMT?

5-MeO-DMT is also known as the "God Molecule" helping its users realize a state of non-duality. A feeling of connection with everything in the universe that is hard for most to describe.While 5-MeO-DMT is not suitable for everyone, there are few known negative effects of this drug. Let's learn its history.

The Original Plant Medicine

We can trace the use of the 5-MeO-DMT plant medicine back 3,000 years. Indigenous cultures in South America once consumed it as crushed seeds. Several plants contain this compound.

Discovery Of Synthetic 5-MeO-DMT

Nearly 90 years ago, two Japanese scientists managed to synthesize 5-MeO-DMT in a lab. This allowed for the easy proliferation of the psychedelic drug in various experimental circles. Note that the psychedelic experience with the synthetic drug is the same as that with the "natural" psychedelic drugs. Consuming the synthetic 5-MeO-DMT won't place you at an experiential disadvantage.

The Bufo Alvarius Toad

This toad also goes by the name "Sonoran Desert Toad" and "Colorado River Toad". Only a few decades ago, the 5-MeO-DMT compound was discovered in this toad's venom. As a result, some practitioners have begun administrating the venom in small doses in place of synthetic and plant medicine.Since it comes from a living being, the toad medicine poses several challenges. Firstly, many take issue with the means people use to source the venom. Most prefer not to harm the toad. Secondly, it is difficult to create accurate dosages of the venom given that each toad is unique.

How a 5-MeO-DMT Retreat Works

Before you're ready to commit to a retreat, it's only natural that you might want to learn more about the process behind it. To educate you further, we'll give you a brief explanation of how our retreats at Tandava Retreats work.


Preparation for the retreat begins long before the day you get to the retreat center. Any responsible retreat organizer will start with an initial consultation call to determine if 5-MeO-DMT is right for you. In most cases, we find that 5-MeO is right for our clients. If not, we give you a full refund.In general, we prize open-minded participants. This makes them more receptive to the full benefits of 5-MeO-DMT.

Constructing The Container

Once we've confirmed that you're the right person for 5-MeO-DMT, we begin to construct what we call the "container" for your experience. This container describes the separation between your daily life and the psychoactive drugs that you will experience during the retreat. This helps you put the experience into context and learn the lessons you need to.

The Ceremony

Following your arrival at the retreat center, you'll usually experience your first 5-MeO-DMT ceremony on your second day. We will always have trained practitioners to assist you during the ceremony. It usually lasts between 10 and 45 minutes.Even if you don't go for one of our private retreats, none of your fellow retreaters will participate alongside you. That is, unless, you want to bring someone with you during the ceremony.

Integration And Aftercare

You should trust a trained professional to look after you when the experience is finished. Usually, the practitioner will help you extract the lessons you need to learn both during the retreat and after. Each of our retreat packages includes a minimum of 4 calls to help you integrate the lessons you learned into your daily life.

7 Reasons To Go On A 5-MeO-DMT Retreat

Everyone has their reasons for going on a 5-MeO retreat, but over the years, we've learned that there are certain ones that everyone has in common. In some cases, you might not realize the full benefits of the retreat until months later. The experience is just that powerful.

The Experience Is Indescribable

Maybe this doesn't help you make a decision, but we should be forthright and honest. 5-MeO-DMT is unlike anything any of our practitioners have experienced. Many say this experience is akin to having their first child. That's the type of paradigm shift you could encounter after experiencing non-duality.

Increased Life Satisfaction

Based on systematic evidence from a 2019 study, users of 5-MeO-DMT seemed to exhibit a sustained enhancement in life satisfaction for a long period after using the medicine. The survey evidence is anecdotal, true, but it's really about finding your truth. After all, life satisfaction is entirely subjective and means something different to everyone.

Lifelong Connections

Signing up for a retreat is a major step. You can imagine that at such a retreat, you'll find kindred spirits of all backgrounds. Undergoing the same spiritual renaissance as everyone else at the same place is quite meaningful. Not to mention, you'll be constantly eating meals and engaging in various activities with them if you so desire. It's hard not to form a bond with someone while you're there.

A Refreshing Break

A week or so spent away from the hustle and bustle of daily life can be refreshing in any circumstance. Now imagine that you're in the middle of a retreat center eating delicious, healthy food, doing yoga, and taking in the scenery during that time. You're going to feel refreshed afterward.

Enhanced Neuroplasticity

Scientific studies have shown that 5-MeO increases neuroplasticity. That makes it easier for your brain to form neural pathways. You'll be able to learn new things and perspectives much easier as a result.

The 5-MeO Helps You Mature Faster

This is a consequence downstream of neuroplasticity. Of course, much of the evidence for "maturity" is self-reported but the results make sense. After all, if you're able to learn quickly and adopt new perspectives, then the medicine should raise your consciousness.


If you're one of the few to experience reactivation, then you'll understand the magic that it entails. Reactivation occurs when you relive a small segment of the 5-MeO-DMT experience while you're going about your daily life. It won't hinder you functionally in any way. Although some people might be scared by this experience, proper integration and after-care should help you get over any unease you feel.

Visit Our 5-MeO-DMT Mexico Retreat Center

Our facility in Mexico is probably the ideal setting for a 5-MeO retreat. We offer great food, idyllic scenery, and ample opportunity to explore both outside and within. If you're ready and willing, Tandava Retreats is waiting for you.

A Safe Environment

At Tandava Retreats, safety is our foremost concern. There is no point in exploring your spirit with such substances if you can't do it safely.It won't matter if you've had a past psychedelic experience or not. If we vetted you and decided to invite you to our retreat, then we're sure that 5-MeO is safe for you. During the experience, if you at any point have concerns, feel free to raise them. Our retreats are a place for you to take up space.

A Relaxing Sojourn

The daily schedule at our retreat center is pretty loose. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner while also commencing the morning with breathwork and light yoga. Naturally, the Bufo ceremony itself is scheduled, but that's what you're there for. Apart from this, the rest of your day is free. Take a dip in the pool or relax in a quiet nook somewhere on site. We also offer the opportunity to explore.

Beautiful Landscapes

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winding tree towers over landscape

Winding tree towers over landscape after 5-MeO-DMT ceremony[/caption]Whether you seek sun or shade, the sunny Mexican weather and the lush forested surroundings will provide it. For those who enjoy hiking, there are lots of trails for you to follow.

Reach Out For A Consultation

As we mentioned before, the 5-MeO experience always starts with a discovery call. From the beginning, we'll engage you to determine how to adapt 5-MeO-DMT to make your trip as spiritually enriching as possible.Most of our retreats are done in groups of 1-6 and include 2-3 ceremonies over the course of the retreat. If you prefer, we also offer private retreats to individuals and groups.