4-Day Individual Retreat with 5-MeO-DMT in Tepoztlan, Mexico

For many, the past few years have been tough. Distractions come at you from all angles and hamper your ability to self-reflect. Especially when you're looking to elevate your consciousness with psychedelic drugs. If you're looking for a chance to get away from it all and focus on improving yourself, an individual 5-MeO-DMT retreat offers you what you need.At Tandava Retreats, we conduct a 4-day individual retreat with 5-MeO-DMT. If you're interested in exploring further, read on to understand how the retreat will go and some background on this psychedelic medicine.

Everything You Need To Know About 5-MeO-DMT

Like any other psychedelic drug, there are quite a few misconceptions concerning 5-MeO DMT. Some people think it's exclusively a toad medicine. Others erroneously believe that it might make them 'go crazy'. Education is the best way to counteract these myths so you can feel more comfortable with 5-MeO.


Roughly 3,000 years ago, indigenous cultures native to South America began consuming 5-MeO-DMT during their ceremonies. The 5-MeO chemical is found in several different plants, but the medicine typically took the form of crushed seeds.

Use in Psychedelic Therapy

Following its isolation as a chemical compound in 1936, scientists began to construct synthetic 5-MeO-DMT through clinical trials. This made it prime for experimentation among eager participants. Synthetic 5-MeO was far easier to produce and didn't change the effectiveness of the psychedelic experience in any way.Its popularity rose in the 1980s when 5-MeO DMT was discovered in the Sonoran Desert Toad also known as the Colorado River Toad. People learned to isolate the venom from the toad to produce the required dosage. Unfortunately, this process is far more unreliable than using synthetic DMT.

What Will 5-MeO-DMT Do To Me?

It's hard to tell you exactly what 5-MeO-DMT will do to you. Everyone's experience is unique. That said, 5-MeO is safe for the vast majority of people. There are only a few individuals who are at risk when taking psychoactive drugs.To make your experience as safe as possible, it's best to experience 5-MeO with the help of a guide. Otherwise, you might not integrate the experience properly.In general, many find the 5-MeO-DMT experience quite enlightening. Let's take a look at some of its benefits.

Benefits of 5-MeO-DMT

Most benefits of using 5-MeO-DMT last long after the psychedelic experience is over. In fact, those benefits are often the best part. You'll see that the experience will leave its fingerprints all over your actions and attitude. In a good way.

Experiencing Non-duality

Some might think of the experience as ego death. Others take it in the opposite direction and call 5-MeO the god molecule. Non-duality is probably the best way to describe this notion. Essentially, non-duality entails the elimination of the subject and object. 5-MeO enables you to experience oneness with everything around you. During your experience, you might feel that there are no borders between you and the beings and objects around you. It's quite profound.

Improvements In Mental Health

If you suffer from anxiety or depression, you can take comfort knowing that anecdotal reports suggest a significant increase in mental health after taking 5-MeO. Not to mention, 5-MeO compares favorably to other psychedelic drugs in this regard too, including magic mushrooms and psilocybin.

Elevated Neuroplasticity

Scholarly research on the effects of 5-MeO-DMT is minimal. However, scientific research from 2018 found that 5-MeO increases cell proliferation. That means it facilitates the creation of new pathways in the brain. And hence, neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is beneficial because it allows you to assume new perspectives. This is likely a cause for people's perceived boost in mental health.

A Sustained Enhancement in Life Satisfaction

Anecdotal reporting collected in a 2019 study found that users of 5-MeO-DMT were more likely to report high life satisfaction after taking the drug for months and even years after the fact. Once again, this is likely linked to the increase in neuroplasticity. Being more open-minded and taking new perspectives will help you get the most out of life.

What To Expect From Our Individual 4-Day 5-MeO-DMT Retreat

Over the years, we at Tandava Retreats have developed and curated a series of 5-MeO-DMT retreats. We are quite proud of this process because we prioritize safety while sacrificing nothing in terms of the possibility of spiritual exploration.Let's walk you through the entire process behind the individual retreats, from before the retreat to after.


Never go into a retreat involving 5-MeO that doesn't adequately prepare you for the experience ahead of time. We do our due diligence to vet you before your official sign-up, and we'll refund you in the unlikely case we find 5-MeO unsuitable for you.Over the 2 weeks before the individual retreat, you'll have a few Zoom calls with our professional guides. They'll assist you in building the container for your experience - the separation between the 5-MeO and the real world. This is important because to undergo the experience safely, you need to understand that it's separate from your daily life.

2 5-MeO-DMT Ceremonies

This is the main event. We perform the first ceremony on the second day. It will last about 10 to 45 minutes and our guides will accompany you the whole way. While the ceremonies and the experience can be rather flexible, our commitment to your safety during this delicate time is not.[caption id="attachment_1605" align="alignnone" width="624"]

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2 Neurofeedback Sessions

The neurofeedback sessions are crucial in facilitating your mental growth. We have a scientific basis for everything we do. These sessions likely augment your cognitive performance and help you take in the 5-MeO better in the long run.

A Relaxing Start To The Day

At our retreats, we do a little bit of yoga and light breathwork to start the day. You'll also have plenty of time for meditation. This helps set the stage for the numerous activities you might experience during a day at our retreat center.

Healthy Meals

No matter what your dietary needs, we serve you 3 square meals a day. Our expert chefs use delicious local ingredients to concoct meals of superior quality. Just submit your preferences and requests to us and we'll do the rest of the work to plan and prepare your meals.

Interesting Excursions

Each of our individual retreats includes an artesian market trip to the town nearby. You'll get a chance to explore the town a bit and browse some intriguing wares at the market.Around our retreat center, there are plenty of trails for you to explore. Since we're situated in the mountains of central Mexico, you'll find that the lush forested landscape practically invites you to take shelter in its fresh shade.

Top-class Facilities

Our retreat center is located in Tepoztlan, Mexico. As such, you will be immersed in a wealth of natural beauty. You can enjoy it from our pool, which overlooks the mountains. Alternatively, you might want to sweat it out in our hot tub or steam sauna. Plus, our center is big enough that it's easy to find a nice spot to sit in solitude, to be alone with your thoughts.The center is about 90 minutes from the Mexico City airport. We can arrange to pick you up if need be. You can devote the day of your arrival to acclimatize to the facilities and we will conduct the first ceremony on the second day.

4 Post-retreat Integration Sessions

The day you leave the retreat center certainly won't be the last you'll see of us. Each of our post-retreat integration sessions will take place over Zoom.Our duty during these sessions is to help you integrate everything you learned from the 5-MeO experience through your own filter. Using our teachings, you'll come to see how the experience applies to your everyday life. You'll most likely become a better person for it.

Enter Into A New Paradigm

Some who have taken 5-MeO DMT liken the experience to that of the birth of their first child. That's quite the shift in perspective. Using 5-MeO DMT won't automatically change your life by itself. However, with the proper guidance from Tandava Retreats, you can certainly draw some valuable lessons from the experience.Some must undertake their most important journeys alone. Our individual retreats offer the perfect balance of solitude and guidance. We're offering you a bridge, it's up to you to decide if you want to cross it.