Hidden Leaf - Todos Santos,
Expand Consciousness with Ketamine | Create with Psilocybin | Harmonize with Nature | Dance to the Future
September 23 - 27, 2023
Open your consciousness and expand your future self in this magically crafted retreat hosted by respected retreat leaders, Samantha Morse, Ph.D., and Amy Erber, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC. Both Amy and Samantha are full-time entheogenic facilitators who hold space for your journey with integrity, compassion, and humility. You can expect to be well cared for before, during, and after the retreat to ensure a meaningful, life-changing experience.
Chakra clearing with essential oils and breathwork
Ketamine + vocal activation sound journey
Ceremonial sweat lodge
Yoga and meditation practices
Nature altar building
Who this retreat is good for;
This exceptional mindfulness retreat will help you to find peace, optimism, and happiness. It's for those in a season of uncertainty—those stuck and wondering what to do next. You're unsure of how to remove the blocks that keep you stuck. You also don't know how to get out of your own way to embark on the path of creativity, joy, and possibility.
Saturday: Sept 23: Ketamine Sounding
10 a.m. arrival, unpack, settle in
12 p.m. lunch
1 p.m. opening ceremony – cacao ceremony & connection exercise
4 p.m. barefoot property walk to connect with the elements and setting of Hidden Leaf
5 p.m. light dinner
6 p.m. ketamine sounding experience
Sunday; Sept 24: IM Ketamine Journey
7:00 a.m. meditation + gentle movement practice
8:00 a.m. light breakfast
9:00 a.m. group share intentions
10:30 a.m. ketamine ceremony
12:30 p.m. lunch
1:30 p.m. (optional) art practice
4:00 p.m. walk to the beach and do group shares by the ocean
6:00 p.m. dinner
Monday; Sept 25: Psilocybin Journey
7:00 a.m. standing meditation + conscious dance practice
8:00 a.m. breakfast
9:00 a.m. nature altar making
12:00 p.m. light lunch
2:00 p.m. yin yoga + prepare for ceremony
4:00 p.m. psilocybin ceremony
10:00 p.m. light dinner
Tuesday; Sept 26: Temezcal
7:00 a.m. meditation + yoga
8:00 a.m. breakfast
9:00 a.m. exploratory writing for integration workshop
12:00 p.m. light lunch
2:00 p.m. temezcal (sweat lodge)
6:00 p.m. dinner
7:00 p.m. group integration in pool
Wednesday; Sept 27: Departure
8:00 a.m. breakfast
9:00 a.m. closing ceremony
11/12 p.m. departure
Our Guiding Philosophy
Amy and Samantha feel a strong commitment to the arc of the ceremony. In that spirit, they are not simply desiring to bring participants on a “retreat”. Rather, they are offering a peak experience within a longer container, where context is crucial.
Amy and Samantha will open the retreat container three weeks before heading to Mexico. You will be able to meet for two 60-min virtual preparation sessions to foster community and prepare for the medicine work. Moreover, you will be able to meet twice virtually following the retreat to continue the work of integration in a supportive container that invites the incorporation of medicine into your everyday life.
Attending a retreat with Amy and Sam is like having the most remarkable, heart opening, soul nourishing sleepover imaginable. From the moment I arrived, every detail of my stay was planned perfectly, and I never felt unsure, overwhelmed, or bored. Amy and Sam are adept at creating a safe and loving space where our group of strangers could not only come together as a cohesive, but where we could create real healing with vulnerability, kindness and humor. I adored every second of my time, discovered lifelong friends with the women I met, and plan on attending many other retreats with Sam and Amy in the future!
I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend one of Amy’s & Sam’s retreats. It’s clear both are incredibly well-qualified and highly knowledgeable facilitators, with a lot of experience in creating and supporting a safe, inclusive and loving environment for their participants. I felt welcomed, safe, well-supported and authentically connected to each participant in the group when in attendance, and left feeling deeply grateful for the community, growth and spiritual nourishment gained. Would highly recommend any offering these two women offer.
The retreat I attended with Amy and Sam was a heart opening, magical experience. Amy and Sam created a beautiful container for all of us to share authentically and make meaningful connections. They thought of every detail, planned inspiring, original activities, and ensured that each of us had an intimate experience with the events, the land and each other. The grounds, menu, yoga, and guides were excellent, and flowed perfectly with the energy and quality of the retreat. The whole experience was transformative, and we all left on a high. I can’t wait for Amy and Sam’s next retreat!
Your Retreat Leaders
Samantha Morse, PhD
Samantha has learned from sacred plant medicines in ceremonial containers for thirteen years. Her journey to become a facilitator began in 2020 while working with an indigenous medicine woman, who has remained a mentor and dear friend. In addition to this ancestral, earth-based approach to working with medicine, Samantha also graduated from Third Wave’s 6-month Psychedelic Coaching Certification Program, which takes a Western, empirical-scientific approach to understanding and working with medicines.
After these years of practical training, experience, and rigorous study, Samantha began working full-time as a psilocybin facilitator, creating a container that involves multiple sessions of preparation and integration. Samantha works in a 1:1 therapeutic setting for clients experiencing psychological challenges like depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, and OCD. She also works with many clients in the context of transformation — individuals who are not necessarily experiencing dis-ease, but who are wondering, “What’s next?” or trying to revise limiting beliefs, behaviors, or relationships. As a practitioner, Samantha has a deeply tender, nurturing approach and shows great flexibility to “go with the flow” of whatever is coming up in a session or ceremony.
Amy Erber, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Amy wasn’t initially interested in healthcare. For as long as she can remember, she has felt most aligned and alive when she is immersed in nature, as opposed to a hospital or clinic. She recalls reading Mark Plotkin’s, Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice, when she was 18 and resonating deeply with the tenets of plant medicine and ethnobotany. She pursued an undergraduate degree in Ecology and Systematic Biology and spent much of her young adulthood working in wildlife biology and conservation settings nationwide and in Tanzania. Amy served in various women’s service organizations in teen crisis and respite settings, crisis hotlines, and ski programs for individuals with disabilities.
Until 2015, her professional path had been a conventional one that didn't reflect her personal health path and values. In the spirit of integrating her personal and professional beliefs, she left the traditional psychiatric setting in 2015 to work in the field of Functional Medicine before opening her own integrative mental health practice in 2019. For the past three years, she's offered psychedelic-assisted therapy with ketamine, TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) a non-pharmacological modality to target depression, neurofeedback and integrative medication management. She's humbled and inspired by her clients' abilities to tap into their inner healing intelligence and move through chronic issues with courage.
– Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Provider and Certified Ketamine Medical Provider Training, Integrative Psychiatry Institute
– MAPS Therapy Training Program, MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD
– Ketamine-Assisted-Psychotherapy Training, Polaris Insight Center
Hello! I'm Holly
Retreat coordinator, magnetizer + healing conduit. I thrive by living in bold magic, with intention + being the ripple in this life.
I've been intentionally creating + holding space for women since 2001 through holistic bodywork, immersive retreats, and events/gatherings. For much of my practice and path (from 2001-2016) I was a holistic bodywork practicioner blending psycho-structural balancing and therapeutic massage with energy work. I studied at IPSB School of Integrative Psycho Structural Bodywork and Massage School of Santa Monica, completing 600+ hours of training. My time at IPSB included sessions in celluar recall therapy under the instruction of Joan Wulfsohn, a student of Carlos Castanada. Joan is one of my favorite teachers/guides to date, her work had a profound affect on my life by helping me access memories and trauma on a cellular level, work with those memories and trauma, and release them for longterm and sustained health and healing. I still work with some of her teachings today.
Explore the Magical Resort
Hidden Leaf Resort
Todos Santos, Baja
Welcome to Hidden Leaf, your personal luxury oasis during your retreat. Located in the coastal town of Todos Santos, the sprawling estate is perfectly nestled between beautiful beaches and the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains.
An official government Pueblos Mágico, or Magical Town, Todos Santos isn’t your typical, overcrowded, touristy destination. It’s a complete contrast; the ideal getaway for worldly travelers who yearn for experiences rich in culture, historical relevance, and natural beauty.
Customized payment plans are available and can be arranged by contacting Tammy Petersen directly at 312-961-3280
If you need travel assistance, please contact Barbara Khan from Pro Travel, Inc. 305-361-0707
A credit card must be presented at the time of check-in for incidental charges (including spa treatments, additional excursions, alcohol, etc)
To reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $750 per person is required. The balance must be paid 30 days prior to the start date of the retreat.
Please plan to fly into Las Cabo (SJD). Ground transportation is not included in the retreat price. Please contact Tammy so we can group you together on resort trips. Round Trip Transportation is extra.
If you desire a roommate, please indicate this on your form upon sign up. If we are unable to pair you with one, we will adjust your rate to Single Occupancy, and collect the difference one week prior to the event.