Bufo Retreat in Portugal

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Transformational Bufo Alvarius Retreat (5-MeO-DMT, Toad Venom)

Ready for a big shift?

5-MeO-DMT, also known as the sacred toad medicine,  is a beautiful teacher that can lead to profound transformation when facilitated by experienced guides.

For those ready to experience the deep healing and insights from this medicine, we create a safe, peaceful and supported space for your journey. Each ceremony and integration session is done privately with our team of facilitators who are completely dedicated to your experience.

This exclusive toad venom retreat is located in a healing sanctuary surrounded by majestic forests and natural fresh water pools deep in the Serra de Estrela mountains in central Portugal. You will find many opportunities to connect with nature, spend time alone relaxing, and connect with other like-minded souls during your locally grown, vegetarian meals.

Our team of facilitators are highly trained and completely dedicated to this powerful work. We look forward to the possibility of guiding you along your journey.

Below you will find useful information that will help you feel into this experience.

If you're ready to move forward, we invite you to connect with us to reserve your place and/or request a Discovery Call. You will find further instructions below.

What to expect from a 5-MeO-DMT experience (Bufo Alvarius)

During a breakthrough experience, within 10 seconds of smoking toad venom, the illusion of our separate, egoic self is completely surrendered, and we are left in the awesome presence of an all-encompassing oneness and awareness: all-knowing, all-loving, timeless, without space, and without references or boundaries.

A truly mystical experience.

It’s fair to say the title of God Molecule is well-earned, and 5-MeO-DMT is quickly becoming the medicine of choice.

Here’s what our clients like about 5-MeO-DMT:

• You're nearly certain to have a breakthrough

• It’s less physically demanding – no bucket required

• Ceremonies are short yet powerful, the peak is only 10-20 minutes

• Clients receive 100% attention during the peak

• Lesser dietary restrictions (although clean is best)

Clearly, there's a lot to like!

But this "bufo toad" medicine is not to be taken lightly, which is why high-quality guidance, preparation, facilitation is of utmost importance to be well-calibrated ahead of ceremonies.

Like all things in life, what we put in is what we get out.

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What to expect from our Behold Forest Immersion retreat

This exclusive private Behold retreat offers guests the chance to be fully supported every step of the way in a natural healing sanctuary, nestled in the stunning foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountains in the heart of central Portugal. Take a walk through the beautiful trails throughout the property, enjoy a dip in one of the natural fresh water pools, and spend some time gazing at the milky way before bed.

Choose to stay in a traditionally, and lovingly, restored Xisto stone house with crisp white-linens and pine-forest vistas or, if you would like to be closer to nature, the Soulpad belle tents are delightful and offer a 'glamping' experience.

Alongside 3 private plant medicine ceremonies with the Behold team of healers and facilitators supporting you, the onsite wellness therapists can offer an array of natural healing modalities, working on every level of your being from the physical to the energetic self. Offer yourself the time to rest, relax and encourage your body's innate capacity to heal. A number of treatments are available to you, including massage, acupuncture and energy healing.

Here's what you get:

• Private consultation

• Safety screening

• Guidance for retreat preparation

• 3 medicine ceremonies (multiple sessions possible in one ceremony)

• 3 integrative breath-work sessions

• 3 energy healing and clearing sessions

• Integration & sharing with facilitators

• Daily yoga and guided meditation

• 1 massage (option to purchase additional massages)

• 1 Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture session

• Forest bathing in the breathtaking hiking trails surrounding the retreat

• Delicious, locally grown vegetarian meals

• Plenty of time to rest, reflect, and journal

• Guidance for integration post-retreat

• Distance healing session when you return home (optional)

Our experienced facilitators and healers have decades of knowledge from their holistic approach to health and the sacred medicines, guiding and supporting each guest with utmost care.

Ozkar will be your host and lead facilitator. He is has worked extensively with the sacred medicine and is a gifted, intuitive healer who will gently guide your journey.

Investment: $12,000 USD

Upcoming retreats

Our next 5-MeO-DMT retreat dates in Portugal:

Availability from November 14th - 27th in the Algarve [please inquire to set up a date]

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Looking for additional guidance to go deep? Join our 7-week life accelerator

Our 7-week transformational program includes:

• Weekly 1-1 coaching focused on breakthroughs

• Guided online program for self-inquiry to:

• Get clear on where you want to be, and where you are

• Identify and remove any mental and emotional blockers

• Healings to calibrate yourself energetically ahead of retreat

• Tools to rewire old thought patterns and harmonize emotions

• Weekly group coaching to review anything that's coming up

Our program has been refined over serving 1,500 clients over 10+ years and will provide you the insights and guidance for deeper breakthroughs and to sustain more benefits and improvements to quality of life.

To learn more about the motivations behind our program, and how to get the most out of plant medicine and avoid years of retreats, mistakes, and slow progress, watch our webinar here.

See additional details in our brochure here.

The tools we teach will last you a lifetime. You’re worth it!

Investment: $6,000 USD

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Ceremony 1

Rest Day

Ceremony 2

Ceremony 3


Arrival and check-in
Light breakfast
Free time
Lagoon-side picnic breakfast
Light breakfast
Sunrise meditation
Early morning bufo ceremony
Lagoon swimming and bufo ceremony
Bufo ceremony
Breathwork class
Farewell breakfast
At Leisure
Reiki session
Free time
Evening cacao ceremony & fire sharing circle
Welcome dinner

Your retreat schedule has been designed to provide ample free time for journaling, reflection, integration, and relaxation. Additional activities can be scheduled (e.g. more yoga, guided meditation, massages, etc), although we recommend keeping your calendar flexible. Minor changes to schedule may be made under the guidance of retreat facilitators and healers

Expert guidance and facilitation makes all the difference.
(3 weeks, remote)
  • Exploratory consultation to understand whether we are a fit
  • 1-1 and group coaching to solidify goals, identify and overcome limiting beliefs
  • Mental and emotional work, guided self-inquiry, exercises, and meditations
  • Intention setting and prep for retreat
Life-changing retreat
(1 week+, on location)
  • All-inclusive private or group plant medicine retreat in idyllic location
  • Ceremonies led by highly experienced healers and facilitators
  • Plant based meals
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Time to rest, reflect, and journal
(3 weeks, remote)
  • Guided integration of experiences and insights, and to let go of the past
  • Additional 1-1 and group coaching to get clear on your path and priorities
  • Tools for pulling yourself out of a slump, continuing growth, manifestation,  and bringing forward your future
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