• Malinalco - private room - king – $3,050.00
  • Malinalco - private room - queen – $2,450.00
  • Malinalco - shared room - queen – $1,850.00

Date & Time Details: October 28 - November 1

Location: Malinalco, Mexico

Contact: IAC team

Arrival: 12 pm at Mexico City airport. We will provide transportation from the airport to our retreat center in Malinalco.

Departure : At 10 am we will depart from our retreat center in Malinalco to Mexico City airport. We will arrive there around 1 pm.

Suggested Donation: $1850 - $3050

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Mazatec Psilocybin Mushroom Retreat – Mexico

With Hugo Esteban Perez, Eva Evers, Agder Sanchez Palacios and Rea Beaubien

October 28 - November 1, 2024

You are invited to participate in an intimate retreat that includes ceremonies in the ancient tradition of the Mazatec people of Oaxaca, Mexico. These ceremonies are profound spiritual undertakings that trace their origins back through generations. It became known worldwide in the 1950s and 60s through Maria Sabina, a medicine woman who first opened the ceremony of the holy children (mushrooms) to the world. Centuries of wisdom and reverence for the “holy children” have culminated in a sacred practice designed to facilitate deep introspection, spiritual healing, and cosmic communion.

In addition to the two ceremonies, we offer a traditional sweat lodge ceremony, extensive preparation, and integration support before, during, and after the experience to empower you in making the most of this experience over the long term.


We will be staying in a beautiful, private property immersed in nature, close to the ancient town of Malinalco. The center is an intimate place surrounded by a beautiful garden and has an open communal space. The ceremony will take place inside, by the fireplace, surrounded by the majesty of the natural surroundings outside. Amenities include a swimming pool and a sweat lodge.


The ceremony takes place at night, enveloped in a tapestry of songs, prayers, and a profound connection with the divine. Above all, it embraces the sanctity of silence, providing a sacred space for connecting with the profound depths of your soul.

Within the Mazatec community, psilocybin mushrooms are seen as sacred allies, bridging the gap between the physical and spiritual realms. They are believed to carry the essence of a divine consciousness, offering healing, wisdom, and connection to the sacred forces of the universe.

One of the spiritual leaders of this tradition, “Hugo Esteban Perez,” will join us to share two ceremonies. He started working with Maria Sabina when he was 9 years old as her translator and continued his studies with many of the Mazatec elders. He is recognized by the Mexican government as a healer of this tradition and has received legal permission to work with psilocybin mushrooms.

We take a holistic approach to optimal wellbeing and spiritual development designed to deepen your experience and offer extensive preparation and integration support before and after focused on lasting results. During the retreat, we use several modalities to enhance your experience, such as movement, breath work, meditation and a traditional sweat lodge. To help you feel at your optimal best organic and locally sourced (where possible) meals are included during your stay with us.

Each participant will be assessed before entering the program through a compulsory application form and screening. Due to the powerful nature of psychedelic ceremonies and the impact that others sharing the space can have, we limit this retreat to 16 selected people.


In the 4 weeks leading up to the retreat, we will virtually support you with your preparation.

  • Private 1:1 coaching call focused on your intention, preparation and to answer any questions you may have

  • Individual preparation activities 

  • Group preparation call


This is a 5 day in person retreat starting on Monday and concludes on Friday morning.

  • 2 Mazatec mushroom ceremonies

  • Breathwork

  • Traditional sweatlodge

  • Group sharing circles

  • Private 1:1 coaching


We offer integration support for 4 weeks after your retreat to transition what you have learned in your day-to-day life.

  • 2 x  group integration calls

  • 1:1 coaching session – Further integration coaching/support is available. Please contact us on support@ancestralceremonies.org to explore.



It is not possible to guarantee what your ceremony will be like. However, here are some of the common experiences.

We are honoured that you have chosen to take this journey with us, and we look forward to sharing this transformative experience with you.


Hugo Esteban Perez
Mazatec mushroom ceremony facilitator with over 60 years experience. Hugo started working with Maria Sabina when he was 9 years old as her translator. He continued his studies with all the healers from Huatla, Mexico. 
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Eva Evers
Eva dedicates her time to the expansion of the indigenous knowledge, taking care of our members and the team. She created this organization and dedicates with passion and gentleness to all the administration and organizational details as the managing director and founder. Eva is a coach and facilitator who has been working with clients all over the world for over 20 years. She trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and various individual and team 360-degree feedback tools. Eva is a certified psychospiritual and psychedelic integration coach, as well as a Gamma Breathwork, Reiki Level 2, and sound healing practitioner. She is…
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Agder Sanchez Palacios
Agder Iztacmitl (White Arrow) is a sacred pipe (Canupa) carrier and sun dancer from Mexico. He has over 25 years of experience working with the Mazatec mushroom tradition. His father was a medicine man before him, and he was introduced to the medicine path at the age of 8. He later participated in ceremonies of the red road, such as the vision quest and sun dance. He was adopted by Yuwipi man Christopher Long, who gave him permission to share the Lakota peyote temescal and sweat lodge. His work has taken him to Europe, India, and North and South America.
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Rea Beaubien
For 15 years, Rea facilitated ceremonies within the US and around the globe. She has led, co-led, and supported Vision Quest, Dream Dance, Bear Dance, Yuwipi, Half Moon Ceremonies, Purification lodges, Pipe Ceremonies, as well as several workshops. She has been supporting through song, prayer, presence, and as needed with various medicine people for approximately 20 years.
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