• South Park - bunk room – $1,750.00
  • South Park - loft room twin – $1,950.00
  • South Park - private king room – $3,650.00
  • South Park - private queen room – $3,350.00
  • South Park - shared room king – $2,550.00
  • South Park - shared room queen – $2,250.00
  • South Park - shared room with twin or twin trundle – $1,750.00

Date & Time Details: Sep 27-30, 2024

Location: South Park County, Colorado

Contact: Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies
support@ancestralceremonies.org

Arrival time: 7pm

Departure time: 10am

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Bufo Alvarius Retreat – Colorado

With Ursula Sefic, Eva Evers and Sarah Howat

September 27 - 30, 2024

Our retreat center is nestled on 5 acres of aspen groves, towering evergreens, and picturesque rock outcrops. Situated in South Park County, Colorado, breathtaking views of the Mosquito Range peaks are visible from every vantage point. The center exudes intimacy with ample natural light and an open communal space.

A spacious deck with seating provide space to gather with others or enjoy a quiet moment. Secluded seating spots tucked in around the property are a favorite for meditation and solace. The ceremony will take place indoors, by the fireplace, surrounded in the majestic beauty of the natural surroundings.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

In the vast expanse of the Sonoran Desert, where ancient wisdom flows, resides the indigenous community of the Comcaac people, also known as the Seri tribe. Their spiritual practices are deeply rooted in their relationship with the natural world, and one aspect of their traditional spirituality involves the use of the enzyme of the Bufo Alvarius, a species of toad commonly referred to as the Colorado River toad or the Sonoran Desert toad.

The spiritual use of this enzyme among the Comcaac people is not taken lightly. It is considered a sacred practice that requires proper initiation, preparation, guidance, and respect for the toad, its life, and the spiritual realm it represents. The ceremonies are conducted with the utmost reverence, emphasizing the importance of intention, humility, and a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of all beings.

The experience induced by Bufo Alvarius is highly intense and transformative, often leading to profound spiritual insights, expanded consciousness, and a sense of unity with the universe. The Comcaac people believe that it allows them to connect with the spiritual realm and receive guidance, healing, and wisdom from their ancestors and the natural forces that govern their lives. We honor the tradition of the Comcaac people, their wisdom, and the ancient ways embedded in this practice.

During this retreat, Ursula, a representative of the tribe, will join us to share this sacred ceremony for the purpose of spiritual healing, answers, and guidance. Although it is a relatively short ceremony, approximately 45 minutes, the effects can be felt and experienced long after the ceremony has concluded. Therefore, we devote a significant amount of time to preparing you for the ceremony, as well as for grounding and integration afterward. This spiritual medicine has the power to reset your system and, consequently, to change lives.

Below you will find the preliminary schedule:

Friday
  • welcome and dinner

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Saturday
  • Breakfast
  • Breathwork
  • Ceremonies
  • Dinner
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Sunday
  • Breakfast
  • Sharing circle
  • Sound ceremony
  • Lunch
  • Magnet therapy
  • 1:1 coaching
  • Dinner
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Monday
  • Breakfast
  • Sharing circle
  • Goodbyes

 

We take a holistic approach to optimal wellbeing and spiritual development designed to deepen your experience and to support with the integration of the transformations and healings gained into day-to-day life aimed at fostering long-lasting results. During the retreat, we use several modalities to enhance your experience, such as movement, breath work and meditation. 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 15 selected women.

PREPARATION

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

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

  • Individual preparation activities 

  • Group preparation call

RETREAT

This is a 4 day in person retreat starting on Friday evening and concludes on Monday morning.

  • Ceremony 

  • Breathwork

  • Magnet therapy
  • Embodiment practices

  • Group sharing circles

  • Private 1:1 coaching

INTEGRATION

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

  • 2 x weekly group integration calls

  • 1:1 coaching session
  • Further integration coaching/support is available. Please contact us to explore.

INDIGENOUS CULTURES & PRESERVATION

By supporting indigenous cultures through our reciprocity efforts, we acknowledge and honor the relationship between them, the sacred medicine Bufo Alvarius and the outside world, striving to create a harmonious cycle that benefits all. We, also, support preservation projects for this sacred medicine for future generations.

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Facilitators

Ursula Sefic
Ursula began her spiritual quest 34 years ago in Slovenia when she started to participate in a Celtic and Navajo sweat lodge, while also working with medicinal herbs alongside her mother. The journey has guided her to Mexico, where she began her healing work with biomagnetic therapies and herbal healing. Fourteen years ago, she met her husband Francisco Barnett Morales, who is a Haaco cama (medicine man) of the Comcaac (Seri) tribe in Sonora. Since then, she has started to learn from him and has begun to facilitate the sacred Toad medicine, while continuing to work with biomagnetic therapies. She…
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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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Sarah Howat
Sarah Hannah Howat is a certified life, addictions, and psychedelic preparation and integration coach, focusing primarily on forgiveness (of self and others) and liberation, with a focus on compassion and curiosity as the primary tools for self-healing.
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