A spiritual-psychedelic retreat that brings together students of life from all over the world to catalyze breakthroughs and accelerate growth.
A carefully curated series of peak experiences designed to show you what is truly possible as a human being.
A one-of-a-kind transformational event integrating plant medicine with myriad other philosophical and spiritual practices.
A loving, accepting environment that births powerful community, camaraderie, and (re-)connection with self, others, and nature.
Apotheosis is one of the first retreats in the world to incorporate a truly diverse array of spiritual, shamanic, and philosophical modalities to create a uniquely enlightening oasis.
We select groups of wonderful human beings from all over planet Earth and bring them together in magical locations for several days of uncommonly meaningful and sacred experiences.
“Apotheosis” is an ancient Greek word that means, “the becoming or making into a god,” or “the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax.”
For us, Apotheosis symbolizes those heroes who voluntarily journey beyond the threshold of their current world, overcome fear, cast off limitations, and are then reborn.
They experience an illumination of their own Being.
At Apotheosis, you will be initiated into deep healing and awakening practices that have been handed down over thousands of years from the wisdom traditions of the past.
We harmoniously integrate modalities such as yoga, meditation, plant medicine ceremonies, breathwork, fasting, ecstatic dance, nature immersion, philosophical dialogue, and more, in order to occasion deep healing and spiritual transformation.
You’re invited to try all that your heart desires, venture with us into the unknown, and stretch yourself beyond the boundaries of your current world.
Group practices, workshops, and ceremonies are balanced by meals and free time in which we drop back, relax, converse openly, and integrate our profound experiences.
To attend Apotheosis is to step through a portal, leave behind the ordinary world, and enter a mythical land where warm-hearted people freely explore human potential.
For a few precious days, we forget time and the outside world and dare to aspire upward to the highest ideal we can collectively imagine.
If you choose to attend, you will be changed.
You will discover parts of yourself you didn’t know existed.
You will find you’re capable of more than you realized.
You will expand and deepen your mind, heart, and soul.
You will see that the world is fuller and more wondrous than you had dared to dream.
Do you feel called to join us?
Each Apotheosis retreat is a unique artistic creation, but here are some activities you’re likely to experience:
In May of 2018, we hosted Apotheosis 1.0 at an ecolodge called Finca Exotica on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.
38 of us, from 13 countries and five continents, came together at an enchanted rainforest haven and connected, with such a level of trust and pure intention, that we were transmuted into a unified whole, a tribe, a family.
Through yoga, meditation, breathwork, jungle hiking, workshops, plant medicine ceremonies, ecstatic dance, and so much more, a group of relative strangers became brothers and sisters, and healed and grew and transformed dramatically in the process.
The outpouring of openness, acceptance, and love summoned by the first Apotheosis group was truly healing, heartwarming, blissful, and profound. It was so beautiful to witness this event and be part of it. We overflowed with love and gratitude for everyone who attended or helped make it possible.
In October of 2018, we hosted Apotheosis 2.0 at an awe-inspiring retreat center called The Lighthouse, just outside Amsterdam, Netherlands.
29 of us, from 14 countries, came together and once again experienced a truly profound, divine, and transformational week that seemed to expand and expand.
Through myriad practices, modalities, and ceremonies, everyone’s walls came crashing down, and the group melted into one another in a truly heartwarming supernova of Love and Connection.
Together we attained mystical heights of compassion, joy, presence, and tranquility. It felt like we unearthed an ancient Universal Communal Love hidden deep within the human spirit.
These experiences, in short, were tremendous. The impact was greater than we had dreamt, and it became overwhelmingly clear that we needed to create more Apotheosis retreats—to provide this uniquely meaningful opportunity to more people.
After Apotheosis 1.0, we surveyed attendees, and here’s what we found:
To create and hold a sacred space in which individuals are radically free to be themselves and to feel the ecstasy of being alive.
To catalyze deep identity-level personal transformations and spiritual epiphanies leading to greater well-being and fulfillment.
To facilitate an environment of divine community and unconditional acceptance and love, in which all beings are embraced with open arms.
To challenge you to overcome your self-limiting beliefs and awaken to the divine potential dormant in your life.
To assist in the healing of the planet and the co-creation of a more beautiful future for all sentient beings in the Cosmos.
To remain non-dogmatic in our approach, equipping individuals with the tools to find their own path to truth and liberation.
To make every Apotheosis retreat a singular, unique artistic creation.
To act from a place of love and integrity in all that we do and all that we build.
“Plant medicine” refers to the use of certain psychoactive plants for spiritual or transformational purposes.
For millennia, cultures across the planet have used plant medicines, or entheogens, to induce mystical, transcendent, or non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Such states allow individuals to have personal and creative breakthroughs, heal deep emotional wounds, break addictions, ‘reset’ their minds, experience profound awe, gain a deep sense of meaning and sacredness, and much more.
These medicines are some of the most powerful tools available to mankind. At Apotheosis, we dream of a world in which everyone who feels called can experience plant medicines in a safe, ceremonial context.
We are making this possible by hosting retreats in locations where specific plant medicines can be safely obtained and utilized within the bounds of local laws.
Our team leverages decades of research on entheogens/psychedelics and the collective wisdom of the global psychedelic community to uphold best practices and create ideal conditions for life-enhancing experiences.
We invite you to experience plant medicine with us in a safe, supportive, loving context optimized for maximum benefit.
We view food as medicine and only provide the best sourced food at our retreats. We cater for all diet types from vegan to ketogenic, and if there is a plant medicine ceremony on the itinerary we make sure to only serve ingredients that are specific to the dieta we prescribe.
You feel stuck in some way and are yearning to break through and take your life to the next level
You feel held back in life by fear, anxiety, guilt, over-attachment to the past, or other negative emotional patterns
You want to find a real tribe of passionate, curious, growth-minded individuals
You feel ready to leave your comfort zone, have new experiences, and learn firsthand what is possible and what you’re capable of
You want to experience the deep healing and meaning that arise from an experience of community, vulnerability, and unconditional love
You’re curious about psychedelics and want to experience them in a safe, supportive, ceremonial setting
You’re a fan of HighExistence and want to spend 1-on-1 time with members of the HighExistence team
You’re eager to begin realizing your true potential and want to accelerate your self-development process
You feel an intuitive call to join us, almost as if you’re meant to have this experience
You’re not ready to be brave and move beyond your comfort zone
You’re not able to be compassionate and accepting toward all kinds of people
You’re unable to be completely honest with our team
You have a family history of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis, or certain other psychological disorders (and want to participate in psychedelic ceremonies)
You’re currently taking prescription anti-depressant medications and want to participate in plant medicine ceremonies (you likely need to ween yourself off these for ~4-8+ weeks first)
You’re just looking to get high and party
Yes, they are. Once you get to one of our retreats, everything essential (and much more) is provided for the duration of your stay.
You will purchase your own flights and fly to a specific airport in the destination country. Once you reach the target airport, we provide chartered transportation to and from the retreat location. You may also find your own transport to and from the retreat location, if you prefer to arrive early or stay longer.
It depends. Typically there will be 15-25 individual attendees and 5-8 facilitators and staff members.
Yes, we endeavor to offer scholarships for each event. If you feel deeply called to attend and the cost of attending a retreat is financially prohibitive for you, please get in touch with us and we’ll let you know what is possible. Our scholarships typically reduce the total cost by ~20-30%. It is our sincere wish that anyone who yearns to attend one of our retreats is able to.
After you submit a deposit for Apotheosis, it will be refundable for one week after you submit your payment, after which point it will become non-refundable. If something unforeseen arises and you can't attend, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will work with you. You can read our full refund policy here.
We believe there are countless reasons to attend Apotheosis. The profound meaning and significance that emerge at our events cannot be understood until you experience it directly for yourself—it’s truly life-altering.
Ultimately, though, only you can answer this question. We recommend looking deep within yourself, envisioning yourself attending Apotheosis, imagining how you might grow and learn, and seeing if you feel a strong intuitive call to attend. Listen to your heart.