Immersive Events, Ayahuasca Retreats, & Life Courses
Arcana was created out of Mitchell and Alex’s desire to help individuals radically transform their lives using structured paths of proven modalities to avoid many of the pitfalls which took us years to learn.
We do this through a variety of modalities and offerings aimed at building our Six Pillars of Health: Physical, Emotional, Mental, Financial, Spiritual, and Relational.
From our flagship Return to Self Ayahuasca Immersives in Peru, to our Primed to Perform series of local Austin, TX events, to our online containers like the bi-weekly Sacred Men's Circle and Psychedelic Q&A zoom calls.
Our mission is to help every individual to reclaim their own power and feel whole again.
A Return to Self
The Return to Self Ayahuasca Immersive happens in a private group container with 7 (or 14) days spent in the Amazon jungle of Peru and four weeks of online community connection, educational content modules, and direct interaction with your facilitators, Alex and Mitchell.
We begin the journey with two weeks of preparation for the seven days in Peru and follow up with two weeks of integration post Peru, totaling five weeks of immersing oneself in deep healing, connection with enlightening community, and educating oneself on the journey of self healing and development.
Two weeks before traveling to Peru, you will receive:
Over six hours of video and content modules teaching practices to prepare you fully for your medicine journeys and to attain greater impact and healing. Content teaching modalities like: Internal Family Systems, Journaling, Meditation, Breathwork, Dream Interpretation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other positive mental psychology techniques. You will have lifetime access to course materials.
Two group calls for sharing, exploring intentions, learning, and answering questions with our private group attending this immersive experience.
Private WhatsApp group channel, where guests can get questions answered, connect with fellow immersive attendees, explore community engagement prompts over the weeks, and stay up to date on all relevant information.
Whether you choose the seven or fourteen-day immersion, you will receive:
Three ceremonies with Ayahuasca and/Shamburi; led by a team of Master Shipibo Healers and support from your guides.
Private ‘Tambos’ (small huts) for every guest.
Vapors (ceremonial plant sweat bath).
Specialized plant dieta for each individual prescribed by the the Maestro on Day 1 to assist with their specific ailments.
1-on-1 support with both of your guides, Alex and Mitchell, before, during, and after the retreat to insure full preparation and integration of experiences.
Three meals per day in the traditional Shipibo dieta.
(Optional) Huachuma Ceremony on Saturday (additional cost applies).
For the two weeks following your trip to Peru, you will receive:
Over six hours of video and content modules teaching practices to help you fully integrate your medicine journeys, helping you understand your experiences and bring them home to help sustain the healing and insights gathered in Peru to bring lasting transformations into your daily life.
Two group calls for sharing experiences, learning integration, and answering questions with our private group attending this immersive experience.
Private WhatsApp group channel for this Immersive where guests can get questions answered, connect with your fellow immersive attendees, explore community engagement prompts over the weeks, and stay up to date on all relevant information.
Master Shipibo Practitioners
First exposed to learning about the art of Shipibo plant-medicine at the age of 12. At 18, he began to work with Ayahuasca and started his training as a shaman, now with over 19 years of experience working in Shipibo healing centers. His decades of training and experience have given him the energy and strength to work with all those who come looking for physical, mental, and spiritual healing.
The founder and owner of the Shipibo healing center. Raised by her grandparents who were both shamans and healers, she went on to open the only center owned and operated by a female shaman in the Amazon. As a child, she was introduced to medicinal plants and had her first encounter with Ayahuasca at the age of 14. With more than 25 years of experience in Shipibo medicine since being initiated by her grandfather, Maestra Estela has reached renown in the Amazon for being truly a master curandera.
Meet Your Facilitators
From Alex and Mitchell:
It is our honor to present the Return to Self Ayahuasca Immersive.
We have created a profound opportunity to access the deeply healing properties of Ayahuasca (& other plants) without the undesirable parts like: confusion after ceremony about what to do next, anxiety about traveling alone to Peru, lack of support heading into the experience, lack of understanding about how to interact effectively with the medicines, and general stress level feeling like you don’t have the support needed to feel safe and open.
This is a safe container for you to blossom fully into who you truly ARE.
If this type of experience calls to you, please fill out the intake form here:
Arcana was created out of Mitchell and Alex’s desire to provide safe access to a variety of sacred psychedelic medicines without the pitfalls of such experiences that can leave people feeling more confused than when they arrived! Arcana's mission is to help every individual to reclaim their own power and feel whole again.
Our flagship retreat experience, the Return to Self Ayahuasca Immersive, creates a profound opportunity to access the deeply healing properties of Ayahuasca and other plants within an intimate small group container. This comprehensive program harnesses the power of community, preparation, and intentionality to bring the journeyer true, sustainable change within your life.
Clients in the past have reported healing ailments like anxiety, chronic depression, fatigue, lack of motivation, as well as finding deep and lasting clarity on what to do next in their lives.
All participants who embark upon this immersive psychedelic experience are supported with:
A 14-day online “Preparing for Plant Medicines” course including video modules and worksheets to make sure you arrive at the Ayahuasca center feeling fully prepared with the tools to succeed.
Multiple group calls before the retreat to get to know and feel safe with the other attendees.
The support of two expert facilitators (Alex & Mitchell) with a combined 20 years of psychedelic experience being present as support throughout the entire journey.
A 14-day online “Integrating Plant Medicines” course including video modules and worksheets to make sure the lessons from the journey actually cause a SHIFT in your life.
Multiple group calls after the retreat to help understand and integrate your experience.
All of this is in addition to the team of Master Shipibo Healers present at the Ayahuasca center, holding the sacred space and serving the magical medicines of Ayahuasca, Huachuma (San Pedro), and Shamburi. The sacred space within the Amazon Jungle of Peru is a fertile container perfectly constructed for massive transformations.
Participants enter the immersive in various stages of their own healing, but they emerge from the immersive with a network of supportive community, new tools to tackle their life, shifted perspectives, and a refreshed drive to live as their fullest, most authentic self.
“Prior to coming here I was struggling with judgmental mentality, where I would constantly pass judgement on everything I do, the way I live, the way I look, everything I do, and I would reflect that into every person I come into relationship with. And it was just causing me a lot of trouble everywhere. A lot of unhappiness, dissatisfactions, expectations not met which were not realistic to begin with. I was struggling with a lot of that, a lot of lack of self love.”