Awaken the Medicine Within 5-Day Retreats Summer 2021 // Ibiza / Netherlands / Portugal

The Retreat

If you could give the person that you love most, in all the world, any gift you could possibly imagine, what gift would you choose?

Would it be the same gift, if the person you love most, turned out to be you?

What would you say or ask of yourself, if you had the full attention of every dimension of you? What is it that you would like to know, feel and experience? How would you feel if you discovered, that what you have been seeking has been stored within you to be remembered and activated so that you can live fully from the soul within your body?

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” - Lao Tzu

During this 5- day intimate immersion journey you will experience a journey into the depth of your being. The retreat will be held with trained, highly experienced professional facilitators in a safe and structured matter.

You are invited to join us for your Immersive journey that will unfold with Sound healing, Therapeutic breath work, Cacao Ceremony, Wim Hoff cold treatment, Yoga, Organic plant based cuisine, and Two Sacred 5-MeO-DMT Medicine ceremonies. In the pristine Dutch, Ibiza or Portuguese countryside were you will have the ability to heal, align and integrate your new insights in a magical historical boutique setting.

Natasja Pelgrom and her team designed this unique program, they aim to incorporates traditional knowledge, modern research, and therapeutic practices. The team of facilitators have together over 30+ years of experience working with individuals and groups with holistic healing modalities. They serve from the broad range of wisdom traditions, hold compassionate space, and offer integration counseling during and after the retreat.

Awaken to the life that your soul has intended!

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“The true awakening takes place within.” - Unknown

What We Offer

∞ SACRED MEDICINE - Whether you know it or not, this 5-MeO-DMT Initiation is about connecting to your deeper self and becoming aware of what it is to live a conscious loving life. It doesn’t mean that you have to live a completely different life, but this experience can Awaken you to aspects of your reality that were previously hidden. Once you’ve experienced this kind of journey, you may not be able to go back to living the way you were before (in a good way, trust me).

This transpersonal initiation will be facilitated through two ceremonies per person. In sacred ceremony, the 5-MeO-DMT from Toad venom from the Sonoran Desert can awaken and inform you of the total knowledge available within you. Amongst those who have partaken in this initiation there is often reference to a total reset. This is most significantly a holistic reset that allows for a deep release of destructive emotional & mental patterns, as well as an influx of life force that is both inspirational & transformative.

The medicine experience is a blessing, one that increases a sense of peace, personal integrity, and a bigger capacity for love and acceptance. It is also one of the most intense, rewarding, and otherworldly experiences you can have.Therefore, the approach to this medicine is a synergy of the best of two worlds, one where wisdom tradition is honoured and the other where counselling and integration are an intricate part of the total experience.

∞ MIND MEDICINE- Thought-provoking teachings like ThetaHealing® technique you will catalyse new ways of doing, feeling and perceiving. We will guide you in an Energy Clearing, to pave the way for your intention and initiation. Know that what you believe, consciously or unconsciously, is what will reflect and be confirmed in your daily life.

∞ HEART MEDICINE - We will work with the spirit of Sacred Cacao in our integration setting. This medicine is one of the most powerful, gentle facilitators, teachers and guides on the planet. Cacao opens the heart and allows for a deeper, authentic love-based connection with yourself, others, the world and all of life.

You will experience a Cacao ceremony that is specifically designed for psychedelic sharing and integration work. This journey is specifically focused to help you find clarity, and process some of the more confusing aspects of your experiences. Cacao is the perfect medicine to dive deep and integrate, while remaining fully conscious and aware.

∞ BREATH MEDICINE - Breath-Therapy is a very deep therapeutic technique, in which one through accelerated and deepened breathing with an open mouth while lying down can reach access to his subconsciousness as well as enter into higher states of consciousness.

During a breath session all levels of our being are addressed. On the physical and mental level it is a deep cleansing process. Emotions and body sensations can arise that are associated with unprocessed experiences and old traumas, which are stored in the muscles and in the cell consciousness and can be integrated and cured through the breathing. On a spiritual level one can open oneself to a transpersonal experience, perceive oneself as a spiritual being and receive deep insights into its human potential.

∞ SACRED SOUND MEDICINE - In the realm of healing techniques, sound work inhabits a curious space: It has been used for thousands of years—think of overtone chanting from Central Asia, for example—yet, it’s also one the frontiers of modern neuroscience.

We invite you to bask in the tuneful beauty of ‘pure’ sound and re-attune to your subtle bodies (emotional, physical and mental) energy frequencies. Through Sound, Voice and Song Therapy, you will be able to use these frequencies for cellular healing and soul retrieval work. Healing with sound can improve many ailments including, but not limited to: Psychological/Psychiatric and behavioral disorders including autism, depression, learning disabilities, anxiety disorder, stress, PTSD, pain, mood swings, or negative emotions, such as sadness, aggravation, anger, self-pity, and heartbreak.

∞ COLD MEDICINE - Cold exposure is one of the healing techniques that aside from many physical health benefits, is incredibly powerful at reconnecting us with our primal energy and body, and to empower us through resilience, embodiment, and confidence.

On a physical level, among the many benefits ice-baths support energy-production in our cells, increase our metabolism and fat-loss, train our cardiovascular system and strongly reduce inflammation. From a more experiential level, the cold is a powerful teacher showing us the tremendous potential, resilience, and ability of our body and mind to go out of our comfort zones, to come back to ourselves, and to go past what we had perceived possible. It has the potential to draw our entire awareness into the present moment and into our senses, helping us to profoundly connect with our body.

∞ EMBODIMENT MEDICINE - To help open your body to explore, integrate and express the masculine and feminine aspects of yourself, we will use Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. You are going to explore the areas of the body beyond the rigidity of daily movement and through this depth can create new pathways for energy (prana) to move through us and helps to release tension and memory from the body.

BEYOND THE ‘’ME’’ – Depending on the individual needs of our group, our retreat may go way beyond our program and individual issues. We invite you to be fully present and with an open heart.

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“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” - Ramana Maharshi

Location & Investment

Ibiza // Netherlands // Portugal

Awaken the Medicine Within retreat includes:

  • 4 Nights / 5 Days Shared Accommodation
  • 2 Sacred Medicine Ceremonies
  • Limiting Belief Work
  • Sound Healing & Soundbath Integration
  • Therapeutic Breathwork
  • Cold Exposure Technique
  • Cacao Integration Ceremony
  • Yoga, Meditation + Sharing circles
  • Personal and Group Integration Coaching
  • Journaling, Silent Walks & Wellness Experience
  • Delicious organic vegetarian meals optimised to ceremony guidelines
  • Dietary support, guidance and instruction before, during and after the ceremonies.
  • Transportation to and from local International Airport

This is a very powerful spiritual experience and is not for everyone. To ensure a beautiful experience we limit the size of our group of a maximum of 12 participants and hold firm standard for dietary, drug and lifestyle protocols prior and post retreat.

2021 Available Dates

Thank you for your interest! All retreats currently postponed until Summer 2021 due to COVID-19. Due to the situation around COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our retreats, however, you can still apply here and have your name on our waiting list.

We don’t yet know when our retreats will continue but if you would like to be kept up to date and to be notified of new dates as we announce them, you can join our newsletter here and we will let you know by email when we do. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We wish all of you and the safety and health of your loved ones.

Your personal investment €3333,- (incl. 21%VAT)

*Airfare is not included*

Deposit: All will receive preparation advice, and will be required to fill out a questionnaire and make a deposit payment of € 1550,- in order to secure a place. Full payment is due 60 days prior to retreat date. Please beware that the deposits are non-refundable 30 days before the start of the retreat.

Transfers: The retreat will run from 12PM on arrival day through to 3PM on departure day. We kindly ask that you arrive to Amsterdam airport by 11h30AMon arrival day and schedule departure flights for 5PM or later on departure day.


It is important for you to establish trust and a feeling of safety with us. Therefore, we will start with and online introduction chat of 45min with Natasja. Were we will address your ability and readiness for the initiation, how the prepare your intention and of course you might have questions for us too.

During our intake we will walk through the following:

  • Establishing rapport between participants & practitioner
  • Developing personal intention
  • Physical & mental, health screening including contraindicated conditions & medications
  • Other necessary information for your participation (diet etc.)
  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • Providing a clear overview of what to expect from the experience through integration
  • Providing clear written communications & essential introductory information
  • Answering any and all questions in advance if necessary

After your intake and downpayment you will receive a clearly written workbook ‘Sacred Ceremonial Guide’ with essential introductory information, preparations and integration tools.

The breath of existence is timeless, as is the wind of time. Nothing is permanent, thus providing the opportunity for change and adjustment. – Kahu Abraham Kawai‘i

Your Personal Facilitators

Meet Founder 'Awaken the Medicine Within - Natasja Pelgrom

Natasja Pelgrom is a sacred medicine woman, mystic, devotional creative and visionary who leads spiritual alchemy journeys, providing a compassionate space for healing and remembering.

She is the creatrix of the Phoenix Rising Course, the 6 month in-person Awaken Self-Love course, a tailor-made Psychedelic Integration Journey and is the founder of Awaken The Medicine Within Retreats . Natasja is also a founding member of the Synthesis Institute, leading the psilocybin assisted Wellness retreats, a key influencer in the development of the online Wellness program, the Psychedelic Practitioner Training and the co-creatrix of the Women’s Leadership Retreat.

Born in Amsterdam to a Dutch mother and Portuguese father, Natasja’s clear-sensory abilities were first evident in childhood. Throughout her professional development, she maintained strong ties to her innate sense of spirituality, by concurrently studying energy healing, Reiki, ThetaHealing®, emotional freedom techniques (EFT), neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and neo-shamanism. She began using this acquired expertise to help others, and now has over 10 years of experience in counseling, life, and business coaching.

In 2013, Natasja decided to leave the rat-race behind, fully-embracing her guiding inclinations, to dedicate herself to the exploration of consciousness and to help others using the knowledge gained from a lifelong fascination with wellness and healing. She assists people who are seeking cutting-edge transformational tools to support their own healing and/or personal development and to access their best self by working from within. As a medicine woman operating internationally, she curates medicine retreats, teaches empowerment workshops and developed a psychedelic integration and Self-Love program. Natasja. More about Natasja here.

Meet Sound Facilitator - Jody Kay Swingler

Jody is a professional musician and certified Sound Therapist with over 12 years within the field of therapeutic sound. Alongside her sound and music, Jody also teaches Yoga and meditation to both groups and individuals of all ages. Originally from the UK, Jody has been living in Ibiza, Spain, for the last 8 years where she runs and manages a yoga studio. Jody is also president of a Sound and Movement association where she offers her time and services to a local residential hospital where she works with people with Alzheimer's and Dementia.

Jody started her Sound Therapy training with the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) back in 2006 and gained my qualification at National Diploma level two years later. This led to her desire to move further within the sound field, and she went on to gain a certificate in Mantra Therapy. Later, she also studied the practice of Holistic Voice Therapy. More recently, between 2014 & 2015, she spent a year studying with the College of Sound Healing, and she now holds a certificate as a Gong Practitioner. Jody knew from a young age that her calling was to offer help and support to people, and the world as a whole, and her path has led her to the courses and teachers that have enabled her to follow this calling. More about Jody here.

Meet Embodiment Facilitator - Nienke Pauw-Schipper

Nienke loves to embrace the flow of life, with its ups and downs, go with the flow and to follow her heart. After working in the Tech industry for 20 years, she decided to follow her heart and free up time in her life for her passion yoga. Yoga, with all it’s beautiful facets of the path of the 8 limbs of yoga, leading ultimately to Samadhi. She has done several teacher trainings (Vinyasa and Yin) and followed intensives and workshops all over the world.

She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. Over the past 10 years she has been walking the spiritual path, working with plant medicine, shamanism and tantra. She offers meditative relaxation-, integration and embodiment sessions through AromaTouch and Symphony of the Cells treatments. Her calling is to give back, share her stories and support others so they can walk their truth. Nienke hopes to inspire you with her love yoga, plant medicine tradition and essential oils. More about Nienke here.

Meet Breath Facilitator - Sven Kimenai

Sven is a highly curious adventurist who has spent years traversing the world, experimenting and challenging himself. After his psychobiology studies and working as a supplement developer, he went on a path of self-healing and exploration, venturing through his inner landscapes using science-based methods. He became a Wim Hof Method Instructor, a Breathwork Facilitator and started studying and working with psychedelics for transformational healing. He empathically empowers others to step out of their comfort zones and supports them on their inner journeys. Working with these tremendous tools, he aims to catalyze personal growth, insight & human connection. More about Sven here.

Meet Nutrition Alchemist - Erika Tangari

Erika Tangari is a young rebel in the food industry. She sees our world in need and acts upon it. Here there is no room for doubt. With immense know how of the science behind food, plus combining it with various world views on the subject she creates a revolutionary yet sustainable kitchen. She is getting on the barricade with her cook's knife in the hand, stating that the food innovation has to take place now in order to let the human species survive in relative harmony with the world it lives in.

In taste this doesn’t imply doing any concessions. You will without a doubt be mind-blown about the quality. The tastes are refined, intricate, poetic, undefinable yet familiar. It’s a journey eating her food. Every dish is one of a kind as she connects to the group, her restaurant audience or just one client. Before anything else she connects to her pure ingredients and where they came from. The source and specific way of working define the outcome.

Seeing her work, hearing her speak passionately, eating her food is similar to attending a magnificent performance. She is a star in the making. The flavours, the quality. The undeniable influence of the Italian cuisine, the Indian kitchen's essence and the finesse of the Japanese kitchen plus her own vision create a dance of pure beauty. More about Erika here.

May We Walk In Beauty.

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks inside awakens.” - Carl Jung
The Squared Circle: an alchemical symbol illustrating the interplay of the four elements of matter.


Alex // Fitness Entrepreneur // US

"Awaken the Medicine Within Retreat led by Natasja was honestly the most transformational and life change experience I have ever been a part of. She creates an environment of safety, security, and curiosity so that it’s very easy to let go of your ego and go deep within yourself to truly start the journey of who you really are."

Tomm // Entrepreneur // Ireland

“Natasja Pelgrom is a remarkably gifted and skilled guide and healer. On a basic human level, she is sensitive and intuitive and seems to have an ability to listen and understand people that’s pretty rare these days. She brings ancient wisdom and traditions to the ceremonies and workshops she holds. She has a powerful presence during the ceremony yet holds the space with a gentle, non-judgmental, friendly and down to earth attitude.

I have been amazed how she can hold each person story and be aware of what they need to work on at any moment, always knowing when we need guidance and when we need to work thru what comes up alone. Her work before and after each ceremony is equally important and she has helped me enormously both with preparation and integration. I am also impressed with how quickly and precisely she can get to the root of whatever is disturbing someone to help them identify it and work thru it.

What I like best is that despite her considerable gifts and skills she does not have a “spiritual ego” or fall into the trap of becoming a sort of guru or hold herself at a remove from clients, rather she reminds us that we are all human and have human frailties and with that she puts us at ease and allows us to explore both our vulnerabilities and strengths.”

Kim // Marketing Director // Netherlands

''I’m eternally grateful for the wonderful Otac medicine s and the loving support, guidance, intuition and care of Natasja. This sacred medicine has completely transformed my life in 6 months and empowered me to resolve deep unconscious layers in my bodies that have been affecting me on a day to day basis. The medicine enables you to become aware of your personal challenges (programs, beliefs etc.) at the heart of the core and helps you to transform from the inside out. It awakens your own power and strength, catalyzing your growth and helping you to remember who you truly are.''

Daniel // Entrepreneur // L.A.

"Most of us have intense emotional situations that come up, but sometimes we don't have the tools to work through it and we need help. With your retreat you located my deep beliefs and programs that created imbalance. With the work you assisted me with, I know now that everything I need is within me to heal myself. I notice I am making more friends now. I now recognise true synchronicity is a daily occurrence. My compassion and my confidence have soared. You are truly gifted, and I am most grateful for the work you do and how you have helped me on so many levels. I can now say I AM strong, I AM courageous, and I AM compassionate."

Alan // Enginere // U.K.

“Natasja's face spins into the maelstrom of purple geometric patterns. I lie back and in an instant it dawns on me how truly amazing life and all of creation is. We are part of an eternal loving and gentle spirit and I have been given this gift of life to cherish. The pain and pleasure are both there to define one another, and it is all perfect. I have that feeling when you wake from a nightmare and your realize it was just a bad dream and in fact it is all okay, just very intense. I begin to laugh uncontrollably, how silly I was not to have grasped it before. Around me I hear the song of angles. The sounds are passing through me like a comb combing through thick unwashed knotted hair. The sound is passing through my body, combing out the spiritual knots that have been there for so long. I can now release this sadness I have stored inside of me. I have been spiritually blind all my life and all I needed was to open up my eyes and the beauty was way beyond my imagination. This is my second ceremony with Natasja and it has opened up something in me that I subconsciously knew was missing. I had become trapped in way of living where I was not taking pleasure from the beauty all around me, and instead feeling like everything I did was because I had to do it, rather than because I get to do it. Working with Natasja has allowed me to break free and start on a new journey, and it is an exciting one.”

Míša // Nutrition Consultant // Czech Republic

"Lovely Natasja, there are probably no words to thank you for going through the treatment of Otac under your leadership and your sheltered space. Last night I let go of all my traumas, thanked them and left them in my consciousness that I did not want to live anymore. Then I gave up relaxed emotions, and the free space in my stomach began to fill with golden light. It enters every cell in my body, my heart was spreading to the whole universe, and everything was there. Then Gaia and the universe merged and I was born of their union. In all its power, humility, love, blessing, joy, and deep trust in your heart... OM Deep thanks....."

Michelle // Product Manager BI – Analytics // US

"Natasja helped free me from issues that were rooted as deep in my psyche as issues can be. During an hour and a half private Alignment session she cleared dysfunctional patterns and beliefs that’d I’d been carrying since childhood (and been working on resolving with very limited success for more than 15 years). Her heart is large, but she also doesn’t mess around. She has a diverse and unusual toolkit and powerful natural gifts, which together make an incredibly effective combination. She sees right to the heart of things, even things you yourself cannot see (or aren’t willing to look at). For anyone in the messy, difficult, amazing process of transforming who needs a helping hand, good news — the universe has sent you a powerful ally. Are you ready? ”

We hope to welcome you in our container of transformation...

''Deep within the human heart lies the desire to awaken the medicine within.'' Natasja Pelgrom


The facilitators are not doctors and therefore we do not give health or medical related advice or counsel directly to a potential participant. All information provided by potential participants is considered completely private and confidential and held in confidence by us when doing an intake. We use these sacred medicines in a ceremonial context and do not distribute or provide advice related to obtaining substances. The use and application of these medicines are at the attendee's decision, responsibility and risk. We reserve the right to use our discretion to refuse anyone that we deem to be unfit for these experiences.

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