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

Your Journey of Spiritual Alchemy

Awaken the Medicine Within - Five Week Alchemical Journey with Virtual Prep & Integration Program and An In-Person Immersive

The Medicine Within, is calling you to consciously step into your Spiritual alchemy journey to discovering all of Oneself. It invites you on the path of uncovering the Truth. The Truth about the Soul, Cosmos, and Nature. Your Spiritual alchemy journey is about letting go off one’s redundant qualities. It is about embracing one’s highest self. The ancient art of alchemy was the search for spirit in matter. In modern life, it is a way of deepening your own relationship with the sacred dimension of life.

Alchemy’s greatest achievement is to create a relationship between our inner world and our outer world. While physical alchemy deals with altering and transforming the properties in the physical world, spiritual alchemy is connected with freeing your spiritual self from your fears, limiting beliefs systems, and lack of self-acceptance.

Alchemy is the art of transformation, inner liberation, and change.
“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 alchemical 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 compassionate manner.

The Immersive Journey will unfold with Sound healing, Therapeutic breath work, Cacao Ceremony, Yoga, Limiting Belief work, Shamanic Healing, and Sacred Toad 5-MeO-DMT Medicine and/or Psilocybin 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 designed this unique program, that aims 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 therapeutic holistic healing modalities and ancient technology. They serve from the broad range of wisdom traditions, hold a container of depth, 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

The Alchemical Offering

∞ DIVINE MEDICINE - Whether you know it or not, this Bufo Alvarius 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.

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.

∞ EARTH MEDICINE - You are invite to connect with the totality of you with the Spirit of Psilocybin. Psilocybin is the Entheogen that we can work with during our 5-day set-up. Psilocybin is the substance found in magic Mushrooms and Truffles that have show to support your on going growth and healing.

Their impact on culture has literally spanned human history. From the earliest cave paintings, shamanic traditions to modern religion, these fungi have helped to shape parts of our consciousness. Magic mushrooms and Psilocybin Truffles are non-toxic and have even been found to encourage neurogenesis (the growth of new brain cells.) We are inviting you to an opportunity to expose you to the wonders of this medicine as an assistant to your life journey and as a tool for the exploration of your Soul, Body, and Mind.

∞ HEART MEDICINE - We 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 such as Transformational, Holotropic or Circular Breathing, 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.

∞ EMBODIMENT MEDICINE - To help open your body to explore, integrate and express the masculine and feminine aspects of yourself, we will use Yoga or Qigong. 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


Ibiza // Netherlands // Portugal

Awaken the Medicine Within - Five Week Alchemical Journey with Virtual Prep & Integration Program and An In-Person Immersive

  • In-Person Immersive includes:
  • Four Nights and Five Days Shared Accommodation
  • Multiple Sacred Medicine Ceremonies
  • Belief Work & Shamanic Journeying
  • Sacred Songs for Physical, Mental, Energetic and Spiritual balance
  • Sacred Plant Baths, Custom-Blended to Support Your Intention
  • Group Breathwork & Sound-bath Integration
  • Cacao Integration Ceremony
  • Yoga, Meditation + Sharing circles
  • Personal and Group Integration Coaching
  • Journaling, Silent Walks & Wellness Experience
  • Multiple Virtual Preparation and Integration Group Sessions
  • 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
  • NOT Included Airfare and PCR testing.

This is a very powerful spiritual experience and is not for everyone. To ensure a high quality experience we limit the size of our group of 10 participants and hold firm standard for dietary, drug and lifestyle protocols prior and post retreat.

2021 Available Dates & Medicine Offering

  • August Private Group Retreat - Portugal
  • Sacred Toad 5-MeO-DMT Medicine Retreat - 1st - 5th September - Portugal
  • Sacred Toad 5-MeO-DMT Medicine Retreat - 3rd - 7th November - Portugal
  • 2022 Dates To Be Announced!
  • 2022 Women's Psilocybin Medicine Retreat

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

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.

We believe in the Practices of Generosity and Gratitude. The practices of generosity and gratitude are considered foundations on which to build a good life in many of the world’s wisdom traditions. Generosity practice need not always be monetary. Daily generosity might include a gentle smile and a kind word for someone in need, a long enfolding hug for a suffering friend, truly listening to someone’s story, or volunteering to help. And, of course, financial generosity is crucial to building a caring society based on the flow of our love and resources. Many wisdom tradition encourage acts of generosity. The practice of giving is universally recognised as one of the most basic human virtues, a quality that testifies to the depth of one’s humanity. We therefore hope to inspire those that can to step into the act of contribution and donate towards our scholarship initiative. For those that want to apply for Payment Plan, Financial Assistance or want to become a Volunteering Ally please read here.

Private & Tailor-made retreats

Tailor-made Awaken The Medicine Within retreats are a bespoke experience, the ultimate in a private retreat where you can have your comforts and have a deep transformative space with friends, family and/or kindred spirits, infused with ritual, ceremony and holistic healing practices. With many years experience of running our signature retreats, the team can confidently tailor the itinerary to suit the needs, learning, commitment, growth and desires of your group.

  • Benefits of a tailored experience:
  • A retreat at a time when you want it
  • Set at a location that inspires you
  • A tailored timetable for ceremonie, activities and relaxation
  • Be surrounded by those special to you
  • Practices perfectly fitting your requirements, and group needs
Meet Natasja Pelgrom, Founder Awaken the Medicine Within Retreat & Program

Your Personal Guides

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, and has facilitated 500+ Sacred Medicine Journeys. 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, Shamanism, Reiki, ThetaHealing®, emotional freedom techniques (EFT), and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). 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 our Divine connection.

In her search to understand the truth about the Soul, Cosmos, Nature and her personal visions she explored alchemical teachings, like the ancient Sephardic Kabbalah dream and intent work, the Feminine gems of Intuitive in Sacred Geometry, Female Taoist Masters, Mary Magdalena Sacred teachings, the Human Energy System, Energy Fields around the Body and Earth, the Sacred Geometry of the Human Lightbody, Programming and Creating (surrogate) Mer-Ka-Ba, and Healing from the Prana Sphere. She is highly influenced by the Lakota, Kogi, The Seri or Comcaac, Mazatec, and Pagan traditions. In her rituals and ceremonies you may experience a neo-shamanic approach to the space and use of the elements, while maintaining a reverence for the traditions and acknowledging its Elders and teachers.

Till today she continues to be a student of the Sacred Wisdom and Ancient Mystery School teachings from the Hopi and American Indian tradition, her Elders and teachers are Grandmother Medicine Song and Wisdom Singer. Curious to hear Natasja's own voice and stories, listen here to interviews with her on the Third Wave and/or here with Isra Garcia on Disrupt Everything.

Meet Lorraine, Sacred Medicine Women

Lorraine Glatigny, is a Western healer who began her work with traditional medicine Shipibo in 2008. In her first apprenticeship year she did a one year of learning diet, as it is traditionally done in the Amazon. She was given a Western plant, which allowed her to reconnect with the medicinal plants of Europe and thus create a bridge between Amazonian medicine and the lost knowledge of our grandmothers of Europe.

She learned from Mesta Niwe Western man, Panshin Beka and Justina “Muraya” women, a title given to the most advanced level of Shipibo medicine, with whom she performed several diets and long stay in the Amazon rainforest. Through the diet these women have passed on their knowledge of how to enter into direct energetic relationship with plants and treat patients by singing sacred songs which work directly on energy. She spent several months with various traditional Filipino healers who passed on her the oldest practice of healing, the "Hilot", therapeutic massage.

She also learned from the Queeros, the last Peruvian Andes descend from the Incas. She lived among the Tao't Batu (people of the rock) in the Philippines, one of the few tribes isolated from the rest of the country, where her integration was possible because they recognized her as healers.

As part of her initiation into shamanism, she realized that she needed to deepen her connection with her divine feminine, in order to understand what constitutes the essence of feminine nature, and to find the "wild" woman within her. Her exploration of the feminine energy with the guardians of the divine feminine, drive her today to share this knowledge with westerners women in order to help them to listen to their body and femininity. Want to listen, feel and learn more about Lorraine, listen to The Awaken Podcast where Natasja and Lorraine talk about Amazonian Sacred Teachings, Traditional Plant Medicines and Psychedelics Facilitation. Here Spotify link or Apple Podcast.

Meet Mela, Breath & Ceremony Facilitator

Mela Mariposa, is a breathwork facilitator, spirit coach and cacao mama, she loves sharing her passion in rituals and ceremonies. The main focus in Mela's work is to accompany her clients/groups into a state of presence and into their heart space, where transformation can take place. She loves working with people who want to develop their potential and fulfil their dreams, people who are ready to go deep and want to dissolve old patterns and habits

Mela has a huge background knowledge, she worked for over 12 years as a nurse in psychiatric clinics, she is a holistic nutritionist and spent years studying the science and practise of traditional yoga. She has lived, trained and taught in various communities in Asia and Europe. Nowadays she integrates shamanic work, western therapeutic elements and elements from traditional Yoga & Tantra. Her Cacao Rituals are a blend of everything she does, focusing on the power of intention and connection. She has a deep passion for this sacred medicine and loves sharing it with joy, depth, playfulness and meaning. She works intuitively with every group, means no ritual is ever the same.

May We Walk In Beauty.

The Awaken Podcast

Curious about topics around sacred plant medicines, psychedelics, wisdom traditions, ascension, and day to day personal development practice. Listen to The Awaken Podcast with Natasja Pelgrom.

In each episode, Natasja and her guests dive deep into the exploration of consciousness. You will hear heart-opening conversations and inspiring interviews with leaders from all over the world.

The Awaken Podcast also provides a series called “Women in Psychedelics”. This podcast series does an amazing job of telling the stories of fascinating women who are currently making an impact within the psychedelic and plant healing movement.

Get ready to, crack your brain, open your heart, and be positively entertained!

“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.


See what these folks have to say about Awaken The Medicine Within retreats!

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 no 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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