Enfold — 5-MeO-DMT Retreats

A range of elevated experiences to help you transform, heal, and awaken.

Enfold offers elevated, safe, and sacred retreats in the privacy of our home on a small island outside of Vancouver BC.

We are world leaders in the safe and sacred use of 5-MeO-DMT. We also work with a number of other medicines as well as breathwork for those who prefer a substance-free experience. We work with individuals, couples, and groups.

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Release trauma, expand consciousness, and connect with purpose and meaning.

Common reasons people join us:
  • Mid-life transitions, rediscovering purpose, finding your “why”
  • Enhancing intimacy, relationships, and connection
  • Healing deeply held traumas that therapy can’t access
  • Connecting with “god” or a sense of deep universal consciousness
  • Discovering or deepening embodiment
  • Finding love for yourself

Less woo, more you.

Everyone is at a different point in their journey.

We meet people where they are and avoid any sort of specific religious or spiritual dogma. Our work combines modern science and ancient wisdom, with a foundation in buddhist philosophy, somatic therapies, breathwork, hot and cold treatment, and trauma-informed practices.

We believe this work to be deeply spiritual, but don’t feel the need to bring all sorts of cultural and spiritual abstractions to our retreats. We prefer a simple, clear, and minimalist approach to ceremony.

A couple hanging out at a fire pit during a 5-MeO-DMT retreat

An elevated guest experience

Enfold retreats are designed for those who recognize the importance of beautifully designed spaces and bringing intentionality to every moment. We believe that transformation is most accessible when you feel safe, comfortable, and cared for in every possible way.

You will feel yourself relax the moment you step onto the property. Our ceremony space is minimalist and beautifully curated. Our guest suites are comfortable, cozy and immaculately clean. The wood-burning sauna and cold plunge is a beautiful way to connect with the present moment, detox, and relax. We’re minutes walk from forest trails and the ocean.

Relax & Reset

Enfold retreats offer a number of ways to decompress and reset your nervous system.

  • Dopamine Reset — Our retreats are a device-free experience to reset your dopamine system and set new boundaries with technology
  • Hot/Cold Contrast Therapy — Enjoy our wood-burning sauna and filtered cold-plunge tub, cooled to  5C to ensure maximum healing benefits
  • No Caffeine — Part of the retreat preparation process is winding down caffeine use to help calm the nervous system. During retreat we serve delicious decaf coffee and teas. Many guests never go back.
  • Connect with Nature — Big ocean views, minutes walk to the beach and forest trails, and surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific North West.
Steve Rio and Austin, co-founders of Enfold 5-MeO-DMT retreat

Hosted in our home.

Enfold was co-founded by Steve and Austin, a husband and wife team that have been on The Path for decades. We’ve worked with various plant and animal medicines since the mid 90s and combined that work with deep spiritual enquiry, meditation, and inner exploration.

Our orientation to this work is rooted in Buddhist philosophy, a strong meditation practice, and the belief that everyone has the potential for healing and awakening if they commit themselves to The Path.

We’re in our mid-40s, and have raised a daughter (she’s 24 now) and have a number of spiritual children (of all ages) that we support and care for. We are grounded, considered, and live the life we promote.

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Convenience & Safety

We’re located on a small island outside of Vancouver, BC, Canada — 90 minutes from the airport including a short ferry ride through a beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You can reach the ferry via Uber and public transit. We’ll help you with logistics, local recommendations, and everything you need to make the trip smooth and effortless.

Location & Logistics

Delicious gluten-free vegan banana bread

Food is one of our love languages. Every dish, every sauce, is made from scratch. Meals are healthy and hearty and served with love. When possible, ingredients come from our own garden. Everything is prepared gluten-free and vegan, except when we serve a side of meat. We’re happy to accommodate a fully vegan diet or virtually any other dietary preferences. Our retreats are a culinary awakening experience. 

Looking for something custom?

We’re happy to work with you to design a custom experience for yourself or a group of two to ten people. We primarily work from our home retreat space but are available for remote experiences under the right conditions. We’d love to discuss what you’re looking for.

Retreat FAQs

Generally speaking, our retreats are for people who have done some amount of personal development and discovery work before arriving. This might be self-directed learning, therapy, coaching, workshops and retreats, meditation, etc.

If you’re considering a 5-MeO-DMT retreat, know that it is a very powerful experience. It’s not well suited for folks who are just beginning their self-discovery journey. That said, we work with many guests that have never done large-dose psychedelics before. Through the screening process we can help you determine if this medicine is a good fit for you. See our 5-MeO-DMT section for more details.

We will also screen out folks who have physical conditions that affect heart and lung performance, and folks on certain medications. If you’re on SSRIs, or anti-anxiety medications, that’s not necessarily a problem, however if you’re taking any MAOI’s, this medicine is not a safe choice.

We are also not set up to work with people who are dealing with serious instability in their lives. If you’re having trouble managing the basic functions of your life, we likely aren’t the best fit for you. That said, we work with many people dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and many other conditions.

Community | Integration | About Us

If you have questions, email jesse@enfold.org.

Yes, we’d love to connect!

Click here to book Discovery Call with someone from our team. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have. While the scheduling tool books the call for 15 minutes, we encourage you to block out 30 minutes. If we need a longer conversation after that, we’ll book another one.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our 5-MeO-DMT page, learn more about our Experiences, our Community (‘The Fold’), and our Integration resources.

5-MeO-DMT is a powerful medicine that is unique from other psychedelics. If you’re new to psychedelics, we encourage you to spend some time in our 5-MeO-DMT section to learn more. We offer a wide variety of resources, videos, and online courses to help you determine if this medicine is right for you.

Yes. Deposits are non-refundable except in very specific situations where we determine that our retreats aren’t a good fit for you (and only at the discretion of Enfold).

If something happens and you can’t make the date you register for, we’ll do our best to fill your spot and switch you to another date.

We reserve the right to cancel your reservation and return your refund if we decide it is unsafe or unsuitable for you to attend.

Review the information about the retreat you’re interested in to determine if it’s a good fit for you. If you’re unfamiliar with 5-MeO-DMT, learn more here.

If you’re feeling ready, you can reserve a spot in one of our retreats immediately. From there we’ll arrange a screening call to ensure your suitability. If we don’t feel like it’s a good fit, we’ll refund your deposit. Refunds are otherwise non-refundable.

If you’d prefer to speak with someone before committing to a retreat, book a Discovery call to get answers to any questions you have and ensure suitability.

If you have any questions, please email jesse@enfold.org.

We do our best to make our retreats accessible to people regardless of their financial means. Our scholarships are offered on a case-by-case basis when we have funds available.

More frequently, we offer payment plans to span the payments over 3-4 months.

If you’d like to apply for a financial aid, please email jesse@enfold.org and explain your situation.

Scholarships are prioritized for marginalized and underserved populations and people in urgent need of support.