Tandava Retreats are professionally guided wellness retreats focusing on the powerful psychedelic molecule known as 5-MeO-DMT (also known as Bufo Alvarius). These retreats allow you to explore the deepest realms of your innermost being, address behavioral habits that no longer serve you, and give you the freedom of life that you seek. We believe that no one should be a victim of their own mental patterning. 


Our retreats were created to give our participants the space to engage in deep introspective work in a luxurious setting while having the love and support of experienced practitioners to handle whatever issues may arise during your time with us. We draw upon both Eastern and Western medical philosophies as well as transformational frameworks to provide the safety and long-lasting change that our guests desire. From yoga and meditation to neurofeedback and modern scientific protocols, we are here to meet you with what you need in your own unique journey. 

About Tandava

The Journey

At a Tandava Retreat, you can expect to arrive at your custom-created multi-day retreat container that will promote lasting, positive change in your life. Our role is to offer a range of lenses through which you can experience this next step in your journey. In this world, there are many different paths through which one can find the stillness within, and your path is yours to choose. We are here to support you along the way.

You may find your journey is suited to the transcultural framework of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey or that the indigenous/shamanic approach with experienced practitioners from indigenous lineages is for you. Or perhaps your container is grounded in the yogic experience. Whatever your journey looks like, Tandava Retreat’s practitioners and integration specialists have the background to support you – ranging from the classic mystery schools to western psychotherapy. We will ensure the right guides are on hand for your retreat experience.

You are invited to take the next step in your journey with us.

What to expect from a


Everyone is on their own unique journey and travels their own path to surrender, which is why we create a container specifically designed for your processes.

Whether you’re joining us to refine and deepen your self-understanding, heal from traumas, or bring your true self into the light, our team has the tools to support you.


A Safe Container for You to Let Go of Control

We communicate before, during, and after your retreat to ensure the container you have for your entire experience is one where your boundaries are respected and you are safely held to take the next step on your individual journey.

Enhanced Satisfaction in Life

A 2019 European study reported that after a single session of 5-MeO-DMT, participants showed a marked sustained enhancement in satisfaction with life, mindfulness-related capacities, and a decrement of psychopathological symptoms.

Sustained Aftercare and Integration

The critical part of a successful 5-MeO-DMT experience is taking what is learned and integrating it into your daily life. We ensure you have that ability through our ongoing integration protocol where you work with your integration specialist for several weeks to get the most out of your experience with us.

Experienced and Learned Guides

Every Tandava Guide has been on their own psychedelic journey learning through both personal and academic experiences. They are trained to help create the right container for your experience and to keep you safe on your unique journey.

Our Centre

Tandava is located in beautiful and sunny Tepoztlan, Mexico in the state of Morelos. We are just a 90-minute scenic ride south of Mexico City airport. The weather is extremely pleasant and we are surrounded by large, dramatic mountain scenery that lovingly cradles the lush valley.


You can relax on poolside sun loungers in the afternoons and soak in the hot jacuzzi, or have a steam in our sauna in the evenings. Our property is set up to have communal space, as well as private nooks to reflect in peace. We are happy to accommodate your dietary needs and our menu is generally healthy and vegetarian. However, meat and fish can be served at your request.


Your private room will be waiting with a king-size bed, fresh towels, flowers, and greenery. WIFI is available throughout the property, complimentary laundry is handled for you, and there will be staff at your service around the clock.




The Process

We will begin your process several weeks before you arrive in Tepoztlan, with a thorough intake and screening process so we can ensure your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual safety at every step.



Then we start our preparatory process through Zoom calls and journaling, which enables us to tailor a unique container based on where you are in your journey, what your personal process will be, or how your personal process will unfold.



We utilize techniques ranging from classic yogic and Buddhist approaches to Western psychiatric and clinical practices combined with loving hospitality to ensure you will be held in every way at your individual retreat.



At our retreats, we will create a customized container for you. Some of the tools we use to do so are:

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5-MeO-DMT/ Bufo

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Kambo Session

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Optimized Diet

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Breath Work

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Sound Healing

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Shadow Work

The Retreat Leaders

At Tandava Retreats, Joel Brierre and Victoria Wueschner offer specialized retreats together focusing on 5-MeO-DMT. The two compliment each other by using different lenses to view and understand the experience, offering participants a solid understanding of what to expect before, during and after the journey. While Joel offers a Yogic approach, Victoria brings Joseph Campbells “Hero’s Journey” to the table. The two are passionate about offering transformative experiences to all that come to work with them.



Joels website:  itsallsource.com