Enchanted Woodland Retreat

mushrooms nature nature connection mycology retreat
Hosted by The Psychedelic Society
Activity Ecology & Nature Connection
Enquiries to carly@psychedelicsociety.org.uk
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Wander with us into the enchanted woodland, where the forest floor comes alive with the hum of unseen magic…



Together we will embark on a 5 day journey, delving into the wondrous realm of the mycelial world and immersing ourselves in the captivating woodland setting of Cae Mabon in Snowdonia, where nature's magic awaits. 


Experience the fungal realm in all its glory by getting up close and personal with the many mushroom species that grow in the woods. Forge an intimate bond with the mystical Amanita Muscaria mushroom, uncovering its hidden secrets in a safe and nurturing environment. 


Let the natural world guide you as you rediscover the connection between your soul and the earth.



We've carefully selected the dates for our retreat to coincide with the peak of mushroom fruiting season, so we can increase our chances of encountering the magnificent Amanita Muscaria in its natural habitat. 


Let us venture forth with hopeful hearts and open minds, and embrace the enchantment that awaits us in the forest.



Together we will


🍄 Journey into the forest to forage and uncover the hidden treasures of the earth, and meet the infamous Amanita Muscaria


🌿 Learn of the ancient wisdom of Amanita, as we delve into her rich history of use in sacred rituals, ceremonies, and medicinal practices


🍄 Gather for Sacred  Ceremonies in Cae Mabon’s thatched Celtic Roundhouse


🌿 Learn the process of Amanita tincture and oil making, resulting in a full size tincture and oil to take home


🍄 Explore a variety of safe and effective ways to experience the mystical properties of the Amanita Muscaria


🌿 Embark on nature hikes, go wild swimming and come together around the warmth of the fireside, as we share songs, stories, and laughter in the heart of the forest


🍄 Lose ourselves in the enchanting rhythm of the forest, as we dance in harmony with the woodland mushroom spirit


🌿 Experience daily meditations, breath work, drumming circles, yoga and more


🍄 Meet like-minded human beings and nature lovers in a magical setting that will ignite your soul and uplift your spirit



What's Included?


4 nights accommodation and all activities, ceremonies, hot tub access and meals are included in the price of your ticket. 

You will need to arrange your own transport to/from the retreat center. Bangor is the nearest railway station. We will connect our group ahead of time to arrange ride shares.

Cae Mabon's in-house catering will provide our seasonal and nutritionally balanced meals with locally sourced produce. Our friends in the next valley, at Tyddyn Teg Organic Cooperative and Pandy Farm supply us with fresh “earth to table” produce. We prefer to cook vegan/plant based and vegetarian and can accommodate most dietary requirements, with advanced notice.    

In the Autumn, we provide nourishing porridge on the breakfast bar and we love to cook soups, stews and roasted veg. We are also blessed with an abundance of fungi in our woodland, which we will respectfully harvest and prepare fresh as part of the autumn menu.





The Cae Mabon Eco-Retreat Centre rests in an oak forest clearing, by a rushing river and serene lake, at the foot of Snowdon. At its heart is a thatched Celtic Roundhouse, home to many convivial evenings of fireside story and song. Circling this hub-hearth is a family of seven elegant dwellings made from strawbales, cedar logs, cob, stone, thatch, turf, timber and hempcrete. A renovated barn contains a fully equipped kitchen and a large room to eat and meet. There is a composting loo, washroom, thatched shower hut and luxurious hot tub, a magical tree nest and riverside play and ceremony area.

For important information about your stay at Cae Mabon, check out: Cae Mabon - about your visit



Low-Income and Payment Plans

We want to ensure this event is accessible to all, so have reserved two bursary spaces at the discounted price of £600.  If you are struggling to meet the ticket price please write to carly@psychedelicsociety.org.uk with details of your financial situation. We will review and consider your request for a bursary ticket and respond within 2 weeks.

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Please note that this retreat should not be considered as a replacement for personal therapy. Our facilitators are skilled and experienced in coaching, nature connection and other therapeutic modalities, but there will not be any trained psychotherapists or medical staff onsite. If you are experiencing any significant challenges with your mental or physical health, we strongly recommend you seek support from a qualified professional. 



Carly Birch

Carly is a facilitator, event curator and co-director of the Psychedelic Society. She holds a reverence for the transformative potential of immersive retreats, and crafts events designed to cultivate a deeper connection with ourselves, each other and the natural world. 

An advocate for the safe and therapeutic use of psychedelics, Carly is certified in Transpersonal Coaching Psychology and is in the final stages of accreditation with VITAL, studying Psychedelic Therapy and Integration. Aiding her experience in creating transformative passages through expanded states of consciousness.

Beyond her work with the Psychedelic Society and her ongoing studies, Carly is a certified kuala tantra yoga teacher and works with Heroic Hearts Project UK, supporting ayahuasca retreats for veterans and law enforcement workers. Pre pandemic, she was living and working at a plant medicine retreat center in Ecuador, managing the retreats and center, and assisting in ceremonies.

Lawrence Joye

Lawrence Joye is a dedicated facilitator, developmental coach, and retreat host with a passion for supporting personal and communal transformation. 

He is an internationally accredited Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Communication. Following his two years of intensive training and development with The Coaching Room in Australia, he gained further experience as a coach and facilitator with YES& Conscious Leadership between 2020 and 2023. 

Inspired by a life-changing initiate program with the Mankind Project, Lawrence has spent the past 3 years passionately developing the Menspedition men's work community. Through various events, workshops and retreats, he seeks to create spaces where men can explore and grow into themselves, and connect authentically with others. 

Lawrence has also been a registered facilitator of The Work That Reconnects since 2021 and since then has been offering workshops and retreats with this profound and powerful body of work. 

Lawrence’s mission is to create a world of beauty, joy, and truth by offering the gift of his hands and heart, and by meeting each moment with openness, acceptance, and love.

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