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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of retreats does B∙M∙S Healing offer?

B∙M∙S Healing Retreats specialize in holistic and transformative retreat experiences. Our offerings include nature therapy, mindfulness and meditation activities, personal development workshops, plant-assisted healing ceremonies, and more. Each retreat is thoughtfully designed to provide a unique journey towards self-discovery, and profound healing of the body, mind and soul.

How do I register for a retreat?

To register, simply navigate to the Retreat Schedule section of our website. Choose the retreat that resonates with you, and click on the "Book Now" button to send us a retreat inquiry email. We will be in touch to walk you through the registration process and secure your spot.

What is the deposit requirement, and is it refundable?

A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation. The amount will be outlined in the registration email once you contact us. The deposit contributes to the initial planning and arrangements for your retreat experience.

Are payment plans available?

Yes, we offer payment plans to make the retreat experience more accessible. Details about available payment plans, including deposit amounts and installment schedules, can be found on the Pricing page.

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is outlined in detail on our Terms and Conditions page. Please review this information when considering registration, and feel free to reach out to us with any specific concerns.

Is there a limit to the number of participants for each retreat?

Yes, there is a limit of 8 participants for each retreat to ensure a personalized and intimate experience. It's recommended to book early to secure your spot.

What does "off-grid" mean in the context of your retreat?

At our off-grid retreats, we operate independently of public utilities and infrastructure. This means we generate our own power through solar panels, source water sustainably, and prioritize eco-friendly practices to minimize our environmental impact.

What is the community atmosphere like during the retreat?

Our retreats encourage a sense of community, camaraderie, and mutual support. Participants often form connections that extend beyond the retreat. We create a safe and non-judgemental space where individuals can share their authentic journeys and insights.

Do I need prior experience with plant medicine or other healing practices?

No prior skills or experience are required. Our retreats are designed to be suitable for individuals at all levels of experience. Facilitators provide guidance, and activities are adapted to accommodate various backgrounds and comfort levels.

Are your retreats suitable for individuals with specific spiritual or religious beliefs?

Absolutely. Our retreats are inclusive and respect diverse spiritual and religious backgrounds. We celebrate the richness of various paths and provide a supportive space for individuals to integrate their own beliefs into the transformative experience.

How do I know if a specific retreat or private ceremony is suitable for me?

We provide detailed descriptions of our retreats and private ceremonies on the Activities & Workshops and Private Ceremonies pages. Additionally, our team is available to answer any questions and help you find the perfect fit based on your needs and intentions.

How do I prepare for a retreat?

We provide a detailed preparation guide a few weeks before your retreat date. This guide includes information on setting intentions, dietary recommendations, mental preparation, and more. Preparation is a key part of optimizing your retreat experience.

Can I attend with a friend or partner?

Absolutely! Many participants attend with friends, partners, or family members. We encourage connections and shared experiences. Contact us if you have specific accommodation preferences for shared rooms.

Can I participate if I have physical limitations or health concerns?

We strive to create an inclusive environment, but it's crucial to inform us of any physical limitations or health concerns before registering. Our team will assess whether accommodations can be made to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for you.

Is there a dress code during the retreat?

Comfort is key. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement. Bring extra layers for nature immersion days. You will find a comprehensive list of what to bring in our preparation guide when you register for a retreat.

Are there opportunities for personal downtime during the retreat?

Yes, our retreat schedules include free time for personal reflection and relaxation. Use this time to explore nature, engage in personal practices, or simply rest.

Are there guidelines for participation in ceremonies or workshops?

Yes, guidelines for respectful participation will be shared at the beginning of the retreat. This ensures a shared understanding of communal practices.

Can I opt-out of specific workshops or ceremonies if I feel uncomfortable?

Yes, participation is voluntary. If you feel uncomfortable, you have the option to sit out certain activities. Communicate your preferences with facilitators.

How are meals structured during the retreat?

Meals are structured to provide a balanced and wholesome experience, aligning with the overall wellness focus of our retreats. Our culinary team prepares light and delicious meals, often emphasizing local and seasonal ingredients.

How do you handle dietary restrictions and food allergies?

We take dietary restrictions and food allergies seriously. Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or have specific allergies, our culinary team strives to accommodate your needs. When filling out our health intake form, please provide information about your dietary needs. Our preparation guide will also offer guidance on important dietary considerations.

Do you offer private retreats or personalized experiences?

Yes, we offer private retreats for individuals, couples, or small groups seeking a more personalized experience. Contact us to discuss your specific needs, and we can tailor a retreat to align with your intentions.

What is the role of ceremony in your retreats?

Ceremonies, such as plant-assisted healing journeys, are integral to our retreat experiences. Rooted in indigenous traditions and guided by experienced facilitators, these ceremonies provide a unique opportunity for participants to explore the depths of their consciousness and tap into the healing power of sacred plants. Our approach emphasizes safety, respect, and reverence for the plant spirits, creating a supportive environment for personal growth and spiritual exploration. Detailed information about ceremonies, including preparation and integration, is provided in our preparation guide.

How do you ensure participant safety during plant-assisted ceremonies?

Safety is our top priority. Our facilitators are experienced in holding ceremonial space, and our retreat venue is equipped with trained staff and safety measures. We provide guidance on how to navigate the experiences during ceremonies for a secure and supportive environment.

What if I experience emotional discomfort during the retreat?

Our facilitators are trained to provide support for mental and emotional well-being. If you encounter challenges, reach out to a facilitator who can guide you through the integration process. Emotional discomfort is a common part of transformative journeys, and our team is here to assist.

What kind of mindset is beneficial for participants?

Qualities such as openness, resilience, a sense of adventure, and a commitment to personal growth contribute to a positive retreat experience. Participants who embrace the journey with authenticity and a willingness to do some inner work tend to derive the most benefit.

Why are electronic devices not permitted during the retreat?

B∙M∙S Healing Retreats embrace a digital detox philosophy to foster a deeper connection with oneself and the retreat community. Disconnecting from electronic devices enhances the immersive experience and encourages participants to be fully present in their transformative inner-journey.

How can I communicate in case of emergencies or important matters?

In case of emergencies, our retreat staff will provide appropriate communication channels. Participants are encouraged to share emergency contact information during registration, ensuring that essential communications can be facilitated.

Are there opportunities for volunteering or working at B∙M∙S Healing Retreats?

We often have opportunities for volunteers, service exchanges or staff positions. If you're interested, reach out to us with your skills, interests, and availability, and we'll explore potential opportunities together.

Feel free to reach out if you have additional questions or need further clarification on any aspect of our retreats.

We look forward to welcoming you in our healing space!

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