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A Canadian company is launching a luxury psychedelic retreat with private cabins, psilocybin, and cannabis

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  • Dimensions Algonquin Highlands will begin welcoming its first guests in July.

  • The property will have private cabins, on-site activities, and psychedelic-based ceremonies.

  • The psychedelic wellness market has recently skyrocketed in popularity.

Luxury travel no longer exclusively means first class flights, hotel suites with hot tubs, and private butlers. It now means cannabis, cacao, and psilocybin.

Singapore Airlines A380 first class suite.
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Over the past few years, the psychedelic wellness market has skyrocketed in popularity.

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In 2020, analysts predicted that the market could exceed over $100 billion. And now, startups, investors, and even universities are scrambling to enter the increasingly accepted psychedelic health treatment industry.

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The Dimensions team was first inspired to put a luxurious spin on psychedelic retreats because some people “don’t want to go to Peru and put a yoga mat on a dirt floor,” Christopher Dawson, the cofounder and CEO of Dimensions, told Insider in an email interview.

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At Dimensions Algonquin Highlands, you probably won’t be finding any “yoga marts on dirt floors.”

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Instead, Dimensions calls the upcoming Canada location a “psychedelic healing retreat,” according to a press release.

The property — located about a three hour drive from Toronto — will have 17 modern 450-square-foot cabins with views of nature, a dining building for high-end meals, and a spa.

In line with Dimension’s holistic approach to wellness, there will also be what it calls a meditation maze, scent garden, and access to outdoor activities like hiking and cross-country skiing depending on the season.

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All of these amenities probably make Dimensions Algonquin Highlands sound like the average luxury resort.

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But unlike the typical getaway, Dimensions’ guests will have access to psychedelic therapists and ceremonies led by “Plant Elders” who will assist with “personal healing work” and music, according to the press release.

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Dimensions’ program is segmented into three sections: preparation, the actual psychedelic retreat, and “post-retreat integration.”

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It’s no ayahuasca getaway in a totally remote destination, but the ceremonies will still “create new experiences that begin to change the brain and nervous system, and develop a new mental program of how [participants] see themselves and the world,” Dawson said.

To Read The Rest Of This Article By Brittany Chang on Business Insider

Published: August 01, 2022

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