California’s first ever experiential five-day cannabis retreat is coming to Ojai in June, where guests will have the opportunity to try activities like drum circles, sound baths, psychedelic black light yoga and cannabis tasting pairings. The organisers say that participants will learn about the plants and themselves, eat gourmet cannabis-infused meals and experience cacao and plant medicine evening ceremonies.
“This is not just a smoke weed and do yoga type of retreat.” says Sari Gabbay, creator of Cannabis Retreats. “We are creating the ultimate experience using cannabis and other mood-enhancing, mind-expanding plant medicines, that will bliss you out, expand your mind and teach you more about yourself and how to use the plants as an added benefit and healing aspect to your life.”
The food will be primarily organic, and will be catered by the company GrassFed, which specialises in pop-up cannabis social dining experiences. Culinary master chef, Lauren Unger, infuses her farm-to-table style cooking with cannabis and reiki energy. Her aim is to assist in the opening of chakras, so guests can begin to naturally heal their bodies.
Other activities throughout the five days include yoga, meditation, creative visionary workshops, canvas painting, hiking, exploring nature and dance parties. In addition to the experiential side of things, there will be a significant emphasis on education through two panels featuring experts in the industry.
“Cannabis and my DNA” will examine how cannabis is actually part of our physical makeup through our e.cannabinoid system, and will explain the healing connection between plant and human. The second panel,“The Science of Intimacy,” features cannabis relationship coach, Molly Peckler, and cannabis sexuality educator, Ashley Manta.
The retreat takes place from 22-26 June. For further information, see www.cannablissretreats.com