Our team

Bénédicte Mannix

“Dream your life and live your dreams.”

                I am a  positive and enthusiastic person, forever in search of truth and happiness. I believe in the immense potential of human beings and that every person is beautiful. In more than 30 years travelling the world I have met many people from different cultures and have learned a lot from them. I realised long ago that what makes people happy, more than anything else, is to be free. Everybody has the power to achieve whatever goals they can imagine and my role as a therapist is to help people know themselves in order to achieve them. 

Holistic Therapist

  • Client-centered therapist having studied Rogerian therapy. My approach is humanistic and empathetic, emphasizing an unconditional positive regard of my clients.

  • Transgenerational therapist: all human beings are a part of a system, I have studied systemic therapy

  • Sophrologist believing that the body and mind are connected I have studied to be a practitioner helping people become more connected and conscious with themselves

  • Sophrology Teacher : Teaching at the SophroAcademy Specialist Programmes designated for certified Sophrologists = Anxiety, Depression and Phobia 

  • Specialised in the domain of childhood trauma. I am currently writing a book about how Sophrology can help people deal with the consequences of childhood trauma.

  • I have several years’ experience in Risk Reduction in various large festivals around the world. Also, being part of its creation in South Africa. Work which involves providing a supportive environment and specialized care designed to transform difficult psychedelic experiences into valuable learning opportunities, and even potentially offer healing and growth. In turn, the work reduces the number of drug-related hospitalizations and arrests. BOOM Festival / Afrika Burn / Earth Dance / Origins

  • I am a psilocybin facilitator. My 30 years of experience with psychedelics and the witnessing of others’ experiences have proven to me their benefits. I am so grateful for having facilitated groups and individuals using psilocybin, and seen the magical results.

  • I am a psychedelic integration therapist. Integration is one of the most important parts of the psychedelic journey. It gives a space to bring forth insights gained during the altered state of consciousness to our normal state. 

My Core Values

  • Gratitude and Humility: This is what I want to nourish, as I start this company.

  • Freedom: For me, this is the key to happiness.

  • Sincerity and Honesty: It all starts with yourself.

  • Self-awareness: This is the capacity to always get a chance to better ourselves.

  • Respect and Empathy: It is important to try to understand each other and accept our differences. Empathy is vital in my work as it allows me to connect with my clients.

  • Peace and Love: This is what I aspire for myself and all. My drive to do the work I do lies in this core value.

Navlett Edwards

“As women we all have different situations to deal with but at the end of the day when we overcome the trials, we become Stronger”

                Through these retreats, I hope to share my wisdom and many life experiences with others. Resilience is the word that resonates most with me.
                I am eager to allow you to discover the food and culture of my country. Cooking is my passion, so I will always ensure that every meal is enjoyable and delicious.
                I am a great facilitator as I love taking care of others and making sure their space is safe and well kept. I’m funny, good-hearted and will be a very good friend to you.
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Garel Wray

“You can’t regret the things you do, only the things you don’t try.”

                For the past 15 years living in the US, I have been on a path to understanding what it means to live and not just exist. Helping others in different ways has always been a passion of mine. Advising friends with their issues, offering a listening ear or just being present when someone needed assistance with a project. Whatever the task may be, I always felt right being able to help others with my natural talent.

                My first experience with Psychedelics, specifically Psilocybin and Lysergic Acid was back in 2013. Prior to embarking on my journey, I spent a vast amount of time gathering research on various types like Psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, Peyote and DMT. I always believed these substances had some critical role to play in the evolution of the human mind and soul. As the indigenous cultures began fading so did the truth about these magical self-healing substances. Having over a decade of experience with them I have come to the conclusion that with the right facilitation and setting they can be used to help with a multitude of ailments without having to take a full meal of pills.

                I deeply believe my purpose in life is to help as many people as I possibly can. By using alternative methods not accustomed to the western civilization, I can start showing people how to heal all aspects of their lives from within. A number of things contribute to why we get sick in first place and if we were to start changing our diets, exercise more and listening to more music with positive vibrations. My goal is to be very present and in the moment for people because that is all some of us really need at times. All it takes is making a conscious effort to healing yourself and the path to letting go of suppressed trauma will commence.


“May we continue to learn and grow through our life experiences to find peace and allow the graceful flow of abundance to bloom in”

Through these retreats, and as your facilitator, I am selflessly available to assist along your journey and healing.
I believe we are all connected, and in a different way you are also my facilitator, connected through this experience.

I believe with the help of psilocybin we are able to gain true insight of ourselves with the absence of our ego and conditioning from our past experiences

Once we have the discipline to do our work, seek truth we allow the graceful flow of abundance to bloom in our lives.

My passion includes dancing, art, cooking, listening to gurus and adventure.

May we continue to learn and grow through our life experiences to find peace and allow the graceful flow of abundance to bloom in our lives.