Cultivating Joy: A Ketamine-assisted Urban Mindfulness Retreat

Nushama Wellness Center - Madison Avenue, New York NY 10022

This is a supportive and structured retreat that includes two group zoom sessions and an all-day in person experience. The retreat will be facilitated by Relationship Resources in partnership with Nushama Wellness Center located in Midtown, New York City. We are a staff of licensed and highly-experienced professionals.  Retreat participation is by application only.


Medical Interview: $350

Dr. Steven Radowitz, Chief Medical Officer of Nushama, will be helping the participants through their medical intakes

Urban Retreat Tuition: $1000

This is a small group model retreat with 8 participants. We take great care in the enrollment process. Safety is our top priority while making sure every individual that will attend has the capacity to be in a group setting and to experience Ketamine in a safe and constructive manner. This retreat is not a residential treatment setting and is not meant for people suffering from an acute mental health crisis.

The structure of the retreat  is designed for individuals who are ready to step into realms of  deep connection and personal development within a group setting. Participants who have skillful means to navigate non-ordinary states of consciousness and the capacity for depth work in a group setting are invited to apply for this retreat. No experience with psychedelic medicines, or Ketamine,  is necessary for admission. All applicants will be interviewed by phone to determine if this retreat is a good fit.

Combining Ketamine with mindfulness and meditation practices can be a jump start to a more conscious and purposeful life. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a world renowned author, speaker, and mindfulness teacher, likes to say “there is more right with you, than wrong with you”.  At out retreats we use guided practices to bring individuals home to their inner intelligence. Regardless of what is unfolding  moment to moment, we each have the innate capacity and inner wisdom to choose to be present and to practice compassion and kindness with ourselves and with each other. Together they can open the door to cultivating joy!

Steps to Join
Step 1: Apply to the retreat.

Applicants will have a 20 minute screening call with Relationship Resources, Jayne Gumpel and David Gumpel, to determine if this is the right retreat for you. You will be asked to complete the application form before the interview.  If the screening call determines that the retreat is appropriate, instructions for scheduling the medical interview with Nushama will be shared.

Step 2: Complete the medical interview.

Provided by a Nushama medical professional, the medical interview will educate you about the effects of Ketamine and the impact this may have for your life. The fee is $350. If you receive approval from the medical visit you will be asked to complete your payment for the retreat.

Step 3: Preparation with retreat staff.

A preparation session on Zoom will be held Friday, April 21 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. All participants must attend since this meeting is the start of the retreat. The preparation meeting is a time for introductions and questions regarding the all day in person program. Please note, a required group zoom session will also be held the following Monday April 24, for integration and sharing.

Step 4: Complete retreat documentation.

Participants are provide with an informed consent document which should be read carefully and signed.  In addition, participants are asked to sign a confidentiality agreement that addresses our request to hold the names/identities of other participants as confidential.  

Retreat Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - *Required Group Zoom

Sunday,April 23, 2023

9:00 AM - Arrival and Medical Check-in

9:30 AM - Morning Program and Practice

10:30 PM - Meeting the Medicine Session

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - On-site Catered Lunch

1:30 PM - Afternoon Program

3:00 PM - Afternoon Break

3:30 PM - Vision Plan

5:00 PM - End of Day

Monday, April 24, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - *Required Group Zoom Meeting

*Please note schedule is subject to change

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David Gumpel
Jayne Gumpel
Steven Radowitz