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Leap into flight and discover your life from a vastly new perspective with an experienced and compassionate pair of trip sitters. Soar above your everyday consciousness to release what no longer serves you, and clear the space for an abundance of insight and embodied understanding.

Dive in deep within your soul and discover the world of hidden, unlimited resources already contained within you. Redefine and realign with your most natural self and your greater life purpose.

By changing your attitude towards the challenges you face, insights arise. Manifest in creative and novel ways moving forward in space and time. Expand your consciousness and flow into your infinite potential.

“Reality is only a Rorchasch ink-blot, you know” —Alan Watts

We are Los Angeles, California and NY/VT area based psychedelic trip sitters/facilitators/guides. We create a safe, comfortable, accepting, and non-judgmental space, in a framework of growth, trauma healing, and consciousness exploration for those who work with us.  We come to you at your location in Los Angeles or NY/VT.  We can help arrange travel to us from out of town, if desired.

We support your intention.

Read about us:
Vice Magazine, 2018  
Mel Magazine, 2021

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What We Do

Experience a psychedelic journey with 2 knowledgeable and experienced trip sitters that compassionately hold safe space for you.  Akasa Journeys is based in California and NY/VT. We are:

  • personally experienced with various psychedelics.
  • trained in various modalities including Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry, PSIP from the Psychedelic Somatic Institute, and are IFS and Polyvagal Theory informed.
  • familiar with numerous psychedelic sitting and space holding protocols
    • Leo Zeff, James Fadiman and traditional psychedelic study approaches
    • Psychedelic Somatic Interactional (PSIP),
    • Custom approach we design together with the traveler to suit the specific situation/goals/interests/intentions
  • supporting of your specific intention(s) for healing, growth, and/or consciousness exploration
  • creating the optimal set and setting for the individual experience
  • bringing a sense of ceremony to the experience
  • 2 sitters that hold safe & sacred space for you
    (male & female, as the psychedelic studies do)
  • staying with you for the duration of the journey (8 hours plus or minus)
  • following the well established protocol of talking you through any difficulties rather than trying to talk you down
  • working with psychedelic music playlists from the John Hopkins Psilocybin Study (Bill Richards), London Imperial College Study (Mendel Kaelen), East Forest, psychedelic music playlists of your own, or will work on a music playlist with you, if desired
  • including a pre-session meeting with you, the psychedelic traveler, within the 10 days before the journey, ideally the day before
  • including a post-session meeting with you, the psychedelic traveler, within the day(s) immediately following the journey, ideally the day after
  • keeping in touch during the first two weeks via e-mail, text and/or phone to help integrate and support your healing
  • well informed active members of the psychedelic community that includes both researchers, plant medicine facilitators and other very experienced fellow travelers on this path
  • providing resources and information for integration and deepening of your process on your own healing/exploration journey.  Healing takes time, courage, and commitment.
  • NOT providing or procuring  illegal substances, and offer this service to promote healing, safety, education, and harm reduction.  
  • aware that cannabis is a legal substance in California where we are based, though we don’t provide it.
  • Los Angeles, California and NY/VT based, other geographical locations by arrangement.  We can help arrange travel to us, if desired.

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“Terence McKenna pointed out that “the profundity of [hallucinogenic inebriation] and its potential for a positive feedback into the process of reorganizing the personality should have long ago made psychedelics an indispensable tool for psychotherapy.” ― Brad Burge, Manifesting Minds: A Review of Psychedelics in Science, Medicine, Sex, and Spirituality “It’s a very salutary thing …

Contact

Due to the sensitive nature of our work, email is the best way to reach us. Please tell us your interests, experience, goals and most importantly, your intentions for a psychedelic journey.

spirit@akasajourneys.com

Akasa means spirit in Hindu Tantrism.   Akasa also means the sky, the space, and/or the ether.   It represents the fifth element, from which the other four (earth, air, fire, and water) come from.  We see it as the big picture, a bird’s eye view of your life and all life, to better guide you in healing, growth, and deeper connection.

We are trip sitters, psychedelic guides and safe space holders.
We support your intentions.