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Leap into flight and discover your life from a vastly new perspective with experienced and compassionate tripsitters. There is so much to discover, feel, embody, release and integrate. We support your intention and your process.  All of you is welcome here, your joy and your sadness, your pleasure and your pain.  

Psychedelics can be quite helpful to us on our individual journeys, whether working with our traumas/issues or consciousness exploration. Essentially, psychedelics open a door that often has been long closed—to a stairway—and clear some space for more things to come through over time. A big part of the journey is coming to terms with the underlying feelings and unconscious beliefs we hold about ourselves, most often derived from early attachment wounds, developmental trauma, abuse, and related life experiences that are at the root of our personality, triggers, and drives.  

Psychedelics can help us get in touch with these deep issues and begin the process of “feeling is healing” our way through them.  At Akasa Journeys, we bring compassion,  support, and gentle care to these tender parts of ourselves that need to be seen, held, and felt in non-judgemental, accepting, and safe ways that are not overwhelming.  

Consider that the overly hyped “mystical experience” is a resource, a powerful resource to be sure, but not necessarily a “cure” or resolution of our traumas/issues. We still have to do the work of facing our issues that psychedelics show us so reliably. 

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

We are Los Angeles, California, area based psychedelic tripsitters/facilitators/guides. We create a safe, comfortable, accepting, and non-judgmental space, in a framework of growth, trauma informed healing, and consciousness exploration for those who work with us.  We come to you at your location in Los Angeles.  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
Los Angeles Magazine 2021 (mentioned)

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What We Do

Experience a psychedelic journey with knowledgeable, experienced, trauma informed tripsitters that compassionately hold safe space for you.  Akasa Journeys is based in Los Angeles, California.

We:

  • are personally experienced with various psychedelics.
  • are trained in various modalities including
    • Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry
    • PSIP from the Psychedelic Somatic Institute
    • and are IFS and Polyvagal Theory informed
    • Attachment Theory informed, we are relationally oriented.
  • work with with numerous psychedelic sitting and space holding protocols
    • Leo Zeff, James Fadiman, traditional study approach, PSIP,
    • Custom approach we design together with you for specific situation/goals/interests/intentions
  • support your specific intention(s) for healing, growth, and/or consciousness exploration
  • create the optimal set and setting for the individual experience.
  • honor your process and welcome all of you, all of your parts in all of their expressions, even the difficult ones that likely haven’t had a voice in so very long. We welcome your pain and difficulties as well as your successes and joys.
  • bring a basic ritual/ceremony to the experience including actual and energetic space creation, somatic work, and a mini live sound bath.
  • stay with you for the duration of the journey (6 to 8 hours average time)
  • provide the option to work with professional bodyworkers for added preparation, integration and support either before or after your session.
  • work with psychedelic music playlists from John Hopkins University (Bill Richards), Imperial College of London (Mendel Kaelen), East Forest, playlists of your own, or we will work on a music playlist with you, if desired.  We also have the complete Overtone music playlist from John Hopkins, not the Spotify one with 7 missing songs.
  • include an in-person pre-session meeting with you within the 10 days before the journey, ideally the day before is best.
  • include a post-session meeting with you within the day(s) immediately following the journey. This session may be over zoom or in-person.
  • keep in touch with you after the process via e-mail, text and/or phone to help integrate and support your healing
  • have PJ as your sitter/guide holding safe & sacred space for you. Experience the male/female dual sitter option with Grace as the second sitter for an additional fee.
  • provide resources and information for integration and deepening of your process on your own healing/exploration journey.  Healing takes time, courage, and commitment.
  • are well informed active members of the psychedelic community that includes researchers, plant medicine facilitators, community leaders, organizations, and other experienced fellow travelers on this path.  We bring the best of this information to provide the best experience for you.
  • DO NOT provide or procure  illegal substances, and offer this service to promote healing, safety, education, and harm reduction.  
  • are aware that cannabis is a legal substance in California where we are based, though we don’t provide it.
  • are Los Angeles, California based, other geographical locations by arrangement.  We can help arrange travel to us, if desired.

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Quotes

“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.