Marcus offers a review of his healing journey after initially attending a retreat at the Temple in 2017, followed by another retreat in 2018. He came seeking healing for long term depression and shares experiences from his first retreat, what happened afterwards and the lessons he learned, and why he came back to the Temple to attend a Deep Immersion Retreat.
The Deep Immersion Retreat places an equal focus on both healing and integration. Seven ayahuasca ceremonies, with one female healer and one male healer, are spread out over the duration of the 3 weeks, enabling more time for processing, contemplation, and integration. Included are daily classes in yoga, meditation, and art therapy, among others, as well as individual and group processing sessions.