For those called to lead with full presence and an open heart, the path requires us to release what binds us.

Old traumas, patterns and limiting beliefs cannot be allowed to hold back our radiant light any longer.

Awakened Leadership provides a profound initiation to integrate mind, body and spirit. This ceremonial experience combines two powerful modalities:

The profound bufo alvarius medicine offers a potential for emotional release, karmic healing and reconnecting to the Oneness. Experienced in a safe ceremonial container, this intense 15-30 minute journey can provide catharsis and expansive insights.

Breathwork then anchors the experience into embodied awakening. Through the healing power of your own breath, you can clear stuck energies, release bodily traumas and awaken higher states of presence.

When bufo and breathwork unite in sacred space, you access an unparalleled transformative force. The bufo provides an opening, while breathwork integrates the lessons into your being.

Whether you lead in business, community, healing arts or any path of service, this work can align you with your highest purpose. Emerge renewed, resonant and empowered to manifest your grandest vision from an embodied, awake state.

Let this ceremonial rite be the catalyst to step into your most embodied, heart-led leadership.



Your journey will be enriched with breathwork and a sound journey, designed to harmonize your physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Nourishment for the day includes thoughtfully prepared food and refreshments, aligning with the retreat's ethos of holistic wellness.

The day will unfold with the following schedule:

Opening Circle, Intentions, and Grounding Practice

Begin your experience by setting intentions and grounding yourself through a guided opening circle. This practice will help you anchor your presence and prepare for the profound journey ahead.

Meditative Toad Ceremony Embark on a consciousness-expanding experience with the sacred toad medicine. This ceremonial practice, facilitated by experienced guides, offers the potential for deep introspection, profound insights, and spiritual awakening.

Somatic Breathwork

Harness the power of breath through a guided somatic breathwork session. This transformative practice helps release physical, emotional, and energetic blockages, allowing you to reconnect with your authentic self and embrace a state of heightened awareness.

Integration and Closing Circle

After your breathwork experience, you'll have the opportunity to integrate your insights and revelations through a supportive closing circle. Share your experiences, ask questions, and anchor the lessons you've learned.


Replenish your body and soul with a nourishing meal featuring fresh fruits and an ayurvedic healing soup. This thoughtfully prepared fare aligns with the retreat's commitment to holistic wellness, providing sustenance for your continued journey.

Throughout the day, you'll be held in a safe and sacred space, supported by experienced facilitators who will guide you every step of the way. Prepare to embark on a transformative odyssey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.

A Day Anchored In Shamanic Wisdom

Our retreat is crafted around the four foundational elements of shamanism: storytelling, movement, stillness, and prayer, all experienced within the embrace of a supportive community. This holistic approach ensures a journey that touches every aspect of your being, offering a pathway to deep healing and reconnection with the essence of life.


Drea Aguilar, Shamanic Guide & Leadership Coach

Your guide through this sacred journey is Drea Aguilar, a seasoned practitioner of the sacred toad medicine. With over two years of experience and more than 150 ceremonies to her name, Drea brings a depth of knowledge, compassion, and skill to facilitate a space of safety, healing, and profound transformation.

Your guide through this sacred journey is not only a seasoned practitioner of the sacred toad medicine but also an accomplished group facilitator for various retreats, ceremonies, and workshops. With a mastery in energy healing, extensive experience in somatics, embodied leadership, and life coaching, your guide brings a comprehensive understanding of the transformative power of healing and personal growth.

This blend of expertise ensures a space of safety, healing, and profound transformation, guiding each participant towards deeper levels of consciousness and connection.

Jake Whan - Intuitive Guide and Breathwork Facilitator

Jake is a master at guiding individuals on a profound journey of self-discovery and empowerment. As an intuitive breathwork facilitator and energy healer, he specializes in helping leaders and change-makers unlock their true inner power and potential.

With a unique blend of somatic breathwork practices, energy healing techniques, and intuitive guidance, Jake creates a safe and transformative space for his clients to explore the depths of their being. His sessions are tailored to each individual's needs, allowing them to release blockages, embrace their authenticity, and step into their highest expression.

Jake's passion and dedication have led him to facilitate hundreds of life-changing sessions across the globe, touching the lives of individuals from all walks of life. His ability to hold space with compassion and expertise has earned him a reputation as a trusted guide on the path of personal growth and spiritual awakening.

In addition to his one-on-one coaching and in-person sessions, Jake also runs "BREATHE," a thriving online community dedicated to the practice of breathwork. This vibrant collective offers a supportive environment for individuals to deepen their connection with themselves and experience the transformative power of conscious breathing.

Whether working with individuals or groups, Jake's unwavering commitment to empowering others shines through, inspiring them to embrace their highest selves and live a life of purpose, authenticity, and fulfillment.


"Drea is hands down one of the most gifted healers out there. "



"Working with Drea was the most amazing and beautiful experience that allowed me to work through so much pain and trauma I thought I had worked through. It gave me a new perspective on life."



"My experience with Jake was unlike any other breathwork session I've had before. He helped me feel safe in a way that allowed me to release so much of what stood in my way."



"Jake has been a true guiding light in my journey towards healing and growth. His genuine and pure energy creates a safe and supportive space where l've been able to confront and move forward from past traumas."


Is Bufo  & Breathwork Ceremony Right For You?

Embarking on our "Bufo & Breathwork Ceremony" is a profound decision that can catalyze transformative experiences, deep healing, and spiritual awakening. This unique ceremonial container combines the powerful psychedelic bufo alvarius with the grounding practice of breathwork - a supportive synthesis that enhances safety, depth of experience, and integration.

The bufo alvarius toad contains 5-MeO-DMT, a potent psychedelic that can induce mystical states, ego dissolution, and feelings of interconnectedness. However, integrating such an expansive experience requires embodied practices like breathwork to provide grounding and somatic presence.

Breathwork anchors participants through specific breathing patterns that promote presence, emotional release, and mind-body connection. When combined:

  • Breathwork prepares and centers you before the bufo experience
  • Controlled breathing supports navigation of psychedelic states
  • Integration breathwork helps metabolize profound insights and visions
  • The infinite cosmic perspective catalyzed by bufo is balanced by breathwork's human embodiment

This cohesive approach can open you to profound spiritual awakenings while keeping you rooted in reality. The ceremony may be the perfect fit if you resonate with any of the following:

  • You've been curious about psychedelic experiences and the benefits of bufo
  • You've worked with bufo before and seek deeper exploration
  • You're looking to heal anxiety, depression, addictions or blockages
  • You're ready for the ultimate catalyst to clear obstacles and reach your potential
  • You desire personal/spiritual development but face unseen barriers
  • You seek unity, peace, rejuvenation and a profound connection with the universe

If this resonates, our "Bufo & Breathwork Ceremony" provides a safe, ceremonial container for exploration, transformation and awakening through this synergistic practice. The journey awaits those called to explore their depths.

This Retreat May NOT Be for You If...

While Bufo and Breathwork offers transformative experiences aimed at spiritual awakening and personal healing, it's important to recognize that this journey is not suitable for everyone. In the interest of creating a safe and supportive environment for all participants, please carefully consider if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • You are currently taking SSRIs, MAOs, lithium, tramadol, or heart and blood pressure medications: These medications can interact negatively with Bufo alvarius, posing serious health risks. It's essential for your safety to avoid participating if you are on these medications.

  • You are currently experiencing a breakup, loss of a loved one, or having suicidal ideation: While the retreat aims to offer healing, the intensity of the experience might not be appropriate for those in the midst of acute emotional distress or grieving processes.

  • You have a history of severe mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder: The potent nature of the sacred toad medicine can exacerbate certain conditions, making it crucial to exclude participation for those with these backgrounds.

  • You are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant: The effects of Bufo alvarius on pregnancy are not well-studied, and out of caution, it's advised that pregnant individuals do not participate.

  • You lack a support system for post-retreat integration: The insights and transformations experienced during the retreat can be profound, and having a supportive community or resources for integration afterward is crucial for a positive and healthy transition back to daily life.

  • You are seeking a recreational experience: The sacred toad medicine is a tool for deep spiritual and personal growth, not a recreational drug. Participants should have a sincere intention for healing and transformation.


This ceremony is an intimate gathering designed for those who feel the call to dive deep into their spiritual practice with the support of the sacred toad medicine. Spaces are limited to ensure a personal and impactful experience for each participant.

Reserve your place now, make sure to fill out the application form and prepare for a journey that promises not just to touch eternity, but to transform your connection with yourself, the community, and the vast web of life that surrounds us.

Book Your Spot


  • Bufo and Breathwork
  • 1 Group Intention Setting Call on¬†Thursday, 6/20/24 at 6:30pm
  • Free Guide Book on Preparing for Ceremony
  • 1 Group Integration Call on Sunday 6/30/24 at 10am
  • Refreshments and food day of the ceremony


For more details on registration, accommodations, and how to prepare for the retreat, please reach out to [email protected].¬†Drea and Jake will be your¬†guide with unparalleled expertise in healing and transformation, support you in taking this transformative step on your spiritual path.