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The sweet spot dose for our monthly Microdosing, Yin Yoga & Cacao ceremony is not actually a #microdose, but a mini-dose. So what's the difference?
Perspectives differ on how to define a psilocybin microdose, but I like to define it as a dose that is just below your threshold of sensory experience. Meaning that you don't have any subtle trippy feelings, no changes of visual in sensory perceptions and it should not interfere with your daily activities. What you would experience may be more subtle things, like: more patience, a peaceful focus, more sensitivity in communication, insight into inner patterns or underlying moods/feelings and their origin.
Every person's microdose differs a little, depending on many factors and ranging on average between ,5 and 1,5 grams of fresh truffle (note: the weight is different for mushrooms, and also for dried material). You can take a microdose every 2 or 3 days, for several weeks to support health, wellbeing and changes you would like to make in your inner or outer life.
Because cacao enhances the effect of psilocybin, I have been cautious in my dosing during our Microdosing, Yin Yoga & Cacao ceremonies in De Nieuwe Yogaschool, keeping on the high side of a microdose as a max. This way, some people "felt something" and for others the effect stayed more under the surface. However, even when you "don't feel anything" of a psychedelic medicine, it's effects can still be profound, as the medicine works deep in subconscious patterns and the effect of this work is sometimes noticed later on. Also the increased #neuroplasticity coupled with deeper self-connection, helps to follow up on healthy habits and healthy boundaries.
After offering these monthly ceremonies for more than a year and guiding dozens of deep-dive psychedelic experiences with Spinoza and The Sanctuary, I have started to introduce a little more depth into the Microdosing Ceremonies as well. I now offer a truffle tea equal to 2 to 3 grams (double a "high" microdose) plus a cup of ceremonial cacao. The effects are still subtle (a recreational "trip" starts at 10 - 15 gram) but now we've moved out of the range of microdosing and started working with mini-dosing. And I can feel the energy in the studio deepen as a result.
The mini-dose during a long guided Yin Yoga session and carried by the embracing energy of cacao allows for a deeper dive into our inner landscape and opens the door for some subtle but profound transformative work. And the responses from participants have been very enthusiastic! Which shows me how ready and willing people are to go within, reconnect and open their paths. What a privilege and blessing that the fungi, plant medicine and their traditions have been handed down to us to support us in this work.
For upcoming dates for the Mini-dosing, Yin Yoga & Cacao Ceremonies, check out the Ceremony page