Are You interested in Psychedelic Wellness,

Are you interested in Psychedelic Wellness,

but find it rather complicated?

but find it rather complicated?

Learn about the world of psychedelic therapies and the science behind them.

THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO is made for you. It’s the world’s first
Psychedelic Wellness Expo for everybody.

Meet

local healers, therapists and practitioners...

Hear

from industry experts...

Book

1:1 meetings with integration specialists, retreats and clinics...

Understand

the risk factors...​

EVENT DETAILS

  • June 1, 2024 (Saturday) - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • ​June 2, 2024 (Sunday) - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • The Symes. 150 Symes Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 0B1

EVENT DETAILS

  • June 1, 2024 (Saturday) - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • ​June 2, 2024 (Sunday) - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • The Symes. 150 Symes Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 0B1

TICKETS

TICKETS

TICKETS

Speak Directly With Dozens of Psychedelic Practitioners

Including

Psychedelic Retreats

Meet with psychedelic retreats from around the globe.

Integration
​​Therapists

Discover the benefits of integration therapy.

Ketamine Clinics

Learn how ketamine can improve your wellbeing.

INFORMATION SESSIONS  
include:

Psychedelics and Sexuality

Explore the intriguing intersection of psychedelics and sexuality, unravelling their deep connections and potential for personal and intimate growth.

Picking a Psychedelic Retreat

Discover the critical factors and questions to ask when choosing a psychedelic retreat, ensuring yourself a safe and transformative personal journey.

Legal Perspectives on Psychedelics

Explore the evolving legal landscape of psychedelics: understand regulations, rights, and the future of psychedelic policy in an engaging session

INFORMATION SESSIONS  
include:

Psychedelics and Sexuality

Explore the intriguing intersection of psychedelics and sexuality, unravelling their deep connections and potential for personal and intimate growth.

Picking a Psychedelic Retreat

Discover the critical factors and questions to ask when choosing a psychedelic retreat, ensuring yourself a safe and transformative personal journey.

Legal Perspectives on Psychedelics

Explore the evolving legal landscape of psychedelics: understand regulations, rights, and the future of psychedelic policy in an engaging session

Buy Your OPEN:MINDS EXPO Ticket and Learn About The Cutting Edge of Psychedelic Wellness Care.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

DAY 1

 10:15 - 11:00: Introduction and Overview.

 11:00 - 11:45: Psychedelic Preparation & Integration.

 11:45 - 12:30: Psychedelics & Intimacy.

 12:30 - 1:15: Break

 1:15 - 2:00: The Canadian Legal Landscape for Psychedelics.

 2:00 - 2:45: Breathwork Workshop.

 2:45 - 3:30: Understanding Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.

 3:30 - 4:15: Exotic Entheogens.

 4:15 - 5:00: The Science of Microdosing.

 5:00 - 5:45: Practitioner 101: Training, Credentials and the Law.

 5:45 - 6:30: Harm Reduction Protocols.

DAY 2

 10:15 - 11:00: Introduction and Overview.

 11:00 - 11:45: Psychedelic Preparation & Integration.

 11:45 - 12:30: Psychedelics & Intimacy.

 12:30 - 1:15: Break

 1:15 - 2:00: The Good, The Better, The Best: Selecting The Right Psychedelic Retreat.

  2:00 - 2:45: Live Demonstration of an Ayahuasca Ceremony.

  2:45 - 3:00: Psychedelics & the Family Dynamic.

  3:30 - 4:15: Psychedelics & The BIPOC Community.

  4:15 - 5:00: The Science of Microdosing.

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Meet Our Speakers

Aviva Rabinovici

Aviva Rabinovici is the founder of Guides Collective, a private online community that brings together psychedelic guides, facilitators, coaches, and therapists to co-elevate, grow their practices, and nurture their ability to be of service. She has a 15+ year pedigree working in psychedelic circles, along with proven experience helping organizations in the psychedelic industry refine and reach their missions. As a lifelong community builder, she has established vibrant psychedelic communities designed to bring businesses, advocates, practitioners, and dreamers together to foster more compassionate and conscious ways of living, working, and being. From 2020 to 2022, she acted as Head of Operations at Third Wave, a psychedelics education and coaching company

Justin Davies

Justin Davies is the visionary Founder and CEO of Toronto Ketamine Clinic, established in 2020. With a robust 20-year entrepreneurial background in financial services, Justin's journey into the realm of mental health solutions is deeply personal. After grappling with treatment-resistant depression and the inefficacies of traditional antidepressants for decades, he discovered the profound impact of intravenous ketamine infusions during a visit to a clinic in the United States. Astonished by the rapid and effective relief it provided, Justin was inspired to introduce this innovative depression treatment to Canada. Toronto Ketamine Clinic is the culmination of his mission to offer hope and renewed life to those battling severe depression, marking a significant milestone in both his professional and personal life.

Paul Lewin

Paul Lewin, a distinguished criminal defense lawyer with over 30 years of practice in Toronto and throughout Canada, is deeply entrenched in the legal landscapes of cannabis and psychedelics. At Lewin & Sagara LLP, his work spans litigation and advisory roles, focusing on the rights and legal challenges surrounding these substances. His courtroom victories include landmark cases challenging cannabis regulations and privacy laws, with a significant triumph in R v. Howell, which struck down restrictive medical cannabis regulations. A proactive advocate, Lewin contributed to cannabis law reform as a board member of NORML Canada, influencing policy and public opinion. Currently, he extends his expertise to the psychedelic sector, advising on legal frameworks and participating in pivotal cases like the effort to legalize psilocybin, advocating for cognitive liberty and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.

Peggy Van de Plassche

Peggy Van de Plassche spent 20 years in the financial services and technology industries as an executive, venture capitalist, board member, advisor, entrepreneur and public speaker. Peggy now focuses her time and energy on the psychedelic industry. She is the founder of The Microdose Diet and The Brain Power Microdose. Her book, MORE! The Microdose Diet - The 90 day plan for More Success, Passion, and Happiness is already available to pre-order and will be distributed in May 2024 by Simon & Schuster. An experienced public speaker, she participated in more than 50 global events. Peggy’s speaking engagements on “Microdosing for More Success, Passion and Happiness” and “Psychedelics in the Office - Role, Responsibilities, & Risks for Organizations” have generated tremendous engagement. You can follow her work on Substack, Linkedin, Apple Podcast, YouTube and IG.

Dana Harvey

Dana Harvey, a visionary in the field of psychedelics and microdosing, plays a pivotal role as the Group Facilitator and Head of Communications and Partnerships at Gathering Groups. Through her leadership, she bridges the gap between ancient wisdom and contemporary science, offering a unique 12-week, small-group online model that encapsulates plant medicine preparation and integration, culminating in two-day in-person psilocybin retreats. Dana's journey from a high-powered corporate role to a devoted psychedelic educator and community builder reflects her deep commitment to fostering personal growth and healing through plant medicines. Her work at Gathering Groups, coupled with her initiative in founding The Flourish Academy and Vancouver Women in Psychedelics, highlights her dedication to empowering individuals and amplifying the divine feminine within the psychedelic space.

Irie Selkirk

Irie Selkirk ia a distinguished social entrepreneur, consultant, and pioneer within the wellness, psychedelics, and cannabis sectors. Her commitment to innovation and building impactful brands has been pivotal in shaping new social and medical paradigms. Through the creation of companies like Rise Wellness and Sansero Life Sciences, Irie has significantly contributed to the psychedelic and cannabis industries, marking her as a trailblazer in these fields.

Her achievements include founding Rise Wellness, the first micro-dose psilocybin retreat, and co-founding Sansero Life Sciences, which developed into GoodCap Pharmaceuticals. Her work with Emblem Cannabis, Tokyo Smoke, and other ventures has integrated community interests with profitable business models, demonstrating her exceptional ability to unite stakeholders and foster community well-being.

Nick Murray

Nick Murray, the visionary co-founder and CEO of WAKE Networks, is a tech entrepreneur and dedicated biohacker whose journey into health and wellness began with a personal crisis when his former partner was diagnosed with cancer. This pivotal moment led him to delve deeply into Eastern medicine and holistic healing approaches. Today, Nick is at the forefront of integrating well-researched fungi medicine into mainstream health and science, leveraging his technological expertise and research acumen to challenge and transform current perceptions of fungi medicine. 

Under his leadership, WAKE Networks is making significant strides in the field, developing a regenerative feedback loop that integrates clinical research findings into personalized wellness solutions.

Rebecca Nicholson

Rebecca Nicholson, Executive Director of Wellness at Atman Retreats, enriches the OPEN:MINDS EXPO with her expertise in health, wellness, and  finance. Formerly the CEO of 5D Capital, Rebecca's work in venture philanthropy set new paradigms for investing in social and environmental change, emphasizing the role of private equity in nurturing start-ups and supporting emergent businesses. Her leadership in initiatives like The Progression of Consciousness Fund, 5D Angel, and the regenerative community 5D World, showcases her commitment to immersive healing experiences and building a resilient, abundant world.

​ Her foundational role in 'Celebrating Women in Psychedelics' underlines her dedication to promoting impact, ethics, diversity, and the empowerment of women in the field. 

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Day 1 Sessions

Foundations of Psychedelics

  • Introduction to Psychedelic Therapies.
  • The History and Cultural Significance of Psychedelics.
  • ​Legal and Ethical Considerations in Psychedelics.
  • ​Neuroscience of Psychedelics.
  • Risk Factors and Safety Considerations in Psychedelic Use.

Psychedelics and Human Sexuality

  • Sexual Wellness and Psychedelics.
  • Couples Therapy Using Psychedelics.

Day 2 Sessions

Psychedelic Integration

  • ​Understanding Psychedelic Integration.
  • ​​Integration Techniques in Psychedelic Therapy.
  • The Role of Set and Setting in Psychedelic Experiences.

Psychedelic Retreats: Transformative Journeys

  • Psychedelic Retreats - An Overview.

  • ​How to Select a Psychedelic Retreat​.

The Future of Psychedelics

  • Psychedelics and Government Advocacy.
  • ​​Medical Research and Psychedelics.

OPEN:MINDS EXPO Tickets are good for one day only.
 
All speaker sessions will be recorded and available online for all ticket holders 

Curious About
Psychedelics?

But don't know where to start?

Psychedelic therapy is a complex topic. There are many different 'medicines' in use, from psilocybin and ketamine to the more exotic ayahuasca and bufo.

There is a huge range of settings, ranging from professional clinics featuring Western-trained professionals, to healers operating in exotic locales, trained in the timeless approach of indigenous ancestry.

With new research emerging all the time and the legality of these medicines changing quickly, it's easy to get overwhelmed.

Whether you are new to psychedelic wellness or a deeply-experienced psychonaut, The Open:Minds Expo will help you find your path.

Engage with experts in private one-on-one conversations. Learn about the emerging data and scientific support. Discover all of the legal pathways to Psychedelic Wellness. And hear from acclaimed local, and global, speakers.

Our hope is that you'll emerge from the Expo better-educated and ready to make informed choices about your wellness journey.

We can't wait to meet you at The Open:Minds Expo.
Be well,

​- Jon and Josh from The Open:Minds Expo

Psychedelic therapy is a complex topic. There are many different 'medicines' in use, from psilocybin and ketamine to the more exotic ayahuasca and bufo.

There is a huge range of settings, ranging from professional clinics featuring Western-trained professionals, to healers operating in exotic locales, trained in the timeless approach of indigenous ancestry.

With new research emerging all the time and the legality of these medicines changing quickly, it's easy to get overwhelmed.

Whether you are new to psychedelic wellness or a deeply-experienced psychonaut, The Open:Minds Expo will help you find your path.

Engage with experts in private one-on-one conversations. Learn about the emerging data and scientific support. Discover all of the legal pathways to Psychedelic Wellness. And hear from acclaimed local, and global, speakers.

Our hope is that you'll emerge from the Expo better-educated and ready to make informed choices about your wellness journey.

We can't wait to meet you at The Open:Minds Expo.
Be well,

​- Jon & Josh from The Open:Minds Expo

OPEN:MINDS EXPO Exhibitors

Guided Mushroom Journey

Gerry Kayohte, founder of Guided Mushroom Journey, specializes in leading psilocybin sessions for individuals, couples, and groups, emphasizing safety, preparation, and integration. Their expertise, bolstered by a certification in somatic relational trauma skills, allows them to adeptly support clients with past traumas. Each journey begins with a comprehensive screening and a preparatory discussion to ensure client readiness, focusing on the individual's personal choice and responsibility.

Gerry is committed to fostering a meaningful connection between clients and plant/fungi medicines, ensuring a conducive setting for transformation. Key practices include room cleansing with sage and copal, and encouraging personal comfort items for the session. A member of the Psychedelic Association of Canada, Gerry’s approach is centered on safe, personalized psychedelic experiences.

Inner Realms Center

Inner Realms, led by Garyth Moxey, a distinguished figure in psychedelic therapy and harm reduction, will be featured at The OPEN:MINDS EXPO. Located in Vancouver, BC, Inner Realms specializes in Ibogaine treatments for addiction detoxification and offers personalized sessions with 5-MeO-DMT and Psilocybin for deep psychospiritual work.

Garyth’s extensive experience, highlighted by conducting over 400 Ibogaine treatments and earning a Psychedelic Practitioner certificate from the Synthesis Institute, positions him as a leading authority in the field. His dedication to education, advocacy, and ethical practices has contributed significantly to the destigmatization of psychedelics. Inner Realms is a testament to Garyth’s commitment to providing safe, transformative experiences for those on paths of healing and personal growth. 

Kambo Essential Healing

Kambo Essential Healing, led by Monica Watson Sparking River, offers a transformative healing experience at Sacred Cedars Lodge. Dive into ancient practices with drumming at Moon Circles, Medicine Wheel dances, and honouring Sacred Rites of Passage. Engage in forest bathing, learn about natural herbs, or participate in yoga & pilates on a forest deck by the river in Mulmur. Monica, with extensive experience in healing arts, education, and a background in yoga and pilates, provides personalized healing sessions, group ceremonies, and a variety of holistic practices.

Her mission is to connect individuals with their healing capacity, supporting a wide demographic including teens, first responders, and veterans. Kambo Essential Healing invites you to rediscover your roots as Guardians of Mother Earth and explore personal development and transformation.

Bwitiboga

Bwitiboga, spearheaded by David O’Brien, a Canadian Infantry veteran and spiritual healer, is a highlight of The OPEN:MINDS EXPO. David’s transformation began with his encounter with Iboga, leading him to Gabon for training with Shaman Moughenda.

As a N’ganga, he’s committed to sharing Iboga's healing powers worldwide. Bwitiboga embodies this mission, offering insights into Iboga’s role in overcoming mental health challenges and fostering personal growth. Attendees at the expo will have the unique opportunity to learn from David’s journey from military service to spiritual enlightenment, highlighting the profound effects of traditional African medicines.

Join us to discover how Iboga can inspire healing and renewal in your own life.

Toronto Ketamine Clinic

Toronto Ketamine Clinic, directed by Justin Davies, an entrepreneur and former depression sufferer, offers innovative mental health treatment through IV and Intranasal Ketamine, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Situated in Toronto, this facility creates a comforting environment for profound dissociative experiences, complete with relaxing playlists. Inspired by his own significant recovery from treatment-resistant depression through IV Ketamine in the U.S., Davies established the clinic.

Leveraging his business acumen from founding ATM Works and JD ATM, Davies aims to deliver this potent treatment to Canadians battling severe mood disorders and chronic mental health issues. The clinic provides a thorough treatment regimen, incorporating preparation, exploration, and integration phases, managed by skilled medical professionals and therapists for personalized and transformative care.

Anarerere

Nicky and Natty host the Anarerere Retreat in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, specializing in transformative experiences for couples through Plant Medicines. The retreat integrates ancient entheogenic practices with modern therapy, deeply rooted in Shipibo-Conibo traditions, using Icaros to foster a nurturing environment.

Tailored sessions aim to enhance couples’ relationships by addressing deep-seated issues, promoting understanding and growth. Beyond the retreat, they offer the "Spiritual Awakening" online mentorship program to maintain psychological and spiritual well-being.

Additionally, they produce documentaries to educate on the transformative effects of Plant Medicines, sharing impactful stories of personal change and recovery.

Gathering Group

Gathering utilizes sacred mushrooms in a transformational group model to foster personal growth and resilience. The service includes a twelve-week online course involving education, preparation, and integration, followed by a two-night in-person mushroom retreat. The program combines western scientific approaches with Indigenous and land-based teachings in a secure, spiritual community setting. Each group, capped at eight participants, is guided by TheraPsil-certified facilitators and health professionals.

Online weekly sessions encourage self-inquiry, leading to profound healing experiences during the retreat, which takes place around week nine. Post-retreat, the focus is on integrating these insights for enduring personal change. Each group—whether mixed, women-only, or men-only—employs theories like Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal theory and Dr. Darcia Narvaez’s “Evolved Nest” to enhance emotional resilience and insight.

New Path Ibogaine

Founded in 2022 by Dr. Carlos Abraham Silva and Psychologist Gonzalo Armando Camacho, along with ten co-founders, New Path Ibogaine is a leading treatment center specializing in addiction and mental health recovery. Leveraging 62 years of combined experience, our team of medical, nursing, and psychological experts aims to be the premier global destination for individuals facing addiction and psychological disorders.

Our approach integrates modern medical practices with ancestral wisdom, focusing on comprehensive recovery across physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions. We provide a serene setting for personalized treatment protocols, ensuring rigorous safety standards and high medical quality. New Path Ibogaine is dedicated to transformative care, fostering profound growth and lasting wellness in a supportive community environment.

Shamanflora

Shamanflora, located in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru, is a plant medicine healing center focused on healing, personal growth, and enlightenment. Established in 2021 under the ownership of Ximena Garcia, following her transformative experience with plant medicine, Shamanflora is one of the few women-owned and led centers globally.

We prioritize safety and provide a nurturing environment for all. Our 120-acre jungle property is home to Madre Ayahuasca and other medicinal plants, offering wisdom and guidance. Our services include Ayahuasca retreats, Kambo training, and Master Plant Diets, all conducted by a skilled female Shaman and women facilitators.

Shamanflora is dedicated to preserving traditional plant medicine wisdom and fostering spiritual growth in a sanctuary-like setting. 

Soul Safari

Soul Safari, a Transformational Travel company, offers a unique and engaging approach to emotional and mental well-being through its focus on alternative healing methodologies. This innovative company designs travel experiences that blend adventure with therapeutic practices to foster deep, personal transformation.

SoulSafari specializes in Integration Coaching and Health & Wellness Experiential Coaching, utilizing techniques from diverse healing traditions to enhance the journey. These trips not only focus on beautiful, often remote locations but also on nurturing the soul and mind.

Participants engage in tailored activities that help them connect with their inner selves while exploring new cultures and environments. This approach ensures a memorable and impactful experience that promotes lasting healing and personal growth.

Buy Your OPEN:MINDS EXPO Ticket and Learn About The Cutting Edge of Psychedelic Wellness Care.

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Curious About Psychedelics?

But don't know where to start?

From rejuvenating retreats to groundbreaking ketamine clinics, and transformative psychedelic integration therapy, the avenues to explore are vast. With a plethora of research, uncovering the science, benefits, and ever-changing legal status, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there.    

Whether you are a novice exploring psychedelics for the first time, or an experience psychonaut, join us at the Psychedelic Wellness Show and navigate this captivating realm with clarity. Engage with experts, access reliable sources, and attend enlightening sessions. By the end of the day, you'll be a better-educated buyer, ready to make informed choices about your wellness journey.

Don't miss out on this enlightening experience!

We want you to feel confident and empowered to make an informed decision around your psychedelic wellness."

- Jon Kamin, CEO, Frshminds

Frequently Asked Questions

 Will psychedelics be sold at THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO?

There will be absolutely no psychedelic substances at THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO. With a few exceptions, psychedelics are not federally legal in this country.

Are there professionals available for individual discussions?

Yes! You will be able to book live, private, one-on-one conversations with a variety of therapists and experts from across the Psychedelic Wellness landscape.

Can I get to THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO by public transit?

The Symes, located in the Keele and St Clair Avenue West area, is a 10 minute walk to the Western-most stop on the St. Clair Ave streetcar.

Is there free onsite parking at THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO?

Yes, there is free onsite parking and conveniently located offsite parking in the neighborhood.

Is the information provided based on scientific research?

We emphasize evidence-based findings, showcasing the latest psychedelic science, research, and benefits.

Will I learn about the legalities of using psychedelics in Canada and abroad?

THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO features a dedicated segment discussing the current legal status and changes in psychedelic regulations.

Are there opportunities to learn about psychedelic retreats?

Indeed! Several sessions focus on retreats, their benefits, and how to choose the right one for you. You will also meet representatives from retreats both here and abroad..

Is THE OPEN:MINDS Expo suitable for those new to psychedelics?

THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO is for anyone with an interest in Psychedelic Wellness. We aim to bring accurate information to the public, and our programming is designed to ensure we can educate everyone.

Getting to The Symes

Located near Keele St and St Clair Avenue West, the Symes has lots of free  is conveniently located near the TTC right of way on St Clair Avenue West.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 Will psychedelics be sold at THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO?

There will be absolutely no psychedelic substances at THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO. With a few exceptions, psychedelics are not federally legal in this country.

Are there professionals available for individual discussions?

Yes! You will be able to book live, private, one-on-one conversations with a variety of therapists and experts from across the Psychedelic Wellness landscape.

Can I get to THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO by public transit?

The Symes, located in the Keele and St Clair Avenue West area, is a 10 minute walk to the Western-most stop on the St. Clair Ave streetcar.

Is there free onsite parking at THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO?

Yes, there is free onsite parking and conveniently located offsite parking in the neighborhood.

Is the information provided based on scientific research?

We emphasize evidence-based findings, showcasing the latest psychedelic science, research, and benefits.

Will I learn about the legalities of using psychedelics?

THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO features a dedicated segment discussing the current legal status and changes in psychedelic regulations.

Are there opportunities to learn about psychedelic retreats?

Indeed! Several sessions focus on retreats, their benefits, and how to choose the right one for you. You will also meet representatives from retreats both here and abroad.

Is THE OPEN:MINDS Expo suitable for those new to psychedelics?

THE OPEN:MINDS EXPO is for anyone with an interest in Psychedelic Wellness. We aim to bring accurate information to the public, and our programming is designed to ensure we can educate everyone.

Buy Your OPEN:MINDS EXPO Ticket and Learn About The Cutting Edge of Psychedelic Wellness Care.

Getting to The Symes

Located near Keele St and St Clair Avenue West, the Symes has lots of free  is conveniently located near the TTC right of way on St Clair Avenue West.

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