Evolute Institute



EVOLEAD is a 4-day immersive personal and leadership development retreat specifically designed for leaders, decision-makers and entrepreneurs. It includes a 2 week preparation and 2 month aftercare phase with multiple virtual group and individual coaching sessions. 

With EvoLEAD we help leaders unlock their creative powers, connect with their innermost purpose, and catalyze their personal and professional growth. In a setting of carefully selected participants, tailored content, and with the help of experienced facilitators, we employ consciousness-altering technologies together with reflective, contemplative and experiential practices.

EvoLEAD Profile


Main Technology
BreathWORK, Psilocybin-truffles
4 days on-site + prep & integration
Group Size

online & On-site

The netherlands
Private Retreat
all inclusive
August 9-12, 2022
EUR 5.900*

* discounted rates available

evolead Highlights


EVOLEAD was designed for leaders and decision-makers who wish to take the next step in their life: personally and professionally.

We offer an intense multi-week curriculum that specifically applies the power of altered states of consciousness (ASC) to do transformational work. ASC are conditions that are significantly different from an ordinary waking state. These states temporarily change the overall pattern of subjective experience and allow us to perceive ourselves as well as the world around us from an entirely different perspective. We can take a step back from our routine ways of thinking, feeling, and sensing and hence become emotionally, intellectually and viscerally more receptive to the present moment. ASC can be experienced through a wide range of modalities, e.g. mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, some forms of bodywork, prolonged deliberate physical exertion, or psychedelics. Many of these practices have long traditions of use to promote growth and healing.

At EVOLEAD, we carefully curate a selection of these modalities to create a unique and experiential leadership development program. Cornerstones of the program are insights into consciousness development & leadership mindsets, the training of mindfulness & emotional intelligence, and the direct experience of altered states of consciousness through psilocybin-containing truffles in a safe and legal setting with experienced guides. All of this takes place in a trusted environment of peers, building a community of leaders that accompany and support each other during and after the EVOLEAD program. 

Cornerstones of the EVOLEAD curriculum

We use different technologies to induce altered states of consciousness, in particular breath- and bodywork, meditation, and psilocybin truffles for peak experiences


We train our participants with different techniques of contemplative practice (e.g. with the ACT framework and HAKOMI-style mindfulness) to become grounded and aware of oneself


We assemble a coherent yet diverse group of like-minded leaders who will support each other during and beyond our programs


We employ frameworks that help you understand what leadership mindset you are usually operating from and explore how you can access higher-level mindsets, such as the systemic-autonomous mindset

To maximize your benefit from the program, we have structured the curriculum into three phases:

I. Preparation

The better you are prepared for our intense immersion, the deeper will be your experience. You will get to know your leadership cohort and learn what's important for the upcoming weeks.

Organization: 2 weeks, part-time, virtual sessions

II. Immersion

This is where you will meet your leadership cohort in-person. You will be prepared for your psychedelic ceremony with psilocybin-containing truffles and will have the chance to dive deeply into unchartered territories of your mind. You will do challenging but highly rewarding individual and group exercises to better understand yourself and your leadership.

Organization: 4 days, full-time, on-site sessions in the Netherlands

III. Integration

After you return from the immersion into your day-to-day life, now is the time to solidify your insights and ensure that you put into practice what you have learned. You will receive the necessary support from your leadership cohort and from our coaches.

Organization: 2 months, part-time, virtual sessions

Overview of your 5-week EVOLEAD journey


Personal level
Leadership level

our Retreat Center

Ground YOURSELF IN the ideal setting: Our PRIVATE RETREAT CENTER in the DUTCH nature


(19:30 – 22:30 CET via Zoom)

  • Getting to know each other
  • Current scientific understanding of the mind and consciousness
  • Current scientific understanding of psych. and their effects
  • Guidelines for a safe journey
  • Cultivating a beginner’s mind (mindfulness practice)
  • Homework: thinking about your intentions, meditation

(19:30 – 22:30 CET via Zoom)

  • The importance of set & setting
  • Sharing your intentions
  • Personal and leadership development
  • Your leadership story
  • 1130-1300: Arrival & check-in at retreat center
  • 1300-1530: Welcome + lunch with leadership story-sharing
  • 1600-1730: Resistance & Acceptance
  • 1730-1900: Breathwork
  • 1900-2030: Dinner
  • 2030-2130: Meditation & wisdom
  • 0800-0830: Meditation / Yoga
  • 0830-0930: Breakfast
  • 0930-1600: Perspectives on (leadership) mindsets
  • Lunch
  • 1400-1600: Values work + individual journaling
  • 1600-1800: 1-on-1 preparation session for ceremony
  • 1800-0000: Evening ceremony with legal psilocybin-containing truffles
  • 0800-0830: Meditation / Yoga
  • 0830-0930: Breakfast
  • 0930-1130: Ceremony debrief and sharing
  • 1130-1230: Reflection exercise
  • 1230-1430: Lunch + 1-on-1 integration sessions
  • 1430-1500: Leadership mindsets revisited
  • 1500-1800: Group exercises (embodiment, compassion, paradoxes)
  • 1800-1930: Dinner
  • 1930-2030: My gift to the world
  • 2030-2130: Movement Practice
  • 0800-0830: Meditation / Yoga
  • 0930-1030: Committed action
  • 1030-1230: Brunch + Give & receive groups
  • 1230-1330: Closing circle
  • 1400-1500: Departure

(19:30 – 22:30 CET via Zoom)

  • Integrating the experience back into everyday life
  • Update with give&receive groups
  • Group check-in and connecting
  • Zooming in on values-based / committed action
  • Sharing your insights / lessons about yourself and your leadership
  • 1-on-1 remote coaching session

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