Dimensions reveals its first psychedelic wellness retreat
Dimensions, a Canadian company offering safe and legal psychedelic-assisted experiences, has revealed designs for “Dimensions Algonquin Highlands,” its first Retreat destination.
The Algonquin Highlands property, designed by DesignAgency, will include 17 private cabin suites, a dining lodge and spa facilities. The grounds, developed by Landscape Architect Joel Loblaw in collaboration with DesignAgency, will feature a meditation maze and scent garden for private reflection, as well as an extensive trail network through a forested wonderland.
“We are pleased to announce our first location in the spectacular Algonquin Highlands, the Ancestral Territory of Anishinaabeg Peoples. Each aspect of our program is intentionally designed around healing, improving consciousness, and finding self-betterment,” says Dimensions Co-founder and COO Andrew Galloway.
The 45-acre property on the shores of Maple Lake, three hours north of Toronto, will also include an orchard, apiary, and organic garden whose bounty will supplement other local ingredients to provide the basis for the Retreat’s menus.
At Dimensions Algonquin Highlands, healing modalities and plant medicines will include cannabis and cacao, as permitted by the local municipality, as well as psilocybin to guests that have received approval by Health Canada’s Schedule 56 exemptions and Special Access Programs.
To support the psychedelic experience, Dimensions’ programs incorporate modalities such as yoga, Qigong, acupuncture, Reiki, cranial sacral therapy, sound therapy, and deep-tissue massage, as well as a variety of year-round outdoor activities such as paddle boarding, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
“Witnessing the current mental health crisis, we recognized the need for alternative and natural methods for achieving well-being. Establishing Dimensions Algonquin Highlands, the first of several planned global Retreats, is a major milestone for our organization. For the past year, our team of clinical and hospitality experts worked closely to develop our evidence-based programs that are aligned with the most innovative thinking in this emerging field, while also respecting and honouring the history and use of plant medicine,” says CEO Chris Dawson.
Dimensions was founded in 2021 by CEO Chris Dawson, COO Andrew Galloway, Chairperson David Heden and their team of leading clinicians, therapists, and hospitality experts to provide a new paradigm for well-being and mental health.
The company’s programs incorporate psychedelic-assisted ceremonies led by Plant Elders and guided by expert psychedelic therapists in breathtaking natural environments.
Construction of Dimensions Algonquin Highlands is underway and private group programs will be announced in July 2022.