Nectara

A world where all people can find well-being

We're imagining a future where intentional psychedelic journeys and therapy can be catalysts towards a life well-lived. To support the increasing demand for healing with psychedelics, we are bringing to life a cross-pollinating ecosystem of psychedelic wellness guides, community spaces, and resources to nurture the deep healing work that wants to happen in the world.

A man thriving and healthy
Woman on healing path

Our philosophy

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Every day is a ceremony

We’re in the less psychedelics and more integration school of thought. Each and every moment of life can be grounds for peeling the layers, deepening our practice, and expanding our awareness. Through daily intentionality and unwavering dedication, we view integration as a lifelong journey of unfoldment.

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Wellness is holistic

Psychedelics are not a magic bullet. We believe that for  long-term and sustainable growth to occur, all aspects of our mind, body, and soul must be held and nurtured. The dark and the light. Psychedelic wellness means engaging with a variety of people, modalities, and perspectives to help guide the deep process necessary to truly embody our full potential.

02.

Science meets sacredness

Blending modern scientific perspectives with wisdom traditions gives us a more complete view of the world and a richer integration experience. By bringing the two together, we can harness and reach deeper levels of connection with ourselves, others, and our shared web of life.

04.

Co-creating a new paradigm

Our lives and what we create are only as good as the quality of our relationships. We strive to show up in ways that favour collaboration over silos, regeneration over extraction, intention over speed, listening over speaking, and purpose over profit. We are in sacred service to a greater story than ourselves. With our community and partners, we're co-creating an organization that will serve expansion of consciousness for decades to come.

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Nectara is a social enterprise

Intentional and purpose-driven

Everyone has a right to live better lives and resource themselves with the support they need. We created Nectara to give back to a community that has blessed our own lives so much. We're in humble service to support as many people as we can on their own journey back to wholeness.

01.

50% of our net profits are donated back towards supporting Indigenous reciprocity funds and our own non-profit initiatives. Each year we publish a report with transparent financials.

04.

Supporting the ethical unfoldment of the psychedelic space by uplifting and collaborating with value-aligned partners.

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Sliding scale pricing and pro-bono services are built into all our offerings, from hourly rates to our events and community spaces.

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We view business as a vehicle for transformation. We strive to do business as a means of self-reflection and as a practice of embodiment for the lessons plant medicines are teaching us.

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Guided by our community and guiding principles to welcome in better ways to live, serve, and grow.

In humble service

Our team

Arjun Basu

Arjun Basu

Content Strategy

He/Him

Louis Belleau

Louis Belleau

Community Lead

He/Him

Vincent Gravel

Vincent Gravel

Developer

He/Him

Eric Hubbell

Eric Hubbell

Lead Engineer

He/Him

Esther Lee

Esther Lee

Copy Editor

She/Her

Elaine Lim

Elaine Lim

Co-Founder

She/Her

Sheida Livai

Sheida Livai

Marketing & Partnerships

She/Her

Joāo Lopes

Joāo Lopes

Engineer

He/Him

Pascal Tremblay

Pascal Tremblay

Co-Founder

He/Him

Our advisors

Cory Firth

Cory Firth

Entrepreneur

He/Him

David Gomes

David Gomes

Mindfulness Teacher

He/Him

Peter Hughes

Peter Hughes

Entrepreneur

He/Him

Ian-Michael Hébert

Ian-Michael Hébert

Entrepreneur

He/Him

Dr. Pam Kryskow

Dr. Pam Kryskow

Medical Doctor

She/Her

Trevor Millar

Trevor Millar

Guide & Entrepreneur

He/Him

Samantha Rayner

Samantha Rayner

Entrepreneur

She/Her

Sean Stiller

Sean Stiller

Filmmaker

He/Him

Brent Vatne

Brent Vatne

Software Engineer

He/Him

Equity, diversity and inclusion

We're committed to an ongoing process of growth and self-reflection to help us in co-creating safer and more inclusive offerings. We're in the early stages of forming an advisory group to help guide us on that journey. Want to apply? Send us an email at hello@nectara.co

Joel Lopez

Joel Lopez

Therapist

He/Him

Raven Marie

Raven Marie

Guide

She/Her

Lore McLaren

Lore McLaren

Guide

They/Them

Kester Reid

Kester Reid

Teacher

He/Him

Frequently
asked questions

  1. Why did you start Nectara?

Because we believe in the transformative potential of psychedelics to help us live better lives and reconnect to ourselves, each other, and our planet. And we believe that to translate those experiences in daily life, we all need ongoing and accessible support. Read our origin story to learn more.

  1. Who is funding Nectara?

We are currently self-funding Nectara. We are looking for ways to expand our impact as a social enterprise with additional financial support. Contact us if you'd like to support our mission and we'll send you more information.

  1. Are you hiring?

If you're passionate about the ethical and intentional use of psychedelics for healing and you have skills you'd like to share, yes! Reach out to us via email.

  1. Are you looking for partners?

Nectara is a hub for ideas, wisdom, and people to come together and collaborate. We're always looking for collaborators to help us create, expand, and share with. Contact Sheida at sheida@nectara.co to spark a conversation.

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