Nectara

A world where all people can find well-being

Psychedelic experiences can play a key role in sparking a new paradigm of health, connection, and harmony. To fulfill that potential, focusing on the peak experience itself isn't enough. Holistic and long-term support before and after are needed to bridge the psychedelic experience into powerful and sustainable everyday changes.

The psychedelic space currently has a preparation and integration debt. Nectara is helping people, retreats, and facilitators solve that problem.

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An old man smiling after a psychedelic journey
Woman on healing path

Our philosophy

01.

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 wellness practices, and expanding our awareness. Through daily intentionality and dedication, we view integration as a lifelong journey of unfoldment.

02.

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.

03.

Science meets sacredness

Blending modern scientific perspectives with wisdom traditions gives us a more complete view of the world and a richer lens from which we can experience life and our journey back to wholeness. By bridging the two together, we are helping people harness and reach deeper levels of connection with themselves, 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 stands for the ethical expansion of the psychedelic space.

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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 journey back to wholeness.

01.

30% of our net profits are donated to Chacruna's Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative. Each year we will publish a report with transparent financials to track our impact.

02.

Supporting the ethical unfoldment of the psychedelic space by uplifting and collaborating with aligned partners, retreats, and people.

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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/They

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

Partnerships

She/Her

Pascal Tremblay

Pascal Tremblay

Co-Founder

He/Him

Carlos Urena

Carlos Urena

Marketing Intern

He/Him

Our advisors

Cory Firth

Cory Firth

Storyteller

He/Him

David Gomes

David Gomes

Mindfulness Teacher

He/Him

Peter Hughes

Peter Hughes

Finance

He/Him

Dr. Pam Kryskow

Dr. Pam Kryskow

Medical Doctor

She/Her

Sadaf Lotfalian, PhD

Sadaf Lotfalian, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

She/Her

Trevor Millar

Trevor Millar

Practitioner

He/Him

Samantha Rayner

Samantha Rayner

Marketing

She/Her

Brent Vatne

Brent Vatne

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? Learn more

Raven Marie

Raven Marie

Guide

She/Her

Lore McLaren

Lore McLaren

Therapist

They/Them

Kester Reid

Kester Reid

Teacher

He/Him

Frequently
asked questions

  1. Why did you create 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. There's a big gap of support in the space right now and we want to elevate the standards of care to truly tap into the potential for psychedelics to help us live better lives. 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. Contact us if you'd like to support our mission and we'll send you our investor deck.

  1. Are you hiring?

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

  1. Are you looking for partners?

We need each other to expand what's possible. Nectara is a hub for ideas, wisdom, and people to come together and collaborate. We're always looking for collaborators and thought leaders to help us create, expand, and share with. If you're doing work to help as many people as possible, it's likely we're a good match. Contact Sheida at sheida@nectara.co to spark a conversation.

  1. Why do personal pronouns matter?

Here's a good article on the subject.

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