What we're about

Do you have a hard time settling your mind? Feel stressed often? Do you sometimes feel anxious and out of control?

These are all normal emotions on the human spectrum. Instead of fighting or avoiding our emotions and physical conditions, it is time we start listening to what our infinitely intelligent body is trying to tell us. The state of our physiology is a mirror image of the state of our consciousness.

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Join Gerardo Urias, local author of Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms, as he guides you through an intense breath work practice that not only soothes the mind, calms your nerves, and re-calibrates your body chemistry, but induces a state of mind equivalent to a psychedelic experience.

For years Gerardo has researched psychedelics, breath work, yoga, meditation, cold exposure therapy, and philosophy, which led to the writing of his important, timely book about taking charge and owning our sovereignty over our own health. His passion is teaching others how to hack their body and mind, re-calibrating and retraining our nervous system so that we can thrive in any situation, regardless of the obstacles at hand.

After this class, you will feel relaxed, re-rejuvenated, refreshed, re-calibrated, and recharged. We will close the session with an integration / sharing circle for anyone who would like to share about their experience during the class or their journey with psychedelics. This is a safe space where we will connect and support each other in our individual healing journeys.

Happy healing and hope to see you in class!

~ Gerardo

Upcoming events (4+)

Ascension Breathwork Classes are back in San Diego!!

Crown Point Park

$10.00

Ascension Breathwork Classes are back in San Diego!!

Join Gerardo Urias, author of Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms, for an hour of psychedelic education and breathwork, finishing off with an integration / sharing circle.

I am very excited to announce that I am back in San Diego where I will operate all of my workshops, classes, and retreats from. Afterall, this is where Ascension was born. San Diego has always been and always will be home.

Having just spent 6 months in Oaxaca, Mexico working directly with one of the most powerful and respected curanderas (medicine woman / wisdom keeper of the forest) in the world and finishing it all off hosting our first ever Ascension Sacred Mushroom Wellness Retreat (many more to come!), I can tell you I have a lot to share!! I have learned so much from my time in Mexico and have made leaps and bounds in the evolution of my healing journey and the professional services I offer.

I now offer private ceremonies, personal / spiritual development programs, and private workshops. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in taking your life to the next level!

We will start with a basic introduction to my mission of educating people on the application of psychedelics for mental health as well as the benefits of breathwork before guiding you through a powerful 20 minute breathwork session that evokes similar brain activity as the psychedelic experience, boosts our immune system, calms the mind, and nourishes the body and soul.

We will finish off with a sharing / integration circle (optional) where you will have a chance to share your experience and/ or ask any questions you may have. This is a safe space for anyone who wishes to join this beautiful, quickly growing community devoted to ditching the old paradigms of self-limiting beliefs, scarcity and victim mindsets, and toxic, unconscious behaviors, and awaken to the new paradigm of limitless possibilities and potential and learn how to tap into and awaken our infinite internal resources that are inherent and necessary for our existence and are our divine tools for thriving in life.

Benefits:

  • Learn the benefits and science of breathwork.
  • Learn about the intersection of mindfulness, yoga, breathwork, and psychedelic medicines.
  • Learn about the exploding world of psychedelic medicine and therapy and how to use these powerful plant medicines to drastically enhance your life.
  • Learn how to take your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health into your own hands, saying goodbye to big pharma forever.
  • Meet an amazing group of souls who are committed to reaching their full potential.
  • Optimize your 🧠 & bodily functions
  • Quiet the noise, quiet the chatter
  • Shut down your prefrontal cortex; shut down the thinking and analyzing
  • Eliminate stress & anxiety
  • Activate all your neurotransmitters
  • Activate your endocannabinoid and endogenous opioid systems
  • Flood your brain and body with oxygen, oxytocin, and endorphins, "get high on your own supply."
  • Boost your immune system
  • Tap into your autonomous nervous system
  • Re-calibrate your nervous system
  • Control your breath/ control your mind
  • Be vulnerable, open, and heard. Vulnerability fosters trust and trust fosters connection and connection is why we are all here.

What to Bring:

  • Bring a yoga mat, a jacket or blanket in case you get cold (the breathwork can cause temperature fluctuations in the body), something to rest your head on for added comfort, and water.

Suggested Energy Exchange: $10 - $20 USD

Help Raise Awareness:

I will have my book, Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms for sale as well as Taking Back My Mind swag: mushroom shirts, earrings, hats, and more to help raise awareness!

All proceeds used to help raise awareness for mental health and develop safe containers for healing.
I can take cash and Venmo.

Learn more about my journey, my work, and how to use psychedelics for mental health at:
Taking Back My Mind

View the promotional video for our epic retreat in Oaxaca, Mexico last October:
Ascension Sacred Mushroom Retreat, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2022

So stoked to be back in SD!!
See you at the park!

Mush love,
Gerardo Urias

Ascension Breathwork Classes are back in San Diego!!

Crown Point Park

$10.00

Ascension Breathwork Classes are back in San Diego!!

Join Gerardo Urias, author of Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms, for an hour of psychedelic education and breathwork, finishing off with an integration / sharing circle.

I am very excited to announce that I am back in San Diego where I will operate all of my workshops, classes, and retreats from. Afterall, this is where Ascension was born. San Diego has always been and always will be home.

Having just spent 6 months in Oaxaca, Mexico working directly with one of the most powerful and respected curanderas (medicine woman / wisdom keeper of the forest) in the world and finishing it all off hosting our first ever Ascension Sacred Mushroom Wellness Retreat (many more to come!), I can tell you I have a lot to share!! I have learned so much from my time in Mexico and have made leaps and bounds in the evolution of my healing journey and the professional services I offer.

I now offer private ceremonies, personal / spiritual development programs, and private workshops. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in taking your life to the next level!

We will start with a basic introduction to my mission of educating people on the application of psychedelics for mental health as well as the benefits of breathwork before guiding you through a powerful 20 minute breathwork session that evokes similar brain activity as the psychedelic experience, boosts our immune system, calms the mind, and nourishes the body and soul.

We will finish off with a sharing / integration circle (optional) where you will have a chance to share your experience and/ or ask any questions you may have. This is a safe space for anyone who wishes to join this beautiful, quickly growing community devoted to ditching the old paradigms of self-limiting beliefs, scarcity and victim mindsets, and toxic, unconscious behaviors, and awaken to the new paradigm of limitless possibilities and potential and learn how to tap into and awaken our infinite internal resources that are inherent and necessary for our existence and are our divine tools for thriving in life.

Benefits:

  • Learn the benefits and science of breathwork.
  • Learn about the intersection of mindfulness, yoga, breathwork, and psychedelic medicines.
  • Learn about the exploding world of psychedelic medicine and therapy and how to use these powerful plant medicines to drastically enhance your life.
  • Learn how to take your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health into your own hands, saying goodbye to big pharma forever.
  • Meet an amazing group of souls who are committed to reaching their full potential.
  • Optimize your 🧠 & bodily functions
  • Quiet the noise, quiet the chatter
  • Shut down your prefrontal cortex; shut down the thinking and analyzing
  • Eliminate stress & anxiety
  • Activate all your neurotransmitters
  • Activate your endocannabinoid and endogenous opioid systems
  • Flood your brain and body with oxygen, oxytocin, and endorphins, "get high on your own supply."
  • Boost your immune system
  • Tap into your autonomous nervous system
  • Re-calibrate your nervous system
  • Control your breath/ control your mind
  • Be vulnerable, open, and heard. Vulnerability fosters trust and trust fosters connection and connection is why we are all here.

What to Bring:

  • Bring a yoga mat, a jacket or blanket in case you get cold (the breathwork can cause temperature fluctuations in the body), something to rest your head on for added comfort, and water.

Suggested Energy Exchange: $10 - $20 USD

Help Raise Awareness:

I will have my book, Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms for sale as well as Taking Back My Mind swag: mushroom shirts, earrings, hats, and more to help raise awareness!

All proceeds used to help raise awareness for mental health and develop safe containers for healing.
I can take cash and Venmo.

Learn more about my journey, my work, and how to use psychedelics for mental health at:
Taking Back My Mind

View the promotional video for our epic retreat in Oaxaca, Mexico last October:
Ascension Sacred Mushroom Retreat, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2022

So stoked to be back in SD!!
See you at the park!

Mush love,
Gerardo Urias

Ascension Breathwork Classes are back in San Diego!!

Crown Point Park

$10.00

Ascension Breathwork Classes are back in San Diego!!

Join Gerardo Urias, author of Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms, for an hour of psychedelic education and breathwork, finishing off with an integration / sharing circle.

I am very excited to announce that I am back in San Diego where I will operate all of my workshops, classes, and retreats from. Afterall, this is where Ascension was born. San Diego has always been and always will be home.

Having just spent 6 months in Oaxaca, Mexico working directly with one of the most powerful and respected curanderas (medicine woman / wisdom keeper of the forest) in the world and finishing it all off hosting our first ever Ascension Sacred Mushroom Wellness Retreat (many more to come!), I can tell you I have a lot to share!! I have learned so much from my time in Mexico and have made leaps and bounds in the evolution of my healing journey and the professional services I offer.

I now offer private ceremonies, personal / spiritual development programs, and private workshops. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in taking your life to the next level!

We will start with a basic introduction to my mission of educating people on the application of psychedelics for mental health as well as the benefits of breathwork before guiding you through a powerful 20 minute breathwork session that evokes similar brain activity as the psychedelic experience, boosts our immune system, calms the mind, and nourishes the body and soul.

We will finish off with a sharing / integration circle (optional) where you will have a chance to share your experience and/ or ask any questions you may have. This is a safe space for anyone who wishes to join this beautiful, quickly growing community devoted to ditching the old paradigms of self-limiting beliefs, scarcity and victim mindsets, and toxic, unconscious behaviors, and awaken to the new paradigm of limitless possibilities and potential and learn how to tap into and awaken our infinite internal resources that are inherent and necessary for our existence and are our divine tools for thriving in life.

Benefits:

  • Learn the benefits and science of breathwork.
  • Learn about the intersection of mindfulness, yoga, breathwork, and psychedelic medicines.
  • Learn about the exploding world of psychedelic medicine and therapy and how to use these powerful plant medicines to drastically enhance your life.
  • Learn how to take your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health into your own hands, saying goodbye to big pharma forever.
  • Meet an amazing group of souls who are committed to reaching their full potential.
  • Optimize your 🧠 & bodily functions
  • Quiet the noise, quiet the chatter
  • Shut down your prefrontal cortex; shut down the thinking and analyzing
  • Eliminate stress & anxiety
  • Activate all your neurotransmitters
  • Activate your endocannabinoid and endogenous opioid systems
  • Flood your brain and body with oxygen, oxytocin, and endorphins, "get high on your own supply."
  • Boost your immune system
  • Tap into your autonomous nervous system
  • Re-calibrate your nervous system
  • Control your breath/ control your mind
  • Be vulnerable, open, and heard. Vulnerability fosters trust and trust fosters connection and connection is why we are all here.

What to Bring:

  • Bring a yoga mat, a jacket or blanket in case you get cold (the breathwork can cause temperature fluctuations in the body), something to rest your head on for added comfort, and water.

Suggested Energy Exchange: $10 - $20 USD

Help Raise Awareness:

I will have my book, Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms for sale as well as Taking Back My Mind swag: mushroom shirts, earrings, hats, and more to help raise awareness!

All proceeds used to help raise awareness for mental health and develop safe containers for healing.
I can take cash and Venmo.

Learn more about my journey, my work, and how to use psychedelics for mental health at:
Taking Back My Mind

View the promotional video for our epic retreat in Oaxaca, Mexico last October:
Ascension Sacred Mushroom Retreat, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2022

So stoked to be back in SD!!
See you at the park!

Mush love,
Gerardo Urias

Ascension Breathwork Classes are back in San Diego!!

Crown Point Park

$10.00

Ascension Breathwork Classes are back in San Diego!!

Join Gerardo Urias, author of Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms, for an hour of psychedelic education and breathwork, finishing off with an integration / sharing circle.

I am very excited to announce that I am back in San Diego where I will operate all of my workshops, classes, and retreats from. Afterall, this is where Ascension was born. San Diego has always been and always will be home.

Having just spent 6 months in Oaxaca, Mexico working directly with one of the most powerful and respected curanderas (medicine woman / wisdom keeper of the forest) in the world and finishing it all off hosting our first ever Ascension Sacred Mushroom Wellness Retreat (many more to come!), I can tell you I have a lot to share!! I have learned so much from my time in Mexico and have made leaps and bounds in the evolution of my healing journey and the professional services I offer.

I now offer private ceremonies, personal / spiritual development programs, and private workshops. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in taking your life to the next level!

We will start with a basic introduction to my mission of educating people on the application of psychedelics for mental health as well as the benefits of breathwork before guiding you through a powerful 20 minute breathwork session that evokes similar brain activity as the psychedelic experience, boosts our immune system, calms the mind, and nourishes the body and soul.

We will finish off with a sharing / integration circle (optional) where you will have a chance to share your experience and/ or ask any questions you may have. This is a safe space for anyone who wishes to join this beautiful, quickly growing community devoted to ditching the old paradigms of self-limiting beliefs, scarcity and victim mindsets, and toxic, unconscious behaviors, and awaken to the new paradigm of limitless possibilities and potential and learn how to tap into and awaken our infinite internal resources that are inherent and necessary for our existence and are our divine tools for thriving in life.

Benefits:

  • Learn the benefits and science of breathwork.
  • Learn about the intersection of mindfulness, yoga, breathwork, and psychedelic medicines.
  • Learn about the exploding world of psychedelic medicine and therapy and how to use these powerful plant medicines to drastically enhance your life.
  • Learn how to take your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health into your own hands, saying goodbye to big pharma forever.
  • Meet an amazing group of souls who are committed to reaching their full potential.
  • Optimize your 🧠 & bodily functions
  • Quiet the noise, quiet the chatter
  • Shut down your prefrontal cortex; shut down the thinking and analyzing
  • Eliminate stress & anxiety
  • Activate all your neurotransmitters
  • Activate your endocannabinoid and endogenous opioid systems
  • Flood your brain and body with oxygen, oxytocin, and endorphins, "get high on your own supply."
  • Boost your immune system
  • Tap into your autonomous nervous system
  • Re-calibrate your nervous system
  • Control your breath/ control your mind
  • Be vulnerable, open, and heard. Vulnerability fosters trust and trust fosters connection and connection is why we are all here.

What to Bring:

  • Bring a yoga mat, a jacket or blanket in case you get cold (the breathwork can cause temperature fluctuations in the body), something to rest your head on for added comfort, and water.

Suggested Energy Exchange: $10 - $20 USD

Help Raise Awareness:

I will have my book, Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms for sale as well as Taking Back My Mind swag: mushroom shirts, earrings, hats, and more to help raise awareness!

All proceeds used to help raise awareness for mental health and develop safe containers for healing.
I can take cash and Venmo.

Learn more about my journey, my work, and how to use psychedelics for mental health at:
Taking Back My Mind

View the promotional video for our epic retreat in Oaxaca, Mexico last October:
Ascension Sacred Mushroom Retreat, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2022

So stoked to be back in SD!!
See you at the park!

Mush love,
Gerardo Urias