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Anthropologist Wade Davis to join Dimensions Algonquin Highlands for the opening of ASCEND + Retreat

February 28, 2023  By Grow Opportunity Staff

(Globe Newswire) Toronto — Dimensions, a Canadian company offering retreat experiences for personal growth, well-being, and creative exploration, has announced that Wade Davis, world-renowned cultural anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer, will join clinical director, Donald Currie as a special guest for the launch of Dimensions’ ASCEND Plus Retreat. This also marks the official opening of Dimensions Algonquin Highlands to the public on May 18, 2023.

Davis, a professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia and former explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, is considered one of the great revolutionaries of anthropology and biology. In an intimate group setting, Davis will educate Dimensions guests on plant medicine and ancient wisdom, while exploring the elegant synergy of cannabis and cacao terpenes.

The all-inclusive, four-night retreat featuring Davis will run from Thursday, May 18, 2023 through Monday, May 22, 2023. During the retreat guests will join Davis, Currie, and a team of leading registered psychotherapists, massage therapists, and other therapeutic wellness experts to learn and explore a new paradigm for well-being.

Unique to this inaugural retreat, Davis will host a discussion around his work as a plant explorer, and address why ancient wisdom and ethnobotany should be at the forefront of our wellness pursuits today. Additional activities featuring Davis include guided nature therapy and an interpretive forest walk.


“I’ve spent my entire career researching how historical and cultural practices combine with natural surroundings to transform our understanding of ourselves and the ecosystems in which we live. Dimensions’ has created a program that honours the wisdom of indigenous peoples while allowing guests to explore and learn about the power of plant medicine in pursuit of their own physical and spiritual well-being.” — Wade Davis

The ASCEND Plus retreat also features luxury accommodations, amenities, and activities such as a psychedelic cannabis plant medicine ceremonydaily guided biofeedback, breathwork, yoga, qigong, Thai massage, reiki, mindfulness-based nature walks, flotation therapy, cold exposure therapy and seasonal activities.

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