About


Why Rise Wellness?



Rise Wellness Retreat exists to safely and legally introduce people to the practice of microdosing psilocybin in a beautiful and relaxed setting with trained facilitators.

We provide an all-inclusive experience that includes workshops and classes held by certified wellness professionals and specially formulated microdoses of psilocybin.

We have been working with clients for over a decade in natural health, helping to improve their quality of life and overall well-being with plant medicines.


Increasingly we’ve seen individuals develop more awareness of how their lives have become imbalanced.

Rise Wellness provides a solution for those who are seeking safe, non-toxic treatments for mood improvement, enhanced creativity & “work flow”, stress management and physical wellness.


I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the entire experience was calm, focused, and gave me tools that I was able to bring home and use to improve my work & my relationships with my husband and my kids. – A. S. Toronto, Canada


Our Team



Irie Selkirk

Co-Founder & Director

Irie’s lifetime of positive plant medicine experiences combined with a background in health & wellness has led to over ten years as an insightful educator, public speaker, patient advocate and caregiver. This has helped to bring her passionate & informed perspective on the benefits of plant medicines to the world. Irie spent the early years of her life in Jamaica and believes that thoughtful plant medicine consumption, self-care and mindfulness can infuse a sense of purpose and wonder into our modern lives by improving our days and connecting us with ourselves and those around us in a meaningful way.


Darryl Hudson

Co-Founder

Darryl received a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics and is published in diverse fields including plant biology, genetics & DNA repair mechanisms. He is a cannabis industry pioneer whose work with plant medicines has helped thousands of Veterans, medical patients and clinicians. His firsthand experiences and expertise has led him to focus on how plants interact with humans to treat a variety of ailments such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, pain and disease and to improve their lives. Darryl believes that a better future lies in natural medicines and our interaction with them.




Robin Banister

Therapist & Facilitator

Robin is a bilingual therapist and is completing her masters-level training in Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy. Using several modalities, including existential, expressive arts, and cognitive behavioural therapy, she begins listening and engaging with you and your story. It is her goal to help facilitate understanding and integration between your mind, body, and soul in hopes to give you the tools to not just survive, but thrive in life.



Alex Schenker

Wellness Director

Alex Schenker is a professional movement teacher, martial arts instructor, and manual therapist specializing in mobility development, and natural movement training. His Natural Mobility approach focuses on restoring and maintaining the natural state of our bodies. A lifelong practice of martial and healing arts has lead Alex to an approach that integrates movement with an emphasis on breathing and mindfulness in practical application. Alex is a Licensed Shiatsu Therapist, MovNat Master Trainer, and Bujinkan Shidoshi (internationally licensed martial arts instructor). Alex is passionate about sharing an approach that develops habits & skills that will give you a natural fitness and movement practice that can be maintain throughout your life.


Our Team



Irie Selkirk

Co-Founder & Director

Irie’s lifetime of positive plant medicine experiences combined with a background in health & wellness has led to over ten years as an insightful educator, public speaker, patient advocate and caregiver. This has helped to bring her passionate & informed perspective on the benefits of plant medicines to the world. Irie spent the early years of her life in Jamaica and believes that thoughtful plant medicine consumption, self-care and mindfulness can infuse a sense of purpose and wonder into our modern lives by improving our days and connecting us with ourselves and those around us in a meaningful way.


Darryl Hudson

Co-Founder

Darryl received a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics and is published in diverse fields including plant biology, genetics & DNA repair mechanisms. He is a cannabis industry pioneer whose work with plant medicines has helped thousands of Veterans, medical patients and clinicians. His firsthand experiences and expertise has led him to focus on how plants interact with humans to treat a variety of ailments such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, pain and disease and to improve their lives. Darryl believes that a better future lies in natural medicines and our interaction with them.




Robin Banister

Therapist & Facilitator

Robin is a bilingual therapist and is completing her masters-level training in Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy. Using several modalities, including existential, expressive arts, and cognitive behavioural therapy, she begins listening and engaging with you and your story. It is her goal to help facilitate understanding and integration between your mind, body, and soul in hopes to give you the tools to not just survive, but thrive in life.



Alex Schenker

Wellness Director

Alex Schenker is a professional movement teacher, martial arts instructor, and manual therapist specializing in mobility development, and natural movement training. His Natural Mobility approach focuses on restoring and maintaining the natural state of our bodies. A lifelong practice of martial and healing arts has lead Alex to an approach that integrates movement with an emphasis on breathing and mindfulness in practical application. Alex is a Licensed Shiatsu Therapist, MovNat Master Trainer, and Bujinkan Shidoshi (internationally licensed martial arts instructor). Alex is passionate about sharing an approach that develops habits & skills that will give you a natural fitness and movement practice that can be maintain throughout your life.


Our Team



Irie Selkirk

Co-Founder & Director

Irie’s lifetime of positive plant medicine experiences combined with a background in health & wellness has led to over ten years as an insightful educator, public speaker, patient advocate and caregiver. This has helped to bring her passionate & informed perspective on the benefits of plant medicines to the world. Irie spent the early years of her life in Jamaica and believes that thoughtful plant medicine consumption, self-care and mindfulness can infuse a sense of purpose and wonder into our modern lives by improving our days and connecting us with ourselves and those around us in a meaningful way.


Darryl Hudson

Co-Founder

Darryl received a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics and is published in diverse fields including plant biology, genetics & DNA repair mechanisms. He is a cannabis industry pioneer whose work with plant medicines has helped thousands of Veterans, medical patients and clinicians. His firsthand experiences and expertise has led him to focus on how plants interact with humans to treat a variety of ailments such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, pain and disease and to improve their lives. Darryl believes that a better future lies in natural medicines and our interaction with them.




Robin Banister

Therapist & Facilitator

Robin is a bilingual therapist and is completing her masters-level training in Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy. Using several modalities, including existential, expressive arts, and cognitive behavioural therapy, she begins listening and engaging with you and your story. It is her goal to help facilitate understanding and integration between your mind, body, and soul in hopes to give you the tools to not just survive, but thrive in life.



Alex Schenker

Wellness Director

Alex Schenker is a professional movement teacher, martial arts instructor, and manual therapist specializing in mobility development, and natural movement training. His Natural Mobility approach focuses on restoring and maintaining the natural state of our bodies. A lifelong practice of martial and healing arts has lead Alex to an approach that integrates movement with an emphasis on breathing and mindfulness in practical application. Alex is a Licensed Shiatsu Therapist, MovNat Master Trainer, and Bujinkan Shidoshi (internationally licensed martial arts instructor). Alex is passionate about sharing an approach that develops habits & skills that will give you a natural fitness and movement practice that can be maintain throughout your life.