Chiron Academy announced new dates for retreats in Ontario and British Columbia this spring and summer!
If you would like to join our community, there will be two retreats at the Lotus Heart Centre in Brighton, Ontario on the following dates:

April 18 – 25 2021 for mental health care professionals – Full
Led by Mela and Bradley

April 25 – May 2 2021 – open to all
Led by Mela and Bradley

In British Columbia we will be holding 3 retreats in 2 different centres, Riversong on Vancouver Island and the Sentinel in Kaslo.

May 9 – 16, 2021  at Riversong, near Duncan BC – open to all – Cancelled
Led by Mela and Bradley

May 31 – June 7, 2021 at the Sentinel, Kaslo BC – open to all – We currently have one space open
Led by Mela and Bradley, assisted by Richard Kay, Gillian Maxwell and Liz Rezanson

July 27 – August 3, 2021 at the Sentinel, Kaslo BC – open to all – This retreat is full. We started a waiting list.
Led by Mela and Bradley and Jim Kragtwyk

Stay tuned for announcements of new retreats in the summer and fall in Ontario and BC.

How to register:

  • Please complete the retreat questionnaire if you have not already done so, indicating which date you would like to take the retreat. 
  • Send a $500 deposit to to hold your spot in the retreat. You will be enrolled in our online course which takes about 90 hours to complete. It is a prerequisite for our retreat.
  • We will contact you closer to the retreat date to schedule book your intake session and set and setting session.
  • The cost to attend Lotus Heart and Riversong (including the online course) are $4,520 including HST. The cost to attend the Sentinel is $5,000 including GST.

If you would like to watch our Zoom call with retreat participants from March 23/21 to meet our instructors and find out more about who we are, please send an email to and we will send you a link.

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The Chiron Learning Academy was founded by Melania Lumezanu and Bradley Foster and to expand the range of psychedelic therapeutic treatments, to support integration therapists and to build a community of healers.

Chiron was a mythical centaur, knowledgeable in the healing arts who taught others how to heal. He was the original wounded healer. See our Chiron page for more on his background.

We are looking for a diverse group of wounded healers who have healed themselves or who are on a journey to heal themselves. If you are mature, have life experience, have had your own profound experiences with psychedelics, practice a healing modality, and would like to learn how to use psychedelics to help others heal, please see our retreats page. We currently offer level one and two retreats.

Our philosophy is geared toward harm reduction, creating a safe container for healing, through somatic and emotional release, empowering healers by giving them the tools to explore this work safely with others. We teach you how to guide your client, using hands on, to work with the material brought up by psychedelics, so they are able to heal themselves. Knowing how to work with clients and their energy on psychedelics creates the conditions that reduces possible harm and safety.

We are grateful to have the support of the Nikean Foundation, which is a non-profit Canadian psychedelic foundation that supports psychedelic research, studies, training, and education. Nikean has committed thousands of dollars to supporting scholarships for BIPOC, aboriginal, and people from underserved communities who take our training. We are proud to include several scholarship recipients in our learning experiences.

Chiron’s Psychedelic Integration Course is truly a journey you will never forget. Not only are the founders, Bradley and Mela, extremely gifted therapists, they are also the most dedicated, warm-hearted and generous people you could ever hope to meet. The container they created for our cohort was solid and loving, allowing each individual to do their own deep and powerful work. I went with a somewhat skeptical hat on, curious to see if their approach could really be effective for healing some longstanding childhood trauma. I am delighted to report that it does. If you’ve ever considered pursuing this kind of meaningful work, I can’t recommend Chiron – and The Sentinel where the training took place – highly enough. A superb combination of set, setting and substance that is truly more than the sum of its parts!