Sierra Psychedelic Society Newsletter

Education | Risk Management | Community

Dear SPS Family,

We hope you all enjoyed a beautiful Easter holiday with your loved ones. We're brimming with excitement for numerous upcoming events, including a special ART integration circle with Grace Moore on April 6th, immersive breathwork with Randy Gates on April 14th, our Bicycle Day Fundraiser on April 19th, and two May 4th workshops with Dr. Manesh Girn (Carhart-Harris Lab, UCSF)!

In other exciting news, we invite you to tune into the latest episode of The Zero Hour podcast "Anthropology & Psychedelics - Respecting Indigenous Cultures" with Dr. Burton Tabaac and Bia Labate.

Additionally, our Book Club is starting Rachel Nuwer's "I Feel Love: MDMA and the Quest for Connection in a Fractured World" on April 15th. Current location and details are posted to our slack channel or you can email Kathy at: [email protected].

Last but not least, for those who were not able to attend our February talk with Greg Jones, don't fret! We have posted the presentation to our YouTube channel. You can watch it here.

Scroll down for further details on all these offerings and more. Here's to a month filled with exploration, connection, and growth within our vibrant psychedelic community. As always, thank you all for your participation, passion, curiosity, and support as we collectively strive toward personal growth and healing!

In light and communitas,

Sierra Psychedelic Society


[email protected]

Recent Highlights:

One Brain Per Customer:

A humorously silly guide to better outcomes

on your psychedelic journeys

Bryan Lang, CEO of Trans World Health Services Inc., delivered an engaging and witty presentation titled "One Brain Per Customer," highlighting the importance of personal psychedelic harm reduction and risk management. Through anecdotes and real-life examples, Bryan outlined practical approaches to mitigate risks associated with psychedelic use, stressing the significance of radical self-reliance and community support. Amidst laughter-inducing moments, Bryan's talk underscored the crucial need for fostering safer and more meaningful psychedelic experiences in today's evolving landscape of therapeutic and recreational use. With his encyclopedic knowledge and charismatic delivery, Bryan left attendees both entertained and informed. 

Thank you, Bryan Lang!

Welcome to April!

Join Randy Gates for a full somatic breathwork experience on April 14th at The Studio (Moran location)!

Our bodies often hold unprocessed emotions and trauma. This physical practice can acknowledge and even move, shift, or release that energy. Music and vibrational sound also have the ability to affect our consciousness. Stacking these together creates a very powerful experience. If this peaks your curiosity, join us. Come experience transformational breathwork stacked with an electronic music vibrational journey.

There will be Tibetan singing bowls rung on each participant during the journey, along with Reiki being performed on participants. Anyone experiencing anxiety, fear, or blocks related to the experience is invited to come early and receive an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or “tapping” session to prepare them for the journey.

Learn more about Randy Gates and this unique offering here.


Don't miss our upcoming Bicycle Day Fundraiser! Nevada Coalition for Psychedelic Medicines will be presenting Nevada State Senator Rochelle Nguyen and Nevada State Assemblyman Max Carter with the inaugural Healing Loudly Award, and we are proud to honor Doug Erwin for the Community Advocate Award.

We are also thrilled to welcome Anne Weisman, Ph.D., as our keynote speaker. Anne is the Director of Well-Being and Integrative Medicine at UNLV, and will be discussing the important intersection between integrative medicine and psychedelic therapies in her talk, "There are Many Paths to Healing." Join us in celebrating these remarkable individuals and the 2 year anniversary of Sierra Psychedelic Society!

We will be raffling off some fantastic prizes, debuting a short video, and enjoying food and drinks (included in your ticket). Additionally, discount code SPS50 is available for our SPS family (50% off tickets).

Thank you for supporting our shared mission to bring healing and wellness to our community and state!


Mark your calendars!

Dr. Manesh Girn will be offering two different workshops in Reno on May 4th at The Studio Reno!

Dr. Manesh Girn is a postdoctoral neuroscientist specializing in psychedelic drugs at the University of California, San Francisco. Working closely with psychedelic research pioneer Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris, he conducts research on the neural mechanisms underlying the psychedelic experience and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. He has been lead or co-author of over 20 peer-reviewed publications to date on topics including psychedelics, the default mode network, abstract cognitive processes, and brain network. Dr. Girn also runs a popular digital platform on Instagram and YouTube called "The Psychedelic Scientist”, where he disseminates the latest findings and developments in psychedelic science in a layperson friendly manner. Finally, he serves as the Chief Research Officer at EntheoTech Bioscience, a pioneering Canadian bioscience company focused on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and multidisciplinary mental health solutions.

For more info and to register, click the links below:



Bia Labate: Anthropology & Psychedelics – Respecting Indigenous Cultures | The Zero Hour

Dr. Beatriz Caiuby Labate (Bia Labate) is a queer Brazilian anthropologist based in San Francisco. She has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of plant medicines, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, religion, and social justice.

She is Executive Director of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines and serves as Public Education and Culture Specialist at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She is also Visiting Scholar at Naropa University’s Center for Psychedelic Studies. Additionally, she is Diversity and Inclusion Chair at Veterans of War. Dr. Labate is a co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP) in Brazil and editor of its site since.

She is author, co-author, and co-editor of twenty-five books, two special-edition journals, and several peer-reviewed articles. Listen to this inspiring conversation with Dr. Burton Tabaac here.

Integration Circles &

Microdosing Support


"Integration refers to the process by which the material accessed, and insights gained in an entheogenic experience, are incorporated over time in a way that benefits the individual and the community." - ERIE (Entheogenic Research Integration and Education)

These circles are a safe and confidential space to talk openly about non-ordinary states of consciousness. To learn more about integration and the various circles we offer, click HERE. If you'd like to connect online with our group between meetings, we invite you to join the slack group.

Special ART Integration Circle on Saturday, April 6th, with Grace, 5:30-7:00 PM at The Studio Reno!

Join us for a transformative exploration of the psychedelic journey in this special art integration circle, facilitated by Grace! In this safe and supportive space, we'll dive into the theme of "journey" using art as our tool for integration. Through reflection, sharing, and creative expression, we'll navigate the integration process together. No need to bring supplies—just bring an open mind and a willingness to explore.

The 1RV (1st Responders & Veterans) Integration Circle is a confidential and secure space dedicated to first responders and veterans.

This is a place to gather, connect, and learn about the potential for healing through alternative remedies. Thank you for continuing to bring awareness to this very necessary conversation, and for your continued support of our first responders and veterans and their healing journeys.

Learn more here.

In this integration circle, we center our discussions on the transformative journey of self-parenting, fostering self-acceptance, and cultivating self-love.

Through open dialogue and shared experiences, we explore how insights can become powerful tools for nurturing a compassionate relationship with oneself, promoting personal growth, and fostering a deep sense of inner harmony.

Join us in this supportive space as we navigate the pathways to self-discovery and healing.

Microdosing Support Group

Join us every first Thursday from noon to 1 PM at The Studio Reno (tea lounge room) for our microdosing support group. This is a safe space to share experiences and learn from others who have explored the practice of microdosing to benefit mental health. All are welcome--from experienced microdosers to curious beginners!

Wednesday and Saturday Night Integration Circles

These circles are designed to offer a safe space to discuss non-ordinary states of consciousness, while providing emotional support and guidance after transformative experiences.

All levels of life experience are welcomed and accepted. 

Symbols & Meaning Integration Circle (Ullman Method) with Kathy! Every 2nd Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 PM at The Studio Reno.

"As my journey…” approach to Psychedelic Integration. This integration circle is based on the Ullman method and has typically been used for nighttime dreams. This circle is for those who are curious about finding meaning from the messages, images, symbols, stories, etc. from their psychedelic experience. The messages of the unconscious are not always clear and we may have to work to understand them. Learn more here.

Psychedelics and journey work can change the way we see the world and give us new perspectives. As parents, this has meaningful implications for shifting how we parent, including communication with our children, our co-parent relationship, and interrupting generational trauma, to name a few. Join us for a parenting integration Circle facilitated by Kathy, Charmi & Grace.

First Mondays, 5 - 6 PM. April meeting will be held at Reno Public Market, 299 E Plumb Ln.

We kindly ask all integration circle attendees to leave The Studio parking spots open for yoga classes. We are so grateful to The Studio for generously allowing us to use their space as our headquarters, and we want to be mindful not to interfere with their business. To the left is a map of nearby street parking. If you'd like to pull up the Google Maps link on your phone, click here.

It's Book Club Time!

Calling all book lovers!

ATTENTION: This month our meeting will NOT be on the 2nd Monday. We are gathering on April 15th at 5:30 pm.

We are starting "I Feel Love: MDMA and the Quest for Connection in a Fractured World" by Rachel Nuwer.

For current details & meeting location, please join our slack channel or email us at:

[email protected] 

Monthly Event Lineup

Mark your calendars early, the stage is set for a great winter & spring series!

If you’re looking to enhance your journey work with supplements based on the MAPS protocol, we highly recommend this line of products by Journeyz. This is a great way to cover down on neuroprotection and to enhance your experience and recovery!

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For more info, click here.

Our Sister Advocacy Organization

We invite you to check out & support Nevada Coalition for Psychedelic Medicines!

NCPM is a 501(c)4 nonprofit currently working with legislators to reduce penalties and to bring legalized access for psychedelic medicine to Nevada. If you would like to support NCPM's mission to save lives and revolutionize mental health, please consider joining the coalition to make a positive change for drug policy reform in our state!


We encourage you to check out the SPS Instagram and slack channel for the most current and up to date information. We also invite you to check out TAHOE PSYCHEDELIC SOCIETY for their latest offerings and events!

If you know anyone who would like to join and/or be included in occasional updates and event information, please feel free to forward this email to themthere’s a signup page here for our email list. We promise to keep your information confidential and if for any reason you’d prefer to opt out—no worries! Just click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of this email. For more information, please visit our website, slack channel, or email us at: [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

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