Practitioner-Participant Connection Service

Stargazing, yoga, moving, qigong, sitting by the fire with Allison and Roger Lockshier in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Allison and Roger's ceremony space for 6-8 participants and the altar holding participants' personal items.

Future Ceremony Participants: 

Are you interested in participating in a ceremony with an entheogenic practitioner? The AEP now offers a service to connect the public with AEP-member practitioners! Our community has extraordinary gifts and services to offer, and we would like to help connect experienced practitioners to those who are seeking profound journeys.

Our members across the country offer services including entheogenic ceremonies, preparation and integration services, somatic therapy, reiki/energy healing, healing dance, breath work, soundbath, meditation, and more!  

The intake process to be connected with an AEP practitioner includes reading and signing a participation agreement, completing a safety self-assessment, paying a fee (financial aid is available), and a zoom conversation to discuss your form and any questions you have. 

If you would like more information or to get started on this process, please contact Nicole Cohen Ochoa by 

Telegram: @NicolePsyEsq or


and please read and sign the Participation Agreement and complete the Safety Self-Assessment.

Nicole is the Director of Engagement with the AEP and a California-licensed attorney. Prior to working in entheogenic law, she interned at an Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro) retreat center in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru. Her experiences sitting with Mother Ayahuasca and microdosing psilocybin have been life-changing.

Medicine Woman Allison singing the medicine songs.


Only AEP member practitioners in good standing are eligible to be connected with new participants.

AEP staff dedicates significant time to getting to know our member practitioners in order to ensure that we can endorse the sincerity of their entheogenic practice and their commitment to the wellbeing of their participants

All AEP members agree to be accountable to the community for practicing in accordance with our code of ethics. The AEP's covenant with the public is to be accountable for itself and its public members in good standing.

Practitioners who would like to be included in the directory and who are not yet members of the AEP may send an email to to inquire about AEP membership. 

Ryanna Battiste guides her clients through their Journey experiences in Aiken, South Carolina.

This journey space is located on a 100 acre animal rescue farm complete with walking trails, horses, and wildlife.