The Team

Psychedelic Insights
Facilitator Trip Guide Team

Our individual authenticity and professionalism,
characterises the vibe of our tribe.

Luc is the founder CEO of Psychedelic Insights BV/Ltd. He is a Royal Netherlands Marine Corps veteran, plant medicine advocate, entrepreneur, ocean sailor, mountaineer, and rain forest explorer. Above all, he is a dad to his daughter Sam (2006). His life (choices) changed after Psilocybin and Ayahuasca experiences in 2013. Luc ran a emotional health education service for 4 years, including (walking) therapy and lifestyle coaching, and was a public speaker on mental well-being, especially in youth prisons where he gave 40+ talks on emotional health where he inspired the most serious offenders in The Netherlands.
Following 1 year of freelance trip guiding in 2017, Luc founded Psychedelic Insights to offer qualified trip guides the opportunity to serve clients in an optimized setting and with science based protocols. The aim: Professional and experienced staff, providing psychological guidance of psychedelic experiences. Psychedelic Insights has since become an experienced professional and no nonsense organisation with passionate trip guides to help our clients navigate altered states of consciousness. Luc is a proponent of keeping these sacred medicines alive inside you, by doing them periodically.

Jessika Lagarde is a storyteller, traveler, Earth and climate activist, Psychedelic Guide for Psychedelic Insights, and Women On Psychedelics Co-founder. Having lived in four countries and nomadically for a year, her biggest treasures are the life experiences she collected from her travels. Jessika’s personal healing work with psychedelics has made her more aware not only of the crisis of our planet but also of the mental crisis humanity is in. All of her work is informed in taking action in a way that serves the Earth and our human collective, in hopes of mobilizing inner healing towards outer action.

“Psychedelic guide, transformation life coach, evolutionary astrologer, creative storyteller and passionate traveler”… Aleksandra is a light worker and a very experienced psychedelic trip guide. Born in Bulgaria she studied in Barcelona and Amsterdam. Aleksandra carries deep knowledge from her personal work with different plant medicines. As a professional trip guide she brings her perspectives, humor and professionalism to every setting keeping everyone safe, understood and helps navigate altered states of consciousness more clearly. An astrology wizard, she amazes people with her insights. Aleksandra shines her light on everyone around her.

“Psychedelic guide, transformation life coach, evolutionary astrologer, creative storyteller Niels has a degree in positive psychology and currently works as an independent psychologist in acceptance and commitment therapy. He developed early on in life an interest in meditation, yoga and other areas of alternative therapy that can increase well being. Niels dreamed of one day gaining knowledge and experience in those fields so that he could be helpful to others. Changing his study to positive psychology turned out to be a step towards that dream. Now he works with many therapies based on Eastern philosophies. He has had great experiences with those therapies in bringing people back to their essence. Besides his enthusiasm for positive psychology he became particularly fond of plant medicine and the healing they can bring. Finally, Niels is known for being an open, calm and caring person.

“Psychedelic guide and psychologist, Elsa her therapeutic approach focuses on resolving emotional traumas that are physically manifested through blockages in the human body. In her work, she applies ancient methods including reiki,  Indian and Chinese foot massage, and the use of natural herbal products, as well as methods to optimise the functioning body and mind. In her search for ancient methods of healing and traditional medicine, she travelled the world where she studied and worked with Indian masters, Chinese reflexology experts, and Mexican herbology experts, as well as facilitated and assisted in Ayahuasca ceremonies in the Brazilian Amazon. Through Psychedelic Insights, Elsa brings a unique perspective and a highly intuitive holistic approach to facilitate physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

Marcel is a veteran and has served in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps for over 13 years and have carried out (SOF) missions in various parts of the world. Being a professional coach, he builds trust like no other, he deeply connects with others. His passion is to connect people with themselves, at a deeper level, with others and with the world. To help them find and optimally develop their authentic and completely unique strengths. Not only for themselves, but also for the environment they are part of. A gentile giant with a calm and composed softness has guided many clients, many of them veterans. A guide and veteran – to help you discover and support your self-healing ability…

Luisa is a Cognitive Neuroscientist, Psychologist and therapist. She completed two master degrees in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. She is a Psychedelic Insights trip-guide and is currently working as Ph.D. candidate investigating the cognitive and neural mechanisms underpinning altered states of consciousness. In her research and personal life, she explores how meditation and psychedelic states expand human consciousness. She has participated in a variety of therapy training and coaching programs and is currently working at the National Institute of Mental Health in Prague. Here she is part of a psychiatry team developing relaxation techniques and mindfulness games in order to aid emotional responses and promote optimal psycho-physiological states during stressful or traumatic experiences. Luisa is a board member of the Psychedelic Society of Netherlands.She applies authentic, experience-oriented guidance in order to create safe, judgement-free environments for the maximal growth and self-actualization of her clients.

Eliška is a cognitive scientist (Ph.D. candidate) who has been involved with psychedelics both personally and professionally for over 10 years. In addition to her scientific exploration of the human mind, she is intrinsically motivated to help people take their first steps towards a transformational experience and consciousness-expanding journey. She is part of a non-profit psychedelic-oriented community platform that has been giving lectures on psychedelics and providing information to help facilitate safe and responsible use of these valuable substances. Since becoming a psychotherapist, she aims to help people find fuller lives and to more meaningfully connect with their emotions. Through Psychedelic Insights, Eliška brings both academic and personal experience to guiding individuals forward on their own unique life paths.

Joanna Mary Hein-Hartmann is an early seed investor of Psychedelic Insights and helped get our first clinic in nature. From the very beginning in 2019 she has believed in the core values and mission of Psychedelic Insights. With 15 years experience working both front and back office operations, for SMEs, corporates and funds, Joanna’s happy vibe streamlines all logistics and planning for clients. She is your contact for all things that require our help. Joanna is native English, but also speaks German and French. As a nature therapist she’s in her element off the grid and in nature where microdosing and tripping in nature are her expertise.

Eva is a bringer of light, joy, healing and connection. In 2012 she finished her medical studies in Leiden and practiced regular medicine over the past eight years, working on the obstetrics ward guiding women through labour. Eva was a medical resident at the first aid department and her most recent job was a medical doctor with the Dutch Navy. When the pandemic hit, she realized that regular medicine was no longer her way. “I found out what it is that people really need to heal; sincere attention, faith and a true connection. In my experience, psilocybin is a beautiful gift of nature that can help us connect to our deepest, darkest, and most joyful selves.”

Renate is a true free spirit who flows through life in her own way which has given her a lot of wonderful experiences and beautiful adventures. Renate is a veteran; At a young age she served in the royal Dutch army and after that she found her challenges and adventures in extreme endurance sports, for which she has traveled the world. After discovering the spiritual side of life, she went on a deep inner journey and decided to become a energetic therapist to assist others on their healing journey. Working in this field she felt there was something missing and since she already experienced the life changing healing power of psychedelics, she decided to combine these two together. During her work at psychedelic retreat centers she is able to combine the best of both. Renate has a lot of experience in guiding people, has a strong trust in her intuition and is down to earth. A guide who shines and who stands as a pillar through a psychedelic experience in which people can feel safe so they can allow themselves to surrender to the experience and heal. More on Renate.

Jeoffrey has served with the Royal Netherlands Marines Corps for 4 years. He worked in different roles in the youth-services sector and in psychiatric institutions for most of his career. He became a coach when he realized helping people reconnect with themselves was his true passion. After graduating as a life coach, he now works as a “conscious boxing coach” and “microdosing coach”, while still working in healthcare and psychiatry; Essentially helping people who need a little extra care in life.
With humor and playfulness, Jeoffrey is a real connector. He believes in real connection with others. Most importantly of all, in real connection with yourself. With his authentic humor and “what you see is what you get” attitude, he is able to connect easily and honestly. Jeffrey’s mission is to be there for those who want to open up and feel the call to develop themselves; To celebrate and embrace life!

Many hundreds of international clients went before you. Mostly in private sessions with 2 facilitators serving you. We believe in personal attention, in an authentic and ethical quality service. All we want is for you to have a positive experience, feel safe and understood.