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Retreat Center Category: IbogaRetreat Center Tags: costa rica, iboga, and wellness

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  • Iboga Wellness Center, located in beautiful Costa Rica, offers spiritual retreats and detoxification programs to provide people with a rich opportunity to heal themselves on three levels: body, mind, and spirit. Our emphasis is on the spiritual because healing is much deeper when problems are resolved on the spiritual level first. Physical problems are often the result of deeper underlying spiritual issues.

    Our center has been designed to create an environment that will support your healing process. Located in the northwestern corner of Costa Rica, we are about 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean with magnificent views of the Pacific from our facility. Our beautiful guest rooms provide an extremely comfortable, beautiful, and friendly place to focus on healing and spiritual growth. We have many areas where you can just be alone or have a conversation with another guest or a member of our staff.

    We work with the powerful plant medicine, Iboga. This medicine comes from a small tree that grows naturally in western equatorial Africa, primarily in the country of Gabon. Iboga has been used by the people of this area for countless generations as a tool to heal the body, mind, and spirit. These people are called the Bwiti. All of our Iboga providers have been trained in Costa Rica and Gabon by a Bwiti shaman and have been initiated into the Bwiti through ceremony.

    We do NOT use the pharmaceutical, Ibogaine. Ibogaine is extracted from the Iboga tree (Tabernanthe Iboga) but the extraction process causes it to lose many of the amazing properties of pure, natural Iboga. Chemically, Ibogaine is 1 of 12 alkaloids that occur in the Iboga tree’s medicine. We believe that Iboga in its natural form, with all of its alkaloids, is the best way to use this medicine. It is the way Nature made it and it contains organic keys that provide access to the spirit of Iboga.

    Our providers perform ceremonies that are similar to those done in Gabon, but oriented to people from North America and Europe. Most of our staff is from the United States, but we have worked with people from all over the world. Everyone on our staff shares a common goal to provide an experience that will truly help you and allow you to be able to know yourself better.

    Iboga has been found to be extremely helpful in 2 major areas:

    • people with addiction, depression, or anxiety problems
    • people who are seeking to grow spiritually.

    For opiate addicts, Iboga can eliminate the need for more drugs and significantly reduce the effects of withdrawal. For people with other addictions, Iboga can be used to eliminate the need for alcohol, weed, tobacco, or other substances. For depression and anxiety, Iboga is very effective at revealing the underlying causes. For spiritual seekers, Iboga can reconnect you with your soul/spirit and allow you to experience spiritual discovery.

    Please give us a call if you have any questions about our center or the way we do things here. We are happy to answer your questions.

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    Medicine information (content and method of preparation)

    Type of Medicine: Iboga
    Medicine content :

    iboga total alkaloid (TA) and iboga rootbark

    Medicine preparation:

    We administer the highest quality Iboga in the TA (total alkaloid extract) form that has been made from pure Iboga root bark that has grown naturally in the jungle. We do the extraction on the fresh root bark ourselves to ensure the process is done correctly. After the extraction, we take the TA powder and fill clear capsules so guests can swallow them without tasting the bitterness. The iboga shrubs we use are not harmed in the process and the harvesting involves a traditional Bwiti ceremony.

    Ceremony details

    Maximum number of participants in a ceremony: 3-5
    Place of ceremony: Bwiti Fire Ceremony and Temple at our Facility

    Accomodation details

    Type of Accomodation: Private
    More about the accomodation and food:

    A luxury private bedroom and bathroom is offered to all guests in our 12,000 sq ft facility with infinity pool. Local Costa Rica chef prepares all meals, even for special diets

    Sustainability

    How we ensure sustainability:

    None of the iboga shrubs are harmed or killed in the process. Roots are gathered in a ceremonial fashion.

    Locals

    Local Communities

    Our engagement in local communities:

    Iboga Wellness Center employs local Ticos and Ticas. Our full time medical doctor, chef, housekeeper, night security guard, and maintenance are all locals. We take our guests to local businesses for activities too. We also offer local discounts.


  • Additional discounts for returning guests, couples and groups

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  • 4 Reviews on “Iboga Wellness Center”

    1. Craig K Iboga Wellness Center

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      Greetings all, after 25 years clean/ sober I relapsed and found it next to impossible to find the way back for more than a few days/ weeks/ months at a time….each re-relapse increasing in severity and hopelessness. This lasted for 5 years. I knew I could do it, cause I had before, but just couldn’t corral the willingness, confidence, and positive attitudes needed to get fully ahead of my addictions. Slowly losing what I had accomplished in the previous 25 years and becoming more desperate, all y’all addicts know exactly what I’m talking about. I couldn’t stomach the idea of another classic treatment center but learned about Iboga on the show Vice. I was desperate to quit using and came to believe in Iboga, from the research I did. I kicked it around for awhile and finally pulled the trigger. I was rewarded beyond all my all my hopes.
      I still wasn’t sure how it would affect me as each experience is different. I would say that about 3 hours after digesting the Iboga I was pretty sure I had been scammed… At about 4.5 hours I was experiencing a journey unlike anything I’ve ever dreamed of. Just took me longer I guess but they told me you never know. By the time we had the 2nd ceremony I was prepared to see how deep I could go to get the absolute most out of the inner resolving properties of the medicine. The trick is to use the staff providers and to be honest. They are awesome, totally non judgmental, and love it when you take advantage of their experience. I would be happy to answer any questions you have. They have a tremendous facility, have made Iboga wellness their life, and are 100% committed. Oh, and the anti addictive claims (opiates and alcohol for me)…what can I say… I simply haven’t even had any thoughts about my addictions since the ceremonies, just total indifference. It truly reset my cravings to nil and I really couldn’t ask for more. Plus I feel more “pure” than I did before my relapse thanks to the spiritual cleansing from the Iboga. It’s such a shame and waste it has to be outlawed here because it’s absolutely what’s necessary for, what I would guess, would be many many of us. Good luck to you in unravelling the layers and finding your answers, I’m very glad I chose Iboga Wellness Center.
      Ha Ha! Music playing in the background right now is “Ive Got A Feeling”, by The Beatles….perfect!!
      Craig K

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        I am a blue collar guy from the Boston, MA area. I have had the absolute pleasure and privelage to attend 2 psycho spiritual sessions at IWC. As mentioned above, the accommodations and amenities provided are top notch. Above all else, being guided by the providers at IWC with the plant medicine Iboga has changed my life. The staff of Iboga providers at the IWC were such a key component in my experience. I believe I got the utmost benefit from the plant medicine due to the providers expertise with the medicine.

        • Boy Rush Iboga Wellness Center

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          I came to Iboga Wellness Center in May of 2014 as a very sick junkie. I’d struggled with opiates for a decade, and tried to kick at least a dozen times on my own. I was a slave to my addiction. I tried to find a couple of iboga treatment centers in Mexico, but both of them felt sketchy, like a scam, so I never went. I just continued with the cycle of addiction and despair, thinking that the U.S. offered no real treatment. I found IWC through a friend who knew one of the treatment providers there. I decided to take the chance on this place, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made in my entire life.

          IWC saved my life. They offered compassionate care for me, they listened to me and gave me guidance and counseling as I asked for it, without pushing any personal beliefs or dogma. The iboga experience itself was completely surreal, almost indescribable. The Spiritual Shower Ceremony in the river was one of the most cleansing experiences my soul has ever had. The providers are full of love, and it was easy to trust them. They welcomed me into their home and cared for me as a brother. They took me with all my ugly and broken, and gave hope to my despair.

          I’ve now been clean for almost ten months, and they’ve been the most fulfilling ten months of my entire adult life. I feel free in a way I never have been before. I’ve discovered how to love other people and treat them with respect. I’ve gained the ability to be honest with myself and with others and let go of my old selfish junkie ways of thinking. If you’re hurting, addicted, or lost, I couldn’t offer a stronger recommendation to visit IWC. I couldn’t put a money price tag on the new life that the center provided me…it’s priceless.

          • Holly Stein Iboga Wellness Center

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            Going to the Iboga Wellness Center was the best decision I’ve ever made in my entire life. LITERALLY.

            I suffered from sever anxiety, depression, insecurity and self-loathing. I researched the center for a while before going, and Jeanie was always extremely quick to respond to emails. The facility is unbelievable. I had my own room and bathroom, in room A/C unit, and felt extremely comfortable throughout the entire stay. If you want to read more about my stay, check out the link at the bottom. I blogged what each day was like.

            In terms of the the medicine, that providers were incredible, and helped me through some visions. The medicine literally cured my depression and self-loathing just like that. I have not had one anxiety attack since I’ve been home (just over a moth), and I am still working through some old mental patterns, which is MUCH easier to do since Iboga. My insecurities are essentially gone, but there some of those silly little ones we all have that I am working on…but I now LOVE to work on myself.

            The Iboga Wellness Center could not have provided me with a more comfortable experience. I am from Orange County, California, and as someone who has never been camping, this was a great place for me to be.,..I am not used to sleeping in huts with the bugs crawling on me haha… This is a great place for someone looking to change their life as well as get a vacation in too!!

            Link to description of each day: http://www.journeyofselflove.com/blog/2015/2/16/a-psycho-spiritual-session-at-the-iboga-wellness-center

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