Retreat Center Category: Iboga
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.
Medicine information (content and method of preparation)Type of Medicine: IbogaMedicine content :
iboga total alkaloid (TA) and iboga rootbarkMedicine 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 detailsMaximum number of participants in a ceremony: 3-5Place of ceremony: Bwiti Fire Ceremony and Temple at our Facility
Accomodation detailsType of Accomodation: PrivateMore 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
SustainabilityHow we ensure sustainability:
None of the iboga shrubs are harmed or killed in the process. Roots are gathered in a ceremonial fashion.
Local CommunitiesOur 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