Purify your inner world with the healing power of Iboga.
This experience will be held in the ceremonial context of the Missoko branch of the Bwiti tradition. The primary aim of this tradition is to help us to know ourselves, to know our primary essence, and to remember the Divine within each of us. The secondary aim is to heal illnesses of the mind and body, which block us from living our true essence.
The traditional use of Iboga was born in the forests in Central Africa, and the experience is potentiated when practiced in places such as the lush tropical jungles of Costa Rica. Over the course of the week, we will live the "Pura Vida," purifying our inner world in natural surroundings that speak to the spirit of this medicine.
- 2 overnight ceremonies with the Iboga holy wood, “the tree of life”
- Blessing, healing, and introduction into the Bwiti Missoko tradition
- Spiritual cleansing bath and purification rituals
- Hot springs adventure
- 1:1 Preparation/Integration guidance
- Lodging in tropical Eco-Yoga Retreat Center
- Farm to table gourmet meals
- Transportation to/from airport to retreat center
All attendees will receive individual preparation sessions to help them set intentions and prepare for the experience. Early bird discount price is $3,750; after April 21st, 2017 price is $3,950. This does not include airfare. A deposit of $1500 will secure your place and final payment is due 21 days upon arrival (May 7th, 2018).
*The retreat is not suitable for those with serious medical/psychological conditions or those struggling with addiction. You must complete a detailed application in advance and a personal interview via Skype prior to being accepted. The interview is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the retreat.
Anthony Esposito received the call from the spirit of Iboga to heal his depression, anxiety, and PTSD from his history of sexual abuse and addiction. His experience was so profound that it became clear he would dedicate his life to spreading the healing power of Iboga.
In December 2013, he traveled to Gabon, Africa and began training with a 10th generation Bwiti shaman to be initiated as a provider of this powerful medicine. In July of 2015, he returned and went through the Rite of Passage.
He has extensive experience leading ceremony, serving medicine, and guiding people through spiritual self-discovery. He is committed to building a strong bridge for people to heal, connect with their soul, and to help integrate the teachings of Iboga into everyday life.
Tricia Eastman is a pioneer in the psychedelic renaissance with a mission to inspire others to become their own "inner alchemists". Her holistic approach incorporates eastern philosophy, tantra, bio-hacking, soul retrieval, herbal medicine, mind body integration, archetypal mapping, meditation, somatic therapy, and shamanism.
For over 15 years she has consulted for top-destination spa and retreat centers on novel treatments and best practices. As an medicine woman operating internationally, she curates medicine retreats in countries where use is legal. She is an experienced ceremonial facilitator of 5-MeO-DMT, a powerful psychedelic medicine from the Sonoran Desert Toad.
As an Iboga provider, Eastman has been initiated into the Mboumba Eyano tradition, trained in the Missoko tradition, and she has facilitated the psychospiritual Iboga program for Crossroads Treatment Center in Mexico.
Amber found her spiritual path quite by “accident” when her husband Anthony was seeking relief from depression, anxiety and addiction. Initially it was their work with Ayahuasca in Thailand and Peru that began to open her to a new way of looking at her life and the world. One of the first and most profound shifts was in her approach to her food.
Since she was very young, Amber has found immense joy creating in the kitchen. This passion for cooking grew quickly into a lifelong career. Very shortly after returning from Peru in 2011, Amber created her conscious culinary business, The Naked Bite, cultivating a presence and connection with food in a whole new way. She began to channel her teachings with the medicine into her passion for healing foods, educating others to change their approach the health of their body, mind, spirit and the world around them.
Amber has spent significant time in various retreat environments, providing food medicine, emotional support and guidance for the guests. Working with Iboga has heightened her already strong intuition to understand how to best serve those during their healing journey.