Taken under the supervision of your Iboga providers who went through a rigorous training process where safety was a core focus, Iboga is 100% safe.
How does it feel to be on Iboga?
The experience of Iboga is different from one person to another depending on what that person needs.
Many people find Iboga to make you feel “high,” while others feel slightly buzzed with a minor change in cognition. Some people feel surprisingly sober while taking the medicine.
Unlike many other entheogens, Iboga is very grounding and you tend to feel very self-aware and connected to yourself, your body, your life, and the environment around you.
How big are the groups in an Iboga Ceremony?
Groups can range from 4-10 participants and are under the care of trained providers.
This more intimate group setting allows for greater personalized attention, counselling, and care from your Iboga providers.
Is Iboga scary?
Some people who have never done Iboga believe that it is a very intense experience and have some fear about working with it.
Typically, after their first ceremony, the same people are surprised at how gentle the experience was.
This medicine is about clearing out fear, traumas and blocks, and it does so with truth and gentleness.
I think this is for me but I need to talk with someone first.
No problem, that's what we're here for. CONTACT US to schedule a call with our Iboga providers.
How much does a retreat cost?
Our prices for an Iboga retreat depend on the location and retreat type. Whether it's a group retreat in a 5 star resort in the Dominican Republic, or a private retreat in a cottage in the Canadian wilderness, our prices range from $1500 to $4200 USD per person.
We provide flexible payment options.
Is Iboga like Ayahuasca?
Iboga and Ayahuasca are often associated with each other because they are both ancient, indigenous plant medicines.
However the two are very different in nature and are experienced very differently.
The Ayahuasca medicine is created by ceremonially combining two plants that grow primarily in the Amazon Rainforest into a drinkable brew or tea.
Iboga is simply the root bark of a shrub that grows in West Coast Equatorial Africa. It is ground up and swallowed with some water.
Ayahuasca is a female spirit. Iboga is the only plant in the world that houses a twin spirit, both male and female.
Ayahuasca has a tendency to be experienced as a journey that takes one into the far reaches using symbology and more abstract communication to give the user insights. It is usually experienced as more of a trip or a high.
Iboga gives you a more grounded, sobering experience with more direct communication about your life and how to have the life you want. Iboga is said to be more of a deep journey into one’s personal life and makes it very clear how you got to where you are and what needs to change for you to get to where you want to be.
Ayahuasca ceremonies often have large groups of participants. Sometimes upwards of 50 people under the care of one Shaman and a few assistants.
Iboga ceremonies have much smaller groups of generally 4-10 participants under the care of a few providers and some assistants.
A week is a lot for me, can I do half of a retreat?
An Iboga retreat has 2 ceremonies which build on each other. It is not possible to attend only one and get the experience you need.
The first ceremony is typically a detox where you get to build trust with the medicine to allow you to have your Spiritual Discovery during the second ceremony.
We understand 7 days can be quite a commitment for you, but we cannot compromise on this.
We do offer a Half-Day Experience where you will receive a Spiritual Shower, a Traditional African Sauna, and a Firetalk.
Note that no Iboga will be distributed during the Half-Day event.
Is there a special diet before taking Iboga?
There is no strict diet required to prepare for Iboga. However, we recommend a clean and healthy diet as much as possible leading up to your retreat. The less work the medicine has to do on your body the more work it can do on your soul and your mind.