Presented by Iboga Wellness Center
This year's retreat dives deeper into the Bwiti tradition and the healing of Iboga than ever before. Visitors will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey into the heart of the jungle, connecting to Gabon's sacred people and ancient medicine.
From November 24 - December 7, 2017, this retreat will follow 10th Generation Bwiti Shaman Moughenda into his grandfather's village, providing opportunities to meet the Pygmies-the people who taught the Bwiti the art of ceremony and ritual using Iboga.
INCLUDED IN THE JOURNEY
Traditional Welcome Ceremony
Missoko Bwiti Full Initiation
Initiation Involves Ingestion of Iboga
Shamanic Physical Healings
Herbal Jungle Medicines
Ancient Bwiti Teachings
Fresh Iboga Root Bark
Traditional African Dancing
Usage and Practice of Sacred Ceremonial Instruments
Iboga Teas Prepared by Village Shamans
Full Immersion into Sacred Tradition
All interested parties must complete a thorough screening process prior to booking their journey.
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Cost for Gabon, Africa retreat is $4,500 per person
Includes meals, village accommodations, transportation to and from Libreville (LBV) Airport
*Airfare not included
JOURNEY GUIDED BY
10TH GENERATION BWITI SHAMAN
"To initiate into the Bwiti is to have two feet in the tradition; a full commitment to truth, living the truth, loving life, knowing yourself, opening your senses, connecting with spirit, communicating with your soul, listening to your inner guide."
Moughenda's life purpose is to spread Iboga's profound healing to an ailing world. This mission has taken him from his home country of Gabon and around the globe, providing the sacred root to thousands.
Now back in Africa, Moughenda and his village implement traditional Bwiti Shamanic practices and use the whole, organic Iboga root to push journeyers through life-changing spiritual initiations, detoxifications, and traditional physical healings.
Bwiti is not a religion. It is a spiritual philosophy of introspection and self-discovery. Journeyers to Gabon will experience an authentic initiation, serving to help break through into an uncharted new phase of life.
MEET THE TEAM
Anthony Esposito is a Bwiti trained and empowered facilitator. He received the call from the spirit of Iboga to heal his depression, anxiety, and PTSD. 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. awakenyoursoul.co
Amber Antonelli is an award-winning chef with holistic approach to eating and to life in general, through the understanding that balance is paramount. While deeply rooted in her veggies, she adopts a more ‘Qualitarian’ take on eating, and prepares all styles of food with healing in mind. Amber continues to explore herself through Iboga, and is grateful for the truth, wisdom and clarity that it brings. In December of this year, she will be traveling to Gabon for her initiation into the Missoko Bwiti tradition. She currently spends her time between Costa Rica and Austin, Texas, and facilitates many aspects of the retreat environment. She feels blessed to have an opportunity to support others through their own healing process. thenakedbite.com
Elizabeth Bast serves as a yoga & dance teacher, mentor, healing artist, and musician. She studied at New College of San Francisco with an emphasis on Art and Social Change. Bast is the author HEART MEDICINE: A True Love Story, an intimate memoir about a healing experience with the sacred Iboga medicine. She has experienced the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa, and is currently in an iboga facilitator training with the Bwiti tradition. She studies the medical safety aspects of iboga treatments with Jamie McAlpin, R.N., of IbogaSafe. ebast.net
Joaquin Lamar Hailey aka Chor Boogie is an internationally renowned visionary artist and muralist. He uses his voice and work as an artist to raise awareness about sacred plant medicines and drug policy reform. His iboga inspired paintings have graced the cover of the journal for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. After a profound personal healing with the Iboga medicine, he went on to experience the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa, and is currently in an iboga facilitator training with the Bwiti tradition. chorboogie.com