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  • Will iboga cure me?
    Please keep in mind there is no magic pill! Iboga is not a panacea. It won’t solve all your problems overnight. The truth is, if you want to change, you have to be willing to commit and do the work.
  • Are there any medical requirements?
    We request that you get an EKG and a liver panel before attending the retreat for your safety. Your well-being is of utmost concern to us.
  • What are some effects to anticipate?
    Each person is unique and everyone’s process is their own. The fewer expectations you have going into a ceremony, the more you will gain from your journey. Common physical effects: Fluctuating body temperature, muscle twitching, nausea or vomiting (about 50% of people experience one or both), sensitivity to light, change in heart rate, frequent urination, and feelings of bliss or euphoria as you let go and relax into your journey. Common mental effects: Masterful visions; insights into your past, future, and present; and a rapid change of thoughts. The next day: Aftereffects are unique to each individual. Some people wake up the next morning ready to eat, move, and be energetic. Others may experience temporary ups and downs in their emotional state while progressing through the healing process. Other effects may include: Temporary lack of sleep Temporary lack of appetite Powerful insight Complete internal silence Clear and precise intuition Nervous about an upcoming ceremony? This is totally normal! It’s natural before trying something new and unknown to have fears come up. We will be here to support you through anything that may arise before, after, and during a ceremony and answer any questions you have.
  • What is the Bwiti tradition?
    Bwiti is the study of life and the spiritual path of studying nature. In this tradition, the Bwiti hold life in the highest regard, as the greatest gift of all. The Bwiti tradition teaches us to live, love, and honor everything around us. The Bwiti are our teachers. They hold traditional ceremonies passed down for generations with fire, dancing, music, and talks. With the help of iboga as a conduit, they study themselves, their lives, nature, and experience the truth firsthand. Iboga is the Bwiti people’s greatest and most respected teacher. We are honored that they have taken us under their wing and trusted us with their sacred medicine that they have protected for centuries. We owe all of the knowledge and wisdom of these healing ceremonies to the Bwiti people. We have the utmost respect for the Bwiti people and are eternally grateful for their gifts and teachings.
  • Will you accommodate dietary restrictions at the retreat?
    Yes, we are happy to accommodate any specific dietary needs you may have. We ask that you note this on your intake form, to be completed at least one week before your arrival.
  • Difference Between Iboga and Ibogaine
    Ibogaine is obtained via extraction from the iboga plant. It is a synthetic version of Tabernanthe iboga. They extract only one of the 11 known alkaloids in the iboga plant. In doing so, the spirit and the sacredness of tradition are lost. It becomes a purely medical treatment. It can appear as off-white crystals or in the form of a clear solution. It is used typically in a medical setting to treat addiction. Iboga is the full spectrum of those alkaloids with the spirit of the plant still intact. We only use iboga with the spirit present because it assists you in your psycho-spiritual journey. Iboga has traditionally been used to connect to a higher level of spirituality and a deeper understanding of oneself. This comes about through experiencing personal insights gained in the egoless state that iboga can produce. People often receive powerful insights into the issues they’re facing and feel a greater connection to the world around them. The full spectrum of iboga can help spark personal growth. It’s helped people deal with depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and so much more.
  • Are there any preparations I need to do before the ceremony?
    Try to clear your schedule the week before the retreat so that you have few to no responsibilities and minimal stress. Ideally, you should disconnect from your phone and social media. Give yourself the gift of being able to focus on healing and growth.
  • Can iboga be dangerous?
    There are certain prescribed medications and recreational drugs that iboga cannot be mixed with. Additionally, medical conditions such as liver or heart issues could become life-threatening. This is why it is of the utmost importance to be completely honest on your intake forms.
  • Are there any conditions that would stop me from participating?
    Yes, if you have liver issues or heart problems, these could potentially keep you from being able to participating in an Iboga retreat.
  • What should I pack for the week?
    Pack comfy clothes and wear whatever makes you feel good. Bring a pair of shoes for walking. If you like wearing slippers indoors, bring a pair. Pack a bathing suit and one set of clothes you are okay with throwing away. There are no outfit requirements for the ceremonies.
  • Will Bwiti or iboga conflict with my faith?
    Bwiti and iboga are not religions. Bwiti is open to anyone who wants to study life. Iboga will only help you dive deeper into truth without conflict. We never expect anyone to move away from their spiritual path. We're here to help answer any questions to overcome conflict or confusion.
  • Will food be provided?
    Yes, we will provide locally-sourced nutritious meals each day.
  • Do you provide substance detoxes?
    At this time, we do not offer substance detox, but we do plan on offering this in the future. We do offer aftercare if you have been through a 30-day program. We may be able to refer you to a provider who specializes in detox for your initial visit.
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