About Awaken Your Soul

Awaken Your Soul offers a warm and nurturing approach for those seeking more peace in their lives, helping them feel safe and comfortable to explore their deepest truths. These retreats are not a “vacation” but rather a departure from an old, stale and often uncomfortable way of being. Iboga is an incredibly powerful tool for healing all aspects of our lives. If someone is ready, one week with the Iboga medicine can truly begin to transform a person, we see this over and over and over again.

This time offers our guests the opportunity to experience an elevated state of consciousness combined with healing foods, breathwork, art therapy, yoga, meditation and an open and safe environment for people to feel greatly supported to explore themselves in the deepest way possible.

On our lush 91 acre property located in the mountains of Costa Rica we host open enrollment retreats as well as coordinate private retreats by appointment.

Anthony Esposito
Lead Iboga Provider and Bwiti Initiate

Anthony’s first Iboga experience was so profound that it became immediately clear he would serve this sacred medicine with respect and honor. Anthony has a deep connection to the sprit of Iboga, and has been cultivating his practice over the last 6 years. Iboga has given Anthony the ability to heal his trauma, embrace the beauty of life and to help others realize their own freedom.

Amber Antonelli
Provider Apprentice, Bwiti Initiate & Chief of the Village

Amber first began working with the medicine 5 years ago, receiving incredibly rapid change in her life beyond any other personal work that she had experienced. She feels immense honor to use this powerful plant on a personal level as well as to help guide others to discover their own healing. Amber brings a powerful yet nurturing component to this process that has been known to be quite masculine at times.

Raven Marie
Assistant Facilitator & Bwiti Initiate

Working with Iboga granted Raven the opportunity to heal the deepest layers of herself. She is honored to help spread the love of this medicine.

Gabriel Martinez
Head Chef

Embracing a plant forward diet shifted his outlook on food and life greatly. He has truly witnessed the transformative powers of healing foods combined with Iboga.

Lauren Ortiz
Sous Chef & Assistant Admin

Lauren’s path to physical wellness lead her to discover the power of Iboga. Through this she has made huge strides in her journey to self discovery.

Jim Figora
(AKA Uncle Jim)
iboga Farmer & Jim of All Trades

Jim has been able to realize his ultimate dream to impact conscious change for humankind by accepting this mission.

Maria & Jose
Housekeeping

Both raised in nearby town of Esparza – The Muchachos make the Awaken Your Soul world go around in the most fundamental and vital way.

Luna Francesca
Baby Moon and Bwiti Initiate

Luna’s little spirit joined the family officially in her mother’s belly November of 2018, just 2 weeks before Amber visited Gabon to be initiated into the Bwiti tradition. Luna translates to “moon” in Spanish and Italian, the moon being an important sprit for the Iboga medicine.

Isabel
Resident Ceremony Kitty

Isabel (known as Mama) was born in Miami and has been a nature-lover and a devout foodie her whole life. She has always had a compassionate nature but truly tapped into her empathic and healing abilities when her parents began to include her in these sacred ceremonies.