About Awaken Your Soul

Awaken Your Soul offers a warm and nurturing approach for those seeking deep healing and more peace in their lives. We believe that the dis-ease and disconnection we suffer is rooted in the childhood and without truly understanding how we adapted to feel safer as little people, we can never fully heal. Our trauma-informed team is very comfortable and honored to support all levels of life experience and soul disconnection. Our intention is for guests to feel profoundly safe and comfortable to explore their deepest truths, and for some this is the first time they connect to a sense of safety.

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 trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and many other​ aspects of our lives. Though this is not a “magic pill”, if someone is ready, one week with the Iboga plant medicine can be truly transformational, 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 integration support, healing foods, breathwork, art therapy, yoga, meditation, soul healing, reiki and an open and safe environment for people to feel greatly supported to explore themselves in the most profound 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
Founder, Lead Iboga Provider and Bwiti Initiate

Anthony’s first Iboga experience was so profound that it was immediately clear that he would serve this sacred medicine with respect and honor. Anthony has a deep connection to the spirit of Iboga, and has been cultivating his practice for the past 9 years.

Amber Antonelli
Co-Founder, Iboga Provider and Bwiti Initiate

Amber began working with Iboga in 2014, receiving incredible change in her life beyond any other transformational work she had experienced. In holding this sacred space for others, Amber feels that we do our most profound personal work. 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.

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Troy Valencia
Provider Apprentice, Bwiti Initiate, Integration, Sound Energy Healing

Troy is a gentle soul who found his path of selfless service while working with Ayahuasca. Soon after he found Iboga, which instilled the path forward and highlighted his true calling.

Maia Awaken Your Soul

Maia Neveu
Facilitator, Meditation Practitioner 

Maia is a meditation teacher, guide, and student of postgraduate counseling studies. She has a background in environment, Indigenous Studies, and Philosophy.

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Joaly Trinidad
Facilitator, Sound Healer, Yoga Teacher
Joaly Trinidad, best known and referred to as Jo, is a Queens, New York native with a Dominican heritage strongly rooted in Taino and African history.

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Jessica Robles
Retreat Manager & SO much more

Jessica is the glue that holds Awaken Your Soul together. She is expecting her first child in August of 2022!

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Luna Francesca
A Force to Be Reckoned With!

Lunita little spirit entered 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. An important sprit for the Iboga medicine, the Moon represents the power of the divine feminine.
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Pamela Wetta
Head Chef
Pam’s path of personal discovery began in the kitchen working with vibrant plant-based foods. From there she connected even more deeply to nature through her own self-study and healing.
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Sous Chef
Cristian grew up in San Ramón and has had a passion for cooking since he was very young and his dogs are his best friends! Cristian loves to make people happy through the food that he cooks.

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Kitchen Prep
José was a foundational member of our opening team and has enjoyed so much seeing this retreat grow! He grew up in the small town of Esparza just 20 minutes away.

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Maria & Amanda

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

Isabel the Cat

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.