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 trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and many other​ aspects of our lives. If someone is ready, one week with the Iboga plant 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 & 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 8 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
Iboga Provider, Bwiti Initiate & Chief of the Village

Amber began working with Iboga in 2014, 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 soft and nurturing component to the medicine experience.

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Maud  Christina Lundestad
Lead Facilitator

In one night Iboga removed 11 years of physical pain, opened an entire level of consciousness Maud didn’t know existed and connected her to lifetimes spent in Africa.

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Casey Hunnicutt
Assistant Facilitator, Bwiti Initiate & Reiki Master

Iboga has been so transformative for Casey and he resonates with Iboga deeply. Through his work with plant medicine Casey has been able to heal some of his deepest wounds.
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Troy Valencia
Guest Support, Mediation & Sound Healing Guide

Troy is a gentle and caring soul that 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.
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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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Jessica Robles
Retreat Manager & SO much more

Jessica is the glue that holds Awaken Your Soul together! She might be our MVP as before she came Amber was doing her job too 😉

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Christian
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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José
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
Housekeeping

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

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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.