Iboga Retreats

At different times throughout the year, Anthony and Amber (chef and founder of The Naked Bite and currently training to be an Iboga provider) facilitate public group retreats in Costa Rica and various locations. The energy of this loving duo, and the wisdom that has come from their individual and united experience healing their lives, creates a heart-opening experience that is felt by all. The strong wholistic awareness of healing and hospitality that has been cultivated through years of growing a conscious culinary business and personal soul-searching is unparalleled. Awaken Your Soul shines in all aspects of what is required in creating a warm and caring environment, allowing guests to feel comfortable and safe exploring themselves on a deep level while being nurtured with quality creature comforts to help smooth out the personal exploration process. They will be opening their own full-time retreat in Costa Rica in early 2018.

Costa Rica Retreats in collaboration with Iboga Wellness

In January of 2014, Anthony assisted in the opening of Iboga Wellness in Costa Rica. He has been working with the facility, alongside founder Gary Cook, who’s friendship has deeply influenced his path. Anthony holds loving gratitude for this tribal elder, honoring Gary’s presence in ceremony and his life’s wisdom.

AYS is in consistent collaboration with Iboga Wellness, setting up and facilitating two to three retreats each month. These retreats are held on a beautiful, 400-acre finca (Spanish for farm) in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Private Retreats with Awaken Your Soul

For those interested, Awaken Your Soul and The Naked Bite facilitate private and group ceremonies outside of Costa Rica. We will travel to you or to an appropriate location of your choosing to help create deep and lasting transformation for individuals or private groups. To inquire, contact Anthony.

Current Schedule

Preliminary for 2018- more dates coming soon

  • January 12th-19th (Private Retreat- FULL)
  • January 25th-31st (2 spaces)
  • March 2-9
  • March 12-19
  • April 2-9
  • April 12-19
  • April 22-29


Included in All of Our Iboga Retreats

  • 7-8 Day Psycho-Spiritual Retreat (number of days depending on location)
  • 2 Iboga Ceremonies
  • 2 Fire Ceremonies and 2 Iboga Ceremonies on same day
  • Iboga Root Bark from sacred trees
  • Total Alkaloid Extract or TA (we do not work with Ibogaine, which should be used only for drug detoxes)
  • Cleansing spiritual shower in the river if weather permits (you will wear light clothing)
  • Life teachings of the Bwiti Tradition
  • One-on-one preparation for ceremony and integration
  • All guided journeys and ceremonies are overseen by highly trained providers in a shamanic setting
  • 3 vibrant, organically-minded meals per day
  • Massage (available upon request; additional costs apply)
  • Airport transfer
  • Wi-fi access
  • Private & shared rooms available
  • Nature outings (specifics depend on location of retreat)
  • Integration support available when you return home

Session Schedule 

  • Day 1 – Arrival and Welcoming Ceremony (we combine days 1 & 2 for a 7 day retreat)
  • Day 2 – Bwiti Fire Ceremony and Iboga Journey
  • Day 3 – Rest, relaxation, introspection & processing the ceremony
  • Day 4 – Nature Outing, Integration & Spiritual Shower ceremony (when weather permits)
  • Day 5 – Bwiti Fire Ceremony and Iboga Journey
  • Day 6 – Rest, relaxation, introspection & processing the ceremony
  • Day 7 – Nature Outing & Integration
  • Day 8 – Departure

Gabon Africa Retreat

Presented by Awaken Your Soul

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.

There will be a retreat in March, July & December 2018.


Included in the journey

  • Traditional Welcome Ceremony
  • Missoko Bwiti Full Initiation
  • Spiritual Shower
  • 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
  • Food & Lodging