Iboga Retreats

At different times throughout the year, Anthony and Amber (chef and founder of The Naked Bite) 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.

Ongoing Retreats in Costa Rica

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 during certain times throughout the year. These retreats are held on a beautiful, 400-acre finca (Spanish for farm) in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Book a Private Retreat 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 Awaken Your Soul Schedule

  • September 6-9 (3 night retreat – NOT in Costa Rica)
  • September 13-16 (3 night retreat – NOT in Costa Rica)
  • September 23-29 (**Eco retreat Costa Rica- see below**)
  • October 26-31 (NOT in Costa Rica)

Anthony is collaborating with Gary Cook and the Iboga Wellness in Costa Rica for the following retreats:

  • October 2-9
  • October 12-19


**Join us Sept 23-29 in the lush tropical jungle of Costa Rica for a 6 night retreat at an eco-retreat 1.5 hours from San Jose. Awaken Your Soul will be collaborating with Tricia Eastman of Psychedelic Journeys. Tricia also has extensive experience with bio-hacking, soul retrieval, herbal medicine, mind body integration, archetypal mapping, meditation and somatic therapy.

This week will be a rich and dynamic exploration of multiple healing modalities including the sacred Iboga medicine, yoga, healing organic foods, meditation, massage and individual therapy sessions designed to go deeper into your intentions for this powerful week of exportation and healing.**


Included in All of Our Iboga Retreats

  • Psycho-Spiritual Retreat (number of days depending on location)
  • 2 Iboga Ceremonies (1 in the case of a three night retreat)
  • 2 Fire Ceremonies with Life teachings of the Bwiti Tradition
  • 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)
  • 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 Retreats

Presented by Awaken Your Soul

Dive deeper into the Bwiti tradition and the healing of Iboga. 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

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