Discover yourself through the MISSOKO branch of the Gabonese Bwiti tradition.
- 5 full days of ritual and ceremony in the Bwiti Missoko tradition
- 2 overnight ceremonies with 35-year-old Iboga "holy wood"
- Cleansing spiritual baths and purification rituals
- Hot springs adventure
- Blessing, healing, and introduction into the Bwiti Missoko tradition
- 1:1 preparation/integration guidance
- Lodging in tropical Eco-Yoga retreat center
- Farm-to-table gourmet meals with award-winning chef
- Transportation to/from airport to retreat center.
All attendees will receive preparation advice and are required to fill out a questionnaire. The price of the retreat is $3,750. This does not include airfare, which is $500-$600. A deposit of $1500 will secure your place and final payment is due 21 days upon arrival (August 23rd, 2017).
Contact details & bookings:
Tricia Eastman firstname.lastname@example.org
*The retreat is not suitable for those with serious medical/psychological conditions or those struggling with addiction. You must complete a detailed application in advance and a personal interview via Skype prior to being accepted. The interview is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the retreat.
Anthony Esposito received the call from the spirit of Iboga to heal his depression, anxiety, and PTSD from his history of sexual abuse and addiction. His experience was so profound that it became clear he would dedicate his life to spreading the healing power of Iboga. In December 2013, he traveled to Gabon, Africa and began training with a 10th generation Bwiti shaman to be initiated as a provider of this powerful medicine. In July of 2015, he returned and went through the Rite of Passage. He has extensive experience leading ceremony, serving medicine, and guiding people through spiritual self-discovery. He is committed to building a strong bridge for people to heal, connect with their soul, and to help integrate the teachings of Iboga into everyday life. Learn more about Anthony at Awaken Your Soul.
Elizabeth Bast serves as a yoga & dance teacher, mentor, healing artist, and musician. She studied at New College of San Francisco with an emphasis on Art and Social Change. Bast is the author HEART MEDICINE: A True Love Story, an intimate memoir about a healing experience with the sacred Iboga medicine. She has experienced the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa, and is currently in an iboga facilitator training in the Bwiti tradition. She studies the medical safety aspects of iboga treatments with Jamie McAlpin, R.N., of IbogaSafe. Learn more about Elizabeth at www.ebast.net
Joaquin Lamar Hailey aka Chor Boogie is an internationally renowned visionary artist and muralist. He uses his voice and work as an artist to raise awareness about sacred plant medicines and drug policy reform. His iboga inspired paintings have graced the cover of the journal for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. After a profound personal healing with the Iboga medicine, he went on to experience the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa, and is currently in an iboga facilitator training in the Bwiti tradition. Learn more about Chor at www.chorboogie.com
Tricia Eastman is a pioneer in the psychedelic renaissance with a mission to inspire others to become their own "inner alchemists". Her holistic approach incorporates eastern philosophy, tantra, bio-hacking, soul retrieval, herbal medicine, mind body integration, archetypal mapping, meditation, somatic therapy, and shamanism . For over 15 years she has consulted for top-destination spa and retreat centers on novel treatments and best practices. As an medicine woman operating internationally, she curates medicine retreats in countries where use is legal. She is an experienced ceremonial facilitator of 5-MeO-DMT, a powerful psychedelic medicine from the Sonoran Desert Toad. As an Iboga provider, Eastman has been initiated into the Mboumba Eyano tradition, trained in the Missoko tradition, and she has facilitated the psychospiritual Iboga program for Crossroads Treatment Center in Mexico.
Amber has supported Anthony’s work as a chef with Iboga Wellness in Costa Rica. Amber crafted a holistic approach to eating with her business, The Naked Bite, and to life in general, through the belief that balance is paramount. While deeply rooted in her veggies, she adopts a more ‘Qualitarian’ take on eating, and prepares all styles of food with healing in mind. Amber continues to explore herself through Iboga, and is grateful for the truth, wisdom and clarity that it brings. In December of this year, she will be traveling to Gabon for her initiation into the Missoko Bwiti tradition. She currently spends her time between Costa Rica and Austin, Texas, and facilitates many aspects of the retreat environment. She feels blessed to have an opportunity to support others through their own healing process.