Iboga Wellness Center

About This Center

Iboga Wellness Center, located in beautiful Costa Rica, offers spiritual retreats and detoxification (including depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual trauma, self improvement, drugs, etc.) programs to provide people with a rich opportunity to heal themselves on three levels: body, mind, and spirit.

Our emphasis is on all three levels of healing mind, body and spirit. because healing is much deeper when problems are resolved on the mind and spiritual level first. Physical problems are often the result of deeper underlying spiritual/mental issues.

Iboga / “Ibogaine” retreat center in Costa Rica

Our center has been designed to create an environment that will support your healing process. Located in the northwestern corner of Costa Rica, we are about 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean on a ranch property. Our beautiful guest rooms made with local materials provide an extremely comfortable, beautiful, and friendly place to focus on healing and spiritual growth. We have many areas where you can just be alone or have a conversation with another guest or a member of our staff.

We work with the powerful plant medicine, Iboga. This medicine comes from a small tree that grows naturally in western equatorial Africa, primarily in the country of Gabon. Our iboga is a gift that we receive directly from our Bwiti village in Gabon. Iboga has been used by the people of this area for countless generations as a tool to heal the body, mind, and spirit. These people are called the Bwiti. All of our Iboga providers have been trained in Costa Rica and Gabon by a Bwiti shaman and have been initiated into the Bwiti through ceremony.

We do NOT use the pharmaceutical, Ibogaine. Ibogaine is extracted from the Iboga tree (Tabernanthe Iboga) but the extraction process causes it to lose many of the amazing properties of pure, natural Iboga. Chemically, Ibogaine is 1 of 12 alkaloids that occur in the Iboga tree’s medicine. We believe that Iboga in its natural form, with all of its alkaloids, is the best way to use this medicine. It is the way Nature made it and it contains organic keys that provide access to the spirit of Iboga.

Our providers perform ceremonies that are similar to those done in Gabon, but oriented to people from North America and Europe. Most of our staff is from the United States, but we have worked with people from all over the world. Everyone on our staff shares a common goal to provide an experience that will truly help you and allow you to be able to heal and know yourself better.

Iboga has been found to be extremely helpful in 2 major areas:

- people with addiction, depression, or anxiety problems.

- people who are seeking to grow spiritually.

For opiate addicts, Iboga can eliminate the need for more drugs and significantly reduce the effects of withdrawal. For people with other addictions, Iboga can be used to eliminate the need for alcohol, weed, tobacco, or other substances. For depression and anxiety, Iboga is very effective at revealing the underlying causes. For spiritual seekers, Iboga can reconnect you with your soul/spirit and allow you to experience spiritual discovery.

Please give us a call if you have any questions about our center or the way we do things here. We are happy to answer your questions. (contact info blocked)
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If we take care of the present moment, the future will take care of itself. Levi - Bwiti Iboga Provider

Venue Highlights

Located in Guanacaste Costa Rica Iboga Wellness Center has been providing psycho-spiritual iboga retreats for 5 years. The highly trained Bwiti trained iboga providers have years of experience guiding people through this deep process to help clear out any blockages that may be holding back oneself in life. From doing hundreds of iboga retreats with exceptional results Iboga Wellness Center is one of the most trusted names doing iboga treatment.

Iboga Wellness is located on a 400 acre farm that offers guests the chance to connect with themselves on a deep level without any distractions. The retreat center is surrounded by fruit tress, a large river and abundant wildlife including monkeys and exotic birds.

Iboga Wellness was designed to offer a Bwiti iboga ceremonies in a traditional context while also offering the amenities that people from first world countries can appreciate.


Iboga Wellness offers retreats with 5-7 people each having their own private room and private bathroom if they wish. The retreat house has 8 bedrooms in a unique yet beautiful Costa Rican home that is made from exotic woods and stones. There is plenty of space for people to have their privacy if they wish while going through the iboga experience.

Iboga retreats are a lot more intimate than some of the other plant medicines. Iboga is a deep experience that requires a lot of hands on attention. Our iboga providers are there to make the process as effective as possible while guiding people with the ancient Bwiti tradition to reach their goals in life.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Fresh organically minded meals. All diet types are accommodated.


Liberia (LIR) airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica

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  • David   May 09, 2020

      Most important thing I’ve ever done, God bless IWC

    I was fortunate enough to have a month to work with this medicine in this amazing place. What a blessing! Before even having any journeys with iboga while there, I was learning things simply by being around the facilitators. All of them, especially Levi, are so incredibly powerful and humble. I have much love for all of them and have made friends for life. Iboga is an amazing medicine and this is an awesome place to do it! The facilitators express so much care and love; you can really go deep within yourself and know you are taken care of. I was able to have four journeys and they were healing in so many ways. I arrived with so many limiting beliefs and after the first ceremony they just slowly faded from my consciousness. I was able to let so many emotional blockages go and have been able to feel free in myself for the first time since I’ve been a child. I’ve connected with nature like never before. The clarity you receive after and iboga journey is like nothing else. It’s now been almost a month since my last journey and I am still receiving messages and insights from the medicine. The way I’m able to feel so present and calm in any situation now is so wonderful. I don’t know if I can even recall all of the experiences and positives I’ve received since being at IWC!! I love iboga and the bwiti culture; the facilitators here fully respect and embody the lessons of the Bwiti. If you want to experience GREAT food, surround yourself with fun and wise people, and change your life, come to Iboga wellness center!! If you are reading this the spirit of iboga is already reaching out it’s arms to pull you in! Surrender to the medicine and come down; receive your healing and increase your power.

  • Christine   February 06, 2020

      Safe Space for Healing

    I went to IWC during a time in my life where I was going thru a difficult transition and felt very lost. The facilitators were all so kind, supportive & accommodating and they provided a safe space where I felt comfortable going very deep with the medicine, which allowed for my healing & transformation. Working with this medicine was not a easy process, but I loved how direct it is & it got straight to the point and forced me to deal with things I'd been hiding in myself for so long. I let go of lots of trauma & fears and released many trapped emotions, and cleared a lot of the clutter & chatter in my head. The clarity i gained from the retreat has allowed me to fully trust myself, trust my intuition, be more present, find more joy & peace in my life. I was also struggling with neck & shoulder pain for the past 10 years, and since the retreat this is the longest I've been pain free :) I loved the relaxed atmosphere of the center and it felt like home while I was there. We had access to the kitchen & leftovers, which after my 1st ceremony was sooo important- i was so hungry I had 5 meals that day :))... and they were super accommodating to all diets & the food was incredible. Much Love & Gratitude

  • Dan B   January 30, 2020

      Much love

    I arrived at Iboga Wellness with a closed heart. I surveyed the grounds with disappointment. It was so dry, the place reminded me of my grandparents farm in Wyoming. By the fire the ngangas introduced themselves. Each one spoke with hesitation and I wondered if they could help me at all. That first night I contemplated calling a cab to the airport (what the hell have I gotten myself into). I knew from prior psychedelic experiences that I would never be the same. Alas, I resolved to sleep on the matter. As day 2 unfolded I realized where I was. I began to observe my new surroundings with great interest. This place is full of life, perhaps more than any other place I've been. The hesitation I heard by the fire was actually anticipation. I knew I was in the right place because I had tried everything else. I was at rock bottom and had no other choice but surrender. The providers at Iboga Wellness Center are dedicated to ensuring that each active participant has every chance to succeed. It felt like a reunion with my long lost tribe. “The nuns taught us there are two ways through life, the way of Nature and the way of Grace. You have to choose which one you'll follow. Grace doesn't try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries. Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it too. Likes to lord it over them. To have its own way. It finds reasons to be unhappy when all the world is shining around it. And love is smiling through all things.” ― Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life "You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime" ― Eminem

  • Betty M.   January 30, 2020

      Inner Work in a Safe and Supportive Environment!

    I can write with confidence that I made the best decision doing Iboga at Iboga Wellness Center! It was really important to me to feel safe and fully supported during my time there especially since I wasn't certain about what challenges I might have to face. I knew immediately upon arrival there, and after meeting Gary, Levi, Peter & Leah that I would be not just in good hands, but loving ones. They really know what they're doing, and they made me and everyone in my group feel comfortable every step of the way. A special shout out to Levi for putting me at ease with his wise and kind words! I returned home with knowledge about what has been keeping me feeling stuck and sad. I returned home with new awareness of my blind spots, and now have direction on the inner work that requires my attention. Most importantly, I returned home with a sense of clarity and hope about life. A retreat at IWC was the best gift that I've ever given myself! Added bonus: The food is delicious!

  • Tyler A.   January 16, 2020

      Incredible Experience/ Life Changing Results

    I completed a week at the Iboga Wellness Center in November 2019, and I am writing this review after 6 weeks of post-ceremony integration. My week at the Iboga Wellness Center was an incredible experience and I continue to benefit from it today. I went to the center after post-traumatic stress resulting from childhood trauma and a horrific natural disaster that had not been addressed and had left me in pain and sabotaging myself. After one week at IWC and two incredibly powerful and profound Iboga ceremonies, I can say confidently that Iboga changed my life. I am on a healing path, moving past the issues that were negatively affecting me and my loved ones. I am not worrying about the future or dwelling in the past, but instead living in the present and finally emotionally available to my friends and family. I love myself. I am not sure that I could say that and mean it before Iboga. The staff at IWC were caring, helpful and thoughtful. Levi answered all of my questions and concerns before I booked the trip to Costa Rica. The entire staff (Gary, Deena, Mateo, Michael, Amber, Teresa and the kitchen staff) were there for us with love, day and night, happy to share their experience and answer our questions. They were present throughout the Iboga ceremonies and made sure we were all comfortable and cared for during the experience. The food and accommodations were amazing as well. I would recommended the Iboga psycho-spritual ceremony to anyone, for any reason. One does not need to have experienced trauma or addiction issues to benefit from the powerful spirit that is Iboga. It is a medicine that knows what you need and gives that you. I am looking forward to returning to the Iboga Wellness Center someday soon.

  • Tiffany Kemppainen   January 02, 2020

      New lease on life with IWC and Iboga

    Just returned from a week at Iboga Wellness Center with a whole new lease on life. I went there as a last resort in my effort to eradicate a decades long struggle with anxiety and depression. You name it and I had tried it...every healthy and unhealthy way to try to alleviate my struggle- therapy, medication, meditation, self help books and programs, church, TMS, exercise, journaling, socializing, eating, shopping, drinking and so on. But, I had never tried plant medicine. I was nervous and scared but felt a little bit of hope that this could finally be the answer. I'm now a few weeks out from my time at IWC and I am so happy and grateful that I went. It is such a wonderful place- Gary, Levi, Deena, Mateo and Peter are wonderful people and took such good care of me and my fellow retreat participants. The food was healthy and amazing, the home is warm and inviting and the grounds are so beautiful. IWC is such a wonderful place for connection and authenticity. The work you will do on yourself with Iboga is no joke...it is hard, but worth it. I can't recommend IWC enough....I feel happy and optimistic about the future...something that had started to feel impossible to me. Thank you IWC for guiding me through a difficult but incredibly rewarding experience. Basse!!

  • Jesse Van Dok   December 24, 2019

      Simply a must have experience

    IWC is about as good as it can get. The loving atmosphere, the amazing food, and the traditions they uphold make them top notch. I was blessed to be with a group of five amazing people, and five amazing providers. Not only that but I was also honoured to be a part of filming a Documentary about the amazing use of Iboga for healing. My life has changed profoundly and I feel driven to be apart of this movement and somehow myself become an Iboga provider. Levi and Gary are spiritual warriors and I have full faith that if you have any unsolved issues in your life that can provide you with a safe environment and the tools to overcome anything, if your will will allow it. So don't hesitate and get in contact with IWC now to give yourself the best gift you could ever receive, which is true self love.

  • Printassia Johnson   December 23, 2019

      The Place The Changed My Life: Reset Button

    After trying Ayauhacsa in August I can say that Iboga is my key. I felt as if I was being scrubbed from the inside. The following days it felt like someone hit the reset button in my mind. And for once in my life, i know that I am happy! Levi, Garry, Deena, Peter, Mateo, even the house staff, are perfection at its best. I actually went during 'The Root' Documentary, and from I arrived it was nothing but bliss. Fresh coconuts on arrival :). Alot of musicians, so great vocals and laughter. So much love and support. I feel like I connected with some members of my soul tribe. The ceremonies were held on the 2nd and 5th night. We ate ALOT! Organic food, muy delicioso! The iboga plant is magical. I would recommend everyone to the iboga wellness center. You will be in perfect care. From experienced Bwitis, trained by 10th Gen. Shaman Moughenda. Give Levi a call, and allow your life to be changed for the better. My favorite parts of the retreat: Fresh Coconuts Organic Ice cream Ingesting the Iboga Root Eating as a group Organic Meals especially fish nights The last night: Singing & Sharing Horseback riding, thank you Levi Beach Frisbee with Peter (black sand beach :) ) Heart to Heart with Deena & Gary Walking barefoot everywhere Love & Support from the other soul tribe members: M, R, D, J, E, T Spiritual Shower Bwiti Music Costa Rica Weather

  • Texas J   December 13, 2019

      Life to the Fullest!

    IWC gave me my life back. I have a peace beyond all understanding. I feel a hope for my future. I came to IWC as a last resort. Something had to change. I knew I could not live another year the way things were. Depression, despair, anxiety, anger and hopelessness where my constant companions. I was at a point that I knew I was losing my life, my kids, my own self and I couldn't do anything to turn it around. I came to IWC very skeptical. I knew nothing about plant medicine. (I still don't). I have never experience it in any form or fashion. I really didn't believe anything could change my situation but I was willing to try anything. I am so glad I did!!!! I wake up each day and I don't even recognize me. Depression...gone. Anger...gone. Despair, anxiety, hopelessness...all gone. Nothing about my physical, real life has changed. Everything about how I view and experience it has changed. Hope. Joy. Peace. Happiness. Those are now my companions. I am a Christian and part of the scripture says, "Take captive every thought". I know this. I believe this. I have never understood it or thought it were possible because I have so many thoughts attacking me at any point in time. There was no way to focus on a thought much less take it captive and get rid the ones that didn't serve my good. Now, however, I can say that I understand what that scripture is talking about. Because of IWC I have space between thoughts and I have been able to choose which ones get to stay with me and which ones I can cast out. I have space between my thoughts that have given me power to choose the life I desire. I am thankful for IWC, for Levi, Gary, Deena, Mateo, and everyone else that made this possible for me. It is obvious that they are highly trained providers. The entire time at IWC there was someone within a whisper distance ready to help us, listen to us, guide us and make us feel comfortable. I felt safe, accepted, and protected and they were genuine in their caring and understanding. This was the most profound experience of my life and I will not hesitate to bring friends and family to IWC and experience the freedom I have found.

  • Adrian Del Rosario   November 15, 2019

      Absolutely amazing

    It was an absolute pleasure staying with Jose and his family and friends. As soon as I arrived the love and hospitality was great. I felt very welcomed and comfortable. Thank you so much for an amazing experience to learn about myself in a safe environment

  • Pedro Aquino Junior   November 12, 2019

      Out of this world experience

    This place is amazingl. My experience was better then my expectations. Through IWC I found a better version of myself that I didn’t know was inside of me. Thank you for everything and all the hospitality. I will be coming back again definitely

  • Meditations Marcus Aurelius   November 10, 2019

      A great experience

    I went to Iboga Wellness Center seeking enlightenment and that is exactly what I got. The setting, positive energy, caring providers, and the medicine itself was top notch. I had been seeking for a path to healing for years and I feel I made significant progress toward this goal at Iboga Wellness Center. I am certainly glad I picked this place to explore a master plant such as Iboga. I highly recommend this center to anyone who is seeking a path to healing.

  • Tom G.   October 19, 2019

      Levi is Great

    Levi has been very supportive throughout my entire Iboga process. From the very first moment that I reached out to the Iboga Wellness Center through their online inquiry form, Levi was quickly in touch with me, and I spoke to him on the phone within the next day or two. He answered all my questions, and shared some wisdom and advice that was quite helpful and useful. Once I decided to actually sign up for a retreat at the Iboga Wellness Center, Levi made me feel supported and connected as I prepared for the retreat over the next couple months with regular emails and quick replies to any questions or concerns I had. His gracious demeanor was encouraging during my decision-making process, and ultimately my preparation process, once I decided to go for it, and sign up for the retreat. Once I got to Costa Rica, Levi picked me, and then a few other people in my group up from our hotels with a van. I felt welcomed and connected even before arriving at the center. Throughout the 8 day retreat, my respect for Levi only grew stronger. With his openness of sharing his past tribulations, triumphs, and wisdom, meeting his family, and with the genuine support from the rest of the staff at the center, it was a gracefully-run operation at the center, which all seemed to be led by Levi. Having spent a significant amount of time at different healing centers around the world, both as a guest and a staff-member, with years of experience in the ayahuasca world, I know how difficult it can be to create and hold a safe space for people do work so deeply on themselves. Unfortunately in many of my experiences, many retreat leaders, facilitators, or 'shamans' are motivated by so many different types of impurities. That is why I did a lot of research before ever introducing myself to Iboga, and ultimately chose The Iboga Wellness Center for my first experiences with Iboga. I could not be more satisfied with my decision. The entire experience felt safe, pure, and transparent. I know a lot of people are called to plant medicine for deep healing, and may be reluctant or indecisive when choosing which plant medicine to work with, or with who, or where. Of the many retreat centers that I have spent time at on my path, and of the many plant medicines, or spiritual techniques I have practiced or studied deeply, Iboga is The medicine for anyone who is 100% serious about making serious changes in their life, or anyone willing to face themselves and truly willing to let go of anything and everything that does not serve their optimal health or true happiness. And if you are looking for a safe space to seriously face yourself with the help of Iboga, Levi and the Iboga Wellness Cetner will provide you a safe and comfortable atmosphere, with support, encouragement, and helpful wisdom and knowledge. Levi has even taken the time to follow up with me on the phone and by responding to my emails since the retreat, which I really appreciate. 5 stars across the board for the medicine, staff, location, support before, during, and after the retreat. Can't say enough good things about Levi and the Iboga Wellness Center.

  • Ruby Rosen   September 26, 2019

      Amazing, Safe and Powerful

    I can't recommend Iboga Wellness Center enough. Levi, Peter and the caring helpers to excellent care of all of the guests. They were available, knowledgable, reassuring and compassionate. I felt well cared from the start. They arranged all transportation to and from the airport and excursions. The accommodations were comfortable and welcoming and the food was great. They continued to make themselves available after the retreat by personally following up and providing integration support resources. Traveling to a foreign country to do Iboga could be an anxiety provoking endeavor but it was as low stress and well planned as I can imagine anything similar could be. I'd recommend IWC to anyone interested in deep psycho-spiritual exploration and healing.

  • Shanan CW   September 26, 2019

      Biggest Life Change

    After going to the Iboga Wellness Center for one week, my negative self talk is completely gone and I feel a calmness and groundedness that wasn't there before. It feels like I've returned to my natural state. 30 years of therapy in one week. I can't recommend this place high enough. Levi and all of the providers were outstanding supportive and caring to work with. Permanent healing happened for me.

  • Anonymous   September 10, 2019

      WARNING: Iboga Wellness Center let me leave in a delusional state which almost led to me KILLING my own mother.

    Background: I came to Costa Rica to take Iboga for myself and my mother stayed in a nearby hotel for support; however, she was not supposed to be involved in the retreat at all. Summary: (1) I began having delusions on iboga (which some people have) (2) Instead of calling their local doctor who provides IV’s that stabilize iboga clients, IWC let me leave IWC while I was in a delusional state before the retreat was over. (3) They let me leave to my mother’s hotel although she begged them to let me stay at the wellness center. (4) Once I went to the hotel, because of the delusions, I choked my mother which could have resulted in her death (luckily this happened in the lobby of the hotel where security guards pulled me off of her). (5) My brother called IWC asking if I could be readmitted for medical care because I was in an unstable state, and their response was that it was their “day off” so they cannot provide help. (6) Because of my delusions, I became violent again, at which point my family called an in-hotel doctor (who was unfamiliar with iboga) and the hotel planned on sending me to a regular hospital that is unfamiliar with plant medicine. It was only once IWC realized this, that they let us return to IWC and receive medical care from a doctor they are connected to who knows how to deal with iboga clients. (7) Once I received medical care, I started feeling better. But, I should have received this care from the beginning instead of them letting me leave with my mother. (8) After I returned home from Costa Rica, IWC did not send me an email (which they sent to the rest of the retreat group) that includes Bwiti spiritual lessons and integration coaches' contact information, although I messaged them for integration help and for knowledge on Bwiti culture. I was excluded from the group email. I am writing this review to warn potential clients that although IWC has helped many people, they also created a situation for me and my family that could have resulted in a DEATH. By the way, Iboga was a miraculous medicine for me, cured me of depression, and gave me a whole new life. However, I would not recommend the Iboga Wellness Center based on what occurred, because I believe someone can die at the hands of their care.

  • Kyle Coursey   August 21, 2019

      This is what you are looking for

    Truly Amazing!!! IBOGA is the ONLY thing that has ever helped. Why should you choose the Iboga Wellness Center?... The people actually care and are there to help. Which means the world. That is the difference, And that is what actually matters when you are doing something as serious as this. The deciding factor should not be the cost or the accomodations. it is not the amount of ceremonies it is not the hype or the location. It is the care and the experience of the people who will take you on this journey and be there for you. Thank you IWC!... FOR EVERYTHING!!!

  • Norelle S Adams   August 03, 2019

      Safe and powerful space to heal, remove blocks, and receive love

    Iboga Wellness Center is an incredible place to safely heal all things related to discomfort-trauma, blocks, programming, etc, etc. Probably the most important aspect in choosing a place to do this deep healing work is knowing that you are safe and protected. When doing an intense medicine such as Iboga, it is imperative that you feel comfortable in your surroundings to let the medicine do its work. I felt incredibly comfortable and safe with all of my needs met when I went to try Iboga for the first time at IWC. Thank you to all involved during my retreat for your love and care. I feel blessed, I feel lighter, and I feel free from any self imposed restrictions of the past. Much love and appreciation!

  • Gary asatryan   July 22, 2019

      Life changing experience

    I would like to take a moment to thank the iboga wellness center and each individual person for helping me with a very deep introspection and finding my inner peace. I came to Costa Rica with an eagerness to alleviate my anxiety, get rid of bad habits, detox my body and answer questions I couldn’t seem to find the answers to within. I feel so blessed and fortunate to have been able to have had this life changing experience. I feel like I had a life reset, a second chance. All of the inner work, the long term patterns, my actions and behaviors, and internal damages were revealed to me. I took a deep look at myself and embraced the wisdom and teachings and feel an overwhelming sense of freedom now. I have experienced a profound change, a grounding and calmness has washed over me. Thank you again to the doctors, the staff, the amazing humans I met on this journey and the center for your heartfelt assistance, guidance and healing. I have discovered a new me, awakened my consciousness and I’m so excited to be on this new journey of self love!

  • Judy Wang   July 14, 2019

      Homey retreat

    IWC offers an unpretentious space for seekers to look deep within themselves. From the nutritious meals to the familial atmosphere, the organizers strive to maintain a safe container that is conducive to healing. Iboga can dredge up a lot from the psyche, but the staff never made me feel judged. I will forever remember Mateo's comforting words when some deep emotions arose: "This is when healing occurs." I felt loved and cared for during that moment of vulnerability. The staff are passionate about sharing the medicine because they have experienced the healing themselves. I am touched that they braved malaria and discomfort in Gabon so that we may also have access to this powerful healing tradition. May the earth nourish our soul.

  • Becca Surrey   April 24, 2019

      Life changing!

    I am so happy that I made the decision to attend the 8 day Iboga retreat at the Iboga Wellness Centre. I could not have asked for a better envirnonment and a better team to guide me through the process. Levi, Peter and the volunteers were absolutely amazing. They are so knowledgeable and passionate about the medicine and I trusted what they told me about the process and I was right to trust them - although it is a difficult at first, this will pass and life gets better and better as time goes on. I am in such a good place right now, the medicine has helped me to make some very important decisions that I have been struggling to make for months, even years. The team are such a great support and they really do care about each and every guest and I feel so blessed to have their ongoing support throughout my journey, including now that I have left the retreat. If you are interested in Iboga as a medicine then do not hesitate to contact Levi at the Iboga Wellness Centre, he will speak to you over the phone first and answer any questions you have and help you decide if it's the right medicine for you. I will never forget this experience and will be forever grateful.

  • Amy Blackmon   April 23, 2019

      I got my life back.

    This medicine has significantly changed my life for the better. The experience is incredibly challenging to go through, you truly live through your worst thoughts and memories over the week, but the people and atmosphere at Iboga Wellness Center make the process as easy as possible. After the week was over everything was and is gone for me: the anger, sadness, fear, guilt, shame, insecurities, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, panic attacks, sleepless nights. GONE. It’s all just not there anymore. I have suffered with PTSD, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety, and insomnia for more than 20 years and tried almost everything to get out of the terrible mental/emotional state I was in. Iboga worked and is still working. It’s the closest thing to a miracle that I’ve ever witnessed. I am eternally grateful for IWC and the opportunity I was given to start my life again. Love to all, bassé!

  • Megan Sheafor   April 17, 2019

      Heal from the inside out

    There are so many amazing, profound, beautiful, divine, transformative, powerful, loving things to share about the Iboga Wellness Center. I'll do my best to keep it short and sweet! The entire experience was radically life changing. Everyone at IWC is amazing, beautifully kind, nurturing and healing in spirit. I felt so so safe during the retreat, I felt like I was home. The medicine healed me in so many simple yet powerful ways. I learned that self love comes first and I'm not really able to show up in life as well or help others nearly as well if I don't treat myself with the upmost kindness and respect. I learned many other things, tho this one was so key to my happiness, when i had thought that it was selfishness before, now i understand the laws of nature and that abusing yourself is totally going against nature. I've always been into helping heal the earth or creating a more sustainable system for earth and i truly understand now that it starts with the care of ME! My mind has been deprogrammed and re-wired through the medicine. This gift is absolutely priceless. Everyone could use it. Life is such a gift and I now overstand this. I asked for help, I received it and I am forever grateful to everyone involved in my healing. Words fall short to express the sheer gratitude and thanks that I have inside. I love you self, I love you IWC. Thank you. Just thank you:) :) Love, Meg

  • Logan Pothast Pothast   April 01, 2019

      Logan Pothast

    My experience at the Iboga Wellness Center was the most profound experience of my life! It helped me become aware of my limiting beliefs that was causing me suffering. The medicine also helped me bring up the root of my addictions. I'm forever gratefull for the experience. The staff did an amazing job holding space for everyone. They are some of the most whole hearted people I have met. Outside of the medicine, my favorite part of the whole retreat was the food! The cooks are excellent! The farm is beautifull; went horse back riding and had a fun time. I give it a 10 out of 10:)

  • Joseph Sylla   February 13, 2019

      Wow great people

    Great food Gluten free or not Fresh fruit coconuts all day Amazing staff Really safe comfortable bed laundry serves nice pool

  • Elsa McMakin   February 04, 2019

      Profound Healing Possible Here.

    My experience of Iboga Wellness Center was one of profound healing and transformational insight into my own nature. The setting and staff at IWC create an atmosphere of safety, love, and comfort. The pace here is VERY SLOW. I enjoyed unplugging my technology and just allowing myself to be immersed in the sounds of the retreat: soft footsteps on teak floors, the rhythmic sounds of women sweeping, men raking, sheep bleating, monkey's calling, birds chirping, people laughing, the occasional clank of a pot being cooked in, the deeply satisfying rasp of the coconut tree leaves blowing in breeze, water pouring into the pool, the soft hum of an air-conditioner unit doing it job... This is just the background soundtrack to an amazing life-altering journey with Iboga that the retreat is centered around. You are in the hands of masters when you partake in this sacred rite of passage that has the potential to induce very high states of conciousness and a deep revelation of Truth. The only thing I lost on this retreat was my vast accumulation of negativity and illusory belief systems- which I now see have no intrinsic value. I felt as if the medicine (Iboga) cleared my cookies and wiped my slate clean. I came face to face with my soul and saw that she was the most beautiful, perfect, gentle, kind, loving being imaginable. After that, unkindness to myself has become practically impossible. The subjective experience of the medicine can be accompanied by an intensity that many will find overwhelming, but for those willing to trust the experience there exists the potential for great rewards. This pathway is not one to be casually embarked on without a deep and clear intention to see and acknowledge the Truth within oneself.

  • Peter Harriss   January 25, 2019

      Lie Changing

    Most incredible experience of my entire life without a doubt. Nothing comes even close. Staff is so loving and welcoming. you are in good hands here. Do it, I promise you won't regret it.

  • Kip Wood   January 24, 2019

      Life Changing

    Beautiful location, great food, great hosts, but most of all great medicine. This iboga retreat will change your life. If you are interested in one of, if not the, most profound experience of your life, join the guides at Iboga Wellness. You will be well cared for during your journey.

  • Alex Federici   November 14, 2018

      A Truly Wonderful Place

    To call Iboga Wellness Center “life changing” is to undersell just how truly wonderful this place and these people are. I can effusively talk about the power of iboga, how it has helped me overcome illness and depression, and how I have watched it change the live of a couple dozen people (one of which being my partner), but that is the medicine. What makes this place so special is those who run it. Gary, Levi, Mark, Chelsea, Nick, and Izzy are family to me now. They lovingly provided a safe home for me to do some of the most difficult work in my life, and they all did it with smiles on their faces. I could not possibly recommend Iboga Wellness Center more. When I am there, it feels like home. These are beautiful people, and the medicine they serve is profound.

  • Alex Federici   November 14, 2018

      A Truly Wonderful Place

    To call Iboga Wellness Center “life changing” is to undersell just how truly wonderful this place and these people are. I can effusively talk about the power of iboga, how it has helped me overcome illness and depression, and how I have watched it change the live of a couple dozen people (one of which being my partner), but that is the medicine. What makes this place so special is those who run it. Gary, Levi, Mark, Chelsea, Nick, and Izzy are family to me now. They lovingly provided a safe home for me to do some of the most difficult work in my life, and they all did it with smiles on their faces. I could not possibly recommend Iboga Wellness Center more. When I am there, it feels like home. These are beautiful people, and the medicine they serve is profound.

  • Francesco Philip Brown   September 23, 2018

      Iboga Wellness Center Review

    If you want to work with Iboga, this is a safe and supportive place to do it. The ceremonies were well run. The surroundings are peaceful and the staff are all very nice, approachable and friendly. The accommodations are comfortable and clean too. And the food is good. I really appreciated the fresh fruit and coconuts which were always available. You have a lot of quiet time to process whatever you may be going through. I would suggest bringing things to keep yourself occupied during quiet time like books, art supplies, music to listen to, edifying videos, card games, running shoes if you want to take a jog.

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