Iboga Therapy Preparation Guide | Iboga Retreats
Iboga Natural Healing Experience
Our ongoing five, seven, and ten day Iboga retreats offers you an extremely deep, personal one-on-one healing journey. Although the month of September has been designated solely for Iboga we accept iboga retreat guest's throughout most of the year. To get more information or to register please click the "Iboga Retreats" link just above this text.
Known for its distinct psychoactive and physical effects, this plant has been used to treat active addiction/dependency problems, physical ailments, mental/emotional disorders and enhanced spiritual health. The treatment puts you in a position to participate in unlocking the root cause(s) of your illness , addiction , disorder or blockage to reset nature's blueprint to your soul. For a list of ailments and addictions we treat, please scroll down to the end of this page.
Our retreat options are all inclusive and include:
Spiritual Healing - 4 nights / 5 days at $3900
Celebration - 6 nights / 7 days at $5400
Revival - 9 nights / 10 days at $6900
The all inclusive Iboga therapeutic healing retreats come with:
- All natural organic meals
- Iboga treatments
- 1 custom massage
- Consultation with TCM Doctor (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
- Endless free surf lessons
- Guided tours
- Relaxation techniques
- Nutritional planning
- Recovery planning
- Iboga teachings
- Daily Iboga yoga
- Pre and post cleansing and purification
- Consultation with our Kinesiologist
- A Beautiful comfortable room and bed
- A Stunning view of the jungle below
- One night out to dinner at the notorious "La Luna" restaurant.
For more information about registration, find the upcoming Iboga Retreats on the events page or simply click this link: http://www.costaricayogaspa.com/Events.aspx.
Iboga is the most powerful healing substance known to humankind and will provide you with the healing you desire. This plant medicine has a rich history of use originating in Africa by the Pygmies and then later with the Bwiti . Iboga is a sacred African plant that has profund effect's treating various conditons that pose obstacles to health and well-being.
A typical treatment begins with relaxation/grounding techniques and setting an intention for your healing process. During the treatment you are cared for by a nurturing, professional licensed staff consisting of a Naturopathic medical doctor and Chinese doctor plus other professionals to help guide you through the transitions keeping you comfortable and safe .
Effects of the Iboga treatment are very different for every individual as we are all unique. Our retreats provide comprehensive and original therapeutic opportunities to support the process. We strive to make this treatment experience as succesful as possible through integrative therapies to encourage self exploration, healing, recovery and aftercare.
Each persons Iboga experience will be specifically tailored to his or her needs upon consultation here at the ranch. Individualized care is essential for succesful treatment, support and maintenance. The goal of therapy is based upon the individual and meeting them where they are along their path to health. It is critical for those being treated to have active participation in their healing process by setting intentions and committing to lifestyle modifications as necessary to support long-term effects of treatment.
Detoxification is the first step in anyone’s health and the powerful cleansing you receive both mentally and physically from Iboga will make you feel young, organic, and vibrant once again. Iboga will detox your body faster and more effectively than any other substance on our planet, and make you feel like your original, organic, centered loving self.
Our Treatments are for people seeking relief from physical health issues, drug addiction, mental and emotional problems. I am an absolute firm believer that there is not one physical ailment or drug addiction that we cannot relieve you of or a spiritual journey you will not benefit from. You will be reset on a molecular level. They call Iboga the plant of truth. This plant is not natural but supernatural and will have a profound effect on you forever. You will soon have what we refer to as the Iboga glow.
We are licensed by the Costa Rica Ministry of health and we are involved with various organizations that have ongoing research programs for Iboga so we can help make it more available with more knowledge to the world.
We offer very individualized care, support and maintenance for our guest's. We also do our best to make you feel at home. We also love to have fun here and there is always activities going on and you are free to do everything and then again absolutely nothing if you want as long as you are happy!!!!
* Participation in certain activities or modalities may vary based on relative or absolute contraindications.
We are not claiming Iboga to be the "cure all" but a powerful stepping stone to a sustainable pure health regime.
We will be sending you a detailed Preparation Guide as soon as you register.
The following is a list of ailments we can assist you with however there are so many more than shown on this list that we can treat.
-HIV / AIDS
-High Blood Pressure
-Arthritis and Rheumatism
-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
-Sicle Cell Disease
Drug addictions we offer relief from:
-and so many more...
About your facilitators
Ashley Ludman is an occupational therapist, Yoga therapist and healer with over 18 years experience in the field of healing arts. A magna cum laude graduate of East Carolina University, she began working in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, and before transitioning out of the traditional Western medical model, Ashley’s professional work spanned all areas of rehabilitation, including neonatal intensive care, cardiac intensive care, orthopedics, neurological recovery, spinal cord trauma, pediatrics, hand therapy, mental health and geriatrics and end of life support. Knowing that she was called to work with individuals through preventative (vs. rehabilitative) means, she left her position as an acute care therapist, and started her first company, Life in Balance, where her focus became wellness programming and lifestyle coaching.
In 2001, her love and respect for using Yoga as a modality to healing prompted her to create Seaside Yoga, which became a studio and community dedicated to healing and transformation through the practice of Yoga. Through her time of cultivating this community, Ashley was able to work with many important teachers and practices that would highly influence her professional work today. She gives gratitude to her work with Susan Randall (Advanced Polarity Therapist), Joan Farrenkopf (Craniosacral Therapist, I-Ching teacher and Pipe Holder of the Lakota Tribe), Paul Muller-Ortega (meditation and Tantric philosophy scholar) and Ray Johnston (shamanic energy healer). Seaside Yoga was a thriving point in her community of Wilmington, NC until 2010, when she chose to move her work to Central America, and offering 21 day Yoga teacher training immersions and self-empowerment retreats in Costa Rica and Guatemala.
Since 2003, Ashley’s personal journey of healing and growth has been greatly influenced by the use of sacred plant medicine. She was first introduced to the work of Soma (Indian Lotus root) through Felix Stephen, a shamanic healer with roots in Hindu and tantric healing methods. In 2004, Ashley participated in a 4 day healing ritual with Jonathon Goldman that included Santo Daime ceremony, sacred music and breathwork, and was once again transformed by the use of plants in her healing process. In 2012, Ashley was introduced to Iboga, and has since taken part in and held sacred space for numerous private and group Iboga ceremonies.
Darin McBratney is a futurist, yoga teacher, writer, BMW motorcycle enthusiast, counselor, surf instructor, plant healer and a strong activist for peace in the world. Darin is the owner of Costa Rica Yoga Spa and has lived in Nosara for 23 years. Darin was an adventurer and traveler from a young age living in New Zealand, Hawaii, Central Coast of California and Europe. Darin has been studying and growing herbs and plants for years and found it to be his calling to heal people through the use of natures most powerful plant, Iboga. His daily research has made him knowledgeable of this sought after very healing plant and has lead him to the developement of te worlds first combination of iboga and yoga which we refer to as Iboga Yoga. The Cost Rica Yoga Spa is now well known for this unique powerful combination and add Darin and Ashley's perfected Iboga sound tracks and you have the most fluid organic healing of your life.
In 2005 Darin became critically ill at what appeared to be the pinnacle of his healthy and happy life and went through 2 extremely hard years becoming very frustrated with western medice being fed drugs, misdiagnoses, and being passed around and costing a fortune and almost dying twice. This horrific 2 years instilled in him the path of healing naturally. After 2 expensive and trying years, Darin was diagnosed correctly by Dr. Anno Kerkeryian in San Luis Obispo California with Ciguetera or red tide toxins that entered his body while surfing in a red tide with the use of kiniesiology. this intrigued Darin to start researching all natural modalities of healing. Becoming discouraged with western medicine Darin set a path so others don't have to suffer. A path to freedom.
Darin's interest in kiniesiology and naturpathic medicine, accupunture, chinese medicine ayurveda medicine,iradology and just about every other form of natural healing modality that is not western medicine will be implemented at the new healing center at Costa Rica Yoga Spa.
Sarah Kopinya is a happy, fearless, explorative, adventurous, yoga instructor, counselor and friend. As she grew up, Sarah played any and every sport that she could. She then honed into her competitive side through figure skating (national level in pairs), followed by snowboarding (international level in halfpipe). At seventeen she became completely burned out because she forgot the reason she was doing it all in the first place: love. Within a month she was hospitalized due to the effects of starvation, leading to a three year downward spiral in and out of hospitals. Western Medicine professionals placed her on a deadly cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs. After numerous failed suicide attempts, she realized that she obviously did not want to die, but knew she couldn't continue living the way she was. The cures she had tried promoted harm and left her feeling more and more desperate. It was during this time she found plant medicine. Sarah began to get glimpses into a deeper level of reality that allowed her to become grounded and see a way out of distress.
Shortly after this time, she attended a program in Costa Rica, called Choose Again, where she rekindled her passion and zest for life. She ended up spending the last six years of her life volunteering, then working there, where she gained the skills as a counsellor, guide, and yoga teacher.
She has worked with hundreds of people as well as herself, to help uncover and let go of negative core beliefs, which get piled on top of who we really are. Yoga has been a major part of her healing journey, allowing her to bring spirituality into a practical approach that one can live and experience more joy in daily life. Her first taste of yoga in this style was through classes she attended with Claudette Thomas. Sarah had previously hated yoga, but through Claudette’s teaching style, she learned to experience yoga as a moving meditation, a place to accept yourself exactly where you are on any given day: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
After filling teaching for some of her classes, Sarah decided to pursue yoga in a deeper way. She began training with Ashley Ludman back in March 2012, and over the last year and a half, has done 500 hours of training. She has been teaching classes over the last three years at different locations in Costa Rica. Over the last six years she has also facilitated and assisted transformational breathwork sessions.
As Sarah continues on her journey through life, she loves to share the wisdom she has gained through her experiences in life, while seeing that we are all constantly learning, teaching, and growing alongside of each other. She believes life is about living fully and with curiosity. Every experience that occurs in our lives is to grow and learn from. She love holding a space for others so that they can realize that this can be true for them too. She also strongly believes in the power of intention to bring into being our deepest desires, so that we can share our unique gifts to all others, and connect to our greatest joy.
Dr. Anno Kerkeyerian studied Eastern Medicine and Acupuncture until attending Palmer Chiropractic College-West in San Jose, California. She recieved her Chiropractic License in 1997 and has been practicing in San Luis Obispo, California. Dr. Anno studied health, nurition, kinesioloy and was influenced greatly by Dr. Otto of San Luis Obispo. Dr. Anno and Darin have been exploring and fine tuning a kinesiology based method and applying it to guests at the Costa Rica Yoga Spa with great success.