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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
- 2 custom massages (1 custom massage for Spiritual Healing retreat participants)
- Consultation with TCM Doctor (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
- Endless free surf lessons
- 1 waterfall guided tour
- Beach tours
- Relaxation techniques
- Nutritional planning
- Recovery planning
- Iboga teachings
- Daily Iboga yoga
- Pre and post cleansing and purification
- Consultation with our Naturopath Medical Doctor
- A Beautiful comfortable room and bed
- A Stunning view of the jungle below
For more information see our Iboga Retreats page.
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 in 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.