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Welcome to Root Healing Iboga Retreats. Fill out this form to schedule a 30 minute call where I’ll answer questions and explain the process of a traditional Missoko Bwiti Iboga journey. 

Root Healing – Traditional Bwiti Iboga Retreats

Root Healing is an Iboga Retreat center that follows the traditional Missoko Bwiti way of holding Iboga Ceremonies. The Bwiti have worked with Iboga for thousands of years, longer than anyone else, and therefore know how to work with this powerful plant medicine. As Bwiti initiates and providers empowered by 10th Generation Bwiti Shaman Moughenda, we have set up our Iboga retreats to optimally support the spirit of Iboga in your healing and spiritual discovery. Root Healing is dedicated to helping you heal and let go of the past, discover your true self and get clarity on what you want – to learn how you can be happy.

Services Offered

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Traditional Missoko Bwiti Iboga Ceremonies

The traditional Missoko Bwiti Iboga Ceremonies follow the model taught by Moughenda (10th Generation Bwiti Shaman) which is based on thousands of years of Bwiti work with Iboga Medicine. Every last detail of the ceremony has been given to the Bwiti by the Iboga spirit and empowers it's potential to heal.

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Psychospiritual Iboga Sessions

Psychospiritual Iboga Sessions are guided journeys where we work together to heal your past and find your truth. The limit of the healing is determined by your own williness to go there. With prewritten questions, we can get answers to your deepest questions so you can move forward and enjoy your life. This is the goal.

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Preparation or Integration Counseling

Probably the most important part of working with Iboga is the preparation and integration. We will work with you to get the most out of the Iboga experience no matter where you are going for your journey. Our integration model will ensure you process and understand the teachings of Iboga.

Included with Retreats:

Preparation Counseling

We will have a pre-retreat interview to determine your status and tailor a pre-treatment plan

Airport Transfer

Transfer to and from the airport is provided free of charge to all retret guests.

Healthy Local Meals

All of our meals are local and mostly organic. All meal preferences can be accomodated

2 Day Trips

On the integration day, we will take two day-trips to the city, spa, temples, waterfalls and hiking trails

Yoga/Meditation

In between ceremonies, we will have multiple guided meditation and yoga sessions.

Medical Evaluation

Before we have our fitst ceremony, our Doctor does a check up to ensure you are good to go.

Spiritual Shower

Before our second ceremony, we will all do a traditional Bwiti Spiritual Shower in the river nearby

Breathwork

We will begin the healing process on ceremony days by offering Breathwork sessions mid-day.

Integration Coaching

4 Hour-long integration sessions are offered to all who attend one of our retreats.

Currently working with BwitiLife in Mexico.

We will be working with Bwiti Life in Mexico for the rest of 2020 and through March of 2021. Retreats will be offered continuously on a weekly basis. Thailand Retreats will be offered starting in May 2021. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

When people say Iboga, they usually mean the ground inner root bark fo the Tabernanthe Iboga Shrub. Tabernanthe Iboga, the tree of life, is a master healing plant. It contains both masculine and feminine energy and it can help with physical healing, spiritual healing, and spiritual discovery. It is the only plant that can help with all three of those things. Iboga is also the only plant that can take you to the spiritual world and bring you back alive. To learn more about Iboga, click here.

Bwiti is a spiritual tradition (not a religion) that studies life itself. Bwiti began with the Babongo (sometimes called pygmies though this term is considered derogatory) thousands of years ago and eventually spread to other tribes/groups throughout Africa. The Bwiti were the first to discover Iboga and have been working with it the longest. Iboga is the sacrament of the Bwiti and the traditional ceremony practices are all derived from the Iboga spirit.

One important distinction to make is that the Missoko Bwiti are not Fang Bwiti. Much of the information available concerns the Fang, which incorporate Christian beliefs whereas the Missoko Bwiti do not carry this influence. To learn more about the Missoko Bwiti Tradition click here

Ideally an Iboga Provider is someone who has been trained by a Bwiti Shaman.

Many people who are Bwiti initiates go on to offer Iboga. However, this does not mean that they were trained in any way. A true traditional Bwiti Iboga provider has completed training with a Bwiti Shaman. Our main provider, Ryan Rich, completed his provider training was empowered by and continues to train with the 10th generation Bwiti Shaman Moughenda. If you want to learn more about Moughenda, click here. 

Iboga is safe for those who are cleared by the proper health assessment and it is facilitated in the traditional way. 

There are some exclusionary factors, such as heart conditions, but our screening process will ensure that Iboga is safe for you.

Once we have determined you are physically fit for an Iboga Journey, we will help you to prepare mentally and spiritually. 

Our process during ceremony ensures that we determine your tolerance and the proper/safest dosage for optimal healing.

Many people who are Bwiti initiates go on to offer Iboga. However, this does not mean that they were trained in any way. A true traditional Bwiti Iboga provider has completed training with a Shaman. Our main provider, Ryan Rich, completed his provider training and continues to train with the 10th generation Bwiti Shaman Moughenda.

One important distinction to make is that the Missoko Bwiti are not Fang Bwiti. Much of the information available concerns the Fang, which incorporate Christian beliefs whereas the Missoko Bwiti do not carry this influence.

Free Consultation

Fill out this form to schedule a 30 minute call where I’ll answer questions and explain the process of a traditional Missoko Bwiti Iboga journey.