Settled at the base of the Tantalus Mountain Range, our classic post-and-beam log home on a 10-acre estate marries the luxury of modern convenience with raw, natural North American wilderness.
A shamanic Iboga therapy house on the West Coast of Canada, we honour indigenous customs surrounding the root bark of Africa’s sacred Iboga tree. Our Iboga retreats feature psycho-spiritual ceremonies and detox treatments, where we provide an ingestible form of Iboga, a powerful tool to detoxifies one’s body and mind. This process helps a person to connect with their true self (soul) and discover their life’s purpose. Unique to the West, our ceremonies are lead by shamanically-trained medicine women. Our Iboga journeys are medically-supervised and conveniently located in the beautiful clean-air mountains an hour and a half from Vancouver, British Columbia. Everything we as humans need to live a spiritually-fulfilled life already exists within us, and our transformative shamanic retreats offer a safe, nurturing and supportive environment to rediscover this treasure and awaken from within.
Tabernanthe Iboga is found growing wild in Central West Africa. It is a traditional medicine used by the Bwiti to help a child transition into adulthood following a Rites of Passage ceremony. A thousand-year-old practice, the Bwiti tradition was birthed deep within the jungles of Gabon. It is not a religion; simply a study of life. A true spiritual path that awakens us to the art of living, to the simple beauty of just being.
Culturally, the Bwiti people practice life with simplicity, allowing them to live richly in spirit.
For the Bwiti, Iboga is a sacred key to unlock deep knowledge about the art of life. It is the chief tool for accessing the spiritual world to receive clarity and direction in one’s physical existence.
In the Western world Iboga therapy is being used primarily for detoxification, addiction and depression.
In our ceremonies, we reflect on the way Bwiti navigate life. The way they operate with each other, the gratitude they convey for life each day, the value with which they see themselves and their community, and the simplicity with which they enjoy their lives.
The combination of these values and morals is the root of true, lasting happiness, and Iboga is the tool used to harness these sacred ways of being.
Our treatments utilize both raw, organic Iboga root bark harvested directly from the earth, as well as its total alkaloid (TA) extraction. We use TA in addition to the root bark primarily for detoxification purposes. We do our extractions in harmony with the Bwiti way in order to keep the spirit within the medicine. Our TA extraction harnesses the plant spirit in it’s complete form.
Many internet sources focus on Ibogaine, which is one of 14 active alkaloids found in the whole Iboga root. A chemical process is used to extract the Ibogaine alkaloid, and upon completion the remaining 13 alkaloids are removed. With 13 alkaloids missing from Ibogaine, the spiritual component of the medicine is compromised, along with some very beneficial alkaloids that offer long lasting support and healing.
Although Ibogaine effectively facilitates physical healing, detoxification, and the eradication of addictive receptors, the deepest level of spiritual healing is not achieved.
In our treatments, we utilize the entire Iboga root, keeping all 14 active alkaloids intact. This ensures the full spirit of Iboga is preserved and active during the journey. Using the whole root provides a thorough grounding into oneself, where nothing is taken away or removed from the scope of the experience or the depth of the healing.
Iboga assists one in integrating disharmony and trauma as well as ending addiction at the root, healing from the source and resulting in deep, complete healing.
When the spirit needs to heal, it pulls from our physical body; and when the body needs to heal, it pulls from our spirit. By working with all 14 alkaloids, physical and spiritual cleansing is accessed simultaneously, healing the origin of suffering.
Known as the tree of knowledge and life, Iboga is possibly the most powerful plant medicine on Earth for detoxification, physical healing and spiritual discovery. It heals on many levels, interrupting addiction, cleaning the body down to a cellular level, and resetting the mind to deprogram limiting belief systems. The journey to Iboga—the journey into you—is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
At Sacred Soul Therapy House, we honor indigenous customs surrounding the Iboga root, in true African Bwiti practice. Guests experience traditional Bwiti fireside ceremony, and are gifted with techniques, tools and skills to study themselves in order to perfect the art of living.
Sacred Soul Therapy practitioners have undergone vigorous shamanic training in this tradition, including having journeyed to Gabon, Africa to complete full initiations and rites-of-passage. In ceremony, our practitioners impart knowledge learned through studying the Bwiti, as well as other universal truths, to guide guests on their journey. Under this deep guidance, guests access the core of what is causing disharmony in their lives.
In ceremony, we utilize raw Iboga root bark medicine as well as its total alkaloid extraction, both whole organic forms of the medicine. Healing addiction is just one of many benefits Iboga offers. A holistic medicine in its purest form, Iboga ignites healing on all levels: mind, body and spirit.
The essence of Iboga is simple truth. And the truth is that everything we experience on a physical level begins in the spiritual world.
We each enter this world joyous, fearless, shameless and permeable to the environment we are a part of. What we absorb throughout our lives directly affects how we perceive the truth about life. Our guests, when guided through the medicine by our practitioners, release false beliefs, attachments, assumptions, fears and trauma from their reality.
This release births an awakening to the truth about the worlds we live in—the physical world and the spiritual world—giving us the greatest gift of all; to live life as a fully realized human being.
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