Iboga Retreats in Costa Rica

with Expert Medical Screening and Support

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Upcoming Retreats
Puka Shell and river artwork by SoulCentro

Welcome to your journey to connect more deeply to your soul and thus, all of creation

This life is precious, and you seek to explore your highest potential with the time you have, be at ease in your own skin, and love fully with both courage and vulnerability. Join us in the intention to live fully in the present moment—while tending the earth for future generations. These intentions begin within ourselves, supported by the profound healing available from your Iboga retreat in Costa Rica.

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Meet the sacred Iboga medicine, from the root of the world, Central West Africa, held by the Missoko Bwiti tradition over eons.

You may sense that the earth can offer greater healing than you’ve encountered before—for the mind, body, and spirit.

Like Ayahuasca, San Pedro (Huachuma), Peyote, and Psilocybin mushrooms, it is a sacred visionary plant medicine, yet Iboga is an utterly unique spirit.

The SoulCentro team serves Iboga in a traditional Bwiti way with the highest possible medical standard of care with the blessing of Bwiti elders, drawing on a decade of experience with hundreds of ceremonies and an excellent safety record.

Our intention is to create a safe sanctuary to pursue healing, exploration, creativity, personal empowerment, joy, and soul connection. We begin our relationship with guests long before they arrive, supporting informed consent. We strive to hold the highest standards and best practices for medical, spiritual, physical, and psychological safety for Iboga retreats. Our work is trauma-informed within an authentic Bwiti container.

"I feel truly transformed having been to Soul Centro.

It remains ineffable and Iboga remains with me in spirit after 8 months! I could not have had any better guides to consciousness than the humans and spirits I met at Soul Centro. Forever in gratitude!”

JACQUELINE

5 stars

"I had a life changing experience at SoulCentro.

For such a profound but intense experience, the entire team was perfect for each of their roles. Couldn’t have asked for a better care team, each knowledgeable and an expert in their field. I felt safe the entire time. The retreat was recommended to me by two friends, one who has known Elizabeth for over a decade. After my own experience, I’d highly recommend it too.”

AMY

5 stars

"My experience at SoulCentro was absolutely beyond words.

There truly is no other retreat center that I could find after all my research that holds the integrity of these ancient Bwiti traditions and practices like Chor and Elizabeth. They have devoted their entire lives to training with this master plant medicine iboga, to be in service to others finding healing and connecting them to the wisdom of their ancestors.

I felt completely taken care of and safe to allow myself to fully surrender and trust the medicine.”

HATHORSMIRROR

5 stars

"I felt held, I felt heard and I felt nourished from body to soul!

I couldn’t have imagined the profound stillness and inner connection that this sacred medicine gave me. Being my first plant medicine ceremony, of course I had fears & doubts arise during my time. But Chor, Elizabeth and the entire team at SoulCentro created the safest container for all, ensuring we could fully surrender to the experience in peace.

Thank you SoulCentro! I feel truly blessed to have had this experience.”

TONI

5 stars

"My visit to SoulCentro was an important moment in my life,

the meaning of which is still unfolding for me. Chor, Elizabeth, and the whole team hold the space like family and with a nice balance of masculine and feminine energy. Also the property vibrates with connection to the jungle. Oh and the food is delicious (and healthy!). I’m very grateful for my time here.

BENJAMIN

5 stars

"I am so profoundly touched

by the amazing care and support I received from the SoulCentro team. The care began weeks before the actual retreat and extended well afterwards- I felt so safe and supported throughout the whole experience.

I feel so much appreciation for the deep care and respectful work these people are offering and their integrity in respecting and honoring the Bwiti tradition and their elders in Gabon, Africa.

MARY

5 stars

"I left SoulCentro with a new perspective on life.

Six weeks later and I am still walking around with a smile on my face—and I’ve been able to make real changes in my life to bring in joy and light.

After struggling with depression for many years and working with several other plants many times, a friend recommended working with Iboga to actually get at the root of it. I am so glad I did the work. It is unlike any other experience you may have had—and I was fully supported by the SoulCentro team.

CAM

5 stars

Our Iboga retreats in Costa Rica are offered at a peaceful, private center near Paquera in the southern area of the Nicoya peninsula, in the indigenous territory of the Chorotega. Enjoy the lush tropical environment, fresh air, quietude, sunny days, gulf ocean views, and local pristine beaches. Wildlife abounds and enchants daily. Be serenaded by a virtual symphony of birds.

Exquisite Hospitality is Our Intention.

Private guest suites feature air conditioning, queen-sized beds, private full bathrooms, and fresh, hotel-quality fine linens. Bathrooms are stocked with locally made, organic, essential oil-infused toiletries. Housekeepers attend to the space daily. Certified, seasoned massage therapists are present for optional bodywork & spa treatments. Our creative arts integration station offers a variety of supplies to express the totality of the medicine experience.

The Bwiti tradition supports people to heal themselves from within. In the Missoko Bwiti tradition, connecting with one’s soul is central to all healing.

We see that the soul of each person has the answers to their most sacred questions—and these answers can be discovered with the support of the Iboga medicine. It is our sacred duty at SoulCentro to support that connection between the guest and the medicine. When honored, the soul serves as the clear compass for authentic happiness and visionary creativity.

AFRICA

Journey to the root of the medicine and the root of the Bwiti tradition. Join all-night ceremonies deep in the forest, celebrating life with thunderous drumming, dancing, singing, and sacred fire. Experience initiation, for the deepest study of ourselves and life itself. Annually we support guests to visit our teachers and community in Gabon. Open to past retreat guests by application.

Reciprocity and sustainability are foundational commitments for SoulCentro.

Supporting medicine sustainability is how we practice reciprocity with the spirit of Iboga, ensuring that its gifts will bless future generations for the lifetime of the Earth.

Reciprocity is not only the sacred law of nature, it is a JOY. We are here in this life to celebrate giving and receiving. What exactly is indigenous reciprocity? It is far more than just writing a check. It begins with mutual respect and authentic relationship, though which we come to understand each other’s way of knowing, spiritual and cultural gifts, and needs.

This experience is for people who are ready to:

Explore their full human potential

Learn more about the art of genuine happiness

Discover or deepen into their true purpose

Tap into their soul-aligned visionary creativity

Understand their highest service to humanity

Discover the best strategies to create the life they want

Connect more deeply with the magic of their soul

Bring their personal healing to the next level

Connect with their ancestors & heal ancestral trauma

Find or deepen their most meaningful relationships

Experience perhaps the most powerful physical, mental, and spiritual cleanse on earth

Learn how to best support and optimize their holistic health

Move forward on the path of addiction recovery

Redirect the core power of addiction to devotion

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SoulCentro is proud to have been featured in the following publications.

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PREPARING THE SPIRIT FOR IBOGA

PREPARING THE SPIRIT FOR IBOGA

To best prepare our spirit for Iboga, we start by relating to Iboga as a spirit—rather than just a medicinal substance to consume. For there is a spiritual intelligence in the plant teacher—just as there is a spiritual intelligence within ourselves.

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PREPARING THE MIND FOR IBOGA

PREPARING THE MIND FOR IBOGA

Iboga is known as the ultimate “mind medicine” by many people who have experienced multiple psychedelic sacred earth medicines. Iboga will “throw on the floodlights” in our psychic basement and then excavate the contents like nothing else…

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PREPARING THE BODY FOR IBOGA + SAFETY TIPS

PREPARING THE BODY FOR IBOGA + SAFETY TIPS

Over hundreds of ceremonies, we have seen that the “cleaner” we come to the medicine, the safer, more fruitful, and more integrated the experience will be. The physical preparation for Iboga directly relates to the quality and duration of the outcome…

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PREPARING THE BODY FOR IBOGA + SAFETY TIPS

PREPARING THE BODY FOR IBOGA + SAFETY TIPS

Over hundreds of ceremonies, we have seen that the “cleaner” we come to the medicine, the safer, more fruitful, and more integrated the experience will be. The physical preparation for Iboga directly relates to the quality and duration of the outcome…

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