Explore the iboga Retreat Program: Your Detailed Guide to Our Transformative Journey

Your retreat starts in Libreville, Gabon, featuring a carefully crafted daily schedule. Dive into a rich array of activities including welcoming Bwiti ceremony, full body herbal detox, Psycho-spiritual Iboga ceremonies, traditional Bwiti initiation, counseling, spiritual dinners, jungle exploration, and more. Every day is purposefully designed for deep spiritual growth and healing, with activities like, spiritual showers, group counseling, and fire talks.

DAY 0 / ARRIVAL IN GABON

Guests arrive in the vibrant city of Libreville, the gateway to your spiritual retreat. The initial day is designed to provide a smooth and comfortable transition into Gabon, setting a calm and welcoming tone for the transformative experience ahead at Moughenda's village.

Reception by Moughenda’s Team: You will be warmly greeted upon arrival at the Airport (LBV) by members of Moughenda's team, ensuring a welcoming start to your journey.

Transfer to Local Hotel: The team will facilitate your transfer to a selected local hotel, chosen for its comfort and proximity to the retreat location.

Accommodation Options: A range of lodging options are available to suit different preferences and budgets, with prices varying from $100 to $500 per night.

$ Onomo Hotel
$$ Park Inn by Radisson
$$$ Radisson Blu Okoume Palace

DAY 1 / JOURNEY TO MOUGHENDA'S VILLAGE - IBOGA CEREMONY N°1

This first day at Moughenda's Village is thoughtfully planned to ease guests into the retreat experience, fostering a sense of connection, understanding, and preparation for the spiritual journey to come.

Hotel Pick Up - 10:00 am:
Begin your transformative journey with a comfortable and scenic 3h drive to Moughenda's Village.

Lunch and Lodge Settling - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Upon arrival, savor a heartening lunch featuring local nurishing meal. Post-lunch, settle into your lodge, your serene home for the retreat.

⁠Orientation and Village Tour - 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Engage in an informative orientation session led by Moughenda, introducing the retreat's structure and objectives. Follow this with a guided tour of the village, immersing in the local culture and environment.

Afternoon Nap - 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Dedicate the afternoon to rest and relaxation in preparation for the detox ceremony. This period of rest is crucial for centering your mind and body.

Getting ready for the ceremony 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: You will be invited to get ready for the ceremony.

Firetalk with Moughenda - 8:00 pm - 11:00: Your first ceremony begins, marking your formal introduction to the Bwiti tradition. This immersive experience includes introduction to Bwiti teachings and cultural performances, setting the tone for your transformative journey ahead.

Commencement of the Full Body Detox Ceremony - 11:00 pm onwards: As the evening unfolds, the first ceremony begins, marking a pivotal point in your healing journey. This ceremony, led by Shaman Moughenda, is an immersive experience for deep physical, mental, and spiritual detoxification.

DAY 2: PROCESSING DAY / HEALING ASSIMILATION

This day is intentionally structured to foster a deep sense of inner peace and healing assimilation, ensuring that guests have ample space and time to reflect on and absorb the profound transformations experienced during the retreat.

Breakfast in Bed 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Start your day in the comfort of your lodge with a gentle and nourishing breakfast, allowing you to ease into the day's reflective pace.

Morning Reflection 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: This time is reserved for personal contemplation and assimilation of the previous night's experiences. It's an opportunity to journal, meditate, or simply be present with your thoughts in the peaceful environment.

Lunch Break: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. A midday meal is served, designed to be lightyet revitalizing, supporting your continued journey of introspection and healing.

Transition to Restful Quarters: After lunch, retreat to your quarters for rest and relaxation. This period is vital for internalizing the healing and insights experienced during the ceremony.


Dinner Service 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: The evening meal is a time to gently re-engage with the community, offering nutritious and comforting food to nourishyour body and soul.


Drifting to Sleep: Post Dinner. As the day concludes, you are encouraged tosurrender to a restful sleep, allowing your body and mind to fully process andintegrate the profound experiences of the retreat thus far.

DAY 3: JUNGLE DISCOVERY AND SPIRITUAL DINNER

This day's schedule is thoughtfully crafted to blend adventure with spiritual nourishment, providing a deep dive into the natural world and the rich cultural heritage of the Bwiti tribe.

Breakfast 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Begin your day with a wholesome breakfast, offering a variety of healthy options to energize you for the adventures ahead.

Morning Free Time 10:00 - 12:00 pm: This time is yours to enjoy at leisure.You can indulge in personal activities, relax, or mingle with other retreat participants amidst the serene setting.

Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Gather for a delightful lunch that provides both nourishment and a chance to connect with fellow guests.

Jungle Walk with The Bwiti Tribe - 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Embark on an enlightening jungle walk, guided by members of the Bwiti tribe. This immersive experience allows you to explore the rich biodiversity of the jungle and gain deeper insights into the tribe's connection with nature.

Preparation for Spiritual Dinner - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Participate in the preparation of the spiritual dinner, a communal and enriching activity that involves cooking with the day's foraged ingredients and learning about their significance in Bwiti culture.

Spiritual Dinner: 8:00 pm onwards: Enjoy the special spiritual dinner (100% Herbal Healing Vegan), a unique meal that combines the essence of the day's foraging with traditional culinary practices, known for its healing and nourishing properties.

⁠⁠ Sleeping Time - 10:00 pm onwards: After the enriching experiences of the day, retire to your lodge for a restful night's sleep, allowing the body and mind to assimilate the day's learnings and experiences.

DAY 4: REST DAY / QUESTIONS REVIEW

This day's itinerary is thoughtfully crafted to support your physical and mental health, preparing you for the transformative second Iboga ceremony. This pivotal event represents a major milestone in your journey of personal and spiritual development throughout the retreat. We encourage you to formulate any questions you may have about your life, goals, family, quests for guidance, doubts, and fears. This introspective process is designed to deepen your engagement with the ceremony, allowing you to approach it with a clear mind and an open heart. By reflecting on these aspects of your life, you create an opportunity for profound insights and healing, fostering a stronger connection with your inner self and paving the way for meaningful transformation.

Breakfast 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Start your day with a balanced and energizing breakfast, setting a positive tone for the soul-enriching activities ahead.

Group Counseling with Moughenda 10:30 am - 12:30 pm:
Engage in a group counseling session led by Moughenda, a time for sharing, reflection, and receiving guidance on the spiritual path. This session is a valuable opportunity to process experiences and set intentions for the ceremony later in the day.

Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Enjoy a fulfilling and satisfying lunch, designed to maintain your energy levels and focus for the afternoon's activities.

Afternoon Counseling and Personal Time: Post Lunch. The afternoon offers additional time for private counseling sessions with Moughenda or personal reflection, allowing you to delve deeper into your experiences and integrate the insights gained.

Dinner Service 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: The evening meal is a time to gently re-engage with the community, offering nutritious and comforting food to nourish your body and soul.


Drifting to Sleep: Post Dinner.
As the day concludes, you are encouraged to surrender to a restful sleep, allowing your body and mind to fully process and integrate the profound experiences of the retreat thus far.

DAY 5: IBOGA CEREMONY N° 2

This day's itinerary is carefully designed to nurture both your physical and spiritual wellbeing, culminating in a powerful ceremony that marks a significant step in your personal and spiritual growth during the retreat.

Breakfast 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Start your day with a balanced and energizingbreakfast, setting a positive tone for the soul-enriching activities ahead.

Morning Reflection: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. This time is reserved for personal contemplation and assimilation of the previous night's experiences. It's an opportunity to journal, meditate, or simply be present with your thoughts in the peaceful environment.

Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Enjoy a midday meal that is both satisfying and nourishing, providing you with the energy needed for the afternoon's rest and the evening's deep spiritual work.

Long Nap 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Dedicate the afternoon to rest and relaxation, allowing your body and mind to recharge and prepare for the transformative journey in the evening.

Fire Talk with Moughenda - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. As the evening settles, gather around the fire for an insightful talk with Moughenda, deepening your understanding of the Bwiti teachings and preparing your spirit for the night's ceremony.

Psycho-Spiritual Journey Ceremony - 9:00 pm onwards: Embark on a profound psycho-spiritual journey, a ceremonial experience guided by Moughenda. This ceremony is an integral part of your healing and spiritual exploration, offering deep insights and transformation.

DAY 6: PROCESSING DAY

This schedule for Day 6 is designed to balance individual reflection and communal interaction, facilitating a nurturing environment for both personal growth and collective support.

Breakfast: 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Start the day with a peaceful and nutritious breakfast, providing a moment of calm to reflect on your journey.

Morning Reflection: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Use this time for personal introspection, assimilating insights and experiences from the previous day.

Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. A midday meal that's both nourishing and comforting, allowing for continued reflection and relaxation.

1-1 Counseling with Moughenda: Schedule Varies. Personal counseling sessions with Moughenda, offering tailored guidance and deeper insights into your spiritual path.

Dinner: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. A communal dinner, providing an opportunity to reconnect with fellow retreat participants and share experiences in a supportive environment.

Group Counseling (Optional): 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. An optional group counseling session for those who wish to engage in collective reflection and shared learning.

Sleeping Time: 10:00 pm onwards. Conclude the day with a restful and rejuvenating sleep, essential for processing the transformative experiences of the retreat.

DAY 7: SPIRITUAL SHOWER

This day is carefully planned to focus on spiritual cleansing and renewal, using traditional practices to nurture both the physical and spiritual aspects of your being, creating a profound sense of renewal and readiness for the Bwiti initiation ahead.

Breakfast: 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Enjoy a wholesome breakfast with variousoptions to begin your day with vitality and mindfulness, setting the right tone forthe spiritual activities ahead.

Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Savor a nutritious lunch, crafted to nourish yourbody and complement the day's cleansing activities.

Spiritual Shower: Post Lunch. Partake in a spiritual shower in the afternoon, a ritual involving natural herbs and waters, symbolizing the washing away of past burdens and the renewal of your spirit.

Dinner: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Conclude the day with a peaceful evening meal, offering a time for quiet reflection and communal bonding.

Rest and Reflection: Post Dinner. The evening offers a chance for personal reflection or gentle interaction with fellow retreat participants, integrating the day's cleansing experiences.

This day is carefully planned to focus on spiritual cleansing and renewal, using traditional practices to nurture both the physical and spiritual aspects of your being, creating a profound sense of renewal and readiness for the Bwiti initiation ahead.

DAY 8: REST DAY / QUESTIONS REVIEW

This day's itinerary is thoughtfully crafted to support your physical and mental health, preparing you for the transformative third Iboga ceremony. This pivotal event represents a major milestone in your journey of personal and spiritual development throughout the retreat. We encourage you to formulate any questions you may have about your life, goals, family, quests for guidance, doubts, and fears. This introspective process is designed to deepen your engagement with the ceremony, allowing you to approach it with a clear mind and an open heart. By reflecting on these aspects of your life, you create an opportunity for profound insights and healing, fostering a stronger connection with your inner self and paving the way for meaningful transformation.

Breakfast 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Start your day with a balanced and energizing breakfast, setting a positive tone for the soul-enriching activities ahead.


Group Counseling with Moughenda 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Engage in a group counseling session led by Moughenda, a time for sharing, reflection, and receiving guidance on the spiritual path. This session is a valuable opportunity to process experiences and set intentions for the ceremony later in the day.

Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Enjoy a fulfilling and satisfying lunch, designed to maintain your energy levels and focus for the afternoon's activities.

Afternoon Counseling and Personal Time: Post Lunch. The afternoon offers additional time for private counseling sessions with Moughenda or personal reflection, allowing you to delve deeper into your experiences and integrate the insights gained.

Dinner Service 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: The evening meal is a time to gently re-engage with the community, offering nutritious and comforting food to nourish your body and soul.


Drifting to Sleep: Post Dinner.
As the day concludes, you are encouraged to surrender to a restful sleep, allowing your body and mind to fully process and integrate the profound experiences of the retreat thus far.

DAY 9: BWITI INITIATION - IBOGA CEREMONY N°3

Today's schedule is meticulously crafted to support your journey of transformation and self-discovery through the profound practice of Bwiti initiation. This sacred rite of passage is a deeply significant step towards embracing true adulthood, offering an unparalleled opportunity to explore and affirm your identity at any stage of life. The initiation includes distinct, gender-specific rituals that are thoughtfully designed to respect and enhance your personal evolution. As you engage in these ancient ceremonies, you will be guided towards unlocking new levels of growth, understanding, and empowerment, marking a pivotal moment in your journey towards authentic self-realization.

Breakfast: 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Start your day with a balanced and energizing breakfast, setting a positive tone for the soul-enriching activities ahead.

Lunch: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Enjoy a midday meal that is both satisfying andnourishing, providing you with the energy needed for the afternoon's rest and theevening's deep

Long Nap: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Dedicate the afternoon to rest and relaxation,allowing your body and mind to recharge and prepare for the transformativejourney in the evening.

Preparing the Body, Mind & Soul: The Gateway to Bwiti Ancestral Initiation : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

In the lead-up to your profound initiation, the Bwiti tribe will warmly welcome you into a series of deeply meaningful preparatory rituals, designed to seamlessly integrate you into the heart of their spiritual lineage. This preparation involves the ceremonial application of special traditional makeup and the enactment of distinct rituals, each imbued with rich symbolism and purpose. These rites are not merely preparatory steps; they are sacred acts of introduction to the ancestors of the Bwiti tradition and the Spirits of Iboga, establishing a vital connection that enriches your spiritual and cultural immersion. Through these carefully curated practices, you will be adorned not just in physical appearance but prepared in spirit, aligning you with the ancestral energies and teachings of the Bwiti. This meticulous preparation ensures you are wholly ready, both in body and soul, to embark on the transformative journey of initiation, embracing the profound growth and empowerment it heralds.

Fire Talk with Moughenda: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. As the evening settles, gather around the fire for an insightful talk with Moughenda, deepening your understanding of the Bwiti teachings and preparing your spirit for the night's ceremony.

Bwiti Initiation Ceremony: 9:00 pm onwards. Embark on a profound psycho-spiritual journey, a ceremonial experience guided by Moughenda. This ceremony is an integral part of your healing and spiritual exploration, offering deep insights and transformation.

*Given the sacred character of the initiation process, we are unable to share photographs or videos depicting an actual initiation ceremony.

DAY 10: PROCESSING DAY

This day is intentionally structured to foster a deep sense of inner peace and healing assimilation, ensuring that guests have ample space and time to reflect on and absorb the profound transformations experienced during the retreat.

Breakfast in Bed: 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Start your day in the comfort of your lodge with a gentle and nourishing breakfast, allowing you to ease into the day's reflective pace.

Morning Reflection: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. This time is reserved for personal contemplation and assimilation of the previous night's experiences. It's an opportunity to journal, meditate, or simply be present with your thoughts in the peaceful environment.

Lunch Break: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
A midday meal is served, designed to be light yet revitalizing, supporting your continued journey of introspection and healing.

Transition to Restful Quarters: Post Lunch. After lunch, retreat to your quarters for rest and relaxation. This period is vital for internalizing the healing and insights experienced during the ceremony.

Dinner Service: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The evening meal is a time to gently re-engage with the community, offering nutritious and comforting food to nourish your body and soul.

Drifting to Sleep:
Post Dinner. As the day concludes, you are encouraged to surrender to a restful sleep, allowing your body and mind to fully process and integrate the profound experiences of the retreat thus far.

DAY 11: TRADITIONAL SAUNA

Breakfast: 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Enjoy a wholesome breakfast with various options to begin your day with vitality and mindfulness, setting the right tone for the spiritual activities ahead.

Traditional Sauna: Post Breakfast. Engage in a traditional sauna experience, a practice aimed at purifying the body and spirit, enhancing relaxation, and promoting a deep sense of inner peace.

Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Savor a nutritious lunch, crafted to nourish your body and complement the day's cleansing activities.

Dinner: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Conclude the day with a peaceful evening meal,offering a time for quiet reflection and communal bonding.

DAY 12: COUNSELING AND INTEGRATION WITH FULL REVIEW

This day's program is thoughtfully structured to support the integration of your experiences through counseling, communal interaction, and insightful activities, ensuring a comprehensive and nurturing approach to your spiritual growth and healing journey.

Breakfast: 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Start your day with a nourishing breakfast, offering a range of healthful options to energize and balance you for the day's introspective activities.

Full Review with Moughenda: Morning to Early Afternoon. This time is dedicated to an in-depth review with Moughenda, providing an opportunity to reflect on your experiences, discuss progress, and gain further insights into your spiritual journey.

Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Enjoy a fulfilling and satisfying lunch, designed to maintain your energy levels and focus for the afternoon's activities.

Afternoon Counseling and Personal Time: Post Lunch. The afternoon offers additional time for counseling sessions with Moughenda or personal reflection, allowing you to delve deeper into your experiences and integrate the insights gained.

Dinner: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Gather for an evening meal that provides comfort and nourishment, fostering a sense of community and warmth among all participants.

Fire Talk at the Temple with (Optional Iboga Micro dosing): Post Dinner. The evening culminates with a fire talk session, complemented by a micro dosing experience. This session is designed to deepen your understanding, integrate the day's learnings, and prepare you for the final stages of the retreat.

DAY 13: IBOGA SEED PLANTING RITUAL

This final full day at the retreat is designed to provide a sense of closure and completion, allowing participants to honor their experiences, celebrate their growth, and look forward to the journey ahead with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity.

Breakfast 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Begin your day with a light and energizing breakfast, providing the perfect start for a day filled with meaningful closing activities.

Packing and Reflection: Morning to Midday. Take this time to pack your belongings and reflect on the journey you have experienced. It's a moment to internalize the transformations and prepare for your journey home.

Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Enjoy a refreshing and sustaining midday meal, offering a moment of pause and nourishment amidst the day's activities.

Planting Iboga Seeds: Post Lunch. Engage in the symbolic and meaningful activity of planting Iboga seeds at the village sanctuary. This act is not only arepresentation of planting new intentions and the beginning of growth andtransformation in your life, but it also serves as a symbol of your presence at thevillage. Your name will be added to a board as a lasting memory of your visit,leaving a personal imprint within the community.

Group Pictures: Photo with Moughenda & the Nganga Team

Dinner: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Gather for a hearty dinner, a time to connect with fellow retreat participants, sharing experiences and reflections on the retreat.

Final Fire Talk:
Post Dinner. Conclude the day with a final fire talk, an opportunity for communal sharing and imparting final insights and blessings. This session is a powerful closure to the retreat, marking the end of an extraordinary journey.

DAY 14: CLOSING ACTIVITIES AND FAREWELL RITUALS

Breakfast: Served early to accommodate various departure schedules. This farewell meal is an opportunity to savor your final moments at the retreat, providing a gentle transition from the immersive experience to your journey home.

Departure for Libreville Airport or a Hotel in Libreville: After breakfast, you will be assisted with your departure, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition back to Libreville, whether you are headed to the airport or a hotel in the city. This concluding day marks the end of your transformative retreat experience. The early breakfast and departure assistance are designed to ensure a seamless and reflective end to your journey, allowing you to carry the peace, insights, and growth gained from the retreat back into your everyday life.

The Journey Continues for
(6 months):
The transformative benefits of Iboga can sustain you for up to six months, presenting a valuable opportunity to reshape your life. Tune into your inner voice, choose wisely, and establish positive habits. Embrace this chance to evolve into the greatest version of who you can be. One essential stipulation: abstain from alcohol for the ensuing six months.

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