Iboga Preparation

Begin the Process

In order to get the most of your Iboga experience we suggest some preparation in advance. The changes often begin the moment we make the commitment to work with this medicine, so be aware that a lot of energy will start to build even before you arrive. Up to months in advance most notice that life begins to shift. In order to get the most of your experience we suggest some preparation in advance:



A mandatory Iboga preparation workbook (we send upon booking) is designed to help you uncover more profound insights into your life in advance. The more thorough you are with this process the more deeply Iboga can enter. This workbook is for you first and foremost and will help us guide you even further to achieve lasting results.



We always suggest working with a coach or an energy healer in combination with the Iboga work. This is helpful with Iboga preparation but it is especially paramount in the integration process afterwards. Our Awaken Your Soul staff all use multiple methods of integration support for our own work. Check out some resources that we offer.

Awaken Your Soul Coaching Prep

Ultimately you are looking to

  • Surrender, be willing to be open to how the process unfolds
  • Understand that whatever we expect will be completely different
  • Be open to entering a state of complete vulnerability
  • Be willing to look at uncomfortable aspects of your life (this helps them pass and heal)
  • Open your heart and your mind
  • Understand that trust in the medicine and in us increases the healing process on every level

Committing to ceremony is an opportunity to address everything that has caused us suffering. While the past cannot be changed, the choice to make peace with it remains in our control, the power is not outside of us!

Physical & Emotional Iboga Preparation

At least one week before your Iboga journey we encourage you to begin your preparation of the body, mind and spirit. The medicine works best with the clearest channel so the more work we do in advance the less “noise” and toxins the medicine needs to cut through. The more time you give yourself the better. Iboga processes specifically in the liver, and we highly suggest our liver flush 4 days before the retreat. This also will be sent upon booking.

Diet Before & After Iboga

There is no “Iboga Diet” per-se but the cleaner we eat, the less we need to detox before the medicine can work it’s full magic. There is also a very strong correlation between the body/mind/soul connections. When we are conscious and mindful about what we put in our bodies, we tend to be more mindful about our thoughts, environments and the company we choose to keep. We find that many people after having a deep internal shift will also implement changes in their diet and vice versa. The more prep we can do in advance to “tune in” and clean up aspects of our lives, the deeper the medicine can go more quickly.

Eat Healthy, Vibrant Foods

Iboga is a strong on the physical body so fasting or juicing exclusively is not recommended (though it is great to add juices to your eating schedule). Organic and minimally processed foods:

  • Pastured & wild meats/seafood (unless already vegetarian or vegan)
  • Hearty nourishing plant-based foods
  • Lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Grounding foods such as root vegetables, bone broth, soups/stews (especially after the retreat)
  • Minimal to no sugar
  • Remove any alcohol 7-14 days before (unless instructed for longer)
  • Reduce caffeine (no more than 1 cup per day so as to avoid caffeine headaches the day of ceremony)
  • Eliminate soda and other sugary beverages
  • Drink a lot of filtered water (1 gallon per day +)
  • Eliminate highly processed foods, especially with preservatives and artificial colors/flavors

Medications & Supplements

It is recommended to pause most medications when working with Iboga. Either they are contraindicated or will simply be flushed out by the medicine. Speak with us honestly before you book about anything that you are currently taking. This is for your safety, we cannot stress this enough.

Physical Exercise

If you have a normal routine 3-5 times a week continue this and perhaps add some extra time in nature if your practice is indoors. If you are not particularly active consider adding the following activities:

  • Walks in nature, perhaps with a pet
  • Gentle yoga, qi gong, tai chi
  • Swimming, bike rides

Detox Your Brain

Reduce/eliminate your television, computer and social media time. We store a lot of programming in our subconscious from these sources and the clearer we are- the less Iboga has to move through before getting to the heart of what we are looking to receive from the medicine.

Connect with Your Intentions

Get very clear on what it is you are looking to heal. Doing the workbook and with a preparation coach, therapist or healer can also assist in moving and clarifying a lot to begin to move some of the energy in advance to receive even more from the medicine during the retreat.

Price List to Calculate

Everything is optional except for EKG

  • Energy Clearing Bodywork & Massage ($100 for one hour- includes handmade herbal oils & aromatherapy)
  • Reiki Healing or other energy work sessions ($125- $150 per session)
  • EKG $100 (you will not need if you received yours in your home country. You will pay $30 for our doctor to read the one you bring)
  • Cash for retreat balance if you have one
Are Your Ready for Iboga

Start Your Journey

Thank you for your willingness to enhance your life experience. This is an important commitment and we are grateful that you are interested in working with us! Please tell us a bit about yourself and we will connect to see if it is a good fit.

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