A Journey Inward with the Iboga Root – Costa Rica

Week Long Retreats: Ongoing

Complete, whole-being health requires attention and honor directed toward all levels of the self. The physical body is just one level of a wholistic health journey. Yet we are so much more than our bodies. 

The food we put into our physical vessel contributes to our well-being, but even with a wholesome diet and exercise, if we are not emotionally clean, the body and the spirit will suffer under the toxicity of stored pain and stress.

Iboga, a sacred root medicine from the jungles of West Africa, possesses an innate ability to access our higher consciousness and heals us beyond the physical realm. It allows us to see our lives—and the world—with our spirit, rather than our ego. It accelerates emotional healing, clears stress and anxiety, releases trauma, deepens inner peace, and transforms our understanding of life. 

Many equate the use of this medicine to 10 years of emotional/cognitive therapy in one session.

“Health initially starts with your mental and emotional state,” says The Naked Bite Founder Amber Antonelli. “When you clear out the channels of the heart, mind and soul, you can eat what you want and still maintain a very healthy vessel. However, if you can combine them all—mind, body and spirit—that is where whole health is created.”

According to Amber, by combining the healing power of food with the healing power of plant medicine, all aspects of our being are cleansed. 

“Iboga clears the mind, and opens a person up to the truth of this life and their place in it. The presence of whole foods will open them up to how to treat their bodies as well,” she says. “Life is the greatest gift of all, and it is all-encompassing. It includes the physical food we eat, the emotional food we eat, and healthy practices on all levels. Shifting the consciousness of a person—and the planet—is a wholistic approach. You cannot simply focus on healing the mind without healing the other pieces.”

The marriage of healing through food and healing through plant medicine mirrors the marriage of what Amber and her husband provide. 

Over the last seven years, Amber and her husband, Bwiti Initiate and Iboga Provider Anthony Esposito, have worked extensively with food and plant medicines throughout Thailand, Peru, Costa Rica and Africa. This work has transformed their lives. 

Created in Miami in 2012 from such a consciousness, The Naked Bite now offers food as another medicine for both the body and the planet. Anthony has worked with Iboga directly for three years, guiding journeys throughout Costa Rica, Canada and Africa. 

The combination of high-vibration foods and the powerful healing of the Iboga Root facilitates an unbelievable life transformation, if a person is ready.

Awaken Your Soul and The Naked Bite are excited to announce this collaborative effort in converging multiple healing approaches. 

Iboga and Food Healing retreats, led by Amber and Anthony, are held throughout the year in Costa Rica. Guests experience powerful journeys within, using the Iboga root. Wholesome foods are introduced post-ceremony, as Amber works alongside talented chef, Costa Rica native Leticia, to create vibrant and nourishing meals that help support the total healing process and nurture a physical and emotional reset.

Those who feel called to Iboga may schedule a consultation with Anthony 

He can be contacted directly, at 305. 505. 6130, or emailed via the form below