Jeremy has spent the majority of his life in the mountains of BC. Born in the interior, he ended up on the coast for the past 20 years. The mountains were his temple but an accident forced a shift of perception. The resulting immobility during a long recovery created a movement inward. The call to end conflict and reveal truth, led him to Iboga. Through many ceremonies and years of work with mentors and guides, he ended self destructive patterns and began a personal practice with the medicine. Of its own accord, this slowly grew into a practice with friends and family and eventually into IbogaJourney. His vision to build a healing lodge took shape, manifesting as the dual-yurt space where the Squamish Iboga ceremonies are held. Jeremy and his wife Deena live and practice in this forested temple with love and open arms to all who find them.
Deena’s medicine journey began in the suburbs of her native New Jersey. Iboga’s root medicine called her to move deeper into herself, away from her career in journalism, to heal the traumatic fractures that caused self-sabotage and negative thought and behavioural patterns. This journey changed her life, setting her on a path to spread the healing message of Iboga to others. In 2015, she traveled to Gabon, Africa—the birthplace of Iboga and home to the Bwiti—where she took the medicine and completed a Full Initiation into their culture. She is also among the first nine Western women to ever complete a Bwiti Rites of Passage.