Iboga showed me the truth. The emotions that I’ve been hiding since I was a child. It showed me what I was running from and how to feel.
Experience Iboga in Canada
This journey is in the West Coast Canadian rainforest in a dual-yurt lodge, created specifically for hosting Iboga ceremonies. Surrounded by towering Douglas Fir and Cedar trees, guests feel held and nurtured by the forest. The yurts allow for full awareness of the forest and invites absorption of the natural surroundings. When gathering in this magic place with pure intention and sincerity, there is a natural flow into healing. The large yurt is the ceremony space, the central building that joins the two is a spacious bathroom, and the small yurt is the kitchen.
The Iboga experience is very unique and personal but collectively, the ceremony guests are together as one.
All are doing their part to create group healing. The circle of kindred souls is a powerful catalyst that summons the courage to venture deep with the sacred wood.
An Iboga ceremony is a journey within. Descending inward past memory and experience. Through the body and past thought, into our natural, existential state. The stillness at the core of being. Iboga is a nurturing guide on the trek inward. Stripping away limiting conditioning, revealing the ever present potential of being.
The most powerful setting for the thick-walled Western mind to meet Iboga is silence. Silence is a way to sever the connection to character. Letting go of language and surrendering to nature’s most effective cleanse. Allowing it to penetrate deep through the stillness. This penetration manifests as the cleansing and shedding of negative patterns and toxic buildup. A complete physical and energetic reset to flow with existence. An invitation back to the natural state of all beings. Iboga creates inner space to free limiting beliefs, clear emotional blockages and to drop stories and projections. With illusion stripped away, truth begins to reveal itself through unfiltered experience.
IbogaJourney is not about Guidance. It is a silent ceremony that encourages detachment from the role of character. Not only of guests, but providers as well. Letting go of the conditioned ‘person’ learned from family, school, media, religion etc. In silence, Iboga can relate to all with its own language, free of analysis and the limitations of speech. Though it is not guided verbally, the Ceremony has a warm feeling of nurturing and care with acute attention to the physical needs of each guest. The space is held with love and reverence. Not person to person, but for all. Providers and guests as one. In this environment, Iboga is a tool to reveal connection, healing potential and existential intelligence. IbogaJourney promotes self empowerment, using this incredible medicine to cleanse and purify but not mistaking it for the source of lasting realization, that can only come from within.
Jeremy has spent the majority of his life in the mountains of British Columbia. 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 self destruction 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 a career in journalism, to heal the traumatic fractures that caused self-sabotage and negative thought and behavioral patterns. Her Iboga journeys have 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 completed a Full Initiation into their culture. She is also among the first nine Western women to ever complete a Bwiti Rites of Passage.
Drawn to the raw natural beauty and sense of adventure that British Columbia embodies, Swedish-born Tove made her way to Canada’s West Coast in 1997 — and found her home.
She has always recognized the energy of the mountains, plants and nature to be an essential part of her spirit, seeking the company of plants and the outdoors to feel connected in solace, stillness and truth.
After a monumental and challenging life transformation in 2012, Tove was led to work with plant medicines, and spent several months in Peru. Her ceremonies further deepened her connection to the plant spirit world, creating a communication with trees and plants that is now part of her daily life.
This relation to plants, in combination with a dedicated daily meditation practice, have become an integral part of Tove’s experience of life itself.
Moving through her own addictions over the years, she is able to relate to others’ experiences from a non-judgemental viewpoint. These life experiences have contributed to her attentive listening skills and compassion towards all. She holds a deep appreciation for being in service and assisting others on the path.
Her connection to plant medicine and meditation perfectly mirrors the essence of Iboga Journey’s offerings. For Tove, there is nothing larger or more gratifying than holding space for others.