Iboga Retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Come home to yourself: At Root Healing Thailand

Root Healing offers traditional Bwiti Iboga ceremonies and Bwiti-informed rehabilitation services at our center in Chiang Mai (Thailand). Set in the foothills of the Himalayas and surrounded by forests, waterfalls and temples with mountainside views, Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s most enchanting and spiritually-charged cities. 

Root Healing (Thailand) is easily accessible from Asia, the Middle East, Oceania and beyond, via Chiang Mai airport. We will pick you up when you land and transport you to our center, with its peaceful garden overlooking the mountains.

Chiang Mai is where Root Healing’s founder, Ryan, encountered Iboga for the first time. Setting up our Thailand center has been his dream since Root HeaIing’s inception. At Root Healing (Thailand) we are excited to offer expanded detox facilities, as well as more options to support integration and aftercare following your experience with Iboga.

Root Healing offers two main types of iboga retreat

Recovery retreats to interrupt addictions involving detoxing from substance use, including alcohol and other substances (including prescription drugs). 


Psychospiritual retreats, which promote physical, mental and spiritual healing and growth — suitable for everybody who meets our medical screening criteria.

We also offer specialized long-term healings featuring Bwiti-informed rehabilitation and experience aftercare.


Our iboga detox and retreat space offers the perfect context for your healing. From your arrival to your departure, your journey with Root Healing is steeped in the teachings of the Bwiti and iboga. 

People who attend our iboga retreats often say that the medicine begins to work on them before they arrive. Over the course of 8 days, our highly trained team will hold and guide the space for your transformation.

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We’ll pick you up at the airport and escort you to the Root Healing lakeside compound, which is surrounded by mountains. You’ll be surprised that this secluded magical property is just 20 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from the center of Chiang Mai. 

At Root Healing, Thailand, you can relax in our peaceful garden, the private porches of your suite or by our pool. Nourishing meals, snacks & fresh local produce and fruit will always be available to support you throughout your time here.



Our integration and aftercare possibilities here include day trips and hiking trails for maximum immersion in Chiang Mai’s verdant beauty, as well as a sauna and the option of individual yoga, Thai massage and introductory Muay Thai sessions on-site.

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We aim to create a nurturing environment where you will feel safe, supported and secure throughout your stay, whether you join us for our eight-day psychospiritual retreat programme or a personalized detox retreat. 

With our hand-decorated accommodation and extensive integration possibilities on-site, everything about Root Healing (Thailand) aims to offer you an environment which you can relax in entirely. An environment that you will leave feeling fully confident in yourself.

We are committed to your successful integration into the life that awaits you after your experience with iboga, with an extensive individualized aftercare programme to support you in maintaining a connection to the self-(re!)-discoveries you’ll make at Root Healing (Thailand). And in remaining connected to the Bwiti tradition that will support you during the iboga retreat itself. 


Thailand Schedule

April 20-27

May 3-10

May 15-22

June 1-8

June 15-22

June 26-July 3

July 7-14

July 20-27


August 3-10

August 17-24

September 3-10

September 15-22

What is Iboga?


Discovered thousands of years ago, Iboga is a perennial tree native to Gabon. Iboga has been used by the Bwiti, the indigenous group of the region, as a physical, mental, and spiritual healing tool. It is their sacrament, their sacred medicine, they often say “there is no Bwiti without Iboga and no Iboga without Bwiti.” 

While often classified as a psychedelic, Iboga has little in common with them. Iboga is a highly intelligent plant medicine, going directly to the root of your issues. The way it manifests is entirely unique for each person, giving you exactly what you need to heal. Some may experience profound visions while others may “see” nothing at all. It can be physically challenging or, entirely pleasant.

The Bwiti have been the shepards of this medicine for thousands of years.  We at  Root Healing therefore trust and adhere to the practices they have established in all that we do. Our medicine is ethically and ceremonially harvested and sourced directly from the village. 

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Our Team

Each member of the Root Healing team has been radically transformed by the healing power of Iboga. It’s why we’re so dedicated to helping people heal from their long-term traumas, discover their true selves and finally live a happy & purpose driven life. We are all here to empower & support you throughout your stay, from our cook who lovingly prepares nourishing foods to the providers who help guide you to your truth. 

Our goal with our Thailand Iboga retreat is to offer the powerful healing of a traditional Bwiti Iboga Retreat to all of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. With this in mind, we are constantly building our team to accommodate all languages and cultures.

In line with our core principles, almost all of our team has traveled to the village in Gabon in order to be initiated directly with the Bwiti tradition and our providers have gone onto more intensive training alongside  the Bwiti. We continue to have a strong & ongoing relationship with the village and tradition, realizing that there is always more to learn.

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