About us

Bwiti Iboga Provider: Steven Callahan (Moubengui)

The path that lead me to Iboga began as a young man seeking answers, seeded by a profound feeling that there was more to life than what was being offered. Along the way, I have been guided to many great teachers of different traditions, whom have helped me to deepen my connection to the earth and the ways of our ancestors.

      As a father of four children, I recognize initiation and rites of passage as deeply important links in our life chain that must be remembered to keep our connection to our soul alive. My personal journey with Iboga brought together all of these teachings and feelings into one TRUTH that I see as a key to the health of our nation at this time. The healing that Iboga brought to me and my family shifted our lives forever, profoundly allowing me to come to peace with trauma from my past and become a better father and husband.

      The opportunity to travel to Africa with a 10th generation shaman to experience a full initiation with the Bwiti, an amazing intact indigenous tribe, was an incredible honor.  Since visiting Africa I apprenticed with my shaman for 8 months and graduated his training program as a provider.

     I then worked at Iboga Wellness Center as head provider; leading ceremonies, facilitating guided Iboga journeys, administering dosage, providing counseling to participants, and performing traditional spiritual shower ceremonies. I worked at Iboga Wellness for almost 2 years, treating hundreds of people before opening my own center, Iboga Healing. 

     I am truly thankful to be a part of this movement and I am excited to be supporting this plant on its journey of the health and rejuvenation of mankind. 

Bwiti Iboga Provider and Integration

Specialist: Madison Callahan

    Madison’s journey with Iboga began in 2012 in a search to end her own generational traumas and become a more healthy woman, mother, and community member. Her background in midwifery brings a nurturing aspect to the retreats, and she sees many parallels between giving birth and re-birthing yourself. Madison is a true student of life, and has led countless women’s ceremonies, studied various spiritual paths, and eventually landed on Iboga as her healing modality of choice. She was Director of Iboga Healing Center Costa Rica for 5 years, and is now leading the Integration Program at Iboga Healing Portugal.

Ryan (Ghenigho)

Bwiti Iboga Provider

Ryan “Ghenigho” Rich is the founder of our sister company Root Healing. He is a traditional Missoko Bwiti Iboga provider who was trained and empowered by 10th Generation Bwiti Shaman Moughenda.

His work with Iboga includes Traditional Bwiti Iboga Ceremonies, Iboga Assisted Detox, Pre-initiations, Iboga Preparation, and Iboga Integration Counseling.

Ryan also studies/practices Tantra, Engaged Buddhism, and of course Bwiti. In addition to his Bwiti/Iboga work, Ryan is a meditation teacher, counselor, and mentor. Ryan loves to help people liberate themselves from their conditioning, their fear, and actualizing a more full, engaged, life.

Intake Specialist

Madeleine (Ebando)

Madeleine “Ebando” Cullerton is a nascent herbalist, certified coach, and hospitality wizard who loves the Bwiti tradition. She is initiated into the Missoko Bwiti tradition and is in training to be an Iboga Provider.

After having been a cynic for many years regarding plant medicines, she finally came to Iboga after seeing the incredible shift in Ryan. After two ceremonies, she knew this medicine had changed her life forever & committed to helping in its facilitation.

Using her years of experience in the hospitality industry, she currently works as head of hospitality at Root Healing, providing a nourishing environment to its guests. She is an effective coach that works with our guests before, during, and after the retreat.

Taylor (Moupetou) Albamonti

Taylor has been a student of indigenous wisdom and plant teachers since his early twenties. Inspired by a deeper call to service, his path brought him away from a prospective career as a Naval Officer, into the realm of healing with psychedelics and plant medicines. After years of searching for a way to both heal himself and others, Taylor met Steven (Moubengui) in the Fall of 2021, where he was introduced to Iboga for the first time, where the message became clear that his path of service is with Iboga. Just a few months later, he was initiated into the Missoko Bwiti and completed provider training with Moughenda in Gabon. Committing to the Bwiti tradition, Taylor was able to bring his healing to an end, and start working to help others do the same with the team at Iboga Healing.

Rupi Saran

Rupi's journey in the spiritual community began 10 years ago while teaching yoga and hosting wellness retreats. Her first Iboga ceremony was a life-changing experience, deepening her connection to herself and her commitment to helping others heal. She then spent five months in Gabon, training in depth about the healing techniques of the Bwiti tribe, and learning to embody the Bwiti teachings and wisdom. Iboga plant medicine speaks directly to her ancestral roots, and Rupi is truly talented at supporting our guests during retreat with her heartfelt counseling, delicious food, and love of life.

PURE BWITI IBOGA

For us, there is no Iboga without the Bwiti tradition, and there is no Bwiti tradition without Iboga. This medicine comes with a body of knowledge that teaches us how to find peace, happiness, and the ability to live in the present moment. At our retreats, Iboga and Bwiti are the healing modality for the week. Maintaining the purity and integrity of what was given to us, is why the retreats are so successful. Our teacher told us not to add anything, and not to take anything away. And so, though we may be tempted to add other shamanic traditions, a yoga class, or breath work, as these are all beautiful practices, and wonderful tools for before and after your retreat, This week is about Iboga, it is about life itself. There are so many layers of wisdom to dive into, not to mention the layers of ourselves that this week gives us time to explore. How often to we give ourselves time to just be? Not read a book, not check our phone, not fill our day with schedules and classes, but to just be present. Using our senses to feel and see what is around us, to feel ourselves and discover the truth of what is going on inside. This retreat is a pass to take the time many of us have needed for years. It is for these same reasons that we do not mix plant medicines during the week. This powerful plant spirit needs its own space to work. Our journey has led us to learn about many different indigenous healing modalities, yet when we discovered Iboga, it was clear that this is what we were meant to specialize in. It is our calling to provide a safe space for people to have a direct experience with Bwiti Iboga and we have dedicated our lives to learning everything we can about how to best work with this medicine. After 10 years of learning about this process, studying, and mastering what it means to bring people through this journey, we are honored to continue walking with this tradition into a better future. Thank you to the Bwiti people for sharing this tradition with open arms. Thank you to our teacher for taking the time to share these ways in their wholeness. Thank you Iboga.

PURE BWITI IBOGA

For us, there is no Iboga without the Bwiti tradition, and there is no Bwiti tradition without Iboga. This medicine comes with a body of knowledge that teaches us how to find peace, happiness, and the ability to live in the present moment. At our retreats, Iboga and Bwiti are the healing modality for the week. Maintaining the purity and integrity of what was given to us, is why the retreats are so successful. Our teacher told us not to add anything, and not to take anything away. And so, though we may be tempted to add other shamanic traditions, a yoga class, or breath work, as these are all beautiful practices, and wonderful tools for before and after your retreat, This week is about Iboga, it is about life itself. There are so many layers of wisdom to dive into, not to mention the layers of ourselves that this week gives us time to explore. How often to we give ourselves time to just be? Not read a book, not check our phone, not fill our day with schedules and classes, but to just be present. Using our senses to feel and see what is around us, to feel ourselves and discover the truth of what is going on inside. This retreat is a pass to take the time many of us have needed for years. It is for these same reasons that we do not mix plant medicines during the week. This powerful plant spirit needs its own space to work. Our journey has led us to learn about many different indigenous healing modalities, yet when we discovered Iboga, it was clear that this is what we were meant to specialize in. It is our calling to provide a safe space for people to have a direct experience with Bwiti Iboga and we have dedicated our lives to learning everything we can about how to best work with this medicine. After 10 years of learning about this process, studying, and mastering what it means to bring people through this journey, we are honored to continue walking with this tradition into a better future. Thank you to the Bwiti people for sharing this tradition with open arms. Thank you to our teacher for taking the time to share these ways in their wholeness. Thank you Iboga.