2020 Retreat to Gabon, Africa



July 17-29, Aug 7-19, Sept 4-16

“To initiate into the Bwiti is to have two feet in the tradition; a full commitment to truth, living the truth, loving life, knowing yourself, opening your senses, connecting with spirit, communicating with your soul, listening to your inner guide.”

– Moughenda, 10th Generation Bwiti Shaman

Included in Your Gabon Retreat

  • Traditional Welcome Ceremony
  • Full Initiation into the Missoko Bwiti Traditon
  • Spiritual Shower
  • Psycho-Spiritual Ceremony
  • Shamanic Physical Healings
  • Herbal Jungle Medicines
  • Ancient Bwiti Fireside Teachings
  • Fresh Iboga Root Bark
  • Traditional African Dancing
  • Usage and Practice of Sacred Ceremonial Instruments
  • Iboga Teas Prepared by Village Shamans
  • Full Immersion into Sacred Tradition

All interested parties must complete a thorough screening process prior to booking their journey. Not everyone is accepted.

Click "Apply Now" to begin this process and speak with a Bwiti Team member that's eager to help you out!

Your Guides

bwiti men healing iboga ceremony

MOUGHENDA: Guided by 10th Generation Bwiti Shaman

A 10th-generation Bwiti shaman, Moughenda’s life purpose is to spread Iboga’s profound healing to an ailing world. This mission has taken him from his home country of Gabon and around the globe, providing the sacred root to thousands.

Now back in Africa, Moughenda and his village implement traditional Bwiti Shamanic practices and use the whole, organic Iboga root to push journeyers through life-changing spiritual initiations, detoxifications, and traditional physical healings.

Bwiti is not a religion. It is a spiritual philosophy of introspection and self-discovery. Journeyers to Gabon will experience an authentic initiation, serving to help break through into an uncharted new phase of life.

MICHAEL DANCINGEAGLE: One of the Most Sought After Healers

Michael DancingEagle is a Bwiti N’ganga (Healer), trained under and mentored by Moughenda. One of the most sought after Healers outside of Gabon, he has led and assisted in hundreds of Ceremonies and healing retreats in Gabon, Africa, Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago, and Canada.

Empathic & Nurturing 
Having worked through personal early life experiences of trauma, abandonment, physical and sexual abuse, and drug and alcohol addictions, guest’s feel Michael’s ability to genuinely empathize with them. Michael personally guides you throughout the entire experience.
Michael’s approach is both wise and humorous. With a calm and nurturing demeanour, he provides a down-to-earth approach that leaves guests feeling safe and cared for.

What People are Saying

"I came to iboga because I needed help processing my grief after losing a loved one. Some months prior, several friends had spoken about their experiences with iboga, and after my loved one passed, I started looking for providers. I found Michael, after an extensive search, and everything fell into place. During our first phone call, I felt completely at ease. Michael radiates warmth and compassion and is both knowledgable and accessible - things I highly value in a guide.
Once at the retreat, I felt completely safe and supported. It was wonderful meeting other seekers also on their unique journeys. The space was beautiful and inspiring. The food was delicious. Michael was a beacon of light throughout the process. My ceremonies were profound and transformative. In my first ceremony, I spent the night fighting myself and it took a few days for me to realize just how much emotional negativity I had to purge from my life. I went into my second ceremony feeling renewed, open, and ready for the medicine to show me what I needed see, which it indeed did and there is still so much to learn. Months later I am still integrating the magic.
The ceremonies were amazing, yes, but even more beautiful and amazing is what happens after you return home: You realize that you are not the same person anymore in the best ways possible. I could not be more grateful for Michael's many kindnesses before, during, and after the process. I would recommend iboga for healing, and Michael as a provider/guide without hesitation. In fact, I plan to go to Gabon with him on his summer trip.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Kristen B.


How to Prepare


How to Prepare

Travel Preparations

  • Complete screening 
  • Obtain valid passport
  • Request Gabonese Visitor’s Visa from your embassy
  • Purchase round-trip airfare to Gabon’s Libreville International Airport (LBV)
  • Schedule vaccination for Yellow Fever (required for admittance into Gabon)

What to Bring

  • Bug spray/natural repellent (Lavender essential oil)
  • Unscented soaps/toiletries
  • Snacks (nuts, crackers, bars, protein powders)
  • Flip-flops
  • Closed-toe hiking shoes
  • Socks
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • Shorts and T-shirts
  • Camera
  • Journal and pen
  • Headlamp


**no obligation, apply for the experience of a lifetime

The Bwiti Healing Difference

Months later you are still integrating the magic. Both Michael and the Bwiti Healing team are here to support you during the retreat and back at home.

Erika Lucivero

As a web + print designer with 10+ years experience and a Certified Life Coach under Coby Kozlowski, my mission is to help to empower people to design their lives and feel completely free and in love with life.
Go big or go home!

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Sherry Legreley

A Holistic Practitioner and Life Coach with a Psychotherapy certificate from the Transformational Arts College and an Energy Psychotherapy certificate from Seemorg Matrix. My passion is to help people find their way back to their true selves and achieve inner peace.

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Our Happy Guests

Enlightening and profound search of my inner self, this is how i describe my bwiti experience. My only regret is discovering this wonderful medicine so late in life. Micheal is an amazing spiritual leader. Whether its through the power of ceremony, or whether its him helping decipher your own personal journey. Entering onto this path, do so of your own free will, and without expectations, clear your mind and the medicine will take you where you need to go to find true inner healing..
-Brian Johnson

This has been such an amazing home-coming for me. What a relief, given a long and torturous journey! Now I am not only grounded and centred but also have the tools to navigate and maintain this path. All this was facilitated by this wonderful, superbly-informed and experienced man, Michael, who genuinely cares, understands the minutia of inner processes, and has been consistently supportive and available. Michael provided a top notch service throughout this whole process, from the first phone conversation through to the follow up; very professional and safe. Feeling lucky and grateful.
-S. L.

Life changing! Participating in ceremony felt like hitting the reset button on my whole being and my life. It completely healed me of the fibromyalgia I had been suffering from. Ceremony with Michael was so fun and felt completely safe. His nurturing character left me feeling like a spoiled little baby! Can't wait for the next one!

What an amazing spiritual journey! After only a week, I feel like a new woman and ready to take on life with all of its wonderful surprises! Michael's gift for storytelling provided us with the guidance that set the tone for the weeks' journey, and his team ensured that we were provided with everything we needed; wonderful lodging, amazing organic vegan food, and someone to talk whenever needed. I am a spiritual person and it was important to me to honour the Bwiti traditions and teachings, which Michael did honourably and naturally. I can honestly say my whole outlook on life has changed in only one week and I can already see the positive change manifesting in my day-to-day life. So if you too are looking to make a positive change in your life and to do this type of journey, look no further because you've found the best.

Travel Back To The Beginning, To The Root, To The Truth

Submerge yourself in the Bwiti culture and be led to spiritual freedom. Submit your application to speak with a Bwiti Healing Team member now to see if this experience is right for you- no commitments necessary.