​Our Team

At SoulCentro

Dr. Douglas Rosales, MD

Dr Douglas Rosales, MD brings rich experience with 15 years of service supporting traditional Bwiti ceremonies. He has researched the medicine at length and is uniquely qualified to support healing with Iboga. His background in university psychology studies is an added gift. Douglas brings a sensitive and responsive presence to the work, ever available to support physically, mentally, and spiritually. His personal relationship with the sacred medicine shines through.

Elizabeth Bast

Elizabeth Bast Mbeye

Founder Elizabeth Bast experienced the Missoko Bwiti initiation, rite of passage, and immersive traditional Iboga provider training. She is a twice certified, trauma-informed yoga teacher and has completed the transformational coach certification course for psychedelic medicine integration and addiction recovery through Being True to You. Along with her husband Gnyangou, she traveled to Gabon numerous times to study the traditional ways of knowing. Her Bwiti name is Mbeye, which means the medicine of the river. Elizabeth brings attentive listening, compassion, and deep presence to guests. @enectarbast

Nima Gnyangou

Founder and visionary artist Chor Boogie aka Gnyangou has been ordained as a Nima (healer and seer) by his Missoko Bwiti elders after completing a decade of study and service, the rite of passage, and multiple advanced initiations. His Bwiti name, Gnyangou, means the medicine of the sun. Gnyangou is brings his profound dedication to the iboga medicine, the Bwiti tradition, and speaking truth. His spiritual father is nima (grand master) Binana, president of the Wise (local chapter of a ngangas’ organization). Gnyangou is one of few Westerners who has been inducted into the Maganga Manzambe, a Bwiti leadership council…

Robert Chapman, RN

Robert Chapman RN, is a seasoned medical nurse who is uniquely qualified for supporting medicine work with the Holy Root, with his background in critical care, trauma, cardiac care, & psychiatric assessment. He is ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) certified and TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Courses) certified. Robert guides guests through our medical intake screening process, supports onsite on select retreats, and consults for our other onsite medical support team. Robert has also experienced the Missoko Bwiti initiation and rite of passage. He draws on 3 years of personal work with the medicine including 3 immersive visits to Gabon. His…

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