Interfaith Psilocybin Facilitator Training

Saba Cooperative's psilocybin facilitator program in Oregon (OHA approved) merges interfaith spirituality with psychedelic guidance.

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  • All levels
  • Last updated Oct '23
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Course Description

The Oregon Health Authority has officially approved the Saba Cooperative’s psilocybin facilitator training program (Myco Method) as meeting the requirements for facilitator licensure. This program covers the essential training elements and emphasises the integration of interfaith, cross-cultural spiritual practices, and mystical tools associated with psilocybin journeys. Additionally, they prioritize training students on how to contribute to the energetic space of a journey without imposing their influence or directing the participant’s experience.

In total, the program entails 160 hours of instruction, which includes a combination of in-person training, online modules, and practicum study. The online training component offers 60 hours of flexible instruction, allowing students to learn at their own pace, including accelerated learning options for eligible students. This comprehensive online training includes various resources such as articles, essays, lectures, videos, poems, demonstrations, quizzes, and writing assignments. It provides students with a deep exploration of the subject matter while fostering a diverse and inclusive understanding of interfaith and cross-cultural perspectives. Furthermore, students can engage with instructors and their cohort, sharing their assignments and providing feedback to promote a supportive learning environment.

To complete the full Facilitator Training Program, students must fulfil additional requirements, including an in-person residency and a practicum. The in-person training component spans 60 hours and offers an immersive learning experience led by experienced facilitators and fellow students. Through group activities, interactive discussions, and other experiential learning opportunities, students develop their skills and knowledge while embracing the spiritual aspects of psilocybin journeys. The program ensures that students understand the importance of creating an energetic space that respects the participant’s experience and does not direct or impose their influence.

Moreover, the program incorporates a 40-hour practicum that allows students to deepen their understanding of the material and apply their knowledge in supervised, on-the-job, facilitator training. Students receive support and resources throughout this practicum to meet the program’s requirements. It is important to note that additional costs related to transportation and accommodations may be involved in the practicum, and each individual’s practicum and supervision plan is uniquely designed to suit their specific needs and goals.

You will learn:

  • What is Bwiti?
  • Roles in Bwiti initiation/treatment
  • Instruments in Bwiti: ngombe, mogongo
  • What is an Nganga
    • Maboundi/Yombo
    • Maboundi/Yombo
  • Sustainability/reciprocity

You will learn:

  • History of the Fang tradition
  • Dissumba vs. Dissumba Fang
  • Ombwiri/Mbumbayano Fang
  • The kambo
  • State of Fang Bwiti in Gabon
  • Impact of Westerners coming to work with the sacred wood

You will learn:

  • History of the Missoko tradition
  • Various branches of Missoko initiation:
    • Miobe/Mioba
    • Ngonde Na Dipuma
    • Sengedia
  • The impact of logging on the tradition
  • What the future of Bwiti could look like in Gabon

You will learn:

  • History of Dissumba
  • Various branches of Dissumba initiation:
    • Abanji/Mabanji
    • Ilombo
    • Ombwiri
    • Ombudi
    • Loro
  • The ngombe (sacred harp)
  • Healing rituals involved in her tradition
  • Training to serve the wood
    • What does it involve?
    • How long does it take?




About Instructor

Tatayo (“Fruit of the Wind”) first arrived in Gabon in 1971 at the age of 21 and became a Gabonese citizen. In 1979, he became the first white person to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang tradition in Gabon. In 1994, he was initiated into the Misokko tradition. As a guide for numerous expeditions and missions, including those of National Geographic, the BBC, and others, Tatayo is considered to have “opened the door” to westerners in Gabon.

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Please see below for start and finish dates/times. This course is currently being offered live and dates/times will change throughout the year.


This course includes

  • Modules 3
  • Duration 160 Hours
  • Skills All levels
  • Language English
  • Availability Cohort
  • Certificate No
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