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Chris Young / Founder, Medicine Man, Purveyor of Tribal Medicine.

Founder, Medicine Man, Purveyor of Tribal Medicine. Chris Young: A Visionary Pioneer in the Ayahuasca Community In the ever-evolving landscape of Ayahuasca healing, certain individuals stand out as beacons of light, guiding seekers on their journey of self-discovery and transformation. Chris Young, the founder of Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth, is one such visionary pioneer whose dedication and passion have helped shape the modern Ayahuasca movement. Chris Young’s journey into the world of plant medicine and shamanic healing began with a profound personal…

Silvania De Brito

Silvania De Brito Plant medicine facilitator, Hape practitioner. Raised in the jungle of Brazil. Coming from a linage of indigenous, sacred empath and spiritual healers. Her connection with plant medicine started before she was born, chosen as the child to continue her ancestors path but Life then brought her from the jungle to the city, as a professional dancer circus performer, and animal trainer. She left Brazil 22 years ago and came to the USA to work performing with animals in shows and movies but…

Rennê Yawanawa

Rennê Yawanawa is a young Txana (musician), living in the Yawarani village in the indigenous lands of Rio Gregório. He is the son of chief Roque Yawanawa, and Antônia Calazam, and the grandson of the great Paje Yawa. ‘Ronnä’ was the name chosen in Yawarani by Yawa who has now passed away, leaving behind a great Yawanawa legacy of much wisdom and learning for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ronna (Yawa) & Rennê (Timá), are sons of Cacique Roque, chef of the village Yawarani. They have been studying medicine of the forest, Yawanawa culture & spirituality for past 15 years. As a part of the preparation for the spiritual path of healing and service,…

Ronna Yawanawa

Ronnä Yawanawa is a young Txana (musician), living in the Yawarani village in the indigenous lands of Rio Gregório. He is the son of chief Roque Yawanawa, and Antônia Calazam, and the grandson of the great Paje Yawa. ‘Ronnä’ was the name chosen in Yawarani by Yawa who has now passed away, leaving behind a great Yawanawa legacy of much wisdom and learning for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ronna (Yawa) & Rennê (Timá), are sons of Cacique Roque, chef of the village Yawarani. They have been studying medicine of the forest, Yawanawa culture & spirituality for past 15 years. As a part of the preparation for the spiritual path of healing and…

Ixa Txana Huni Kuin

Ixã Txana Huni Kuin is a young leader of the culture of his people. He has been working with the sacred plant of the Amazon for 6 years 3 years traveling and bringing the Huni Kuin force through ancestral chants in his work throughout Brazil. At the age of 12, he began learning the guitar by watching his father play. Today, with his unique and vibrant style, he leads the force in a harmonious and joyful way. With the ceremonies and the sacred medicines across…

Mapu Huni Kuin

Mapu from Huni Kuin Mapu, a prominent spiritual leader, chief and musician of the Huni Kuin people, was born in the Kaxinawá Ashaninka Indigenous Land of Rio Breu. From a young age, he was chosen by his grandfather to follow the spiritual path, and today he acts as a political and spiritual representative of his people, being the founder and president of the Huwã Karu Yuxibu Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in preserving the Huni Kuin cultural identity, as well as defending…

Pajé Tumē

Pajé Tumē Huni Kuī is coordinator of the Huni Kuī women of Rio Humaitá and vice coordinator of the Instituto Centro Espelho da Vida @centro.hunikuin.espelhodavida Great warrior, master of sacred medicines and the arts of her people such as graphics, weaving, beadwork and others… A student of Huni Kuī mysteries and knowledge, she has been learning and following diets directed by her grandmother Biruani Huni Kuī. Tumē, was born and raised in the Humaitá River Indigenous Land and over time got married and went to…

Ben Heimann

Facilitator, Manager, Psycho-Spiritual Integration and Addiction Recovery Coach. Ben joined the Soul Quest team in 2019 with a passion for psychedelic science and a heart for healing. His personal healing with plant medicine has placed him in service to the medicine and those around him. He is certified in Addiction Recovery Coaching and is available for Psycho-Spiritual Integration. As well as facilitating, Ben generally manages the overall operation and we are blessed to have him as a member of our team.

Daniel Murray

Facilitator, Veteran’s Consultant. Air Force veteran Daniel Murray has over 20 years’ experience as a Special Operations Pararescueman. With deployments all over the world every 18 months, the massive shift afterwards back to a slower pace of everyday life, often presented some of his biggest challenges. As depression and PTSD worsened, Daniel’s military career forced him to compartmentalize the severe emotional trauma that comes with the job. Alcohol and drug abuse continued to spiral out of control leading to multiple attempts at rehab in an…

Andrew Guillory

Integration coach, Facilitator and Rapé Practitioner. Andrew began his healing journey with Ayahuasca in mid 2019, when he left Louisiana with no intention of returning. “I couldn’t take living in my own private hell any longer. It was time to make a drastic change and begin digging deep.” Thanks to the medicine and community support at Soul Quest, he has overcome many issues of unresolved trauma, complicated grief, and disassociation issues. Andrew is a lover of açaí bowls, curry, and visual art. He has painted…

Brad Sterner

Brad is a deeply spiritual individual dedicated to following a path of enlightenment and self-discovery. After experiencing a profound awakening in 2017, he became committed to deepening his understanding of the nature of reality and the universe. Brad draws inspiration from a variety of sages and philosophers, including Ramana Maharshi, Buddha, Alan Watts, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Mooji, and Ram Dass. Through their teachings, he has developed a deep appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and the importance of living in the present moment. Brad practices…

Lauren Pounds

Facilitator, Integration Coach, Yoga Instructor and Breathwork Facilitator. Through plant medicine, yoga and conscious breath; she has found deep healing. The result of the healing is a pure love for life that she didn’t know was possible. It is Lauren’s goal to share with you the tools and techniques she has acquired so you too can live a life you love.

Taita Pedro

Traditional Indigenous / Shaman Taita Pedro, Shaman, Curandero, Conocedor, Yagecero or traditional Indigenous Physician as these men are known in Putumayo, Colombia has more than 20 years of experience working with the family of sacred medicine. He arrived in the United States in 2016 to help spread the teachings of the native people of South America. His work creates awareness by sharing their knowledge, respect and good use of sacred plants as is traditional in several countries such as Colombia, Argentina, Europe, Venezuela, Mexico and…

ARKAWA

ARKAWA Is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, composer and arranger of indigenous Colombian descent from the town of Los Pastos. With more than 25 years of musical experience, he bases his work on the fusion of instruments and ethnic music from different parts of the world, as well as cultural knowledge from diverse ancestral communities and contemporary technology. He is a self-taught performer on more than 100 wind instruments from around the world, as well as rare stringed instruments from Iran, China, and Colombia. In 2014…

Steven Twohig Sr

Steven comes to Soul Quest with over 2 decades in the human transformation field. He started his journey April 2000 when he was first introduced to his shadow. Going through an experiential hero’s journey process he met his shadow and from there, developed a mission of service. That mission of service led him on a 2-decade journey to develop tools to support the process of transformation. He spent 2 decades on a leader track for a group focused on shadow facilitation. He has extensive study…

Teresa Shiki - Shuar tradicional Medicine woman

Teresa Shiki – Shuar tradicional Medicine woman .In the Omaere Ethnobotanical Park, Teresa Shiki, an indigenous Shuar woman, prepares natural medicines. She has more than 30 years of experience in the natural medicine that she learned from her mother and grandparents, and all ingredients come from the plants of Omaere and the region. Most medicines are prepared upon request to adjust to the needs of the patient and because preparations are perishable.