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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 meditation, contemplative thought, breath work and works with plant medicines which help him stay grounded…

Chris Young

Co-Founder, Medicine Man, Purveyor of Tribal Medicine. Founder/Spiritual Guide and Medicine Man Chris founded Soul Quest in September 2013 and established its foundation in April 2015. At a young age Chris felt the call to help others so In 1996 he obtained a certificate in Phlebotomy and Medical assisting where he then worked in a geropsychiatric Unit. In 1997 Chris went back to school to study Emergency Medicine and received a certificate for “EMT” where he worked as an ER tech at a local Hospital. After many years of working in the medical field and seeing how bad legal prescription…

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 service, they have been doing Samakei (spiritual diets) lasting from 1-3 months in complete isolation…

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, they have been doing Samakei (spiritual diets) lasting from 1-3 months in complete isolation with…

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 Brazil that Ixã raises funds for the Mae Kapa Yuxibu Center and promotes an exchange…

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 environmental preservation and the rights of indigenous peoples, Mapu is a renowned activist and prominent…

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 effort to save his marriage and family life, followed by multiple relapses and a near…

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 felt like something was missing until getting the message to go back to her roots…

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 several murals around Soul Quest, helping to further beautify the space.

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.

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 in hero’s journey architecture, NLP, NAC, hypno-therapy, Strategic Intervention, Jungian archetypes, and other modes of…