4 day 3 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Apr. 20- 23 Traditional Brazilian Indigenous Hapè and Ayahuasca Ceremony In the Maloka—Normal Ayahuasca ceremony will be held in our Lodges
With Chris Young, Verena Young, Renata Satil, Norelle Adams, Ben Heimann, Danny Sizemore, Colleen Mix and Shiri Takacs
April 20 - 23, 2023
Traditional Brazilian Indigenous
Hapè and Ayahuasca Ceremony
In the Maloka
Renata Cruz, Chris Young
These weekends retreat will have 3 Hapè Ceremonies, 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies, and at the closing of ceremony we will be sings and dancing for the Celebration of Life . There is an extra $200 donation, and it will be held in the Maloca. Our normal Soul Quest Ayahuasca ceremony will be held in our lodges
Renata Cruz’s Bio
Renata Satil started her path with the ayahuasca 11 years ago, after being trained as an aircraft pilot and deciding to flow into a nomadic life. Throughout these years, the plants and master shamans of the Amazon became her main teachers and she had the privilege of immersing herself into the Yawanawa culture, living at one of their villages in the Amazon and traveling the world as the partner of the oldest son of the highest chief of this tribe during 2 years, helping to organize and hold space in ceremonies in several countries in Europe, South America and Central America. In Mexico Renata was iniciated as Guardian of the Sacred Fire and after this bless she became responsable to gather traditions together. She founded in Tulum, México a ceremonial house and it made posible a visit of many traditions leaders bringing their medicine abroad from the Amazon to the mayas lands. In her hands Renata also holds the gifts of being facilitating sacred circles for women, is a rapeh medicine prayer, cacao and honey ceremonial facilitator, reikiana and thetahealer.
Chris Young’s Bio
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. 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 to obtain certification as an “EMT” and worked as an ER tech at a local hospital. After many years of working in the medical field and seeing how bad legal prescription drugs were killing people, Chris decided to learn more about alternative medicine.
He moved to Germany where he spent three years studying in Europe, gaining extensive experience with Sacred Plant Medicine and Plant medicine ceremonies. This is where he found his spiritual religion, Ayahuasca. After attending many Ayahuasca Ceremonies, he got the calling to bring the medicine to his homeland “The United States” to open an Ayahuasca church and begin the teachings of the Ayahuasca Manifesto, as well as bringing the miraculous healings of the spirit of Ayahuasca to everyone there. Chris chose Orlando, Florida to be ground zero for the Ayahuasca Church for its climate and easy access to its international airports. For the first year, Soul Quest rented a small building in downtown Orlando, called True Serenity. There he was able to begin healing and have church service on a small scale. One year later, Chris and co-founder Verena were able to acquire 4.5 acres of land with a 5000sqft facility where they began to build the Ayahuasca church and healing retreat center. He has his church service at least 3 Sundays a month with weekly group integration via phone and web cast.
Chris is responsible for handling administration and bookings, as well as organizing before, during and after the retreats. In addition, he is actively involved in all Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremonies as the Medicine Man, and he is the primary contact for any questions you may have. Chris is supported by a few traveling shamans (curanderos) and facilitators who provide nurturing guidance and love to care for all church members.
Check in time is between 10am to 2pm on Friday. Open ceremony will start promptly at 3pm and our ayahuasca ceremony will begin at 6pm sharp. Our daytime ayahuasca ceremony will gather 8am and ceremony will began at 9am. Lunch wil be served a 1:30 pm. Our Saturday evening ceremony will begin at 6pm.
Check out time is anytime after 2pm on Sunday.
Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance. Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love.
We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American spiritual traditions, ceremonies, and sacred indigenous natural medicines. What is of the earth is our holy sacrament, and we retain the rights as citizens of this nation to use plant medicines as tools for the benefit of our physical health, spiritual growth, and personal evolution.
We do not charge for the medicine, but for the work of accompaniment, for meals, accommodation, psycho-spiritual integration with trained coaches, psychological support, and medical supervision!
Soul Quest utilizes an independent medical service that provides medical support throughout our weekend retreats to ensure everyone’s safety, support, and that all your needs are taken care of at any point during your stay. The Soul Quest Natural Healing Center has a world class medical team that includes a Medical Director, an MD, a Dr. for Oriental Medicine, a physician’s assistant, licensed paramedics, and licensed practical nurses.
We also provide the highest standards of Psycho-Spiritual Integration to all our members before during and after your stay with us. Our integration team is all certified by our sister organization Being True to You. This organization is specialized in transformational coaching services that are designed to support both addiction recovery and psycho-spiritual integration work surrounding transformational experiences with entheogens.
Before you can book your retreat, you are required to sign up as a member of Soul Quest Church of Mother Earth. After booking we will send you our medical forms, consent forms & waivers that you have to fill out before attending a weekend retreat.
We also have a mandatory medical intake process. Please contact our medical team (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are taking any type of medication or suffer from any condition that needs medical attention beforehand. You must call if you have been diagnosed with any heart condition, epilepsy, schizophrenia, multiple personality or bi-polar disorder.
Ayahuasca Ceremony: The donation for our retreats is $999.00 for a 3 day 2-night weekend retreat. This includes 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies with an option of a Saturday daytime Ceremony for an additional $200
Free Basic accommodations: You will sleep on a 4 inch mattress in the ceremony area
Private Queen bedroom with trundle and bathroom 1-3 person – $370 for the weekend
Private King-size bed with bathroom – $370 for the weekend
Private Cabin with 1 full-size bed – $330 for the weekend
Private Cabin with 2 full-size beds and AC – $350 for the weekend
Temperature controlled ceremonial area (Maloka) – 98.00 for the weekend
Temperature controlled ceremonial area (Building 1 Lotus ) – 98.00 for the weekend
Temperature controlled ceremonial area (Building 2 Dragon fly ) – 98.00 for the weekend
Temperature controlled ceremonial area (Building 3 Jaguar ) – 98.00 for the weekend
Temperature controlled ceremonial area (Building 4 Humming Bird ) – 98.00 for the weekend
Extra Ceremonies “add ons”
Saturday Daytime Ceremony – $200.00
Natural Healing Center Services:
IV-Therapy, Acupuncture, Cupping, Massage-Therapy, K-Laser Treatment
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
IF YOU CANCEL THE AYAHUASCA RETREAT:
Please send an email to email@example.com or call 407 360 6501 as far advanced as possible. We do not refund your deposit but you can reschedule to any retreat in the future. The exception are if you have a medical condition that does not allow you to participate.
IF WE CANCEL THE AYAHUASCA RETREAT:
We have never had to cancel a retreat, however, if we do cancel a trip due too few participants, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot, however, compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that SOUL QUEST AYAHUASCA CHURCH OF MOTHER EARTH must cancel a Ayahuasca retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund – it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue / tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Travel Insurance can protect you in case:
• you cancel your participation in the Ayahuasca retreat
• the retreat is canceled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip
• lost baggage
• medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured
We recommend TRAVELGUARD, which offers a variety of travel insurance, including the option for a comprehensive “cancel for any reason” policy. If you cancel your retreat – for any reason – your airfare, hotel, retreat costs, etc. up until 48 hours prior to travel, will be covered. This comprehensive package is called the ” Gold Package Cancel for Any Reason” Policy”. You must contact Travelguard and purchase the policy within 15 days of buying your airline tickets or incurring any costs for any part of your travel. You can also just ensure your air tickets. Travelguard can give you quotes for each scenario.
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…
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Founder, Director for Research & Evaluation, Integration Coach, Yoga Teacher Verena is one of the co-founders at Soul Quest and active part of the church since July 2018. She supports the church on multiple levels like e.g., Evaluation & Research as well as Psycho-Spiritual Integration (one-on-one and group settings). It became her mission to guide people before, during, and after transformative healing work surrounding entheogens. She has been on a spiritual path since her early 20s, has participated in many different spiritual retreats, workshops, and energy healing classes. Verena discovered the benefits of Ayahuasca in her personal healing path which…
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Renata Satil started her path with the ayahuasca 11 years ago, after being trained as an aircraft pilot and deciding to flow into a nomadic life. Throughout these years, the plants and master shamans of the Amazon became her main teachers and she had the privilege of immersing herself into the Yawanawa culture, living at one of their villages in the Amazon and traveling the world as the partner of the oldest son of the highest chief of this tribe during 2 years, helping to organize and hold space in ceremonies in several countries in Europe, South America and Central…
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RYT 200, Facilitator, Rapé Practitioner. “The whole effort of the spiritual process is to break the boundaries you have drawn for yourself and experience the immensity that you are. The aim is to unshackle yourself from the limited identity you have forged, as a result of your own ignorance, and live the way the creator made you – utterly blissful and infinitely responsible.” –Sadhguru I first discovered my spiritual path back in 2010 when I got sober from opiates (among other things). I was consumed with desperation which brought me to my knees. At that point, everything changed and I…
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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.
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Paramedic, Veteran – USMC. Mike began his calling to serve by enlisting in the US Marine Corps. He carried that service into a career as a First responder and served as a Firefighter / Paramedic for over 10 years. These experiences while rewarding, eventually led to a path of healing and self-discovery. Soul Quest provided the foundation for that journey. As a member of the Soul Quest Medical team, Mike is dedicated to ensuring the comfort and safety of our guests. “When you begin to heal yourself, you help to heal the world around you.”
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Facilitator & Rapé Practitioner. Colleen Mix is a ceremony facilitator and mother of two growing sons living in St. Augustine, Florida. She has been a member of Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of the Mother Earth since December 2016, a volunteer since September 2017, and was brought into our core team of staff in May 2018. She was called to a path of healing through plant medicines primarily because of a pharmaceutical benzodiazepine addiction that plagued her for about a decade, cumulatively. After a head-on collision vaulted her back into the meathooks of addiction spring of 2016, she vowed it was…
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Facilitator. Hapé Practitioner. Medicine Musician and Visual Artist. Shiri Takacs is a musician and artist composing and performing music derived from her Ayahuasca journeys and medicine space. She also assists Soul Quest in running more vegan, eco-friendly, sustainable practices. Her mission for her music is to connect people to themselves, to each other and to every living being on this planet so we can truly live in peace and unity. She’s also passionate about conscious living and cultivating an inspired authentic life hoping that by truly following her own path, she gives others permission to do the same. “My intention…
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