3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Aug 13-15
With Chris Young, Verena Young, Anthony Chetta, Carlos Guzman, Dr Scott Irwin, Chef Jennifer, Justin Smith, Norelle Chetta, Ben Heimann, Dr. Laurie Maddox, Dr. Tiffany Riley, Nora, Mitch Ott, Mike Sizemore, Dawn Touchstone, Andrew Guillory, Kristin Blackman and Shiri Takacs
August 13 - 15, 2021
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 ([email protected]) 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 $899.00 for a 3 day 2-night weekend retreat. This includes 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies with an option of a Saturday daytime Ceremony for an additional $150
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 – $340 for the weekend
Private King-size bed with bathroom – $340 for the weekend
Private Cabin with 1 full-size bed – $200 for the weekend
Private Cabin with 2 full-size beds and AC – $300 for the weekend
Temperature controlled ceremonial area (Maloka) – 70.00 for the weekend
Temperature controlled ceremonial area (Building 1) – 70.00 for the weekend
Temperature controlled ceremonial area (Building 2) – 70.00 for the weekend
Family Suite (1 – 6 guests) – $300.00 for the weekend 6 beds available
Family Suite (1 – 8 guests) – $300.00 for the weekend 8 beds available
Bring your own tent – $30.00 for the weekend
Extra Ceremonies “add ons”
Saturday Daytime Ceremony – $150.00
Intensive Integration Program with Dr. Scott or Dr. Laurie (until 3 pm on Sunday) – $100.00
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 protected] 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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Co-Founder, Sociologist & Social Psychologist, PhD. Candidate, Director for Research & Evaluation. Verena is a Sociologist & Social Psychologist currently finishing her PhD in Educational Science. She is also certified in Spiritual Counseling (Paracelsus School of Naturopathy), and Addiction Recovery Psycho-Spiritual Integration Coaching (BTTY). Verena is originally from Germany where she has lived and worked the first 30 years of her life in a small town in North Rhine-Westfalia. She studied at the University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Sociology, and continued in the department of Educational Science. She worked for the Scientific Committee Laboratory School in Bielefeld for 5 years…
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Since being blessed in connecting with Soul Quest in July 2016, people have asked me: “What are you? Are you a facilitator, medicine man, healer, Ayahuasquero…?” I am none of those, yet can exhibit certain aspects of those roles as needed in response to the moment. Often, people who refer to themselves as a certain thing are actually not that thing – for the truth is beyond the disguising masks of titles and forms that we tend to identify with. Dissolving what I think I am, not adding more to it, is part of my life’s purpose. It is in…
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Facilitator, Addiction Recovery and Psycho-spiritual Integration Coach (BTTY Certified), Kambo and Rapé Practitioner. Carlos is an Army veteran who started his awakening journey with the help of plant medicines starting with the Iboga master plant. The experience led him into a quest of discovering his true self and purpose in life. He came to work with the Ayahuasca master plant in search of spiritual connection. Through the visions of his journeys and volunteering his time, he discovered that by helping others, he was helping himself and it was in the act of service where he found healing. He began working…
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PhD, CTTS Sr Minister at Soul Quest Church As a Public Health Professional, Dr Scott has worked with more than 10,000 patients over the past two decades. He is a public health educator, practitioner of functional medicine, complementary & alternative medicine, and functional blood chemistry analysis. At Soul Quest, Dr Scott uses a variety of entheogenic treatments, alternative medicines and other modalities, as a means of psychospiritual growth and healing. Dr Scott facilitates transpersonal adventures of self-discovery at Soul Quest that can be profoundly life-changing experiences, and he provides the preparation and integration services that are essential for transformational work.…
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Chef of the kitchen, Certified Holistic Life transforming Advisor, Personal Health/Fitness Chef. Jennifer is our chef at the kitchen at Soul Quest. She enchants us with her wonderful vegan/ vegetarian meals during our ceremonies. Jennifer has always dedicated her passion for holistic and organic vegan chemical free lifestyle to her family. And over the past 10 years has extended her knowledge to help others seeking a healthier life style through physical strength training, clean eating choices, and adapting a new lifestyle to create happiness and health. With focusing on a personalized for plan per individual, targeting specific areas such as, hormonal reset for…
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Ayahuasquero, Facilitator, Integration Coach (BTTY Certified), Veteran’s Consultant & Private Ceremony Coordinator. Justin began working as a facilitator with Soul Quest in January of 2016 right after experiencing the healing power of Ayahuasca for the first time. He has since become a fierce advocate for Ayahuasca churches in several cities, and manages veteran’s programs at Soul Quest. In early 2019, Justin was honored with an invitation from two highly decorated career special ops veterans to co-found Warrior Quest USA. It’s mission as a separate non-profit, is to raise money to fund sponsorships and travel expenses for veterans who are struggling…
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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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Psychologist (PhD), Licensed Psychotherapist (LCSW), Psychedelic Integration Therapist (MAPS). “Journeys bring power and love back into you. If you can’t go somewhere, move in the passageways of the self. They are like shafts of light, always changing, and you change when you explore them.” – Rumi My spiritual journey began when I was very young and began to question the nature of thought and consciousness. In 2008, I became certified as a clinical hypnotherapist and began integrating hypnotherapy and the use of altered states of consciousness into my counseling practice as a treatment tool. I later pursued formal study in…
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Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Board Certified Doctorate of Pastoral Medical Sciences, Pastoral Medical Association, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Paramedic, Certified Mercier Fertility Specialist. Dr Tiffany completed her Associate of Science in Medical Massage Therapy at Florida College of Natural Health. She then continued her training completing a graduate program Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine with a Oriental Medical Doctor Residency Training at Conmaul Integrated Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. She has Advanced Clinical Training in Gynovisceral Manipulation and is a Certified Mercier Fertility Specialist. Dr Tiffany has over 10 years experience in Emergency Medicine and…
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Facilitator, Volunteer Coordinator, Communications Correspondent. Nora started expanding her spiritual path in 2009 gaining certifications in Reconnective Healing and becoming an Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator. She is very passionate about working with plant medicines and helping others connect to their true selves. Nora is the voice behind the emails and phones and is always happy to answer questions or direct you to the right human.
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Facilitator, Rapé Practitioner, Intuitive Medium. Mitch joined the Soul Quest team in January 2020 not only as a facilitator and Rapé Practitioner but also to share his healing connection to spirit world with psychic mediumship. At a young age, Mitch was always drawn to nature. His parents would often find him returning from the woods with a new critter in hand. As he grew older, he began to lose his tenacious connection to source and consequently, life only brought him misgivings. After years of depression and anxiety, Mitch finally came to a tipping point in dealing with spiritual self. As…
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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, Kambo Practitioner. AKA “Mama Dawn” I found my way to Soul Quest in 2018. It was a final attempt to find relief from decades long severe treatment resistant depression. It took about a year to wean off all the pharmaceuticals that were ineffective and addictive before I could take the Ayahuasca. The results were more than I could of hoped for. I have been at Soul Quest ever since. In that time, I went from volunteering to becoming a facilitator. I trained and became certified as a Kambo practitioner through IAKP. Rapé Practitioner. I have been to…
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Facilitator and Night Staff. 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 smoothies, curry, and visual art. He has painted several pieces around Soul Quest, helping to further beautify the space.
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Facilitator. Rapé Practitioner. Kristin has studied Child Psychology and Early Development since 2018. As a passionate being for the arts, she dances, models, studies films and loves photography. Her connection with spirit and herself is most important. She is a channeler with the gifts of clairvoyance and clairaudient. During some ceremonies we are blessed with Icaros she sings that were gifted to her through dreams. She volunteered for over a year and blended right into the family and is now a facilitator and rapé practitioner here at Soul Quest.
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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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