Learn about the healing power of Ayahuasca/Open House Q&A 5pm-7pm
- Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church #1 Ranked Ayahuasca Retreats in USA
- 1371 Hancock lone Palm rd Orlando Fl 32828
- May 23, 2019 (1 day)
- $0.00 - Program Price
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After Learning about ayahuasca and Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mothe Earth mission you can jion us in Breathwork that starts at 7pm
About the Venue and Teachers
48Soul 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.We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based SouthNative 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 medicinesas tools for the benefit of our physical health, spiritual growth, and personal evolution.Our Indigenous Sacred Ceremonies are with the use of traditional medicinal plants, including but not limited to Ayahuasca, Rapé, Kambô, and Sananga. All natural substances and their derivatives, minerals, herbs, and plants.We also work to protect the spiritual ceremonies, sacred practices, andhealing ways of ancient northern and southern Native American cultures,spiritual traditions that revere Mother Earth, God, and Goddess as one.Read all reviews
Founder / Spiritual Guide and Medicine Man Chris founded Soul Quest in September 2013 and established its foundation 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 working in the medical field and seeing how bad legal prescription drugs was killing people. Chris decided to learn more about alternative Medicine. So he move to Germany Were he spent three years studying in Europe, he gained extensive experience with Sacred Plant Medicine and Plant medicine ceremonies its where he found his spiritual religion Ayahuasca. After attending to many Ayahuasca religious Ceremonies He got the calling to bring the medicine to his homeland “The United States” to open up an ayahuasca Church and begin the teachings of the Ayahuasca Manifesto as well as bringing the miraculous healings of the sprit 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. 1 Year later Chris and his wife Verena Young was able to acquire 4.5 acres of land with a 5000sqft facility were they have began to build the Ayahuasca church and healing retreat center. Were he has his church service at least 3 Sundays a month and has 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 number of traveling shamans (curanderos) and facilitators who provide nurturing guidance and love to care for all Church members.
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, functional blood chemistry analysis and is a transpersonal psychologist. 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. Dr Scott received his education in the treatment of tobacco use and addiction, psychology and complementary & alternative medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ) – now Rutgers, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine, the Rohun Institute and the Leonard Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. Since 2007, Dr. Scott has developed acclaimed programs for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services/ Division of Family Medicine at the University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Florida Department of Health / Tobacco Free Florida – in world-renown hospitals, federal community health centers, state correctional institutions, homeless shelters, substance abuse treatment facilities, residential long-term sober living facilities, behavioral health facilities, local churches, community centers and corporate work-sites throughout Southern Florida. Dr Scott received his ministerial ordination in 2007 and served as the President of the Board of Trustees and Chaplin at Unity Church of Christ in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Verena Young Sociologist & Social Psychologist (MS), PhD. Candidate, Co-Founder, Director for Research & EvaluationVerena is a Sociologist & Social Psychologist (MS) currently finishing her PhD in Educational Science. She is also certified in Integrative Health & Nutrition, Spiritual Counseling, and Addiction Recovery & Psycho-Spiritual Integration Coaching. In 2018, Verena became a certified Foundational Practitioner of Reconnective Healing– a comprehensive healing approach within the field of Energy Healthcare, recognized for its capacity to stimulate an individual’s return to balance, harmony, and well-being on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Verena co-founded Soul Quest in 2015 to offer transformative healing work with entheogens to people in the United States. She has been on a spiritual path since her early 20s, has participated in many different spiritual retreats, family constellation workshops, energy healing classes and got certified as a spiritual Counselor in 2013. Verena discovered the healing benefits of Ayahuasca in 2014 what has helped her profoundly to overcome a decade long struggle with panic attacks, anxiety, and depression – it is now her mission to help others to heal from their burdens of life and to find their true self through the work with plant medicine. She believes that we all have the capacity to reconnect with the essence of our true spirit to live a life of joy, unlimited potential, and authenticity.
Scott Irwin PhD, CTTS, Functional Medicine Complementary & Alternative Medicine Transpersonal Psychology Grof Holotropic Breathwork™ Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis Naturopathic & Sacred Medicine Therapeutic Laser for Pain Reduction Nicotine Dependence & Treatment Dr Scott is a Public Health Professional that has worked with more than 10,000 patients over the past two decades. He is devoted to helping his patients achieve optimal health through personal transformation. Dr. Scott is a practitioner of Functional Medicine, Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Transpersonal Psychology – all philosophical approaches that are designed to help treat the whole person, not just the disease. Transpersonal Psychology is a humanistic approach to therapy that was developed by American psychologist, Abraham Maslow and Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof in the 1960s. Ultimately, in Transpersonal Psychology healing and growth is approached through recognition of the centrality of self. “I have been powerfully influenced by the great insights and in-person training from Stanislav Grof, the founder of Holiotropic Breathwork™. Grof and his colleagues, Abraham Maslow, Aldous Huxley and Ram Dass, pioneered ground-breaking research into the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness for purposes of exploring, healing, and obtaining growth and insights into the human psyche.” – Dr Scott Dr. Scott’s work incorporates Transpersonal Psychology with other alternative healing modalities including Holiotropic Breathwork™ and the use of sacred Amazonian plant medicines such as Ayahuasca – an entheogenic brew made out of Banisteriopsis caapi vine and other ingredients. The brew is used as a traditional spiritual medicine in ceremonies among the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin and is currently gaining popularity in the United States. Dr Scott received his training in extracting functional and nutritional information from his patients’ blood tests from Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Dicken Weatherby, a world leading expert in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and author of the bestselling book “Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis – Clinical Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective“ – a seminal text for medical students on the functional analysis of blood test results. Since 2007, Dr. Scott has been developing acclaimed tobacco cessation programs for the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in world-renown hospitals, federal community health centers, state correctional institutions, homeless shelters, substance abuse treatment centers, mental health facilities, local churches, community centers and corporate work-sites throughout Southern Florida. Dr. Scott is currently affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Area Health Education Center (AHEC). He received his education in the treatment of tobacco use and addiction from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – now Rutgers and Florida State University College of Medicine. His work has help thousands of smokers over the years, learn incredibly effective, proven strategies to quit using evidence-based, FDA approved treatments combined with integrative medical principles. His smoking cessation program quit rates have been rated among the highest in the nation (Seven-day Point Prevalence Abstinence rate of 56.3%) by Professional Data Analysts, Inc., an independent evaluation and statistical consulting firm specializing in the fields of public health and the behavioral and medical sciences. Dr. Scott is the former Program Director for the University of Miami/Keys AHEC Tobacco Cessation Program in Key West, Florida and the National Award winning BeSmokeFree Program in Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services (a Division of Family Medicine) at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. He presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) – an international organization that developed the gold standard for tobacco treatment specialist training programs worldwide and a national accreditation process with the ultimate goal providing access to a unified training process using evidence-based competencies. Dr Scott is also a member of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. Dr Scott presently serves on the Board of Directors for Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth, a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices and guidance. Previously, he served as the President of the Board of Trustees and Chaplin at Unity Church of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Scott worked as a Functional Medicine Practitioner at the Medical Wellness Center (in the Division of Complementary & Integrative Medicine) at Miller School of Medicine University of Miami – focusing on complementary and integrative medical treatments which included: Individual, Couples, Family and Group Counseling Class III Cold Laser (Omega XP) Acupuncture Point Stimulation Biomeridian testing (Electro-Dermal Testing) measuring the electrical resistance in acupuncture points. Class IV Lasers (K-Lasers) for pain management and accelerated healing Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) for the treatment of stress, depression, anxiety and insomnia Far Infrared Therapy for reduction of inflammation and detoxification Brainwave Therapy to balance right and left hemispheres to achieve remarkable mental states Ion Cleanse detox footbath for Internal cleansing with full-body purge Liver, kidney, and parasite cleansing Nutraceutical Protocols and nutritional support products Dr. Scott is a Certified Quantum Reflex Analysis™ (QRA) Practitioner – QRA™is an elegant method of integrating clinical nutrition and the bio-energetic analysis of traditional acupuncture organ/gland control points to pinpoint the specific needs of each individual. In addition to being an educator, seminar leader and guest speaker in the field of Tobacco Addiction and Treatment, Dr. Scott also provides health care professionals CE/CME training programs on best evidence-based practices – such as what combinations of counseling and medications are most effective -culled from the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (2008). Original Research – Publications: Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (JANA Vol.13, No.1, 2010) – The Effect of a Plant-Based Supplement on Hypertension and Other Indicators of Cardiovascular Disease -Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL Degrees Held: Doctor of Science Ph.D – Transpersonal Psychology & Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies Doctorate Degree – RoHun™ Psychotherapy Master of Science M.S. in Psychology Bachelor of Science B.S. in Psychology Certifications Held: Grof Transpersonal Training: Holotropic Breathwork™ Spiritual Emergency Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist – CTTS Certified Class III & IV Therapeutic Laser Technician Certified Quantum Reflex Analysis™ Practitioner Certified Reiki Master Teacher Certification in Advanced Channeling Certification as a Color & Sound Healing Practitioner Certification as a Spiritual Healer Certification as a Metaphysician Practitioner Certification as a Master Metaphysician Certification as a Doctor of Metaphysics & Healing Certification in Sacred Healing Certification as an Akasha Sensitive Certification as an Inner Child Therapist Certification as a Yhandi Facilitator specializing in Inner Child/Adult Integration Certification as a Yhandi Practitioner Certification in Male/Female Relationship Dynamics Certification as a Kundalini Energization™ Healer Certification in Advanced Kundalini Energization Certification as a Reflective Etheric Healer Certification as a Holistic Practitioner Certification as Healing Works International Practitioner Certification – Inner Sanctuary Instructor Ministerial Ordination in the Non-denominational Christian Church in 2007.
Verena Young received her Masters degree in Sociology with a major in Social Psychology in 2009 from the University of Bielefeld in Germany. She worked as a graduate research assistant for an alternative school at the University of Bielefeld from 2010 to 2015. Currently, Verena is completing her Ph.D. thesis in the field of educational science. In addition, Verena graduated as a Spiritual Counselor from Paracelsus School for Naturopathy in Bielefeld, Germany in 2014, became certified in Integrative Nutrition and Health from the International Institute of Naturopathy in Switzerland in May 2018. She is currently in the Grof Transpersonal Training for Holotropic Breathwork, enrolled at the Hellinger Institute in Toronto to work as a Family Constellation Facilitator, and studying Natural Health and Homeopathy at the Kingdom College of Naturopathy. She works together with a medium from Germany and connects people interested in guidance with her through phone consultations. Verena integrates her scientific experience into the spiritual work of Soul Quest. She is currently conducting a research study on the social and psychological benefits of Soul Quest retreats on individuals and especially veterans using indigenous plant medicines. The purpose of this evaluation project is to analyze expected effects of spiritual healing and plant medicine retreats on the psychological well-being, life satisfaction, and preexisting conditions such as anxiety, depressions, addiction and PTSD. HOLISTIC NUTRITION AND HEALTH CONSULTATIONS An initial holistic nutrition and health consultation provide the groundwork from which you can get a clearer picture where you are at in your health journey. First of all, you will get a special questionnaire that we will complete together. As soon as you have given me all of the information needed for the council, we will thoroughly talk about your current health condition as well as about your diet and how it affects your health. My advice regarding dietary changes is always based on your current health condition, your individual possibilities of implementing the measures, and your individual commitment to make changes in your diet in the first place. The topics that we cover and the resources provided are completely dependent on YOUR unique story, body, and goals. My holistic assessment will include gathering information about your health history, sleeping habits, digestion, energy, current food intake and any other relevant information. GROF HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK™ The workshops will be led by Grof Transpersonal Training certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator Karen Castle, PhD with assistants, Scott Irwin, PhD and Verena Young, PhD Candidate. Grof Holotropic Breathwork™ uses Breath as Sacred Medicine to evoke non-ordinary states of consciousness for self-discovery and healing using accelerated breathing to an exquisitely beautiful and powerful musicscape. Holotropic Breathwork™ is a powerful but gentle method of self-exploration and healing, developed by Stanislav and Christina Grof. The technique was derived from modern consciousness research, depth psychology and shamanic and spiritual practices to support natural healing and growth through the direct experience of non-ordinary states of consciousness. With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own accelerated breathing, combined with music and focused bodywork to gain access to non-ordinary states of consciousness for deep levels of awareness and insight. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the individual’s psyche, bringing the seeker a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth is unique to each person and for that particular time and place. While recurring themes are common, no two sessions are ever alike. Our workshops will start with an opening circle and a welcome meditation. For those participants who have not ‘breathed’ before there will be an introduction to the theory and practice of Breathwork and a chance for people to ask questions. The Breathwork takes place in pairs. When one partner breathes, the other acts as ‘sitter’ and in the next session, the roles are reversed. Sessions last approximately three hours. Participants are encouraged to allow whatever is happening to emerge as they breathe deeper and faster. Occasionally energy release work or bodywork is needed to move past a blockage and the facilitators will provide assistance if required. After each breathing session, there is time to capture the experience through artwork or writing, followed by group sharing sessions, during which participants are free to share as much or as little as they wish of their experience. Both the sharing and artwork/writing are considered to be an important part of integrating the experience. SPIRITUAL READINGS WITH A MEDIUM FROM GERMANY The work as a medium can be described as channeling information and feelings through her mind, body, and spirit; best understood as a bridge between one’s physical reality in life and the spiritual world. In her readings, she receives messages from Spirit Guides, Angels, family members, friends and loved ones who have passed on. She gets her information in form of visual impressions, auditory messages, and feelings and emotions that transform through her body. The medium assists us with her impressive accuracy and kindly spirited heart since almost two years now. Along with Verena Young as her translator, she is available over the phone for private readings and to provide spiritual guidance for anyone who is in need with the assistance. These phone consultations are taking place on the weekends when people are attending Soul Quest Retreats or scheduled individually during the week through conference calls. Our medium will also grace us with her divine presence at our church in Orlando soon and assist people before and after the ceremonies.
Chris Young and his wife Verena Young founded Soul Quest Church of the Mother Earth in September 2014. Soul Quest’s purpose is to protect the practice of North and South American Spiritual traditions, spiritual ceremonies, sacred practices and natural healing ways. At a young age, Chris heard the call to be of service to humanity and in 1996 he became certificate in Phlebotomy and Medical assisting where he worked in a gero-psychiatric unit dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders with the elderly. In 1997 Chris went back to school to study Emergency Medicine and received an EMT certificate and began working as an Emergency Room Tech at a local Hospital. After several years working in the medical field and seeing the profit focused side of western medicine, Chris decided to move to Germany and spent three years studying Alternative Medicine. In Europe, Chris gained extensive experience working with Sacred Plant Medicines and their ritualistic ceremonial traditions. Chris discovered his spiritual passion for Ayahuasca. After attending countless Ayahuasca religious ceremonies, he realized his true calling … to bring sacred plant medicine back to his homeland – the United States. In a visionary state, he was instructed to build an Ayahuasca Church, peach from the Ayahuasca Manifesto and bring the miraculous healing medicine of the spirit of Ayahuasca to folks back home. Chris and Verena chose Orlando, Florida to be ground zero for the Ayahuasca Church because of its perfect climate and easy access to its international airports. For the first year Soul Quest Church of the Mother Earth operated out of a charming sanctuary in downtown Orlando called True Serenity. At True Serenity, Chris and Verena were able to begin offering healing ceremonies church services on a smaller scale. One year later, Chris and Verena purchased the 4.5 acres of land that now houses Soul Quest Church of the Mother Earth – a 5000 sq ft Ayahuasca church and healing retreat center. Soul Quest offers weekly church services on Sundays and a weekly healing support group via phone and web cast. Chris is responsible for handling the administration activities of the church as well as organizing all aspects of the healing retreats. Chris is also actively involved in all Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremonies as the Medicine Man. Chris is supported by a number of traveling shamans (curanderos) and trained facilitators who provide nurturing guidance and unconditional loving support for all church members.