3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Dec. 13-15 ARKAWA - Medicine Music - Medicine Man and Teresa Shiki - Shuar tradicional Medicine woman

About This Event

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 he was recognized by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia for the contribution of his artistic career.


Juan Carlos has given concerts in major Colombian cities as well as internationally in Rome, Prague, New York, Miami, Washington DC, Greece, Spain, Germany, Austria and more. He has appeared on television and radio internationally (Telemundo, Univision, CCTV Channel of Central China, et al.), and has produced over 80 works for colombian and international artists.

We do not charge for the medicine, but for the work of accompaniment and supervision, for meals and accommodation, and for the translation of the facilitators from the country in which you are staying

All participants will be required to sign up as a member of Soul Quest Church of Mother Earth Inc. Membership form and Waiver before attending… No exceptions.

Ayahuasca Ceremony: The donation for our retreats will be $600 for a 3 day 2-night weekend retreat. This includes 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies with an option of a Saturday daytime Ceremony for an additional $15o Breakfast, lunch, Yoga, Breathwork, Rapé and Integration. 

Once you have booked your retreat please call for your  Medical evaluation 

Free Basic accommodations: You will sleep on a 4 in mattress in the ceremony flashlight and a bottle for water. Breakfast and lunch is included


Upgraded accommodations “Optional Only”

Private full-size bedroom with trundle and  bathroom  1-3 person $250 for the weekend

Private King  Size Bed with bathroom  $250 for the weekend

Temperature controlled ceremonial room 50.00 for the weekend

Private Shiftpod tents with King Size bed $100 for the weekend

Semi-Private Room $90.00 for the weekend 3 beds available

Female Dorm $70.00 for the weekend 6 beds available

Mixed Dorms $70.00 for the weekend 8 beds available

Bring Your Own Tent $40.00 for the weekend

Extra Ceremonies "add ons"

Saturday Daytime Ceremony $150.00

Sunday After Care Program $100.00

Semi-Private Ceremony area  $100.00 for the weekend


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.


30-60 days or more prior to the start of the Ayahuasca retreat, you receive 100% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Ayahuasca Retreat within 12 months.

29-20 days prior to the start of the Ayahuasca retreat, you receive: 50% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months, and will forfeit the remainder.

19 days prior to the start of the Ayahuasca retreat, you receive: no refunds or credits will be given.

To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to: AyahuascaC(contact info blocked)


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

• 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 insurances, 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.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


MCO Orlando airport

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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  • Charles Romero   January 31, 2020

      My Scared Place

    I have gone to Soul Quest twice. Both times I have come out a better version of myself. The Staff are really angels on earth love healing and more love is what you are given at Soul Quest. Chris Young is one of the Founders and has done an incredible job transforming this sacred place. Soul Quest has become part of my life not a day goes by that I don't think about what I've learned at Soul Quest and apply it into my everyday life. I have become a better husband, father, and better professional in my career. I can truly say from the bottom of heart that Soul Quest has changed my life for everything that is positive.

  • Seth Holmes   July 02, 2019

      The absolute best experience of my life

    The weekend I spent here on this incredible retreat was the absolute best experience of my life. I have suffered from PTSD, anxiety, depression, etc. for so long since my time in service, and I have tried everything in the book in search of a "cure", and nothing comes close to the healing I received from this wonderful experience. This place is the real deal and I cannot wait to continue my journey with this amazing group of people. They are by far the most caring and loving souls on the planet and I would not want to embark on this journey with any other organization than this one right here. They made me feel at home, they made me feel like family, and they made me feel safe and secure the whole way. I was so scared to do something like this, but they provide the most comforting environment that completely put my mind at ease and made my experience the absolute best it could possibly be. They have an overabundance of knowledge to teach and love to give to anyone willing to learn and receive it. I can honestly say I feel like a brand new man, a much better version of myself because of Soul Quest. I am so blessed to be a part of this family now.

  • Elizabeth Murphy   May 15, 2019

      One of the BEST decisions I've ever made

    I wasn't sure that Soul Quest could do for me what it had done for others when I first decided to book a retreat here. I was NOT disappointed. Everything about Soul Quest exceeded my expectations, both as a retreat facility, and as far as my own personal transformational experience. The staff and volunteers are some of the most beautiful and special people I have ever met, and they truly believe in their mission as a church, healing both people and the earth! This is easily the most unconditionally loving healing environments I have ever been to, and I'm so grateful to have been given the opportunity to experience such profound healing in my life. Words cannot express how thankful I truly am to the wonderful people who dedicate their lives to the great work that takes place here. If you feel called to experience this for yourself, don't wait another day. You will thank yourself for the decision to do it!

  • Andrews Bruce Campbell   May 07, 2019

      healing and growth

    A sacred experience. -- Just noticed the poem on dew on the web page. I am reminded of another poet who wrote; "The world of dew is a word of dew, and yet, and yet ... "andy campbell

  • Scott Rigdon   May 02, 2019

      Love and Respect for All

    This is a place of growth, healing, safety, and love. Chris, Verena, and the entire staff have built a place where people can come and be safely guided and aided in their journey with Ayahuasca. They know how joyous (but also sometimes difficult) these Ayahuasca journeys can be, and are there to support everyone who comes. Help from the simplest aid in walking to the fire on wobbly Aya feet to the deeper help which might mean close companionship throughout a difficult Aya journey, and everything in between. In my own experiences here, I spoke with people from all walks of life, all depths of loss, addiction, depression, etc, all income levels, all religious and spiritual backgrounds (and/or no religious or spiritual backgrounds) and all are welcome and respected. All are there to grow and heal. In my many years (I am not a young fella and I have searched long and hard for help and healing in every way imaginable) I have never been to a place with such openness and respect for everyone who visits. It is like visiting for a weekend with family you just hadn't met yet.

  • Katie Kovacs   May 02, 2019

      Trust is broken

    My friend, Keith, and I spent the last month preparing for our journey, only to get to our boarding gate and find out our flight was cancelled, meaning we would miss our retreat. This is out of the control of Soul Quest, however, we tried to get ahold of the organisers and still have heard nothing from them. Keith's card was charged for the remaining balance of the retreat (as we already paid the 50% deposit). I was lucky in that I didn't have enough money in my checking, and assume the payment was declined by my bank. When I called the facilitators and tried to leave a voicemail, the mailbox was declared full so I could leave a text message with my number. Still haven't recieved a call. I called the cell phone number in the information several times. No answer, no returned call. I emailed Soul Quest and so far have only received the automatic reply email, as well as "thanks for finishing our retreat, here's info on integrating," as if I had actually partaken. It made me feel like they couldn't care less or notice whether we were there or not. My trust is broken for this church. I was about to trust them with my mind, body and spirit, but am happy my flight was cancelled as I was able to discover Soul Quest is nothing more than a business. So far they have receieved over $1000 from my friend Keith and I, for not even having participated. I will not be rebooking a retreat with Soul Quest because it is clear to me that money is more of a concern than disappointed people like myself. I had been preparing for a month, experienced incredible disappointment, and have heard nothing back from the facilitators. I caution anyone who books to read the cancellation policy thoroughly, purchase travel insurance, and try to speak to an actual human being before booking this retreat. FYI The retreats now only include 2 ceremonies, though when I initially booked, the price included 3. I hope this is helpful to anyone considering this retreat. Look after yourselves first.

  • Jerry Hutcheson   April 08, 2019

      Fabulous Experience

    I cannot say enough about my experience at Soulquest. This was a truly monumental experience in every way. I spent the weekend really getting to understand myself and some insight into what direction my life should go. I was a little different than most of the people there. I am a bit older than most of the guests and the staff and volunteers. So my needs and my reaction to the medicine and the ceremonies was I believe more muted. But nonetheless it was a wonderful experience and I will go again in the future. But for now Soulquest and Ayahuasca gave me many things to think about and to work on. I will be doing this work every day. Some details. The folks at Soulquest will tell you at the beginning that they are not Peru and they are not trying to be like Peru. They are an American church that is trying to bring healing to the US. And also trying to be true to the traditions of Ayahuasca and they do this wonderfully. The staff and volunteers are amazing. They are with you every step of the way and they treat you like a loved member of their family. The facilities are varied from basic accommodations to a private room or cabin. But you do not do very much sleeping when there so this is not as important as I thought it would be. It is clean and well organized with an amazing sense of camaraderie and service from everyone there. If you are considering Ayahuasca journey I can give Soulquest my highest recommendation.

  • Amanda Rodrigues   March 19, 2019


    Taita Pedro Divila is phenomenal!!!! He healed me so deeply. Everyone there is amazing!! Soul Quest is the most beautiful incredible place I have ever been. Verena Young, was an Angel from the start. Dr Scott Irwin, a great teacher! Colleen Mix a soothing beautiful healer through her singing.. I can't say enough good things.. I felt safe, comfortable and supported. Thank you to you all for your important healing work. I will be back :)

  • Erika Arcila   March 18, 2019

      Amazing experince

    I was really skeptical about trying this, but a lot of things in my life needed clarity and what a surprise I got this weekend. Not only did I got the answer to my questions but the place itself is amazing, lots of love, caring, compassion, you are not just a dollar sign. They truly care about your experience and the healing that most people are looking for. I feel renewed, more happy about my life and what's to come. Taita Pedro is an amazing medicine man, he really cares about human happiness and the spiritual evolution our world needs.

  • Christopher Cobb   February 19, 2019

      Take the advice about preparation. You'll be glad you did.

    When I made the decision to attend ceremonies at Soul Quest, I knew that this would be the healing that I had been searching for, for a very long time. It called to me. Mother Aya asked me to take the suggestions about food intake and the breaking of habits such as smoking, marijuana intake and caffeine. I wasted no time in following her advice. I am very happy that I did. Everything I had hoped for was magnified because of the intentions I set through actions. Don't feel yourself short, you have the power to get through the e uncomfortable tasks of quitting smoking and such. I feel as though the medicine worked at 100% and I couldn't be more grateful for that. Soul Quest is my new home and I will forever be in debt. Blessings to you all.

  • Allen Brown   February 18, 2019


    Thank you for this beautiful experience. Every time I come here I get more insight and become a better human being. Love you all. Be back soon.

  • Randy Johnson   February 08, 2019

      true miracle!

    Ah... Soul Quest :) From the perspective of a first time Aya journeyer, life long skeptic and cynic.. These beautiful people ONLY care about others, as well as the betterment of humanity in general. I saw not a shred of evidence of any self serving motives in any of the staff.. They were our protectors; our spirit guides; our guardian angels in our darkest moments. I could go on for days about the experience, how I was personally transformed, and how kind and non judgmental EVERYONE was.. I'll leave you with this.. If I could give them a million stars, that is what I'd do. If Aya is calling you, I cant imagine a better setting and group of people to help you get what you need! My wife and I are already planning another trip in May, to expand on our relationship with The mother, the teacher, the only true medicine , as well as our new brothers and sisters at Soul Quest!!!

  • Randy Johnson   February 08, 2019

      true miracle

    Ah... Soul Quest :) From the perspective of a first time Aya journeyer, life long skeptic and cynic.. These beautiful people ONLY care about others, as well as the betterment of humanity in general. I saw not a shred of evidence of any self serving motives in any of the staff.. They were our protectors; our spirit guides; our guardian angels in our darkest moments. I could go on for days about the experience, how I was personally transformed, and how kind and non judgmental EVERYONE was.. I'll leave you with this.. If I could give them a million stars, that is what I'd do. If Aya is calling you, I cant imagine a better setting and group of people to help you get what you need! My wife and I are already planning another trip in May, to expand on our relationship with The mother, the teacher, the only true medicine , as well as our new brothers and sisters at Soul Quest!!!

  • Guy Hayes   February 04, 2019

      Wonderful Place

    This place is great. They helped make my first experience with Mother Aya one of the most healing experiences in my life. It was life changing. I will never be the same. Beautiful setting. Great leadership. Truly caring volunteer workers. This was more than a retreat. I will be back.

  • Mitsie Vargas   February 04, 2019

      Great opportunity to experience Aya

    I had a great experience here with the medicine. The staff is kind and helpful. The price is well worth it. The church is growing and in construction so the experience should only improve. I’m grateful that we have a place like this in USA.

  • Nika Kharchenko   February 01, 2019

      Greatest journey of my life

    Here at soul quest i’ve had one of the most magnificent experiences in my life, it’s a lot more that retreat and ayahuasca is a lot more than a medicine, what’s happening there is a true magic. I’ve been here two times and I’ve met about 80 people coming from all over being hurt, depressed, confused, being on the way to complete self distraction, suffering from traumas, anxiety and just living in pain and transformations I’ve seen after few days spending here are absolutely incredible, ayahuasca give you everything you need, all necessary tools for understanding, forgiveness and freedom so you can start over living with love, light and peace. But what even more incredible than medicine itself it’s the staff, volunteers and every single person related to this place. I have never in my life felt so much love, support, kindness. I’ve never felt so safe, no one there for the wrong reason but only for true love to people, our planet and desire to help and heal. Greatly thankful to everyone who was a part of my journey and highly recommend to everyone who wants to live happier joyful life.

  • Sheridan Shene   January 31, 2019

      Death at this location

    'The finalized death investigation shows that church members tried on their own to help the man for approximately three hours before finally calling for help. When the young man was picked up by medics, he was unresponsive, and he died in the hospital.' 'Orange County’s investigation shows that the DEA advised that Soul Quest has not obtained a religious exemption allowing for the use of DMT. However, Young told 9 Investigates during a 2017 interview that by only using the ayahuasca vine, and not the leaves, he wasn’t producing the illegal drug.' https://www.wftv.com/news/9-investigates/no-charges-after-death-investigation-at-ayahuasca-church/852255976

  • Connie Trumpf   January 30, 2019

      Blessed and renewed

    What a wonderful experience! To be ensconced in such a loving environment, tended and cared for by an amazing staff and numerous well trained volunteers, you can't help but feel safe to journey into the deepest recesses of your self and release with complete faith that you are being watched over. While the estate cannot compare to the manicured grounds of American run Costa Rican health resort Aya and I journeyed together in for my first time, I have to say, this is truly a place of healing, there medicine anointed by the Mother... by Love. I will be returning again and again to take her hand and journey into myself, embracing and loving all of me. I am thankful that the monetary offering for this experience is something within my means to do at least once a year. Chris Young and my soul quest family ...thank you... thank you...thank you...

  • Tayler Stokes   January 20, 2019

      Simply Astounding!

    I wish I had learned of Soul Quest sooner. The ceremonies were, obviously, amazing. But what I really want to point out is the attention to detail and heartfelt approach of the staff and volunteers. They really make this experience shine. I've never been surrounded by so many compassionate people before. Everything about the retreat has been thoughtfully considered: from support during the ceremony to the activities and workshops before and after, they have your well-being in mind at every step. I'm thankful and humbled by the service they provide, doubly so because I was full of doubts and trepidations going in. Which I think is normal! If you have been thinking about trying ayahuasca but have been intimidated by the whole process of attending a ceremony, I can't recommend Soul Quest strongly enough - especially for a newcomer to the medicine. They've got your back!

  • Matt Campbell   December 14, 2018

      Words only limit

    I came from N. Z to soulquest as I felt safer going to the states than Peru. As someone who HAD great anxiety and social confusion I was nervous but everyone there was so welcoming, loving and friendly. Quickly I realised I could call this place home. Without getting into my personal aya experience (which went very well) I can say the place itself and the people are as authentic as it gets, the shaman is.. Well you'll love him. For first timers I'd definitely recommend soulquest church. Happy travels :)

  • Anna Novikova   December 13, 2018

      No more fear, only love ❤️

    From the first moment till the last I had an amazing experience in SoulQuest. The energy, the staff, the volunteers, the people around all helps you to get down to your true self. I can honestly say that ayahuasca has helped me to treat myslef from all the pain and suffering, and she showed me that fear is not real, only love is real. I felt the true unconditional love within myslef and everywhere around.

  • Paola Perrochon   December 13, 2018

      Life-Changingly Beautiful!!!

    I went to SoulQuest as a last resort. I struggled with things that had been done to me and things I had done in the past and through all that, severe alcoholism. I decided if SoulQuest didn't work that I would end my life. They were so wonderful there, and the experience with ayahuasca was life changing for me. I got to see myself how others see me and I let go of a lot of self-hate. I am definitely going to go back and recommend it to everyone!

  • Melanie Varney   December 11, 2018

      Beautiful Opportunity

    I was very nervous to attend, but thankfully I had someone close in my life who had already been a few times, which encouraged me to go. The staff were so welcoming and reassuring, and the other participants were also very welcoming, and I formed some great friendships within the first couple of hours and felt very comfortable. During the difficult times (feeling overwhelmed, sad, unsure), staff were there for us; and during the beautiful times (feeling happy, content, grateful, loved), staff were there for us. There are always opportunities to talk with other staff or participants about how you are doing. I felt both encouraged to push myself and also complete permission to rest and make my own decisions for the weekend. They took care of all of our needs, having healthy home cooked food out for us, getting us blankets and pillows, everything we might need, and they were happy to do so. The way that the staff use integrations (circles to process our experiences), free times (i.e. workshops, yoga classes, etc.), and structured time is such a great balance, and I am so grateful for the opportunity. It has helped me to understand myself better and I feel free of some anger that I have held on to. I see the people in my life for how wonderful they really are, and I'm able to fully appreciate them, which has been an incredible gift. Thank you sincerely to the staff and volunteers for making this place possible to bringing more love and lightness into my life, when it can be tempting to feel dark.

  • NJay   November 28, 2018

      a soul-shifting experience... in a safe environment

    As they say, Aya calls for you, and gives you what you need, when you need it. I was at a point in my life where I needed a reframing. Within 2 weeks. I had done the research on the medicine's effects, and precautions to follow prior. I was about to sign up for a Peru or Ecuador retreat, but had some apprehension being out of country, and taking time off to do a 10-12 day retreat. Then I stumbled upon Soul Quest in Orlando. After reading the reviews, and taking a leap of faith, I am so glad to say it was a great experience. Soul Quest took care of the logistical concerns (language, facilities, professional staff, precautions, paperwork) to satisfy the concerned American in me, and I went on an incredible, powerful, and scary journey. It was the scariest thing I have done, and yet the most necessary. As more of a practical person, having experienced success in life through the more logical route, I embarked on this soul journey with skepticism and forced myself to keep an open mind and go forward with clear intentions. I found it to be so rewarding, and I experienced everything they said I would (less the purging). I experienced a (very painful) ego death, emerged an emotional toddler, and now feel "awakened". A lot of the work continues after the medicine's enlightening. It is a journey, and one worth embarking every 10 years. I saw my psychic self in the cosmic mirror that the medicine opened up. First night was terrifying and hopeless, second day was blissful and harmonic, third night was excruciating and cathartic. My senses were shattered, my consciousness awoken, my soul reminded of its neglect, and my fear questioned, and spirit resurrected towards a new quest for achieving the higher self. I did not go in with any addictions, yet the medicine revealed to me the comical nature of how desire and even bad habits manifest themselves, and how to overcome by giving me awareness and the faculties to do so. I still cherish the takeaways of the experience, and haven't told my closest friends about it yet. As far as facilities, it seemed small at first, but it was very cosy, and everything turned out great. They were always attentive to the general balance of the place. I never had to wait too long for the bathroom, ever went hungry for food, felt too cold, or anything along those lines of discomfort. Furthermore, I was touched by the humility and compassion of the staff. I experienced more comfort and empathy among strangers that weekend than I have most religious events and experiences. Haah. Many of the volunteers had gone through similar experiences themselves, and were fairly advanced in their spiritual paths. It was evident through conversations and their mastery of certain spiritual techniques (breathing and exercises) that we learned. The on-site staff included professional doctors and psychologists, who took many of us aside for 1:1 counseling and support if they noticed we were having a tough time. They were very accessible. Dr. Irwin was an inspiration. As were many others there. It was powerful to see them work in counseling others so freely and openly. I was also humbled by the powerful stories of the people that attended. All in, the experience was difficult spiritually and emotionally. To experience ego death sounds fantastic, but it was also painful, and I felt helpless for a few days after, as I lost a lot of power with it. But I regained my humanity, and people around me instantly notice my empathy and compassion. I also feel a lot more self-love, and recognize that I don't have a lot of answers and that is okay to ask the Creator for help. I plan to return for future treatments periodically, and may even consider volunteering. I was inspired. Great experience, and if you are concerned, they listen (some doses are optional, and you can pare it back). The sessions were complemented with yoga, breathing, meditation, and other optional but highly useful exercises. 10 year of therapy in a weekend. Bravo Soul Quest, I commend your efforts for facilitating the healing process for many, including myself. They also have 4 weeks of complementary integration, which is equally helpful.

  • Nicole Evelyn   November 19, 2018

      The best experience of my life

    I am grateful to the universe for taking me to Soul Quest to live this journey. I felt at home, and it was wonderful all the teamwork, all the care and love they had with me and with everyone. I can not wait to go back.

  • Heather Davidoff   November 05, 2018

      Life Changing Experience

    Words cannot describe the experience I had at Soul Quest. The care, love and open arms that you receive when you are there is only the start of the experience. Every single person who works or volunteers there puts you at ease and makes sure that you are taken care of mind, body and soul and you walk away having a new family. This was my first time with the medicine and and type of retreat or outing like this as a whole. The entire process couldn’t have been smoother or more comfortable as the team there’s sole purpose is to help and give love. Again, I can’t put into words what I experienced there as I’m still processing all of the love I have inside of me that Soul Quest helped me find. If I could give more than 5 stars I would- if you are thinking of doing this, or if aya has called to you in any way, THIS is the place to do it. Put your reservations aside and join the family here at Soul Quest, you will NOT be disappointed!

  • Melissa Vargas   October 22, 2018

      Life changing experience

    Thank you so much to all the people of Soul Quest. I can’t exptrss in to witfs how thankful I am for all the care and love. Hayauasca changed my life. Thanks to the medicine I was able to face my childhood molestation trauma and move pass my depression.i know have the tools to a better life. It also made me love myself again and connect with my spiritual self. All of this in a safe and loving environment. The staff and volunteers make this place! Carlos and Colleen sing like angels and Debbie would do everything in her power to get you whatever you need. And of course Dr. Scott with all his knowledge. Thanks again for all the love.

  • David O'Neill   September 18, 2018

      Ayahuasca healing and doing the work.

    It's hard to say exactly what brought me here, like anyone else I had many internal issues that I always struggled with. Insomnia,Depression, constant anxiety, with a little PTSD spice thrown in over the years. These all too common issues have plagued me for as long as I can recall back into my childhood even. I tried many more conventional avenues of treatment to no avail. In all honesty I had given up on the idea of ever "healing" and thought this was just how I had to go through life. Luckily though despite my issues, I happen to have a strong adventurous streak and after hearing about and looking into Ayahuasca. I knew it was a frontier that I had to experience and had to try, that was my primary reason for going the first time... And if it happened to heal me, and help me with some of my issues then I guess that would be nice too. But I certainly wasn't planning to get my hopes up, not after trying so many other options for healing that hadn't worked... Especially after hearing such outlandish stories and claims on the internet right? It's not often I enjoy being wrong, and shocked but this was certainly one of those times. It's something I honestly struggle to put into words, especially trying to write this under the assumption that the reader is someone who has never experienced Ayahuasca before. I've experimented with various psychedelics before, and they were all "fun" but never really lived up to the hype or my expectations for them. Walking away from my first Ayahuasca ceremony though, was something completely different. I had battled some of my worst demons, I had seen some of the most beautiful truths of the universe and I was filled with a kind of love and peace that I didn't even know I was capable of experiencing. The staff is incredible, and loving there to take good care of you and keep you safe through your journey. As a former/recovering atheist(as I like to jokingly say) I never really believed in angels until I saw such gentle and humble beings taking care of us all as we went through our journey no matter how difficult that journey may be. Professionals and caring souls through and through, they're a great team of mentally and willfully powerful people there to protect and help you as you go through this journey. The healing, the love all of it is most certainly real. However it's also work, I wont lie it's not for everyone. You have to be a very brave person to know what this is, and show up to go through it.(Or foolishly ill informed) There's no ifs ands or buts about that. There is no magic pill, or medicine that just makes everything better, and the pharmacy industries that try to create such things tend to only make problems worse. Ayahuasca is a tool, a very powerful tool that allows you to go deep within yourself, and heal yourself. It's not an easy task, and seeing 30 people who never knew each other before go through this and come out the other side only a couple days later with a level of camaraderie and love for each other that you'd think we'd have all gone to hell and back together over a long and hard campaign is as ridiculous as it is true... Because for some, that's exactly what we did in our own way. Seeing others who showed up clearly struggling and dealing with issues I know all too well and watching them also come out the other side a changed person. Lighter, eyes brighter, with a renewed sense of life and purpose is quite frankly the most beautiful and inspiring thing I've ever experienced in my life. It's something that I can truly not do proper justice with words alone, and to attempt to do so without going outlandishly over the top is not something is almost impossible. So for that reason I'll try to wrap it up short and sweet. If you've looked into what Ayahuasca is, and feel it's something you need to do or something that can help you. If you can work up the courage to go and face whatever it is that awaits you, you will struggle to find a better place, full of loving people to help you get on that path and begin your journey. Because however difficult or terrifying it may be, the light on the other side is worth it all, and waiting for whoever is willing to do the work.

  • Kelley Rios   July 18, 2018

      This place is amazing!

    The beautiful beings of Soul Quest Church and Mother Ayahuasca are here to help us all. They made me feel so welcomed from the wonderful hug before I even walked through the door to the tear filled hugs on the way out. The experience cannot be quantified with mere words, because it is different for everyone.Take the time to get to know yourself, you are worth it. The food was outstanding as well. : )

  • James Spaulding   July 12, 2018

      If you feel the calling don't think just do.

    An absolutely incredible experience. If you feel called to the medicine of Ayahuasca I feel like this is a great place to have your first introduction to the medicine. The staff was very patient caring and understanding with each person's needs. The staff was constantly checking in on people if they could help them in any way and felt very grateful for this. In taking something that is design to change your consciousness you want to feel supported and cared for incase something doesn’t go as well has you hoped. I felt the staff did an exceptional job at this. Everybody's experience is completely different because everybody's past experience is different. We are all seeking different things in this life and your journey maybe very different then mine but I can tell you a lot of people faced their fears and became better people because of it. For myself I feel like I had a very mind opening experience to being on the right path. This place allowed me the opportunity to self reflect on my own life and how grateful and thankful I am for who I am. The facility was clean and very professionally run. I would definitely plan on coming back and having another conversation with Mother Ayahuasca.

  • Gavin Drake Valdez   July 09, 2018

      Beautiful place, beautiful people, beautiful experience

    I did not know what to expect upon arriving to Soul Quest. This was my first Ayahuasca retreat and I have to say I was blown away by the love I received from the staff and people on this journey with me. We had an amazing group of people. Everyone was in it together. My experience with Ayahuasca is unexplainable. Getting home after the retreat, I feel calm and more at peace. Thank you so much for an amazing opportunity to grow spiritually and connect with others who are looking to better themselves.

  • Deirdre Cavener   July 09, 2018

      Sacred Space Healing Retreat

    It is truly hard to put into words what I experienced during my weekend at Soul Quest. I had no expectations when I booked this trip and trusted that it was the right decision for me at the right time. I learned so much during the three days, not only about myself, but about the struggles, hardships and deep sorrow of so many of my brothers and sisters. Aya was as gentle with me as the staff. The compassion and love weaved into every detail of Soul Quest is the epitome of Sacred Space. If you are looking to heal in the physical, mental, or spiritual bodies I highly recommend Soul Quest. Aho! From 22 - 74, we were a melting pot of pure alchemy. So many of our Veterans are suffering deeply!!! I am so grateful they have a Sacred Space to heal.

  • Courtney Elizabeth Elevi Close   July 06, 2018

      Amazing Experience

    I had that life changing ayahuasca experience at Soul Quest! It was my first time to Soul Quest and 8th experience with ayahuasca. The staff and volunteers at Soul Quest are so wonderful. They create a welcoming and healing environment, provide that watchful eye, and gently “heard the cats” to keep the schedule moving along. Just seeing how much they care about others, respect ayahuasca, and how hard they work, is enough to touch one’s heart. They are exactly the people that you want around when things start getting “intense”. Dr. Scott is a wealth of knowledge and experience, he is an absolute sweet heart and sincerely wants to help people. Do his breath work class, and if you smoke those nasty cigs then go talk to him about kicking that habit. The brother and sister that facilitate the day ceremony are magical, I can’t believe I can’t remember their names. I had my life changing experience during this ceremony. They created such a beautiful, loving, peaceful space. I am so grateful for this because it allowed me to experience the world with a new perspective. I felt like I was a guest who was visiting this magical world they live in, and if I pull my head out of my ass, I too could live each day in that world. Tatia Pedro is the real deal, he has such positive energy, he is something really truly special. During the day ceremony he literally read my mind, and told me what I was experiencing. He impacted so many others too. Everyone who received a cleansing from him had such incredible testimonies. They actually looked like much lighter, peaceful people after their cleansing. Xiomara is so cool, she brings that Mom vibe to the group and works so hard. You can just tell she puts her heart and soul into this and is there because she believes in this process. If you start missing your mom or feel like you need your mom, then seek out Xiomara. Carlos brings that dad vibe, he’s so calm and solid. You literally can’t sneak away from him. I thought I managed to wander off a couple of times but nope, Carlos was standing right there, patiently waiting and watching over. Jessica Joy busted her ass the weekend I was there. This woman never stopped cooking, cleaning, and helping people. The only time I saw her sit down was when almost everyone had left, and even then she only sat down for like a minute. She also has this cool earthy feminine energy that she brings to the group. I did not have enough time to get a tarot card reading from Jessica or I would have, she kept blowing people’s minds with her readings. I will for sure be back to Soul Quest. The formula that they have works! Such an incredible experience, that I can’t explain with words. If you’re thinking of trying ayahuasca, go to Soul Quest, you’ll be in good hands.

  • Jackson Darby   July 04, 2018

      Wonderful Experience

    From the moment I arrived at Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth I felt at home. The staff members offered a personal welcome and gave me a tour of the facility. The balance between the church building and nature is very nice. During the ceremony the level of care and attention by the facilitators was awesome. I felt safe and surrounded by love. I waited one week after my retreat before I posted this review in order to integrate my experience and I can say that the journey continues well after you leave. I highly recommend Soul Quest and I am looking forward to returning so that I may continue my healing journey.

  • Klaudia Staudinger   June 19, 2018

      Always a great experience!

    I warmly recommend this weekend retreat to anyone who is ready to make some positive changes in their life. This experience will be a great kick starter, what’s more, it can be the most profound experience of your life, something you will always remember. The team is always awesome, very professional and caring. I’m just so grateful to get to know them! It’s mindblowing to see people going through these magical journeys and finally realizing there is another way to live! The athmosphere is simply beautiful there. This work is a wake-up call for humanity, a notion that we can do much better. Because the magic lies within us...

  • Tony Rodriguez   June 18, 2018

      Life Transforming Experience

    I recently attended a 3 Day Retreat with Soul Quest. Words alone could never express the amount of respect that I have for ALL the Staff & Volunteers at Soul Quest. This has been the most profound experience of my entire life..... 30 years of active drug-addiction and all the guilt, shame and remorse that come with it have been lifted. I feel like all the weight has finally been lifted from my heart & soul!!! Truly Amazing Thank You so much to EVERYONE at Soul Quest for all the Love & Compassion!!!!

  • Connie Magee   May 30, 2018

      Great Experience at Soul Quest

    I was completely impressed by the staff and the whole experience on my recent 3 day journey at Soul Quest. The program was just right for 3 days, and the staff was totally professional, caring and supportive. The vibe is casual, and there were daytime as well as nighttime ceremonies. I felt safe, attended to and supported during my time there. I plan to return and also recommend Soul Quest to my clients and friends on the journey.

  • Katie Avril   May 23, 2018

      I am a new person

    Deep wounds that were affecting my everyday life have been healed.

  • Bryant Hoover   May 20, 2018

      You will leave this place healed and beaming in love.

    Soul Quest is a game changer, the staff and team bring thousands of years of tradition to the U.S. which is much needed; big pharma would rather keep us on prescription pills and sick for the rest of our lives. The staff does an amazing job in creating the perfect setting to allow plant medicine to heal all. I am very fortunate to have been graced with the presence of Shaman - Taita Pedro Davila as he brought his family lineage of Plant Medicine and Shamanism that was passed down to him from Ecuador. Along with Dr. Scott Irwin who holds several degrees ranging from Transpersonal Psychology to being a Master Reiki teacher, who lead us on an amazing Holotrophic Breathwork session. Also the founder Chris Young, who has held the space for thousands of healings to take place. His heart and soul is in the right space as you heal and learn from mother Aya, no detail was left out, down to every song for the perfect setting to allow healing to take place. The volunteers/ light workers also radiate in love, helping to raise the consciousness of humanity as we bring upon a new earth that radiates with love and compassion of all sentient beings. You will leave this place healed and beaming in love. I plan to return several times per year to reset and retune myself.

  • Ludy Jimenez-Arenas   May 17, 2018

      Journey with Ayahuasca

    I had a great experience. Im home now but the journey is ongoing. I have such a feeling of wellbeing. I came home and read the manifest and almost cried . The believes in the manifesto are my beliefs.

  • Aisha Barbara Ali   May 17, 2018

      Feel the grass Feel the rain

    If your reading this, I’ll conclude you’ve been called and you’re wondering is this place legit? Smart! I was a bit skeptical myself, tbh maybe because it was an attempt to dissuade me from not taking such a “drastic step”. My calling started in 2013 and this last weekend I answered. Still skeptical mostly because I was afraid it wouldn’t work and I wouldn’t get an insight for which I so desperately sought. When I arrived a day early I immediately settled in, the registration would happen the following afternoon but sleep evaded me I had the whole place to myself walking around the homestead I was more and more intrigued. The gems and crystals made it feel more like home. Fast forward and the following morning and afternoon as the participants started to arrive everyone was very professional and personable at the same time which helped while the group went through very intimate and easy introductions. Before the ceremony began we were all put at ease with breath work and discussion about what all was about to go down. Our teachers were kind, sensitive, truly willing to learn your story. So naturally I felt at ease. There was a beautiful cleansing ceremony before we began everyone was patient and graceful. Then it was time for “The Ceremony” but not before blessings, prayers, and intentions were set. One of the biggest gifts that was received was the healing music which lulls the soul so within the first 30 minutes the answer to my doubting mind is answered and YES, it’s working! I’m laughing at myself now because not only did I soon realize this is the real thing it lasted long into the morning where I remained long in the thralls of self-deconstruction and then true self-healing. I can’t say it was all the plant medicine though, if I removed a single loving soul from this equation or the environment it just wouldn’t be the same. Let me explain, your setting is in nature with open skis, you have the ground to comfort you and if that’s not your thing then there is plenty more. What kept blowing my mind was how the facilitators, staff, teachers, and healers made each person feel safe and loved on such an individualistic level. So as you probably already know there is some sickness on this train and you’re in good hands, because every single person was taken care of so you can put that fear aside. The following morning the mandatory integration takes place and upon hearing everyone else’s journey it really gives you the ease to share yourself not to mention like any great childhood camp you’ll walk away bonding with terrific people you would have never met otherwise, so there are immense blessings in the integration workshop. I can now see why they would put so much emphasis on it. When you do decide to do this for yourself don’t miss out on this part for sure. So my intuition is saying that this is getting lengthy and I’d like to edit then submit it for you folks so what else can I say that would help….. Oh yeah, umm yoga, clean meals, foot ionized baths, kambo, one on one work with the Shamans, nature, hammocks, cupping, gems, animals, lots of different nooks of peace, breath work, acupuncture, ayurvedic massage, trails, love, continued learning opportunities, laughter, books, unbreakable bonds over tea and a deep respect for time. So yeah, I’d highly recommend you come out and quit all that guessing. Borrow, crawl if you have to but don’t steal. Peace and blessings all your seekers my prayers are with you either way.

  • Kyra Wright   May 02, 2018

      Another Amazing Miracle

    I would like to thank Soul Quest Church, Chris Young, and Shaman Taita, for another miraculous weekend of healing, fellowship, and awe. I was so proud to bring a friend last weekend, and see her begin this wonderful journey of her awakening. Next month I will be returning with two more friends. I can't wait!! Namaste my beautiful family

  • Nancy Hiller   April 22, 2018

      Just say YES

    The staff is top notch -- attentive, caring, genuine. The assurance they give by their watchful presence and quick response to your smallest of needs creates the best environment I can imagine to get this important work done. And the medicine! 100 years of therapy in a few hours. Nothing short of miraculous. Just say YES. Thank you Chris, Zia, Victoria, Nischala, Kush, and the other magnificent angels serving us. Y Taito Pedro! Muchas Gracias y muchos besos. Hasta Luega xoxo

  • Rita Sotolongo   April 06, 2018

      These people are angels on earth!

    I 100% recommend the experience. Whether you're weighted down by anger and blocked with old emotions, like I was, and you want to let go or you want to receive something you need from the Universe (or God or Gaia or whichever higher power you connect with), it will happen. I left with a faith I've never had, I let go of so much anger and negative energy, I'm lighter, I'm full of love and I learned how to be uncomfortable. I love myself now and I'm conscious in daily decisions. It strengthened my yoga practice. I connected with my breath, with prana, for the first time during the ceremony. I experienced a still mind for the first time. All the things I knew going into the weekend, I now believe. It's like a God-given reset button for our souls and bodies.

  • Xavier Lawson   March 22, 2018

      My Awesome Experience

    I wish I could sum up my weekend experience at Soul Quest with words that could fully illustrate the joy and love I experienced during the ceremonies. It was as if for the first time, my physical and spiritual beings finally connected and allowed me to see my true self and understand who I was and the purpose for my existence. It was truly overwhelming and the staff could not have been more supportive. This group of people are remarkable. As the Ayahuasca solemnly started to depart the staff played the Gayatri Mantra which was a wonderful selection for this event. All I can say in closing is thank you. Thank you for allowing me to experience something that has positively changed my life and I will definitely be back to continue working on being the person God created me to be.

  • Caroline Zappala   March 22, 2018

      Soul Quest

    This past weekend was my third ceremony weekend with Soul Quest community. My journey is unique to me as yours are to you. What I’ve learned from Mother Aya is I must do the work. Not just with her in ceremony but in life. I must follow through with what I have been shown and learned. Life can be hard but trusting the guidance given and acting on it a breakthrough will come. It is the support and wisdom of these beautiful light workers that I gained my strength to follow through. Thank you Chris for creating this safe space. Thank you Nishala for your compassion, your lending ear, words of wisdom, my rapé coaching and insight, it has brought me great grounding! Thank you Anthony for being the keeper who I focus on when I need grounding during ceremony. I am so grateful to know all of you as my family of Orlando. When life gets hard, crazy, to much to ground myself who do I call? Soul Quest!! A true blessing!

  • Peter Rad   March 13, 2018

      Feb 23-25 2018

    I came with a lot of expectations most important was all about my pain and why this happened ( in last 18 month I had 4 surgeries 10 hours of anastasia planty of screws and same implants in my back, nerve damage...). I was angry I couldn't think/talk about my situation without filling bad. And then one night in Soul Quest has changed my life... I had a vision that all of my anger is taking from me. From the very next day I can talk about my past without anger!!!... I took me another a couple of days to be sure that my pain was taken from me too!!! I have experienced total happiness where every cell in my body was happy ( and still IS , when I am thinking about this righ now) , after 2 years of extreme pain it is truly blessing. Please do not believe me, I did not believe others, but I had nothing to lose ( life on pain drugs is not life... I do not remember last 2 years of my life) it is the best what I did in my life. All people here they ... they are my family - THANK YOU SO SO MUCH Sorry for my English - it is my second language

  • Steve Bean   February 24, 2018

      Soul Quest is an Awesome retreat center

    I have done several aya ceremony retreats at Soul Quest this past year. The staff are incredibly caring. The aya ceremonies were done with great care and attention to everyone in the group. The live music was amazing. The experience of being with a group of like-minded individuals and the skill/caring of the staff created a very safe environment for deep transformation.

  • Marjorie Bishop   February 22, 2018

      Yes Yes I recommend this place.

    It was life changing. It was a safe place. It was a loving environment with lovely workers and voulnteers. Before I came I was doubtful, scared, and angry. I left two days later never having so much love for strangers and the people in my life that I had lost a connection with because of the 38 year chip on my shoulder. You must do your research and must take it seriously. I am glad I did. This place is definitely a place you should check out if you are considering taking the medicine.

  • Ryan McNeace   November 22, 2017

      Awesome experience

    First off this was my first experience with ayahuasca and it was hands down awesome and life changing. Chris and his staff are beyond helpful and accommodating. Soulquest is the real deal and is a place I will def visit again and work with mother aya. Place is top notch and the medicine is strong so be prepared and buckle your seatbelt for the ride. Peace ✌️ love ❤️ and plants ????

  • Jason Bethea   November 17, 2017

      Soul Quest Is the Best

    I recently returned from a weekend retreat with a couple of Veteran Brothers and it was a life changing experience. It helped me become aware of a lot of personal issues that were in the way of my own forward positive progress. I will forever be grateful to the Chris and his staff at Soul Quest, they treat you great and really make you feel at home. I recommend this place strongly for anyone looking to improve their own life and the lives of those around them.

  • Daniel Bennett   November 14, 2017

      Soulquest retreat

    One of the most positive life changing events that I have ever experienced. As a true believer in spirit and soul I went in with the mindset to find the pure connection that we are born with then taught to forget. I can honestly say that I have been reset. Having this experience will greatly take you on your personal journey highly recommend to try it at least once

  • Matthew Nelson   November 08, 2017

      Internal Emancipation

    Still working out this experience in my head however, one thing is for sure. This "church" provides a bonafide way to center ones inner thoughts, demons, habits, identity, so on and so forth. Set and setting is everything when connecting with mother Ayahuasca, and this place nails it. From the amazing property the ceremony is held on, to the tremendous staff that assist before, during and after. Food was on point, songs where inviting, environment magical, and comfortable living spaces made for a potent experience. I felt Safe and ready to emancipate my being in here. Forever grateful to have started this quest, and with that said, will be back with better questions for her. Thank you Soul Quest for having me. Peace be with you. Love yall!

  • Tracie Gonzalez   May 20, 2017

      The spiritual experience I have been wanting/needing my entire life

    I had my first experience of Amazonian medicine at Soul Quest. I am indefinitely grateful for Soul Quest and Chris (the owner). I had hoped this medicinal plant might change me somehow but my experience at Soul Quest was beyond anything I could’ve hoped for. I had figured out a few options of traveling over-seas to a traditional place in the rainforest before I discovered Soul Quest, and I am SO grateful to have found this place and took the chance! I was not sure if Chris would be able to provide the Amazonian experience I was seeking but it was the BEST experience of my life! I can’t imagine how uncomfortable and scared I may have been the first time if I was in a foreign country without many English speakers. I felt very comfortable and safe at Soul Quest and with the facilitators. It was everything I needed, spiritually and emotionally. I felt so transformed by my experience at Soul Quest, being a local at the time, I continued to participate in multiple ceremonies. If anyone has ANY complaints about their experience at Soul Quest, then they obviously did not voice their issue to any of the facilitators so that it could be addressed. Chris and his team are all amazing, loving and caring souls with beautiful energy that will do everything in their power to make you comfortable and help during your journey. I learned, achieved and experienced more than I thought possible within a very short period of time at Soul Quest than all my many years of spiritual study and practice. It has been LIFE CHANGING for the better. I made more genuine friends and spiritual family members there than I have in my entire life. Though a ceremony in the amazon had always been my dream, I was able to have the spiritual experience I always wanted and needed at Soul Quest and wouldn’t trade it for the world. Chris has an amazing selection of appropriate music for journeying that he plays via speaker system. Live drums, rattles and other instruments are also used during ceremony. There’s such amazing, powerful, loving energy at this place that if you don’t enjoy yourself then you seriously have some things you need to work through. Soul Quest will hold space for you and help facilitate your journey but you must do your own self work with the medicine. I also recommend doing the day ceremony, I never knew such a magical connection to nature was possible!

  • Jaclyn Ali McNulty   May 18, 2017

      Aya in the United States - look no further

    Soul Quest is a solid and safe option for experiencing and working with Ayahuasca within the borders of the United States. Chris and his team ensure each participant a secure environment so they are able to understand their work with the medicine. I have personally sat with Ayahuasca in Costa Rica, Peru, the US and under the Santo Daime tradition. Based on my varied experiences I feel confident in advising Soul Quest as a responsible and capable home to find your journey. The medicine is spirited, the space is nice, the price is right and the care is there.

  • Dwayne Tmdm Sims   May 16, 2017

      complete gratitude

    Have been there for two ceremonies, and preparing to go again.

  • Ekaterina Peart   May 16, 2017

      Incredible Retreat at Soul Quest

    I had an amazing life changing experience. The staff at Soul Quest was very knowledgeable and helpful. I felt very safe and guided from the moment I got there till the very end. I will definitely return.

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