About The Teacher
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.
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Yolonda Nicole Watkins June 16, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The facility, staff, members and volunteers were amazing...it felt like family from the moment we entered. I don't have the words to express how grateful I am to Soul Quest and how life changing my personal experience was ❤️❤️❤️
Bob Watts January 16, 2018
I participated in a ceremony this past Friday. I was nervous, even a little scared when I arrived. The presentation by Chris Young and his staff was amazing. I knew that whatever I was going to experience I would be in good hands with these compassionate and knowledgeable people. Chris did an excellent job of explaining the process and how to handle things that might come up during the ceremony. His guidance and insight proved to be invaluable during my journey. My experience was much more intense than I had expected and the staff was great always there asking if I needed help. My journey ended up lasting much longer than many of the participants that night and Chris was there checking in on me to see how I was doing and to give me assurance. I decided not to participate on Saturday as I had received enough from the experience and let Chris know I was going to go home late Saturday afternoon. He respected my decision and welcomed me to stay but only if that was my decision. I look forward to my next visit. I intend to continue peeling back the layers and go deeper so I can fully let go of my remaining fears and baggage. Namaste
Alvin C January 16, 2018
I participated in 2 ceremonies w/ Chris Young, November 2017. I chose to not drink the brew the final ceremony as Mother Ayahuasca directed me to the answers I was looking for by the end of the daytime ceremony. Cool part was I still laid beside my friend in shavasana while everyone journeyed. I laid quietly observing the surrounding while still processing. All the facilitators never stopped moving. I notice the silhouette of Chris stop in his tracks to watch my friend on the mat next to me. He quietly motions to another facilitator to pay attention to my friend. At this point my friend sits up, Chris crouchs down in front of her to guide her thru her journey. I later told my friend what I saw. She had no recollection of any facilitators coming by. From the outside observer she looked like a normal person sitting Indian style. Chris & my friend both knew she was going to deep. We later decided on our own personal integration that there is no other place we would comfortably go to drink Ayahuasca other than Soul Quest. The whole process itself would not work without Chris & Nischala commanding the ship. What I saw Chris do that night still leaves me with a sense of awe today. I am already planning my next trip back to Soul Quest. They truly did hold sacred space & keep us safe.
Mish January 16, 2018
Offering a positive review simply isn’t enough when trying to break down the power of Chris’ efforts & the people that surround him. Healing was just a word before I was fortunate enough to take part in ceremony & healing. Not just for myself, but for every.single.soul that surrounded the events of our experience (together). The love & compassion that you feel when witnessing the difficult journey of the medicine goes deeper than your own journey. I had the conscious mind to watch my fellow new friends go through transformation that could not have been guided any better than the heart & hope that flowed from Chris & ALL the healers present. The journey is not all flowers & rainbows. Having a true healer and bodies with beautiful souls you can trust present to guide them, hold them, take care of them...again, there are no words. Thank you for your work & for fighting to keep this beautiful place for those of us that are open & willing to meet our deepest level of healing. I love you all & appreciate your exhausted efforts in guiding ALL that walk through your doors. Thank you.
Rod McCallum Jr January 16, 2018
So grateful to Chris and everyone there. In such good hands. Everyone was so kind and helpful, a really giving atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.