1371 Hancock lone palm rd Orlando, Florida 32828
Overall, my experience at Soul Quest was profound and, I hope, will be transformative. It’s only been 2 days since my retreat, but I’ve already begun to make changes that I believe will be sustainable.
Everyday life gets to us – it weighs us down, numbs our senses, distracts us from our purpose – sometimes so much so that we cannot even articulate what that purpose is anymore. I didn’t know what to expect and had no prior experience with plant medicine. Even up to 3 months ago I was closed to the idea of taking a substance like Ayahuasca. I considered it a drug that would harm my psyche, possibly be addictive and believed taking it would be irresponsible.
Several simultaneous life events lead to a watershed moment where I just wasn’t able to effectively cope with seemingly continuous waves of negativity, stress, and loss. I realized I needed to take time and space to heal and that I needed to be an active participant in that process. I needed a reset button.
A friend of mine saw my struggles and recommended Soul Quest and I decided to make the phone call. The staff was kind and compassionate from the very first contact. They shared extensive resources about their organization, about Ayahuasca, and about the process. Communication was clear, consistent and lowered my anxiety about this decision.
The facilities were clean, well maintained and comfortable. A large staff was on hand throughout the weekend frequently checking in with participants and providing much-appreciated support. This organization is an incredibly positive community that is welcoming and warm. The retreat offered various events and activities over the three day period and the execution of all of this was well coordinated. I am grateful to this amazing group of healers for their knowledge and guidance.
I was pleasantly surprised and I deeply appreciate that this retreat was about me finding the tools to heal myself, and not about a group of experts telling me what to think or how to feel. I felt in control of the process through the entirety of my time at the retreat and this, I believe, will be the key to my continued healing and increased well-being.
I came to Soul Quest with questions, a heavy burden of built-up stress, grief, doubts, and fear. I received answers to my most pressing questions. I made meaningful connections with fellow participants. I learned about tools I can use in my everyday life to find balance and vitality. I gained a deep appreciation of nature and its profound gifts of healing that every human being should know about and have access to.
Will I return to Soul Quest? Without a doubt, yes. This is a place of healing, love, connection, and appreciation of what is beautiful about every soul that finds its way to their doorstep and is courageous and trusting enough to open their heart and mind to where Mother Ayahuasca may guide them. “You won’t get what you want or expect, but you will get what you need.”