Listed in Ayahuasca
- Campbellsville, Kentucky, 42718
Aya Quest performs Ayahausca Ceremonies in Kentucky. Our Shaman/Chaplains provide a safe forum for you to experience Ayahausca in context with your goals.
I read in a reviews on here about not attending Aya Quest church in Kentucky if you are a woman or have ptsd and I would like to share a bit of my experience because I attend aya quest Kentucky and I am a woman and I suffered from ptsd and I have also healed from a combination of therapy, ayahuasca, and hard work…I personally have such a strong love and gratitude for Aya Quest and their team! I have been a member for over 3 years and I have so much respect for Steve and Teri and have never felt disrespected or unsafe…if anything I feel so incredibly safe because there is such a accepting and authentic energy! Aya quest and the safe and pure ayahuasca they provide has not only helped me to heal and grow but it has also helped my mom, sisters and multiple friends:) everyone has different opinions but I definitely recommend you giving it a try! 🙂
If you have PTSD or issues from an assault, DO NOT GO TO THIS CHURCH. If you are a woman and you care about how woman are treated, DO NOT GO HERE. Both Steve and Vice are power hungry men who don’t care about woman or their safety. I attend the church and when I was uncomfortable, Steve belittled me and made me wrong. It’s far to important to heal than add this ****** to your list of things to have to get over.
Admin’s Note: I understand your frustration, but let’s not devolve into name-calling, please.
I had my first and second experiences with Ayahuasca last weekend and I couldn’t wish for anything better. Steve, Teri and Nick are extraordinary good people. They work personally with every member of the group (we had 10 people) and make sure everyone gets the best experience possible. That exactly what happened with our group – everyone felt blessed and awaken after the second ceremony. My experience was very intense but this was exactly what I was looking for. Lessons Mother Aya taught me are embedded deep on my soul now and I and all my friends can see the positive change. The best thing with the plant is that it stays with you after the ceremony and keeps helping you with your every day struggle, which looks more like an endless field of opportunities than a struggle to me now.
I chose Aya Quest for my first experience and this was the best choice I made this year. I cannot thank enough the Aya Quest team for the environment they create and for the caring and attention they provide for everyone. I will definitely get back – there is so much the plant can teach you and I feel like I barely scratched the surface.
I just completed my first Ayahuasca experience at Aya Quest in Kentucky and it was absolutely beautiful and amazing. Steve, Teri, and Nick were very compassionate, gentle, understanding and helpful. They created an environment that was perfect for my first experience and left me with the desire to continue exploring Ayahuasca and to get acquainted with this beautiful plant medicine on a deeper level.
These are folks you can trust, was my feeling. I brought a lot of apprehension to the ceremony, but their words and preparation alleviated a lot of that. I did not have an intense, revelatory experience, but we were told that everyone responds differently.
And I am very grateful to them for providing the opportunity for me to find out my personal response.
I returned from my first Ayahuasca retreat at Aya Quest a week ago. I was so nervous going in, but Friday afternoon before starting the ceremony Steve and Teri went over every possible outcome that could or would not happen and how to handle it and what to expect. I was definitely nervous after reading all the stories of people getting their butt kicked or scary experiences, but that wasn’t the case for me. Friday’s ceremony was quite relaxing, but I didn’t have any real insights or visions. Saturday’s ceremony was quite different. I had such an amazing experience and can’t stop thinking about it. The feeling of love and gratitude, bliss, and a few insights into my issues. I have more clarity and confidence. I now know what everyone is talking about with Mother Ayahuasca and the calling to her. I am not done, and I will be going back. One big change is that my 10+ year bout with insomnia is gone! I go to bed with no supplements or medications and sleep all night long. If I wake up, I go right back to sleep. I attribute that to this calm mind and sense of peace that I returned with. That was an unexpected surprise, and I couldn’t be happier. I would definitely recommend Aya Quest if you are looking for something close to home in a weekend. My only suggestion would be that they offer longer retreats than just a weekend. I would have liked to have had the experience of 3-4 ceremonies to go deeper.
I have had the pleasure of experiencing the sacred medicine with Ayaquest now a total of 7 times. There’s a reason I went back that many times, because the leaders Steve and his wife Teri helped me accomplish what I came to do. I came to Kentucky to get relief from alcoholism, get rid of negative attitudes and behaviors, to understand the mysteries of life and what happens after death, and of course last but not least–to get a deeper spiritual connection to God and the Holy Spirit.
Steve and Teri run a no-frills operation, with very limited rules or procedures. They are not intrusive like other ceremonies–they let you experience the medicine on your terms. I’ve been to other ceremonies where they surround you with rules, and procedures, and i find that to be extremely distracting. Ayaquest let’s you have your journey your way with no interference. The church setting is modest, and the reason is that all of the work is internal within the person journeying and has much less to do with the church itself. They make no mistake about the fact that they are not trying to reproduce a Peru experience. It’s all about getting you connected to your higher self.
I had several journeys where I was dealing with my inner demons, and I entered into some difficult territory. I did not view these as “bad” journeys, only “heavy”, as I faced my own inner demons head-on. Steve and his wife were always there when I needed help getting out of a tough spot. They were “Johnny-on-the-spot” during my purges and helped me through and encouraged me during my darkest moments. The dark moments give us a reference point for understanding and engaging with our “light” side, and allows us to purge our “dark” side. The medicine doesn’t “do” anything by itself. It merely subdues the ego, and opens the door to our higher and lower natures…..and helps us make life decisions as to which of those natures we want to feed and nurture.
Ayaquest gave me the care, guidance, and opportunity to work miracles in my own life, through the medicine.
If you’re ready to make major changes in your life, and are willing to do the hard work, definitely give Ayaquest a chance. Looking back to 2015 to my first experience with the medicine, I can now say that I cannot imagine my life without having had these miraculous experiences.
Over all a pleasant experience, several first-timers including myself. Not being religious I found the facilitators to be pretty minimalistic in a religious aspect, a plus in my mind.
Everyone was very nice. If I could complain about anything, Steve the shaman whom I sense means well does have a propensity to prattle on about nearly every pseudo scientific/philosophical/semi-conspiracy theory known to the internet…pushing the limit on sermonizing. Some of it even sounds good…but only after you’ve take the ayahuasca.
I was very happy with my experience with Aya Quest. This was my first experience with Ayahuasca and I was a bit nervous. I was well taken care of and secure through the whole process. They were so kind, gentle and loving with us during and after the ceremony. But be warned, you must be honest with them about your medications and physical condition before attempting this. They take every precaution for your safety. I had to delay my plans for about a month due to our concerns about some of my medications and making SURE they were out of my system. I am so glad I followed their advice! The actual experience was beyond words and I will be returning to do it again at a future date. Deep healing.
I have had the honor and privilage of attending 4 ceremonies with Aya Quest. Each time was mind-blowing and absolutely life changing. The team at Aya Quest do a fantastic ceremony. The last one I went to was Fri to Mon but the medicine was so strong that I got everything I needed by Sat and was home enjoying my family by Sunday morning! Thanks so much..
My Ayahuasca journey started 48hrs ago. So I am very new to Mother Aya’s presence. But let me tell you, these people are the real deal. They have guided me through the most pivotal time in my entire life.
The love, compassion, and knowledge found here is incredible and difficult to put into words. They are mindful, beautiful souls who have answered a higher calling. Thank you Ayaquest, from the bottom of my heart and soul for guiding me and for helping us realize a higher purpose.