SpiritQuest® Sedona Retreats - The Founders
Founded by Ed Preston and Katherine Lash, SpiritQuest® Retreats provides personalized transformative experiences in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. Katherine & Ed -- one of the most happily married couples you'll ever meet -- are blessed to share this work with an amazing community of master healers, teachers and guides who make it all possible.
Katherine Preston-Lash - An Arizona native who has lived in the Sedona area for over 40 years, Katherine specializes in small group and individual relationship dynamics. She teaches interpersonal life skills and guides people and organizations through critical transitions in life. With a Bachelor of Science in both Metaphysics and Education, Katherine is a master teacher and confidant to people aspiring to the highest levels of personal growth.
Her travels to Tibet, Nepal, India, and Thailand, along with living in Bali Indonesia, have given her great insights into cultural diversity and spiritual practice. While living in Hawaii, Katherine studied ayurvedic medicine, plant medicine, and various Eastern modalities while getting licensed and certified in Holistic Health. Her own personal practice of Ashtanga Yoga helps to keep her centered as she facilitates self-growth with energy healing, color therapy, chakra alignment, EFT, holistic nutritional health, reflexology, and more.
Serving as a business woman and spiritual guide, Katherine's life has been devoted to empowering individuals to reach their full potential by shifting perspectives and awakening to higher consciousness.
Ed Preston - A native of North Carolina, Ed has lived in the Southwest for over 30 years. After earning degrees in both Business and Cultural Anthropology, he chose to pursue a career as a naturalist, photographer and wilderness guide, spending the next 20 years in the field of outdoor experiential education. His encyclopedic knowledge of Native American spirituality has helped literally thousands of clients find inner peace and emotional freedom by reconnecting with Mother Earth.
A free spirited Aquarian, Ed is able to connect with people from all walks of life, and felt right at home when he first arrived Sedona in 1981. He has been interested in breath work, meditation, Jungian psychology, identity and personal transformation for many years. Systems that he finds particularly useful include Emotional Intelligence, Bowen Family Systems, and Myers-Briggs.
Speaking of Myers-Briggs, both Ed & Katherine are INFJ's -- the "Idealist Counselor" -- which is the rarest of all the personality types. According to the eminent psychologist David Keirsey, "INFJ's are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive. INFJ's genuinely desire to help others and readily grasp the hidden psychological stimuli behind the more observable dynamics of behavior and affect." (Read more about the INFJ personality and why it's an important to reason to choose SpiritQuest.)