Katherine Lash of SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats
Katherine provides personalized transformative experiences in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. Katherine is blessed to share this work with an amazing community of master healers, teachers, and guides who make it all possible. Over the years, Katherine has used her intuitive skills and dedication to quality in order to hand-pick her retreat facilitators. Katherine is an Arizona native who has lived in the Sedona area for over 45 years.
Specializing in small group and individual relationship dynamics, she teaches interpersonal life skills and guides people and organizations through critical transitions in life. Her studies in various yoga traditions, comparative religions, and metaphysical systems form the foundation of her work. She is currently a member of the Self-Realization Foundation based on the works and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
With two degrees: Bachelor of Science in both Philosophy and Education, SpiritQuest Sedona Retreat’s founder, Katherine Lash, is a master teacher and confidant to people aspiring to the highest levels of personal growth. Katherine served as a secondary teacher in the public school system for over 15 years before moving on to a holistic and spiritual field of instruction. Schooled in both Compassionate Communication and Gottman Couples Coaching, Katherine has counseled thousands of people and has facilitated hundreds of retreats. Katherine also has achieved an art degree which allows her to utilize creative expression as a means to help clients reach their highest potential.
While living in Bali, Indonesia, Katherine had the opportunity to travel extensively in Tibet, Nepal, India, China, Japan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. These travels have given her great insights into both cultural diversity and spiritual practice. Katherine then moved to Hawaii for two years where she studied Ayurvedic medicine, plant medicine, and various Eastern modalities while getting licensed and certified in aesthetics. While living in Arizona she participated in over 100 sweat lodge ceremonies deepening her ability to understand & let go of her own pain and teaching others to do the same.
Katherine strives to empower her participants & has helped literally thousands of clients find inner peace and emotional freedom by reconnecting with Mother Earth and with themselves. 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, personal empowerment coaching, and NVC (Non-Violent Communication) conflict resolution. Katherine’s experiences of self-growth & healing through years of overcoming her own personal struggles and reaching out to others have resulted in a richly diverse set of tools and awareness she can bring to others. Serving as a businesswoman 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.
Troy Joseph DeSmet – Holistic Company with Integrity
Dare to live a virtuous life full of contemplation and acts of faith. Troy has devoted his life to right action, supporting others, and encouraging them to be their best. Along with life experiences that include being a dad to 3 grown adults, selling his organic foods company after a 30-year career, healing from a near-death experience (Aortic Dissection), and accomplishing 10 dreams in 10 years, Troy incorporates the wisdom from scars with tools and techniques gained over 30 years of personal growth and development to assist others in living their best lives.
Troy is an intuitive and wounded healer. Healing and development experiences have brought him through life experiences of Existential Nihilism/Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul, breaking free from Narcissistic/Manipulative Abuse, the embodiment of Psycho-Spiritual Integration, and emergency open-heart surgery and associated emotional/mental trauma.
Troy’s philosophy: when clients learn how amazing and powerful they are, when they learn to love themselves once again when they know that THEY are the ones who can heal themselves, then they will join those of us on the planet who are here to raise the vibration of consciousness. Troy lives with the love of his life, Katherine, at the Sedona Sanctuary in Oak Creek Canyon and provides Personal Spiritual and Healing Retreats with SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats.
The Sedona Retreat Experience:
Combining Eastern, Western, and Sacred Earth modalities, the SpiritQuest Sedona Retreat Experience will take clients to a place of wholeness through a very specifically designed program. Our retreats are built of a synergistic series of sessions based on a paradigm developed by owner, Katherine Lash. The retreat will not consist of random sessions thrown together, rather we will carefully consider which session should occur first and so on allowing one session to build upon another. We will then gather a team of specialists and form the core group, these are practitioners who will work with clients throughout the retreat. The journey will begin the morning after clients arrive at the tranquil Retreat Center and launch with a sacred ceremony out on the land.
We consider ALL of Sedona part of the retreat experience and because our retreats go DEEP. If a client needs to cry or have a big release, he/she will have the space and freedom to do so…privately. This is NOT a spa experience or a vacation hang-out. A SpiritQuest Sedona Retreat is a life-changing experience of authentic self-growth and healing. It is a spiritual awakening. Our guests are never the same!