Katherine Lash Owner of SpiritQuest Retreats

Katherine Lash owner of SpiritQuest Retreats

Katherine Lash, owner of SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats

Katherine Lash, SpiritQuest Owner, 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 owner 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 Neuro-linguistic Programming, 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 potentials.

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 culKatherine Lash in Sedona, AZ bathed in sunlighttural 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 in 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 rich diverse set of tools and awareness she can bring to others. 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.

Connect With Source!

Owner Katherine Lash leads Vortex Releasing Ceremony

Katherine’s hand selected practitioners for SpiritQuest Retreat Center will remind clients of their personal connection to Source, or to the creative energies of the Universe. They come from many walks of life and have diverse backgrounds.

Katherine’s gifted practitioners will guide clients to their own awareness and awakening. They are facilitators to lead individuals to their own process. When clients learn how amazing and powerful they are, when they learn to love themselves once again, when they become a “child of the universe” knowing 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.

The Sedona Retreat Experience:

Combining Eastern, Western, and Sacred Earth modalities, the SpiritQuest Experience will take clients to a place of wholeness through a very specifically designed program. SpiritQuest retreats are built of a synergistic series of sessions based on a paradigm developed by SpiritQuest 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. SpiritQuest will then gather a team of specialists and form the core group, these are practitioners who will work with clients through-out 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.

Katherine Lash on Chimney Rock in Sedona

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 Retreat is a life-changing experience of authentic self-growth and healing. It is a spiritual awakening. Our guests are never the same!

SpiritQuest Retreats’ Valuable Team Members

JoHanna earned a Master’s degree in Depth Psychology from Sonoma State University in California and completed advanced training in Dream Tending with Dr. Steven Aizenstat, at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Functioning now as a holistic guide, JoHanna takes clients to a deeper place through meditative practices. JoHanna has also been trained in Gestalt Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, Psychodrama and Addictions Counseling. In addition to her Depth work with clients and Creativity & Depth Workshops, she offers regular presentations to the graduate students at Prescott College in Prescott, AZ. JoHanna also participates in Artist In The Classroom for the City of Sedona.
Callie has an extensive background in holistic wellness as a certified Health Counselor. Through her gifts of kindness and intuition she empowers individuals to integrate change and transform their lives. Callie weaves Oneness threads of Reiki light and Shamanic insight with gentle reverence, awakening other’s gifts through conscious awareness, cleansing and clearing energy and shifting belief systems for the higher good. She works directly with Earth based traditions, embodying wisdom from Peruvian and North American lineages and sourcing deeply from plant spirits, animal spirits and elemental forces. Callie is known for her unique divine native songs, with a melodic cadence of mystical, loving energy for ultimate healing.
Carrie, A.A, RYT is an internationally renown spiritual teacher, shamanic therapist, empowerment coach & certified yoga instructor with 30 years of professional experience as a spiritual guide, teacher & healing practitioner. She has studied with many master spiritual teachers throughout her life, spanning many spiritual philosophies and traditions including the teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz, Deepak Chopra, Paramahansa Yogananda, Greg Braden, Ted Andrews, Hamza Yusuf, Ihsan Torabi and many others. She holds an Associate Degree in Metaphysical Arts & Sciences & has decades of specialized training in the areas of spiritual development, intuitive development, meditation, shamanic healing therapies & yogic philosophy.
Rhonda PallasDowney has spent most of her adult lifetime studying, practicing, and incorporating Mind-Body-Spirit integration into her lifestyle. With 25 years experience and a Masters in Education and the Human Resource Field, and 12 years in the corporate world as a brand manager and product formulator in natural health, Rhonda is able to connect with a diversity of people personally and professionally. She is also a mother, wife, and grandmother and knows the ins and outs of family life. Rhonda is an herbalist and flower essence practitioner. Her expertise includes Shamanic herbalism, Plant Energetics and the Chakra System, Soul Renewal, healing of the heart, forgiveness and letting go of pain, sound healing, NLP, reiki and energetic healing touch.

Adele is a sensitive and intuitive Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Reader, and Horse Medicine facilitator. She has degrees with highest honors in Psychology and Medical Assisting, is certified in LaStone Therapy and Lymph Drainage, and has attended Jonathan Goldman’s sound healing intensive. She is a Member of the Sisterhood of The Planetary Water Rites. Adele is blessed to be the caretaker of over 200 magical, activated Crystal Skulls. Adele hosts the SpiritQuest Wellness retreat which focuses on being in alignment with your own authentic voice.

Valerie is an artist, sound alchemist and kirtan wallah. She founded Bhakti Tribe Sedona in 2010, bringing kirtan and devotional music to
the Red Rocks of Sedona. She also offers kirtan with her devotional music project “Sanjali Kirtan” and will soon be recording her first cd. As a sound healer, she is immersed in the world of sacred sound. She offers SpiritQuest sessions of breathwork, chakra journeys, and sound healing using her transformative Soundwave Bed™ She continues to paint and sculpt, and is dedicated to divine healing through the arts.
Curt studied Religious Studies at Arizona State University; co-facilitated Transpersonal Support at Arizona State University counseling center; was a consultant for the State of Arizona Department Of Economic Division of Developmental Disabilities for 18 years; and founded and directed Youth Quest, a non-profit organization for youth rites of passage. Curt demonstrates authority and leadership in meditation, religious mysteries and in teachings of world traditions. After a Vision Quest, he was guided to offer training about human relationships with the kingdoms of life in the Medicine Wheel. He specializes in mindfulness techniques, sacred earth tours, rites of passage, couples mentoring, emotional clearing, and dream guidance.
KristaRetreat Coordinator
Krista is an embodiment ambassador, fascia-fanatic, body-worker, and is ERYT-500. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Sciences and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. Her travels around the world inspire integration of ancient and modern wisdom into her teachings. Her mission is to free the Soul through the body, her offerings emphasize fluidity of movement, self-massage, and reverence for nature. She believes the human experience is meant to be creative, expressive, wild, and playful. Her greatest joy is in the sweet silence of the soul, which she finds in nature, in movement, and in the eyes of others.
Linda is a Certified Critical Care RN, Certified Emotion Code Practioner, Berkeley Psychic Institute graduate, Healing Touch IV, Reiki Master, Intuitive Counselor / Coach, Energy Teacher and Author. She began speaking with her patients’ Spirits early in her ICU career. She will connect with your Soul, Sub-Conscious and Source to guide your session, giving you what you want, what you need, and what Love knows is best for your Highest Good. Spirit will utilize her tools—create more if needed, to help you connect with the Love that you are so you can live a happier, more fulfilling life.
Daniel is a “wayshower” and alchemist with shamanic medicine for those who are seeking clarity and empowerment within their lives. Daniel’s “medicine” is his intuitive guidance, life coaching, trans-personal psychology, and energy medicine to assist clients to break through mental limits and emotional barriers. Musical instruments such as Australian didgeridoo, Native American flute and Tibetan bowl, are used to facilitate physical and emotional release. Daniel’s presence, compassion and ability to hold a loving and sacred space, assists in promoting profound healing, and life transformation. Daniel has traveled extensively, lived within a 4000-acre self-realization community, taught martial arts as a black belt master, and is the author of One White Stone.
With over 25 years experience in the Healing Arts/Personal Growth arena, Barbara brings a myriad of tools and modalities to her work. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development (Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology), and spent almost 5 years working in the Mental Health system as a counselor to mentally ill homeless adults. With countless hours of workshops, retreats, and personal growth work, Barbara lives her work in her own life, and has been on a path of spiritual growth and awakening consciousness for over 30 years. She has studied NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), tantra & sacred sexuality, meditation, yoga, and is also a raw food chef and educator. She has participated and completed the Landmark Education curriculum as well as numerous programs and seminars they offer.
Todd’s life mission is to live life fully, awaken his soul to do the work he came here to do. Todd is focused on helping others “wake up”. Todd has been involved in Human Health Healing, Soul Awakening & Earth Environmental awareness and Education since 1983. Todd’s experience includes:
Environmental Activist for GreenPeace Action
Postural Integration Myofacial and Emotional Release bodywork
Nutritional Counselor
Created EarthSave Internationals Healthy School Lunch Program and authored the Healthy School Lunch Action Guide
Created Earth Voice Food Choice project and author of Earth Voice Food Choice Manual and DVD
Guide on the land in Sedona Arizona since 1998
Health and Life Coaching
Kim completed her 900-hour academic and hands on training in massage therapy in June of 2007 under the esteemed Ben Benjamin of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Right after graduation, Kim earned her board certification through National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Since becoming certified Kim has practiced Massage Therapy full time working at several high end spas and resorts. She then went on in 2013 to open her own private practice on the island of Nantucket, MA where she thrived for five years before relocating to the Verde Valley. She now offers her advanced training in Massage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and Cupping Therapies to the Verde Valley Community.
James is a shamanic practitioner and guide through Earth based traditions. He has been following his soul’s passion of exploring the spiritual realms for over twenty years. Through his genuine open heart and charisma, James shares his wisdom of metaphysics, ancient technologies and inter-dimensional realities. He has studied through the mystery school teachings in the Andean and Amazonian regions of Peru, as well as Egypt, Hawaii and the Southwest. James has a gentle nurturing presence, making subtle adjustments to the body’s luminous field to clear dense energies, revise old belief systems and bring awareness back to the soul’s original blueprint – the Authentic Self.
Cassie is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Donna Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitioner, Cassie blends tui na, shiatsu, myofascial release, acupressure, cranial sacral, energy medicine, matrix energetics and gentle rocking, cradling the body and mind into relaxation. Forgiveness and ancestral clearing is an integral part of her practice.
With a 30 year foundation in Vipassana mindfulness meditation, Cassie’s presence supports you to heal, grow and expand. Her intention is to hold Sacred Space for your personal healing.
Cassie brings a lifetime of inner work and ceremonial practices in various traditions, including: Buddhism, Shamanism, Paganism, Native American, chi gong, butoh and middle eastern dance to her work.
Ahna, L.Ac. is a Licensed Acupuncturist and a Doctor of Asian Medicine. Starting her journey 30 years ago with Self-Realization practices of Yogananda, Ahna continues to draw from Kriya Yoga principles to enhance her healing capabilities as an acupuncturist. Her life-long passion with acupuncture began when she graduated cum laude from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA in 1996. She then became board certified and licensed in the State of AZ. She has enjoyed a busy and successful practice in Sedona for the last 20 years. SpiritQuest is a referral partner for those who would like to add an acupuncture session to their schedule. This is off site. Because acupuncture is a primary care medicine, it can help clients resolve any minor or major symptoms they may present with.