SpiritQuest Owner And Practitioners

SpiritQuest Owner And Practitioners 2017-10-05T13:22:47+00:00

Katherine Lash Owner of SpiritQuest Retreats

 

Katherine Lash owner of SpiritQuest Retreats

Katherine Lash, owner of SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats

Katherine Lash, SpiritQuest Owner of the one and only Personal and Group Retreat Center in Sedona, 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, SpiritQuest owner, Katherine Lash, 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.  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. SpiritQuest owner Katherine Lash 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 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 awarenesses she can bring to others. Serving as a business woman and spiritual guide, SpiritQuest owner, 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!

Experience the Red Rock Vortexes in Sedona

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.

Meditation on the red rock vortexes of SedonaWe consider ALL of Sedona part of the retreat experience and because our retreats go DEEP, additional sessions will take place in private session rooms in practitioner homes or out on the red rocks of Sedona. 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 Support Staff

Support staff - Breanna

Support staff – Breanna

Breanna F. Helfert, BA, MPH & CYT – Lead Retreat Coordinator

Breanna is thrilled to serve 4+ years as SpiritQuest’s Lead Retreat Coordinator, which combines her administrative experience along with yoga background, as well as spiritual training and wisdom.  Before joining SpiritQuest, Breanna had a 10-year career in Health Administration upon completion of her Master’s degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley.  Before returning for her MPH, Breanna obtained a B.A. in Politics from New York University.  As a California native, she worked for Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare, Aetna US Healthcare and Deloitte and Touche as a Healthcare Consultant.  After contributing her business acumen and intellect to the healthcare arena, her desire to work directly with individuals prompted her to become a certified Yoga Instructor, her long-time passion.  She first joined the SpiritQuest Team in 2010 as a dedicated private Yoga Instructor, which she still thoroughly enjoys.  So, when not in the SpiritQuest Office, she may be leading a private Yoga session in the transformation Room or tipi, or taking clients out for an amazing red rock Yoga Hike.
In addition to Yoga, Breanna also has extensive Vipassana meditation training as taught by S.N. Goenka completing her first 10-day silent course at the age of 19.  She has been a student of multiple 10-day meditation sits, as well as a handful of 3-day courses in California.  She has also been a student of Marshall Rosenberg’s Compassionate Communication since 2013, and is currently studying Reiki, in addition to ongoing yoga training.  Breanna most enjoys optimizing her yoga, meditation, administrative, business skills and background to provide a spiritual approach to SpiritQuest retreat coordination.  As every client interaction, and every phone call with prospective clients, is an opportunity to serve and share Divine strength and wisdom.  She is deeply grateful for the opportunity to coordinate retreats with Katherine’s awesome leadership as well as the amazing SpiritQuest team of Practitioners.
Support Staff - Doug

Support Staff – Doug

Doug Reurink  – Administrative Assistant Volunteer

Former client, Doug Reurink, began his journey with SpiritQuest Retreats in March 2012. Doug shares his testimonial on the SpiritQuest Retreats YouTube channel where he expresses his journey from the despair, and hopelessness, to a journey of joy, enlightenment, and self-love.  After Doug’s first retreat with SpiritQuest he brought two of his children to experience the guidance and growth of self-love through specific sessions at SpiritQuest, bringing positive changes to each of their lives.  Doug continued to spend time in Sedona for up to six months each year building personal relationships and continuing his journey of self-discovery.

In 2014, Doug committed to being a volunteer for SpiritQuest, assisting with promotion and client relations. Doug’s growing expertise in video production, social media promotion, website development, and administrative tasking has become an invaluable asset for the company. Doug’s undying devotion, not only to the mission of SpiritQuest, but to the raising of consciousness in the world, is held in high regard and deep appreciation by the staff and owner.

SpiritQuest Retreats’ Valuable Team Members

JoHanna
JoHannaPractitioner
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. JoHanna loves guiding others as they navigate the reality of this unconscious realm. She is deeply moved when tending to a client’s life situation and witnesses their movement toward greater authenticity and inner wisdom.
Anahata
AnahataPractitioner
Anahata holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication & Family Dynamics. Her divine gifts, soulful wisdom and gentle heart, empowers other’s true radiance to shine. Anahata masterfully creates a safe, loving space for deep transformational empowerment and soul awakening. For over 20 years, Anahata has trained extensively with gifted shamans, energy healers and spiritual teachers from Peru, India, Asia and North America in order to artfully integrate the fields of energy healing, empowerment, shamanic teachings, and emotional release. Anahata is certified in the following: Yoga, Meditation, Deep Emotional Release, Shamanic Healing Tools, Wisdom Teachings, & Energy Healing, Working with Guides, Crystal Healing, Cleansing & Detoxification.
Bobbi
BobbiPractitioner
Bobbi – D.D., BA, LMT, Master/Trainer Level in Neuro Linguistics, Master Donna Eden Energy Medicine, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Master Cert in Inner Child Work with Positive Parenting. Bobbi is a Reiki Master and is pursuing a Master Degree in Alternative Therapies. Bobbi holds a variety of certificates in Meditation,Yoga principles, and Neuro Linguistic Programming, working with Modeling, Phobias and Repatterning. She worked for and with Dr. John and Michael Grinder, and Dr. Richard Bandler who created NLP in Santa Cruz, CA. Bobbi taught NLP at Metro State in Denver and studied Ericksonian Hypnosis. Bobbi holds a Doctorate in Divinity Spirituality and Energy Counseling and is a licensed massage therapis.
Karen
KarenPractitioner
Karen is a Certified Health Coach and Dietetic Technician with over 25yrs. experience who can help clients to have more energy, lose belly fat, and find hidden sources of inflammation so that they can feel their best. Through saliva testing she can help clients learn to eat better, step by step, with delicious food, for the best quality of life possible & bring the body back to balance for vitality! Karen is available for nutritional counseling and helping SpiritQuest clients find their way back to healthy living.
Adele
AdelePractitioner
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
ValeriePractitioner
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
CurtPractitioner
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.
Ty
TyPractitioner
Ty advocates that truth is within each one of us and finding that truth leads to one’s own personal empowerment. Ty’s studies began with music, first by playing the saxophone professionally since the age of nineteen. Ty offers services in Energy Clearing, Astrology, Music Healing and Emotional Balance. He has studied with healers from around the world. Some of his teachers in shamanism are Thailand’s Master Muser Pichest Boonthumme, The Chief of The Toltec People Recardo Seventa , Father of African Mysteries Baba Ifaomi and astrology teacher & ancestral priest Baba Malik. His teachers in healing include Diane Ruth Shewmaker author of “The All Love Healing Matrix” and Cyndi Dale an author of many books on the subject of Energy Healing.
Breanna
BreannaPractitioner
Breanna – MPH CYI
Yoga Instructor, Meditation, Chakra-Balancing, Healthy-Lifestyle, Breanna has been practicing yoga since 1999 and began teaching in 2009 upon completing her 200-hour Hatha Yoga training with 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, AZ. She has also been privileged to attend Vinyasa Flow teacher trainings with Seane Corn and Shiva Rae, as well as additional workshops and trainings at 7 Centers. She first attended a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course at 19, and has since continued with these courses and meditation techniques. She is a student and practitioner of Marshall Rosenberg’s Compassionate Communication.
Daniel
DanielPractitioner
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.
Peter
PeterPractitioner
SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats practitioner Peter performs magical journeys into the back country and sacred energy spots of Sedona. Harpist and sound healer with 25 years experience as a guide in the sacred red rock country. Peter will reveal to you the extraordinary phenomena that is Sedona, explaining the geology,archaeology, and history as well as the metaphysical phenomena of Sedona and the
Verde Valley. It’s a wondrous world of beautiful vista’s and powerful energy that will touch your
heart and soul. Experience the angelic sounds of the wind harp and crystal bowls while laying on
these sacred red rocks!
Barbara
BarbaraPractitioner
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.
Carrie
CarriePractitioner
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. Carrie’s soul path is connected to empowering others to embody their fully healed, fully awakened, pure soul essence & life path potential. She uses her spiritual gifts & heart wisdom to facilitate empowered transformation & to activate the awakening of consciousness in all those whose lives she touches.
Amanda
AmandaPractitioner
Amanda has more than 10 years experience in bodywork and healing. She is a somatic empath with a strong foundation in mindfulness meditation practice. As certified Cranisacral Therapist with the Upledger institute, she incorporates this modality in all her bodywork sessions, giving her an in depth understanding of the layers of the body & mind. Amanda graduated from the Sedona School of Massage with a broad base of modalities. She prefers the styles of deep tissue, myofascial release and Swedish massage to facilitate remedial work, nurturing massage and emotional release. At times she may also incorporate imagery and dialogue to facilitate release in the body/mind.
Secondary to being a bodywork therapist, Amanda is a certified hypnotherpist who practices guided imagery, past life regression and inner child healing. She is passionate about facilitating change, helping people get unstuck and moving forward. She combines her bodywork and hypnosis skills into heart opening and chakra balancing journeys.
Ahna
AhnaPractitioner
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. Acupuncture can effectively treat everything from the common cold to cancer and everything in-between. Bridenbaugh focuses on the jewel of acupuncture, which is prevention and superior wellness.
Rhonda
RhondaPractitioner
Rhonda is a licensed massage therapist in Arizona and member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals as well as the American Bowen Academy. She has been a nurse since 1976, and has been a student of natural healing/health modalities since 1979. Rhonda has over 2,500 hours of continuing education in many different massage and bodywork modalities. She is a trained birth and massage doula, and is fully trained and certified as a Medical Massage Practitioner and as a Bowenwork Practitioner.
She attended the Wellspring School of Massage Therapy in San Luis Obispo, CA, graduating in 1985 and later graduated from the Arizona School of Integrative Studies after completing more in-depth massage studies.
Cassie
CassiePractitioner
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.