This retreat is uniquely geared toward healthcare professionals and healers. It is an opportunity for deep self-care, renewal, and the cultivation of compassion. Join us for an interdisciplinary approach to nourish your soul and address caregiver and compassion fatigue. The week will be interwoven with nature immersion, nourishing organic meals, two plant medicine ceremonies, sharing sessions, creative expression classes and optional yoga and meditation classes. Take the opportunity to care for yourself so that you can feel the joy of caring for others in a sustainable way. The retreat is by application only and open to health-care providers of all disciplines. Facilitators are Celina De Leon M.Div and Joy Quevedo RN, PhD.
Joy Quevedo is an experienced facilitator that weaves her interdisciplinary training from various backgrounds and lineages into her healing practice. She has studied and co-facilitated ayahuasca retreats in Brazil, was a leader in a Brazilian ayahuasca church, studied Yoga traditions in Divinity school, has advanced certificates in Humanistic Existential group process and creative expression, and is trained in energy healing and hypnotherapy. She is also a Registered Nurse and worked in the fields of hospital nursing, Integrative Medicine and Hospice. At the foundation of her work, Joy believes that nature is sentient, intelligent, and sacred. She is now a recognized ceremony minister of Circle of Sacred Nature Church.
In 2001 Joy was captivated by her experience with ayahuasca in the Brazilian Amazon. She then dedicated her PhD studies at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology to deepening her understanding of transformation and healing. She completed her dissertation research entitled, “Psychospiritual Integration of an Ayahusaca Retreat Experience” (2009). She remains convinced that integration of the ayahuasca experience is an integral part of the journey.
Celina is a spiritual guide, healer, mother, and weaver of ancient and modern wisdom.Her training as a ceremony facilitator draws upon 19 years of experience with Amazonian plant medicine and a foundation in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda.As an apprentice of Taita Juan Agreda Chindoy from the Kamentsa indigenous community of the Putumayo of Colombia her ceremonial practice is grounded in a traditional lineage and amidst that she leads with a very feminine approach.Her gifts lie in her intuitive ability to meet individuals where they are at and to hold a non-judgmental space for healing and transformation. She is also a Stanford grad, has a Masters in Divinity from the Graduate Theological Union, and has received professional training in spiritual care through the art of chaplaincy. Her greatest inspiration and influence comes from being the mother of two daughters
Daily optional yoga, meditation, and individual counseling
Day 1 – Arrival and Welcoming Ceremony
Day 2- Rainforest Hike / Plant Medicine Ceremony
Day 3- Plant Medicine Ceremony
Day 4- Rest & Optional Integration Practices
Day 5- Beach / Plant Medicine Ceremony
Day 6- Rest & Optional Integration Practices
Day 7- Beach / Closing Ceremony
Day 8- Depart