Join us for an interdisciplinary approach to nourish your soul. An opportunity to be deeply nourished by the wisdom of nature with plant medicine ceremonies and supportive integration practices. Ceremonies are guided by highly experienced facilitators and complemented with ample time for rest and reflection. Organic meals, hikes in the rainforest, trips to the ocean, optional yoga and meditation classes, and individual counseling included.
Joy Quevedo, RN, PhD, is an experienced facilitator that weaves her interdisciplinary training from various backgrounds and lineages into her healing practice. She has studied and co-facilitated plant medicine retreats in Brazil, was a leader in a Brazilian plant medicine 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 plant medicine 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 a Plant Medicine Retreat Experience” (2009). She remains convinced that integration of the plant medicine experience is an integral part of the journey.