What brought us together
It's a pleasure to meet you, we're Andrew & Jessica and One Spirit Infinite Journeys is our shared inspiration. It officially became a clear vision in Fall of 2021, but we met in December of 2020 during an Ayahuasca retreat Andrew was attending and Jessica was supporting. Little synchronicities here and there kept us together again for a second retreat at the same center where we developed a greater awareness and love of one another.
A trip to Mexico in March 0f 2021 was the first time we began to explore the possibility of hosting a retreat together. This inspiration came during a mushroom journey in the mountains of San Jose Del Pacifico, which is where we host our Mexico Retreats. We explored Peru together in April and May of the same year where Andrew was guided to meet Jessica's teacher. Having worked through various challenges together we were not without our tests and opportunities for forgiveness. The summer months kept us apart for some time as we walked our own individual paths until Jessica felt the inspiration to bring us together for a mushroom retreat in Mexico that September.
The name One Spirit Infinite Journeys came one afternoon in August 2021 when we were feeling into what is true for us. As guides and facilitators we believe everything true comes from one spirit and it seems there are an infinite number of journeys to return home to that spirit. We understand our chosen way is simply one of the many and respect and honor all the paths.
We are constantly opening and growing as a partnership and it is our hope to be able to assist you on your journey in whatever way the inspirations come.
What we do
At the core of all that we do is the intent to open ourselves up to greater knowing of love. In the process of doing this we aim to be guides and facilitators that help others come to this experience and knowing in their own way. We work with a variety of different plant medicines and healing modalities that we facilitate or are facilitated by dear friends we know and trust. In group or private retreats you have the opportunity to experience and work with different medicines such as the sacred mushroom Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, Kambo, Rapé, and San Pedro (Huachuma).
In addition to plant medicines we also offer a number of different modalities to support healing and the integrative process with these medicines. Things you might find in retreat include Holotropic Breathwork, Somatic Release practices, Authentic Relating, Self Inquiry, Meditation, Yoga, Sound Healing and Music.
Within our various coaching containers and retreats we focus a great deal on changing the mental stories that can keep one bound to the past and in the loop of fear and all its manifestations. We welcome the essence of Spirit into our work and believe that the denial of it can be one of the great troubles of one's life. Our aim is not to help you make your life better or more enjoyable, although that can be a byproduct of this work, but to help you wake up from the dream of what you thought your life is. We place a great emphasis on bringing one's focus to love while also letting go of illusions, fear, attachments and resistance.
We believe that this journey is about letting go of any resistance to love. The many plant medicines and modalities we work within are merely tools to help this process along. After all, we are all One Spirit and the Journeys we take home to this knowing can seem Infinite.
The story that's just a story
Andrew is the co-founder and lead facilitator with One Spirit Infinite Journeys. He has committed his life and practice to the program and the branches that extend from its foundations.
Andrew began his spiritual journey at a young age, always curious about the world around him and the nature of existence. During his first year in university, Andrew experienced a profound awakening triggered by his grandfather’s passing. This inspired a search for peace and understanding that led Andrew to books such as Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth: Awakening to your Life's Purpose, Paolo Coelho's The Alchemist, Kahlil Gilbran's The Prophet the works of Neville Goddard, Florence Scovell Shin, James Allen, Alan Watts, William Blake, James Redfield, The Channeled works of Paul Selig and Gary Renard's The Disappearance of the Universe. All these books ultimately led Andrew to A Course in Miracles, which has been a foundational teaching in his life.
Andrew received his undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management from Florida State University. Upon completing his undergraduate work he proceeded to learn and grow as a leader within the hospitality industry for 8 years. Working with Hyatt & Marriott in places like Scotland, California, Hawaii & The Bahamas.
During his 8 years in hospitality Andrew also pursued trainings in Reiki, Yoga, Holotropic Breathwork, Authentic Relating & Life Coaching. In 2020 he stepped away from the hospitality industry to pursue his passion of helping others through these and many other modalities. He has been working with others in retreat settings since 2015, but more frequently since the fall of 2021 with One Spirit Infinite Journeys.
Andrew is pursuing a master’s degree in Mindfulness Based Transpersonal Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University to bring further education and awareness to his practice and work with others.
In 2013, after a culmination of impactful experiences in my life, I found myself on a new path that would lead me to where I am today, learning, growing and supporting others to find their way back to love and inner peace. Ten years ago, I had the career, marriage, and family that most set out to achieve all by the age of 31. And now I find myself living in the remote mountains of Latin America and working within the indigenous traditions that I have always felt a deep connection to within my peruvian ancestry and lineage. When I look back at my life and reflect on how I got from my life in New York to here, a few experiences stand out. The first being when I was 20 yrs. old and I experienced and survived the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York where I was raised by my immigrant parents. The unresolved trauma from that experience led me to live a life full of anxiety and stress for many years which felt normal as I went on to finish my education in New York and began a career as a litigation attorney.
It wasn’t until 2013, that all the stress took its toll and I was diagnosed with a dangerous tumor. An unsuccessful spinal surgery left me partially paralyzed, in pain and unable to care for my 8 month old daughter. Instead of undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, I shifted my life to Costa Rica. Within days of the move, Ayahuasca came into my awareness. Miraculously, after just one sitting with Ayahuasca, the debilitating pain was gone and my body began to heal. With each session of Ayahuasca that came thereafter, I unraveled layers of trauma and conditioned beliefs. The clarity and growth came with the continued work and integration that took place following each ceremony. I attribute my journey back to health to Ayahuasca and Kambo along with nutritional and holistic therapies that I did for over a year.
After my recovery and witnessing the healing journey of many others, I co-founded an Ayahuasca healing center where I supported hundreds of guests suffering from depression, anxiety and PTSD from 2016-2020. During this time, I was guided to provide emotional support and work with noble silence, meditation, yoga, and sound healing. However, in 2019 I felt more was being asked of me and Spirit eventually guided me to the Chirripo mountains of Costa Rica, Peru and Mexico where I continue to learn and grow from my teachers and the indigenous traditions that have carried the plant medicines for thousands of years. Although plant medicines such as Ayahuasca can bring about profound transformational change, healing and clarity, what I have learned over the years is that for it to be lasting, “the work” comes each day in how we see the world.