Where integration meets tradition
It’s time to look at healing in a different light.
With a belief in the need to encompass the emotional, energetic, and spiritual aspects of healing, our mission is to empower each guest to bridge the gap between mind, body, and spirit and become more fully embodied, integrated, and connected versions of themselves.
We believe in expanding the definition of what healing can look like.
Working with the Amazonian plant medicine ayahuasca under the guidance of indigenous Peruvian Shipibo healers, we collaborate with clinical psychologists who have extensive plant medicine experience to support a uniquely integrative approach to healing.
“Soltara” comes from the Spanish verb “soltar” which means to let go or release.
At our seaside haven in the mountainous tropical forest of Costa Rica, we’ve created a framework for you to dig deep, uncover the energetic roots of blockages, self-limiting beliefs, and negative programs that may be holding you back, and help you fully release them and step into your power.
Plant medicines such as ayahuasca, and other holistic therapies, ask us to connect to all parts of ourselves, and if there are painful parts, to confront them directly: they are speaking to us and want to teach us something. By shining the light of consciousness into the shadowed corners of our psyche, we are able to acknowledge, learn from, and release the suffering attached to them. Our highly skilled, gentle, loving Shipibo healers and facilitators will help guide you through this process of self-discovery through plant medicine healing, supportive holistic modalities, and modern psychotherapeutic practices.
Our Call To Service
Under the guidance of indigenous Peruvian Shipibo healers, we combine plant medicine ceremony, supportive embodiment practices, and a unique integration program to empower each guest in their healing over the long term. Our decades of combined experience holding ceremony and doing medicine work allow you to experience in-depth healing in a safe and loving environment. Immersed in the tropical forest and with stunning ocean views, we offer retreats of one week, two weeks, and three weeks, along with retreats featuring special guests, allowing you to find what works for you in order to step fully into your authentic self.
Integration means taking the knowledge and lessons learned during your ceremony experience and putting it into practice in your life. At Soltara, there is a strong focus on the integrative work that starts during your retreat and continues, possibly, for the rest of your life. We work with skilled integration specialists who have a foot in both Western and traditional medicine and can help you prepare for, maintain, and enhance the outcomes of the retreat experience. By doing the necessary healing work during your stay and understanding the tools and practices that can help maintain that work, you can open to the truth of who you are, what you want, and most importantly, how to get there.
Our vibrant online community fosters open dialogue, personal connection, and high-quality resources to help you learn from each other and expand your knowledge base. Our commitment to individual and global healing, on all levels, drives us to support the spiritual movement taking place. We aim to create a culture and community based on balanced, practical, accessible information grounded in a spirit of cultural awareness and education.
What our guests are saying
“Waking up every morning to a view of the ocean each morning set the tone for another restorative day. Every single staff member was sweet and attentive, I felt genuinely cared for and I am so grateful to them for their kindness! They were knowledgeable and intentional in every interaction.”Wendy M
“The views are amazing yeah. And the food is also equally amazing if not more, but the best part of Soltara is the staff. Everyone on the team there excel at what they do to promote a healthy experience. I went there for the medicine but I'm going back in the future, for the caring people I met when I got there.”Justin S
“After going to Peru 4 times for Aya retreats I decided to try somewhere new, and I am so glad that I did! ...The facilitators are some of the most wonderful, caring and compassionate people that I have ever had the pleasure to meet. They are there for you anytime that you need them for anything.”Tony P
“The food is excellent, the staff is some of the sweetest people you'll ever meet and you'll be in good hands throughout your stay. It's not even that expensive. And flying to Costa Rica is much cheaper than flying to South America. My dear friend, I recommend Soltara with all my heart <3”Anders H
“Where do I truly begin? The week I spent at Soltara truly changed my life for the better. Words can not adequately express the beautiful ceremonies that took place there. Their absolute commitment to respecting ancient cultures is truly amazing.”Craig S
“Soltara Healing Center was a dream come true. I can’t thank them enough for the truly life changing experience I had (and I don’t say that lightly!). Everything exceeded my expectations, from the amazing facilitators to the healers, pasajeros, & staff.”Tiffany W