Where tradition meets integration

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 looks 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.

Our Retreat Spaces

Playa Blanca, Costa Rica

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RETREAT DATES PROGRAM
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July 5 - 12, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
July 14 - 19, 2024 Five Night Retreat
July 21 - 28, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
July 31 - August 7, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
August 11 - 16, 2024 Five Night Retreat
August 11 - 23, 2024 Twelve Night Retreat
August 16 - 23, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
August 27 - September 1, 2024 Five Night Retreat
September 3 - 10, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
September 13 - 20, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
September 22 - 27, 2024 Five Night Retreat
September 29 - October 6, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
October 9 - 16, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
October 28 - November 2, 2024 Five Night Retreat
November 14 - 21, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
November 25 - 30, 2024 Five Night Retreat
November 25 - December 7, 2024 Twelve Night Retreat
November 30 - December 7, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
December 11 - 18, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
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Sacred Valley, Peru

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July 5 - 10, 2024 Five Night Retreat
July 12 - 19, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
July 21 - 26, 2024 Five Night Retreat
July 28 - August 2, 2024 Five Night Retreat
August 4 - 11, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
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Montezuma, Costa Rica

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October 28 - November 2, 2024 Five Night Retreat
November 4 - 11, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
November 14 - 21, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
November 24 - 29, 2024 Five Night Retreat
December 2 - 9, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
December 11 - 18, 2024 Seven Night Retreat
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    “Soltara” comes from the Spanish verb “soltar” which means to let go or release.

    At our seaside sanctuary or immersive riverside retreats in Costa Rica, or our mountainous haven in the Sacred Valley of Peru, we’ve created an integrative framework to support your healing. Guided by the deeply-rooted wisdom of the Shipibo tradition, we hold safe and loving space for you to dig deep, uncover the energetic roots of blockages, self-limiting beliefs, and negative programs, and help you fully release them to 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 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

    Ayahuasca Retreats

    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 forests of Costa Rica or in the high mountain Andes of Peru, we offer retreats of varying lengths, allowing you to find what works for you in order to step fully into your authentic self.

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    Integration Program

    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.

    As part of your journey with us, you’ll receive a full year of preparation, integration, and community support. 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.

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    Community

    Join Us at Nectara

    Nectara is a ceremonial-integration-themed community platform, whose resources encompass a range of plant medicines, psychedelic medicines, and support. They have been partnering with select retreat centers for years, helping journeyers prepare thoughtfully, connect with one another, and translate their insights into lasting change after the ceremony is over.

    Nectara and Soltara share the goal of elevating standards of care in psychedelic and plant medicine spaces. This elevation can only be fully realized by taking ourselves out of our respective silos—by embracing the ethos of community and collaboration, of learning from and teaching one another instead of trying to hold it all on our own.

    With The Soltara Community Platform, we intend to do just that. Take off your shoes, take a deep breath, and step inside! We’re thrilled to welcome you in.

    Pursuing a transformative experience, like an ayahuasca retreat, is a deeply personal decision—but its effects ripple outward to our loved ones and communities. How do we talk about this, prepare for the time away, and set our relationships up for success upon our return?

    Soltara’s Entwined: Community Alignment program aims to support individuals and communities in navigating these experiences from start to finish. Created with the gifted teacher Alis Collective Soul, Entwined consists of twelve modules of high-quality written and video educational content: information, tools, reflection and conversation prompts, activity ideas, and more, informed by a wide range of modalities. All Soltara guests receive free access to this program with their retreat package!

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    Shipibo Master Healers

    At Soltara, you will be lovingly held and guided by Indigenous Peruvian Shipibo Master Healers, who have decades of combined experience working at top-rated ayahuasca retreat centers in the Peruvian Amazon.

    Mary Julliana Vasquez Rios

    Master Healer

    Soi Ochavano Lopez

    Master Healer

    Maricela Rios Inuma

    Master Healer

    Francisco Vasquez Huayta

    Master Healer

    Maestra Karina Garcia Rios

    Master Healer

    Moises Vasquez Nunta

    Master Healer

    Our Advisors

    We are grateful to have the support and guidance of renowned luminaries in the field of plant medicine, psychedelic science, shamanism, psychology, and healthcare. Our board of advisors help guide our mission, ethos, programming, and contributions to the global renaissance of holistic healing.

    Dr. Gabor Maté, M.D.
    Dr. Dennis McKenna, PhD
    Dr. Clancy Cavnar, PsyD
    Dr. Bia Labate, Ph.D.
    Dr. Sharon Rafferty, PhD

    Our Team

    Everything we do, we do with love. It is the pillar of our work, the backbone of our ethos, and the way we live the lessons of the medicine. It teaches us that unconditional love is the key to freedom from suffering, and we pass that sacred knowledge on by holding that space for each and every guest that joins us. We are passionate about what we do, and our family of warm, compassionate, loving souls welcomes you with open arms to take part in the movement.

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