Part of our mission at Soltara is to help make healing accessible for all those who are committed to their process and ready to undergo this sacred journey. We understand that a retreat at Soltara is an investment in oneself which can take time to prepare for, and that not all who need healing have the means to do so.
In particular, we recognize that the unfair targeting of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) from the war on drugs, stigmatization, and institutionalized racism, means that these communities may have less access or ability to access these medicines.
It remains true that although psychedelic medicines are on the path toward decriminalization, medicalization, and legalization, BIPOC are notably left out of clinical trials (both as participants and clinicians), underrepresented at conferences, and incarcerated at higher rates for substances which are rapidly becoming decriminalized. The reciprocity for indigenous communities which have carried sacred plant medicines for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, are finding their cultures, medicines, and land being exploited, appropriated, and misused. As a movement, we need to do better. As a company, Soltara is committed to an ethos of reciprocity, education, and inclusion.
For this, we are excited to provide BIPOC-specific scholarship opportunities for guests to participate in our weeklong retreat at no cost to them.