Soltara Healing Center, an ayahuasca retreat center located in Costa Rica, is on a mission to create accessible, comfortable, and effective ayahuasca experiences that remain rooted in tradition and indigenous practice. With the rising popularity of ayahuasca, there is an increasing number of Westerners (including myself!) who want to experience the healing power of this […]
As a male founder and entrepreneur, I have consistently struggled with integrating compassion, vulnerability, and openness into my leadership and management style. Like many ambitious men, I’ve focused much of my professional energy on intellectual development, leaving my softer side as an afterthought. Then, in January 2019, I attended an ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica […]
What is an Ayahuasca Dieta? An ayahuasca diet, or, how it’s commonly referred to in indigenous shamanic circles and retreat centers in the Amazon, la dieta, is a set of guidelines recommended to those interested in participating in an ayahuasca ceremony. Most notably, la dieta references the dietary restrictions revolving around ayahuasca use. But, […]
Resident ayahuasca expert Xavier Francuski talks us through the history of traditional ayahuasca use, and what it can tell us about its integration into modern society. Read the article here.
Thinking about drinking ayahuasca, but unsure about what lies in store? Resident ayahuasca expert Xavier Francuski explains what you can expect from an ayahuasca trip, and maybe also what you can’t…
Recent research suggests that the ancient psychoactive brew, ayahuasca, could be stimulating the birth of new neurons in the brain. Could this be the root of its antidepressant actions?