Soltara: an ethical and profitable ayahuasca retreat
Business Trip, a podcast about psychedelic entrepreneurship
Welcome back to Business Trip, a podcast about psychedelic entrepreneurship! 🍄
In this week’s episode, we chat with Melissa Stangl, co-founder of Soltara Healing Center. Soltara is an ayahuasca retreat center whose ceremonies are lead by Shipibo healers, with locations in Peru and Costa Rica. The Shipibo people are from the Peruvian Amazon and are part of a tradition that has been drinking ayahuasca for healing and spiritual purposes for thousands of years. In their ceremonies, the Shipibo serve ayahuasca and sing songs, called Icaros, which guide the healing process and journey.
In this episode, we discuss:
Shibipo healing methods through plant medicine and song
The importance of integration, and the innovative way Soltara provides that support through an online platform called The Maloca
What it was like starting a retreat center during a pandemic
Lessons for entrepreneurs in the psychedelic medicine space
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Business Trip tells the story of the emerging industry of psychedelics. Each episode features a new company in the field, ranging from biotech startups developing novel compounds, to clinics and retreats for healing, to software companies building tools to power the ecosystem.
Business Trip is produced by Greg Kubin and Matias Serebrinsky — we’re partners at PsyMed Ventures, advocates of the healing powers of psychedelic medicine and see a bright future ahead for the industry.
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