19 - Soltara Healing Center: Honoring Tradition & Bridging Cultures with Melissa Stangl

Join us as we delve into the transformative power of plant medicine with Melissa Stangl, the co-founder of Soltara Healing Center. Melissa holds a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. After several years conducting brain and lung cancer research and gaining managerial experience across a wide range of businesses, her interests turned toward the healing power and responsible use of plant medicines and psychedelics, and working with the wisdom traditions and cultures that steward them. In 2015, she consciously chose to leave Corporate America and moved to live and work in the Amazon jungle. Melissa’s own healing journey and desire to support others led her to co-create Soltara Healing Center, an ayahuasca center working with Shipibo healers in Costa Rica and Peru, with a focus on integration.

We talk a lot about the importance of safe sanctuary in the plant medicine journey, and the extensive post-retreat integration experience offered by Soltara, providing tools such as habit trackers, rituals, therapist consultations, and accountability buddies to support individuals on their healing path. Emphasizing a heart-centered approach and the interconnectedness of communities, this episode highlights the profound impact of collective consciousness and a new perspective that prioritizes the well-being of all beings involved in the healing process.


In This Episode:

Melissa Stangl  | @soltarahealingcenter |@melissalynnestangl 

Mariah Gannessa | @mariahgannessa

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This episode is sponsored by Magic Fund. Four Visions Market is proud to be in partnership with Magic Fund, a nonprofit organization that works as a Movement for Amazonian Growth and Indigenous Cultures. Magic Fund focuses primarily in the Putumayo Region of the Colombian Amazon, spearheading various initiatives that focus on the preservation of indigenous culture, land, & the health of the different traditional peoples that live there.