Soma Essential Healing & Wellness Center

About This Center

Holistic Wellness Alternatives = Our Ecology of Wellness

We are coaches, holistic healing practitioners and researchers. By offering holistic wellness alternatives, we help people learn and apply the best in well-being approaches for holistic wellness, holistic healing and health, education in approaches to holistic nutrition and alternative lifestyle medicine to reverse chronic health issues and restore well-being. What do you need help with right now?

It is our intention to offer you a healing modality that will relieve your symptoms and even heal illness while, at the same time, offering you coaching in our unique approach to lifestyle medicine, so that you can address the root cause of your lack of wellness – to get well and stay well.

We also offer holistic healing practitioner certification in our proprietary healing modality, for holistic practitioners and medical professionals.

“With respect to wellness and health, what you don’t know will definitely hurt you. The reason people everywhere are experiencing deteriorating wellness, the reason they get sick and stay sick, is because they just don’t know what their options are with respect to alternatives to the standard medical/wellness approach. And there are so many wellness and medical myths that feed into this ignorance. Once you become aware of the many viable, alternative options to the standard approach to wellness, this will be a game changer for you, for life. It is for these reasons that Soma Essential Healing has been established.” ~ Kedarji, Founder of Soma Essential Healing

Venue Highlights

Holistic Wellness Center
Welcome To Soma Essential Healing!
Holistic Wellness Retreats

Our holistic wellness retreats are offered at our international wellness center in Youngstown, Ohio. People travel here form all over the world to get well and stay well. In this way, they are able to get off the medical treadmill permanently.

We offer proved holistic wellness alternatives that provide alternative medicine approaches. People come here to experience the lifestyle medicine offered in our holistic wellness retreats for complete wellness. Attendees also benefit from counseling that includes proved methods for vibrant health. Our holistic wellness retreats are the core of our programming. These retreats are offered on weekends. Longer retreats and holistic wellness alternatives such as our annual Diabesity Challenge are also offered here.

Holistic Wellness Retreats
Our holistic wellness retreat center is also the regional hub for all of our programs, counseling and healing sessions. We are located in the greater Youngstown area of Boardman, Ohio. Our holistic wellness retreats take place in a large, bright and beautiful hall. There is a separate kitchen and dining area. Accommodations are provided for courses, retreats and other programs offered throughout the year. Additional accommodations are provided in nearby hotels. **The hall is handicapped accessible.

Easily Accessible
**Soma Essential Healing’s holistic wellness center is only a 60-minute drive from Pittsburgh, PA. 60 minutes or less from Venango and Mercer county, PA. 75 minutes from the greater Cleveland, OH area.

Nearby airports are Pittsburgh International airport, Youngstown/Warren regional airport and Cleveland Hopkins International airport – all within 60-90 minutes or less from holistic retreat center.

Attendees love to frequent the renowned Mill Creek Park, located just minutes away. The Mill Creek Nature Preserve is also nearby. Mill Creek Park is a metropolitan park located in Youngstown, Ohio. It is ranked as one of the largest parks located within the limits of a US city. With beautiful walking trails and open fields, it encompasses approximately 4,400 acres with a variety of bridges, ponds, streams, well-tended gardens, and waterfalls.

This environment makes our Holistic Wellness Retreats a great place for solitude, learning and experiencing the beauty of nature – in an area where all the necessary amenities are easily accessible.


Accommodations are available at our wellness retreat center. Additional accommodations are provided in nearby hotels when we are full. Accommodations are offered on a first come, first served basis. All retreat packages include options for enrolling with accommodations and meals included.

All rooms for overnight stays are shared accommodations of 2-3 people to a room, male/male and female/female. If you want a room by yourself, at times when accommodations are not completely booked, we may be able to assign such a room. There is an additional fee for singles (see below). Contact us well in advance of your stay to check on this option before purchasing on this page.

For married couples and families who wish to stay in the same room, contact us in advance about room availability.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan


Freshly cooked Vegan meals, organic and Non-GMO.


We are easily accessible by air, bus, train and car. See our website for more info or contact us from the website.

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Ben Tucker   November 19, 2018

      Soma ESSENTIAL Healing

    I am thrilled to review this business and this center! I participated in the 90 day Soma Essential Healing Diabesity Challenge and lost over 50 lbs of weight, reversed some other health issues, and I feel so much better than before the challenge. I wholeheartedly recommend Soma Essential Healing to anyone with any health problem whatsoever. They are honest, truthful, and their program works. 100%

  • David Gottlieb   November 19, 2018

      Wonderful program!

    I participated in Soma Essential Healing's 90-day Diabesity Challenge. Here is my experience. I lost 25-30 pounds, I was able to cut my blood pressure medications nearly in half, I have more energy, and fewer allergies. Equally important, the program is a holistic program, with emphasis being placed on developing spiritual power, improved mental state, and emotional resilience, in addition to vibrant health of the physical body. I experienced all of these benefits. Over the years, I have tried many different programs for weight loss and overall well-being - this is the most effective one to date, and I am able to eat a wide variety of delicious and healthy food, without ever feeling I am denying myself something or "dieting". Through the proof of my own experience, I can actually envision my health improving, rather than deteriorating, as I age. Soma Essential Healing has provided me with a lifestyle blueprint I can follow for many more years of healthful living!

  • Amanda Harkness   November 16, 2018

      They mean it when they say TOTAL well-being!

    I participated in Soma Essential Healing's Diabesity Challenge earlier this year, and what an amazing experience that was! I am a Public Health Educator by trade, but I was amazed at how much I learned in the 3 months of the program (and continue to learn)! It was perfect for the average person, and also perfect for someone like myself that also had background knowledge in nutrition, health and wellness. Everything was presented, not as an opinion or belief of someone, but always from the point of, "Here is what the research says, and here is a list of 200+ research studies that you can check out for yourself that confirm everything you are being taught here..." This science-based approach was fascinating and engaging, but not overwhelming. All of my questions were thoroughly answered, and I was given explanations for everything that took place. By following the instructions and guidance I received from Kedarji and Soma Essential Healing, I was able to drop 25 pounds in 3 months, lowered my A1C, cholesterol, and triglycerides to healthy ranges, re-established my daily spiritual practices, increased my physical activity, decreased my mood swings, stabilized my emotions, and calmed my restless, agitated mind so that true wellness could begin to unfold. I am so, so grateful for what Kedarji and Soma Essential Healing have to offer. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, I STRONGLY recommend that you consider enrolling in one of their wellness retreats! You won't be disappointed!

  • Jamie Dawid Walker   November 15, 2018

      Forget The Rest! The Answers To Your Health Questions Are HERE!

    Soma Essential Healing is the ONLY place I have found that was able to improve my health in a way where there have been lasting improvements. After participating in the 2018 Diabesity Challenge, I lost 35 lbs in 3 months, and outside of the 3 month Challenge period, lost an additional 15. My energy level is through the roof, blood glucose and cholesterol levels are down, and mysterious joint pain and aches are gone. TRUST ME, the Certified Soma Essential Healing Practitioners and Kedarji know what they are doing! Prior to the Diabesity Challenge, I had read different books and tried different popular diets to help my weight and health issues. And while some of those methods worked, they were always short-term, and I was essentially yo-yo dieting, while ultimately gaining more and more weight in the long run. 6 months after the Diabesity Challenge ended, I am still feeling the benefits (and improving upon them!) for long-lasting health using the 4 Pillars of Total Well-Being that Soma Essential Healing teaches. I highly recommend Soma Essential Healing services and total well-being retreats.

  • Rekhini Smith   November 14, 2018

      Healing: When the Impossible Became Possible.

    I recently participated in Soma Essential Healing's Diabesity Challenge. Wow! Let me just share how a few month's has changed my health. Before this Challenge, I had been experiencing chronic knee pain, fibromyalsia, debilitating migraines, sweet tooth cravings, and extreme fatigue, just to name a few. I had been offered gastric bypass surgery for the morbid obesity. I had been told that loosing weight with surgery would ease the sympotoms of the knee pain, fibromyalsia, and fatigue. I gave the surgery some consideration and researched it. The surgery was too invasive and there would be too much down time as I have four children to care for. My situatation and need for health seemed impossible. I found Soma Essential Healing Wellness Center and enrolled in the Diabesity Challenge. I realized that the lifestyle I was leading was effecting my health in serious ways. While egnaged in the Diabesity Challenge, to made useful lifestyle changes and my health situation then became possible. I was loosing weight and chronic health sympotms were fading away. I was eating for energy and health, no longer eating to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings. When I was eating for health, I experienced that I no longer had cravings for sweets. The chronic migraines were significantly reduced in duration, frequency, and symptoms. I went from a size 22/24 (2-3XL) clothing to a juniors size 11 to 12, which I haven't wore since highschool. My impossible situation became possible with Soma Essential Healing and Wellness Center. I am so grateful!

  • Deana Tareshawty   November 13, 2018

      Calm and Comforting Space

    The moment I walked in the door, I felt peaceful. The staff was friendly and engaging. They went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable. They took the time to get to know me and make me feel like family. It made my retreat experience not only enjoyable, but relaxing. The food offered for retreats and programs was exceptional. It was healthy, vegan food, made in house. I really appreciated that I was not being served a catered restaurant meal, as this is a healing and wellness center. The content of the programs were just what I was looking for. I learned a lot. I experienced a weekend of peace and calm. I will go back again.

  • Kambra McConnel   November 13, 2018

      Truly transformational program!

    I have participated in numerous programs offered by the Soma Essential Healing & Wellness Center, most notably the Diabesity Challenge, and I cannot speak highly enough about my experiences. What a truly transformational holistic healing program, at all levels, from the inside-out! My spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well-being have benefited tremendously, and I am very grateful for the privilege of this offering.

May all beings enjoy profound brilliant glory. Dedication of merit in Shambhala

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.