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Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica

 New Life Ayahuasca

New Life Ayahuasca offers 5 and 7 day ayahuasca retreats. Our mission is to provide compassionate retreat program options to others who are seeking to restore balance to their lives through spiritual and personal healing. Our retreat includes 3 ayahuasca ceremonies, Kambo (optional) yoga, gong meditation, a massage and a trip to the waterfall. Spacing is limited for ayahuasca retreats to 7 participants per week to be sure we can provide individualized attention and support during such a personal and profound experience.Retreat Info
Our beautiful facility located in the mountains of San Ramon, Costa Rica, is secluded on a lush 20 acre property about an hour from SJO airport. All guest receive a private room and full bathroom equipped with hot water. Guests are invited to use our pool, hot tub and gym anytime during their stay. Our property is filled with lush vegetation, fruit trees and trails perfect for nature walks. Our facility also offers a comfortable back patio with  incredible views of the Nicoya Gulf on the Paclific coast of Costa Rica, perfect for watching the sunset.View Facility
We conduct intimate ceremonies (maximum of 7 participants) that are performed with respect to the traditions that have surround the use of the sacred medicine ayahuasca for centuries. Matt, our founder and director, acts as a guide for the experience. Matt’s intentions and passion in his work are unparalleled. There is no question of his integrity and his sincerity in his mission to help others. His presence during ceremony is strong and grounding. Matt sings Icaros, plays the Gong, Tibetan Singing bowl and guitar to help guide the participants’ experience.Guide Info

 

New Life Ayahuasca offers additional therapies to promote maximum healing during your retreat with us. We believe in combining plant medicines with holistic therapies to achieve a healthy balance of energies and to support tranquility, peace, and growth. Therapies we offer include Kambo, massage, yoga and sound therapy. Our goal is to integrate each of these additional therapies into our ayahuasca retreats, with the hope that they will help each individual prepare physically and mentally for the ayahuasca experience .More on Therapies
Costa Rica is the perfect destination for a healing retreat. Not only is Costa Rica the safest country in Central America, but it is said to be home to the happiest people in the world, with the country motto “Pura Vida” which translates to ‘Pure Life’. Flights are only appx. $500 round trip from the US, and we provide complimentary pick-up at SJO airport, making the transition to our facility stress-free. Our location in the mountains also provides comfortable conditions with temperatures averaging around 75-80 during the day and 65-70 at night.Costa Rica Info
All ayahuasca brew provided by New Life Ayahuasca is prepared by a well known and reputable ayahuasca shaman in Iquitos, Peru using b. caapi and chaliponga. All ingredients for the brew are grown on the shaman’s farm and selected for the brew based on the maturity of the plants. No datura (toe) is used in our brew. It is extremely important to know the quality of the plants and the intentions behind the person who creates the brew. Our mission is always to provide the best and safest ceremonies possible.Our Brew
To be sure all potential guests can safely participate in ayahuasca ceremonies, NLA conducts a brief medical screening before accepting any participants for an ayahuasca retreat. While ayahuasca is primarily considered safe, ayahuasca brew contains MAOIs, which could cause negative interactions when combined with certain medications, so it is extremely important to disclose any medications you may be taking prior to booking a retreat. We provide all meals in accordance with the ayahuasca diet. If you have any questions please get in touch.Ayahuasca Safety
When researching iboga and ayahuasca they often reference each other, but are they really alike? They are alike in the sense that they are both entheogens and sacred plant medicines that have been used by the native peoples of their respective origins for hundreds, possibly thousands of years. They both contain psychoactive properties that can produce visions but iboga and ayahuasca have far more differences than they do similarities. Iboga and Ayahuasca come from two different parts of the world. Find out more.Iboga Vs. Ayahuasca
Kambo, also called Sapo or ‘frog poison’, is a natural non-psychedelic medicine made from the secretions of the Giant Monkey Tree Frog from the Amazon and is used to treat a variety of ailments. Optional Kambo sessions are available at our center as an add on therapy for $50 It is a great additional cleansing process during an ayahuasca retreat. The connection between Kambo and Ayahuasca is special – being that the spirit of ayahuasca is what, according to legend, brought about the knowledge of Kambo use and its incredible benefits.Kambo Info

New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 65 reviews
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Exactly what I needed

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I was very impressed with what Matt and Jeanae have put together at New Life. Bring your camera! The property is incredible with hiking trails and lots to explore, the food is superb and left my belly happy the entire trip, and the ceremonies were very well organized and intimate. Matt's icaros are out of this world, and some of the songs from ceremony are still ringing in my head a week later 🙂 The small group sizes were one of the things that drew me into New Life, and I wasn't disappointed. I had a great time getting to know the other people in my group and sharing our experiences. Everyone helped me interpret and understand my visions, including Matt, Jeanae, Andy (our amazing chef), and the wonderful souls I drank with in ceremony. The medicine is very potent, and being my first experience with Ayahuasca I'm glad I chose a place that was able to provide this with a feeling of safety and comfortability. The massage was wonderful and the day-trip to the waterfall was a perfect way to spend our day off between ceremonies. Matt and Jeanae are very genuine individuals that do their best to provide a safe and transformative journey for each of their guests. The retreat left me with a greater love and appreciation for myself. Now at home, I have a newfound motivation/inspiration to live a more productive life. If you feel a calling from the medicine, the 5-day retreat is a great affordable option for your first journey!

An Amazing Place

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New Life Ayahausca is located a comfortable drive from San Jose Airport in a secluded farming area. The vistas and the property is absolutely stunning. I appreciated the comfortable surroundings of the facility, it exceeded any expectation I had. It was more like a 5 star resort. The facilitators, Matt and Jeanae, are wonderful souls;they exude a delightful kindness and compassion to all their guests. There is no doubt that they've been called by the spirit to provide healing to those that seek out Mother Aya. Matt sings icaros throughout ceremony and they are very powerful and healing. The food is incredibly good, freshly prepared with finest ingredients and always plentiful. I'll be back again when Madre calls and it would never cross my mind to go elsewhere. I highly recommend New Life Ayahuasca.

Eternally Grateful

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I write this review with the utmost amazement, gratitude, and love in my heart for Jennae, Matt, and their two helpers Jake and Andy. What you do for others, and for yourselves, has moved me to tears many times since meeting you at New Life Ayahuasca. I am eternally grateful to each of you for making my experience unforgettable. Like most first-timers, I was nervous yet excited to drink Ayahuasca. I had been battling severe anxiety and hypochondria for months, and I was no longer OK with having my day run by such viruses of the mind. I had done enough psychedelics in the past, as well as research, and felt as though I experienced a gravitational pull to Ayahuasca during the several months leading up to my arrival at New Life. By my side for this adventure, like many other adventures, was my (now fiance who I proposed to at the retreat) Kat. I felt ready. We all later joked about how fairly easy it was to spot the others in the group at the airport based on clothing, mannerisms, and reading material. Once we met, the conversation flowed. I think we were all surprised with how open and transparent everyone was about why they had chosen to travel to Costa Rica to drink the mother’s milk. I couldn’t have been happier with the character, humor, sincerity, intelligence, and introspectiveness that prevailed throughout the group. When we all arrived at the actual property, we were all completely awestruck. Jennae and Matt gave us a tour around the house that sits atop a hill overlooking the mountains and ocean. It was absolutely stunning. Everything about the house was comfortable. The actual ceremony was beautiful, and the amount of care, attention to detail, passion, and love that went into it was incredible. We couldn’t say enough about Matt, the leader (or chaman) of the ceremony. He puts his heart and soul into each session, and how exhausted and spent he appeared each night was a testament to that effort. His singing was other-worldly, his guitar-playing inspirational, and his presence was very comforting. Throughout the week, we ate like royalty. The food, compliments of Andy, was gangbusters! Absolutely top-notch! Kat and I stuck strictly to the diet (la dieta) for 10 days prior to our trip, and didn’t cook nearly as well as Andy did for us. It made the experience even more enjoyable. We had access to the humungous pool, a yoga gym, a wealth of reading material, the most entertaining cats, WIFI, and plenty of land to traverse and explore. They even took us to a gorgeous beach the day after our first ceremony. Kambo (the poison from a tree frog) was another experience that was offered to us. It is a very intense yet rewarding ceremony during which Jennae administers a small amount of the neurotoxin to your left arm. A few seconds later and the effects begin. It is a challenging experience but highly worth it, as it is common to feel a higher level of mental clarity, less inflammation, and happier overall. During the kambo ceremony, Jennae is very informative, caring, and as calming as she is during the Ayahuasca ceremony. Overall, my experience was 10 / 10. Jennae and Matt run a very professional and comfortable retreat that I would recommend to anyone. Drinking Ayahuasca can be hard work, and for me, having Jennae, Jake, and Andy as caretakers (for when you can’t find your bucket in the dark haha), and Matt, who was like a real-life Gandalf guiding us through the spirit world, made this experience unforgettable. This life we live is an adventure, and drinking Ayahuasca at New Life just amplified it for me. If I was to drink Ayahuasca again, I wouldn’t think twice about returning to New Life.

Incredible Experience

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Where do I start, I had such a wonderful time at New Life Ayahuasca.. Matt, Jeanae, Andy & Jake are such wonderful people. Each are so unique but yet they all compliment each other and create this beautiful calming environment. THE FOOD was out of this world...the fact they don't use salt yet it was so tasty..wow! I love salt so I was so impressed. The ceremonies were so amazing too.. Matt is like part human part super human ha! Thank you so much guys ..I will never forget this time in my life.

Absolutely Perfect!!

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The absolutely perfect Ayahausca retreat, whether you are a first timer or have solid prior experience with the medicine/ceremonies. Matt & Jeanae are two beautiful souls who truly create a safe heaven for anyone looking for spiritual healing, they are there to help and guide guests in the warmest way possible. The facilities are gorgeous with privacy when you need it and the ability to totally wind down and focus on yourself. we are definitely coming back! Thank you to everyone during our stay we met who made our journey very special

5 stars!!

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New Life Ayahuasca is so amazing, I went there twice. I went alone 9 months ago and about 6 months ago I returned with three friends. Even to this very moment all I can say is WOW! Ayahuasca has stayed with me and has continued to teach me every day. To me, Ayahuasca ceremonies are a celebration of the union of humans and mother earth. One who's strength is determined only by your ability to submit to the universe and accept the guidance of this spirit. With practice you will find that you can also guide the spirit. It is this symbiotic relationship that makes Ayahuasca so special and effective at teaching us how to become better humans and how to take better care of each-other. Obviously, everyone's experience is unique, once you participate you will find out what Ayahuasca means to you. As you've probably discovered while researching the medicine, it is recommend that your first encounter with this nurturing and powerful creature needs to be done in a special place, with the right guidance. New Life Ayahuasca has both. The energy at the center is incredible. Ayahuasca was meant to be experienced here with these people. Matt and Jeanae are incredible people, their service is heartfelt and true. Witnessing their compassion and dedication to guiding others as you begin your relationship with Ayahuasca is truly inspiring. On top of that, the food and amenities are spot on. You stay in a private room with your own bathroom. Being in a safe and comfortable space was what allowed me to have such a deep experience. Since I am used to an urban environment, I don't think being immersed in the Peruvian jungle to drink Ayahuasca for the first time would have lead to such a strong experience. 5 Stars!!

Perfect!

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Upon arriving, I was struck by the natural beauty of the grounds, the cleanliness of the facilities, and the wonderful way everything was organized, all of which goes to creating a safe and loving environment. Small groups and an unhurried pace led to a very rewarding experience where there is plenty of time to relate to the other guests (half the fun!) and to have 'alone time' so you can contemplate and integrate new discoveries. Jeanae, Matt, and the rest of the staff do everything in their power to ensure a deeply positive and moving experience. The rest is up to you!

amazing and grateful

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Where do I start ? What an amazing experience, would have never thought I could find such peace in my heart as I did at New Life. Matt and Jeanae are the best of host and combined with the perfect location make for an amazing visit. My visions of peace and happiness will live in my heart and soul for the rest of my life. I urge you find yourself by finding New Life Ayauasca