Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica 215.310.1250

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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 71 reviews
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An incredible experience

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I run my own startup in Japan and decided to make a trip out to Costa Rica to try ayahuasca. Mainly out of curiosity, and some personal-development issues I wanted to work on. This was my first ayahuasca experience. Everything I read beforehand pointed to he importance of putting yourself in a great environment (especially the first time) and with a shaman or guide that you can trust. I was super happy with the experience at New Life. I can personally vouch for both Matt and Jeanea who run it — they are wonderful people and have a beautiful, secluded retreat. You're surrounded with a small group of like-minded people so it's intimate, but you don't have to socialize the whole time and can enjoy a lot of quiet/personal space. Also, there is a badass swimming pool and some of the best cooking I have ever had. Honestly, I would pay to stay at their place even if they didn’t have ayahuasca — it’s that good. A little bit more about the actual trip: Taking ayahuasca isn’t some tourist attraction like seeing the Eiffel Tower or visiting the petting zoo— this is the real deal. It isn’t even like a fun mushroom trip. It’s a lot more difficult than that, but it can be very eye-opening. I definitely recommend having an "intention" or point of focus for each ceremony is highly recommended so you can have maintain a sense of purpose. Ayahuasca will transport your mind to a whole different dimension, make you think you’re a tree frog, and kill your ego 1000 times over. It will crush you and bring you back to life. Really, it will put you through the gauntlet, but it's well worth it. Can't wait to make another trip out in a year from now. :)

Incredible experience thanks to NLA

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Jeanae and Matt were fantastic hosts, the food was excellent, preparations were very thorough, the facility was beautiful and relaxing & Matt was fantastic at leading the ceremony. (I was blown away by his shamanic ability) "Trying to explain Ayahuasca to someone is like: a cat momentarily entering a human's body, then attempting to explain that experience to another cat via meows and paw gestures." (Something a friend at NLA said to me) If you've never done Ayahuasca, you really have no idea what to expect. If you have done Ayahuasca, you still don't fully know what to expect. You might have some control of the trip, you might have no control whatsoever. What you can control is the setting, and (at least for me,) the setting will greatly influence how meaningful, worthwhile and comfortable the trip will be. I can't think of a better setting than NLA. During the beautiful yet terrifying and incredibly trying experience of a full-on Ayahuasca trip, it was very helpful to remember where I was and who was looking out for me in those moments when I was able to come up for a brief breath of reality.

Amazing and relaxing time!

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I was very comfortable in all ways, I was able to relax and focus on myself. Jeanae and Matt were very caring, welcoming and friendly. The place, people and environment was beautiful. I wouldn't change anything about my experience. I am overjoyed that I got to spend my first experience with Jeanae and Matt. They answered any questions I had and made the entire experience enjoyable and fulfilling.
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About Us – New Life Ayahuasca

It is always important to thouroughly research ayahuasca retreat facilities before choosing the one that is right for you. We want you to feel comfortable and safe with us during your retreat and want to provide all the information possible for you to get to know us before your arrival in Costa Rica.

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WHO WE ARE –

New Life Ayahuasca was founded by Matt Mormello and Jeanae White, who came to Costa Rica to get ibogaine treatment for opiate dependencies. After their treatments, they rededicated thier lives to helping others and exploring the healing powers of plant medicine. After ibogaine, they continued their journey of personal healing with ayahuasca ceremonies. Changed by the powerful medicine, they continued to participate and assist in ayahuasca ceremonies. Seeing the transformative power ayahuasca has, they pursued their dream of opening an ayahuasca retreat facility.

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STAFF-

Get to know our Staff at New Life Ayahuasca. Our mission is to make your stay at our facility a healing experience where you can experience personal growth and strong spiritual connections. We are always here to help.

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WHERE WE ARE – Why Costa Rica?

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Sunrise at our facility

Costa Rica has the perfect weather and laid back atmosphere for an individual seeking to expand and enhance their spirituality and connections to life. We are located in San Ramon, about an hour from the capitol of San Jose and SJO airport.  Our faciliy is situated on 20 acres of land filled with lush vegetation and multiple fruit trees. We harvest the fruit which is available during our breakfast buffets and throughout the day.  Unlike the United States, ayahuasca is not illegal in Costa Rica, allowing us to provide safe spiritual ceremonies.

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NEW LIFE IBOGA –

Please visit New Life Iboga for more info on ibogaine therapy.