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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 109 reviews
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This is my second review of New Life Ayahuasca. NLA is a wonderful and at times a magical place. Those of you who have never taken the medicine might roll your eyes at my use of the term ‘magical’. That’s OK, just try it and see. Matt and Jeanae have created a safe and caring environment in which one can grow. For those who hear the call of Ayahuasca, the medicine can bring about amazing personal transformations. I am not the same man who first went to New Life a year and a half ago. Then, I was a damaged man who was haunted by a a rough childhood. I was prone to depression and quick to take offense. While I was good at my job, I wasn’t well liked because of my quick temper. Now, after three retreats, I am a changed man. My baseline is ‘happy’ and I nearly always feel content, which is not something most people can say these days. I am much less into myself and I care more about others, especially my family. I am less combative, more creative, and have an easier time seeing other people’s points of view. I feel lucky to be me and I feel gratitude every day. As a result, people like me much more which, of course makes me happier. It is a virtuous cycle. On an objective level, my EQ score has improved dramatically. Of course, this is just my experience. I cannot know what Ayahuasca will do for you. For me, though, it has changed my life – dramatically – and for the better.

Down to earth while out of this world

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Matt and Janae were amazing hosts. Very warm and genuine without being over the top. Matt is an awesome guide who continues to master his craft. Setting and scenery were amazing. And I couldn't forget to mention Jake and Andy who were icing on the cake. I'm sure we'll be seeing each other again.

Thanks you for this experience

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The most beautiful and useful experience I’ve done for myself. I will definitely return for all the beautiful things: the space, the hosts and the outcome. Janae & Matt are amazing persons and always there for you when you need them. See you soon new life!
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Ayahuasca Ceremonies


AYAHUASCA CEREMONIES

Ceremonies play a huge role in how one experiences ayahuasca. At New Life Ayahuasca, we try to provide authentic ayahuasca ceremonies that guide an individual through the ayahuasca experience.

Preparation-

IMG_20150915_110104Before an ayahuasca ceremony it is important to prepare yourself for you upcoming experience both physically and mentally. Physical preparation includes fasting (lunch will be provided but dinner is skipped) the day of ceremony so your stomach is empty of contents allowing the ayahuasca to work best. Mental preparation includes meditation, prayer, abstinence from electronic devices for at least 6 hours prior to ceremony, and focusing on your intentions for this profound experience.

To assist in the mental preparation for ceremony, we perform bucket and bath ceremonies. The bucket ceremony is to help focus intentions  for the upcoming ayahuasca ceremony and the spiritual bath ceremony is a cleansing process to enter into the experience with a purified sense of self.

 

Ayahuasca Ceremony –

ayahuasca ceremonyThe ceremony will begin with some rituals to help clean the energies of our space, to clear the individual of any negative energies, to rid the individual of ego, and for protection. We will tell the participants a little about what to expect, how to handle uncomfortable moments, and offer other guidance about the night. Once this is complete, we will begin giving each person their dose of ayahuasca brew. New Life Ayahuasca uses hand made medicine free of fillers or additives.

Once dosing is complete, we will sit in silence together for about 30-45 minutes while the ayahuasca begins to take effect. From there, Matt will begin to play the gong and sing Icaros to help guide the ceremony. At the end of the evening, Matt will blow smoke on each individual and bring the ceremony to a close.  Ceremonies also include the use of mapacho, sage, palo santo, copal and florida water.

We usually start ceremonies around 7pm and they typically last around 4 hours. At the end of each ceremony participants are welcome to sleep in the ceremonial space or return to their rooms. If weather permits, we also have a bonfire at the end of the night.

Post Ceremony-

The day following ayahuasca ceremonies starts slow, with most people sleeping into the afternoon and recovering from the previous night. Regular meals will be prepared and served. Most people are anxious to share their experiences and insights and once everyone is awake, most guests sit together and discuss their visions, their experiences and the impact it has had. Some days we also have activities scheduled including a trip to the waterfall/beach or massages.