Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica 215.310.1250

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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 105 reviews
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Phenomenal Experience!

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I strongly suggest this to be the only option for participating in ceremonies. Set and setting are extremely important. The facilities and staff are extremely professional with the best personalities. They are some of my favorite people after visiting. The best place for a positive and safe time to enhance all areas of your life. I've never been able to fully relax and overcome anxiety until my visit there. Thank you!

MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE

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Matt and Jeanae are great their warmth really made me feel at home.. They have big hearts and are really caring I was glad to be in their hands during this life transforming experience:D

Wish I was still there!

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I read many NLA reviews before attending a retreat, and I noticed the word "magical" being used a lot. Well, by the end of the retreat, "magical" was indeed the most fitting description! This was my first experience with ayahuasca, and I can't say enough about the high degree of comfort, well being, and safety I felt. That is all because of Matt and Jeanae, and the safe space they have created for everyone to enjoy. Everything flowed so nicely. The property is absolutely gorgeous with cool mountain breezes and spectacular views. The ceremonies were better than I had imagined - full of wonderful music that could be felt reverberating through my body. The food was amazing, and I came to love and honor all the other guests. We had great conversations, but also I had plenty of alone time, and the most comfortable, private room to enjoy. I could go on and on, but will sum up by stating you won’t go wrong with NLA! Thanks Matt and Jeanae! I hope to visit again soon!
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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.