Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica 215.310.1250

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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 88 reviews
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5 Million Stars!!!

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I'm super grateful that I had an oppurtunity to go to Costa Rica to New Life Retreat. I was very nervous, but Matt and Jeanae made me feel safe and comfortable. My personal experience was challenging, but Matt and Jeanae were very supportive and comforting throughout my whole stay. The experience taught me a lot about myself, and I made some new friends. I would highly recommend New Life. If you are looking for a safe welcoming environment, this is definitely the place for you! Peace & Love!

Best place in the world!

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After drinking ayahuasca five times in two different places and not feeling much , I finally had my very powerful and profund experience during this wonderful retreat...the quality of the brew is very good and the way Matt leads the ceremony is fantastic...no way you will leave this place without having an ayahuasca experience... When I booked this retreat I thought it was a little bit expensive compared to some you can find in the Amazon rainforest but when I left I felt like I should have paid more....the location is astonishing , the house is amazing and you will have your huge single room...the food Jeanae cooks is fantastic (and I am italian) and you will have yoga class and one good massage... I am going back 100%

Best Decision I eEver Made

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If you are nervous about doing Ayahuasca for the first time - New Life is the place to do it! Matt and Jeanae are so comforting and will put your mind at ease. Jeanae is so warm and will help you with whatever you need during the ceremony while Matt provides the most transforming experience. They are a great team!
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Ayahuasca Diet

Ayahuasca Diet

Before drinking ayahuasca, it is important to follow the ayahuasca diet for a week prior to participation. The ayahuasca diet includes food restrictions, medication restrictions and abstinence from sex, drugs and alcohol. This is to reduce any negative interactions with the MAOI’s found in the ayahuasca brew. Certain prescription medications can have potentially dangerous interactions with MAOI’s, so it is very important that aspect of the diet is strictly adhered to. Food interactions with ayahuasca are not as serious as interactions with medications, but they can still cause discomfort. Foods high in tyramine are the most important foods to be avoided. New Life Ayahuasca requires all participants to adhere to the ayahuasca diet prior to arrival.

ayahuasca dietThe diet, however, does not have to be bland or monotonous. We try to provide a variety of meals that adhere to the diet but are still full of nutrition and flavor. Examples of the meals we serve can be viewed on our Meals page.

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Ayahuasca Dieta

In the jungle they refer to this as the ayahuasca dieta. This dieta is not just about avoiding certain foods but is about discipline, sacrifice and commitment. Many of the foods that are restricted on the extensive ayahuasca diet list aren’t readily available to those living in the jungle and therefor not an issue of concern. The ayahuasca dieta restrictions are in place to help cleanse the body so the plant medicine can work most efficiently. The dieta restricts many spices, salt and pepper. It also includes abstinence from sex and sexual activity. The idea is that the blandness of food and the lack of sexual stimulation or excitement can help heighten sensitivity to the ayahuasca spirit.

Following the ayahuasca dieta is about respect. Respect for this sacred plant medicine, respect for the plant spirit, and respect for yourself.

DIET

Restricted for 7 days prior to arrival-

 

  • Drug Use – includes prescription drugs and recreational drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Sex or Sexual Activity

 

Restricted for 3 days prior to arrival-

  • Salt (fine in moderation)
  • Sugars or Artificial Sweeteners
  • Red Meat
  • Pork
  • Animal Fats
  • All Fermented foods
  • Dairy Products
  • Aged cheeses
  • Caffeine (sodas – coffee okay in moderation no cream or sugar)
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Hot spices/peppers
  • Processed Foods
  • Fried Foods
  • Soy sauce
  • Fava Beans
  • Miso soup (contains fermented bean curd)
  • Sauerkraut
  • Over-ripe fruits or dried fruits

The diet is implemented for spiritual discipline. Please eat smart and healthy. All meals provided by New Life Ayahuasca will adhere to all ayahuasca diet restrictions.

Some information provided by AyaAdvisor.

 

For more information on ayahuasca interactions with medications, please visit our Safety page.