Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica 215.310.1250

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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 115 reviews
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Amazing!

★★★★★
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After spending a week here at the retreat all I can say is that I had an amazing time. The food was very high quality, fresh and interesting and following the correct diet needed. The property is stunning with large clean areas inside and out to mingle with other guests or the private rooms with private bathrooms and large and airy and very comfortable. There is hiking trails, a large swimming pool and hot ub which were very nice. The ceremony’s were very good, strong medicine and done in an authentic way as is done in Peru. My first time drinking Ayahuascha and I definitely picked the right place, only 8 people per ceremony which is perfect for what I wanted. The owners Matt and Jeanae were very friendly and helpful with everything and a big shout out to Drew who helps out, had some great chats with him and he’s very funny

Great for First Timers

★★★★★
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My wife and I recently had the pleasure of spending five days with Matt and Jeanae at New Life Ayahuasca. This was our first experience with ayahuasca. In my opinion, I couldn't have found a better place to experience our first set of ayahuasca journeys. Matt is a great shaman that guided me through one of the most meaningful introspective journeys of my life. This is a memory that I will always cherish and I owe him and his wife my thanks. Additionally, I was fortunate to go through this journey with a small group of other people also attending. My wife and I formed strong bonds with these people as we went through our own personal journeys as a group. It was great to be able to reflect on what we each learned through the rituals and to support each other. I look forward to returning to NLA when the time is right.

Best Healing Experience Ever

★★★★★
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I hardly know where to start … Everything about my trip to New Life Iboga / Ayahuasca in Costa Rica was wonderful from the medicines, the location/property, the hosts, the food, the cats, it was all amazing! Jeanae and Matt are phenomenal hosts and wonderful cooks. The house was large, clean, and had great views. The room they provided to me was perfect for my two weeks stay. The food was great - I’m a foodie – and I loved all the fresh, healthy home cooked meals they made! The trails around the property had beautiful views and I was able to see beautiful wildlife like the Blue Morpho Cota Rican butterfly and monkeys! For several years I had contemplated participating in taking iboga for spiritual healing reasons. This past year my life brought some major life challenges that propelled me forward in taking the leap to try both iboga and ayahuasca – and I also had Kamboo to make it a trifecta of healing medicines! And Oh Boy - I am so glad that I did! It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! The journey changed my life and continues to positively change my life. I had researched several centers to visit, but I am so glad I decided to go down this journey at New Life Iboga /Ayahuasca. I hope to one day return and participate in more Ayahuasca ceremonies! I know one day I will re-enter the Ayahuasca world again! Going through the Ayahuasca in the first week really helped strip away my ego and open me up to heal on a deeper level. Some of my questions were answered through Ayahuasca, but Iboga showed me some deep-rooted parts of myself that needed to be addressed. Jeanae and Matt helped facilitate the interpretation of my visions and experiences by having me work with therapist Brian Murphy. Brian was great and very insightful. I am very grateful for this to be part of the experience. The ceremonies that Jeanae and Matt conducted were great. They both played instruments and put their heart and soul into the experience. For the Iboga ceremony they had a small community of friends that participated which enrichened the experience. After going through this journey, and returning to the states, I had the most amazing sense and feeling of peace that I have never had before. It has taken work to continue this sense of peace, but now I know it - so it is easier to return to this peace. A million Thank Yous to Jeanae and Matt for all that you did for me and continue to do for others! You are truly a blessing to this earth! One of the visions I had during iboga was seeing Jeanae and Matt being given to the earth as gifts from the gods! Thank you again for everything! I pray that all the good you are doing comes back to you a million fold. And I pray all your wishes and dreams will come true – I know they will:) Much love and blessings to you:)
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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.

 

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)
  • Artificial Sugars or Sweeteners
  • Red Meat (Chicken okay)
  • Pork
  • Animal Fats
  • All Fermented foods
  • Dairy Products (Eggs okay)
  • Caffeine (coffee/tea are okay in moderation no cream or sugar)
  • Hot spices/peppers
  • Processed Foods
  • Fried Foods

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.