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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 111 reviews
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From a First-Timer

★★★★★
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I went to New Life Ayahuasca having never traveled internationally by myself, didn’t know a single person and had never done any type of plant medicines. The entire experience was life changing! From the second I arrived, I felt my fears melt away. Matt and Jeanae welcomed all of us when we arrived and made us feel right at home. The house was amazing! It’s in a beautiful location, surrounded by nature. I saw monkeys, parrots and some other animals I didn’t even know existed. You get your own room and your own bathroom. This is perfect if you need a little alone time. Most of the other places don’t offer that and the ones that do, are expensive. The food was nutritious and really good. The ceremonies were beautiful, and they are held in a safe environment. Matt helped me prepare for the ceremonies and I felt like he really cared about helping and listening to me. That’s a big deal when you’re doing something that you’ve never done before. We got to do yoga with Jeanae, who is a wonderful teacher. I met some amazing people at New Life and I felt like we all connected. Everyone was so friendly and they were easy to talk to. The groups are a little smaller which in my opinion, is the way to go. Having experienced all that I did, I would have felt very overwhelmed if I was at a retreat with 10 +. I won’t speak much about the medicine because each experience is different for each person. My experience is hard to put into words. It’s been about a month and I’m discovering new things about life and myself every day. That may sound cliche, but it’s so true. I’m not the same person I was when I arrived, and I mean that in a good way. Going to New Life Ayahuasca was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My intuition guided me here and now I understand why. I highly recommend this place! I’ll be back for sure. Thank you Matt & Jeanae!

Feel the Love

★★★★★
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One of the most deep and profound experiences of my life. Matt is the real deal and an amazing healer. Jeanne is his perfect counterpart. From their delicious, farm to table, nutritious meals to their multiple plant medicine healing modalities, and amazing icaros, they work to massage away any emotional or physical difficulties that might be ailing you. They do so in such a grounded and wholesome way. The love and warmth is palpable. I left brighter, happier and more connected to nature and the cosmos.

Follow-Up Review

★★★★★
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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.
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Ayahuasca and Iboga Retreat


Ayahuasca and Iboga Retreat

Two sacred medicines in one healing program

New Life Ayahuasca is the first center in Costa Rica, and one of only a few in the world that offers both sacred medicines ayahuasca and iboga together in a single program. We feel that each medicine offers something unique that contributes to overall well being. Through out the years of working with ayahuasca and iboga we have seen a wide range of reactions to the experiences. Some people connect more with one medicine over another. Since it is impossible for us to predict which medicine will be most beneficial for any particular person, we created our 2 week program with both.  Iboga centers exist all over the world and most ayahuasca centers are in Peru but almost none offer both. New Life Ayahuasca offers the convenience of having a program with ayahuasca and iboga, offering each participant an rare opportunity to experience both medicines in one location for maximum benefit.

Duality and Balance

Duality is so important in regard to healing. You can not have light without darkness. We must learn to embrace both the positive and the negative to really know our whole selves and grow which is what makes our joint program so effective. Ayahuasca and Iboga have such duality that it creates balance. Iboga is largely recognizes as a masculine energy while ayahuasca is feminine. The balance of male and female energies helps bring balance into our psychological state. Iboga is said to be stern while ayahuasca is soft. Ayahuasca is said to be external while iboga is said to be internal.

Iboga Ceremonies

Our iboga ceremonies incorporate elements of Bwiti, the spiritual practice that has surrounded traditional iboga use for centuries. The process with iboga spans the course of several days and involves many smaller preparatory ceremonies that lead up to the large dose. We try to include these rituals to honor and respect the medicine. In 2017 owners Jeanae and Matt traveled to Gabon where Matt underwent a full initiation and then the two were married in a Bwiti ceremony.

Ayahuasca Ceremonies

Our ayahuasca ceremonies are let by Owner Matthew Mormello. He has been traveling to Peru for the last 2 years to complete diets and learn more about traditional ayahuasca use.  Matt’s intentions and passion in his work are unparalleled. There is no question of his integrity and his sincerity in his mission to help others. His presence during ceremony is strong and grounding. Matt sings Icaros, plays the Gong, Tibetan Singing bowl and guitar to help guide the participants’ experience.

Iboga Safety

New Life Iboga places the safety of our guests as our highest priority. We offer ceremonies based on traditional iboga use while applying a western medical approach. We require all patients to complete medical screening to be certain ibogaine treatment can be safely administered. Based on the answers to these questions, we will determine what tests need to be done to determine if an individual is a candidate for ibogaine treatment. These tests always include blood work and an EKG.

 

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