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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 65 reviews
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Exactly what I needed

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I was very impressed with what Matt and Jeanae have put together at New Life. Bring your camera! The property is incredible with hiking trails and lots to explore, the food is superb and left my belly happy the entire trip, and the ceremonies were very well organized and intimate. Matt's icaros are out of this world, and some of the songs from ceremony are still ringing in my head a week later :) The small group sizes were one of the things that drew me into New Life, and I wasn't disappointed. I had a great time getting to know the other people in my group and sharing our experiences. Everyone helped me interpret and understand my visions, including Matt, Jeanae, Andy (our amazing chef), and the wonderful souls I drank with in ceremony. The medicine is very potent, and being my first experience with Ayahuasca I'm glad I chose a place that was able to provide this with a feeling of safety and comfortability. The massage was wonderful and the day-trip to the waterfall was a perfect way to spend our day off between ceremonies. Matt and Jeanae are very genuine individuals that do their best to provide a safe and transformative journey for each of their guests. The retreat left me with a greater love and appreciation for myself. Now at home, I have a newfound motivation/inspiration to live a more productive life. If you feel a calling from the medicine, the 5-day retreat is a great affordable option for your first journey!

An Amazing Place

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New Life Ayahausca is located a comfortable drive from San Jose Airport in a secluded farming area. The vistas and the property is absolutely stunning. I appreciated the comfortable surroundings of the facility, it exceeded any expectation I had. It was more like a 5 star resort. The facilitators, Matt and Jeanae, are wonderful souls;they exude a delightful kindness and compassion to all their guests. There is no doubt that they've been called by the spirit to provide healing to those that seek out Mother Aya. Matt sings icaros throughout ceremony and they are very powerful and healing. The food is incredibly good, freshly prepared with finest ingredients and always plentiful. I'll be back again when Madre calls and it would never cross my mind to go elsewhere. I highly recommend New Life Ayahuasca.

Eternally Grateful

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I write this review with the utmost amazement, gratitude, and love in my heart for Jennae, Matt, and their two helpers Jake and Andy. What you do for others, and for yourselves, has moved me to tears many times since meeting you at New Life Ayahuasca. I am eternally grateful to each of you for making my experience unforgettable. Like most first-timers, I was nervous yet excited to drink Ayahuasca. I had been battling severe anxiety and hypochondria for months, and I was no longer OK with having my day run by such viruses of the mind. I had done enough psychedelics in the past, as well as research, and felt as though I experienced a gravitational pull to Ayahuasca during the several months leading up to my arrival at New Life. By my side for this adventure, like many other adventures, was my (now fiance who I proposed to at the retreat) Kat. I felt ready. We all later joked about how fairly easy it was to spot the others in the group at the airport based on clothing, mannerisms, and reading material. Once we met, the conversation flowed. I think we were all surprised with how open and transparent everyone was about why they had chosen to travel to Costa Rica to drink the mother’s milk. I couldn’t have been happier with the character, humor, sincerity, intelligence, and introspectiveness that prevailed throughout the group. When we all arrived at the actual property, we were all completely awestruck. Jennae and Matt gave us a tour around the house that sits atop a hill overlooking the mountains and ocean. It was absolutely stunning. Everything about the house was comfortable. The actual ceremony was beautiful, and the amount of care, attention to detail, passion, and love that went into it was incredible. We couldn’t say enough about Matt, the leader (or chaman) of the ceremony. He puts his heart and soul into each session, and how exhausted and spent he appeared each night was a testament to that effort. His singing was other-worldly, his guitar-playing inspirational, and his presence was very comforting. Throughout the week, we ate like royalty. The food, compliments of Andy, was gangbusters! Absolutely top-notch! Kat and I stuck strictly to the diet (la dieta) for 10 days prior to our trip, and didn’t cook nearly as well as Andy did for us. It made the experience even more enjoyable. We had access to the humungous pool, a yoga gym, a wealth of reading material, the most entertaining cats, WIFI, and plenty of land to traverse and explore. They even took us to a gorgeous beach the day after our first ceremony. Kambo (the poison from a tree frog) was another experience that was offered to us. It is a very intense yet rewarding ceremony during which Jennae administers a small amount of the neurotoxin to your left arm. A few seconds later and the effects begin. It is a challenging experience but highly worth it, as it is common to feel a higher level of mental clarity, less inflammation, and happier overall. During the kambo ceremony, Jennae is very informative, caring, and as calming as she is during the Ayahuasca ceremony. Overall, my experience was 10 / 10. Jennae and Matt run a very professional and comfortable retreat that I would recommend to anyone. Drinking Ayahuasca can be hard work, and for me, having Jennae, Jake, and Andy as caretakers (for when you can’t find your bucket in the dark haha), and Matt, who was like a real-life Gandalf guiding us through the spirit world, made this experience unforgettable. This life we live is an adventure, and drinking Ayahuasca at New Life just amplified it for me. If I was to drink Ayahuasca again, I wouldn’t think twice about returning to New Life.
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Ayahuasca Retreats Costa Rica

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Ayahuasca Retreats Costa Rica

     New Life Ayahuasca offers 5 and 7 day ayahuasca retreats in Costa Rica to experience this sacred plant medicine. We work to provide a safe spiritual environment that promotes healing during you stay. Our staff has felt the profound effects of this medicine and have made it our mission to help others on their journey to spiritual and personal healing through an ayahuasca experience.

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Stepping into our facility

Ayahuasca retreats can be beneficial for all people. Regardless of an individuals background or history of spiritual/religious beliefs, an ayahuasca experience can bring about intense emotions and revelations that can lead to a better life. The only thing you need is an open mind and the desire to have an experience that can enhance spirituality and awareness of life and all that surrounds us.

 

Read an article from our blog on the 6 most common benefits reported by participants after an ayahuasca experience. Ayahuasca Benefits
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Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica can change your perception of life and all that exists. Many users report a renewed vigor for life and appreciation for nature and the ways in which all things are connected. In recent years, use of ayahuasca has been researched for treating depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction because of the ways it can alter perceptions of reality. This shift in perception allows for the opportunity of reflecting on past experiences/traumas/histories in a different light and from a place of peace.

The ayahuasca experience at New Life Ayahuasca is not your typical jungle ayahuasca retreat. Our beautiful facility offers all the modern comforts the Western world is accustomed to.  All guest rooms are private with their own attached bathroom. All bathrooms are equipped with hot water and we provide laundry services. We have WiFi and cable (although use of electronics is prohibited 12 hrs prior to ceremonies) and a large indoor pool, gym and hot tub. All meals provided follow the ayahuasca diet.

To maximize healing during your ayahuasca retreat Costa Rica, we offer a variety of therapies including Yoga and massage. One free massage session is included in the retreat package. We hope these additional therapies will make your retreat a powerful healing experience.

Our facility in San Ramon is an hour from the airport. We provide complimentary pick up from SJO International Airport. The cost of return transportation is the responsibility of the guest, however, we are happy to arrange for cabs or drop participants off at the bus station. We limit our ayahuasca retreat to 8 guests per week so we can provide individualized attention and support.

 

Matthew Mormello, our founder and owner, leads all of our ayahuasca retreat ceremonies. Matt has been involved with plant medicine since 2010, first working with iboga(ine) in New York and Costa Rica. Over the last 2 years he has transitioned his focus from ibogaine therapy to ayahuasca retreats. He has participated in hundreds of ceremonies and has evolved into a strong and compassionate ceremonial facilitator. He strives to create a safe healing environment for all our participants. More Info

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We pride ourselves on the services we provide and making each ayahuasca experience memorable and fulfilling. At New Life Ayahuasca we understand that ayahuasca retreats can be intimidating and some nervousness is completely normal for first time participants. It is very important to us to make you feel comfortable, safe and secure in our ceremonial environment and offer additional therapies to maximize personal healing during your stay with us. Check out our video testimonials and reviews from past ayahuasca retreat guests.

New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 65 reviews
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OUR AYAHUASCA EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies

1 Massage

Yoga

All Ayahuasca Dieta Meals

Private Room and Bath

Complete access to Pool & Spa

Off-site Activity

Airport Pick-up 11am – 1pm

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