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 Safety

Ayahuasca Safety

ayahuasca safety

New Life Ayahuasca’s top priority is to conduct safe spiritual ceremonies. Ayahuasca can be very safe when used properly. The primary risk involved in participating in ayahuasca ceremonies is contraindications with prescription medications and other drugs. Ayahuasca contains MAOIs and can thus have negative interactions with some medications or herbal supplements.

As a general rule, New Life Ayahuasca recommends that a participant be off of all medications or supplements and to follow the ayahuasca diet prior to arrival. NEVER STOP TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING WITH A DOCTOR.

Before making reservations to attend an ayahuasca retreat at our facility, we will conduct a brief medical screening. We do this with every potential participant to ensure the safety of our ceremonies.

Always follow the ayahuasca diet before participation in any ceremony.

If you have any questions about potential health risks or medications you are taking, please speak with our staff so we can determine if you can safely participate in ayahuasca ceremonies.

 

Psychological Conditions

Overall, ayahuasca is considered to have positive psychological effects on its users. However, there is the possibility of risk to ones psychological well being if ayahuasca is consumed by participants with certain psychological conditions. Those who suffer from schizophrenia or psychosis should not participate in ayahuasca ceremonies.

Physical Conditions

High blood pressure/cardiac conditions –  It is not recommended that anyone suffering from high blood pressure or cardiac conditions should consume ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is known to elevate blood pressure levels so those who already suffer from high blood pressure or cardiac conditions are at high risk for complications.

Extreme liver disease – Ayahuasca is processed through the liver so if an individual is in advanced stages of liver disease, the added stress could be potentially dangerous.

 

No Drugs 7 days prior to arrival-

Illegal or recreational drugs that are VERY dangerous to combine with MAOIs:

  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines (meth-, dex-, amphetamine), ephedrine, MDMA (Ecstasy), MDA, MDEA, PMA
  • Opiates (heroin, morphine, codeine and especially opium)
  • Dextromethorphan (DXM)
  • Nutmeg (at psycho-active levels)
  • Mescaline (any phenethylamine)
  • Barbiturates
  • Alcohol
  • Kratom
  • Kava
  • 5 MEO-DMT

 

 

Medications to Avoid

While it is advisable that no medications be consumed prior to ayahuasca participation so the body is free of outside chemicals and best able to process the medicine, some medications may be taken throughout the ayahuasca retreat. The following are a list of medications to avoid taking prior to participation. NOTE: NEVER STOP ANY MEDICATION WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING WITH YOUR DOCTOR.

  • other MAOIs
  • SSRI’s (any selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
  • antihypertensives (high blood pressure medicine)
  • appetite suppressants (diet pills)
  • medicine for asthma, bronchitis, or other breathing problems; antihistamines, medicines for colds, sinus problems, hay fever, or allergies (Actifed DM, Benadryl, Benylin, Chlor-Trimeton, Compoz, Bromarest-DM or -DX, Dimetane-DX cough syrup, Dristan Cold & Flu, Phenergan with Dextromethorphan, Robitussin-DM, Vicks Formula 44-D, several Tylenol cold, cough, and flu preparations, and many others — any drug containing dextromethorphan/ DXM or with DM, DX or Tuss in its name.)
  • CNS (central nervous system) depressants (xanax, ativan, etc)
  • vasodilators
  • barbiturates
  • alcohol

For a complete comprehensive list of medications to avoid and more information on Ayahuasca Safety  please click here.