Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica 215.310.1250

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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 74 reviews
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Mother Nature

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Words will never do justice to what I experienced here. Our group, Matt and Jeanae, other people around the house who swinged by, the cats and the whole land there was soul awakening. Mother nature is beyond powerful. She's eternal and beautiful and if you allow yourself to truly let go, you will meet our Great Mother Spirit. Thankful.

So amazing!!

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I had such an amazing week at NLA. Matt and Jeanea are beyond cool. I was deeply moved by the Ayahuasca and meeting such great people. Huge respect for NLA!

exceeded all of my expectations!

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I had been looking into ayahuasca retreats for quite some time prior to booking this trip. When i found new life i was intrigued by the small group size as well as the private room and large property. I was very happy to discover the rooms were spread out, very clean, had new mattresses and private bathrooms. The layout of the facility, as well as the way the week is planned allows for a lot of privacy and personal time, if you desire it. The food is delicious! Jeanae makes everything fresh and is very accommodating to specific diet restrictions. For me, they were the perfect hosts. Approachable, but not intrusive. Matt is very gifted in his craft. I came to deal with issues I had been carrying for decades and feel as though i received everything i asked for and more. The easiest way to explain it is i feel as though someone hit the reset button on my life. New life is such a fitting name for this beautiful place, because for me that is exactly what it gave me. Thank you, to both of you for doing what you do for others. I will never forget this experience and am forever grateful.
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Ayahuasca Shaman

Ayahuasca Shaman

Role of Shamans-

Ayahuasca shamans, or an ayahuasca guide, play an important role in ayahuasca ceremonies. For thousands of years, ayahuasca has been used by natives of the Amazonian area of South Peru in a ritualistic and ceremonial setting. The purpose of ayahuasca use is primarily healing and spiritual communication. Ayahuasca shamans have a great deal of experience with the medicine, both in their own experiences with the sacred medicine and in helping others through their experiences.

Our Ayahuasca Guide –

Matthew Mormello, our founder and director, got involved with plant medicine in 2010. He acts as our ayahuasca guide for all retreats unless we have a visiting shaman scheduled.

Ever since Matt was introduced to ayahuasca through an episode on National Geographic, he was immediately drawn to the sacred medicine. He told himself, “This is it, this is what i have to do.” But first, his path led him to the world of ibogaine, which he was treated with in 2011 on HBO’s VICE TV. After his treatment, he stayed involved by learning the spiritual aspects of Bwiti, which uses iboga as a sacrament, and participated in ceremonies until 2013, when he came to Costa Rica and began working more intimately with iboga at a treatment facility.

At the same time he arrived in Costa Rica, Matt started getting involved with ayahuasca. Over the following 2 years, he participated in many ceremonies, traveled to Peru, eagerly consuming any information he could find or be taught about the sacred medicine ayahuasca. Now he has participated in hundreds of ceremonies and has evolved in his own rite as a ceremonial facilitator. His presence during ceremony is strong and grounding, and his Icaros and unique way of playing a Tibetan signing bowl help guide the participants’ experience.

 

Read more about Matt’s story – his history battling addiction, how he came to discover ibogaine and ayahuasca, his continued sobriety and how he was able to realize his dream by opening New Life Ayahuasca.Read More

Matt would never call himself a Shaman, as he feels he has much more to learn and his whole life to discover more about ayahuasca and the ceremonies surrounding its use; he would refer to himself as an ayahuasca guide . Matt’s intentions and passion in his work are unparalleled. When researching ayahuasca, there are many warnings about false ayahuasca shamans and scams. While Matt may not be a Shaman (yet) there is no question of his integrity and his sincerity in his mission to help others.

Matt performs rituals for protection and cleansing prior to ayahuascaconsumption and contributes to the live music performed during ceremony.  New Life Ayahuasca limits spacing for ayahuasca retreats to 6 so that Matt is able to give each person the individualized attention they deserve during such a profound experience.

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