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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DMT – Dimethyltryptamine

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What is Dimethyltryptamin?

DMT or Dimethyltryptamine, is a psychedelic compound of the tryptamine family along with Psilocin (the active ingredient in ‘magic mushrooms’). Its hallucinogenic properties often produce extreme spiritual and euphoric experiences. Smoking is the most common route of DMT administration and typically lasts 5-20 minutes with users typically feeling the effects within the first 45 seconds and peaking after about 2 minutes.  DMT, whether smoked or ingested through ayahuasca, is reported by many to have life-changing effects. Many credit this amazing compound for relieving anxiety, depression, addiction and other physical diseases. It is also interesting to note how similar the Dimethyltryptamin molecule is to Seretonin – a neurotransmitter which contributes to feelings of well-being and happiness. It has even earned the nickname ‘the spirit molecule’ thanks to the book and documentary of the same name. The evidence of the healing capabilities of DMT are irrefutable thanks to much modern scientific research on the compound.

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Ayahuasca and DMT

What do ayahuasca and DMT have in common? DMT is the active ingredient in ayahuasca brew, and what allows for the intense visionary experience of the sacred medicine. DMT is naturally occurring in chacruna  – an essential ingredient to ayahuasca. But these plants need to be combined with b. cappi to complete the brew. B cappi, better known as the ayahausca vine or vine of the souls, contains MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) that allow the compound to be orally active. ‘Without an MAOI, the body quickly metabolizes orally administered DMT, and it therefore has no hallucinogenic effect unless the dose exceeds monoamine oxidase’s metabolic capacity.’ (Wikipedia) This means the visionary state can last for 4-6 hours compared to the 5-15 minutes when smoking Dimethyltryptamin (smoking, injecting or vaporizing can produce a short visionary experience as the compound is able to reach the brain before it can be metabolized by the body’s natural MAOs . Both plants are required in the brew to create a visionary experience, leading many scientist and researchers to wonder how the indigenous people of the Amazonian area were able to obtain the complex knowledge of how to prepare ayahuasca.

For a first time user of DMT, the experience can be overwhelming, as everything seems to happen so quickly as it has a very rapid onset, and before you even have time to realize it you are transported to an entirely different mindset. Many report the sensation of ‘flying through space’. Ayahuasca use allows you to gradually enter a space where you have time to get familiar with the medicine, navigate the space and acquire knowledge by either direct communication or divination for the spirit of ayahuasca.

Spirit Molecule

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DMT visions

Many are familiar with DMT from the book or documentary, The Spirit Molcule. ‘In 1990, Dr. Rick Strassman administered 400 doses of the highly psychedelic compound Dimethyltryptamin to 60 volunteers at the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine in Albuqerque. During their brief 10-to-30-minute journeys, participants reported fantastical tales of having their consciousness rocketed out of their bodies across the universe, experiencing near-death encounters, contacting otherworldly beings, and accessing mystical dimensions that were both enlightening and heavenly, as well as hellish and haunting.’ (Huffingpost) It is called the ‘Spirit Molecule’ because of the intensely spiritual visionary experiences reported by participants of studies and the countless personal testimonies of both DMT and ayahuasca users.