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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 115 reviews
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Amazing!

★★★★★
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After spending a week here at the retreat all I can say is that I had an amazing time. The food was very high quality, fresh and interesting and following the correct diet needed. The property is stunning with large clean areas inside and out to mingle with other guests or the private rooms with private bathrooms and large and airy and very comfortable. There is hiking trails, a large swimming pool and hot ub which were very nice. The ceremony’s were very good, strong medicine and done in an authentic way as is done in Peru. My first time drinking Ayahuascha and I definitely picked the right place, only 8 people per ceremony which is perfect for what I wanted. The owners Matt and Jeanae were very friendly and helpful with everything and a big shout out to Drew who helps out, had some great chats with him and he’s very funny

Great for First Timers

★★★★★
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My wife and I recently had the pleasure of spending five days with Matt and Jeanae at New Life Ayahuasca. This was our first experience with ayahuasca. In my opinion, I couldn't have found a better place to experience our first set of ayahuasca journeys. Matt is a great shaman that guided me through one of the most meaningful introspective journeys of my life. This is a memory that I will always cherish and I owe him and his wife my thanks. Additionally, I was fortunate to go through this journey with a small group of other people also attending. My wife and I formed strong bonds with these people as we went through our own personal journeys as a group. It was great to be able to reflect on what we each learned through the rituals and to support each other. I look forward to returning to NLA when the time is right.

Best Healing Experience Ever

★★★★★
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I hardly know where to start … Everything about my trip to New Life Iboga / Ayahuasca in Costa Rica was wonderful from the medicines, the location/property, the hosts, the food, the cats, it was all amazing! Jeanae and Matt are phenomenal hosts and wonderful cooks. The house was large, clean, and had great views. The room they provided to me was perfect for my two weeks stay. The food was great - I’m a foodie – and I loved all the fresh, healthy home cooked meals they made! The trails around the property had beautiful views and I was able to see beautiful wildlife like the Blue Morpho Cota Rican butterfly and monkeys! For several years I had contemplated participating in taking iboga for spiritual healing reasons. This past year my life brought some major life challenges that propelled me forward in taking the leap to try both iboga and ayahuasca – and I also had Kamboo to make it a trifecta of healing medicines! And Oh Boy - I am so glad that I did! It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! The journey changed my life and continues to positively change my life. I had researched several centers to visit, but I am so glad I decided to go down this journey at New Life Iboga /Ayahuasca. I hope to one day return and participate in more Ayahuasca ceremonies! I know one day I will re-enter the Ayahuasca world again! Going through the Ayahuasca in the first week really helped strip away my ego and open me up to heal on a deeper level. Some of my questions were answered through Ayahuasca, but Iboga showed me some deep-rooted parts of myself that needed to be addressed. Jeanae and Matt helped facilitate the interpretation of my visions and experiences by having me work with therapist Brian Murphy. Brian was great and very insightful. I am very grateful for this to be part of the experience. The ceremonies that Jeanae and Matt conducted were great. They both played instruments and put their heart and soul into the experience. For the Iboga ceremony they had a small community of friends that participated which enrichened the experience. After going through this journey, and returning to the states, I had the most amazing sense and feeling of peace that I have never had before. It has taken work to continue this sense of peace, but now I know it - so it is easier to return to this peace. A million Thank Yous to Jeanae and Matt for all that you did for me and continue to do for others! You are truly a blessing to this earth! One of the visions I had during iboga was seeing Jeanae and Matt being given to the earth as gifts from the gods! Thank you again for everything! I pray that all the good you are doing comes back to you a million fold. And I pray all your wishes and dreams will come true – I know they will:) Much love and blessings to you:)
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Gong Meditation


Gong Bath

Sound Therapy-

Gong meditation

Gong Meditation Therapy

Everything on earth vibrates, and vibrations creates frequencies of sound. Everything, even down to the molecular level of atoms, is in constant motion and thus creating vibrations and frequencies of their own. Sound therapy, such as gong mediation, acts on these vibrations and frequencies to promote tranquility and peace.

Sound therapies have been used for thousands of years by cultures all over the world for healing. Certain frequencies are recognized as having healing potentials and for balancing positive and negative energies.

Sound has a tremendous effect on humans both physically and emotionally. This is most evident in the example of certain songs invoking strong emotions and having the ability to change your overall emotional state; however, sounds of all frequencies, both heard and unheard, have the power to affect the rhythm of our bodies and our psychological well being.

The goal of Gong mediation, just like other meditations and spiritual practices, is to create an inner peace and bring about heightened awareness and self-respect.

What is a Gong Bath?

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Our new 34” gong!!

A gong bath is a meditative practice in which an individual lies on their back while the gong is played in a therapeutic way to promote health. The participant is ‘bathed’ in the sounds of the gong, where the frequencies produce the effect of tranquility and relaxation.

The brain operates on frequencies; our normal conscious state operates on Beta frequency (12-30 Hz). A gong meditation induces Alpha and Theta brainwave frequencies. Alpha waves (8-12 Hz) are present in states of relaxation such as daydreaming or use of imagination. Theta waves (4-7 Hz) are present during dream sleep or deep mediation. Sometimes, even Delta waves (.5-4 Hz), which are associated with deep sleep and other unconscious states, can be achieved.

The sounds of the gong resonate in every cell of our bodies in a powerful and effective way. The gong stimulates the glandular (endocrine) system and acts as an ideal tool for stress reduction.

The goal of gong mediation is to put the user in a deep state of consciousness where healing can occur.

Gong Meditation Benefits-

The overall benefits of gong bath mediations are numerous. People who regularly partake in gong mediations report a multitude of positive effects and these can be felt after even just one gong mediation experience.

A few of these gong meditation benefit are:

  • Relaxation
  • Release of stress
  • Reduction of anxiety
  • Reduction of anger
  • Eliminates energy blockages
  • Eliminates emotional stress/blockages
  • Restores Balance
  • Benefits sleep
  • Supports better circulation
  • Increased awareness (both physical and psychological)

Article from the Huffingpost about Why everyone should experience gong meditation.

Gong Baths are available during ayahuasca retreats.