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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 111 reviews
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From a First-Timer

★★★★★
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I went to New Life Ayahuasca having never traveled internationally by myself, didn’t know a single person and had never done any type of plant medicines. The entire experience was life changing! From the second I arrived, I felt my fears melt away. Matt and Jeanae welcomed all of us when we arrived and made us feel right at home. The house was amazing! It’s in a beautiful location, surrounded by nature. I saw monkeys, parrots and some other animals I didn’t even know existed. You get your own room and your own bathroom. This is perfect if you need a little alone time. Most of the other places don’t offer that and the ones that do, are expensive. The food was nutritious and really good. The ceremonies were beautiful, and they are held in a safe environment. Matt helped me prepare for the ceremonies and I felt like he really cared about helping and listening to me. That’s a big deal when you’re doing something that you’ve never done before. We got to do yoga with Jeanae, who is a wonderful teacher. I met some amazing people at New Life and I felt like we all connected. Everyone was so friendly and they were easy to talk to. The groups are a little smaller which in my opinion, is the way to go. Having experienced all that I did, I would have felt very overwhelmed if I was at a retreat with 10 +. I won’t speak much about the medicine because each experience is different for each person. My experience is hard to put into words. It’s been about a month and I’m discovering new things about life and myself every day. That may sound cliche, but it’s so true. I’m not the same person I was when I arrived, and I mean that in a good way. Going to New Life Ayahuasca was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My intuition guided me here and now I understand why. I highly recommend this place! I’ll be back for sure. Thank you Matt & Jeanae!

Feel the Love

★★★★★
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One of the most deep and profound experiences of my life. Matt is the real deal and an amazing healer. Jeanne is his perfect counterpart. From their delicious, farm to table, nutritious meals to their multiple plant medicine healing modalities, and amazing icaros, they work to massage away any emotional or physical difficulties that might be ailing you. They do so in such a grounded and wholesome way. The love and warmth is palpable. I left brighter, happier and more connected to nature and the cosmos.

Follow-Up Review

★★★★★
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This is my second review of New Life Ayahuasca. NLA is a wonderful and at times a magical place. Those of you who have never taken the medicine might roll your eyes at my use of the term ‘magical’. That’s OK, just try it and see. Matt and Jeanae have created a safe and caring environment in which one can grow. For those who hear the call of Ayahuasca, the medicine can bring about amazing personal transformations. I am not the same man who first went to New Life a year and a half ago. Then, I was a damaged man who was haunted by a a rough childhood. I was prone to depression and quick to take offense. While I was good at my job, I wasn’t well liked because of my quick temper. Now, after three retreats, I am a changed man. My baseline is ‘happy’ and I nearly always feel content, which is not something most people can say these days. I am much less into myself and I care more about others, especially my family. I am less combative, more creative, and have an easier time seeing other people’s points of view. I feel lucky to be me and I feel gratitude every day. As a result, people like me much more which, of course makes me happier. It is a virtuous cycle. On an objective level, my EQ score has improved dramatically. Of course, this is just my experience. I cannot know what Ayahuasca will do for you. For me, though, it has changed my life – dramatically – and for the better.
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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.