Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica 215.310.1250

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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 71 reviews
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An incredible experience

★★★★★
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I run my own startup in Japan and decided to make a trip out to Costa Rica to try ayahuasca. Mainly out of curiosity, and some personal-development issues I wanted to work on. This was my first ayahuasca experience. Everything I read beforehand pointed to he importance of putting yourself in a great environment (especially the first time) and with a shaman or guide that you can trust. I was super happy with the experience at New Life. I can personally vouch for both Matt and Jeanea who run it — they are wonderful people and have a beautiful, secluded retreat. You're surrounded with a small group of like-minded people so it's intimate, but you don't have to socialize the whole time and can enjoy a lot of quiet/personal space. Also, there is a badass swimming pool and some of the best cooking I have ever had. Honestly, I would pay to stay at their place even if they didn’t have ayahuasca — it’s that good. A little bit more about the actual trip: Taking ayahuasca isn’t some tourist attraction like seeing the Eiffel Tower or visiting the petting zoo— this is the real deal. It isn’t even like a fun mushroom trip. It’s a lot more difficult than that, but it can be very eye-opening. I definitely recommend having an "intention" or point of focus for each ceremony is highly recommended so you can have maintain a sense of purpose. Ayahuasca will transport your mind to a whole different dimension, make you think you’re a tree frog, and kill your ego 1000 times over. It will crush you and bring you back to life. Really, it will put you through the gauntlet, but it's well worth it. Can't wait to make another trip out in a year from now. :)

Incredible experience thanks to NLA

★★★★★
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Jeanae and Matt were fantastic hosts, the food was excellent, preparations were very thorough, the facility was beautiful and relaxing & Matt was fantastic at leading the ceremony. (I was blown away by his shamanic ability) "Trying to explain Ayahuasca to someone is like: a cat momentarily entering a human's body, then attempting to explain that experience to another cat via meows and paw gestures." (Something a friend at NLA said to me) If you've never done Ayahuasca, you really have no idea what to expect. If you have done Ayahuasca, you still don't fully know what to expect. You might have some control of the trip, you might have no control whatsoever. What you can control is the setting, and (at least for me,) the setting will greatly influence how meaningful, worthwhile and comfortable the trip will be. I can't think of a better setting than NLA. During the beautiful yet terrifying and incredibly trying experience of a full-on Ayahuasca trip, it was very helpful to remember where I was and who was looking out for me in those moments when I was able to come up for a brief breath of reality.

Amazing and relaxing time!

★★★★★
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I was very comfortable in all ways, I was able to relax and focus on myself. Jeanae and Matt were very caring, welcoming and friendly. The place, people and environment was beautiful. I wouldn't change anything about my experience. I am overjoyed that I got to spend my first experience with Jeanae and Matt. They answered any questions I had and made the entire experience enjoyable and fulfilling.
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Meals

Ayahuasca Retreat

MEALS

The ayahuasca diet is an important part of ayahuasca retreats, both physically and spiritually.. The diet is not just about avoiding certain foods, but is about discipline, sacrifice, commitment and respect to the process of experiencing the sacred teacher ayahuasca; and while our meals respect that traditions,  they do not have to be bland, boring, or monotonous.

New Life Ayahuasca wants to keep our ayahuasca meals unique and exciting while still and healthy and delicious.  Sometimes, the ayahuasca diet can become repetitive with the same menu every night, so we try to avoid serving the same foods and add variety and flavor into each one.  All dishes are healthy and balanced. Vegetarian is available upon request.

At NLA, all ayahuasca meals we provide are smart and healthy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily; however, dinner is skipped on evenings with scheduled ayahuasca ceremonies.  At all times, a variety of fresh fruits are available individually or as juices/smoothies. All the fruit/ vegetables we serve are organic and locally sourced from the farmers market. We are in the process of creating our own garden and will keep you updated on our progress here.

Ayahuasca Meals

BREAKFAST – served at 8am

  • Fresh fruits
  • Eggs
  • Granola
  • Fresh fruit juices
  • Toast and Jam
  • Rice and beans

LUNCH – served family style around 1pm

Lunch varies on a daily basis but usually includes:

  • Protein (Chicken or Beans)
  • Hummus
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Large Salads
  • Rice

DINNER- Served family style around 6pm

Dinner varies on a daily basis but can includes:

  • Protein (Chicken or Beans)
  • Pastas
  • Hummus
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Salads
  • Rice

A few examples of meals we have prepared for our guests:

 

 

ayahuasca meals

Pineapple brown rice with peppers and broccoli

meals

Hummus, beans, rice, salad and vegetables.

salad

Healthy Salads

smoothie

Smoothies!

stuffed pepper

Stuffed Peppers with Lemon Brocolli

 

ayahuasca meals

Fresh and Organic

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Salad Bar

 

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Healthy Meals