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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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Who We Are


Who we Are – New Life Ayahuasca Founders

Matt Mormello and Jeanae White

 

       NEW LIFE AYAHUASCA founders, Matt Mormello and Jeanae White, started their journey with plant medicine by coming to Costa Rica to receive ibogaine treatment for their respective drug dependencies. Both Matt and Jeanae had struggled with opiate addiction for many years with multiple failed attempts to achieve sobriety through traditional rehab methods before finally finding relief following their ibogaine treatments. Amazed and astonished with what ibogaine had done for them, they re-dedicated their lives to a healthier lifestyle and helping others.  From there Matt and Jeanae got actively involved in helping other addicts and those seeking a spiritual experience.

After their huge life transformation through iboga(ine), Matt and Jeanae went on to investigate other plant medicines for their continued healing and recovery. This search led them to find Ayahuasca. After their first Ayahuasca ceremony, they felt that same drive to help others discover this sacred teacher as they had after their ibogaine treatments. They couldn’t help but wonder why everyone doesn’t know about the power of these plant medicines.  They continued to participate or assist in hundreds of ayahuasca ceremonies and continued to have hugely beneficial and life-changing shifts in their perception and overall view of life.

Through their participation and assistance in ayahuasca ceremonies, Matt and Jeanae have had the pleasure of seeing hundreds of people transformed by the experience. They’ve seen people completely astonished by the revelations and lessons they received from mother ayahuasca and the excitement in sharing those experiences with others.  Seeing that transformation and renewed vigor and appreciation for life is what drove Matt and Jeanae to the ultimate decision of opening their own ayahuasca retreat facility, and thus New Life Ayahuasca was born.

It was their own personal experiences with addiction and the healing that followed, thanks to iboga and Ayahuasca, that inspired them to create a program incorporating both plant medicines for maximum healing potential.  However, they recognized that benefits of both medicines were not limited to those suffering from drug dependence.  So they made it their mission to raise awareness of these sacred teachers and offer programs for ibogaine treatment and Ayahuasca retreats individually, or a joint program for those needing drastic life changes.

Above all, we want to promote awareness, personal healing and self-love.