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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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.