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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 63 reviews
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Eternally Grateful

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I write this review with the utmost amazement, gratitude, and love in my heart for Jennae, Matt, and their two helpers Jake and Andy. What you do for others, and for yourselves, has moved me to tears many times since meeting you at New Life Ayahuasca. I am eternally grateful to each of you for making my experience unforgettable. Like most first-timers, I was nervous yet excited to drink Ayahuasca. I had been battling severe anxiety and hypochondria for months, and I was no longer OK with having my day run by such viruses of the mind. I had done enough psychedelics in the past, as well as research, and felt as though I experienced a gravitational pull to Ayahuasca during the several months leading up to my arrival at New Life. By my side for this adventure, like many other adventures, was my (now fiance who I proposed to at the retreat) Kat. I felt ready. We all later joked about how fairly easy it was to spot the others in the group at the airport based on clothing, mannerisms, and reading material. Once we met, the conversation flowed. I think we were all surprised with how open and transparent everyone was about why they had chosen to travel to Costa Rica to drink the mother’s milk. I couldn’t have been happier with the character, humor, sincerity, intelligence, and introspectiveness that prevailed throughout the group. When we all arrived at the actual property, we were all completely awestruck. Jennae and Matt gave us a tour around the house that sits atop a hill overlooking the mountains and ocean. It was absolutely stunning. Everything about the house was comfortable. The actual ceremony was beautiful, and the amount of care, attention to detail, passion, and love that went into it was incredible. We couldn’t say enough about Matt, the leader (or chaman) of the ceremony. He puts his heart and soul into each session, and how exhausted and spent he appeared each night was a testament to that effort. His singing was other-worldly, his guitar-playing inspirational, and his presence was very comforting. Throughout the week, we ate like royalty. The food, compliments of Andy, was gangbusters! Absolutely top-notch! Kat and I stuck strictly to the diet (la dieta) for 10 days prior to our trip, and didn’t cook nearly as well as Andy did for us. It made the experience even more enjoyable. We had access to the humungous pool, a yoga gym, a wealth of reading material, the most entertaining cats, WIFI, and plenty of land to traverse and explore. They even took us to a gorgeous beach the day after our first ceremony. Kambo (the poison from a tree frog) was another experience that was offered to us. It is a very intense yet rewarding ceremony during which Jennae administers a small amount of the neurotoxin to your left arm. A few seconds later and the effects begin. It is a challenging experience but highly worth it, as it is common to feel a higher level of mental clarity, less inflammation, and happier overall. During the kambo ceremony, Jennae is very informative, caring, and as calming as she is during the Ayahuasca ceremony. Overall, my experience was 10 / 10. Jennae and Matt run a very professional and comfortable retreat that I would recommend to anyone. Drinking Ayahuasca can be hard work, and for me, having Jennae, Jake, and Andy as caretakers (for when you can’t find your bucket in the dark haha), and Matt, who was like a real-life Gandalf guiding us through the spirit world, made this experience unforgettable. This life we live is an adventure, and drinking Ayahuasca at New Life just amplified it for me. If I was to drink Ayahuasca again, I wouldn’t think twice about returning to New Life.

Incredible Experience

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Where do I start, I had such a wonderful time at New Life Ayahuasca.. Matt, Jeanae, Andy & Jake are such wonderful people. Each are so unique but yet they all compliment each other and create this beautiful calming environment. THE FOOD was out of this world...the fact they don't use salt yet it was so tasty..wow! I love salt so I was so impressed. The ceremonies were so amazing too.. Matt is like part human part super human ha! Thank you so much guys ..I will never forget this time in my life.

Absolutely Perfect!!

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The absolutely perfect Ayahausca retreat, whether you are a first timer or have solid prior experience with the medicine/ceremonies. Matt & Jeanae are two beautiful souls who truly create a safe heaven for anyone looking for spiritual healing, they are there to help and guide guests in the warmest way possible. The facilities are gorgeous with privacy when you need it and the ability to totally wind down and focus on yourself. we are definitely coming back! Thank you to everyone during our stay we met who made our journey very special
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Who We Are

Who we Are – New Life Ayahuasca Founders

Matt Mormello and Jeanae White

 

who we are

New Life Ayahuasca

       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.