Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica 215.310.1250

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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 117 reviews
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Amazing experience

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I had a really amazing experience at NLA. Matt and Jeanae are very caring, friendly people and they run their retreat in a very professional manner. I was always well taken care of with great food and really comfortable rooms with a private bathroom. The house where the retreat is held is a really beautiful space to spend a week relaxing and taking part in the ceremonies. The ceremonies themselves usually have no more than 8 people and are really well guided by Matt with an additional 2 other people acting as ‘carers’ to assist people if they need anything. It’s always best to do your own research when deciding on which retreat to go to because drinking plant medicines isn’t always an easy journey. But I can honestly say that NLA is a great place to start if you’re looking for a safe, comfortable place to partake where you’re guided in caring, professional hands at all times.

Out of this world I experience

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Beautiful property set on top of the mountain, offering spectacular views of the ocean and Costa Rica landscape. Small group size to share a week of interpersonal transformation. Private rooms with comfortable beds, home cooked meals, clean environment, and bonding time helped add trust, safety, and relaxation to the experience. If you are considering taking the ayahuasca journey, Matt and Janae offer the perfect environment for you!

Amazing!

★★★★★
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After spending a week here at the retreat all I can say is that I had an amazing time. The food was very high quality, fresh and interesting and following the correct diet needed. The property is stunning with large clean areas inside and out to mingle with other guests or the private rooms with private bathrooms and large and airy and very comfortable. There is hiking trails, a large swimming pool and hot ub which were very nice. The ceremony’s were very good, strong medicine and done in an authentic way as is done in Peru. My first time drinking Ayahuascha and I definitely picked the right place, only 8 people per ceremony which is perfect for what I wanted. The owners Matt and Jeanae were very friendly and helpful with everything and a big shout out to Drew who helps out, had some great chats with him and he’s very funny
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Ayahuasca Ceremonies


AYAHUASCA CEREMONIES

Ceremonies play a huge role in how one experiences ayahuasca. At New Life Ayahuasca, we try to provide authentic ayahuasca ceremonies that guide an individual through the ayahuasca experience.

Preparation-

Before an ayahuasca ceremony it is important to prepare yourself for you upcoming experience both physically and mentally. Physical preparation includes fasting (lunch will be provided but dinner is skipped) the day of ceremony so your stomach is empty of contents allowing the ayahuasca to work best. Mental preparation includes meditation, prayer, abstinence from electronic devices for at least 6 hours prior to ceremony, and focusing on your intentions for this profound experience.

 

Ayahuasca Ceremony –

ayahuasca ceremonyThe ceremony will begin with some rituals to help clean the energies of our space, to clear the individual of any negative energies, to rid the individual of ego, and for protection. We will tell the participants a little about what to expect, how to handle uncomfortable moments, and offer other guidance about the night. Once this is complete, we will begin giving each person their dose of ayahuasca brew. New Life Ayahuasca uses hand made medicine free of fillers or additives.

Once dosing is complete, we will sit in silence together for about 30-45 minutes while the ayahuasca begins to take effect. From there, Matt will begin to play the gong and sing Icaros to help guide the ceremony. At the end of the evening, Matt will blow smoke on each individual and bring the ceremony to a close.  Ceremonies also include the use of mapacho, sage, palo santo, copal and florida water.

We usually start ceremonies around 7pm and they typically last around 4 hours. At the end of each ceremony participants are welcome to sleep in the ceremonial space or return to their rooms. If weather permits, we also have a bonfire at the end of the night.

Post Ceremony-

The day following ayahuasca ceremonies starts slow, with most people sleeping into the afternoon and recovering from the previous night. Regular meals will be prepared and served. Most people are anxious to share their experiences and insights and once everyone is awake, most guests sit together and discuss their visions, their experiences and the impact it has had. Some days we also have activities scheduled including a trip to the waterfall/beach or massages.