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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Staff


New Life Ayahuasca

STAFF

Our small staff is devoted to helping and supporting each guest through their experience at New Life Ayahuasca. If there is anything we can help with, we are more than willing.

Matthew Mormello

Director – Ceremonial Guide

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Matt Mormello

Matt is our other founder and director. He acts as the guide for all ceremonies at New Life Ayahuasca. He sings Icaros and plays the guitar, gong, and Tibetan singing bowl. Matt is involved in the booking process, talking on the phone and confirming reservations.

In 2011 Matt was the subject of HBO’s Vice documentary on Ibogaine where he was treated for opiate addiction. He continued seeking to grow and heal through ayahuasca where he felt an immediate connection to the medicine.

Matt continued to participate in hundreds of ayahuasca ceremonies and for the last 2 years he has been traveling to Peru every other month to continue to learn and train with a well known and reputable shaman.

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Jeanae White

Director

jeanae2Jeanae is one of our founders and directors. She handles our website and social media accounts. Jeanae replies to all inquiries/e-mails and is always available to answer questions. She is involved during retreats acting as our yoga instructor, Kambo practitioner and ceremonial assistant.

Jeanae grew up in the Chicago suburbs. She worked in the food/beverage industry until her 5 year long addiction to heroin led her to seek treatment with ibogaine in Costa Rica. Following her ibogaine treatment, she decided to stay and live in Costa Rica, and began participating regularly in ayahuasca ceremonies.  The truly profound changes she experienced after ayahuasca are what she credits for the changes she made in her life and her continued sobriety.

 

Read Jeanae’s story on The Mind Unleashed

 

Watch Matt’s naming ceremony from HBO’s VICE

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