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*NOTE - We do not offer ceremonies or retreats in Europe, this page is for informational purposes only.*

Many countries in Europe have been making strides in the recognition of plant medicine, yet Europe still lags behind the efforts of North America and Australia in the adoption of psychedelic therapy. In Europe, some countries have decriminalized or even adopted the legal use of psychedelics, for example Portugal has decriminalized status for psychedelics since 2001, the Netherlands sells 'truffles' legally and Spain also has decriminalized status. Unfortunately, this does not give access to psychedelics in a safe therapeutic setting. 

Still, you can find ayahuasca ceremonies and retreats in Europe if you know where to look (we do not have these resources) but you need to be careful and be informed about who is running the ceremonies and who you will be drinking with.

Ayahuasca is an extremely powerful medicine and should be approached with great respect. While some ceremonies are led by facilitators who are properly trained, many are hosted by inexperienced enthusiasts hoping to spread the message of the plants. This notion is admirable in principle but irresponsible in practice.


If you find an ayahuasca ceremony in Europe it is important  to ask some of the following questions to ensure you have a  safe and therapeutic experience with the medicine :

  • Who is facilitating the ceremony?

  • How much experience do they have?

  • Where will the ceremony be held? 

  • How many people typically attend? 

  • Are there 'sitters' or 'helpers' beside the ayahauscquero/shaman to assist if someone needs help and if yes, how many are available, and if there is at least 1 female present

  • Where does the brew come from and what does it contain? 

  • Do you need to provide any medical information before participating (you should, as ayahuasca has medical contraindications with other drugs, see our safety page)

New Life Ayahuasca has been providing ayahuasca retreats in Costa Rica since 2015. We understand that it may be difficult to leave Europe to attend an ayahuasca retreat, but getting away from your environment and committing to an immersive retreat experience has unparalleled therapeutic value. There comes a great reward from investing in your healing. If you are interested in attending an ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica, please contact us. 


Powerful ayahuasca ceremonies expertly led by traditionally trained facilitators.