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2 or 3 Traditional ceremonies
Depending on retreat duration

2 or 3 Hatha yoga sessions

Intimate groups of 12 max participants

Beach Trips


Private King or Shared Double-King Rooms

Eco-sustainable facility

All meals - vegan & locally sourced

Liberia Airport Pickup and Dropoff



All-inclusive 7 day ayahuasca Costa Rica retreats all year long.

Check our Calendar to find the retreat that fits best for you.



The goal of our ceremonies is to create a safe and therapeutic atmosphere that encourages each participant to explore and journey within themselves, to confront the darkness, and embrace the light.  It is only through this duality and embracing all parts of ourselves that we can truly know ourselves and find balance. 

Our ayahuasquero Matthew leads all of our ceremonies. Matthew has been involved with plant medicine since 2011, first with Ibogaine in Mexico on HBO's VICE and then again in Costa Rica. In 2014 he felt called to work more intimately with ayahuasca and started traveling to Peru, completing plant medicine dietas under the guidance of his teacher, famed shaman Don Ron Wheelcok.


Matthew has participated in hundreds of ceremonies and has evolved into a strong and compassionate ceremonial facilitator. He strives to create a safe healing environment for all our participants.

Our ceremonies are performed in darkness and are guided by Icaros, or medicine songs. Each ceremony begins with cleansing rituals to prepare the space. From there, the night is guided through Matthew's powerful Icaros along accompanied by a variety of other instruments. 


Matthew drinks the brew at every ceremony with the group so he can navigate the energy of the room. Jeanae and an additional helper are always there to assist as non-participants.



$2000 - $2500  


$2500 - $3000  



Our Beach Property

The ayahuasca retreat at New Life Ayahuasca is not your typical jungle ayahuasca experience. We understand the importance of privacy and personal space during such a profound experience. 


Our expansive facility offers a comfortable environment for such an intense process.  We have common areas to socialize, a large pool, fire pit and nature areas to explore.


All meals are home-cooked with care by Jeanae using locally grown and sourced ingredients and follow the ayahuasca diet. WiFi is also available although we discourage the use of electronics prior to the ceremony to focus on the intention for the journey ahead.

We provide complimentary pick-up and drop-off from Liberia (LIR) International Airport.

We limit our ayahuasca retreat groups to 13 so we can provide individualized attention and support.



Proper ayahuasca preparation can set you up to get the most benefit during and after an ayahuasca retreat. There are a few steps you can follow that will offer you the most support as you prepare for you ayahuasca retreat and your healing journey.



Ayahuasca Integration is the action that helps maximize the benefits of ayahuasca experiences once you return home. There are a number of tools you can use to help build a foundation on which the growth initiated during the retreat can continue to flourish.



Hi! We are Jeanae and Matthew, owners of NLA. We have both experienced significant life transformation with the assistance of plant medicine, first with iboga and then ayahuasca.


We both came from backgrounds of addiction, substance abuse, depression, andan overwhelming feeling of being lost, unable to accept life as it was. Finally, after many failed attempts through traditional modalities and rehabs, we were able to gain a new perspective on life and realize deep healing through plant medicine. It is with this humble respect and gratitude for ayahuasca that we have created a program for others seeking to find balance in life.


New Life Ayahuasca offers 7 day ayahuasca retreats in Costa Rica. We work to provide a safe spiritual environment that promotes healing during your stay. We have felt the profound effects of this medicine and have made it our mission to help others on their journey to spiritual and personal growth. Our program is designed to give you a curated balance of support and space.

Our gorgeous property and beach trip encourage a connection to nature, allowing you to disengage from the stresses of life and fully retreat into the experience. To maximize healing during your ayahuasca Costa Rica retreat, we offer Yoga sessions as an additional therapy. We hope you will join us in a journey of self-healing through ayahuasca.

Jeanae and Matt New Life Ayahuasca

Enhance your life and find balance with a traditional ayahuasca retreat in beautiful Costa Rica. Our all-inclusive programs have been curated to provide authentic ceremonies, yoga, and nature excursions in a uniquely intimate setting. An ayahuasca retreat can be beneficial for anyone, so long as the desire is there. Regardless of an individual's background, an ayahuasca retreat can bring about intense emotions and revelations that can lead to a better life. The only thing you need is an open mind and the intention to have an experience that can enhance your spirituality and awareness of life and all that surrounds us.

A Costa Rica ayahuasca retreat can change your perception of life and all that exists. Many users report a renewed passion for life, an appreciation for nature, and a greater understanding of the ways in which all things are connected.


In more recent years, ayahuasca has been studied for its unique ability to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. Because of the ways ayahuasca can offer renewed perspectives of life, users are able to see a path forward that had previously been veiled. This shift in mindset provides an opportunity to reflect on past experiences/traumas/histories in a different light and from a place of peace




Ayahuasca is safe when used properly, however, there are known risks associated with its use. The primary concern is interactions between ayahuasca and other medications which could many adverse effects or even result in death. We do not take this responsibility lightly. To ensure the safety of all our guests, we require every participant to complete a medical questionnaire over the phone prior to booking.


In addition to this screening protocol, our center is equipped with emergency medical equipment such as an AED (automatic electronic defibrillator) and emergency medications. Jeanae and Matthew are in certified in CPR and AED use. We always have 2 sitters at every ceremony to assist when necessary. 



We pride ourselves on guest satisfaction. We have carefully tailored our retreat in an effort to provide a memorable and therapeutic experience for all our guests. It is very important to us to make you feel comfortable, safe, and secure in our ceremonial environment.

Check out our video testimonials and reviews from past ayahuasca retreat guests.