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Honor your best self with an ayahuasca retreat 2022 in Costa Rica.


It's been a very difficult past few years for the world, we have all suffered and it's time to start healing. When we heal ourselves, we heal the world. Together we can use an ayahuasca retreat 2022 to embrace our best selves and move into the next year full of wisdom, love and strength.


It's easy to become discouraged by things out of our control, watching the news we see the devastation happening in real time. Suffering and sadness all over. It is only through the responsibility of healing oneself on an individual level that we can rediscover our connection to humanity as a whole and move together healing as one.

Take the first step toward personal freedom with an ayahuasca retreat 2022. Check out the calendar to find which dates work best for you and we look forward to seeing you soon!



Matthew and I have been partners in this work since 2014.


Everything in our lives has been shaped by Ayahuasca. Not only did she lift us up in our darkest moments after years of battling addiction, but she gave us the purest gift of love in finding each other.


We've had our share of ups and downs. Things haven't always been easy. It's been a long road and we've had to navigate many personal and professional challenges over the years. But at the end of the day, ayahuasca has helped us cultivate a deep love rooted in mutual respect, support, and admiration.


We've turned to her to help us through trials of marriage and personal doubt. It's because of this work that we've been able to grow stronger as individuals and as partners, lovers, and best friends.


We hear all the time from guests that they don't understand how we can do this work, and while we love to help others, the truth is that it's just a happy by-product of helping ourselves. It's our hope that as we continue to heal we are able to better support you in your own healing.


Working with ayahuasca is truly humbling. It's not a responsibility we take lightly. Our program is designed to give you a curated balance of support and space.


Thank you for letting us share the magic.

Why NLA?



$2000 -$2500



$2500 -$3000




All-inclusive 5 or 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 insturments. 


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.



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 to our retreat in a small beach town just outside Tamarindo, Guanacaste.

We limit our ayahuasca retreat groups to 12 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.


Ayahuasca retreats 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, even death. We do not take this responsibility lightly. To ensure the safety of all our guests, we require every potential 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), oxygen 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.