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Ayahuasca retreats have become popular around the world and thousands of people are seeking out this unique experience every day. This is because the benefits of ayahuasca have finally started to become accepted and recognized as a powerful therapeutic tool.

Ayahuasca retreats offer a chance to see life through fresh eyes, from a renewed perspective that can help us see the path forward. Ayahuasca helps us heal from within, releasing old traumas and wounds to become whole once again.

New Life Ayahuasca provides all-inclusive ayahuasca retreats in gorgeous Costa Rica. We offer 5 and 7-day retreats, with either 2 or 3 traditional ayahuasca ceremonies. All our ayahuasca retreats are accompanied by additional holistic modalities such as yoga, and nature therapy. We have partnered with a facility that focuses on giving back to nature, restoring soil, reforestation, and eco-practices.

Matthew and Jeanae, our skilled ayahuasqueros lead each participant through the ayahuasca experience through songs called Icaros. Matthew drinks ayahuasca with the group at every ceremony, so that he can adjust the flow of the ceremony to match the energy of the room. This is an essential element of being able to hold the space responsibly. Additionally, every ceremony is supported by 2 additional facilitators- one female and one male.

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Traditional ceremonies

Hatha yoga sessions

Intimate group of 14 max

Private rooms 

Airport shuttle

Nutiritous Meals



Experience a transformative ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica with New Life Ayahuasca. Our year-round all-inclusive ayahuasca retreats provide a unique opportunity to explore healing and self-discovery through traditional ayahuasca ceremonies, plant medicine healing workshops and integrative yoga classes.

Ayahuasca ceremony


The goal of the ceremonies and our ayahuasca retreats is to create a therapeutic atmosphere that encourages each participant to explore and journey within themselves, 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. 

Matthew and Jeanae lead all of our ceremonies with the assistance of 2 other facilitators. Matthew has been involved with plant medicine since 2011, first with Iboga in Mexico on HBO's VICE and then again in Costa Rica. In 2014 he and Jeanae felt called to work more intimately with ayahuasca and started traveling to Peru, completing plant medicine dietas under the guidance of their teacher, famed shaman Don Ron Wheelock. Together they have participated in hundreds of ceremonies and have evolved into strong and compassionate ceremonial facilitators. They strives to create a safe healing environment for all our participants.

Our ceremonies are based on the Peruvian traditions, 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. Ceremonies last about 3 - 4 hours.


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




Immerse yourself in our tropical oasis.

Located in one of the 5 Blue Zones of the world, set against a backdrop of breathtaking tropical dry forest, New Life Ayahuasca Costa Rica’s eco cabinas invite you to indulge in the beauty and simplicity of nature.

​The ayahuasca Costa Rica retreat facility was designed to blend into the environment that surrounds it. Each of our 10 cabins was built with wood harvested directly from the 9-acre property. Our pool and cool water jacuzzi are nestled amongst local flora and fauna. We receive regular visits from macaws, howler monkeys, caotis, and iguanas.

The retreat at New Life Ayahuasca Costa Rica is a testament to the harmonious coexistence between comfort and ecological mindfulness, offering an unforgettable experience that honors the earth and rejuvenates the soul.




Hi! We are Jeanae and Matthew, owners of NLA. We have both experienced remarkable life transformations through our work with ayahuasca. We both came from backgrounds of addiction, depression, trauma, and an overwhelming feeling of being lost, like something, was missing. Finally, after many failed attempts through traditional modalities, 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 5 or 7 day ayahuasca retreats in Italy and 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.

The property encourages a connection to nature, allowing you to disengage from the stresses of life and fully retreat into the experience.  We hope you will join us in taking the first step to healing yourself through the guidance of ayahuasca.

Why NLA?

Join us on a journey to enhance your life and find balance with a traditional ayahuasca retreat in beautiful Costa Rica. Discover our all-inclusive programs which feature private rooms, yoga, massage,  waterfall excursion, and more.


Ayahuasca retreats can be beneficial for anyone, so long as the desire is there. Regardless of an individual's background, an ayahuasca experience 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.

An ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica 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 generally considered to be 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.



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.




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