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AYAHUASCA IN WASHINGTON D.C.

**NOTE - WE DO NOT OFFER RETREATS OR CEREMONIES IN D.C. THIS PAGE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY**

In  2020, The D.C. Board of Elections allowed Initiative 81, also known as the Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020. The ballot initiative goes to the D.C. Council for review. If the council doesn’t overturn the measure  it will be sent to Congress for review. If Congress doesn’t object within 30 legislative days  the initiative would go into effect.

This is a huge step forward for both the psychedelic therapy, offering more options for the public to access psychedelic assisted therapy. There have been well documented benefits to the use of plant medicines either alone or in conjunction with traditional therapies for the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD and addictions. While the initiative doesn't legalize psycedleics, it would make them 'lowest the lowest police enforcement priority'. Hopeuflly this step forward will help open the doors to legality in the future.

We are always thrilled to hear of the United States embracing the therapeutic value fo psychedelic plants. We hope to someday offer retreats and ceremonies in D.C.and other areas of the states, but until then, we strongly urge anyone looking to participate in ayahuasca ceremonies in the United States to find a qualified and reputable center or facilitator to work with. Or, if your journey takes you to Costa Rica, we will be here for you.

 

 

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Powerful ayahuasca ceremonies expertly led by traditionally trained facilitators.

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Stress-free transition to the retreat with Liberia Airport Transfers at designated times.

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Hatha Yoga Sessions suitable for all levels are offered on each ceremony day.

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Beach Trips

Located in one of five famous Blue Zones, we visit Costa Rica's pristine Coastline.

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With a maximum of 14 participants per group,  we can offer individual support.

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Nutritious and flavorful meals are provided using local fruits and vegetables.

QUALITY RETREATS

SINCE 2014

As the oldest operating ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica, we have amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise that has allowed us to carefully create an ayahuasca retreat that encompasses a balance of complimentary healing modalities, time for reflection, and community support. Our retreat encompass a range of healing modalities for the highest therapeutic value without feeling overwhelming or rushing too much into a short amount of time. Our belief in QUALITY over QUANTITY can be seen in many different aspects of our retreats.

FACILITY - AYAHUASQUERO - BREW - SAFETY

From offering intimate groups of 14 or fewer,  to serving potent brew with a skilled and qualified ayahausquero, we have considered every detail. skilled and qualified ayahausquero, we have considered every detail. 

BLUE ZONE RETREAT

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 simplicity and beauty 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, coatis, 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.

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THE SHAMAN

Matthew and Jeanae have been working with plant medicine since 2014. It was through ceremonial work that they met and where their love was forged.

Together they have been trained through a powerful lineage of healers in the Peruvian Mestizo traditions going back generations. Matthew and Jeanae are deeply dedicated to their path and continue to grow in their work by traveling to the Amazon every year and completing master plant dietas. These dietas allow them to connect with the great spirits and receive insightful teachings and medicine songs called Icaros. They use these tools and songs in the ceremonies to guide the participants through the ayahuasca experience.

Matthew possesses a strong intuition and is highly sensitive to energetic subtleties. These skills allow him to adapt the songs of the ceremony to meet the energy needs of the room. Jeanae has a very gentle and nurturing energy. Her singing and flute playing invite softness into the space. Matthew brings a grounded masculine energy while Jeanae brings a motherly feminine energy, creating a perfect balance and play between the two polarities.

To provide responsible ceremonies, we limit our ayahuasca retreat size to 14 participants so that the energetic space is maintained with respect to each individual's experience. We offer our ayahuasca Costa Rica retreat ceremonies in darkness, promoting an inward journey to heal the soul. Jeanae and Matthew are passionate about this work and lead each ceremony with love, compassion, and a desire to share the beauty of the sacred medicine with all who seek healing.

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SAFETY

Your physical and emotional safety are our highest priority.

 

While ayahuasca is safe when used properly, there are a few medical conditions and medications that are contraindicated with ayahuasca. Every participant is asked to complete a medical questionnaire over the phone to ensure the safety of our ayahuasca retreats. In case of emergency, Matt and Jeanae are certified in CPR and have training with the use of our AED (Automated External Defibrillator). We are 25 minutes from a medical center. 

Our small groups enable us to provide quality service and attention to every guest. Each ceremony is supported by 4 team members : Our ayahuasqueros, Matthew and Jeanae, who drink ayahuasca with each group to help guide the experience and 2 additional helpers, who do not drink during the ceremony and are there to assist any participant that may require attention. A male responds to the men and a female responds to the women, ensuring that everyone feels safe and comfortable during such a vulnerable and emotional experience.

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