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New Life Ayahuasca Retreat offers compassionate retreat programs to help you find a balance between life's light and dark energies, the duality of experience. We focus on providing a safe and supportive environment for all our guests. Through years of experience, we have curated our retreat to offer a balance of support and space.

We understand that the path of healing can be challenging and require confronting feelings or emotions that are difficult. Our retreats are designed to offer a safe container for individuals to explore their inner self and develop a deep understanding of who they are. 

Through traditional ayahuasca ceremonies, yoga practices, and nature immersion, we hope to help you find a renewed sense of peace and joy in your life as you uncover your full potential and embark on a beautiful journey of self-discovery.



Hello! We are Jeanae and Matthew, the owners of New Life AyahuascaWe are a married couple who found ourselves (and each other!) through plant medicine.

We both come from backgrounds of trauma,  depression, substance abuse, and hopelessness. Through the use of plant medicines, we slowly began the lifelong journey of healing.

It was through the wisdom of ayahuasca that we were able to transform our lives. We were able to tap into our internal intuition, find our strength and see life from a fresh perspective. It is with humble gratitude that we provide a reteat experience for others so that they too may find balance, healing, and self-love.


Since 2015 we have been fully immersed in our work, not only in an effort to help others but to continue to heal ourselves. We created our retreats with an emphasis on tradition, intention, reciprocity, inclusivity, safety, and respect.

Working with ayahuasca is a great responsibility and requires a great deal of humility. Every year we continue with this work, we realize how much more there is to learn, uncover, and how much deeper we can go. We are dedicated to our education and every year we travel to Iquitos, Peru to complete master plant dietas, studying under the guidance of our teacher, famed shaman Don Ron Wheelock

According to Peruvian traditions, completing master plant dietas is the single most important and effective way to learn to work with ayahuasca and other powerful plants. During 'dietas' you develop a relationship with the spirits of the plants to gain allies, protectors, defenders, and healers. You can then call upon these spirits in the ceremony space to assist with the energetic needs of each participant.

During the dieta's we learn our Icaros, or medicine songs. Some of these songs come from our teacher and are passed down through generations, while other songs come directly from the spirit of the plants themselves. These powerful songs are used in the ayahuasca ceremonies to initiate healing. It is with great reverence and honor that we bring these lessons of Peruvian traditions into our ceremonies. 




Our intention is to share the magic of ayahuasca by creating a safe and sacred space where our guests can explore the depths of their soul. We honor the gravity of the trust that is placed in us by every participant that chooses our retreat.

Working with ayahuasca has been a humbling experience over the years, and it is not without immense gratitude that we continue to host these retreats. It is not easy work. We sacrifice a lot of ourselves in service to ayahuasca and helping others, but it is not without the reward of healing ourselves and developing lifelong friendships.

Ayahuasca was the light at the end of the tunnel in the darkest times of our lives. We are truly indebted to plant medicine for giving us all that we have, including each other.



A warm and welcoming environment for all.

Ayahuasca retreats can be beneficial for all people. Ayahuasca does not see race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

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 desire to have an experience that can enhance your spirituality and awareness of life and all that surrounds us.

At New Life Ayahuasca, all are welcome. We embrace each individual, appre