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Transformative Plant Medicine Retreats

The plant medicine retreats at New Life Ayahuasca Costa Rica are designed to help you gain new insights, rekindle your sense of self-worth, and facilitate deep healing from past traumas. Guided by experienced guides with over a decade of experience, the plant medicine retreat acts as a gateway, inviting you to explore the depths of your consciousness. Through these sacred experiences, you'll gain fresh perspectives on life, finding the inner strength you never knew existed. Through these plant medicine experiences, we limit our group size to 14 to maintain the integrity of our healing container and provide individualized support to every participant.


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

We both come from dark backgrounds filled with depression, drug abuse and hopelessness. Through the use of plant medicines, we slowly but surely began to reconnect to the strength within and see our lives with a fresh perspective.

It was through the lessons we learned from ayahuasca that we were able to transform our lives. It is with humble gratitude that we provide an experience for others so that they too may find balance, peace and self love.


Since 2014 we have been fully immersed in our work, not only in an effort to help others but to continue to help ourselves. We created our retreats with an emphasis on safety, inclusivity, tradition, intention and respect.

Ayahuasca has been traditionally used by the indigenous people of the Amazon basin for thousands of years. Our guides are trained in the Mestizo Peruvian tradition and aim to respect and honor those traditions through our ceremonies. Since 2015 our ayahuasqueros Matthew and Jeanae have been traveling to Iquitos, Peru multiple times a year to complete master plant dietas under the guidance of their teacher, famed shaman Don Ron Wheelcock.

During the ayahuasca ceremonies, Matthew and Jeanae sing traditional medicine songs, called Icaros. Some of the Icaros are generational, having been passed down from teacher to student. Other Icaros come from the plants themselves, sacred gifts of the jungle. 


Ceremony Info
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What drives the experience

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.


Our promise is to treat every guest compassionately and professionally.

From the moment you arrive, you will be greeted with warmth and attentiveness, creating a space where trust and vulnerability can flourish. Our commitment to your healing and personal growth is unwavering, and we invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, knowing that you are in the hands of professionals who value your well-being above all else. Respect for each participant's process, privacy, and values is always upheld to the highest standard. 

New Life Ayahuasca Costa Rica is an intimate wellness center hosting groups of no more than 14 participants per retreat. With over 200 5-star reviews and testimonials, our commitment and dedication to guest satisfaction is clear.

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