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*NOTE - We do not offer ceremonies or retreats in Austin, this page is for informational purposes only.*

Austin, Texas is arguably one of the most progressive cities in the United States. The fact that it exists within the State of Texas makes Austin a bit of an enigmatic city. Austin is full of curious minds so it's no surprise that the interest in ayahuasca continues to grow. It's a trend we continue to see across all of the United States, from decriminalization initiatives in many major cities to full legalization of therapeutic psychedelic use.


However, in Austin, like many other US cities, ayahuasca and other psychedelics are still fully illegal making it difficult to find reputable and safe ceremonies. You can always find ayahuasca ceremonies in Austin if you know where to look but you need to be careful and be informed about who is running the ceremonies and who you will be drinking with.


Ayahuasca is an extremely powerful medicine and should be approached with great respect. While some ceremonies are led by facilitators who are properly trained, many are hosted by inexperienced enthusiasts hoping to spread the message of the plants. This notion is admirable in principle but irresponsible in practice.


If you find an ayahuasca ceremony in Austin it is important  to ask some of the following questions to ensure you have a  safe and therapeutic experience with the medicine :

  • Who is facilitating the ceremony?

  • How much experience do they have?

  • Where will the ceremony be held? 

  • How many people typically attend? 

  • Are there 'sitters' or 'helpers' beside the ayahauscquero/shaman to assist if someone needs help and if yes, how many are available, and if there is at least 1 female present

  • Where does the brew come from and what does it contain? 

  • Do you need to provide any medical information before participating (you should, as ayahuasca has medical contraindications with other drugs, see our safety page)

New Life Ayahuasca has been providing ayahuasca retreats in Costa Rica since 2015. We understand that it may be difficult to leave the United States to attend an ayahuasca retreat, but getting away from your environment and committing to an immersive retreat experience has unparalleled therapeutic value. There comes a great reward from investing in your healing. If you are interested in attending an ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica, please contact us.