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Health & Wellness Retreat inCosta Rica

New Life Ayahuasca is a Wellness Retreat located in the tropical Pacific of Costa Rica.

Our ayahuasca and wellness retreat is designed to offer you an opportunity to rediscover yourself, embrace self-love, and release negative emotions and traumas. Ayahuasca, an ancient plant medicine from the Amazon is regarded as a highly effective therapeutic way to find personal healing and growth.

Our intimate retreat of 14 participants or less has been carefully curated with traditional healing modalities along with other therapeutic practices to support your spiritual journey. A wellness retreat in Costa Rica is an investment in not only oneself but in humanity as a collective whole. It allows us to release what no longer serves us, leading us down a lifepath illuminated by self-love, respect, and harmonious living with nature. By having the courage to heal ourselves, we take control of the one aspect of life that is truly within our power. By taking the step to confront our own suffering, we contribute to a collective shift in consciousness toward a more compassionate, connected, and enlightened existence for all.



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. We were 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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