WHY CHOOSE US?
Over the years we have worked hard to develop quality ayahuasca retreats that 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. We have had the opportunity to observe what works and what doesn't in our programs and with that knowledge we have developed our retreats with some key factors that make us stand out against the crowd.
From offering always private rooms and intimate group sizes to serving potent brew with a skilled and qualified ayahausquero, we have considered every detail.
Our center is designed to feel like home. It is decorated and furnished like home with unique artwork and repurposed furniture. We offer 6 private rooms with complete en suite bathrooms or 3 shared rooms. Each king bed is fitted with quality sheets and pillows. Each guest is proved with towels, washcloth, shampoo, conditioner and soap.
Our common areas offer plenty of places to lounge or socialize but the facility and property are expansive enough that its easy to find spaces to be alone for quiet reflection.
Take a dip in the beautiful pool, lounge in a hammock, or gather around the nightly fire. We have put care into every detail and we are sure you will feel at home.
What is a shaman?
Our ayahuasquero, Matthew, is completely dedicated to his craft. He has been training in Peru since 2015 with his teacher, world-renown shaman Don Ron Wheelock and completing his plant medicine dietas in the heart of the Amazon.
Matthew has made a lifelong commitment to working with ayahuasca and his connection to the medicine is clear.
Our ceremonies are performed with respect to the Peruvian traditions and are offered in darkness. Participants sit in silence while the experience is guided through music and song. Matt sings Icaros, plays the guitar, drum, gong and a number of other instruments to assist in the journey,
The brew is the heart of the ayahausca retreat. You build everything around the medicine, hoping to enhance the therapeutic value for the participants. It is often presumed that at any retreat you will receive high quality and potent brew, unfortunately this is not always the case. Not all medicine is created equal.
Our medicine is made in Iquito Peru. The plants are selected at precise level of maturity to contribute to the potency of the medicine.Our brew is made with only b. caapi and chaliponga or chacruna. No additives or fillers are used in any way. Each plant used contributes to ayahuasca and if any ingredient were missing, the medicine would lack in its effects. We do not use any datura (toe) in our brew to ensure the safety of all participants.
Nutrition and quality meals are an important aspect of overall holistic health. We source all our ingredients from the local farms market, not only contributing to our community but also allowing us to provide always fresh fruits and produce to our guests. Jeanae, our resident cook has crafted a vegan menu for our retreats that incorporates all colors of the rainbow. The meals are kept simple, using whole quality foods. From homemade hummus to hearty salads and variations of the traditional beans and rice, our meals give a little of everything. Everything from scratch and made with love.
To ensure the safety of all our guests, we require each potential participant complete a medical screening over the phone with Matt. The medical screening will give us an idea of your overall health and will help us determine if you are a safe candidate for ayahuasca therapy. It also gives Matt, our ayahuasquero, a chance to speak with each participant personally, to develop a relationship and answer any questions you may have.
In addition to conducting a thorough medical screening, Matt and Jeanae are both trained in CPR. New Life Ayahuasca is equipped with an AED machine, which our staff is trained to use.