About This Center
NEW LIFE IBOGA
New Life Iboga offers 8 - 13 day iboga retreats at our beautiful center in San Ramon, Costa Rica. Our mission is to provide compassionate program options to others who are seeking to restore balance to their lives through spiritual and personal healing. We have developed a program that utilizes iboga and ayahuasca. Our program include 2 iboga ceremonies, yoga, a massage and a trip off-site. Spacing is limited for each treatment to be sure we can provide individualized support during such a profound experience.
Respecting and honoring the tradition of iboga is extremely important to us. Our ceremonies are influenced by Bwiti, the spiritual practice that uses iboga as a sacrament. While we try to honor and incorporate the traditions of Bwiti into our program, our ceremonies are not a complete representation of the entire process you would experience at an initiation in Gabon. We try bridge the gap between ‘modern medicine’ and ‘traditional medicine’ to a harmonious balance between the two.
Facility and Grounds
Our beautiful facility located in the mountains of San Ramon, Costa Rica, is secluded on a lush 20 acre property about an hour from SJO airport. All guest receive a private room and full bathroom equipped with hot water. Guests are invited to use our pool, hot tub and gym anytime during their stay. Our property is filled with lush vegetation, fruit trees and trails perfect for nature walks. Our facilityalso offers a comfortable back patio with incredible views of the Nicoya Gulf on the Paclific coast of Costa Rica, perfect for watching the sunset.
Our staff consists of husband and wife team Matthew Mormello and Jeanae White. Together they have been working with ibogaine and other plant medicines since 2014. Matt traveled to Gabon in 2017 to complete initiation earning the name ‘Moukoukou mia Mogenda’ and he and Jeanae were married in a Bwiti ceremony. We also work with a therapist, Brian Murphy who provides 2 sessions for each retreat. We support our spiritual family in Gabon by donating 10% of profits to Ebando and Blessings of the Forest.
We offer a joint program that incorporates both iboga and ayahuasca into a single retreat. We feel that each medicine offers something unique that contributes to overall well being. offers the convenience of having a program with iboga and ayahuasca offers each participant an rare opportunity to experience both medicines in one location for maximum benefit. New Life Iboga is the first and only center in Costa Rica to offer this unique program.
Costa Rica is the perfect destination for a healing retreat. Not only is Costa Rica the safest country in Central America, but it is said to be home to the happiest people in the world, with the country motto “Pura Vida” which translates to ‘Pure Life’. Flights are only appx. $500 round trip from the US, and we provide complimentary pick-up at SJO airport, making the transition to our facility stress-free. Our location in the mountains also provides comfortable conditions with temperatures averaging around 75-80 during the day and 65-70 at night.
New Life Iboga places the safety of our guests as our highest priority. We offer ceremonies based on traditional iboga use while applying a western medical approach. We require all patients to complete medical screening to be certain ibogaine treatment can be safely administered. Based on the answers to these questions, we will determine what tests need to be done to determine if an individual is a candidate for ibogaine treatment. These tests usually include blood work and an EKG.
Dear Jeanae and Matt, Gratitude from the depths of my being for all your love, support and service over these last two weeks. I had high hopes for my time at New Life Iboga / Ayahuasca and these have all been surpassed beyond wildest of dreams. I have received clear answers to the life questions I came with and found my allies and support. I have connected to the deepest Mystery and learned more about this spirit magic, where I am a novice but open to learning. I have had the most profound healings and blessings and shed so many skins. I leave with strength, love in my heart and a renewed passion to work for a more beautiful world. Thank you so much for all you are doing here. Your service is a sight to behold. That's a lot of work you guys are carrying. I felt very held and cared for, with space to be. I also felt very safe you've figured a good balance between the sacred ceremonies and some medical attention. May you always know how important your work is. May you receive all you need to support your work. So many blessings and prayers for you both to move forwards on your own paths of understanding and peace. And thanks Matt for your honesty and reaching out
Venue HighlightsWe provide complimentary pick-up from SJO airport on the start day of the retreat between 11am and 1pm. Our center sits secluded on a lush 20 acre property in the mountains of San Ramon, Costa Rica. We have beautiful panoramic views of the Nicoya Gulf. Guests have unrestricted access to our large indoor pool and hot tub as well as hiking trails surrounding the property.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
- Yoga Studio
- Includes Meat
- Nut Free
- 1 Queen Sized Bed
- Full attached bathroom (toilet, shower, sink, hot water)
- Towels and Basic Toiletries provided (shampoo, conditioner, soap)