About This Event


Our mission is to provide compassionate retreat program options to others who are seeking to restore balance to their lives through spiritual and personal healing. Our retreat includes 2 ayahuasca ceremonies, Kambo(optional) 2 yoga sessions, a massage and a trip to the waterfall or beach (depending on the season). Spacing is limited for ayahuasca retreats to 8 participants per week to be sure we can provide individualized attention and support during such a personal and profound experience.


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 with queen bed and full attached bathroom equipped with hot water. Guests are invited to use our pool and hot tub anytime during their stay. Our property is filled with lush vegetation, fruit trees and trails perfect for nature walks. Our facility also offers a comfortable back patio with incredible views of the Nicoya Gulf on the Paclific coast of Costa Rica, perfect for watching the sunset.


We conduct intimate ceremonies (maximum of 8 participants) that are performed with respect to the traditions that have surround the use of the sacred medicine ayahuasca for centuries. Matt, our founder and director, acts as a guide for the experience. Matt’s intentions and passion in his work are unparalleled. There is no question of his integrity and his sincerity in his mission to help others. His presence during ceremony is strong and grounding. Matt sings Icaros, plays the Guitar, Gong andTibetan Singing Bowl to help guide the participants’ experience. He has been traveling to Peru since 2016 to learn the traditions, complete his dietas and become a ceremonial facilitator. 


New Life Ayahuasca offers additional therapies to promote maximum healing during your retreat with us. We believe in combining plant medicines with holistic therapies to achieve a healthy balance of energies and to support tranquility, peace, and growth. Therapies we offer include Kambo, massage and yoga sessions with our certified teacher. Our goal is to integrate each of these additional therapies into our ayahuasca retreats, with the hope that they will help each individual prepare physically and mentally for the ayahuasca experience .

Kambo, also called Sapo, is a natural non-psychedelic medicine made from the secretions of the Giant Monkey Tree Frog from the Amazon and is used to treat a variety of ailments. Optional Kambo sessions are available at our center as an add-on therapy for $50. It is a great additional cleansing process during an ayahuasca retreat. The connection between Kambo and Ayahuasca is special – being that the spirit of ayahuasca is what, according to legend, brought about the knowledge of Kambo use and its incredible benefits.

It's very difficult to describe what an amazing experience this was. Matt and Jeanae make you feel right at home upon arrival to their beautiful property. The rooms are amazing and very comfortable, and the view from the back porch every morning is breathtaking. Overall just a very positive energy surrounds this place and I instantly fell in love with it.. The ceremonies are unbelievably astonishing. Matt guides you through this intense experience with absolutely amazing Icaros, Gong, Drum, and Guitar. He becomes one with this medicine during ceremony, and it left me speechless. You can tell he puts 100% of his energy and passion into this, and I hold the upmost respect for him. Jeanae also plays the most beautiful sounding flute I've ever heard, and her presence during the ceremony is very soothing. Matt and Jeanae are very genuine and sincere people and I'm very grateful for what they have done for me. I cannot wait to go back!...Oh and Chopper is the coolest cat you will ever meet! - Sean

Event Highlights

  • Airport Pick- up (11am-1pm)
  • 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • 2 Yoga Sessions
  • 1 Complimentary Massage
  • Private Room and Bath
  • Kambo session
  • Nutritional vegan meals (chicken served on side)
  • Unlimited use of pool/hot tub
  • waterfall Excursion


EXAPMLE - times and schedule subject to change

2:30 - Arrival at New Life Ayahuasca
3:00 - Introductions and tour of facility
3:30 - Light Lunch
4:00 - Paperwork
4 - 6:00 - Free time to socialize with other guests
6:30 - Dinner

Day 2- 1st Ceremony
8:30 - Breakfast
10:00 Yoga
12:00 - 4:00 - Massages
1:00 - Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 - free time
6:00 (or dark) - Ceremony starts
10:00 - Fire

Day 3- Day Trip
8:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - 2 :30 - Beach
3:30 - Kambo or Lunch
5:30 Dinner
6:00 - Bedtime - Socializing

Day 4- 2nd Ceremony
8:30 - Breakfast
10:00 Yoga
12:00 - 4:00 - Massages
1:00 - Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 - free time
6:00 (or dark) - Ceremony starts
10:00 - Fire

Day 5- Relax (or Departure)
8:30 - Breakfast
Free rest of day until Departure

Venue Highlights

We 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.


- Private
- 1 Queen Sized Bed
- Full attached bathroom (toilet, shower, sink, hot water)
- Towels and Basic Toiletries provided (shampoo, conditioner, soap)


  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Includes Meat


FULL BREAKFAST - local fruits, bread, organic jam, eggs, oatmeal
FULL LUNCH (non-ceremony days) - A balanced vegan meal with protein(veggie or chicken on side) and local vegetables.
SOUP LUNCH (ceremony days) - 2 soup options, one veggie and one chicken
FULL DINNER (non-ceremony days) - A balanced vegan meal with protein(veggie or chicken on side) and local vegetables.


Tags: ayahuasca costa rica health kambo sapo wellness yoga

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