8-Day Ayahuasca Healing Retreat (June 15-22)
About This Event
Come Join us for a Life Changing Experience and Journey Within
Our retreats provide the opportunity to explore the self and understand the true nature of reality. The variety of plant medicines utilized not only cleanse the mind, body, and spirit but also are healing both physically and emotionally. Carlos, our spiritual guide, and ceremony facilitator decides which medicines are needed daily depending on your needs and the energy of the group. The plant medicines are to assist you on your journey within and begin the inner-work, to expand your consciousness and to re-discover who you are.
Please note, our retreats are generally limited to 5-8 guests. This allows for more time to work one-on-one with each guest and for more of an intimate atmosphere. We try to make each guest feel at home while staying at our little piece of paradise.
The retreat is comprised of:
3 powerful Ayahuasca ceremonies guided by Carlos and Harold, our experienced spiritual guides
1 Kambo Ceremony
Additional plant medicines as recommended by Carlos according to your energy and needs may include Yopo, Huachuma “San Pedro”, and/or Rapé (sacred Amazonian Medicine)
Temazcal (sweat lodge) ceremony
Individual one-on-one integration work with Carlos
All meals in line with the recommended plant medicine diet
Transportation to and from San Jose (SJO) airport
Various day activities and at least one special relaxing day trip to one of Costa Rica’s popular destinations
Nature walks to our own private waterfall
Before your retreat: Prior to arriving for your retreat you will want to follow the recommended diet that we send all retreat participants. Although we are flexible and can accept last minute reservations, we recommend if you are thinking of one of our retreats to contact us at least one (1) week before the retreat so that we can send you the dietary restrictions and conduct a brief medical screening.
After your retreat: For many, our retreat is just the beginning of their spiritual journey. Although many are motivated to return home with a deeper connection and understanding of themselves and their lives, some find it difficult to integrate back into their habitat. We encourage retreat guests to stay in touch with other members of their group for continued connection and support following their retreat. We also make ourselves available a few times per month to speak to any guest that is having difficulty with the integration process.
"it was one of the deepest experiences in my (contact info blocked) retreat took me to a place where I really met myself and connected to my essence - it`s so far beyond any words - like coming home into being" - Ina Burkert from Germany
Venue HighlightsUnlimited access to local waterfalls from our property!
100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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Faina S. January 13, 2020
It’s hard to describe what an amazing experience I had at Nada Brahma Healing Center, and the immense amount of gratitude I feel toward Carlos, Harold, Marcella, Fanny, Jessica, and the staff. I had worked with the medicine before, on a few occasions, and was looking for a more holistic experience in a supportive environment. I came across Nada Brahma and felt that there was something special about this place. I felt drawn to it and am so glad I did. From my very first communication with Jessica about the logistics, I felt that I was going to be in great hands and looked forward to the retreat. Upon arrival at their beautiful location, although a bit nervous, I knew I was going to have a life-changing experience. From the initial introduction, and throughout the week, I felt incredible support, guidance, and non-judgmental and nurturing energy from every single member of the staff, which made all the difference in my journey. Before working with each medicine (ayahuasca, kambo, temazcal and rapé), Carlos and Harold took the time to explain what it was, what to expect and how to best prepare for it. We were cared for throughout each experience with such compassion and had access to much-needed integration every single day. I can’t stress enough what a difference it made to have been able to talk about my experience and make sense of what often felt impossible to explain. Their generous feedback was so empowering and resonated with me deeply. It was also incredibly inspiring to hear the staff share about their own journey with the medicine and how it led them to where they are today. A special thank you to Marcella for leading amazing yoga and meditation sessions, which was super helpful, and to Fanny - who was always there for holistic health evaluations and check-ups. Thank you to Mary and Maria for cooking us nutritious and yummy meals daily. (They also seamlessly maintained the premises every day.) In short, whether this would be your first time with the medicine or not - if you are ready to embark on this journey and put in the work - Nada Brahma Healing Center is an incredible place for healing, growth, and transformation.
Meagan Massini November 19, 2019
Everything was so beautiful in it's own right. I have never met such amazing human beings radiating beauty and humility. From the 2 lovely ladies that cooked such amazing food for us all week to Carlos, Fanny, Harold, Marcela and Jess... floored by the hospitality and overall presence they bring. I wish everyone in the world could experience the beauty of ayahuasca and this is my personal recommendation of one of the best places to do such.
Andrew Kim July 26, 2019
Choosing a place and people who can guide you on your healing path is a difficult process. How will you know if you've selected the right set and setting? It was on a gut instinct I chose Nada Brahma. I was looking for a serene place with caring people. I am happy to tell you that this place is the real deal. Nada Brahma is a caring group led by Carlos, Jessica, Harold and Ruff the German Sheppard. The team possess a wealth of wisdom from their journey and experience with the powerful plant medicine. I wasn't sure if the medicine was working other than the physical discomfort that accompanies Aya experience. It's the integration discussion group facilitated with Carlos the experience comes together with your intention. He is a kind and generous listener. The real work begins after you leave the beautiful retreat set in the mountains of Costa Rica. The team ensures that you leave the center with new insights and resources to help you further integrate the lessons you received during the ceremonies. My favourite is the healthful recipes compiled by Jessica. I was in a group of eight people, and we have become very close. We are planning a future retreat together and revisit Carlos and the team. I hope you will consider Nada Brahma for your sacred ceremonies.
Lauren Wigmore June 15, 2019
I would sum up my weeks experience at Nada Brahma as life changing. I was nervous about my whole experience but upon arrival and even in communications before arriving Jessica and Carlos were so welcoming and generous. The time, energy and love invested from the whole team - Jessica, Carlos, Harold and the other kitchen staff is so refreshing. It is a wonderful place to go to explore a deeper connection with yourself or to try to heal the body, mind and spirit. On returning I tell people that "it saved my soul". Dramatic sounding, maybe, but true - yes. I was in a really bad place before Nada Brahma and now, I am free. It seems too simple and too quick to comprehend that a week of plant medicine and disconnecting with the world could change something that had plagued me for years, but it has. If you are considering going to Nada Brahma, when the time is right for you please listen to your instinct and go with an open heart, you will never look back. I believe it can only change things for the better and for me there isn't a more safe or beautiful place, with beautiful and loving people to do it.
Roselie Phillip April 30, 2019
Wow, where do I begin. Ayahuasca came to me about 2 years ago (I heard about her from a friend who’s friend had gone to Peru) and at first I was very skeptical. But I believe that things happen for a reason and when she kept showing herself to me time and time again on my spiritual journey of struggle, pain, and awakening I started to pay attention. I was struggling with anxiety disorder, panic attacks, seasonal depression, addiction to men, feelings of being unwhole and unworthy, disconnected, not present, fear of missing out on everything, and also being a slave to my own mind and thought patterns. I jumped from unhealthy relationship to even more unhealthy relationships and drank alcohol almost every other day as a coping mechanism (which lead to tons of self sabotaging). After doing a lot of research I decided to take the Aya plunge. I knew it’d be the most courageous thing I’ve ever done. I chose Nada Brahma because I wanted something small and where I could get a better connection. Not only did I want to feel connected in the beautiful nature of Costa Rica but after reading the reviews I knew I wanted to meet everyone at Nada Brahma too. Jessica, Carlos and Harol made the entire experience and flow seamless. From answering all my questions in record time to picking me up from the airport and guiding me through the most important growth of my entire life. Everything is carefully planned out to give you the max growth and healing you can get. You really feel loved, cared about, and taken care of at Nada Brahma. The staff is also amazing, they take care of your every need. And the other people I met on the retreat became like a family to me. One of my main take aways from ayahuasca is when your subconscious is brought into your consciousness it is the most powerful tool you can ever experience. I truly do not know any other way to access it and get the true release and clarity I needed then through Ayahuasca. Ayahuasca shows you that you do have the power to make the right choices for you. Life is not what you expect until you chose to wake up. So do it. Wake up! And feel what true peace is like. And I recommend doing it with Nada Brahma. If your reading this know your already on the right path and you are so important and courageous. So much love and peace to you! -Roselie Xx
Guy Spiro April 23, 2019
I couldnt have even imagined in my dreams a better set and setting for this incredible journey into my soul’s soul. I was communicating with pretty much every single retreat in Costa Rica Which is online for months and months prior, asking many questions and trying to pick up the vibe and follow my intuition and following my gut I finally selected this safe haven of healing which is led by people who are there only to help others get the answers to the questions they are so desperately asking. Whether you are seeking emotional healing from a deep traumatic experience, tired of being generally sad or depressed, looking for some guidance and learning where you belong (or don’t belong) in this journey, or just looking to understand more about the universes grander questions, Nada Brahma is the perfect place to find some hard earned clarity. From the moment you will arrive you will instantly feel the loving, guiding and supportive energies from Carlos, Harold, Jessica and Ruff and even from the house staff which is always ready to provide an amazing nutritious meal to the brave voyagers which come. This week will forever remain with me as one of the most profound, enlightening, humbling, freeing and transformative experiences of my life. Located in the beautiful rural area of San Ramón, there is no better way I can think of to reconnect with nature as I I was going through one of the most incredible weeks of my life with some of the most beautiful people I’ve ever had the chance to cross paths with. Thank you Carlos, Harold, Jessica, Ruff and all the rest for this first (and most definitely not last) journey at Nada Brahma. I will see you all soon again. With love and gratitude.
Trevor Mengel April 19, 2019
I cannot find the words to describe how incredible my experience at Nada Brahma was, but ‘amazing’, ‘(mind’s) eye-opening’, ‘empowering’, and ‘life changing’ would all be good places to start. Jessica, with her love and Carlos, with his wisdom were perfectly complementary forces to healing and developing universal understanding. Their generosity and open-heartedness is contagious. My fellow journeyers have all become close friends and we are planning to organize future retreats at Nada Brahma and meetups together. I would recommend Nada Brahma to anyone looking to hit reset, discover their soul, and prepare for the next phase of their lives.
Tamarae McLaughlin February 14, 2019
Wow! Words will never describe the healing transformation I experienced with Carlos & Jessica. They are beautiful souls who have opened their hearts and their home to share with others the gift of Mother Ayahuasca. The ceremonies, all the delish food, and ample integration time with Carlos and Jarro made the entire retreat well beyond anything I anticipated. I have so much love and gratitude in my heart for the life-changing experiences I had. If you are looking for an ayahuasca healing retreat full of pure love, this is the place. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, so much love. Tamarae
Wolfgang Plaschg January 28, 2019
What I planned to be "just another" psychedelic experience turned into the most transformative and healing week of my life. Carlos, Harold and Jessica have created a unique, loving and open space for healing and spiritual growth. Carlos is a very humble but insightful spiritual guide who uses his experience and intuition to apply the right medicine for the group. His kind words amplify the effect of the medicines and gives direction to seekers. On my retreat he used Kombo, Rapé, Temaszcal (Sweat Lodge) and 3 Ayahuasca ceremonies. Harold assists Carlos and takes care of the people when they have a hard time during the ceremonies. Due to his compassionate soul, it was easy for me to connect with him. Jessica does a great job of organizing everything, so that the retreat was an overall smooth experience. The food they provided was healthy, delicious and varied. The staff did a great job of taking care of us after the exhausting Ayahuasca ceremonies. The retreat center itself has a stunning view over the Costa Rica mountains. If you plan to do an Ayahuasca retreat you cannot go wrong with Nada Brahma Healing Center. Book early because the center takes only 8-10 people in each retreat!
Wolfgang Plaschg January 27, 2019
I spent a week at Carlos' retreat center and met a humble but insightful spiritual "teacher" (he does not claim the title for himself) who uses very clear and effective words to convey the eternal and timeless teachings of Indian spirituality and the wisdom of the shamanic traditions. He was there all the time, taking care of my well-being and warmly interested in my progress. More than his words, his humble presence, his gratitude for nature and all beings deeply touched and opened my heart. Thank you so much for this incredible, transformative and healing week with you and your family.
Steph L-M January 22, 2019
I spent several years doing research into the right plant medicine healing center and a combination of the small retreat size, location and positive, sincere reviews lead me to Nada Brahma. Carlos, Jessica, Harold and the staff are authentic healers and compassionate people. I felt completely safe and taken care of for the whole of my week there. They have created a comfortable center in a beautiful part of CR, opening up their actual home to all of us seekers. The retreat was exactly what I was hoping for -- the right mix of group conversation, yoga, meditation and ceremonies with solo time to do whatever feels right with no judgment or pressure. It's really magical what they are doing and the center seems to attract genuine, open-hearted people from all over the world. I cannot recommend a retreat at Nada Brahma enough -- if you're reading this right now, take this as a sign that you should go and be transformed. You won't regret it.
Kay lindstrom December 28, 2018
Carlos Jessica, Harold, Ruff and the plants are all spiritual , physical and material masters who know what you need when you need it. They provide it with incredible compassion, patience and tenderness . These are not people who are capitalizing on a trend or only seeking financial gain. They are doing this because the plants helped them align with their souls purpose and, in Jessica's case, saved her very life. When you reach a certain level of "enlightenment, " you realize that because of oneness, you are not enlightened unless everyone is, so you serve, you help others as you have been helped. This is where these beings are vibrationally. After my experience here. I felt cleansed and renewed in body emotion and soul. Light as a feather. I wept at the last day not wanting. to leave these people and the love and connection I had felt After I left I went to Samara where I met someone selling jewelry on the street, who knows Carlos and agrees that he is the best being in Costa Rica for healing.. I couldn't agree more. I love these people. I am already dreaming when I can return.....
Ieva Silkane December 06, 2018
I cannot imagine better place than Nada Brahma Healing Center for my plant medicine journey..I am so happy my life path crossed with these beautiful people - Carlos, Harrold and Jessica. But really words cannot express my love for them and gratitude for the work they are doing. They have created amazing place for healing and understanding, with their light energy and hight vibrations! I recomend this place for everyone, who are on the journey of self discovery. Carlos, Harrold and Jessica will be the perfect support team, with their open hearts and minds!
Monika Kupiec November 09, 2018
I tagged along to try Ayahuasca because my friend was eager to try, he also suggested it would help my 3.5 year ankle injury. I did minimal research on retreats as I stumbled on Nada Brahma, the website had great energy and felt this was the one for us. From the moment I was greeted at the airport to arrival to the retreat grounds, I knew I signed up for something remarkably special. One of those Deja vu encounters like no other... It’s hard to put into words what I experienced but now as I’m writing after a month after, I have to say I feel more like my real self. The effects kicked in as I enjoy my job again, I enjoy being in my body, I don’t get stressed anymore, I feel more aware of what my body needs instead of thinking what it wants and still no cravings for meat! I feel very much at peace with myself and my ankle pain hasn’t returned - which has never lasted this long pain free since the accident!! The 3 ceremonies I reflect upon often and cherish the visions and messages given from mother Aya dearly. She helped heal my body and realigned me. As funny as it sounds, I have a new appreciation on the beauty of throwing up for a real release. A well worth retreat that will be remembered forevermore. Thank you, Carlos and Harold. :)
Ben Holt November 06, 2018
Nada Brahma was beyond anything I imagined before going. I participated in a 7 day 3 ayahuasca ceremony intensive retreat. Jessica and Carlos were amazing and are now friends for life. The meals that were prepared for us were soooo delicious and Jessica always made sure we were full and fulfilled. Carlos and Harold are two of the most amazing men I've had the pleasure of meeting. They were always there for me when I needed someone to talk to and consult with. The ayahuasca was very potent and extremely profound. The brew was blessed and the ceremonies were conducted in an incredible space and our shamans, Carlos and Harold, were beyond anything I have ever experienced. They are blessed in the art of shamanism and the entire space is extremely blessed as well. At the end of the retreat, we visited La Fortuna to enjoy the hot springs and delicious fruit. Overall, Nada Brahma is beyond worth the money. Not only will you connect with yourself in ways you didn't think were possible, but you will connect with your group and the hosts and make a new family for life!
Kousuke Ogino October 12, 2018
If you are planning to come here to just trip balls this may not be the place for you... if you feel like you are stuck in a rut or as Carlos explains it best "to connect with your true self" this may be the place for you. Before I had come to the retreat I was stuck in a vicious negative feedback whirlpool that I could never seem to swim out of... until I had taken Ayahuasca. Ayahusca did NOT cure anything - she just showed me the fallacy of the way I looked at the world and in a way showed me what I already knew in my sub-conscious mind. She cleared the bullshit fog of ego and negative self perception I had about myself and let me be my TRUE self for the first time. It was the most liberating thing in the world. My spirit felt as light as ever and my mind felt like it was at true peace for the first time since I exited the womb. Now don't get me wrong I don't want to make it seem like the plant medicine is all butterflies and sunshine as it can be very physically and mentally demanding depending on how much baggage you go in with. What do I mean by that? I guess you could compare the plant medicine to Santa Clause - she KNOWS whether you've been good or bad to yourself; have you neglected taking care of your body? She will show you in a tough love kind of way that you need to take care of yourself better. And the same can be said about your mental state. As far as the location of the place I would be hard pressed to find a better setting especially at such a price point as Nada Brahma. The staff was on top of keeping the place very tidy and catered to our needs whenever we were hungry or thirsty. We always had fresh homemade meals which was always delicious. Thank you Jessica! Throughout my week stay at NB I got the feeling that Carlos and Jessica weren't in it for the money but to genuinely help the people. The smaller group setting also feels a lot more intimate and I am grateful for all the knowledge and wisdom Carlos shared with us. In the end if you come with good intentions Mother Aya will take care of you. :-) Special shout out to Harold, the staff, Ruff, and the kiddos for putting up with the guests rummaging in and out of there place at all hours of the day.
Jaime L September 20, 2018
Carlos and Jessica, husband and wife, run Nada Brahma Healing Center in San Ramón, Costa Rica. The center is situated about 45m from San José's international airport. Transfer to the center was a breeze, Carlos himself picked us up. The grounds are beautiful and serene, on top of a hill overlooking a valley vibrant with lush tropical jungle, the Pacific Ocean at a distance. Accommodation is adequate, and altitude helps keep pleasant temperatures day and night. It was my first time doing ayahuasca, and Carlos and Harold, who works with him, were conducive to a very loving and enriching experience. You feel safe and taken care of, so you can take time to look at yourself from a completely different angle using traditional medicine from the Amazon. You may come for the ayahuasca, but this retreat is so much more: a vegan detox week filled with tasty, healthy dishes; a digital detox giving you time to connect with others, contemplate nature and recharge yourself with a good night's sleep; other traditional healing practices and medicines, like temazcal sweat lodges and kambo; nature walks to the nearby waterfalls, and if you are as lucky as we were, an outing to thermal baths at a nearby volcano. Really a once in a lifetime experience, well worth the price. I recommend it.
Thomas Gahéry August 26, 2018
It is very hard to explain those things. It has been 6 months now and I am thinking about it every day. The meetings with the group, with myself were very powerfull, people accepting who you are without judgment. The main boundary was me. The ceremonies, fires, yoga classes, connections with earth, animals, just feeling your natural instinct : what an experience. When am I coming back? Thanks to Alex, Harold, Jessica, Carlos & my group
Suzanne Vaughan August 19, 2018
Where to begin: I came to Nada Brahma to continue my path of healing and learning about modalities I can share with others. I thought I was coming to experience ayahuasca but that is not how it turned out. Yes, I had 3 ceremonies with ayahuasca, each building upon the lesson from before, but it was just one piece tucked into a warm blanket of love and sincere intentions. Carlos, who leads the retreat and ceremonies, decides what medicines and ceremonies will be employed as part of healing the group -- we were able to benefit from Rapé (tribal tobacco snuff), Kambo and Temazcal sweat lodge ceremony in addition to the ayahuasca and, I might add, the hikes to the waterfall and their amazing dog, Ruff! Carlos, Jessica and Harold invite you into their lives and family while giving you all the space you need to connect with yourself, the other guests and with each of them in exactly the way that is needed by you. They are all heart-centered and openly share their experiences with honesty and integrity, intending to provide anything that may help you with your own journey. They do this without attachment, meaning it never feels like instruction and you are encouraged to take what resonates. Yet, because of the respective journeys of all three, there is wisdom that sinks in to help you access your own answers later. I cherish how the stories have helped me through every ayahuasca journey and during and after as I was integrating -- and I'm still integrating. Speaking of integration, they have a wonderful way of helping and encouraging all guests to take advantage of the time with each other. I found plenty of opportunities to speak one on one with everyone as well as a group. It was immensely helpful to hear the learnings from each other as oftentimes it led to my own additional integration. Do not be shy -- open up and you'll get even more value (and build friendships!). The location is breathtaking - you are looking out onto mountains with a city and then ocean in the distance. The clouds and fog take a turn daily to roll in, oftentimes during sunset, to give it a majestic view. The temperature is very comfortable - my guess is 70's most of the time and I didn't notice any mosquitoes and stopped wearing bug repellant by the 3rd day. Don't miss the waterfall! Even if you're not in great shape you can do it! The beds are comfortable (firmish which I like), the rooms are clean and simple, the bathroom is clean and has ample hot water. There is a nice porch as part of the "bunkhouse" where we often enjoyed tea or sitting listening to the rain. There are at least a dozen umbrellas floating around at the bunkhouse and the main house so I never had to bust out my rain gear. The ceremony site is gorgeous and spacious (also where you do yoga). I chose this retreat because my gut feeling was that they had loads of integrity, could understand the layers of muck that can result from western living (because they've experienced it too) and were a fair price. I found out I was wrong about one thing: Their price includes way more than I bargained for so it was an exceptional price. Happy to answer any questions if you want to get in touch. Search for my name on Linkedin. You'll know you found me -- my tagline is currently "I provide healing to reveal Your-True-Self".
Jesse Simpson August 12, 2018
I had a life changing experience last week at Nada Brahma. The whole experience was great. I received a number of really exciting insights on how I can live a better life and I’m excited to start applying it all. I felt a lot of love and am grateful for the entire experience. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Plus, the property is amazing! The view is increíble and down the hill is a river with 4 or 5 beautiful 20 ft waterfalls right in a row. The only thing I would change would be to add more salads and vegetables in place of the bread and other refined carbs. Carlos, Harold, Jessica and crew are great hosts and make you feel comfortable right away. A lot can be learned from Carlos and his approach to life. Thank you to the whole team!
Tina L July 11, 2018
When I was searching for an Ayahuasca Retreat, Nada Brahma stood out first, because the stories of Carlos and Jessica (on their website) were genuine and real. I could tell from their words that they wanted to help others heal they way they had healed their own lives. Still, I had no idea what the environment would be like, how many people would actually be there, sleeping arrangements, etc. As soon as we arrived on the grounds and Carlos met us, I immediately felt at ease. His warm, friendly demeanor stood out, but after he shared his story, I was even more amazed with both he and Jessica, and their commitment to helping others. The grounds are beautiful and everything was so well planned. Our bungalow accommodations were comfortable; we each were provided a locker with plenty of room for our things. The showers are spacious and clean, our Tea/Water Station was always stocked. There are hammocks for relaxing during our long conversations. Jessica is very organized, professional, and attentive. She will arrange all of the transfers from the airport and give you any tips you might need. With the help of their staff, we were well fed (delicious, fresh fruits every day) and any special requests/dietary needs were met. I tried some foods I had never had before and will try to use the recipes Jessica sent us. Carlos had 2 assistants who helped with ceremonies and music, setting up, cleaning up after us, helping us integrate our experiences and share their own personal experiences. They are all beautiful people with the right intentions of giving you the best plant medicine that you deserve. They will be with you as much as you need them. I was so very happy I chose Nada Brahma Healing Center. The 8 of us women became fast friends. I could not imagine being at a place with dozens of people during a ceremony. We had everything we needed and asked for, and my Ayahuasca experience surpassed anything I could EVER have imagined. Thank you Carlos, Jessica, Alex, Hiro, the ladies, the kids, and Ruff (our mascot!).
Lindsey July 09, 2018
Words will not do justice in adequately describing just how amazing of an experience I had during my week long retreat. I researched for hours to find the 'right' retreat, and I am so glad I chose Nada Brahma. I was incredibly nervous and anxious before taking the medicine, but the love and support of Carlos, Alex, Harold, and Jessica made me feel safe and cared for every moment. Food: The food was amazing!! From the most delicious fruit every day to incredible vegan recipes, the food was always yummy and plentiful. Jessica also went out of her to accommodate dietary restrictions and even surprised me with buying my favorite Central American fruit! Accomodations: The guest house is beautiful and was a great place to relax after long days. Our group became like sisters, and it was nice to have everyone staying close together. The rooms were cleaned daily and little touches like fresh flowers in the rooms were very much appreciated! Medicine/ceremonies: Despite initial nerves, I felt so safe with Carlos leading the way. He always seemed to know exactly what to say and do to make me feel better. I came to love and appreciate the beauty of each medicine throughout the week as I went deeper into myself. Choosing Nada Brahma and choosing to invest in myself was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Having the chance to unplug, lose track of time, surrender to the experience, and do the hard work necessary to heal, enabled me to have a transformative experience. I am already looking forward to my next retreat! I am forever thankful to Jessica, Carlos, your beautiful children, Alex, Harold, and Ruff. You will forever have a place in my heart!
Tania June 19, 2018
Finding the Nada Brama Healing Center was truly a gift, one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I always felt very safe and taken care of. Carlos always knew what to say to me to make me feel better. His words were very comforting and somehow, it was exactly what I needed to hear to feel more confident. During the ceremonies, Carlos, Alex and Harold were very caring and they were always there if I needed support. They have so much knowledge to share. Jessicas food was amazing! She is such a wonderful woman, always very helpful and sharing her own experiences. After a few days, I found myself going with the flow, nowhere to rush to, no time, enjoying the nature around... And enjoying the amazing experiences I had, truly life changing to me. I highly recommend Nada Brama Healing Center, the best decision I could have taken. I'll return for sure!
Jeff June 13, 2018
It's the amazing people and spirit behind this place that make it truly exceptional. There are lots of spiritual resorts out there, with a host of activities on the menu to be had: If that is what you want, it would be best to seek it elsewhere. If however you are ready for a guided process to face your pain head-on and resolve stuck patterns, this may be the next step in your journey. When you are willing to do the hard work involved and open to some incredibly challenging and unpleasant moments, then this center has the potential to completely transform your life from the inside out. You will be exposed to a stunning environment, unplugged from time obsession, and introduced to absolutely delicious vegan food. The focus here is on letting go of past struggles and coming into alignment with who you are in a way that is free of resistance. Be prepared for a life-changing experience. Thank you!
Sahíly Aguilera June 11, 2018
Han pasado dos meses y un poquito después de mi retiro en Nada Brahma y, cada vez que trato de escribir mi “review”, me parece insuficiente e injusto. Hoy me decidí a hacerlo de una vez por todas porque, aunque me sigue pareciendo una experiencia indescriptible(de lo grandiosa), lo injusto sería no hacerlo, aún cuando las palabras no alcancen siquiera a rozar la superficie de lo que considero ha sido “El viaje de mi vida”. Nada de lo que diga abarcará cuanto de maravilloso tiene este lugar donde conocí ese amor incondicional del que tanto había leído. Nada Brahma es un pequeño edén habitado por ángeles donde se respira naturaleza, amor y paz. Llegar y sentirme como en casa fue el primer milagro. Carlos, Alex y Jessica me acogieron con tal calidez que bastaron unos instantes para disipar los temores y dudas conque uno se enfrenta a lo desconocido. Hospitalidad sincera, sabiduría y entrega, más allá de lo imaginable, parece ser el “motto” de este equipo que, en sólo 8 días, transformó mi existencia y me acompañó y guió a través de un viaje de crecimiento espiritual tan extraordinario como indescriptible. De su mano, descorrí los velos y atravesé todas mis sombras, enfrenté mis miedos, reconocí el amor que soy y constaté la esencia divina que me habita, a mí y a todos. Cada ceremonia obró su milagro. Las plantas maestras, administradas por Carlos y Alex con infinito amor, me mostraron el camino y me devolvieron la confianza en la vida y en el Ser. Sin la ayuda de ellos, no sé qué habría hecho con todas las oscuridades y traumas que me fueron develados. Siento que, el proceso de integración en el que me guiaron, fue tan importante y necesario como la experiencia de la medicina en sí. Hoy respiro amor y paz, camino con paso firme por la vida hacia la luz que me mostraron y tengo una nueva familia allá en San Ramón. Gracias Carlos. Gracias Alex. Gracias Jessica. ¡¡Son lo máximo!! Si alguna vez sintiera el llamado nuevamente, sé a dónde regresar. Los amo.
Isabella Gligora May 27, 2018
I spent 7 days at Nada Brahma Healing Center the first week of May 2018 and it was one of the best choice I have ever made in my life! Location is stunning, you will find yourself very close to nature. You will enjoy Costa Rica’s wildlife just by sitting on their deck drinking a cup of tea. Accommodation, food and ambience were outstanding. Jessica and the all staff took care of me and my needs every day all day. Carlos has a lot of knolodge and experience about the medicine, I felt very safe in every moment of each ceremonies. He supports and advice you step by step. He is right there all the time for a chat, answer your questions and most of all to share his experiences and knowledge with you. I loved that! Alex, a man I would like to see every morning for the rest of my existence. An amazing soul, always smiling and encouraging. About the ceremonies, I was lucky enough to be able to experience Ayuhaska, Rape’, Kambo, Yopo and Temascal (sweat lodge) and I loved all of that! The all week has been an amazing opportunity of personal growing. I felt very connected with my true self and my life more and more every day! I still feel the same! I’m very grateful to have met and shared this wonderful life experience with them and I highly recommend Nada Brama Healing Center to people looking for a true change in their life!! Thank you all! Lots of love! Isabella
Vas Onica May 21, 2018
I went to Nada Brahma Healing Center at the beginning of May 2018.... I wanted to do ayahuasca for a while, but I could not make up my mind where to go; Peru or Costa Rica. Once I discovered Nada Brahma Healing Center, I KNEW that this was the place for me...I have to say that I do not regret picking this center!! The guys running the place; Carlos, Jessica and Alex, are amazing human (angels) beings. They have so much love, compassion, understanding and time for everyone! The rooms were always very clean, the showers are suitable for everyone, as they are very spacious and easy to access. The food was delicious too!! When you take the medicine, Carlos and Alex have abundance of experience, as well as love and compassion for everyone! You are, and you feel, safe there! Overall, my experience has been life changing, I don't have words to describe my gratitude for what these guys have done for me!! If i ever feel like taking ayahuasca again, this is the place I would go to, without any hesitation!! Thank you Jessica, Carlos & Alex!! Much love to you all!!
Carol Ende April 23, 2018
My husband and I just recently returned from Nada Brahma Healing Center. We experienced our first Plant Medicine (Ayahuasca) along with Kambo, sweat lodge and yoga. First I would like to thank Jessica, Carlos, Alex and all the staff for welcoming us with peace and joy and making us feel right at home. I was nervous at first because I had never been to Costa Rica and didn't know what to expect from the plant medicine. However, Carlos and Jessica made us feel so at peace and safe that by the end of the week we had made several new life time friends. I can not recommend this peaceful, intimate retreat enough and words won't do it justice. Just to wake up in the morning to the sounds of the birds and the jungle was so peaceful I miss it. Jessica puts so much love into her yummy food that I have changed my diet to keep it going. She has sent us all the recipes for the dishes which are easy to prepare, healthy, delicious and filling. Thank you Jessica for that. Carlos and Alex work hand in hand at giving us the best Ayahuasca experience. Carlos was very supportive through the healing sessions we did with the medicine, letting you have your own space and stepping in right when needed. He saw the beauty in life and was able to convey his knowledge with a calm knowing. The waterfalls, sunsets, the beautiful location and the sacred ceremonies will stay with me forever, or until I go back again. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone looking to experience plant medicine must go to Nada Brahma Healing Center. Thank you all for giving us the experience of a life time. Love Carol and Emilio.
Matteo Ferrari April 17, 2018
I took part in an Ayahuasca retreat at Nada Brahma last week. I could talk extensively about the beauty of the surrounding nature, the songs of birds, the beautiful smiles and loving care of everyone involved in the center, the delicious food, the comfortable beds and all the details that made my stay exceedingly pleasant and relaxing but, if I had to recommend Nada Brahma to anyone, it would be for the absolute awareness and connection of Carlos and Alex, their profound knowledge of plant medicine and their ability to always do or say the right thing at the right time. Within a very short time I got to the point of trusting them with my own life. My experience greatly exceeded the goals I had set for myself and radically changed my life. My gratitude for the Nada Brahma people is as big as I can experience. Matteo
Brooke Hayes April 03, 2018
When I arrived at Nada Brahma Healing Centre on my own, after finding this retreat centre through a google search, I was naturally curious about how safe the space would feel, and what types of people I would meet. From the moment I arrived, it was clear that this was no ordinary place. The small group size allowed for deep conversations, and plenty of space for integration. Carlos leads the ceremonies with deep presence, intuition, respect and love. Aleks brings light to every conversation, and the openness of his joy is a wonder to behold. Jessica creates a warm welcoming space for all, and nourishes guests from the inside and out with beautiful food. Since the retreat, my life has evolved more than I thought possible, and continues to change and grow. I am forever grateful for the opportunity offered at Nada Brahma.
Gisela Graf March 16, 2018
I loved being at Nada Brahma Healing Center with Jessica, Carlos and Aleks. Anyone who seeks to dive into the realms of plant medicine and is looking for a safe space to do this, should go to Nada Brahma. I felt so taken care of from the moment of signing up, arriving until the end of my stay. Every wish is was being fulfilled and I felt so welcome, loved and appreciated by everyone. All questions were answered at any time, all worries taken care of and we were spoilt with the most amazing healthy food and outdoor experiences. The waterfalls, sunsets, the beautiful location and the sacred ceremonies touched me deeply. Jessica, Carlos and Aleks are an amazing team. They support everyone individually with their love and undivided presence. I can highly recommed going there. I would do it again anytime :) Thanks to everyone at Nada Brahma Gisela
Ina Burkert March 02, 2018
Coming to the 1 week Ayahuasca retreat at the Nada Brahma Healing Center was one of the most deep experiences in my life. I´m meditating since 15 years and also had beautiful experiences - I´ve seen incredible things and miracles performed. But this retreat took me to a place where I really met myself and connected to my essence - it`s so far beyond any words - like coming home into being. Besides from my inner journey, my connection to Ma and the answers she gave me, the way Carlos, Jessica & Alex prepare you and take care of everything around - the physical and emotional needs - it touched my heart and it is a teaching in itself about how to live life as a flow - heart-fully and open and present. Jessica with her beautiful female energy is always there to help and nourish you with whatever you need, and Carlos silence and presence has touched my inner core and that will always stay inside me. He has such a profound knowing about these things, that for the first time I was able to trust someone. And Alex is an example of living life from the heart. I´m grateful forever and I feel this is the best place to do such a retreat!
Heather February 15, 2018
Nada Brahma was better than I could have hoped for. Carlos, Alex and Jessica were perfect. Carlos has integrity, warmth, incredible knowledge and a sense of humor. He was always around when I had a question or needed some kind words. He was able to clear up my confusion by saying just what I needed to hear. Truly, perfection. Jessica takes such good care to make sure we all had enough to eat and drink whilst making it all look effortless. She easily shared her experiences which were comforting. Jessica made me feel cared for and safe, very important when experiencing such profound shifts. Alex was a beautiful addition to the whole experience. He is kind and funny and clear and peaceful. His smile is settling and beatific. He saw the beauty in life and was able to convey his knowledge with a calm knowing. I loved my time at Nada Brahma. I will be back, for sure.
Ewelina Dolzycka February 02, 2018
Upon arriving at the Nada Brahma Healing Center, I instantly felt the warm welcome from Carlos and Jessica, this made me feel very comfortable. Carlos was very supportive through the healing sessions we did with the medicine, letting you have your own space and stepping in right when needed. Through the medicine work, I felt I was transcending deep rooted fears causing me to shift my perspective to the positive. The connection I made here was incredible, I felt like I was part of the family! I would highly recommend this incredibly healing experience to anyone! -Ewelina
Karolina Ahlberg Bolander January 11, 2018
It's now a few mounths since I spontaniously ended up at Nada Brahma to meet Carlos Jessica and Alex. If I were to explain this experience with one word it would be life changing. I have left my past and my fears behind and my future is now in the hands of the univers. I am going back again soon to learn even more about my true self.
Hattan Bakhit November 30, 2017
I spent 8 days at Nada Brahma Healing Center to experience the healing power of plants medicines with Carlos, Alex and Jessica. I consider it as the most profound experience that I EVER HAD IN MY LIFE! You get to be in a truly family loving environment with the great delicious all vegan food. I booked a single room and was very clean and comfortable for me. It comes with clean fresh towels and your own water bottle. We had the chance to access all the property landscape with the amazing view of the jungle horizon that opens to water, mountains and woods. It's a truly heaven place to reflect on every aspect of the beauty of Costa Rica. Carlos, Alex and Jessica are very warm hearted loving people that taught me so much and I can't express how transformed my being to a higher and better human on this earth. Especially going through the tough times with experiencing the power of the ancient plants, Carlos was there for us at ALL times to assist and uplift our spirits. We got the chance to visit the top of the mountains, volcanoes waterfalls and some small shopping areas. I highly recommend the retreat of Nada Brahma Healing Center for everyone who is really serious about big transformation to be a better soul on this earth. Love and light to Carlos, Jessica and Alex <3 Hattan Bakhit
Samantha Herrera November 27, 2017
Para mi haber conocido a Carlos, Alex, Yessica, Andrés, Sofía y Roof fue algo inolvidable, estoy muy agradecida por todo lo que ellos me enseñaron, no solo con las diferentes medicinas, que todas son increíbles. El trabajo que ellos hacen es algo integral y muy profundo, ellos son una familia increíble, llena de amor y gracias a eso toda la experiencia con la medicina se vuelve mucho más fácil, el sentirte en casa te hace sentir también que estás seguro y puedes en la ceremonia dejar de resistirte a aprender lo que Ayahuasca tiene para enseñarte.. Ayahuasca me enseñó mucho de traumas de la infancia, del universo, de la conexión con lo espiritual y el trabajo en uno mismo, de la vida de las personas que me rodean como aprendizaje, entre mucha otras cosas.. Este viaje ayuda no solo a sanar, también a conocer más de nosotros mismos, nos ayuda a comprender muchas cosas y va más allá de lo que puedes imaginar.. Estoy muy feliz también por haber experimentado la experiencia con mi grupo en el retiro, los amo mucho a todos, Joy tu también me enseñaste mucho y lo sigues haciendo =) Muchas gracias por todo a todos los integrantes de Nada Brahma Healing Center que son mi familia, los amo!!
Alfredo Montes de Oca Madrigal November 27, 2017
Para mi fue una transformación espiritual. La medicina, el ambiente y actividades proporcionadas por Carlos, Alex y Jessica crean una armonía única y comunicación extrasensorial con tu interior, la naturaleza y la unidad. Sin duda una experiencia revitalizadora y sorprendente. En cada viaje siempre me sentí bendecido con su guía, trabajando mis miedos, aprendiendo un nuevo idioma con mi alrededor. El Ayahuasca es una experiencia fuerte, única, asombrosa y a la vez de mucha paz interior. En Costa Rica fui a conocer la otra familia que había dejado de visitar hacía tiempo.
uv sho November 23, 2017
Hi. I have been to Nada Brahma Healing center for a 3 day retreat a few months ago. what can i say? as of today - my life has changed for the better. This was my first retreat. I thank Jessica and Carlos for the warm professional journey. From the little i have understood regarding such retreats - Nada Brahma is the real deal. If / When I decide to go for another - I will go back to Nada Brahma. Good luck to everyone on their journey! Peace, UV
Rune Eik Rosendahl November 15, 2017
I was a very careful and observant person until i was invited into Carlos, Jessica and their childrens home. The Ayahuasca ceremonies and all it contains are filled from top to bottom with Carlos and Alex’ love which really hit my inside while i was lying there listening. If you are like me looking for a really personal and safe place to retreat - i highly recommend this place. I do not think it can get any better. I miss you guys and thank you a life time for your kindness and i am really looking forward to seeing you again.
Majken Sofia Karlström November 13, 2017
Have you ever wondered why we are on planet Earth excisting in a forever expanding universe? I was wondering, traveling around searcing for the answer. By a synchronicity I ended up at Carlos and Jessicas home. And I'm so thankful I did. It was such a safe, loving and beautiful place to be. Thanks to them Ayahuasca had a chance to wake me up and make me feel and know these answers in my heart as clear as I know my name. Here's some of the messages Ayahuasca made me remember; (Feel how the words below goes from your brain and lands in your heart.) *There is no good or bad in the universe, just different perspectivs. *Life's a joke! We're here to have fun, learn, understand and create. *We're all the same. There's no differens between you and me. I am you and you are me. We're all one. *You are the creator of the universe. You have created everything you been thru. And you have the power to create whatever you want and dream of. *Listen to your feelings and intuition, it's your souls language to tell youself your path. Give yourself a big hug and put your hands on your heart. Feel the love growing strong from the inside. You don't have to look for anything anywhere. You have everything inside of you, you have only choosen to forget who you are when you came into your human body. If you want to remember you can. You can meditate for a lifetime to get your answers; or you can buy a ticket to Costa Rica and meet your new loving family Carlos, Jessica, Alex, Andres, Sofia and Raff.❤️✨ It's the best I've done in (this) life so far. It's much more fun to live when you know in your heart the rules of the game. Lots of love and light// Majken Sofia (Finland)
Catherine Paradis-Bleau November 12, 2017
Aligning with retreats at the Nada Brahma Healing Center was the most beautiful thing that happened to me in a long, very long time. It changed my life, nothing less. Without having met Carlos and his team, I felt complete trust and alignement for the process. When Carlos and Alex picked me up at the airport the night of my arrival to Costa Rica, I felt so much bliss. I was there, the path was unravelling. We embarked on a powerful healing and awakening journey for which I am forever thankful. Carlos is amazing. He always found the exact words to reach my soul and made me radiate from the inside out. Alex is a concentrated ball of love and Jessica is so nurturing and loving, adding a welcomed feminine energy to the healing journey. This journey touched my heart, soul, body and mind so deeply. I will never be the same, and I would never go back to my "previous self" if I was to be given the opportunity. In fact I want to go back and work with them further. I am blessed to have crossed paths with the Nada Brahma Healing Center energy and team. Thank you again. From Catherine
Jess Li November 02, 2017
Carlos have the most powerful tool to help me heal my soul. Costa Rica have most healing energy if you looking for a safe place to release your mask and heal your soul. All the plant medicines worked on energy level which nothing theory and self work can compare with. I had almost 10 years depression and anxiety. I have tried countless way to heal myself and all I found is people who claim they can cure me they themselves are depressed, includes many spiritual teachers and psychologist. I wanted to find the truth about human happiness and Carlos is the person who have the one truth answer. The whole retreat is essential, Carlos combined different medicines to detox and heal on both physical and mental level. Also when we working on our emotions and trauma, there is no time limit like normal psychology session, Carlos will make sure we processed our emotions by talking to him hours to hours, he cares about people more than anything. It is the place for me to find myself back and heal my abstract trauma.However, with the whole process, finding the right Sharmen is the key, since the medicine is really powerful, we need to make sure we are on good hand. And Carlos is the most reliable person I have ever seen. Also Jessica's cooking and organic life skills also educated me to how to proper take care of my body and have a healthy life style after this re-birth process.
Lucas Bolatti November 02, 2017
Por donde empezar?...describir algo tan magico, describir encontrarse con el creador, es tan dificil con las palabras, desbordan mis sentimientos para poder hacerlo. Fue la mejor experiencia en tema de curacion, realmente me ayudo y mucho, estoy en un nuevo camino de paz y amor, la medicina...ayahuasca es amor puro, te mostro el camino...senti morir y renacer, cuando volvi de esa muerte solo sentia AMOR, realmente una experiencia inolvidable, agradecer a Carlos, Harold y ALex por la auyuda, por la ceremonia por mostrarme este camino, el camino de la sanacion. Muy feliz de empezar de nuevo y bien, recomendado al 100% la ceremonia, linda gente, lindo ambiente linda sanacion...muchas pero muchas muchas gracias de nuevo, abrazo gigante a todos. Atte Lucas Bolatti Where to begin?... to describe something so magical, to describe meeting the creator, it is so difficult with words, my feelings overflow to be able to do it. It was the best experience in terms of healing, really helped me and much, I am on a new path of peace and love, medicine... ayahuasca is pure love, I show you the way... I felt to die and reborn, when I came back from that death I only felt LOVE, really an unforgettable experience, to thank Carlos, Harold and ALex for the help, for the ceremony for showing me this way, the way. Very happy to start again and well, 100% recommended the ceremony, nice people, beautiful environment, beautiful healing... many but many thanks again, big hug to all. Attete Lucas Bolatti
Desi Kadra October 30, 2017
The Nada Brahma Healing centre is a truly unique place to help you through your transformation whether physical, mental or emotional, facilitated by people who really care about each and every person who has committed to this journey. After seeing how Carlos, Jessica and Alex work with people I knew that this was the right place for me to embark on a spiritual journey with plant medicine. I felt supported through every stage of the healing, before and after, which are crucial times to learn how to integrate and make sense of everything learnt from Ayahuasca, Kambo and the other plant medicines. Having tried Ayahuasca previously, I can see how the people facilitating it is absolutely crucial to the experience you have and Carlos and Alex are very experienced and emotionally supportive, which allowed me to feel safe during each ceremony. Jessica's wealth of knowledge on holistic health and nutrition, as well as feminine touch to everything, definitely made me feel very comfortable and looked after where we stayed. The food was amazing and I've even started using some of the recipes at home. I loved that there is no set order or schedule to anything. It felt like a breath of fresh air to just go with the flow and enjoy each moment as it comes. The group activities were so much fun and a great way to see more of Costa Rica. I made some incredible friendships during my stay there and it was so encouraging to see the positive changes in others around me. Not to mention, that the centre was immersed in the wild, with animals and green all around. What better way to get back in touch with yourself. A truly unique place and experience!
Therese Titus October 30, 2017
The Nada Brahma Healing Center was a completely transformational experience for me. Carlos and Jessica have advanced knowledge in holistic healing, health and emotional integration. I was supported with whole foods, plant medicine, essential oils, organic herbs, physical activity, yoga instruction, daily water falls access and fun amazing day trip excursions around Costa Rica. Their property is full of jungle sounds, flowers, butterflies, many bird varieties, an amazing view and the occasional monkey troop pass through. I came suffering with weakness, muscle atrophy, limited mobility with debilitating pain in my joints. They customized my healing program to where I am now exercising daily building strength and eating foods that reduce inflammation and pain. There is a very intense emotional aspect of integration regarding the use of plant medicine. Be prepared to face your deepest fears. Carlos is an gifted shaman with this is type of deep emotional healing. This is a 5 star healing center for someone willing to do the work towards complete healing and wholeness.
Anelia Mitova October 29, 2017
I participated in a "mini-retreat", facilitated by Carlos. He is a very gentle soul and has a very liberating approach as a guide. The retreat consisted of ayahuasca, kambo and a temazcal ceremonies. I felt very safe in the hands of Carlos and highly recommend Nada Brahma Healing Center. I did not feel restricted in any way, on the contrary, I felt a lot of freedom to choose what to do in my spare time, while processing the plant medicines. Jessica was also very helpful in created an amazing atmosphere and cooking delicious vegan food to support us through the integration process! Carlos's assistant - Alex amazed me with his beautiful and relaxed presence and his opennes to share his healing story with us. And not to mention their gorgeous children, which add an element of childish joy and playfulness to it all. Thank you for hosting my first Aya ceremony, I would love to come back and build upon that experience and give you a big hug <3 Love, Anelia
Subrina Witt October 28, 2017
Attending the Nada Brahma healing center this last 3 weeks has been a life changing experience for me. While it was incredibly intense and triggering at times, it also opened up pathways that catapulted me into connecting and accepting my light AND shadow aspects and open my heart to a massive degree. I barely recognize who I am right now… This is liberating and also terrifying … The reason I gave this retreat five stars is because of everything it encompassed that led me to these shifts: A sacred space to experience Ayahuasca ceremonies, and safety to process deep trauma that came up throughout the retreat. I felt unconditional love from Carlos and all the staff, and personalized attention when needed. I also had I mmersion with nature, and healthy juicing and detox from sugar, meat, dairy and processed foods under Jessica’s tutelage. I also am grateful for the connections I made with all the other participants that I saw myself in. I feel like I have a family here I can come back to that has seen aspects of me nobody else has. I am incredibly grateful to Carlos, Jessica, Alex, Andres, Sophie, and Ruff..
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