FIND YOUR TRUTH
New Life Aya offers 5 and 7 day retreats in beautiful Costa Rica. Our mission is to provide compassionate retreat program options to those who are seeking to restore balance to their lives through spiritual and personal healing. Our retreat includes 2 or 3 traditional plant ceremonies, private rooms, yoga, a kambo session, a massage and waterfall excursion. Our retreats are intimate and limited in space to be sure we can provide individualized attention and support during such a personal and profound experience.
We believe it is important to have a private space that you can retreat to and process on your own. Our beautiful center offers 8 full private rooms with queen size beds, each with their own full en-suite bathroom. Enjoy our common areas for when you are feeling social or find your peaceful solitude when you need it. The choice is yours.
We never compromise your privacy.
ALL INCLUSIVE RETREAT
Traditional Plant Medicine Ceremonies
Private Room - Queen sized bed fitted with quality linens, 4 pillows
Private Bathroom - 2 towels, washcloth, hot water, soap, shampoo & conditioner are provided
1 Complimentary Aromatherapy Massage
Hatha yoga sessions suitable for all levels
All meals - vegan, locally sourced, nutritious and prepared with care with an emphasis in flavor
Waterfall Excursion - 200 foot falls with hiking trails to explore on protected nature reserve with pool and water slide
1 Kambo Cleanse
Enjoy our half Olympic-sized lap pool and hot tub
Airport Pick-up at 2pm on start day of retreat
Our center invites you to truly retreat. In addition to our beautiful center, private rooms and traditional ceremonies, we also offer complimentary therapies such as yoga and massage.
All our retreats include yoga sessions led by our resident yoga instructor Jeanae White. Yoga has a multitude of benefits, not only physically but mentally as well. Yoga sessions are held on the morning of each ceremony day to help prepare the participant for the journey in the evening. Hatha yoga classes are followed by 15 minutes of guided relaxation with a focus on intention.
One complimentary massage is included in all retreat packages. Massage offers an excellent opportunity to reflect in a tranquil, relaxing and non-verbal environment. Massage therapy not only reduces stress but increases positive feelings and helps people tap into the intelligence of their body and become more self-aware.
Our Mission to provide Compassionate Programs
Hello! Our names are Jeanae White and Matthew Mormello. We are the owners of New Life Retreat. We are a married couple who found ourselves (and eachother!) through sacred plants.
We both come from dark backgrounds filled with depression, substance abuse and hopelessness. Through the use of sacred plants, 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 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, tradition, intention and respect.
Explore our charming center on 20 acres of pristine Costa Rica mountainside.
From our main house with 8 private bedrooms, to our yoga studio and immense pool house, we've got everything to make your retreat relaxing and memorable experience.
Ceremonies play a huge role in how one experiences plant medicine and in an era where the word 'shaman' gets overused, authenticity and true intention are hard to find. At New Life Aya, you're in good hands. Since 2014 Matthew has been traveling to Iquitos to learn the Peruvian traditions and completing plant dietas. Matthew sings Icaros, plays the gong, guitar and drum to help guide the participants’ experience. He is supported by his wife Jeanae, who plays the flute and acts as sitter.