Allison B's Reviews
I attended a 9-day retreat at Nimea Kaya back in August of 2014. I went during a time of transition, having recently quit my job. I was seeking a deeper connection to myself, and craving clarity around my purpose and path in life. This was my first experience with Ayahuasca and words cannot express the profound teachings this incredible medicine shared with me. What I most appreciated about the center was the immensely supportive staff, volunteers, owners, and fellow guests. Throughout the retreat I felt safe to be vulnerable, to explore the deeper parts of myself, to open up and share, and begin to integrate my experiences. When I emerged from the jungle, I had a greater sense of self, and what felt like a new family. It’s been over four years since this retreat and I still keep in touch with many of the people I met.
In the fall of 2016, I decided to return to Nimea Kaya as a volunteer. I spent 3 months at the center helping to facilitate retreats and care for the grounds. It was a great opportunity to continue my work with Ayahuasca and to support others on their healing journey. During this time I came to many realizations, which eventually lead me to leave my 9-5 corporate career and pursue a path in health and wellness. I am currently studying herbalism and get to work with plants everyday. I am truly grateful for the healing and inspiration that Ayahuasca and the beautiful people of Nimea Kaya have gifted me. These experiences helped generate the courage, strength and self-belief I needed to create such a massive shift in my life.
I whole-heartedly recommend this retreat center to anyone who feels called to connect with Ayahuasca, and is looking for a safe, supportive, and comfortable place to experience this medicine.
In terms of location and comfortability, you are in good hands! Trees, plants, and wildlife surround this magical paradise. The property is enclosed and securely guarded. The accommodations are comfortable and private, and there are plenty of showers and composting toilets. There are spaces to be alone and spaces to gather. The food is healthy and delicious and prepared with love. The activities and ceremonies are well-scheduled, offering time for reflection, expression, and of course fun! You may even get the opportunity to make your own medicine. The retreats are more intimate, usually ranging from 7-17 guests depending on the season. You’ll get a chance to connect with the surrounding community and Shipibo people, who have a long and rich tradition in ayahuasca shamanism. The shamans are masterful at their craft and exude love and kindness.
I wish you all the best on your journey ahead wherever it may lead you.