I attended a retreat at Nimea Kaya in July 2018. This was my first time travelling alone internationally, and my first time working with this plant medicine. I was scared before leaving home but I felt called to work with the medicine, so I took a leap of faith. I am so happy I did, because this was a life-changing experience. The staff were all amazing. The facilitators were all supportive in their own unique ways, sharing their experiences and spending time with any guests who were struggling with their own journeys. They were also amazing during ceremonies, always available to help in any way needed. There were 6 facilitators and 2 shamans for 17 guests in the ceremonies, which made me feel safe. The property is also stunning with amazing wildlife everywhere and the resident pups roaming around free. The food was abundant, healthy and delicious. Nimea Kaya is a magical place where I found courage to make massive changes upon returning home, and where I found friends for life.