Ilma Ibrisevic's Reviews
I attended a retreat at Nimea Kaya in August 2016. Nimea Kaya is a beautiful space for authentic, vulnerable, and committed self-healing.
Nimea Kaya is a place that works with the medicine ayahuasca with a lot of respect and reverence. I found this particularly admirable and important in the wake of so many imposter shamans and untrustworthy places.
At the center, safety and support are ensured. A team of supportive and passionate facilitators and volunteers (English-speaking) is always there to help – in and out of ceremonies. I found this very reassuring and comforting, especially since working with ayahuasca can be very tough and challenging. All of the staff are very loving and caring, and committed to help you get the most out of your experience.
The center is like an oasis. It’s preserving a part of the jungle and all the life that comes with it. There are two cats and four dogs (and many chickens) – which all the guests love and form relationships with.
The food is almost entirely plant-based vegan (some eggs are occasionally served) and it’s DELICIOUS. The menu was designed to respect the ayahuasca diet while also being tasty, healthy, and filling.
The accommodation amenities are just right. Nimea Kaya really nails it when it comes to the balance between comfort and authenticity. You have all of your basics: a bed, a night table, a mosquito net, hammocks, showers (cold) and compost toilets, as well as a chillout space and the kitchen, while still not being distracted by a luxury. No one comes to an ayahuasca retreat for holiday after all. 🙂
There are yoga and meditation classes several times per week, as well as an art fair, a boat ride to a local village, a visionary painting demonstration, and more. Again, a balance is met between downtime to process intense experiences and activities.
Nimea Kaya offers 4 ayahuasca ceremonies within 9 days and works with two sets of shamans, to provide a variety of styles and energies.
If you’re looking for a safe center to work with the sacred plant medicine where you will be taken care of, but also given space if you want it – Nimea Kaya is the right place for you. If you’re looking for a place which changes lives and works with the medicine in a sacred way – Nimea Kaya is the right place for you. If you’re looking for an authentic place in nature where you won’t be uncomfortable (or just the right amount of uncomfortable) – choose Nimea Kaya!
Thank you so much Nimea Kaya for my transformational and healing time at the center.