I was at the Nov 7 retreat 2018. My time at Nimea Kaya can be described as nothing less than transformative and life changing. I had reached a point in my life where I was alive and going through the motions but not really living. I had an amazing childhood with normal ups and downs but always felt a sense of detachment, deep fear of getting close to others and deep fear of loving myself, as I aged, this only became more and more entrenched in my day to day life. I tried everything from substances, to counseling, to the church, really anything that I could grasp onto to help me or something to blame.
My time at Nimea Kaya was the most important thing I could have given myself and I hope that everyone can one day have the opportunity to work with the Medicine. I was immediately welcomed as family by the facilitators who became family. The grounds were pristine and welcoming, a real haven in the hustle and bustle around. The food was delicious, fresh and healthy and the vibe was of peace, love and understanding. While work with the medicine isn’t always fun and not easy its ALWAYS worth it, after the retreat I went forth with a sense of purpose, an understanding of life and a calm forgiveness of myself and those who had done harm to me, but most importantly LOVE!!! I truly hope one day everyone can experience the magic that is this medicine and I have Nimea Kaya to thank for making that possible.