I am a psychologist and lifelong Searcher. As I entered my 60s and an empy nest, I began to feel the fire of “Jane, if not now, WHEN?” So in August of 2017, with no doubts in my mind that I was being called by Mother Ayahuasca, I travelled to Nimea Kaya for a Women’s Retreat. Once there my first unexpected delight was the experience of meeting my Tribe, people like me from Iran, Austria, Russia, France, Ireland, Lebanon, Canada and the US. We ten women were well-attended to by an experienced staff and by the Shipibo shamans. We were enriched by fresh, local foods, and really by the whole experience of dwelling in the jungle amongst monkeys, butterflies, even the tiny frogs sharing my shower at times.
Each of the 4 ayahuasca ceremonies were led by two shamans, one of the ceremonies led by two female shamans. There were times when hearing the healing songs of the attentive shamans and being with sisters who had also said Yes to an Unknown journey – that I knew I was in the presence of the Divine. “Receive, Jane”. Or, while waiting for the shamans to begin a ceremony – I often felt like a child – present, expectant, curious.
Now 16 months later, I have journeyed with ayahuasca many times. I have been “laid low,” seen the depths of my own woundedness and also experienced Wellbeing. I have been able to let go of old childhood traumas. I continue to be healed.
If you too know in your heart that you are being called to the jungle, GO! At Nimea Kaya you will be in good hands.