I attended a 9 day retreat at Nimea Kaya in late October 2018. After a long time considering different retreat centres, I decided to go here firstly because of a recommendation from a friend, and secondly due to being impressed with their website and contact with them, which both made it clear this was a place concerned both for the participants and the people of the Amazon, and not just out to exploit people.
I am very glad to have chosen this place – the experience itself, while being very beneficial and profound, was intense enough that I wouldn’t want to be in a situation where I didn’t have adequate support in a positive atmosphere. And in both these aspects, Nimea Kaya was perfect.
The staff and volunteers there made sure all our worries were taking care of, and that any support needed was on hand. Everything from nice food, a great location, and activities like yoga, meditation, an art market and an visit to a Shipibo village, helped to ensure we were in the best mindset possible. And the Shipibo maestros who conducted the ceremony, singing the icaros and being around the next morning to talk, really made the experience something else. I felt in safe hands with them.
I’m not sure if and when I will work with Ayahuasca again, but if I do, I hope it’s at Nimea Kaya. I really only have good things to say about the place and everyone there.