I stumbled upon Nimea Kaya by way of a previous guests Youtube testimonial that I connected with deeply. I truly felt drawn to NK ever since and upon researching further it only made my conviction stronger as I knew that this was the retreat where I wanted to go to and where I would feel safe. When mother Aya calls, you listen 🙂
The place itself was amazing, like a little forest/jungle area tucked away in a corner of the town. The facilitators made us feel welcomed from the moment we got there. The staff were amazing and the food was super delicious, especially the salads and juices.
It was a 9 day retreat with 4 ceremonies, with 2 pairs of shamans from the Shipibo tribe alternating between the 4 days.
Outside of the ceremonies we watched a couple of documentaries that gave us more insight into the medicine, the Shipibo community and the importance of the Icaros. There were also yoga and meditation sessions, along with group sittings to share our learning and experiences the morning after each ceremony.
I came to NK with some hopes and intentions, and although I may not have had the most profound experiences during the ceremonies (in-spite of having higher doses in each one), I feel the medicine was still working on me subconsciously. You can’t control how the medicine works and each persons experience is different so don’t expect too much. What I can say though is that my experience overall was amazing, we had an amazing group of people including the facilitators that I can now call my friends 🙂
I will probably visit again some time in the future so I can work with the medicine and go deeper.