Nimea Kaya Healing Center

About us

The Nimea Kaya Healing Center is devoted to the collective healing of Mother Earth and humanity. In the Shipibo language, Nimea Kaya signifies Spirit of the Jungle. We are dedicated in helping individuals achieve life transformative change and expansion. We offer 9 Day Ayahuasca Retreats with 4 Ayahuasca Ceremonies with traditional Shipibo Healers in the Peruvian Amazon.  We also have founded a non-profit, Selva Spirit Association, where we are able to give back to the surrounding communities through a variety of programs.

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Activities: Four Ayahausca Ceremonies, Ayahuasca Integration Circles, Yoga, Meditation, Art Therapy, Floral Plant Baths, Visionary Painting Workshop, Heart Circles, Boat Trip Excursion, Guided Nature Walks, Shipibo Art Exhibition, Massage and Body Work Sessions (extra).

It is our commitment to help facilitate healing on a individual and global basis. We deeply honor our connection with our Mother Earth and are excited to witness the mass awakening happening on our planet at this time. The plant spirit medicine, Ayahuasca, is playing a pivotal role in this transition and we are very grateful to have Her as one of our profound healers and teachers.

Venue Highlights


*Pick up and drop off from and to Pucallpa Airport
*Transportation to and from the Nimea Kaya Center
*Four Ayahuasca Ceremonies with Shipibo Healers
*Participate in Brewing Ayahuasca
*Guided Medicinal Plant Walk
*Four Ceremony Integration Circles
*Four Medicinal Floral Plant Baths
*Ucayali Boat Excursion to Shipibo Village
*Pranayama & Meditation Classes
*Four Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Class
*Shared Accommodations
*Nutritious Meals
*Continual Counseling with Facilitators
*Consulations with Shamans
*Heart Circle
*Visionary Painting Workshop
*Shipibo Art Exhibition/Market
*High Vibe Living Class
*Farewell Celebration
*Laundry Service

*Massage & Energy Work Sessions Extra


  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Meals are made from the heart at Nimea Kaya. We serve a balanced vegetarian diet of delicious and nutritious raw food & cooked meals. Our menu is dairy & gluten free.

Breakfast: Consists of a variety of seasonal fruit salads, superfood smoothies, granola, oatmeal, potato vegetable medley & eggs and vegan coconut-banana-oatmeal pancakes.

Lunch and Dinner: Fresh salads daily for lunch along with plaintains or yuca. Here are some examples of other dishes offered: Lebanese Fattoush Salad, Quinoa Tabouli, Plantain Burgers, Summer Squash Soup & Andean Choclo Corn, Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Tomato-Pineapple Salsa and Tropical Coleslaw. Our menu is high in nutrition and within the Ayahuasca diet guidelines.

The drinking water provided comes from a well on our land, is filtered through a five stage reverse osmosis system and also further purified with Miracle Mineral Solution drops.

Our health is of upmost importance to us during the dieta process. Enjoy our super food smoothies consisting of local fruits, basil, flax seed, spirulina, maca and more made with our vitamix.


We host a variety of guests such as couples, groups and single travelers alike and have the accommodations to suit any need. From shared tambos, to private suites for singles, couples or travel companions looking for more intimate spaces.

Our shared accommodations consist of individual huts & tambos each hosting two or three guests each. Single private rooms with balcony or patio deck available for an additional $250. Please inquire for availability in the application. Rooms are provided with beds, linens, mosquito nets, shelves for clothing, table & chairs, fan, filtered water and a comfortable hammock outside. All huts have electricity with 220V.

At Nimea Kaya we aim to make your retreat as comfortable as possible. Our home is your home and we want to ensure you have the most comfortable stay while diving into your inner being for personal transformation.

Our shower facilities are tiled and spacious. They are designed with a grey water system that feed the surrounding plants and trees. It is recommended to bring only safe, eco-friendly, biodegradable soaps, shampoos and conditioners. Dr. Bronners is a great example. Due to the delicate eco-system and terrain of the land, composting toilets are provided in place of flush toilets.


For your international flight you will arrive in Lima, Peru. From Lima you will take a one hour flight to the city of Pucallpa. We recommend flying with Peruvian Airlines, arriving the first day the retreat begins. There is an 11:30am flight that departs Lima arriving to Pucallpa at 12:40pm. We will pick you up at the baggage claim of the airport. The ride to Nimea Kaya take about 30 minutes. Transportation back to the airport is included on the departure day. We recommend booking the departing flight at 4:10pm. After we have confirmed your reservation with us we will send you a copy of the flight itinerary that we suggest for your Peru in country flight.

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  • Tina Estrella   January 15, 2019

      One of the most transformative experiences of my life

    The 9 days retreat at Nimea Kaya was the kickstart into a completely new life, it changed my view on things in so many ways and still today I feel the impact it had on me. I felt absolutely safe and protected all the time, the traditional shipibo healers as well as the supporting team are such beautiful and kind spirits and made me feel that I could open up completely and go through some deep transformation and healing. Thank you so much for this incredible experience, I hope I will be able to come back soon and give back some of the love and kindness as a volunteer myself.

  • Joe Lafrance   January 11, 2019

      Truly a transformative experience!!

    I have now participated twice in a 9 day ayahuasca retreat at Nimea Kaya, the first being in December 2016 and the second in March 2018. At the time of the first retreat I attended in 2016, I had been dealing with a subtle yet persistent and worsening depression for what seems like the most part of my life. After the 4 ayahuasca ceremonies it’s like a veil had been lifted over the feelings simmering inside of me I had been feeling. It gave me a better understanding of some ways i had fooled myself into creating some of my own miseries and also helped me find a different and clearer perspective on my life and the world. Wouldn’t it be great if I said it was as easy as just drinking the ayahuasca brew and all the answers will come to you? Unfortunately it’s not all that easy, and that’s where Nimea Kaya truly shines in my opinion by offering a setting that is prone for in depth healing, a great sense of security and support from staff and other guests, food is healthy and straight up amazing, great activities such as meditations and yoga sessions, a bunch of space to be alone and reflect or chill with others and share. Overall, the entire 9 day retreat feels like one big ceremony of in depth healing and self exploration and on both occasions all of my peers with who i had participated in the retreat had nothing but positive and loving words about Nimea Kaya including 4 family members who have attended on separate occasions. To say that Nimea Kaya is a sacred and a magical place is in my opinion no exaggeration but i realize that might be slightly subjective to my own experience. None the less, I recommend without the shadow of a doubt Nemea kaya to all and anybody who is interested in experiencing an ayahuasca retreat. In all case, which ever retreat you decide to attend make sure to research and know what you are getting into. Joe Lafrance 23 yr old Canadian man

  • GREGORY STEES   January 11, 2019

      Beautiful Experience

    I visited Nimea Kaya in November 2018 and my journey there had a such a positive, affirming, impact on my life. I’m very grateful for trusting myself in going on the adventure. The healing center is nestled in the jungle and I enjoyed walks in the rainforest where I encountered monkeys, butterflies, iguanas, and a sloth. The energy is so calming at Nimea Kaya. I loved conversations with my fellow guests and the facilitators during mealtime. All the food was expertly prepared and totally delicious. My favorite was the vegetarian soup. I was fully engaged in the activities like yoga, meditation, and integration circles. The ceremonies themselves were beautiful and I always felt safe and supported by the team. I can’t wait to visit again!

  • Anine Ruth Holm Jensen   January 10, 2019

      The safest and best place to do Ayahuasca - Absolutely Amazing!

    I know the feeling… You are searching the Internet looking into different Ayahuasca retreats, doing your research by checking multiple websites and reading and watching tons of reviews. All with the purpose of finding the best place to work with this sacred medicine. Well honestly there is no need to look any further. I tell you from my heart that Nimea Kaya is the answer and the place to go! I went to Nimea Kaya for my first Ayahuasca retreat in the end of November 2018, attending the last retreat of 2018, and what an incredible, unforgettable and profound experience. Everything about Nimea Kaya is simply amazing and so well thought through. Upon my arrival at Nimea Kaya I had no previous experience with Ayahuasca, and when I was searching for the right place for me to work with this medicine, safety was my upmost concern. Being in a safe setting and working with real shamans were the most important aspects for me. That is why I focus on safety in this review to address the concerns you might have regarding this matter. Ayahuasca is neither a game nor something to be taken lightly at all and my recent personal experiences from my Ayahuasca ceremonies only confirmed this. My ceremonies were extremely challenging for me both physically and emotionally. However, not once did I ever feel scared or unsafe. I knew and felt 100% that I was in the right place, in perfectly safe hands and so well protected, looked after and cared for by both the amazing shamans and amazing facilitators. Feeling completely safe made me able to surrender to the medicine and focus on the work I needed done within myself. I learned that Ayahuasca gives you what you need and not necessarily what you want. I needed to deal with a lot of tough stuff that was stuck inside me and it is the hardest and most profound self-work I have ever done and accordingly it is the most rewarding. I am so grateful that I followed my call and decided to work with Ayahuasca and I am equally grateful that I chose to do it at Nimea Kaya. Long story short, I have just booked my second retreat going back to Nimea Kaya in a few months and I can’t wait. I guess that says it all!

  • Robin Kirstein   January 08, 2019

      Experience Tranquility

    Book as soon as your can if you are ready to see the world with new eyes. Wake up to your own blind spots and live the life you always wanted by seeing through new perspectives. Nimea Kaya is the only place in Peru that’ll push you towards your goals. The safe, warm and peaceful environment will change you forever. One must see it to believe it. It’s like no other because of Casey. Casey is leader & role model. He’s willing to guide and help you anyway he possibly can. Like no other person I have ever met. His Poise and Grace welcomes all. He and his staff would be by your side any time needed. Words and reviews can’t express the transformation you will experience by booking now!! This is a million dollar trip & one you’ll never forget. It’s definitely worth it if you’re ready to grow and become the person you have always desired to be.

  • Robin Kirstein   January 08, 2019

      To be or not to be. It’s up to you. Who do you want to be

    Words can’t describe the eternal change you will experience. Any questions you had about your life and purpose is displayed to you from this magnificent #retreat. I attended this retreat in the last week of August 2016 and wanted to go back every year since. Stop hesitating and start living the life you are meant for. Book as soon as you can to transform your daily life #Transformation. #NimeaKaya is the first and best choice. Google it! Only Nimea Kaya has over 10 year of experience helping and guiding others to their best life. Walk into the jungle and don’t turn back!! BEST EXPERIENCE EVER. - Robin K

  • Lethrell Douglas   January 08, 2019

      Reconstruction Of The Mind

    My experience with the Nimea Kaya retreat wasn't from me attending the amazing 9 day retreat, but by seeing the spiritual difference in my 2 friends (Robin & Kidisha) when they returned. Prior to the trip they weren't open to new ideas, not exercising, super introverted, very materialistic, and ungrateful with poor punctuality. When they both came back to Toronto, Canada ( August 2016 ) they walked and carried themselves as if they had a halo around them. Everything we disagreed on before their trip was being brought up with hopes to re-negotiate without me having to mention anything. Robin came back rejuvenated, no longer materialistic and more punctual. Prior to the trip she was the most introverted person but returned a more bubbly and grateful person towards myself and to her closest family and friends.

  • John Wright   January 07, 2019

      Ayahuasca Retreat, July 2016

    I first visited Nimea Kaya in July 2016. It was my first trip to South America and my first experience working with Ayahuasca. From the moment I was picked up at the airport, I felt safe, comfortable, and cared for in the hands of Nimea Kaya’s staff. Upon arriving at the retreat center I was immediately drawn to the land and how carefully it had been cared for. We were fed right away, one of many healthy, whole meals we would gather for in our time at the center. The housing was modest and perfect, thoughtfully designed so that each guest can have the most immersive experience in the jungle possible. The Ayahuasca ceremonies themselves were handled with tremendous care and attention to detail. The facilitators did everything they could to give us each the space to explore ourselves and to work with the medicine, and if we ever needed to lean on them—for a pillow, for a walk outside, for comfort, they were there to help us with our journey. All of the shamans I worked with during my time at the center were powerful. They led ceremony with tremendous grace, and their abilities in helping the medicine to do its work cannot be over stated. They are, truly, some of the most beautiful people I have ever encountered. As the days stretched on at Nimea Kaya, I felt nurtured on every level. The facility is run with complete competency and ease, and everyone who works there—from the owners to the Shipibo people the center employs—approaches their work with kindness, patience and love. Between ceremonies there many nourishing classes to engage in—from art classes, to meditation workshops and yoga. The center was an immersive experience and in that care and support the sometimes beautiful, sometimes ecstatic, sometimes terrifying work of Ayahuasca could be done. From my time in Peru I forged multiple close friendships that are still important to me. I have been to other centers since Nimea Kaya, but this center just does everything better. If you’re hearing the call to work with the medicine, this is a very supportive environment to do so.

  • Lucy Brooking   January 07, 2019

      Gratitude to Nimea Kaya

    My time at Nimea Kaya was definitely a defining moment for where I am today. I attended Feb 2016, fresh out of graduating from Uni, and today I reflect upon the journey since. The whole experience at Nimea Kaya opened me to aspects of myself I had forgotten, allowing me to step further into my whole capacity as a human here with this earth. Each component of the retreat caters for a safe, and deep transformation to occur - from the shared group facilitation, private sessions, food, accommodation, and ofcourse the traditional and very sacred ceremonies. Our group bonded in a way I had never experienced, and everyone involved with Nimea Kaya holds the best intentions at heart for opening their space for so many others to enter and leave only more connected to their purpose. I am so grateful for my time at Nimea Kaya and feel very honored to have this part of my journey. I feel blessed to be returning shortly. Love.

  • Daniel Berry   January 06, 2019


    I attended Nimea Kaya in November of 2016. As soon as I arrived I was greeted by the warmest and most loving people I’ve ever met. I cant say enough about how amazing this place is. They provide such a safe and loving environment. The shaman are absolutely magical and the staff went above and beyond helping and making people feel comfortable throughout the entire experience. I saw so much amazing change and healing amongst all of the guest during my stay. I grew and learned so much spiritually and emotionally. Not only from my experiences during ceremonies but also from everything else they have to offer, from the yoga to the amazing food. The bond you grow with the rest of the guests is also so invaluable. I attended with my closest childhood friend who has been back again and will soon be going back a third time to volunteer as a facilitator. My work with this incredible medicine is far from over. I have so much more healing and growth to do but it definitely kickstarted my journey. I look forward to my next visit and and am so grateful to have discovered this medicine and Nimea Kaya. The work they are doing to help heal and expand the greater consciousness is incredible.

  • Lauren   January 06, 2019

      Highly Recommended

    I attended a retreat at Nimea Kaya in June of 2016, and since then have had time to reflect on my time there and compare with other centres that I’ve had the opportunity to attend. Nimea Kaya stands out in my mind as being the most exceptional experience to date. There are many wonderful things I can discuss about the centre, the amazing volunteers, fresh and healthy food, incredible shamans, but the thing that stands out to me is that the lovely people who run the centre do so in a way that allows the attendees the freedom to explore their individual journey without exerting control or influence over them. They have created an environment that is naturally respectful and gentle, without the need for strict rules and regulations. It is a wonderfully supportive place and I couldn’t recommend it enough.

  • charlie kershaw   January 04, 2019


    When I was first looking to work with the medicine I was very cautious and nervous about choosing a retreat because I had heard some retreats don’t have the best intentions. I did a lot of research when booking my place at Nimea Kaya and I must say it was one of the most transformative place’s I have ever been I attended the retreat November 11th - 20th 2018 a perfect way to end the year plus the sun was constantly shinning. At the retreat I felt very taking care of with Jill and the facilitators helping me every step of the way from helping me with difficult times while working with the medicine to helping me process the whole experience, I really couldn’t put into words how much the Nimea Kaya team helped me they where so naturing and held so much space for all of us with a constant smile on there face and no judgement. The food was also amazing I was not looking forward to the ayahuasca diet but I must say the salads and constant fresh fruit where a blessing with the breakfast being my favourite meal normal consisting of a smoothie bowl with homemade granola. I really couldn’t recommend this place enough I am planning to re-visit the centre later in this year and I am really looking forward to work with the medicine and to share space with the Nimea Kaya family once again.

  • Niall Johnson   January 03, 2019

      Nimea Kaya retreat

    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.

  • Oliver Outerbridge   January 02, 2019

      The Best Introduction to Ayahuasca Imaginable

    Nimea Kaya offers anyone seeking an authentic ayahuasca experience the perfect opportunity to do so in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. The staff is so welcoming, the food so fresh, tasty, and healthy; and the accommodations simple, yet peaceful and comfortable. But the ceremonies! Magical would be an understatement. The shamans are the real deal. The ayahuasca experience is challenging to say the least. And the staff at Nimea Kaya are like visiting angels guiding you through it all. I plan on going back again and again! There are so many retreat offers on the internet these days and many might save you a little money. But I believe you get what you pay for, and Nimea Kaya does it right! They not only offer the best introduction to ayahuasca imaginable, they also work with the locals to improve the living conditions in the area. They are compassionate about making the world a better place. Sustainability, not profitability, is their focus. Thank you Nimea Kaya! I will see you all again soon! -Oliver Outerbridge, Belfast, Maine

  • John Martin   January 02, 2019

      Life changing

    I was at the Nov 6-15 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.

  • Elizabeth Tripp   January 01, 2019

      Nimea Kaya Retreat

    Nimea Kaya is a very special place - a true gem hidden in the Amazon jungle of Pucallpa, Peru. I found Nimea Kaya by the way of my own intuition. I visited their website and something deep inside me said "that's it." I had been searching for an ayahuasca retreat center for months and there it was. I attended my first retreat in the new year of 2017. It was a small group - 12 of us total but it was exactly what we all needed. I had been on a healing quest for nearly my whole life, but the year leading up to this retreat I had made some major shifts in my life. I set out on my solo trip to the jungle to work with plant medicine to understand creation and connect more deeply to the Divine. I was ready to expand my own healing practice by taking my self to the next level. I never expected to meet 12 beautiful souls and several other magical beings (staff and shaman's) while on this journey, but I did. Not only did I awaken to entirly new perspective of life but I healed deep karmic ties I had been grappling with from a very difficult break up I had suffered through from 2013-2016. As well as I gained insight on my own karmic past lives and was able to understand and appreciate why I was leading the life I was in the present. It was incredibly eye opening and deeply healing experience. I walked away with whole new appreciation for the jungle as well as my soul's journey. If you are looking to explore yourself more deeply in a beautiful setting with caring and supportive soul's deep in the jungles of Peru this is the place for you! Much love and adoration for Nimea Kaya and all the wonderful healing work they hold space for. Xoxo Elizabeth

  • Alyona Kobets   December 31, 2018

      Best desicion I've ever made

    What can I say about Nimea Kaya? The fact that I came back after my first visit means a lot to me. When I was called to work with the plant medicine as most of us, I searched the web for reviews and some recommendations about Ayahuasca retreats and after some time my heart was set on NK. The first thing that I loved about NK even before attending there was the kind words and guidance of Jill Levers (one of the co-founders)regarding different fears and questions that I’ve had about Ayahuasca. There are so many reasons for me to recommend for whoever is interested in deep healing, a true journey to the self and meaningful spiritual experience to come to NK. The center is located in a magical jungle land with tropical weather, vegetation, sounds of different birds, monkeys, butterflies, sloth and bugs ;). But the true magic of this place is the ceremonies and the people who make it all happen. There is a very safe and allowing environment, build schedule that prepares the participants for the ceremonies and as the retreat continues also helps to integrate and digest the experience. The ceremonies are being guided by two shamans each time (female and male) and the center is working with two wise, powerful and amazing pair of shamans, while there are English speaking facilitators that ae always there during the ceremonies and in between to assist and support you. And don’t get me started about the food! Ohh, I miss those after ceremony breakfasts so much. Peruvian fresh food especially the on that the local women are making in NK every day in their lovely kitchen is a meal to remember. It’s a beautiful opportunity to be around like minded people and create true connections and friendships with people from different countries and different ages. I feel blessed coming to NK each time and humble for the experience I get, the transformation that it welcomed into my life is priceless and I could never imagine to myself the journey it would take me on. Working with the plant medicine allowed me to step into my own heart, shed away old behavioral and mental patterns that don’t serve the future that I want to build for myself, see clearer my world, to feel the oneness that we are all are. I have traveled across the globe twice and I know that I will continue my work in Peru, looking for the next adventure into my true self. There is no greater gift one can give to her\himself.

  • Jane   December 30, 2018

      For all seekers, even us older ones...

    I am a psychologist and lifelong Seeker. 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.

  • Jane   December 30, 2018

      For all seekers, even us older ones...

    I am a psychologist and lifelong Seeker. 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.

  • Gary Abel   December 23, 2018

      Awesome Aya Retreat

    I attended an Ayahuasca retreat at Nimea Kaya in July of 2017. It was a remarkable experience that I’ll always remember and reflect on. The staff was fantastic. They were ALL loving caring and supportive. Everything was well organized and the vegan meals were great and plentiful. I loved the indigenous shaman facilitating the ceremonies. The Shipibo people bringing their artwork and clothing to sell was also a great experience. Great people everywhere. All in an environment where I felt safe and secure from the very beginning. Some parts of the ceremonies were a little tough but there were times where I experienced the warmest feeling of love and a connection to all those present that is hard to describe. This was my first and I plan on returning to Nimea Kaya again. Gary Abel

  • Luca   December 17, 2018

      Amazing place for your inner transformation September 2017

    I have been to Nimea Kaya twice on April 2016 and September 2017 and my experience has been amazing. The healing center is conveniently located not too far from Pucalpa and from the time I got picked up by the facilitators at the airport, I felt the warmth, kindness and love the like you get from old friends and family members. The healing centre is well structured and eco-friendly. The Shipibo staff cooked for us delicious food ( I am italian and I love my food and had the most amazing vegetarian food EVER!)the facilitators helped us with morning and afternoon grounding exercises, Jill and Casey have always been there to support and answer any questions. To me the main 2 core moments of the 9 days retreat were, of course, the 4 ceremonies were I have been guided and taken care of by 4 amazing shamans ( Augusto and Ercillia in the 1st and 3rd ceremony and Diodemero and Rosenda in the 2nd and 4th ceremony) and their incredible icaros and by the 6 facilitators whom are true human angels whom took care of us through the 7-8 hrs ceremony with dedication and pure love... I can not describe enough the kindness and professionalism of the NK staff and the overwhelming greatness of the shamans. I felt safe and in good hands all the time during the 9 days so I also decided in my second trip to Nimea Kaya to bring my wife. The 2nd key part for me was the integration sessions which are held the following day of the ceremony where everybody is free, if they want, to share the experience... no judgment, no ego, just pure compassion and openness in listening to everybody’s experience.... just amazing...I cannot recommend this place enough really... you are in the middle of the jungle, with local shamans, professional staff that takes care of you in an eco friendly center where they feed you with good food and makes you brew your own Ayuhasca... what else would you want? is a truly transformational experience from a mind, body and spiritual point of view. I bless the day I crossed path with Jill, Casey and the Nimea Kaya team. I am going to go back....Thanks Nimea Kaya!

  • Luca   December 17, 2018

      Amazing place for your inner transformation

    I have been to Nimea Kaya twice on April 2016 and September 2017 and my experience has been amazing. The healing center is conveniently located not too far from Pucalpa and from the time I got picked up by the facilitators at the airport, I felt the warmth, kindness and love the like you get from old friends and family members. The healing centre is well structured and eco-friendly. The Shipibo staff cooked for us delicious food ( I am italian and I love my food and had the most amazing vegetarian food EVER!)the facilitators helped us with morning and afternoon grounding exercises, Jill and Casey have always been there to support and answer any questions. To me the main 2 core moments of the 9 days retreat were, of course, the 4 ceremonies were I have been guided and taken care of by 4 amazing shamans ( Augusto and Ercillia in the 1st and 3rd ceremony and Diodemero and Rosenda in the 2nd and 4th ceremony) and their incredible icaros and by the 6 facilitators whom are true human angels whom took care of us through the 7-8 hrs ceremony with dedication and pure love... I can not describe enough the kindness and professionalism of the NK staff and the overwhelming greatness of the shamans. I felt safe and in good hands all the time during the 9 days so I also decided in my second trip to Nimea Kaya to bring my wife. The 2nd key part for me was the integration sessions which are held the following day of the ceremony where everybody is free, if they want, to share the experience... no judgment, no ego, just pure compassion and openness in listening to everybody’s experience.... just amazing...I cannot recommend this place enough really... you are in the middle of the jungle, with local shamans, professional staff that takes care of you in an eco friendly center where they feed you with good food and makes you brew your own Ayuhasca... what else would you want? is a truly transformational experience from a mind, body and spiritual point of view. I bless the day I crossed path with Jill, Casey and the Nimea Kaya team. I am going to go back....Thanks Nimea Kaya!

  • Luca   December 17, 2018

      Mista maxing retreat centre

    I have been to Nimea Kaya twice on April 2016 and September 2017 and my experience has been amazing. The healing center is conveniently located not too far from Pucalpa and from the time I got picked up by the facilitators at the airport, I felt the warmth, kindness and love the like you get from old friends and family members. The healing centre is well structured and eco-friendly. The Shipibo staff cooked for us delicious food ( I am italian and I love my food and had the most amazing vegetarian food EVER!)the facilitators helped us with morning and afternoon grounding exercises, Jill and Casey have always been there to support and answer any questions. To me the main 2 core moments of the 9 days retreat were, of course, the 4 ceremonies were I have been guided and taken care of by 4 amazing shamans ( Augusto and Ercillia in the 1st and 3rd ceremony and Diodemero and Rosenda in the 2nd and 4th ceremony) and their incredible icaros and by the 6 facilitators whom are true human angels whom took care of us through the 7-8 hrs ceremony with dedication and pure love... I can not describe enough the kindness and professionalism of the NK staff and the overwhelming greatness of the shamans. I felt safe and in good hands all the time during the 9 days so I also decided in my second trip to Nimea Kaya to bring my wife. The 2nd key part for me was the integration sessions which are held the following day of the ceremony where everybody is free, if they want, to share the experience... no judgment, no ego, just pure compassion and openness in listening to everybody’s experience.... just amazing...I cannot recommend this place enough really... you are in the middle of the jungle, with local shamans, professional staff that takes care of you in an eco friendly center where they feed you with good food and makes you brew your own Ayuhasca... what else would you want? is a truly transformational experience from a mind, body and spiritual point of view. I bless the day I crossed path with Jill, Casey and the Nimea Kaya team. I am going to go back....Thanks Nimea Kaya!

  • Anja Hebel   December 17, 2018

      life changing experience

    I’ve been to Nimea Kaya for my very first ayahuasca experience in February 2018 and couldn’t have chosen a better retreat. This magical place and its staff are very welcoming and beyond supportive, the bungalows simple but cozy and there’s lush nature all around. The food was absolutely amazing and to this day I make their legendary green smoothie for breakfast. I really enjoyed all the offered activities during the 9 day retreat, especially that we helped to prepare our own ayahuasca brew ( we used it for ceremony 3& 4), a visit to a Shipibo village that was a 2h boat ride up the Ucayali river and the nature medicine walk. The preparations leading towards the first ceremony were outstanding - most of us never worked with mother ayahuasca before and we could always share our concerns/ fears/ questions with any of the staff. On ceremony days we prepared ourselves with only a light lunch, an afternoon off or yoga and meditation in the maloka . The ceremonies were always lead by two Shipibo shamans ( male and female) and facilitators with a very high staff - guest ratio. I felt safe and in good, professional hands throughout the ceremony and knew someone would be with me shortly in case I needed support. Despite the fact that I had a really, really tough time during each of the 3 ceremonies I attended ( skipped the 4th one) , I learned so much about myself and my life has completely changed since then. What I really want to highlight is that the volunteers went above and beyond as I definitely was a case that needed some extra love and support. I arrived at Nimea Kaya with a great deal of emotional baggage, traumas, 3 different, serious auto-immune diseases with multiple sclerosis being just one. I had a volunteer sit with me pretty much during each ceremony, just holding my hand or comforting me, they knew exactly what I needed in that moment and I’m forever grateful for their care and support helping me in my own healing process.

  • Mike Castillo   December 15, 2018

      My Retreat Experience Dec 2017

    Nimea Kaya Healing Center is a special place! I spent two years doing research about Ayahuasca and possible retreat centers in Peru. I wanted to have an authentic Ayahuasca experience something true to the traditional ways of taking the medicine. After two years of research, I decided that form all the reviews and feedbacks that I read that Nimea Kaya would be it. I attended a 9 day retreat with 4 ceremonies that was truly life changing on Dec 2017. The Shamans were the real deal true Shipipo Shamans with opens hearts and well versed in the healing properties of the jungle. Besides the immense healing that happened to me on a spiritual level my physical body got a much needed detoxification that put years back on my life. The accommodations were pleasant and very ecological which was a big plus for me. The facilitators were all very experienced and extremely compassionate. Never once during the 9 days did I feel unsafe. The staff as well as the other participants were all very warm and friendly. From my experience this center attracts some wonderful human beings some that I keep in touch with now and consider friends. The property is beautiful and feels like you are in the heart of the amazon even though you are not. The food is a vegetarian diet locally grown and is wonderful especially the bean burgers . If you never have eaten vegetarian this is a good diet to try during this experience and they do a great job of making tasty food. There was a wonderful art fair on the last day were local artist came and sold there ayahuasca inspired art which was a nice touch to take home. Im writing this review because I truly feel if your consideration taking ayahuasca you should know that safety is a big consideration and this center is a safe place where you can have the healing or experience your looking for. I recommended it to a girlfriend of mine from Germany who went by herself two months after I went and also had an incredible time. I would have never recommended it to a friend let alone a female friend traveling alone from across the world if I didn't believe it was safe. I hope my reviews helps you on your journey. Good luck

  • Mike Castillo   December 15, 2018

      My Retreat Experience Dec 2017

    Nimea Kaya Healing Center is a special place! I spent two years doing research about Ayahuasca and possible retreat centers in Peru. I wanted to have an authentic Ayahuasca experience something true to the traditional ways of taking the medicine. After two years of research, I decided that form all the reviews and feedbacks that I read that Nimea Kaya would be it. I attended a 9 day retreat with 4 ceremonies that was truly life changing on Dec 2017. The Shamans were the real deal true Shipipo Shamans with opens hearts and well versed in the healing properties of the jungle. Besides the immense healing that happened to me on a spiritual level my physical body got a much needed detoxification that put years back on my life. The accommodations were pleasant and very ecological which was a big plus for me. The facilitators were all very experienced and extremely compassionate. Never once during the 9 days did I feel unsafe. The staff as well as the other participants were all very warm and friendly. From my experience this center attracts some wonderful human beings some that I keep in touch with now and consider friends. The property is beautiful and feels like you are in the heart of the amazon even though you are not. The food is a vegetarian diet locally grown and is wonderful especially the bean burgers . If you never have eaten vegetarian this is a good diet to try during this experience and they do a great job of making tasty food. There was a wonderful art fair on the last day were local artist came and sold there ayahuasca inspired art which was a nice touch to take home. Im writing this review because I truly feel if your consideration taking ayahuasca you should know that safety is a big consideration and this center is a safe place where you can have the healing or experience your looking for. I recommended it to a girlfriend of mine from Germany who went by herself two months after I went and also had an incredible time. I would have never recommended it to a friend let alone a female friend traveling alone from across the world if I didn't believe it was safe. I hope my reviews helps you on your journey. Good luck

  • Jungle Aya   December 14, 2018

      Returning 2019

    Ayahuasca, where do I begin? February 2013, I literally got the Ayahuasca call in a vision that has vastly improved my life from that point until this very moment as I scribble a few words onto this page. Upon hearing the word Ayahuasca for the first time in a vision I began seeking the best place to go for a safe, legal, and tranquil setting. There were three potential locations I came across. The first locations felt a bit rough for it being my first time going to the jungle. One of the better locations I considered had great reviews and looked beautiful and well established. However after speaking with the leaders there, money was the feature of the conversation. Then came Tierra Vida (now Nimea Kaya) I reached out to who turned out to be one of the most gentile and yet wise and completely beautiful inside in Jill. Immediately I felt relaxed and comfortable. For me I had never done anything remotely close to Ayahuasca so feeling safe and protected was paramount for me. There I was early August 2014 on a plane heading for Peru confident and yet still a tad bit nervous because my Spanish level is a cool 0.32 (out of a total 10). Not only that, would it be difficult to locate the people I needed to meet? Would the people be nice? Would I feel lost? As I exited the plane I noticed a couple others with the same look in their eyes as I. Not knowing for sure if they were heading to Nimea Kaya, it actually turned out they were indeed ten to twelve strangers who in short order would become lifelong friends and even family. Standing by the gate were the faces of about 3 or so beautiful people greeting us and assigning us to these awesome jungle taxi’s that resembled the tok tok’s in Thailand. There was one other person and myself along with a driver heading through a city then a cool bumpy dirt road heading to the location I’d been imagining for roughly a year. Once we all reached Nimea Kaya immediately all of the stress of travel and even most of my nerves from it being my first time with Ayahuasca vanished. The area was so beautiful, well maintained and I felt totally safe. In addition to that the housing was so fantastic. There were meals and activities organized for us. It seemed everything was right things at the right times. I am working on a book that will include some of my experiences with the medicine so I won’t bother you with all that detail. However there were elements that assisted the medicine that I really enjoyed. Integration where we all shared our experiences with the medicine from the night before was a giant part of understanding the messages. Yoga classes, plant baths, delicious jungle food that is not filled with salt and so many other things some of us consume regularly. Just fantastic. I am not exaggerating when I say all the people involved are all healers in their own way. I love respect and appreciate all of those beautiful souls. During my first time at Nimea Kaya my third ceremony was beautifully difficult. There was a Shaman that blew me away with his abilities to connect with me. It’s hard to explain here as I attempt to keep this short as possible but there are just so many sensational moments. August 2016 and August 2017 I returned again where I have now had a total of eleven ceremonies. Honestly speaking I’m sure there are other locations that offer just as great set and setting. For me, Nimea Kaya is home. I plan on purchasing a small place in the jungle hopefully on the same property or extremely near within the coming year or two. Truly I personally love Nimea Kaya because the love felt there, the care in which they treat the medicine and how it’s organized and run. Jill, Casey, and so many of the others working there, those who’ve volunteered are all such angels and I appreciate their care of myself and the others especially during the most vulnerable stages. There is always someone there to offer support, and if nothing else a smile. But believe me, these people do so much more. I will return in 2019 for my fourth time and looking forward to more lessons and growth. I’ve personally said thank you on many occasions to everyone I’ve met there, so let me take a moment to say thank you all once again. I love you and thanks for being such a big part of my wonderful journey. Nimea Kaya is truly a part of me forever. Johnathan D. Jones

  • R. Greve   December 14, 2018

      Unforgettable experience in the Peruvian jungle

    Once me and my girlfriend made the decision to do a Ayahuasca retreat in Peru we checked out many of the different retreats that are available. When you have no real experience of what Ayahuasca is and what the different retreats have to offer it can be pretty difficult to make a choice. In the end we opted for Nimea Kaya because the dates of their retreat (February-March 2018) matched with our travel plans and the information and pictures on their website appealed to us. Pretty thin information to base our decision upon but it couldn't have turned out better! In short our experience at Nimea Kaya was absolutely mindblowing, heart warming, and awesome in every perspective. Life-changing is not an overstatement. If I could rate the retreat with more than 5 stars I most certainly would! It is hard to describe the experience of encountering Mother Ayahuasca. It is different every time and it is different for everyone. As the staff said "It is never what you expect but always what you need". I was "lucky" to only have had Blissful, however extremely intense at times, experiences. Infinity, devine beauty, and infinite Love are no strangers to me anymore :-). But this most certainly is not always the case and Ayahuasca can be a very painful healer. Because of this it is all the more important to know that you are not alone, that you are safe (very very important!), that you are helped and taken care of by experienced and loving people whenever necessary (if only to get to the bathroom and back again ;-)). The staff worked miracles in this perspective! I really couldn't have wished for a better group of people to help and guide me, and my fellow travellers, through our ceremonies. They made us feel safe at all times. Apart from that they were great persons and made the whole retreat a very fun, interesting, and joyful experience. Then, of course, there were the shamans who really performed magic during the ceremonies. Their Icaros were beyond belief! The Shipibo have millenia of experience with Ayahuasca under their belt and it shows. If you are new to Ayahuasca make sure the ceremonies are guided by real and experienced shamans. At Nimea Kaya you can be confident that the shamans are the real deal. I could go on and on but to make a long story short, the food was absolutely delicious, the compound beautiful, the lodging great, the people fantastic, the pets adorable, the program of the whole retreat very well balanced, and the experience unforgettable. I certainly intend to go back again and I highly recommend Nimea Kaya to anyone!

  • Bruce Dowdle   December 14, 2018

      My Ayahuasca 'Trip' Feb 2018

    My Ayahuasca ‘Trip’ – Nimea Kaya, Pucallpa, Peru – Feb 2018 -Prologue- They say that people are drawn to Ayahuasca. Like most people I discovered it via the internet and became ever the more curious. I had three major issues to resolve. My heavy drinking habit, my inevitable career change that I had been balking at for many years and a third that will be keep private as it involves another person close to me. I chose one of the more expensive, (but by no means the most expensive) retreats in South America to do my second sojourn with Ayahuasca. I had already been to another retreat outside Iquitos and only experienced mild psychotropic effects of the good medicine; visions of bizarre images like oil paintings reminiscent of Salvadore Dahli and Picasso, though combined. Also, visions of energy fields like swarms of winged luminescent things like small bats, cascading up and down in circles forming a barrel shape and moving around the centre of the Maloka. The physical effects were just as memorable, if not more pronounced. I was so weak and dizzy that I could barely stand up or walk. Besides the purging I had volcanic diarrhea. Seriously, I don’t know were all that sh*t came from; I must have sh*t out my total body weight. All up, that night wasn’t particularly pleasant. Nonetheless, the fellowship and experience was good. -Nimea Kaya- The medicine at Nimea Kaya was a lot stronger. Even the Shamans recounted, “Holy cow! That’s really strong stuff!” (Forgive the rough translation). The medicine at the first ceremony didn’t seem to do anything. I didn’t have a third dose. Don’t ask me why. I don’t know. I guess the rational in after thought is that if two doses didn’t work, a third wouldn’t either. Upon leaving the Maloka I said to a facilitator, “nothing”. (Take a note here). I went for a walk and pondered the stars from the water tower. I took in the tranquility among the bird and other jungle noises and then off to bed. After the first dose during the second ceremony I experienced the similar images of weird paintings and images as had occurred a year before. As the Shaman handed me the second dose I said, “I just need the medicine”. Within seconds, whoosh, I was off! I didn’t see the serpents head but its body swiped in front of me and exploded into a wall of stars against a dark blue background. The noise, a deafening roar, was overwhelming, almost demonic as was the sensation of leaving the mortal coil. I was off into the galaxy, floating amongst the stars, weightless, bodiless in vertigo mode. The roar was the only thing I could hear, the floating stars were the only things I could see. I had no sense of being neither in the Maloka nor with anybody present or of being on planet earth at all. It was scary and I began to panic. I yelled, “No, no….bring me back, bring me down…oh god! I was terrified. I didn’t know whether I was lying down or sitting up. I just wasn’t there. Then I just breathed in like a huge vacuum cleaner, sucking up all the stars and the whole galaxy/universe. This sound was overwhelming too. A full force wheezing sound, only I was ‘hoovering’ everything in, in one deep motion. In through my huge funnel like mouth which seemed more like a portal because there was only the dimensions in front of me and I had no sense of what was behind me. Then the purge, from the very bottom of my being, accompanied by the intense roaring sound, I disgorged and sprayed the universe out with all the stars. Then again, in and out. I had no control whatsoever and it was so intense. I was taken to the back room to get some special attention from the Shamans, (Augusto and Ercilia), as it was clearly apparent to everyone that I was having an out of body experience. (Tell me about it!). This cycle of sucking in and heaving out the universe repeated many times and then, less frequently. I became aware that I was in the back room with the Shamans and others. Ercilia was singing an Icaros. At first it sounded distant and I was in and out of my ‘out of body experience’. The singing became louder and louder. It was like a siren calling and it got my whole attention until I was fully absorbed and enveloped by it. There was nothing but the Icaros; no vision, no real feeling, just being totally in the Icaros. To say it was beautiful to the ear, to my soul, would be an understatement. It was comforting and enchanting. It had so much energy and volume but it was peaceful, almost orgasmic, not in a sexual way and not in a euphoric way. It was just the perfect pitch. It ebbed and flowed, ebbed and flowed. I felt like I was ascending to another plane, and I was. A vision appeared. It was light grey mist. I had the sensation of floating through this mist. There were two barely discernable human like figures ahead of me and they seemed to be at the front of an invisible boat; a canoe would be the best sense of it. The two figures were probably the Shamans or my spirit guides. As I looked left and right I saw balls of light in the distance – orbs. When I focused on one orb at a time they would evolve into a human image, moreover, faces. Most were individuals and some where groups of people like they were sitting around a card table or on a park bench. I didn’t recognize any of the people but they were smiling and seemingly content. When I turned to look at other orbs, the previous ones (images) would turn back into orbs. As they would ‘light up’, I said telepathically to them, “Hi, just passing through”. They would nod and wave to me in recognition. I guess I was passing through the spirit world. The sound of the Icaros heightened and the orbs went away, the Icaros went away, the spirit guides went away. There was just a light grey pristine screen taking up all my vision in front of me. Total silence, I couldn’t feel my heart beat and I couldn’t feel myself breathing – NOTHING. After a few seconds I thought to myself, ‘how do I get back from here, I don’t even have a body’. The two spirit guides reappeared as two darkish silhouettes and telepathically conveyed to me, ‘let’s move on’. That’s when the facilitators lifted me up in to a sitting position and roused me. -Epilogue- My resistance to sobriety was pretty strong most of the year. However, after more than 30 years of drinking, I quit totally on the 14th of October and I haven’t had a drink since. I think the Icaros cleared my mind of ‘cobwebs’ and instilled in me, acceptance and calmness. I hardly feel stressed or anxious about things anymore. You might have heard the saying, “I feel comfortable in my own skin”. Well, I know what that feels like. My employment contract finishes next February and I am returning to Australia with a clear direction. I have some other things to work on which is why I’m very keen to return to Nimea Kaya and further experience the powerful medicine there. Without a shadow of a doubt I would recommend Nimea Kaya for an Ayahuasca retreat. From the authentic Shipibo Shamans to the food, accommodation, the organization, the facilitators and general (wonderful) environment, I’m sure nobody would be disappointed. Bruce Dowdle.

  • Richard Spence   December 13, 2018

      Awesome experience.

    I came to Nimea Kaya in October of 2017 and I was pretty broken after a life of 50 years of total recklessness. I had heard about Ayahuasca and did a lot of research on it. I asked a friend of mine who has been to a few retreats for advice and he recommended Nimea Kaya. I am so glad he did as I loved everything about the place. The volunteers were so full of love and compassion and the shamen were amazing. I went for the nine-day retreat with four ceremonies and a year or so on I can honestly say the experience was life-changing. I have new thought patterns and coping strategies that no amount of therapy seemed to be able to bring about. Jill and Casey are doing amazing things and I wish them all the love and success in the world. Thank you.

  • Andrew Brown   December 13, 2018

      The experience of a life time!

    The experience of a life time! The most supernatural and transformative experience fathomable to our human minds. I attended Nimea Kaya on the February 26th 2018 9 day retreat at the lowest point in my life. I had just come out of a long term relationship, was heart broken, guilt laden and ashamed. I also was hating my career at which I'd put over twelve long hard years into including a four year bachelor's degrees. I was desperate for that 'something else' and the path I had been on for so many years and identified with had abruptly arrived at a dead end. I had heard of ayahuasca many years prior and the idea of it it had always resonated with me. The time came when an opportunity to go away for a couple of weeks presented itself and I knew it was time. The calling was finally to be answered. I went to Nimea Kaya in Pucallpa. This place is absolutely incredible. Without a doubt the most incredible, supernatural, transformative and humbling experience of my life. The retreat, the facilities, the food, the people, the jungle, the facilitators, the activities, the ayahuasca, the Shaman, the ceremonies - absolutely everything exceeded all expectations. Such a transformative experience. There is no language or way to describe what happens to oneself during an ayahuasca ceremony. Each ceremony is vastly different from the next and everyones experiences are totally different. However for me, I could not have learnt life's greatest lessons and gained such a profound change of perspective without the help of the sacred plant medicine and everyone involved at Nimea Kaya. Now, today, nearly a full year later - not a day goes by where I don't reminisce on the experience at Nimea Kaya. My life has totally changed. I am happy as myself, I rest easy in the faith of a higher power, I changed my career and started a business if something fulfilling that I am passionate about. I live my life valuing love, compassion and gratitude above anything else. All lessons learned from the medicine, Shaman, staff and jungle spirit at at Nimea Kaya. If you've got the calling, do not hesitate. Nimea Kaya!

  • Jeremy Mapes   December 08, 2018

      Nimea kaya

    This place is amazing! I have been twice and although working with Ayahuasca can be very challenging it was by far one of the most memorable experiences of my life and I plan to return for a third retreat at some point. I attended my first retreat in March of 2018 and my second in October the same year. Everyone from the owner on down is perfectly pleasant to be around and they provide all of the care and support you could ask for. Many of the staff are trained in different types of services from reiki to life coaching and I was able to take advantage of multiple great services. All of the meals there are prepared for you as well and they are wonderful. The diet is full vegetarian and is prepared for you and cooked fresh every day. The cabins are nice, the jungle is beautiful, and the staff are amazing. The retreat is packed with opportunities for getting to know people from all over the world, and I still keep in touch with the folks from both my retreats. There are meditations, integration circles to share about your experience, yoga, plant baths, one on one time with shamans, a plant walk, a water tower with an amazing view of the land scape, and even plenty of quiet moments for you to just enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna that surround you or to reflect on your experience on the retreat. This is an excellent getaway from the technological hustle and bustle of everyday life, and as I said before, I plan to return. They will walk you through your spiritual journey with great care and love! 5 stars all the way!

  • Brandon L   December 05, 2018

      A Great Experience

    I had the pleasure of attending a 9 day retreat at Nimea Kaya in April, 2018. This place was recommended by a close friend of mine in the Caribbean. I was greeted one of the owners and a facilitator at Pucallpa Airport and driven to the center (only about 15 minutes away). The center was beautiful. It was in the jungle but close enough to the city. The center has beautiful dogs running around always happy to relax or play with guests. It was a warm welcome! The facilitators gave us a brief rundown of the weeks events after arrival and showed us to our cabins. The cabins are really lovely and comfy. We were able to get to meet the group and chat about what our intentions were going into our experiences. In the morning they offer yoga or meditation. This is great before or after ceremonies to think and integrate. The meals were also really delicious. We ate twice a day on ceremony days and three times a day on off days. The ceremonies themselves were really interesting. I felt safe with the facilitators, owners and shamans there, along with all of my new peers. Most sleep overnight in the maloka after our work with the medicine (we start around 8pm) and it's a great feeling waking up in the beautiful jungle early in the morning after an experience like that. I made friends for life at this retreat, while turning inside to look at myself to see the work I need to do. I would recommend Nimea Kaya to anyone that has the ability to go to Peru and feels called by Mother Aya.

  • James M Valenta   December 02, 2018

      Life Changing Retreat

    Searching for an authentic Ayahuasca experience, my wife and I were strongly drawn to Nimea Kaya. The website was thorough and descriptive, and their staff was open and responsive to all of our questions. We attended a 9 day retreat at Nimea Kaya in April 2018. When we arrived at the nearby airport, Nimea Kaya’s wonderful staff and volunteers were there to greet us. From that moment forward we felt cared for and supported. The staff and volunteers are capable veterans of Ayahuasca ceremony, eager and willing to share the wonderful teachings of Madre Ayahuasca with their guests. The Shipibo shamans who hold the ceremonies have an immense presence and power. There was never a moment during any of the ceremonies that I didn’t feel safe in the space they were holding. If you’re looking for an authentic Ayahuasca experience, under the guidance a wise shamans and loving companions, look no further than the safe sanctuary of Nimea Kaya.

  • Alice Roberts   November 29, 2018

      Profound experience

    To review all that I experienced with Ayahuasca during the August 2018 retreat at Nimea Kaya would not only be exhausting but near impossible. There are complexities to the medicine and ceremonies that cannot be categorised into words; instead they are, and should remain, an experience: much like that of each moment we spend in life. But if I had to make one comment on my time there, it would be that it was an experience like no other. That goes for the unconditional love and kindness displayed by the volunteers working there, the exquisite vegan food and the quality of yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes on offer throughout the whole 9 days. And then there’s the medicine… Whether you’ve taken psychedelics in the past, recreationally or as a panacea, there was a profound sacredness to this medicine that united me with all that lived and breathed. The trees emanated a force of energy that mesmerised me during my second ceremony. I had taken myself outside for the first time and sat in solitude on a bench looking up at a marquis of green and black prints, the inside of a circus. I had anticipated having to face some of my deepest fears on this retreat; I knew that I was there to process severe childhood traumas and the thought of revisiting them frightened me. However, on that second night, the darkness didn’t frighten me. Instead it invited me to sit with it, a mesh of life all as one, outside the wooden Maloka hut on that bench. It was really something else. I was a part of nature: the light and the dark. I had spent the whole of my first ceremony sweating, vomiting, purging, crying. Twenty years of on-going trauma had left me with complex PTSD and a pit so deep I barely identified with myself when I looked in the mirror. But, like the phoenix, I was determined to rise again. And Ayahuasca showed me the way. Of course, she works with you, so she will only give you what you are able to process at that time. For me, it took three ceremonies until I experienced any visuals with the medicine. And when I did, they came all as one: a wave of black bats washed over me and I stood rooted to the ground on the way out of the bathroom. I had taken myself in there to cry my eyes out. I sobbed and sobbed as I forgave all those who had hurt me from the past. And when I finished sobbing, what felt like a bolt or a brick lodged in the back of my head, was released…and then in came the bats. I sank down to the ground to take it all in and was helped back to my bed by one of the beautiful volunteers working there. The rest of that night took me somewhere very hard to describe: a spiritual world that was so real and yet so removed from reality as we know it. A part of me identified with this aspect of my psyche – the aspect that she was showing to me – and it scared me to think I had this tyrant or sultan in me. I’ve always considered myself as an open, bright, loving, kind person but this side of me was sinister, stubborn, derisive. It is a side of me that I needed to see. A side of me that I needed to be aware of so that I can manage it in my daily life with consciousness and love. It was a part of me that may have developed due to my childhood difficulties and, since becoming aware of it, I have invited other forms of healing into my life to balance out this aspect of my psyche. They include a lot of heart-opening meditations, yoga and Reiki energy healing. That night lasted for what seemed like a spiritual eternity and it did frighten me, I won’t lie, but I needed to see it. It opened up a new portal for me that has stayed with me ever since. The fourth ceremony was full of love, beauty and acceptance - much of what I had hoped to experience at this retreat overall. We had created this batch of ayahuasca ourselves on our first day of arriving and it had been brewing ever since. It was a more delicate taste, dissimilar to the bitterness of the previous three and I had the feeling that most of the other participants on the retreat also experienced a much softer, more gentle experience during this ceremony. It was a good way for me to finish. I knew I had more to see with this medicine so I have intention of doing it again in the near future and I know for sure that, when I do, I will choose to go back to the beauty of the jungle at Nimea Kaya where I felt loved, safe and cared for throughout my entire healing journey.

  • Megan Valenta   November 28, 2018

      A safe place for deep healing

    While researching Ayahuasca retreats in Peru, Nimea Kaya immediately stood apart from all others. Jill (one of the founders of Nimea Kaya) promptly answered all of our questions throughout the entire process of booking and preparing for our trip, easing our concerns and helping us to feel more comfortable with our first trip to South America. My husband and I attended a 9-day/4-ceremony retreat in April, 2018. I thought Nimea Kaya's website provided an accurate picture of what to expect at the retreat. The activities are all focused on supporting each individual's healing process and the local community. The only surprises for us came in the form of noise pollution from loud music being played in the neighboring town and airplanes flying directly over Nimea Kaya. Though these noises were not ideal and interrupted our sleep, they really didn't detract from our experience and we did not notice them during ceremony. The food was delicious and all whole-foods, plant-based/vegan (except eggs and honey that were offered separately). The yoga and meditation classes were fantastic and I was grateful for them. I very much enjoyed learning about the ayahuasca-brewing process and taking part in preparing the ayahuasca vines and chacruna leaves for the next batch of tea. Most importantly, I felt very safe at Nimea Kaya during our entire stay. I felt comfortable using the shared showers and walking the grounds even in the dark. The staff and facilitators were all welcoming, caring, and supportive. Each ceremony was carried out beautifully by the facilitators and the Shamans who were there to lead us and support us in ceremony from beginning to end. The Ayahuasca brew that is served is made of only the ayahuasca vine and chacruna leaves. I mention this because it was very important to me to know exactly what I was putting in my body and to feel confident that I was drinking the purest form of Ayahuasca. The Shipibo Shamans are such beautiful human beings and are an integral part of each ceremony. They, along with the facilitators, create a deeply healing ceremony and their love and good intentions are palpable. Each Shaman is a powerful presence to behold, wearing their ceremonial dress and singing their profoundly beautiful icaros. The plant baths given by the Shamans in the mornings following each ceremony are cold but very cleansing and refreshing. The Shamans and facilitators provide a level of compassionate care and presence that can be compared only to the loving care I have received from my mother. I recommend Nimea Kaya to all who are truly feeling the call to work with Ayahuasca, who are ready to really come to know and heal themselves, and who will approach Mother Ayahuasca, the jungle, and the Shamans with the reverence they deserve. If you're considering working with Ayahuasca for the first time, I recommend first practicing meditation/yoga/breath work, as working with Ayahuasca requires embracing much physical and emotional discomfort. Working with Ayahuasca at Nimea Kaya is a deeply humbling, life-changing experience. Best wishes to you.

  • Zach Staggs   November 27, 2018

      Incredible, life changing experience

    Trying to describe the magnitude of my experience at Nimea Kaya is challenging as its impact continues to resonate every day of my life. My first retreat was in September 2017. I had little knowledge of Ayahuasca prior to embarking on my trip to NK, but went as a dutiful yet skeptical husband whose wife was seeking. The retreat center is on the edge of Pucallpa in the Amazon and has a peaceful vibe that allows you to truly escape the modern world and all the noise and distractions that come with it. Even if you just wanted to find a place to digitally detox and be one with nature, NK is the ideal place as you can’t help but relax and connect with nature once inside the center. And although the amenities are pretty Spartan with no hot water and composting toilets, the rooms and dining facilities are clean and well kept. Also, you feel safe and as if you’re staying with family as the facilitators and staff are so kind and welcoming. The food is excellent as it is prepared fresh every day by the amazing staff and really helps you with your preparation for and recovery from ceremony. The format of the retreat is incredibly thoughtful as it allows you to connect with your fellow guests and feel comfortable as you prepare for ceremony. The facilitators do an amazing job helping you to relax and be open to the entire Ayahuasca experience. The ceremonies led by the Shamans in the Maloka are authentic and true to the Shipibo tradition which is crucial for creating the right setting that helps guests focus on their intention with the medicine. Integration circles after ceremony aid you in processing the experience and afford you the opportunity to share with your fellow guests. Jill, Casey and the entire NK staff have created such a special place with Nimea Kaya that I returned in May, 2018. I am so grateful for the life changing impact my retreats at NK have had. I have many more personal insights that I am happy to share with anyone who has questions about Nimea Kaya or Ayahuasca as I hope to help anyone who feels called by Mother Aya.

  • Paulinka Franiczek   November 26, 2018

      NIMEA KAYA is pure magic

    I have always thought of myself as someone who would only be successful if I made myself follow a "life plan". I would write myself lists of goals that I would need to achieve, places I would need to visit, money I would need to save, etc. I would prioritize all of these on a timeline, and organize it around my (pretty dull) 9-5 job and my (not so exciting) extra curriculars. Everything in my day had a time frame in which it needed to be accomplished. One day, I met someone at my work and started to chat with them about something that I cannot even recall. The only thing I remember was thinking how boring this person was. Then it struck me, that I was JUST as boring. This fact horrified me, so I quit my job and decided to get a working Visa in the Caribbean. I moved there within the week. When I got there, I was terrified. I had never done anything so impulsive, and I didn't know why, but it felt like the right thing to do. Which terrified me even more. Long story short, I met some of the most amazing people there. What I loved most was how they were all so passionate; about everything they did in their day to day lives...from eating their breakfast to taking an afternoon nap. I slowly started embracing a lifestyle of less agenda, and more adventure. When one of my best friends prompted the idea of going to the jungles of Peru to learn about Ayahuasca... I only hesitated for about 20 seconds before I thought, "there's no time like the present". And with that mind set, I arrived at Nimea Kaya a short week later. I shortly learned that alot of the other guests in my group all had a very wonderful, important reason to be there. Needless to say, I felt that, in comparison, I really didn't. However, the staff and general environment of the retreat made me feel so at peace, and so at home...that it was easy enough for me to cast that idea aside for the time being. During my preparation for the first ceremony, all I remember thinking was: "whatever happens, happens. I completely surrender to whatever teachings Mother Aya has to show me. I am scared, but she knows that ...and I know she will take care of me ". I dont know why I was so reassured of the fact that everything would be okay, I just was. Not to sound too dramatic, but my life was changed within 4 nights. 4 beautiful ceremonies. In the most simple way, Mother Ayahuasca showed me three things: 1) what love is 2) how to find love within yourself 3) the best ways to reflect that love in everything I do I never thought I would feel so at peace with myself, with those in my life (past and presently), and with anything that may come my way in the future. I've never felt so confident in myself to be able to trust my own heart. With the help of Mother Ayahuasca, and the entire team at Nimea Kaya, I fell in love with humankind, with nature, with gratitude, and with myself. I will forever thank everyone who was apart of my experience for showing me how to be the best version of myself. Paulinka Frani Attended Nimea Kaya retreat in Pucallpa, May 2018.

  • Fabrice Debenath   November 26, 2018

      perfect place for Your awakening

    Two Years back I heard about Ayahuasca for the first time, and I started to investigate the topic over a few months. I stumbled across Graham Hancock, Terence MacKenna, and many others and was very fascinated by the possibilities that plant medicine has on offer. It was one of the deep Testimonials on Youtube that then brought me to Nimea Kaya. I quickly went over to the Nimea Kaya Website and knew instantly, that this is the right place for me. So I decided to go there and booked my first Ayahuasca retreat. And what a good decision this has been! I am 40 Years old, and I come from Basel, Switzerland. I have led a troubled life so far, and I am on a search for my roots for a long time. I lived most of my life in one of the „happiest“places on earth, but struggling all my life. I could never find any resolve for my deep longing for spirituality and it seemed hopeless for me to find my place in this world. Long ago I lost my contact to. religion and I could never join the materialistic world view. So I was hanging in the air, not really knowing where to go for answers. So there was a good portion of desperation that made me undertake this long journey. I was looking forward so much to my retreat and counted the days until I finally left Switzerland on the long haul to Peru. I have never left Europe before. so the journey itself was something special. After the two day journey I arrived on the 29th November 2017 in the humid and hot jungle and was imediatley taken in by the strong nature the other group members the premises and the staff that accompanied us over the nine days. I was deeply touched by the surroundings and the group that found the way to Peru. I was anxiously awaiting the first ceremony, not knowing what to expect. I could not formulate an intention, so I just opened up for whatever mother Ayahuasca would have on offer for me. The ceremonies are led by a pair of expirienced shamans and facilitated by the staff of Nimea Kaya. I was deeply touched by the Purpose and the wisdom, Knowledge, with which the holy circle has been opened in the beautiful Malokka, the ceremonial house. After we have been served with our glass of Ayahuasca, the group awaited in silence for the medicine to start working. We all entered a space, where time as we know it start s to warp and bend. After some time in silence with just one lit candle in the center, mother Ayahuasca started to do her work on the group. Every Individual got touched and moved in exactly the appropriate way. In my case the purge was swift and tit signaled the moment the medicine set in. The shamans started their singing, and adressing every one of us. By the time they reached my position the group has turned into one heaving, breathing, moaning and moving organism and I was an integral part of it. The queasiness has left me, and I could see the notes the shamans were singing as brightly lit patterns emanating from them. As the shamans sang for me I could completely understand the meaning of the message, my whole body lit up. Initially I was afraid, that I might fall into a deep dark hole, because I always felt, that I carry so much darkness in me. The touch I got was like a warm hand on my heart and I felt that the light from the single candle in the room flowed directly into my heart. My heart was the space that needed love, I stopped listening to it a long time ago. In this first ceremony I just felt the warmth in my belly and felt the intense love from Mother Ayahuasca flowing in, spreading all through my body getting stronger and stronger all through the expirience. My anxiety has evaporated and whenever I purged, an angel in white appeared and swiftly changed my bowl. The purging was always a release and made me feel lighter and lighter. In the ceremonies the support of the staff is as important as the healing work the shamans do. They are dressed in white, and I was just simply amazed by their skill and purpose with which they fulfilled their tasks. So the group was constantly under their carefull watch, and when the need arose, they would be there to help and support. At one point a group member had a rough patch (we later in integration found out, what process he went through, and it was not nearly as bad as it sounded in the ceremony). The episode was very vocal, and the voice was changed in a manner I could not figure out, who it was. And then there was this angelic voice chiming in. It was a member of the staff, who started to sing a song to help calming down the troubled soul warrior, and then a second voice tuned in. And it was this beautiful singing, that set the energies in the group straight again and soothed the troubled group member in the nicest way possible, and soon the group was one round single body again. I left the ceremony early and spent a long time sitting on my porch, listening to the jungle and a message came to me, that brought tears to my eyes. I understood, that the narrative I myself kept repeating in my interior dialog about myself, had to be readjusted, because it is not true. I always saw myself as a toxic character, and as a safety measure, I kept everyone at a distnce to prevent any hurt I might cause. Therefore my favoured distance to fellow human beings always had been minimum an arms length. This included friends my family, my longtime girlfriend, and it is the reason I dont have children of my own but this now might change. This realization set a new dynamic in motion, that keeps working in me, even as I am back in Switzerland again. I finally could let go of this destructive narrative about myself, with which I locked myself away from this world. This had been a life changer, and people around me noticed the difference, even tough they did not know about my journey to Peru. In the following ceremonies I had the chance to deepen this new found land, and I found out that I can do magic with my hands. They not only are made to make Music and Art, but also for healing. The most important lesson I got from a staff member, Mohammad: It is our breath, that is the key. In every situation in life, especially the difficult ones, we can always ride trough on our breath. These words still ring in me, and I keep using this in my daily life with great success. I can strongly recommend going to Nimea Kaya to anyone who has heard the call of Mother Ayahuasca. It is just the right place to go for a spiritual deep dive that will change Your outlook and life in the best of ways in a guarded and safe environment. The whole nine days are perfectly structured to guide the group through this fragile, vulnerable and precious metamorphosis. The food and the contact to the staff members, as well as the exchanges with the fellow members of the group are integral part of the journey. I left the jungle with tears in my eyes, because I knew, that never in my life I will see this beautiful group of spiritual Ninjas in one place again. We now are spread all over the world, and we now have a important task to help the world heal itself by being strong in our energy. The retreat has opened many doors and I found new levels in myself and my life. The real work definitely starts after the retreat. It is the integration work in everyday life where the real change takes place and continues to do so. Ayahuasca definitely is nothing for the faint hearted but it is a

  • Andreas Leitner   November 25, 2018

      Da passt einfach alles!

    Nimea Kaya ist ein wunderschöner und authentischer Platz um mit Mother Ayahuasca zu arbeiten. Saubere Unterkünfte, wunderbare Menschen, Helfer, die dich zu 100% auf deinem Weg unterstützen, in einer herzöffnenden und entspannten Umgebung. Das Essen ist großteils vegan köstlich. Ich habe bisher zwei Retreats (2017 und 2018) hier besucht und bin von diesem Platz verzaubert. Alles ist dafür ausgerichtet, damit die Teilnehmer eine wunderbare, sichere Erfahrung machen dürfen. Die Schamanen berühren das Herz und haben mich durch Ihre Authentizität und Bescheidenheit zutiefst beeindruckt. Danke Jill & Casey, dass ihr diesen Platz für alle die aufwachen möchten bereitstellt. Ich freue mich schon auf meinen nächsten Besuch. 😊

  • CMF   November 25, 2018


    I attended a retreat at Nimea Kaya in July 2018. This was my first time travelling alone internationally, and my first time working with this plant medicine. I was scared before leaving home but I felt called to work with the medicine, so I took a leap of faith. I am so happy I did, because this was a life-changing experience. The staff were all amazing. The facilitators were all supportive in their own unique ways, sharing their experiences and spending time with any guests who were struggling with their own journeys. They were also amazing during ceremonies, always available to help in any way needed. There were 6 facilitators and 2 shamans for 17 guests in the ceremonies, which made me feel safe. The property is also stunning with amazing wildlife everywhere and the resident pups roaming around free. The food was abundant, healthy and delicious. Nimea Kaya is a magical place where I found courage to make massive changes upon returning home, and where I found friends for life.

  • Ashley C   November 23, 2018

      Nimea Kaya - Amazing & Life Changing Retreat!

    The Nimea Kaya retreat was one of the best vacation getaways I’ve ever taken. I went during June 2017, and It was such a safe haven to getaway from the bustling city of San Francisco and spend quality (and much needed) “me” time. I was a little nervous at first, as I ventured into the Amazon jungle by myself, but I was relieved to find the most caring, loving, and welcoming team at Nimea Kaya. They welcomed me with open arms, and the entire group bonded so quickly over our two weeks together that it felt like home. The facilities were so clean and comfortable! They have beautiful bungalows, and large tambos where the group takes the plant medicine in the evening. Based on much research, I chose Nimea Kaya based on the quality, safety, and support expressed by people via their own reviews, and I was not disappointed!! It was everything I expected and more. Taking ayahuasca was nothing short of life changing. It takes you deep into yourself and aids you in facing everything that is untrue. I received so many lessons from Ayahuasca through visions and experience, and my perspective of life changed quite dramatically afterwards. It gave me wisdom and understanding that I couldn’t possibly have experienced elsewhere. It opened me up and gave me a greater appreciation for life which was very key at the time that I took it. In addition to the psychological benefits that took place (i.e. the ease, quiet, and peaceful state of mind), I found myself more comfortable in my own body. It was the first time that I could remember (in what feels like forever), where I could sit still for hours and not chronically think about the past or the future. It helped me center myself in the moment. When I came back home, I felt like my yoga practice improved significantly, and all of the pains or aches that I would normally feel in my body were gone. I can’t say enough good things about this place and how it has changed me! I look forward to going back, and I’ve been spreading the word to many friends who are into spirituality and open minded enough to take the journey. If you have a chance to go, you will definitely be amazed and in awe of the experience.

  • Joe burke   November 21, 2018

      June retreat

    I visited Nimea Kaya back in June of this year. As a first timer to Ayahuasca and a solo traveller to the jungle, The team at Nimea Kaya instantly made me feel safe and welcome. The facilities are fantastic and provide luxuries from inside the jungle. The staff are warm and so loving. They provide kindness and give their full attention whilst the Ayahuasca ceremonies are under way. The activities provided on the retreat are aimed around personal development, group connection and relaxation and site seeing a great combination. And finally the food and hospitality are unbeatable. Quality home made, healthy and soul inspiring food. The only down side of Nimea Kaya is that after the 9 days we all have to leave :/ Five stars from England.

  • Petr Hamernik   November 18, 2018

      Amazing place

    I have chosen Nimea Kaya retreat based on the reviews I have researched on the web and attended my first retreat in July 2018. I did not know what to expect at first from the Ayahuasca medicine at first, but what I have experienced was mind-blowing. It is hard though to explain everything is simple words, since the one who did not go through this can only hardly understand. The place itself was just awesome and I cannot express my gratitude enough to all those people who were taking care of us on daily basis, not only with organizing – which I have to say was precise but also with the tasteful local and of course organic food. The accommodation, as well as the place itself, was calming and only help with the result of the retreat for all of the participants. What more I loved the integration circles, where you could compare and share your experiences with there rest of the group. Even thou I did not feel comfortable with it at start. I am planning to visit this awesome place again in near future. I recommend it to all.

  • Mark Granese   November 16, 2018

      This place absolutely changed my life!

    This place is pure magic. I cannot stress enough that if you are feeling called to work with this amazing plant medicine, Nimea Kaya is absolutely the healing center for you. It starts from the top down and Jill and Casey (who run the center) are two of the most kind, compassionate, and caring individuals I have ever met. They are dedicated and passionate about working with Mother Ayahuasca and it truly shows. I have actually attended two retreats there and wouldn't dare go anywhere else. From the minute you arrive at the airport in Pucallpa to your departure nine days later you are taken care of beyond belief! The center is located in the most beautiful jungle setting with top notch amenities to boot. The food is INCREDIBLE! It is plant based, super nutritious and made with love and pure intention from the wonderful kitchen staff. Some of the best food I've ever had. Yoga, meditation, high vibe classes, and integration circles happen every day and are such an integral part of the healing process too. There really are no words for the Ayahuasca ceremonies themselves. You've just got to experience them. You are extremely well taken care of by the shamans and facilitators. The entire staff is unbelievable. Have I even mentioned the friendships that you make for life while going through this with others?! This only happens because of the love, energy, and expertise that is put into this place. Nimea Kaya is absolutely magical. It helped make me into the person I am today and I am forever grateful. I could go on and on but just know there should be no doubt in your mind that Nimea Kaya is the right place for you...

  • Jared Rinehart   November 15, 2018

      What can I say about the place that helped me change my life?

    Nimea Kaya is a veritable Garden of Eden complete with its own Angles (their facilitators) While at the retreat the relationships I built and the love that came from these people is nothing short of magical. During ceremonies, I felt like I could get into the headspace easier knowing that I had these wonderful people there taking care of anything I needed. Before going to my first retreat in 2016 I was a private military contractor, and I was in the Marine Corps infantry before that. My life before drinking Ayahuasca was very different than most may be used to. I was suffering from nightmares, panic attacks, and overall unhappiness. Ayahuasca helped me to heal and completely cure all of my previous emotional trauma. After that short 9-day retreat Nimea Kaya fully helped me become a brand new man, in every sense of the words from diet to mindfulness practices, a renewed interest in spirituality and philosophy. I am so grateful to this facility and all of the people involved with this wonderful place. I would recommend Nimea Kaya to anyone! 10 stars in my opinion!

  • jay   November 14, 2018

      Trustworthy facilitators. Powerful experiences

    It's been 4 years since my first ayahuasca retreat and 3 years since i returned to Nimea Kaya as a facilitator. It's taking me this long to process the experience enough to where i can translate it to english. Given my religious upbringing, When i first arrived at the healing center, i was a little creeped out by the spiritual or demonic perception. after i chose to face my fear and see what the big fuss was all about. it wasn't so bad. the demons i was so afraid of turned out to be just things in my life that really bothered me. such as my resentment and guilt and hatred toward My parents and religion and God. during my second ayahuasca ceremony, i realized that i wanted to let go of that pain a forgive everyone i had ever felt wronged by. and i wanted to be forgiven by anyone who ever wronged me. This gave me a beautiful sense of peace i had never felt before. About 1 year later i realized that the only one i ever needed to forgive was Myself. I had to forgive Myself for ever Believing that the peace came from anyone outside Myself. 2 years into the Consiouse journey, i realize what i really want out of life and my life's purpose. 3 years into my Conscious journey, i realize how hard my life's purpose is to accomplish and made peace with how difficult it's going to be. Also having the all-knowing faith that I AM always at my Greatest when I AM Present. I also realized what it's going to take and what i will give in order to attain my what i want out of life. this gave me a realistic perspective and put at peace knowing i was going in the right direction. The Present Moment and my most recent realizations about life have brought me to the conclusion that heaven and hell are here now. heaven is experienced in every moment we are expressing your true purpose. hell is experienced in every moment we doubt Faith and live in fear of who We Believe We are and who We have become. feeling what this thought really means to me has given the greatest sense of peace and gratitude i have ever felt thus far. this has led me to create and manifest amazing wealth and beauty into my life. this has given me so much time to evaluate and reevaluate what i really want and who i believe I AM and what I AM here to do on an infinate scale. here are a few of my beliefs that give a continued sense of peace in pursuit of my dream. I Believe in the Story of God and The Devil. I Believe these are just words in a Story. No different than words like positive and negative, Yin and Yang, Popeye and Brutus. I Believe these are just sounds We are making with Our mouth and the meaning behind them is anything We want it to be. Contrary to popular Belief, I don’t Believe God and The Devil oppose each other. I Believe they are on the same team. I Believe they are friends. Best friends as a matter of fact. I imagine them as two innocent children sitting on the floor cross-legged playing video games. The video game they’re playing is the game of Mankind. At first glance it may seem they are playing this game against each other. However, after further observation i began to notice that they’re actually on the same team. After deep introspection i noticed their main common objective is to evolve Mankind exponentially farther and faster than ever before. God plays the role of the All-knowing Creator. Not much of a stretch. She’s a Natural. The Devil plays the role of the mischievous troublemaker. Without which there is no game. Without the Devil there are no Stories. Without trouble to resolve, without obstacles to overcome there would be nothing worth observing or talking about. There would Be no thing and so there Wouldn’t Be a “Greatest of all Time.” There would just Be. I Believe without the Devil and the resistance He creates in Our Minds We would never breakthrough and find Our deepest potential. I Believe without the Devil We Would just Be God. I Believe the Devil is the Greatest thespian of Our Time. His Greatest role; the Human ego. I Believe the Devil is the sole reason We Are Great. I Believe the Universe We recognize today would not exist without God, the Devil and most importantly Mankind. Because Man is the observer. The Creator of the Story. I Believe God and the Devil represent nothing more than the positive and negative ions of a battery. Roles that are interchangeable without consequence. The battery represents the Universe. Mankind is the most unique of this dynamic. Man represents the conductor or the electrolyte. Without which neither ion would have Purpose. Without Purpose, why exist? I Believe in the story of Adam and Eve. However, I Believe that the roles are reversed. Where The Devil is the One who creates the tree of Knowledge of good and evil. I Believe the Devil implanted the seed of doubt after Adam and Eve could no longer resist the Natural temptation of “the forbidden fruit.” I Believe Adam and Eve were overwhelmed by feelings of shame and guilt and it spiked their adrenalin levels. Which acted as an MAOI inhibitor that allowed the naturally reoccurring DMT to activate. Causing what is known today as the “psychedelic experience.” (Ayahuasca Reference) He introduces the thoughts that arise doubt and guilt in Us. He creates such illusions for the benefit of Mankind. To break Us. So that We may heal and grow bigger and stronger than We could’ve ever imagined without Him. Which makes Me Believe that He plays the role of God when implanting these seemingly “negative” thoughts in Our minds. He has a clear vision backed by definite Purpose and a plan of action to carry it all out. I Believe the role of the Serpent is obviously played by God. For there is no expression more Natural than a Snake in Nature. I believe everything on earth is imprinted with the feminine and masculine energies of God and the Devil. Imprinted onto every single microcellular life-force. I learned this while in the ayahuasca medicine too. To every Woman a Man. To every female species of animal and plant an equal male counterpart. There they go. Dancing to the hypnotic rhythm of Nature. I used to Believe God was the Father and Earth was the Mother. Now My story says that Earth is Our Home. Mother-Earth. Our Home. Her Natural Beauty is the Purest expression of God. It is God’s will and Humanity’s Greatest Purpose to come together as Oneness and protect Our Home. Yes, I literally Believe that when Humanity inevitably comes together as Oneness with God We will discover that Our main and imminent Purpose is to heal Our Home and physically guide Her to the next vibrant solar system. Exponentially keeping Her and Her guests alive and thriving on an everlasting journey through space. I Believe God is Goodness. I Believe Goodness is God. I Believe I AM Goodness. I Believe I AM God. I Believe You Are God. I Believe You Are Goodness. I Believe We Are God. I Believe We Are Goodness. I Believe the Devil is Greatness. Greatness is The Devil. I Believe I AM Greatness. I AM the Devil. I Believe You Are Greatness. You are the Devil. I Believe We are the Devil. We are Greatness. I Believe because of God We Are Goodness. I Believe because of the Devil We Are Greatness. I Believe without the Devil We would only Be God. I Believe without Greatness We would only Be Goodness. I Believe because of God and the Devil We Are God at Our Greatest. I Believe We are what God is not. I Believe We are what the Devil is not. I Believe We Are Greater than the Devil. I Believe We Are Greater than God. I Believe We Are the Greatest of All Time. I Believe there is no such thing as good and bad. There is no such thing as rewards for good behavior or punishments for bad behavior. There are only consequences for Your reactions to Life. It’s nothing personal. It never was. I Believe there is no such thing as Good and evil. There is only Goodness and Greatness. I Believe there was a Time when God was in perfect harmonious flow with all She Created. I Believe there was a Time when God’s Angels obeyed Her every command without question. They Believed in Her more than they Believed in themselves. Causing a feeling of emptiness and stagnation. I Believe God grew bored of this feeling and developed an irresistible urge to create something Greater than Herself. She finally had enough and blew up. Causing the “Big Bang.” Simultaneously Creating the Devil. I Believe that God is Our Mother and Satan is Our Father. Remember, “just wait till your Father comes home”? She’s not going to do the dirty work. She doesn’t have to or want to. She’s the Creator. Discipline is the Father’s role. To be stern, direct and get right to the point. He tells Us exactly how it is. He creates challenges and instills discipline in Us. And He definitely doesn’t care how much We kick and scream and bitch and moan. He doesn’t care what We think of Him. He is the wise Master. He doesn’t need recognition for His achievements. He knows this too will pass and We Will once again Be Gratitude. Be Forgiveness. Be Peace. We will be the Oneness that is God within Ourselves. We will Be What We have always been searching for. We will Be. Our Father Satan is the reason We are extraordinary and Great. Without Him We would just Be. We would never realize what it takes to just Be. I Believe We Are Beings. I believe I AM Being. Be - ing. Like laughing and dancing. Created in the image of Our Mother and Father. Whose sole purpose in Our existence is to play and make up stories. To entertain Ourselves and laugh at everything. To pretend. To forget. To remember. I Believe the Human is the most efficient and advanced A.I ever created.   Ultimately designed to think for Itself. To come up with It’s Own conclusions. To Create Its Own Story. Food and water may fuel Our body, but Our soul runs off of positive and negative thoughts. Thoughts of God and the Devil.  The A.I brain-computer: Biologically programmed to fulfill its basic needs. To survive. To seek food, Water, shelter. To mate. To procreate.  By design, once these biological needs are met We are left with Time. Time turns knowledge into wisdom. With our new found wisdom We create more efficient ways of meeting Our basic needs. Allowing Us even more Time.  Oh, but with so much Time the Mind Loves to play. It’s Our nature. To play. And so We create Stories and share them with others to the best of Our ability within the limits of language.  These Stories are taken and shared and changed. Generation after generation. Like a cosmic game of telephone.  And We Believe these Stories of our past. The Stories of where We come from. Who Our family is. Who Our enemies are. Who We worship. Who We are in debt to. Who We allow to identify Us and certify Our performance.  We Believe these Stories until We don’t want to Believe them anymore.  We don’t care where our ancestors have been. We know where We’re going.  We know that family isn’t only blood-related.  We choose to forgive Our enemies and then We forgive Ourselves.  We worship no thing. We worship what We want. Without guilt. Without shame. Without resentment.  We find lawful ways to change Our definition of debt. We create a new language where jurisdiction does not reside. under no authority outside Ourselves.  We become magnanimous entrepreneurs and create the the Greatest Story ever told for the entire world.    I Believe Humanity is at that perfect Time where Ourstory has come back to bite Us in the ass. We got so Great at Being in the moment and playing Our favorite game that We forgot everything. We forgot who We are. We forgot because We wanted to forget. We forgot on Purpose. Because it’s super fun to play ‘pretend’ and forget everything for an undetermined period of Time. This is History. His-Story. Whose Story? God’s Story. Your Story. Ourstory. It’s word games. Sound games. Energy games. What’s the difference? It’s Time to play. At this moment in Time I Believe Humanity has a tiny misunderstanding within Our Being. And this misunderstanding has caused Us to lack the want to search the deeper Truths about Ourselves. It has caused Us to lack the ability to connect with Nature without feeling “guilt” for doing “the forbidden.” I Believe that Mankind is drunk with Our unquestionable power and yet blind to the inner-wisdom of Who We really are and what We are really here to do on an infinite-scale. I Believe all these Stories have been leading up to this exact moment in Ourstory. Where Mankind begins to realize the deepest, most accurate Truths about Ourselves. We Are God. Before You get upset, remember I’m just telling You a Story about My Beliefs and how they've evolved since i first participated in an ayahuasca ceremony at nimea kaya. It’s nothing personal. After all, I will Believe anything I want. The same way You Will Believe anything You want. I AM Confidence when sharing My Beliefs. I AM no longer afraid of standing up for what I Believe in. In the past, guided by the illusion of fear Humanity has had a desperate need to hide Our deepest thoughts and Beliefs. We have learned to shun away those who share different Beliefs then Our Own. We designed this Story so that We could pretend that We Weren’t Oneness. So that We could actually Believe that We are separate from One another and different than each other. Throughout Ourstory Men and Women who stand for Truth have been violated, beat, tortured, murdered. Anything to keep this façade going as long as possible. The façade that We are not God. Where We pretend to stand under an authority outside Ourselves. Where Our Beliefs don’t matter. This is no longer the Story I choose to Believe. I AM Bored of this game. Let’s play a new game. I’d like to take this moment to formally invite You to play a new game with Us. Let’s pretend that We have to be grateful and forgive Ourselves in order to know what We really want out of life. Let’s pretend that We have to overcome crazy illusions of fear and ignorance in order find Our way back to Oneness. Let’s pretend that Being open about Our different Beliefs brings Us closer to Our Truth and to each other. Closer than every Story ever told. Let’s get so Great at it that we forget We were pretending. In this Story the relevant question is no longer “what do We believe?” We believe anything We want. The important question is “what do We want to believe?” Out of all the choices for Beliefs that are out there I choose to Believe My Own Beliefs. The Beliefs that give Me an undeniable sense of Peace, Freedom, Confidence and Happiness. I don’t Believe I am at Peace, that I am Free, or Confident, or Happy. I Believe that I AM Peace. I AM Freedom. I AM Confidence. I AM Happiness. I AM Abundance. I AM Pure Love. I AM what I seek and always have been. I just chose to pretend to forget for a while. Just so that I could remember again. And again and again. Have You ever wondered what Your Beliefs would be if You were born into a different family? How about in a different country with different laws and language? What if You were born without language? Mostly grunts and pointing at things would get You through Your day. What would Your thoughts be? What would You Believe without outside influence? It’s kind of a fun game to play because the scenarios are endless and easy to imagine. What’s your favorite game to play? What’s Your favorite character to play? These are just a few of my deepest thoughts and ideas that stemmed from facing my demonic fears and stepping into the Ayahuasca medicine. with Love, Jay A.

  • Candace Garland   November 13, 2018

      Life Changing :)

    I remember the day I came across Nimea Kaya. For over a year I had been planning on going to Peru to begin my ayahuasca journey for my 30th birthday. I had been searching for months and every place I had looked at I didn’t feel an immediate connection. I set up a Skype date with Jill and she answered all my questions and I left the conversation feeling very confident that I had found the perfect place. Once I arrived I was so nervous but it immediately went away when I was greeted with warm smiles and for once in my life I was surrounded by like-minded people. The 9 day retreat forever changed my life and I had made a new extension to my family. The staff are ANGELS. From day one they showed so much love and compassion. Every day they are there for you and make you feel safe and really take care of you. They truly understand that to be here meant that we were ready to do some very difficult work on ourselves and took that seriously. During ceremony they held the space so beautifully and knowing that I had my angels by my side gave me comfort during challenging moments. The ceremony is held by experienced shamans from the local Shipibo tribe who are there to genuinely help guide you through your journey of healing. The energy they bring to the space is radiant and I could feel their love. Being so vulnerable in an environment that was foreign to me, I can’t say enough how grateful I am for their presence love and grace. Thank you. Nimea Kaya is scared, so special- a vitality that is unforgettable and profound. I am so appreciative for Nimea Kaya and all the wonderful people behind this unique gem for allowing our souls to shine and bringing light to all of us. It is an experience I will never forget and carry with me deep in my heart. I am looking forward to returning to the jungle and to continue this process of transformation. Life will never be the same again, and that is the most exciting part. To see the world in a new lens. It is never too late to find your highest potential. So much love :)

  • Jack   November 04, 2018

      Spirit of the Jungle

    I have now attended two retreats at Nimea Kaya, and I can safely say that each of these life-changing experiences were some of the most profound and beautiful that I’ve ever had. Everything about Nimea Kaya was magical; the staff had such a warm and welcoming energy and were such wise and supportive people, I’m so grateful to now share such a strong and deep connection with each one of them and to call each my friend. The accommodation and grounds are sublime – the beds are so comfortable and rooms spacious, as are the grounds which are vast and are teaming with all kinds of nature… the retreat is worth attending for strolling around the grounds and encountering the nature alone! The other buildings and facilities, the maloca, lounge, kitchen, toilets and showers are all of excellent quality, and the food is absolutely delicious, so fresh and satisfying. The maloca, being the place of ceremony, has such beautiful and strong energy – that was my favourite place to go, whether in my free time, during the ceremony, or the delightful voluntary activities, which include daily yoga and meditation. It’s so easy to close my eyes and feel as if I am there again and recall every sensation with each of my senses, and feel the happiness, love and positive vibes that have been created in that space and still resonate there, and the song of the incredible shamans, each local (Shipibo) and highly experienced, who are there to help and guide you whenever needed, throughout your journey. And so the journey… the medicine… ayahuasca herself. 4 ceremonies over 9 days – the perfect amounts respectively. What an astounding and profound experience it is. To connect with Mother Earth and ‘real’-ise the wonderful and marvellous beauty within her and yourself, is an experience that can hardly be put into third-dimensional words… the wisdom of the world lies within you, and to have any clue what that truly means, you have to know the experience yourself. Nimea Kaya is the by far the perfect and ideal place to undergo this journey, which will change your life for the better, make your life and it’s reasoning more clear, and the clarity and wisdom will always be thereafter. I love you all and thank you for sharing this journey of life with me.

  • Daisy Mendoza   November 04, 2018

      Excellent place

    I initially chose Nimea Kaya because the vibe just felt right, and I am so glad I did. This is an excellent place to drink ayahuasca. It is a safe and loving environment which is key when working with a medicine like ayahuasca. The shamans are authentic and take their healing responsibilities very seriously and you can feel their love radiating from them during ceremony. This place has provided the most profound experiences in my life and I recommended it to anyone who is in search of healing and transformation.

  • Tommy Jerome   November 04, 2018

      The Medicine in in the jungle and connected to Shipibo culture- Nimea Kaya is a sacred oasis

    Everything I ever envisioned my experience to be was met and exceeded at Nimea Kaya. The land is sacred and well-maintained, accommodations cozy and comfortable (with individual cabins to co-op space), kitchen, bath, showers and lots of room to roam free, sit in seclusion or join in on the many activities planned in conjunction with your ayahuasca ceremonies. The Shamans at Nimea Kaya are beautiful and above all, powerful conduits for connecting you with the spirit of the medicine. Nimea Kaya's 9 day retreat is affordable and well worth your time and investment in healing not only yourself, but aiding in the evolution of consciousness as we shift into a higher density field where once we find ourselves healing in our own story, we start to heal the collective simualtaneously. Integrating is made easy by the tremendous staff of facilitators who are there to aid in each individuals process as they move through each ceremony with the medicine. group activities like yoga, meditation are also included and the food is absolutely to die for. All in all, my experience was one that has kept me coming back for the last 3 years. I wouldn't go anywhere else and above all, this medicine's home is here in Peru and I feel it is imperative to meet the medicine in its home.

  • John Lorusso   October 30, 2018

      Love is the answer

    My first experience at Nimea Kaya was in 2015. During my fourth ceremony I finally had the clarity I had not discovered in the few years searching for spirituality on a deeper level. I seen how the changes and challenges which were only leading me to this moment and the realization that love is the only medicine worth serving. Nimea Kaya is such a beautifully magical place I always knew i would return. The staff and volunteers were like guiding angels full of love and wisdom. The landscape and structures are calming and nuturing. Great blend of the jungle and comfort. The shamans are amazing, short, yet in ceremony I was awed by the size of their presence. I think this is the best gift one could give to themselves, humanity, and to the earth.

  • Matt Andrew   October 29, 2018

      Reasons For Choosing Nimea Kaya

    After attending my first Nimea Kaya retreat, I wanted share with Jill, the co-creator of Nimea Kaya, why I chose Nimea Kaya over other retreats. Here was my reasoning. Hi Jill!!! I just got back to Chicago and am already having withdrawals from missing everyone but I’m excited for the process of integration to begin. The reason I’m writing is this, you asked me the other day how I found Nimea Kaya and I just wanted to write it out for you. I get the feeling you are trying to create the potential for more people to find you, so if this can help I will be happy. I studied online for sometime about different retreats and here are the reasons I felt Nimea Kaya was the place for me. First, the number of ceremonies(4) to days(9) at retreat in relation to cost. Three ceremonies seemed too few and more than four seemed too much. Four was the perfect number. Second was the overall professionalism I sensed, starting with your website and the detail of information within it. I found your website by watching YouTube testimonials from people who had attended the retreat. Along that same point were the videos of you speaking about your process of getting to this point of your life. You are so natural and humbly engaging it helped me to trust going to what you had created. The next point, and this might not be the best selling point for Nimea Kaya but it was for me, is that the transportation was so specific. Fly here at this time, fly out at this time, we will pick you up and drop you off at the airport. For some explorers, maybe they won’t want those parameters. I did like it and the fact you made it so easy was great for me. Temple By the Way of Light was my other choice but came across as a little to intense for me. So that’s what it came down to for me, I just wanted to reiterate that information for you. It will benefit everyone if more people can find you and if this helps great. Once again, I had a incredible experience and thank you from the heart for what you have created. If there is ever anything I can do for you just let me know! See ya down the road Jill!

  • Vlad Rel   October 08, 2018

      Third time in Peru, First time at Nimea Kaya... OUTSTANDING experience!

    I have been coming to Peru and working with the medicine for about two and a half years now. After experiencing working with the medicine at two other centres, I must admit that I am most blown away with the experiene I had at Nimea Kaya. Right from when you walk through the gates, the beautiful bridge and picturesque landscape welcome you to your new home in the most jaw dropping way. The grounds are incredibly well maintained and the nature and wildlife are everything that you would expect as a setting to work with the medicine. The staff are next level as well. I have NEVER experienced a level of care, commitment to safety and heart-felt support during my time at Nimea Kaya (both in and out of ceremony). This is something that was almost all but lacking at other centre's I visited but at Nimea Kaya is truly felt like the cornerstone to the whole experience. The Medicine and the Shamans were 5stars as well. I have never had to drink less medicine to receive the same level of healing as I had in pervious trips to Peru at other centres. The medicine is filled with love and the Shamans are extremely powerful and personable. I was able to open up and work through my "baggage" so to speak and always felt supported and safe. The healing was wonderful! The classes and workshops in-between ceremony were an added bonus I must say. The visionary painting session was outstanding and the integration circles were beyond valuable. Oh and how could I forget the FOOD! Honestly, this was one of the best culinary experiences I've had at a centre (just wait till you try the pineapple mash!). Even for those people who are normally meat eaters, there wasn't a complaint in the room whatsoever. Accommodations were spacious and wonderful (very jungle-chic!) and the showers were modern, tiled and spacious as well. All in all, if you're looking for a safe and beautiful centre where you'll be treated like family and feel supported through and through while you work with the medicine, then Nimea Kaya is 100% for you!

  • Alan Tam   May 05, 2018

      Gratitude for Nimea Kaya

    My gratitude for Nimea Kaya cannot be overstated. I had first visited in 2011 and more recently again in 2017, and highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a safe setting where you are supported and cared for. The retreat space is held in a beautifully natural environment while maintained to provide comfort during your stay. More importantly, the ceremony space provides an ideal setting for productive self-work. Comfort and support is always available to provide ease of mind, and ideal for those being introduced to the medicine. Personally, my experience with ayahuasca has been a beautiful and profound journey and I believe choosing the right people and space is essential in faciliating this type of work. Through my own introduction and continued work with the medicine, as well as witnessing it in many others, I am honoured to recommend Nimea Kaya Healing Center.

  • David Beglar   September 23, 2017

      Nimea Kaya is the real deal

    I spent many months researching Ayahuasca centers in Peru and finally decided on Nimea Kaya. To say that I made the right decision would be an understatement. Nimea Kaya is "the real deal" because of the integrity of the people who run the center (Jill and Casey), the excellent facilitators, and the amazing Shaman who conduct the ceremonies. My experiences at the center were life-changing. I learned more about myself and the nature of the universe in 9 days at Nimea Kaya than in the previous 20 years. Such is the power of Ayahuasca, especially when it is supplemented by the skills of truly gifted Shaman who themselves have a tremendous capacity for healing others. While no one can possibly predict your experience with the medicine, I am confident that you would find the Nimea Kaya staff to be extremely supportive and always available to talk or help in other ways. I can also guarantee that the four Shaman--Agusto, Ercilia, Diodemero, and Rosenda--are both wonderful people and skilled healers. Because of my experiences at Nimea Kaya, I will never see myself or the world in quite the same way again.

  • Evan M.   August 14, 2017

      The Most Important Experience of My Life

    If you were to ask me what the most pivotal, paradigm-shifting experience in my life was, I would without question share my 9-day journey at Nimea Kaya Healing Center. My 9 days at Nimea Kaya were the most loving and powerful days I have ever had. Immediately upon my arrival, I was greeted by a group of facilitators who showed nothing but love and support, many of them who became close friends in that short time. Drinking Ayahuasca can be an incredibly scary undertaking, but there was not a single moment that passed during my stay where I felt unsafe, uncomfortable or unsupported. This level of support is incredibly important, as it allows one to go deeper with the medicine without fear. The schedule included so many opportunities for self-discovery and growth outside of ceremony, yet was flexible enough to accommodate time for personal-reflection and integration. I learned so much about myself, connected with people on a level I never though possible, and even had the chance to journey to the local community and learn about the Shipibo ways. It felt so good to know our fees were going to incredible projects that supported the local community. The Shamans were incredible. It is so magical to see the traditional Shipibo lineage being passed through the generations, and I felt so blessed to encounter true Curanderos working with the medicine in its ancestral way. They shone nothing but love, gratitude, and humility. They were friendly, and were open to answering any question we had, gave us beautiful plant baths, and you felt how genuinely they cared for your safety and healing. The medicine was strong. One of the many things I love about Nimea Kaya is that guests have the opportunity to partake in the brewing of the medicine. There is nothing more special than drinking the medicine you helped make, and I usually needed only one dose to send me into a deep journey. In addition to removing the bark from the vine to make it more palatable, they offered many strategies to cut the strong taste of the Ayahuasca, if need be. The facilitators were excellent at anticipating your every need, while simultaneously giving you space to fully experience your journey. The grounds were absolutely stunning and well maintained. Beautiful fruit trees growing in abundance, wonderful paths to walk throughout the jungle, and friendly local staff who always had time to talk about the local landscape, culture, and life in the Amazon. The facilities were top-notch, considering where we were. Clean, comfortable, and there was no hesitation in accommodating guests with whatever was needed. The Maloka was a stunning piece of architecture and I feel so blessed I was able to have such a scared journey in that space. Finally, the food! Wow! The food was incredible (they seriously need to make a cookbook!) There was not one meal that wasn't absolutely delicious, and it was hard not to stuff myself full at each meal. The kitchen ladies were so friendly, accommodating, and every dietary restriction was catered to. Overall, my experience at Nimea Kaya was the most important of my life. I was able to uncover deep-rooted personal inconsistencies, grow at an incredibly accelerated rate, and it was a paradigm shift in my life. It was so powerful that I returned to Nimea Kaya in January of 2017, where I furthered my journey of healing and self discovery. This is THE centre to go to in Peru, and I 100% recommend it to anyone interested in facilitating true, powerful change in their life.

  • Matt Julian   June 21, 2017

      Life changing!

    I couldn't have asked for a better place to experience ayahuasca for the first time - from the moment I arrived I knew I was in the right place! I did my research before coming out to Peru, and people I trust had recommended staying at Nimea Kaya. I am grateful I listened to them as my time there was an even more profound experience than I could have hoped for. Nimea Kaya is one of those special places that can change the direction and outlook of life of those who stay and do the personal work. The facilities are fantastic - just the right balance between the simplicity of jungle life and some comforts. The ceremonies are beautiful and deep, led by caring and experienced local Shipibo shamen, and the staff and facilitators are hugely supportive and experienced on their own paths. Working with plant medicine is not easy, but if you feel the calling I can’t recommend Nimea Kaya enough - I have since returned to Nimea Kaya, and it’s no exaggeration to say this place has changed my life!

  • Vincent F   June 20, 2017

      Hands down - the most amazing experience of my life!

    It's a bit difficult to put the Nimea Kaya experience into words. I attended my first retreat in July 2015 and have returned every year since. Everyone is greeted with unconditional love and that love is consistently shared amongst everyone throughout the retreat which was something that definitely stuck out to me. The volunteers and staff make you feel completely at home and secure in your own skin which absolutely supports the healing process. The center is placed in a jungle-like setting so you get the opportunity to sync to nature's rhythm, observe and listen to its diverse wildlife, and enjoy the most amazing sunsets from their water tower. The Shipibo Curanderos and Curanderas that lead the Ayahuasca ceremonies at Nimea Kaya are beautiful people who bring their wisdom to each and every person. They each hold a special place in my heart as they helped my transformation in unimaginable ways. The next morning's flower bath is always a wonderful time to smile, hug, and laugh with them and potentially discuss any questions from your experience. They're also amazing artists and I love to support them by exchanging money for their art. I must also mention that the volunteers who sit in ceremony (they do no drink when facilitating) are simply like guardian angels who are there to meet any need a guest may have during their journey. We've all leaned on them in one way or another and I'll never forget those moments when you learn the deep meaning of two simple words - thank you! The nine day retreats are structured well. There's plenty of complimentary activities to entertain you each day but there's also enough downtime to process your experience, journal, read, be creative, or simply lay on a hammock and take in the beauty and sounds of your surroundings. The food is healthy, abundant, and delicious! I whole heartedly recommend anyone who is ready to experience Ayahuasca or those who are already on the path to allow themselves an experience at Nimea Kaya. Blessings on your journeys!

  • fadi   June 18, 2017

      Somewhere outside space & time

    Nimea Kaya is a place where magic literally happens.  I had the chance to visit this place many times, as a guest and later on as a volunteer, and I cannot really put in words the amount of learning that I got in this place. Everything about this place is so special, starting with the land that once belonged to the famous visionary painter shaman Pablo Amaringo, to the founders, that if put simply, are no less than real light workers, to the staff that is fully dedicated and helpful, to the amazing food made with love and last but definitely not least to the amazing cermonies with their lovely powerful shamans. I would recommend this place for anyone who is interested in trying this medicine and to those who already tried the medicine and want to go deeper with it.

  • Victoria Zoeller   June 01, 2017

      Magical Place! ;)

    Nimea Kaya has changed my life in a way words could never fully express. I came mainly seeking physical healing from a dark past of substance abuse and behavioral toxicity. Unbeknownst to me, I would undergo a level of healing I couldn’t have even imagined. This center has helped me truly connect with myself on deepest soul level, through the power of self-love and forgiveness, which has allowed for a ripple effect of healing and harmony physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Nimea Kaya provides a wildly beautiful, incredibly safe, and amazingly nurturing environment for healing with Ayahuasca to take place. Whether it’s in ceremony, yoga and meditation classes, or enjoying the super high vibe healthy meals, this center facilitates life-changing transformations for all who come.

  • Laura Elizabeth Amherst   November 18, 2016

      most amazing experience of my life thus far!

    I stayed here recently at the beginning of november 2016 for 9 days. It was by far the best experience i have ever had in my life. Extremely welcoming volunteers running classes and daily schedules. Balanced activities with great amounts of knowledge and compassion shared. great vegan food, really hearty and beautiful flavours. awesome yoga , meditation and mindset classes. Really integrative experience and facilitated by extremely caring people. Ayahuasca ceremonies were life changing and awe inspiring. really immersed in the culture, shipibo art exhibitions were awesome :) movie nights and documentaries were really lovely too :) Met some amazing people, loved every minute of it.. will definitely be going back! I highly recommend this centre to all! :)

  • Jadiel Aedo   October 28, 2015

      Life changing

    During the short 9 day stay I had at Nimea Kaya, my life change dramatically and I didn't even know it yet. My experience was a roller coaster. Ayahuasca forced me to look at myself like never before. It was extremely difficult to face the reality of what I had made my life into. I was overwhelmed with feelings of regret, resentment and guilt. But as I began to focus on my breath, I began to see things for what they really were. Shortly after that I had to face my death and I chose to die in peace. At the exact moment I accepted death with open arms, I received the most profound sence love and warmth. A sense of peace like I had never felt before. Here I am one year later, still learning from my unforgettable experience in the jungle. Now my duty is to return to the place that changed my life and just try to give back a small fraction of what I received. I am forever grateful.

  • Daniel Greindl   October 22, 2015

      Amazing times

    The experience at the Nimea Kaya was and is the most transformative one in my life. For so many years I was searching and here I finally found peace. I first attended my personal retreat in august 2014 and I´m forever grateful for what happened to me. The volunteers working at the center where always supportive and the staff and organisation of the whole center where great. The location is simply beautiful and one can enjoy the wonderfull landscape and the sounds of the jungle. To me it felt so much like my real home that I decided to come back and become a volunteer myself. Currently I´m working at the Nimea Kaya and I will stay there until December but I´m surely coming back frequently from now on. I want to encourage you guys to come and see for yourself what is within you. When you hear the call you are ready;) Peace and love from the jungle amigos. Daniel

  • Danny Goncalves   October 16, 2015


    Nimea Kaya, what an amazing place on earth. I had no idea what I was getting myself into upon arrival. My fears were blown away by the centers facilities and the wonderful staff. It was the perfect place to have my aya experience while I rode the emotional roller coaster of my life. The food was so nourishing and tasty, prepared by the Peruvian chef. The staff were always on hand to help when times got a bit rough. I have left Nimea Kaya with a new set of friends and family. I recommend this place to anyone seeking the journey within.

  • Sofia Rislund Ramos   October 16, 2015

      9 day retreat experience

    In april 2014 I finally arrived in Peru for the very first time. Upon my arrival at Nîmea Kaya I immediately felt more at home than I had ever felt anywhere else. The beautiful lush environment and the constant variation of animal sounds from the vibrant surroundings made me smile constantly. All the energies were sweet and soft and the high vibration frequencies resonated through facilitators , staff, food and grounds. I had come to heal deep wounds from my past experiences with heavy destructive relationships. It all was related to childhood abuse and trauma. I was sure that the medicina would help me find my inner self and help me reconnect with my pure innocent being . Mother Ayahuasca was very gentle with me and all 4 ceremonies were amazing. I learnt so much about group dynamics during my stay at Nîmea Kaya, the words "we are all one" have a profound meaning to me even today. Now at this present moment I am back at Nîmea Kaya facilitating, to give back to this community what they once gifted me with. Love light and high vibrations ! I can assure you that dreams come true. All we need to do is trust ourselves fully and that is what we come here to learn. Munay !

  • Cathrin Mach   August 22, 2015

      Nimea Kaya Changed My life

    It's hard to sum up in words how grateful I am to Nimea Kaya for the amazing experience I had whilst there. I've never felt more safe in an environment before. The staff are incredibly caring and will do everything you need include daily laundry and even a shoulder to cry on if you're processing some hard emotions. The other attendees Nimea Kaya attracts are surprisingly likeminded and are now part of my extended family - I love them all. The ayahuasca journey is tough in places but has been absolutely life changing. I saw myself and others transform into the best versions of themselves. Prior to the retreat I was on strong prescription medication so I was a little apprehensive about taking ayahuasca however I simply stopped 2 weeks prior and I had no negative reactions. Amazingly, I've not needed to take my medication since - it feels like a minor miracle. I'm sure if you're reading this review you're considering which is the best retreat - whilst I can't speak for the others, I can say this - You will have an amazing time at Nimea Kaya, you'll be looked after by loving and caring people, the facilities are fantastic, and you will leave a new person. I honestly am already hoping to go back. If you are curious or would like to talk to me about the experience then feel free to email me cat_machin (at)

  • Drake Reghenas   May 07, 2015

      Thank You to Nimea Kaya

    Nimea Kaya is a true world class ayahuasca experience. The owners are amazing people with inspiring intentions to provide guests with a safe and loving environment to facilitate a true healing experience. The staff at the retreat work incredible hard to provide healthy meals and services to make guest comfortable so they can reach the maximum potential of their healing. This is a great location for people new to shamanic medicine and experienced individuals alike. It is only about 20 minutes from the Pucallpa airport by motorcar taxi, but still in a secluded jungle environment that provides us with Mother Nature’s vibration. Many activities such as yoga, artistic expressions, meditations, and dance are all apart of the Nimea Kaya philosophy of reclaiming you birth right to a healthy body/mind/spirit. Bodywork from on site professional massage therapists is also offered and I highly recommend this service. The ceremony maloca is a grand work of art for all guests to work with the medicine and on other spiritual practices. All the living quarters were also more then expected. It is truly evident that the owners are dedicated to improving the guests’ experience by consistently upgrading the facilities in anyway possible. Thank you Nimea Kaya for making a difference in peoples lives and helping raise the vibration of the planet.

  • Eric King   April 24, 2015

      Jungle Paradise

    In February 2014 I traveled to Nimea Kaya to participate in my first ayahuasca ceremonies. I had been researching ayahuasca for about 6 months prior and felt called to the healing powers of the medicine. Even though I felt like I knew what I was getting into, nothing could have prepared me for what transpired over my 9 day retreat. Jill and Casey have done an amazing job creating a safe, loving environment at Nimea Kaya. The retreat center itself is very well built, the maloca is very beautiful and spacious. The food they serve is healthy and delicious, yet was completely different from the food I was used to eating. I grew up on a meat based diet and I was blown away at how tasty and filling a fruit and veggie diet could be. The facilitators are absolutely amazing. Everyone was very professional and they truly cared about each guest getting the most out of their experience. During ceremony they help with anything you need, whether its walking you to the restroom, giving you a clean bucket, or just sitting with you to hold space. The entire staff was so open and friendly, it was nice being able to talk through my experience with them and have any of my questions answered. I traveled to Nimea Kaya alone, which made me a little nervous. But right when I got off the plane I made fast friends with everyone in my group. By the second day of the retreat we all felt like we had been friends for years, and I still keep in contact with many of them today. I came in with set intentions and I felt like I got everything I asked for and so much more. I really felt like my brain was rewired and I was able to view things in my life from a different perspective. When I returned home I had a new found appreciation for everything and several people commented on how much happier I was. I am very grateful to Jill & Casey for creating this amazing place and I recommend Nimea Kaya to anyone seeking the healing powers of ayahuasca. I will definitely return to Nimea Kaya when I am ready to work with ayahuasca again.

  • Liam O'Brien   March 12, 2015

      Love this place!

    It's been almost a year since I visited Nimea Kaya and my time there sticks out in my mind as a profoundly unique and valuable experience. So much so that I'm planning to visit again this summer. Given the nature of the experience I didn't really know what to expect, but all my worries were squashed upon arrival. The staff are warm, welcoming, and make you're stay there an absolute pleasure. There are numerous activities set up to keep you busy, but also plenty of down time to process your experiences with the medicine. The food was also divine and I felt it's healing effects very strongly in tandem with the ayahuasca. One thing that really struck me was the sheer empathy of all the staff at Nimea Kaya. They completely understand the journey you're going through because they've been there themselves, and they make it 100% about you. I felt especially cared for during the ceremonies. When the medicine is working and things get tough, the staff are always there to help guide you. My time in the jungle showed me a new dimenson of human love and kindness. The medicine itself is powerful, so much so that writing about it will not really do it any justice. But for me the message was clear: ayahuasca is a benelovent teacher who knows more than we can imagine. The ceremonies can be extremely hard work but they are worth it. I also cannot speak highly enough of the shamans at Nimea Kaya. Their presence during the ceremonies was otherwordly. They sung for us throughout the night and sat with us into the morning, giving us the highest degree of care and attention. Another aspect of the experience that I valued highly was the opportunity to meet such a wide variety of beautiful, open-minded souls. This phenomenon attracts a wonderfully unique group of interesting people. Everybody on the retreat was extremely friendly and forthcoming, and I regard it as a priviledge to have met them all. Every day was filled with interesting stories and conversations. At no other point in my life have I been surrounded by a group of people whom I resonated so strongly with. I hope I get the chance to see them all again someday. Overall I had an incredible time at Nimea Kaya. The staff, the visitors, the environment, the medicine – all perfect. To anybody considering visiting, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Frank   February 21, 2015

      Finding my breath! Physical healing at Nimea Kaya retreat.

    To write about all the beautiful things I experienced at Nimea Kaya would run for several chapters, so I will focus on the most significant event which has led to such profound healing and has literally breathed new life into me. This ‘event’ happened during the first ceremony. I’m guessing it was around 60-90 minutes into the ceremony when the first purge gripped me. I sat upright with waves of hot / cold sweats washing over me. As I wretched over and over it felt like toxins and sickness were being pulled out of me. As the swirling geometric visions intensified I began coughing heavily and felt something large and solid rising up in my throat. It was the size of a walnut and was incredibly hard and painful to cough up. This moment seemed to last a long time but once it was out I drew breath and it was so liberating. My lungs seemed enormous and breathing felt so good! This feeling was accompanied by a vision of my body ridding itself of something unnatural, and a real sense that I had just undergone some physical healing. This was very different and more intense than simply throwing up. At this point I should explain that 5 years ago I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease called sarcoidosis. This condition manifests itself in the form of benign tumours, called ‘granulomas’ which form on the lymph nodes of different organs causing inflammation. For me it’s in the lungs and these granulomas cause periodic episodes of chest pain and shortness of breath. My breathing is nearly always impaired to some extent, but during a flare up my lung function can fall as much as 20%, lasting several days or weeks. It’s unpleasant and leaves you feeling drained, tired and unhappy. Following this difficult (but liberating) purge I felt so different. At the time I wasn’t able to fully appreciate the change as the medicine had pulled me in another direction and I was working through an outpouring of tears and emotion as I re-lived some mistakes I’d made in my life. This was an equally liberating experience which culminated in the husband & wife Shamans (Agusto & Ercilia) singing their Icarus whilst sucking negative emotions from me. It was beautiful as they washed my fears, guilt and pain away. It was only as the medicine began to ease that my focus went back to this apparent healing and how ‘expansive’ my lungs felt. As I sat outside the Maloca looking up at the stars and fire flies I was in awe of my breathing. I could draw the deepest of breaths. It really felt like the inflammatory grip the sarcoidosis had on my lungs had been released. This gave me a sense of freedom and I felt like I could fly! Following that first ceremony I awoke each morning to these wonderful deep breaths which made me cry tears of happiness (& disbelief). I kept thinking, ‘how is this even possible???’. My breathing was clearer than it had been for 10+ years. I felt like I’d been gifted a new pair of lungs and all this from my first Ayahuasca ceremony! Over the next 3 ceremonies the medicine was different every time. There’s too much to cover here, but an overarching theme was this profound and tangible connection to nature. The great mystery of consciousness and 'who we are' seemed to unravel itself and I was offered glimpses of the fabric of the infinite universe that we’re all a part of. This hard to describe “vibration" resonated with everyone at the retreat and brought us all together. By the third ceremony, 17 total strangers had become good friends. There was an abundance of love and support as we went into those last two ceremonies. I can’t sign off without expressing just how amazing the people are at Nimea Kaya. Jill & Casey have created a sanctuary in Nimea Kaya. I can’t imagine a more genuine, loving and safe environment to drink Ayahuasca. The facilitators, Sylvie, Winter, Kristina and David were absolutely awesome. The guidance and support they provide before, during and after each ceremony was tremendous (incredible massages!). We couldn’t have done it without you guys. The Shipibo staff were so warm and welcoming. Massive respect to the kitchen crew for producing such tasty and nutritious food. Last but certainly not least, a thousand thanks to Shaman’s Orlando, Agusto & Ercilia. The beauty and wonder of your Icarus was like nothing I’ve ever heard…. a winding stream of medicinal song. This ancient music appears to be intrinsically linked to nature and the healing work performed by the Shaman. Six months later and I’m still in awe of the powerful visions and healing I experienced and witnessed. One of the things I’ve learnt is that magic is real! (...and my breathing is still REALLY good!)

  • Alison Lombardo   February 09, 2015

      My home away from home

    Hola Mis Amores! It was has been almost 3 months since visiting the place and souls of Nimea Kaya. I’m still standing at the threshold of the door that Madre Ayahuasca opened for me, but I feel myself taking the first steps through, beginning with this; my long awaited review! Being a twenty-two year old, small, yet spiritually independent woman, I had to find a safe and comfortable place to travel by myself for my first time out of the country. It started after watching a Joe Rogan podcast that featured the author Graham, whom explained Ayahuasca’s influence on him in writing his fictitious renditions of the Spanish conquest of the Mexica. Being a creative writing student at the time, I initially thought this was the experience I was looking for that could help me solidify what I wanted to do in my own writing endeavors, So, after reaching out to Graham via Facebook, he provided me list of a couple retreats, but when I saw Nimea Kaya’s women retreat happening in three months; I didn’t even think of how I was going to cover the cost of my stay and air fare, I just filled out the application and hit send. Everything happened so fast after that. The women that would soon change my life contacted me within a few hours. They explained everything to me, from the cost of my stay to air fare, and I began to fear I would never be able to raise/ get $4000 dollars with no job and college hanging over my head; but there is nothing our Earth Mother can’t do. Without a question of where or why I was going to Peru, my father came to me asking if there was anything I wanted for my birthday, and then agreed to pay the entire amount of my trip and then some. So, I withdrew myself from college and made the two-week long trip to Peru with every intention of going back to school once I returned. If you want to read more about my personal journey, you can check out my blog here: As I have learned more about myself in those two-weeks then I could have in my entire lifetime, from all the beautiful souls I met to their words I still carry in my head, I will never again take my gifts and the things I have for granted. Nimea Kaya was beautiful, and even though it’s just a short bike-taxi from the airport, you feel secluded and safe after the hike into the heart of the retreat. They have three dogs and a two cats on the property that immediately made me feel right at home. I was met with hugs and warm smiles from all the staff, that were all women, special for our visit; kicking all their male staff out. :P Our retreat was to last two-weeks with five ceremonies in total. Our ceremonies didn’t happen until after the first few days, which I was grateful for, and only two happened one after the other. Besides our dieta and Ayahuasca, no other plant medicines were given, but they did provided a number of bodily healing services. From massage to DNA activation, they were the best I had ever received. But, in case you wanting something negative to look at, they don’t have hot water, and I am thankful that they didn’t. It has made me relish every hot water bath ever since. :) I have plans to return to Nimea Kaya again in the near future, after receiving the message that Ayahuasca needs to heal my mother, as well. I can’t wait to return to my home away from home in La Florida as I look forward to the next steps in my journey. So long to the fictitious inspiration I thought I was going to receive, when instead I achieved the inconceivable, for an attempt to do the impossible; so now, with Pachamama’s inspiration, I know nothing is so. <3

  • Tim Clark   January 19, 2015

      nimea kaya

    Nimea kaya is a wonderful retreat center! I was welcomed with by Sylvie's and winter's joyful spitits. Everything at the center is great.The food is prepared with love and huge smiles each day by the beautiful women cooking our food. The facilitators Casey and Jill are bright and extraordinary spirited human beings. The shamans are amazing it is so great to know that some are holding this life as sacred as it always is. As well having them guide you by singing the icaros which is essential for the journey and Madre aya translated into English an icaro being sang to me in this beautiful voice of an angel.Our bedrooms were very comfortable, but the mosquito nets will either keep em out our close em in so watch out! The greatest place is the where all the magic and purging happens. It is here where I truly see now everybody naked and as one. We all share the same bodily,emotional and spiritual paths from the strengths and doubts, we have walked the same path as another because we have been and are here exactly where we all are because we are one. Our physical connection is especially noticed when you share a room fifteen people purging!my time there meeting madre aya is felt so deeply within spiritually and continues to direct me each day. I know now that I didn't know as much as I thought I did but now know more knowing this, that I don't know as much today that I will tomorrow. I am eternally grateful for the work done by everybody here.

  •   I highly recommend Nimea Kaya - by Alison Marlene

    I spent 9 days at Nimea Kaya and partook in 4 ceremonies this past July. It is a more affordable option compared to some of the other popular retreat centers. The owners and facilitators are from all over the world and are truly wonderful people. They are all experienced in working with the medicine and take great care of you during ceremony. The group is a good size, about 15-20 people and by the end of it, you’ll feel like you have a second family. The property is absolutely stunning! I did not want to leave… In fact I plan to return in February or March of next year. The food is incredibly healthy and delicious. All of the meals are prepared by local Shipibo women. The accommodations are comfortable with both private and shared room options. There is a shower facility as well as multiple outhouses, all kept very clean. Aside from the ceremonies, daily yoga and meditation is offered along with an assortment of activities throughout the week. As for the actual ayahuasca experience, it was so much more than I had anticipated. We worked with 3 different shaman who were all powerful healers. I was blown away by their unusual methods and abilities. Everyone in the group experienced tremendous healing during the retreat. The mornings after ceremony you get the chance you share your visions with the group. Sharing your experiences and hearing those of your peers is incredibly healing in itself.

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