Our Healing Center was initially founded in 2008 and after a transition to a new piece of land took place in 2013, Spirit gifted us a new name in honor of the expanding vision of healing for humanity and our Mother Earth.  Nimea Kaya signifies "Spirit of the Jungle" in the Shipibo native language.  You may also know us as the Tierra Vida Healing Center which was founded in 2008 by Jill Levers & Casey Honaker.  After they had both journeyed several times with Madre Ayahuasca the year previous, the calling to create a space of safety, integrity, comfort & support became paramount in their lives to be able to share this healing with all of those seeking.   Our vision and mission here at the Nimea Kaya Healing Center is providing a peaceful and eco-friendly environment where people may participate in a variety of healing modalities.  We offer ayahuasca ceremonies in a traditional jungle setting with traditional Shipibo curanderos along with other native plant medicines and herbal remedies for physical and spiritual awakening and healing.  We use nature's teachings to strengthen our Divine connection with the Creator, developing our consciousness into deeper states of awareness.  We believe that Ayahuasca is not only a magnificent healer but shows us how to awaken to our true selves.  Through the medicine we are able to re-remember our Divine nature, our Oneness with All, and are able to take this wisdom back with us to aid in manifesting a beautiful and harmonious existence with all things.

Nimea Kaya’s Facilitators & Healers

                                        Jill Levers

   Co-founder of Nimea Kaya, Ayahuasca Retreat Coordinator, Yoga Instructor & Spanish/English Interpreter.  During her second ceremony with Ayahuasca in 2007, she received the call to dedicate her life to the healing and transformational work with the sacred medicine.  Jill says, “After years of feeling spiritually empty, Ayahuasca has shown me a divine truth I never thought I would experience in this lifetime.  Ayahuasca has given me the gift of healing my false sense of separation and has flooded me with a freedom beyond description.  Belief and trust have become my strongest foundations on my path of awakening.  I am so grateful to be in service of this healing work.         To read more about me:  click here

                                        Casey Honaker

   Casey, co-founder of Nimea Kaya, focuses much of his energy on projects for the Selva Spirit Non-Profit Organization.  He also helps facilitates the healing retreats and supports the guests through their journey’s with Madre Ayahuasca.  With Casey’s background in Western Medicine, he can help guests integrate the Ayahuasca experience and understand the scientific aspects of plant medicines.  He feels that Amazonian plant medicines, with their healing properties, are one of the most important components needed to help transform our societies.  They seem to work hand in hand with our natural physiology like a lock and key mechanism to open our minds and spirits.

                     Kello Da’Silva   

Kello is the main caretaker at Nimea Kaya.  He was a student of the late Pablo Amaringo and in his art classes also learned to speak English.   He enjoys chatting with the guests and helping with any need a guest may have.  Kello's joyful nature is a pleasure to have at the center.   He also helps with maintaining and cultivating the land to create a more beautiful paradise to relax & enjoy.

       Lleny Ramirez Cupertino   

Jenny Ramirez has been a dear friend of the Nimea Kaya founders for several years and has recently become our head chef at the Center.   She creates the delicious meals in the kitchen with lots of love from her heart.  Jenny was also a student of the late Pablo Amaringo.  She is a gifted artisan who also offers her hand made embroideries & clothing at the art exhibition. 

                  Hilda Ochavano   

    Hilda has been with the Nimea Kaya team since 2009.  She helps in the kitchen preparing our very healthy meals and helps with the cleaning around the Center.  She is a native Shipibo from the village of Poh Yan.  Hilda is always excited to meet new guests and to share more about her culture.  She can also embroider Shipibo designs on your clothes.

Our wonderful team of of workers.  They have been the backbone of building and maintaing our Center and making it look beautiful!

~Nimea Kaya Healing Center Location~

   The Nimea Kaya Healing Center is located on 25 acres of land in the lowland jungles of the Amazon, on the outskirts of Pucallpa, Peru.  We recently relocated in early 2013 to a beautiful sacred piece of land formerly owned by the renowned visionary Ayahuasca painter, Pablo Amaringo, in the village of La Florida.  Our home becomes your home, a place of peace, harmony & relaxation for your journey with the medicine. Here we are dedicated to maintaining an eco-friendly and sustainable environment.  We have a variety of organic fruit trees and native medicinal trees & plants.  Organic vegetable gardens are in the works!


Nimea Kaya offers a wide array of activities:

   Brew Ayahuasca          




      Floral Baths

Painting Workshop

      Heart Circles

  Boat trip excursion

       Nature walks

Shipibo Art Exhibition

 Relaxing in a hammock

        The items on our wish list will be contributed to the                                           Healing Center and surrounding communities.

*MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution).  This is great to have for your travels as well.             


*Liquid Dr. Bronners Soap for dishwashing
*Tea light candles
*Sage for smudging

*Clothing & shoes for local community (small/medium sizes only)

*Sun hats/ baseball caps (sun is intense for those working outside)

*Old pairs of reading glasses for local community

* Medical supplies (bandaids, antibiotic ointment)

*Multi-vitamins for locals  / Emergen-C’s  packets

                               Sylvie Meier

   Sylvie has been on the healing path with Madre Ayahuasca since 2008.  Sylvie is now the lead retreat facilitator at Nimea Kaya & also offers Structural Bodywork, Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic Massage as well as deep relaxation techniques.  Sylvie’s experience focuses on the philosophy that when we find balance between movement and stability in our bodies, minds and spirits we are subjected to fewer rules and restrictions in our lives and we are more adaptable to the ever changing world around us. Sylvie’s deep experience with the medicine  along with her compassionate nature helps guides the guests through the healing & awakening process  so they can re-discover their highest potential.

                         Winter Raven Erin  

Winter, originally from Portland Oregon has recently joined the Nimea Kaya team.  She offers Thai Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork to align your structure with your emotional, mental, and spiritual maturity for complete health and life vitality.  She is currently creating a new BodyWork modality for the massage community.  Winter leads many of the yoga classes, including Kaleidescope Yoga.  She understands the profound power of Mother Ayahuasca in your life and wishes to share the potent medicine of combining Massage and Ayahuasca together.  Check out more about Winter at:  www.RavenHT.com

Nimea Kaya’s Wish List

                          Suzan Lodder

    Suzan Lodder received a very clear message to come to Peru to work with the Madre in early 2013. In a subtle way, the medicine changed here life to more love and abundance, when fears were released.   Suzan offers massage and conscious dance therapy.  She has a way of making you feel at ease and invited to open up and express the lightness of your being in dance, movement and the bodywork, she provides. “Our most primal forms of expression - dance, ceremony, music, voice work and exploration through movement, activates our human potential, opens our hearts and enlivens our being. Our original essential expression of community and instinctive compassion awakens, and helps us to remember the poetry of relationship with ourselves, with others and with all of life Through creativity and emotion grounded in peace, pleasure, self-confidence, and well-being we can manifest a community of kindness and joy.”

                                     Lee Purcell

    Lee, originally from Canada, made his first trip to Nimea Kaya to work with Madre Ayahuasca in early 2013.  At a young age, Lee was able to see through the illusion of separation and has since considered himself a universal student of self discovery.  After exploring many different life paths stemming from professional wrestling, to sales, oil rigs, construction, and real estate he found his true path with Ayahuasca.  Lee says  “IT WAS LIKE THE TRUTH OF LIFE JUST SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE”.  Since then his intuitive and clairvoyant abilities have awakened in astounding ways and he now offers tarot readings and personal counseling as one of the lead facilitators at Nimea Kaya.