Our Healing Center was initially founded in 2008.  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 & Bookings Coordinator, Yoga Instructor and 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 my life journey click here.                              

                                        Casey Honaker  

Casey, co-founder of Nimea Kaya,  assists in  the healing retreats and supports our guests through their journey’s with Madre Ayahuasca.  He also focuses much of his energy on projects for our Selva Spirit Non-Profit Organization including reforestation efforts and community health programs in the surrounding villages.  His background in Western Medicine and Nursing has contributed greatly to maintaining a safe environment at our Center as well as supporting the health of the local communities.   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.

               Jenny 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. 

                                           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.

       Ali Silvano & Hilda Ochavano   

    Ali and Hilda have been dear friends since their childhood.  They are native Shipibo originally from the the village of Poh Yan.  They help in the kitchen preparing our very healthy meals and help with the cleaning around the Center.  Hilda and Ali are always excited to meet new guests and to share more about their culture.  They 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!

   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 Healing Center Location~

                                        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 is now one of our retreat facilitators and also offers life coaching and personal counseling .  His intuitive and clairvoyant abilities have awakened astounding ways and now offers tarot readings.

                              Fadi Zein

In 2012, Fadi’s spiritual calling led him to Madre Ayahusca at Nimea Kaya (Tierra Vida back then). That encounter eventually started him on an ongoing journey of healing and becoming a healer himself. Since then, he has been an avid learner of the Universe and of natural organic medicinal and healing plants & essences, be they homeopathic or mind and consciousness expanding.  In parallel, Fadi has been training in a variety of healing arts, which include Pranic Healing and Reiki, Breathing & Bodywork, and Thai, Oil, & Foot Massage.  In these healing sessions, Fadi applies these various arts creatively in different ways according to need of each guest. He looks forward to expanding his healing practice and experience with all the beautiful souls he will have the pleasure of knowing at Nimea Kaya.

                            Stacey Moroney

    Stacey, originally from the UK, started working with Ayahuasca in 2014.  After spending 7 years working in the medical industry as a Clinical Specialist, she realized that western medicine was simply managing diseases and not taking into account how the disease had manifested.  At the age of 30 she made the life changing decision to try Ayahuasca.  After only four ceremonies she quickly realized her purpose on this planet. From this point on her life taken a completely different direction. She moved to the Amazon Jungle and started her work at Nimea Kaya  where she has been living and working for the past year. She works facilitating Ayahuasca retreats and also works one on one with individuals as a High Vibrational Transformational Guide, using Coaching, Nutrition, Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness to transform individuals . Stacey’s main passion in life is helping people transform, she believes this is how we can all collectively help to heal the world.  She is a qualified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, an MMS  Minister of Health, A David Wolfe Health Coach/ Nutritionist, Master Reiki Healer and holds regular High Vibrational Workshops. 

Shipibo Curanderos

Agusto Gomez & Ercilia Flores

   Agusto & Ercilia are native Shipibo from the Contamana region along the Ucayali River.  As husband and wife, they have both been practicing curanderismo for the last few decades.  After their daughter fell gravely ill and was healed by a local healer, Augusto felt called to follow in his footsteps and began his long journey of apprenticeship and plant diets thereafter.   Their vast knowledge in medicinal plants lends itself towards great healing and transformation at Nimea Kaya.  They both are very strong healers and together as a team is something very special to be experienced.  Their powerful icaros and caring nature are a blessing to have in ceremony.

Diodemero Minas & Rosenda Flores

  Diodemero and Rosenda are originally from the Shipibo Village of Santa Isabel de Bahuanisho.  They each come from a long line of healers in their families and felt called to heal others with Madre Ayahuasca.   Diodemero first learned curanderismo from members of his family.  Rosenda is his sister in law.  After seeing him heal many people in their village she chose to apprentice under him.  Their beautifully  sung icaros carry a strength that is a blessing to experience in the realm of healing body, mind and spirit!