Modern Goddess Retreat

A Journey Through the Feminine

August 3 – 8, 2021


The Retreat

This experience is designed by women for women, reconnecting us to the sacred feminine within each of us. Join us for a life-changing journey into the roles, relationships and rituals that define and activate our femininity today.

This 5-day women’s retreat will awaken, nourish and inspire each woman to step into her full authenticity and power no matter what phase of life she is in. One of the unique invitations, although not a requirement, is to consider attending with your mother or adult daughter, sister or best friend. These integral and intimate relationships are the foundation of our feminine ways of being. They are the heartbeat of our female relationships and relationship with self. For some this journey will be sacred and need to be done alone. For others it is more enriched and sustained by journeying together.

In community and in this special place, we will start our retreat journey with KNOW. How well do we know and accept ourselves? How do we care for ourselves and the closest female relationships in our lives. 

From KNOW we will wander with compassion and grace into HEAL. We all have areas of our lives—relationships and events—that need healing. 

From HEAL, our eyes will become more open to SEE. See more clearly who we are today, while acknowledging our need to be seen and to see others for who they truly are, free from the patterns and experiences that might have kept us or them hidden or less known.  

From SEE, we will end in the place we all desire—LOVE, exploring what it feels to love more freely—unconditionally without fear or expectation. Free to love in ways we were designed to love, starting first with self, then moving intentionally to the other  important women in our lives.

Healing is an act of courage and forgiveness, freeing us to experience new again.  
Being on this journey will transform and free us to feel and show up whole in all areas of our lives.  In community, we will leave being able to:

  • Identify, understand and break free from patterns that may be negatively affecting our relationship with self and others and what we are able to manifest more personally in our lives. .
  • Create new, deeper, lighter, and healthier ways of relating and interacting that honor the feminine in all of us, no matter our phase of life. 
  • Know, see and appreciate the legacy of mother-daughter relationships in our own family systems, with a much deeper understanding of how they are consciously or unconsciously inspiring or depleting us and if needed, how to create positive and lasting change. 
  • Embrace our feminine and motherly qualities with more choice and appreciation for self and others.
  • Heal unresolved or confusing hurt with tools and practices you can use for a lifetime.
  • Step into with full intention, all the roles and rituals that currently  define us and letting go of those that don’t.
  • Love and bond with all the important and life-giving  relationships in our lives in more authentic and playful ways!

You Will Learn

The Venue

You will be immersed in a 22-acre Jungle Oasis in Dominical, Costa Rica.

This enchanted jungle venue is the perfect setting to experience the beauty of nature in a luxurious environment.

From a private waterfall to a 5 Star Vegan Chef, they really have it all.

Your Coaches

Renée Dineen

Renée is an ICF accredited executive and life coach, seasoned group facilitator and leadership consultant. Today she runs her own global practice out of California with an important focus on women and leadership. She believes that the new era of womens leadership calls us to step more fully into our role as changemakers—requiring greater attention to self-care, a willingness to heal what calls to be healed, and the courage to name and pursue our truest aspirations. Only then can women achieve the freedom, discernment and choiceful balance needed to fully step into their unique purpose and work in this world.

Renée is a woman on a mission for healing. What drives her above all is the opportunity to reduce human and organizational suffering and equip people to live with more purpose, grace, and joy.  She has published dozens of self-help and leadership articles which have been featured in publications such as Fortune, Financial Times & Elephant Journal. Her new book titled The Art and Truth of Transformation for Women was just released and is already a #1 best seller on Amazon!

In 2015, she founded the Modern Goddess Retreat: An Intimate Experience for Mothers & Daughters. The retreat is hosted multiple times a year in the California wine country.  Taking all they have learned and experienced personally,  Renée and her team have designed this new retreat to be hosted for the first time at Imiloa for women of all ages and walks of life.

Renée earned her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is part of the coaching faculty at two highly renowned universities—Stanford in the US and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.  She is also a TedX Speaker, a Hoffman Institute Graduate and seasoned teacher of the Enneagram.

Renée has been married for almost 20 years and has two teenagers. Together as a family, they have turned their passion for travel, 50 countries and counting, into a true family ritual!

To learn more about Renée, explore here:

Holli Kaplan

As a recovering (aspiring) “perfect” daughter, wife and mother, Holli’s imperfect journey towards embracing being “enough” informs her work. As an experienced facilitator of workshops for mending relational struggles, her engaging and relatable style invites women to embark on their journey of exploration. Holli offers empathic guidance for women as they tune in to their most authentic and resilient selves. From this vulnerable place of self-reflection, Holli escorts women towards alignment between intentions and impacts that serve their relationships and their truest selves. The women she works with gain insight and practical applications, ensuring each walks away energized and motivated – and with a sense of actionable direction for relationships that thrive. Holli holds inclusive space for women who desire to reclaim their powerful influence and live a heart-centered life with those who matter to them most.

Holli possesses a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and is an ICF certified parent coach for parents of struggling tweens, teens and young adults. She is founder of Force of Nurture and is devoted to helping parents be the most positive influential force in their child’s life. Holli is also an experienced facilitator of parent and teen workshops and support groups at Willows in the Wind and Modern Goddesses.

Holli’s 23 year marriage and 21 years as a mother have inspired, challenged, and humbled her in ways that have made her personal growth journey the best hardest work ever. In her spare time Holli can be found rocking out to live music, sewing, traveling abroad, hiking with her family, or dancing like nobody’s watching.

Aleia Amend

Aleia has dedicated her entire adult life to working with women. She has been an executive in the beauty industry for 25 years using that platform to holistically guide women to seeing and believing their truth with acceptance of self through the lens of their soul.  

Along with helping women disrupt their relationship to contrived standards of beauty, she has a tremendous passion for empowering women to choose themselves through the art of self care. Whether it’s a yoga class, ballroom dancing, a journal practice, creating a nourishing meal or natural healing through essential oils, Aleia’s empathic connection and support for women is felt before you even meet her!

As the creator of Soul Truth Wellness, an entrepreneur and the founder of Sol Sisters Nutritious Kitchen, Aleia brings self care full circle with her wellness clients walking them gently down the path of mindful awareness around patterns and behaviors that are not in service of our soul’s journey and help to facilitate truth and courage that nourish our bodies and bring our lives the greatest sense of joy.

As a trained professional dancer, certified essential oil consultant and certified yoga and Pilates teacher, Aleia brings her integral and unique gifts to the retreat through holistic wellness activities and a distinctive session created to unearth our soul’s truth to empower a courageous and truthful journey in this life.

Most importantly, Aleia is a mother of a 14 year old daughter and is on her own emotional journey with her mother which anchors her love and commitment for this work.

Sample Schedule

Today’s Learning Opportunity:


  • Identify and understand patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that no longer serve our relationship with ourselves and others.


  • Embody and enact healthier ways of relating to ourselves and others that honor the feminine.

Morning:  Journaling Practice or Meditation

8:30 AM Breakfast

10:00 AM – Session 1: Beauty & Belonging (Location: beach)

12:00 PM – Lunch

2:00 PM – Session 2: Mothering & Daughtering

4:00 PM – Excursion off-property

6:30 PM Dinner

Evening: YIN Yoga


What’s Included in Your Ticket:


5 star accommodations for 5 nights, award-winning plant based meals, retreat experience, all transportation once you land in San Jose, daily yoga and meditation, 1 excursion, 1 spa treatment, and retreat gifts.

What’s Not Included:


Flights, additional spa services.

Each room is equipped with 850 thread count bedding for maximum comfort, high-speed internet, and clean drinking water derived from our artesian well.

Disconnect for five days in barefoot luxury, and discover the changes that will ripple into your life and business for years to come.

Your Options

Are you ready to reconnect yourself to the sacred feminine within you?

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