Imiloa Institute

An inter-continental institute for the education and advancement of human beings

Discover the stillness, wonder, peace and transformation in the Costa Rica jungle.


At Imiloa Institute, after almost five years in the business of serving thousands of transformed guests and hundreds of educators, impact catalysts, and transformational leaders, we’ve learned that what is at our core is actually what strengthens the vision, mission, team, and client success.

Our core — who and why we are, values, behaviors, customers — animate the experience of Imiloa and our thirty-year BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) of transforming the lives of 1 billion people on the planet in nature.

If you’re thinking of visiting us, partnering with us, or hosting with us, we invite you to review our core and see if it resonates with yours. Feel free to email us and tell us about it, too. We love hearing from our people:

We believe that together, through a spirit of service and a posture of learning, we can catalyze the social transformation of the planet. Imiloa is an intercontinental institute for the education and advancement of human beings.

We are an “institute” because we recognize that the transformation happening at Imiloa is extending beyond our treasured guests — it includes our team, our generous providers, investors, and the communities Imiloa calls home.


Core Values

We believe that our core values aren’t aspirational or what we hope to be. Our core values are who we are at Imiloa when we’re at our very best.

  1. We tell the truth. 

  2. We look at problems as opportunities. 

  3. We move with a sense of urgency, but we don't rush.  

  4. We treat our land as an equal stakeholder when we make operational decisions. 

  5. We take care of each other. (“If I win, you win.”)

  6. We create a joyful environment. 

  7. We sell and share about Imiloa by attraction instead of promotion.

Our Purpose & Strategy

Imiloa creates the experience of home with transformational experiences in nature, inviting human beings to awaken their consciousness in service to themselves and the planet.

Our strategy can best be described in a visual. See below.

Imiloa features unspeakable moments in nature, nourishing gourmet plant-based cuisine and team members that serve endlessly and feel so familiar, like home.

Our Brand Promise

As a global community eco-system focusing on education, mentorship, and service, Imiloa is at the intersection of creativity, imagination, and transformation.

If, as a host, guest, or partner, you feel your experience with us has fallen short with the service and transformation we offer, please email us at: and tell us how we can make it up to you. We promise to do what it takes to earn your trust.

Explore All That Imiloa Has To Experience

We create the experience of home that allows human beings to raise their consciousness.

Plant Based Cuisine

At Imiloa, we are a proudly conscious comfort food campus. That means we serve healthy, locally-sourced, gourmet vegan meals that are as artistically plated, scientifically nourishing and delightfully crafted for all of our retreat guests.


Our 250m² Balinese super-structure and classroom, hanging 100 feet in the jungle is where the world comes to learn. It’s equipped for your audio-visual needs. Often used for workshops, yoga, meditation, gatherings and dance parties.

Three plunge pools and spas overlooking the ocean.

It’s where the world comes to learn. It’s a 250m² Balinese super-structure and classroom, hanging 100 feet in the jungle. It’s equipped for your audio-visual needs. Often used for workshops, yoga, meditation, gatherings and dance parties.

Untouched Nature

Miles of jungle pathways that lead to different gems on the property, including our private waterfall, named by the priests of the Indigenous Tribe (Kogis, from Colombia) “Morundwa.” The tribe visited Imiloa, as many tribes do, and activated our waterfall.

Heart of Imiloa

This is at the center of the property where groups eat and share time together. The space is a blended design honoring the indigenous of Costa Rica and imported Balinese pieces. “Heart” is 200m² of dining, multi-use, loungy and relaxation space. Perfect for break out sessions, dining, dancing, deepenings, relaxing or individual meditation and rejuvenation.

Imiloa Institute Team

Imiloa’s team has been thoughtfully hired and developed personally and professionally because of their expertise, emotional intelligence, heart, and humility. Together, we create a hospitality experience with these qualities in mind. They exude our core values and live our core purpose every day inside and outside Imiloa.