Costa Rica Self Love Retreat – July 27-31, 2021


Costa Rica Self Love Retreat

July 27-31, 2021

The Retreat


You’ll wake up in the lush Costa Rican jungle to the sounds of birds chirping and water falling from our waterfall. Then, you’ll spend the mornings doing workshops with Mary on healing body-image struggles, building confidence and transforming your self-worth.

In the afternoons, you’ll explore the gems of Costa Rica- waterfalls, jungles, beaches- all with a group of women who love, value, and cherish you. You’ll have the option to pamper yourself with a spa treatment by the best masseuses in the country or go on a zip-lining adventure with the most reputable zip-lining company in the world.

Lastly, the evenings will be in a sacred sharing circle with your fellow retreat sisters where we will talk, bond, laugh, cry, connect, and love.

The intention behind this women’s self-love retreat is that you see the power of community and connection when cultivating self-love and creating confidence in your life.

You will learn:

  • how to find your passion, your purpose, your mission
  • how to turn your biggest pain into your greatest strength
  • how to speak kindly and lovingly to yourself
  • mindset reframes that will help you accept your body at any size, shape, weight
  • how to figure out what you really want out of life… and how to go for it even when you’re afraid
  • how to balance health with self-love
  • how to empower everyone around you
  • mindset shifts to help you be confident in all areas of your life- including your relationships, your career, and with yourself
  • how to create deep, authentic, and meaningful relationships
  • how to connect deeply with your partner, your friends, your kids, and everyone around you
  • how to stop comparing yourself to others
  • how to live life on your own terms and not care what other people may think about you
  • tools to overcome the lowest lows, the darkest days
  • how to stop obsessing over food, calories, and your weight

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 Coach



It’s my mission to help you be confident in your body and love yourself unconditionally! My story about recovering from an eating disorder, competing in bikini fitness competitions, and learning to love myself in a world telling me not to has been featured in magazines like TeenVogue, Self Magazine, Health Magazine, and Honey9.

After healing my body, mind, and spirit, I started traveling to beautiful, exotic places to host my worldwide women’s self-love retreats (Zanzibar, Tanzania; San Diego, California; Bali, Indonesia; Sedona, Arizona; Costa Rica, you name it!) so that you too can cultivate true self-love and create the life you’ve always dreamed of. I love sharing my heart with you through my writings, videos, and social media platforms- connect with me via @maryscupofteaa on Instagram!

During the self-love retreat, I’ll be hosting daily workshops for you and your retreat sisters on healing body-image struggles, building self-confidence, creating the life you’ve always dreamed of, and most importantly, loving yourself, deeply, fully, unconditionally. We’ll also go on adventures around Costa Rica together, connect deeply with one another and share a transformational experience of a lifetime.

Mary’s self-love retreat showed me how much I was struggling with hanging onto the past…heartbreaks, family struggles, inner battles, etc. What helped me the most was doing group activities where we all contributed and we finally felt that none of us were alone in our struggles. Now, I’m happy to say that I am setting myself free!


Student, Sedona Self-Love Retreat Sister

Before the women’s self-love retreat Mary hosted in Sedona, there’s been a lot of negative talk in my life the past 3 years as I’ve gone through my divorce. The constant messages of “I am enough”, reminders to love myself and have compassion on myself have helped me so much. Now, I feel more grounded. I respect myself more. I won’t give of myself to anyone who doesn’t deserve me.


Physical Therapist, Sedona Self-Love Retreat Sister

I was struggling with my family, work, life, and how “me” fits into all of that. The entire self-love retreat process helped me because each activity was intentionally geared towards transforming inner struggles into inner peace and learning how to deal with daily issues that we all go through


Nurse Practitioner, Sedona Self-Love Retreat Sister

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

So give yourself the gift of self-love and join me, sister, on a magical 5-day retreat in the hidden jungle paradise of Costa Rica.


Nourish Into Wholeness October 07-18, 2021


Nourish Into Wholeness

A body, soul, heart and spirit immersive retreat

October 07-18, 2021

With Muneeza Ahmed

The Retreat

You started your healing journey to work through the symptoms of chronic illness, and you’ve made big progress in your physical healing and cleansing. AMAZING.

Yet, you’re still yearning for something more.

As you’ve worked through the protocols, taken the supplements, and started to regain your health, you may have noticed a shift.

Your energy is rising, the brain fog is lifting, and with those things, you’ve realized that you’re searching for something deeper and more meaningful for yourself and your life.

Healing for you has become more than “just” living symptom-free, being able to take a vacation, and getting back to “normal” routines. You’re ready for the next level that lies beyond the first phase of physical healing.

It’s time to go further and deeper into your healing journey, connect to your intuition, and access the greater purpose you’re feeling called to.


It’s time to come back to wholeness and experience the restoration of your soul, heart, and spirit.

A body, soul, heart, and spirit 7-day immersive experience

For 6 nights and 7 days, you’ll only have to focus on one thing: claiming the life you want.

I will guide you to navigate your journey beyond the physical body alone. You’ll learn how to live your life as your WHOLE self through mastery over your body, soul, heart, and spirit.

I know the pain of yearning for something and not being clear on the next steps to get it. At the Nourish Into Wholeness Retreat, you will not only access what you’re looking for – but unleash it.

You already have everything on the inside to live a purposeful, healthy, and free life. We will help you tap into it all. Because when you transform from the inside, you won’t be reliant on the external guidance of others.

Instead, you’ll become your own compass. And begin to experience TRUE autonomy.

You Will Gain


Understand where you’re blocked and enhance the connections among your soul, heart, and spirit. Then use this intuition to claim your freedom, take action from your truth daily, and clearly see the path to your purpose.


Clear the toxins, trauma, and fear from your being. Heal the pain in your heart and clear blockages in your body to experience and embody true empowerment.


Discover the roadmap to find your purpose. Strip away the external noise to find your true self, access your power, and discover why you’re here on Earth.


Be enveloped in a fully supportive, nourishing environment where you’re completely held and cared for. From your delicious gourmet meals, prepared by our private 5-star chef, to a beautiful jungle landscape to supportive staff and transformational leaders – in this space, the only thing you have to focus on is exploring yourself and experiencing deep transformation.

Sound like just what you’re yearning for?

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 Masters

Muneeza Ahmed

Muneeza Ahmed, the Intuitive Medicine Woman™, is a medical intuitive and health coach focused on nutrition and natural healing methods to bring her clients true and lasting healing from chronic illness, mystery & autoimmune conditions.

Muneeza’s own journey started with chronic illness at 3 months old and she did not find lasting relief until she became a client of Anthony William, Medical Medium®, 7 years ago. Since then, she has applied what she learned from her own healing journey and has helped over three thousand clients improve their health from symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Connective Tissue Disorders, Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Sjogren’s, Celiac, Crohn’s, Colitis, CFS, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Addictions, Infertility, PCOS, Cancer, Women’s Health and Children’s Health issues and more. Muneeza was a participant & co-leader in the Official Medical Medium® Practitioner Support Service Group. She is committed to learning, sharing and applying Medical Medium® information in her practice, online programs and live retreats.

Muneeza works with physical healing of the body, emotional & spiritual wellness. Her gifts of intuition, clairsentience and claircognizance play a huge role in helping her clients identify the root causes of their illness. These are elements she brings into her private consultations, online programs, mastermind programs and her live events.

Nadia Munla

Nadia Munla is an Embodiment Coach who guides womxn to sensual nourishment, authentic expression and embodied power. She teaches them to stop managing their bodies & start loving them instead…so they can feel confident, sexy & powerful in business (and the bedroom).

Through her one-on-one coaching, Embody dance classes & Embody teacher training, Nadia has guided thousands of womxn across 5 continents on their journey back to themselves.

Nadia will be guiding Embodiment and Feminine Movement sessions each day of the retreat to help you further integrate the Body, Soul, Heart, Spirit method. She will also provide music throughout Nourish into Wholeness to evoke emotion that will allow access to a deeper level of intuition and healing.

Alexis Bruno

Alexis Bruno holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has earned certifications through Herman & Wallace in The Pelvic Floor Series: Level 1, 2A, 2B and Capstone and Yoga for Pelvic Pain.

While attending graduate school, she developed Interstitial Cystitis leading her down the path to holistic health and healing for herself after an exhaustion of efforts and limited progress with conventional medicine. After enduring and healing painful physical symptoms, she felt compelled to help other women suffering with the same or similar conditions. She worked for 3 years specializing in Women’s Health, specifically Pregnancy, Pre and Post-Partum Conditions, and Pelvic Floor Pain & Dysfunction for both men and women. She has a deep understanding for what her patients go through and has been able to truly connect with them. In 2015, Alexis fell seriously ill again. It was at this time that she stumbled across Medical Medium® information and has been applying these protocols ever since with much success.

With her own personal experience in suffering with and healing from mystery chronic illness, Alexis combines her medical training with the full truth and knowledge of Medical Medium® to tap into her intuition to help others heal. In addition to coaching people to better health, Alexis loves to get creative in the kitchen and runs a plant-based monthly meal plan subscription service offering meal plan packages with Medical Medium® compliant recipes.

And working exclusively with our VIP guests, we have…

Diana Severo-Waller

Diana Severo-Waller is a Plant Spirit Healer, who was led by several bouts of Lyme disease to deeply explore her relationships within the world. While in pain and distress, she reached out to a sacred Willow tree and just started talking. To her surprise, she discovered that within a few minutes she was out of pain both physically and emotionally by connecting to this tree. She wanted to go deeper and in 2015 completed Pam Montgomery’s Plant Spirit Healing Internship in Danby, Vermont.

Diana has consulted with Anthony William, Medical Medium® and has been following his protocols to heal her chronic Lyme symptoms for over four years. She has integrated his teaching on foods and herbs into her work in the plant spirit world.

Recently Diana completed a six-month advanced Home Altar Constellation training with Michael Reddy. She weaves ancestral healing, energy psychology and plant spirit healing into her constellation work. She has learned to midwife balance within the family system by untangling generational patterns and heal ancestral traumas. This process brings peace to current and future generations within a family.

“Muneeza is an encyclopedia of the Medical Medium® information and additionally brings her own wisdom and insight to her teaching.”

“Muneeza understands how to keep her delivery interesting, keeps the participants engaged. She covered more content than I imagined she would. She’s was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and designed and delivered an excellent program.”

“Muneeza Ahmed’s program was excellent!

She is a gifted teacher and speaker. I cannot wait to attend her next program at Omega!!!”



You’ll connect and ground deeper into your body while learning about adrenal addiction, discerning between intuition and fear, and further clearing toxins from your body and physical environment. You’ll discover how the body communicates with the soul, heart, and spirit to create wholeness. We’ll explore how healing soul, heart, and spirit brings MORE LIGHT into your body and connects you to your DIVINE spiritual purpose.


The Soul is connected to your purpose. You’ll learn how to nourish your soul, align with miracles, and finally discover your divine role in the world. You’ll learn which toxins to avoid and foods to eat for an open, healthy connection to your soul and to support the health of your brain and nervous system – the place where your soul resides. This day will be focused on creating true soul autonomy so you can shine with the light of your true purpose.


The Heart is the seat of compassion. You’ll begin to understand your heart, see the emotional walls you’re holding up, and bring compassion to your relationships with others and yourself. We’ll focus on the healing powers of compassion and recognizing what our hearts need in order to let go of suffering with grace, ease, and joy. We’ll also explore using intuition and empathic abilities to enhance the light in your being.


The Spirit is your will and physical strength. You’ll learn about the connection between your gut and liver and how to create peace from the inside by transforming your gut health. You’ll tap into what your spirit needs in order to fearlessly receive messages from your heart and soul and learn to allow for grace in your daily life.


You’ll spend this final full day integrating and embodying every aspect of healing you’ve experienced throughout the retreat. Integration and embodiment are about learning how to take your experience during the retreat into the rest of your life. You’ll learn how to work through any roadblocks that may arise and discover the next steps to continue healing beyond this sacred space.


For our VIP guests, you will arrive one day early for an even deeper healing experience. On your first full day, you’ll have a private session with Muneeza & our facilitators – to access our gifts, insights, and intuition on an individual level. This gives you the opportunity to have your specific needs addressed by powerful practitioners.

You’ll also stay an extra day at the end to experience additional integration and embodiment so you can continue to feel totally nourished and transformed when you go back to “regular life.”

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




VIP (3 spots only)


  • Lodging in the beautiful “Geodesic River Domes”
  • Triple occupancy to include you and two other attendees
  • 6 nights, 7 days at the lush Imiloa Institute
  • Flights to and from Dominical airport from SJO airport, plus luxury shuttle to Imiloa
  • 5-star, plant-based cuisine prepared by our private chef
  • Luxury swag bag including products from Living Libations
  • 1 massage or body treatment


  • Lodging in the nourishing “Jungle Bungalows” (Jungalows) complete with a bathtub in the jungle
  • Double occupancy to include you and one other attendee
  • 6 nights, 7 days at the lush Imiloa Institute
  • Flights to and from Dominical airport from SJO airport, plus luxury shuttle to Imiloa
  • 5-star, plant-based cuisine prepared by our private chef
  • Luxury swag bag including products from Living Libations
  • 1 massage or body treatment


  • Lodging in your own private, 200-Year-Old “Bali Home” with access to a view of the mountains and ocean
  • Single occupancy to ensure privacy
  • 8 nights, 9 days at the lush Imiloa Institute (arrival on April 12th and departure on April 20th)
  • Flights to and from SJO airport and Dominical airport, plus luxury shuttle to Imiloa
  • 5-star, plant-based cuisine prepared by our private chef
  • 3 massages or body treatments
  • 1 private session with Muneeza & our facilitators on the first day
  • 2 additional days at Imiloa – one day before and the day after the retreat activities for rest, recuperation and guided re-integration
  • luxury swag bag including products from Living Libations
Spots are limited for this powerful healing experience. It’s an investment in yourself, your life, and your purpose. For any ticket, you have the choice of paying in full or accessing a payment plan with a 25% deposit and monthly payments through March 2020.

If you know in your heart that this is for YOU, get your ticket NOW before spots fill up!

If you feel the pull from your heart and a yes from your body, you’re meant to join us in April 2020.
Are you ready to say YES to that pull?


Does my ticket include flights to Costa Rica?
No, it does not. You will be responsible for booking your own flights from your home city to San Jose airport (SJO). Twenty-minute charter flights between SJO and Quepos airport in Dominical (20 minutes from Imiloa) are included in your ticket.
How do I get from the airport to the Imiloa Institute (and back again)? How far away is it?
Once you’ve arrived at the airport in Costa Rica, we will take care of the rest. You and your luggage will be transported from San Jose airport (SJO) to Quepos airport in Dominical (and back again) via a private charter plane. You’ll make the 20-minute trip from the airport in Dominical to the retreat center in Imiloa Institute’s comfortable, air-conditioned SUVs. There will be only one charter flight on your arrival day, so depending on what time you arrive in San Juan, you may need to wait inside the airport for the charter flight to Dominical.
Do I need travel insurance? Is there a company you recommend?
It is recommended to purchase travel insurance for trips to foreign countries. We recommend purchasing travel insurance through the credit card company used to book your ticket. Many credit card companies offer travel insurance as part of their credit card offering. So read the fine print of your credit card company.
Will we be outside in the jungle during the entire retreat?
The Imiloa Institute is surrounded by Costa Rican jungle, and many of the structures are open-air so you will be “outdoors” a lot. There will be time to lounge by the pool, visit the onsite waterfall, and go to the beach. Your rooms are air-conditioned, but you will be in a warm, humid environment. Be sure that you are capable and willing for this before purchasing your ticket.
Can I bring my partner, spouse, child, or friend?
This retreat is ONLY for people who are on a healing journey with the Medical Medium® protocols, and everyone who attends must pay for and participate in the retreat. It will not be appropriate to bring family or friends who would not be participating.
If I buy my ticket and then can’t come for some reason will I get a refund?
If you cancel your participation ninety (90) days or more prior to the Retreat, you will receive a 90% refund of your deposit.

If you cancel participation less than 90 days prior to the Retreat, you will receive a 50% refund of the amount you’ve paid.

Tickets are non-transferrable, so if you decide not to attend for any reason, you will not be able to give your ticket to someone else.

Is there a payment plan?
Absolutely! You can choose a payment plan for any package when you checkout. You will be asked to put down a 25% deposit, and then split the remaining balance into 3 payments through March 2020. Your entire ticket must be paid in full by March 10th, 2020.
I would love to attend, but I still have questions! Can you help?
Yes! If you still have questions, please email us at [email protected]. Please make sure you have completed the Retreat Application here. You can then talk to Muneeza on an exploratory call to discuss your questions further.
I’m ready to buy my ticket. What happens next?
Click one of the purchase buttons on this page, choose your ticket type and payment option, and complete the payment information. You’ll be redirected to a short form to share your personal information, and then you’ll receive a welcome email with all of the specifics about the retreat, how to book flights, what to pack, and everything else you need to know. We can’t wait to see you there!

Ready to start your transformation?

Madre Tierra Eco Art & Yoga Retreat– March 24-29, 2021


Madre Tierra Eco Art & Yoga Retreat

March 24-29, 2021

Do you feel overwhelmed or burnt-out from the past year? Have you ever thought about tapping into creativity to bring balance back into your life?

If you’re ready to rekindle a natural spark for awe and wonder in your life, then Madre Tierra Retreat might be for you.

Imagine waking up in a lush jungle steps away from ocean views. Your personal chef has prepared a healthy healing breakfast, you have nothing to plan, no work to do, no taking care of others, simply allowing yourself to be guided… a moment for YOU.

I invite you to let me guide you on a 5-day immersive journey through the jungle to reconnect with nature, with yourself and with community.

You deserve it.

With Love,


What you’ll get…

  • 5 nights in a luxury Bali Home, Jungle Bungalow or Geodesic River Dome.
  • Luxury airport pickup and drop off from Juan SantaMaria International Airport (SJO) to the retreat center. Detailed instructions upon registration.
  • 3 organic plant-based meals and snacks each day prepared by 5 star Ayurvedic master Chef Pedro.
  • Drinking water, fresh exotic nectars and juices.
  • Eco-Art Adventures, Therapeutic Arts Workshops & Hikes.
  • Daily sunrise yoga, sound healing, ecstatic dance, & meditation practices.
  • Ocean views and lush jungle surroundings

The Venue

  • 200 year old Bali Homes imported from the Java Islands, gorgeous Geodesic Domes and Bungalows.
  • Saltwater pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean 
  • 20+ miles of jungle pathways that lead to Imiloa’s very own private waterfall!

The Food


Non-vegans and vegans alike will enjoy gourmet dishes that are packed with flavor, texture, nutrients and variety. Using a combination of his own plant-based recipes and traditional Ayurvedic treatments, Chef Pedro’s cuisine will leave you pleasantly full and nourished.


Chef Pedro applies Ayurvedic principles that work specifically with the body’s innate intelligence in order to promote natural self-healing. Ayurveda is said to address the whole person — your body, mind, and spirit.


In the kitchen at Imiloa Institute, healthy vegan meals are prepared using Costa Rican food sustainability practices that are healthy for the earth, and for us.

The Experience


  • We will paint, draw, sculpt, collage, and explore other forms of creativity. There is no right or wrong way to express yourself. No experience or skill required.
  • Discover a deeper love and understanding of self through the healing powers of art making.
  • A creative journey of self-exploration, personal growth, and connection to your intuitive self and the world around you.

Meditation, Yoga & Sound Healing

  • Beginner and experienced guided sunrise yoga sessions.
  • Daily guided meditations, breathing techniques for centering, anxiety relief, and grounding.
  • Sound healing sessions to quiet the mind and ease the body. 


  • Enjoy exotic beach sunsets and the restorative flow and wisdom fostered by Mother Earth while swimming in her waterfalls.
  • Ground ourselves by working with the clay that comes directly from the ground in Costa Rica.
  • Experience exotic bio-diversity of the region.

Meet Your Guides

Ella Dufrene

Art Therapist, Visual Artist, Founder of Madre Tierra Retreats

My name is Ella. I’m an intuitive painter and an art therapist, but above all, I am human, and my mission in life is to help other humans discover a deeper love and understanding of themselves through the healing powers of art making

Together, we’ll paint, draw, sculpt, collage, and explore other forms of creativity, but I am not an art teacher, and when we work together, there is no right or wrong way to express yourself. I am here to guide you on a creative journey of self-exploration, personal growth, and connection to your intuitive self and the world around you.

Yoga Instructor, Sound Healer, & Meditation Facilitator

We all have our stories. My past was filled with challenging moments, which ultimately became the platform to rise into my most empowered self. Yoga, meditation and sound healing were tools I learned throughout my life that helped me heal in layers so that I could create a new story. My passion is to hold compassionate space for you and provide you with the tools as you lead your own path. One of my favorite quotes is by Yung Pueblo who says, “you are your own hero, healer and leader”.

I am here to inspire and empower you to find your own strength as you move past old conditioning and remember the light that you are.

Nina Beeman


“I have now been to two different Madre Tierra retreats and that’s just the beginning. These experiences have been transformative for me, and I will continue to attend as many retreats as I can. I’ve benefitted immensely from the varied workshops and especially meeting from the fellow attendees. What a beautiful way to connect with like-minded people. Madre Tierra retreats combine nature and art with a focus on personal growth. It’s spiritual summer camp! Personally, I was so inspired by the last retreat that I’ve continued to pursue art, painting, collage, and try all kinds forms of self-expression. Can’t wait for the next time I can reconnect with myself and Mother Earth!”

Faye Ibars

“I use my social media to focus in on and reinforce the idea of self-care, physically and mentally. I do not do this for others but as a consistent reminder to myself. I’ve been actively working for the last year towards acknowledging and confronting my demons such as anger, irrationality, self-pity, resentment, immaturity, etc… A few months ago at the Madre Tierra Retreat, I moved from acknowledgement to acceptance. Since then i have felt freed from the burden of these traits. I discovered that I am fully empowered and in control and I was taught some strategies to work on. It’s not easy for me to say I’m no angel, but at least now I no longer feel helpless towards.”


“Words can’t even begin to describe the beautiful experience I had at Madre Tierra retreat. During my time I had the chance to experience so many different things… I got to spend time with my friends on a deeper level, and also got to meet some extraordinary people that were new and amazing. The environment that was created was so unique and special that people including myself were able to release their inhibitions and truly be themselves. The tears, laughter, openness and appreciation that joined us all as one is something I’ll never forget. The Madre Tierra retreat came together in such a harmonious way that it left all of us who started as strangers – feeling connected, peaceful and as if we had known each other forever. I truly believe everyone found a little piece of themselves that they didn’t know they were searching for.”

Steph Blanco

Live Life Activated – April 15-19, 2021


Live Life ActivAted

April 15-19, 2021


Experience a 5-day immersive magical week of life changing activities aligning your mind, body and spirit while activating connection and clarity in your life that will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to take action.

Our retreat is specifically curated to activate on all levels. Our focus is to connect, support, explore and rejuvenate. Held in a majestic eco-luxury setting you will experience:

Activated Community Service // Salt water pools overlooking the ocean // Workshops experiencing local traditions // Beach-side workouts and meditation //  Private jungle pathways leading to our own waterfall // Yoga sessions and breath-work // Plant based cuisine 




You will learn:

  • Benefits of living an Activated life through our 5 principles of: Positivity, Authenticity, Passion, Empathy and Resilience
  • How to fine tune your body to be the healthiest version of yourself
  • The impact of giving back
  • Actionable teachings to stay connected and avoid isolation by tapping into your curiosity
  • How to rewire your nervous system to increase clarity, focus and productivity
  • Practices to reduce stress and anxiety in high stress situations
  • How to harness emotion as a tool for better communication
  • Living with a growth mindset 
  • Techniques to stay connected in non-technological ways
  • Incorporating conscious actionable behaviors into your life
  • Up-level your business by empowering employees, customers and business partners through mindful communication
  • How to raise your vibration, tap into your intuition and live a life in flow


Michael G. Dash



MICHAEL G. DASH is an entrepreneur, best selling author of Chasing The High, recovering addict, speaker and philanthropist. He sold his recruiting company of 11 years in 2018 and started the From Addict to Entrepreneur interview series published on Thrive Global & Medium.

Michael runs a 12 week F.A.T.E. mentoring program helping entrepreneurs and business leaders go from isolated to connected both with themselves and others. Through his powerful 4 step process leaders identify and regain control of behaviors allowing them to step into the true leader and person they were meant to be.

Michael is the co-founder of the Activated.Life, a social movement focused on inspiring a culture of positivity, authenticity, passion, empathy, and resilience while giving back to others. He has been attending and leading retreats for the past three years cultivating life shifting experiences.

Parveen Panwar



Parveen is working on impact projects that are focused on double bottom line both social and financial returns by aligning with communities values. He ran various successful companies in outsourcing, digital media and video platform space.

For many years of ignoring personal wellbeing and leading a materialistic lifestyle he realized importance of who we were growing into as people, authentic relationships, empathy, empowerment, inner peace and mental & physical exhaustion caused from the lifestyles that we lead as entrepreneurs. Since then he has focused his energy into giving back and helping people connect with their deepest powers through body, mind and spirit connection. He is focused on improving mental health of our leaders and helping them lead a positive, conscious and meaningful lifestyle!

Parveen’s mission is to activate powers within to reduce stress, improve performance, increase attention, promote healing and increase vitality



“Activated brings together an incredible group of entrepreneurs and professionals who want to leave a legacy throughout the world. In two trips, I’ve made countless new allies I can reach out to on numerous topics and 6-7 exceptionally close friends.Entrepreneurship can be isolating, but the activated tribe bridges that gap!”

~ Krish Chopra

“It was my first time attending the retreat , it was such a highly curated community, you will think that all of these strangers would not gel so well, but we did , we were all like minded, super passionate , motivated, focused, wanted to give back to the community and we were able to hangout and disconnect for a couple of days. We went boating, we volunteered for an afternoon, we meditated every day, did yoga and fitness classes in the morning on the beach, it was such an incredible experience, so if you are looking to reset, unwind, mastermind with others like minded individuals, this is a retreat for you. Hope to see you next year”

~ Sara Leger



For the Activated Experience, Imiloa is curating space for 30 attendees.  You get to choose from the following accommodations:
8 double (2 Single beds, sharing one room and sharing one bathroom)
4 double (1 Double bed for couples, sharing one room with one bathroom) 
2 triples (3 Single beds, sharing one room sharing one bathroom) 
Each room is equipped with 850 thread count bedding for maximum comfort, high-speed internet, and clean drinking water derived from our artesian well.


Six Jungle Bungalows built on the side of the mountain on the pathway to our very own private waterfall. Bali inspired, the interiors feature natural finishings and a gorgeous exposed shower and bath tub.


Six Buckminster Fuller inspired Geodesic River Domes, among the best made in the world and partially powered by solar energy, sit perched on the edge of our private river with the fresh, flowing water feeding up to the domes.

Experience the soothing sounds of relaxing and sleeping next to flowing water. Amazing!


The House of Masters, located in the center of the property, is a 2,000 square foot Balinese structure hanging 100 feet in the Jungle canopy. Adjacent are restrooms and a yoga storage room for mats, blocks and more. The space can be converted for any type of retreat, workshop or dance party.


A sprawling 3,000 square foot space that is the “Heart of Imiloa,” our social space features loungy, multicultural inspired furnishings, couches, and 5 imported tables from Bali, all under a Polynesian style roof.



Jungle paths connect the 20+ acres at Imiloa, with hand-made stairs and lighting, creating an immersive, easy experience for you and guests.


Beyond the Jungle Bungalows is a path that leads to our own private waterfall. Descend into what feels like an enchanted jungle forest as you bask in the magic and beauty of the surrounding nature.



We can’t wait to have you. Travel and arrival at Imiloa is elegant and seamless. To ensure that it is, please make sure of the following:
1. Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica International (SJO).
2. Please make sure that on your ticket your flight arrives on the day of the start date of the retreat by 12:00PM. Important that you have 1 hour to clear customs and proceed to immigration.
A ground handler will meet you in the airport with your name to take you to a private charter plane which will bring you to our landing strip, just a few minutes (30) from Imiloa.
Flight will leave at 1:30PM. Please make arrangements to fly the day before if you can’t land by 12:00PM on the first day of the retreat and stay in the Hampton Inn across the street. Inform us, and we will provide directions of where to go on the day of arrival at Imiloa.
At Quepos Airport landing strip, Imiloa will have its 4×4 SUVs waiting for you and your bags and take you to Imiloa.
You’ll love our drivers and feel right at home with water provided in the SUVs and a glorious drive into the jungle.



Modern Goddess Retreat, A Journey Through the Feminine: August 3-8, 2021


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: www.reneedineen.com

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?

Soul Shift – A Spiritual Immersion May 06-10, 2021


“Soul Shift – A Spiritual Immersion”

May 06-10, 2021

The Retreat

Soul Shift, a Spiritual Immersion is a 4-night, 5-day journey home to paradise. Be enveloped in a fully supportive, nourishing environment where you’re completely held and cared for. From your delectable gourmet plant-based meals, prepared by our private 5-star chef, to a beautiful jungle landscape with a private waterfall, 3 saltwater pools, housing including 200-year-old homes imported from Bali, gorgeous Jungalows (Jungle Bungalows) or our simply surreal Geodesic Domes featuring sacred geometrical design deep in the jungles of the Savegre mountains.

Experience indigenous ceremonies around the drumming fire circle at the beach, and immerse yourself in releasing at the Avatar mountain clay experience. Join Internationally renowned Spirit Medium Maureen Hancock for a life-changing, heart-opening transformational adventure.

Are you a soul seeker aiming to support a heightened awareness, a new perspective, and reconnection with your higher-self? 

Create a sacred space for opening the heart center by connecting deeply with Mother Nature. Release blocks and unlock your true potential and purpose with conscious breath work, meditation, and meridian stretching.

Strengthen your connection to Spirit with sitting in circle and group energy. Flex the intuitive muscle with experiential exercises. Learn tools to balance chakras and raise your vibration, intuition nutrition, and mindfulness. Experience a past life regression amidst the magic & mystery of the Savegre Mountains.

Each participant receives a “Postcard from Heaven”~spirit connection

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 Coach



She is a world-renowned Spirit Medium, teacher, holistic healer, and author of the bestselling book, “The Medium Next Door: Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer.” She was lead talent on the Style Network documentary, Psychic in Suburbia.

Hancock recently launched an online school for all things Soul & Spirit related, “Maureen Hancock University.” She hosts 6-8 retreats yearly across the US, on grief, mediumship, and holistic healing.

Hancock has been interviewed by many national television, radio, and print publications, including her reoccurring spot on The New Ricki Lake Show, CNN, and The Associated Press. She has spent the last twenty years demystifying the overwhelming subject matter of death & dying. Maureen’s work has brought comfort, hope and healing to the masses. She has taught workshops on many holistic healing subjects, as well as intuition for law enforcement, medical professionals, and more.

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

Come home to the heartbeat of nature, in the rainforest of Costa Rica, to experience a profound awakening of your intuitive self, soul purpose, and heart center, as you are cradled in the loving arms of Mother Nature.


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