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Hi, everyone. 

Each month one of the co-founders, and later founding family members of Imiloa, writes a short greeting to the monthly newsletter. 

Hopefully our newsletters and social media doesn’t feel like like a promotional vehicle and more like an invitation. An invitation to the possibility. The possibility that everything that’s being created here can also be yours, wherever you are. We have big plans to make our social platforms come alive from the inside out here in Costa Rica

Sure, the contracts and revenue are nice, and the fancy names of the associations, corporations, non-profits, masters and teachers that host here are nice, too. What I’m most proud of as Imiloa leaps towards it’s second full year in operations is the authenticity in which we (as a team and as individuals) communicate. 

I hear often from people who book calls with us, or come visit us, “I received your emails and even though I know you weren’t writing to me, it felt like the correspondence was somehow intended for me.” 

As someone who has been a “manic” marketer since I was 14, as a teenage magician doing shows and touring the United States during pre-puberty, I’ve strived to become more authentic about how inauthentic I can be, and get more into alignment to that which serves a greater purpose (read: greater purpose = not my own). 

And so, as Imiloa grows and expands, my hope is that we can continue to share, create and write things that are contributive to the cultural conversations around wellness, health, well-being, humanity, consciousness on the planet rising, smart leadership, transformative events, trainings and workshop that invite us all out on the leading edge. 

For us, this isn’t a retreat business. It’s an institute for the education and advancement of human beings. 

If I’m able to of help with you hosting at Imiloa, or share best practices that we’ve seen with 65+ clients that host here, I’m happy to be of service. Call or write anytime


Jake Sasseville
President, Co-Founder & Chief Relationships Officer


As our new retreat season begins, join us for one of our unforgettable experiences here at Imiloa.


December 4-11, 2019


An incredible experience awaits you this December 4th-11th as Imiloa Hosts 4 Master Level Practitioners for Wild Leadership Training. Business success, personal power, tantric yoga, and ancestral connection awaits you. Dive deep and discover your true calling while collecting the tools to fully embody your purpose. 


February 17-24, 2020

Experience Envision like never before! For the 10th anniversary of this popular Costa Rican jungle festival. Located only 20 minutes from the main site, experience this incredible event in true VIP style, with luxury accomodations at Imiloa, daily yoga classes with Andrew Sealy, a systema workshop with Jonathan McCaul, and three balanced meals and snacks provided by our on-site chef extraordinaire, Pedro. 


January 8-12, 2020

This January 8-12, experience yoga like you never have before with Essential Yoga.  Stretch into every space in your body and learn how all of you is connected to the rest of the universe. Join Master Yogi Geoffrey Roniger for an inspiring week here at Imiloa to breathe into the deep parts of your body and soul.  


January 13-20, 2020

Join us this January 13-20 for the ultimate experience in aligning with source. During Playing with Infinity you will crack open and explore your consciousness through plant medicine, yoga, and meditation, along with a safe and sacred space to integrate everything back within yourself to take back to your daily life. 


June 15-20, 2020

 Your family has never experienced anything like Imiloa’s event this summer, The Mindful Family Retreat, June 15-20th.  Connect as a family unit, and relax as individuals in the beautiful scenery of Costa Rica, with mindfulness activities, vacation fun, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to holistically revitalize your family.  

We will be offering an Early Bird discount until December 31, 2019. This retreat always sells out so please reach out soon if you are interested by filling out this information form: https://forms.gle/CDEJKPbnZ6YmW51r9



The holidays always call for something extra special.

Enjy this full color, full flavor dish created from a beautiful blending of vegan holoday food.

Raw Superfood Trio

Kale – chia tortillas filled with red vegetables in a macadamia mayonnaise.



5 bunches of dino kale leaf without the stems.
1 1⁄2 cup of chia seed
2 cup of water
Sesame oil
Pinch of salt


Grind all the ingredients together in a food processor until it create a dough.
Create small balls and using a spatula, flattern the dough into tortilla shapes while gently removing moisture over heat. 



1⁄4 cup macadamia
1/3 cup sunflower
1/3 cup sesame seed
1 cup of water                                                    
1 tablespoon of cumin
1 diced red bell pepper
1 bunch of cilantro
1 lime


Blend all the seeds together thoroughly, until it has a butter-like consistency.
Add lime, water, and spices until it reaches your prefered taste. 



1⁄4 cup of crushed cashews
Red tomato without the seeds
1 cup of red bell pepper
1 1⁄2 cups of beet stems


Combine raw ingredients until well mixed.

Fill tortilla shells with vegetable mixture and add sauce for a delicious meal. 

Buen Provecho !


Here at Imiloa, we are beginning our second retreat season now that the rains have calmed. As we start in on another fully booked and busy year, we want to offer gratitude to the incredible team that keeps Imiloa running smoothly. We have been blessed with the most wonderful heart-led team that has come together to form not only a community, but a family here. 

Everyone involved here is coming from the same vulnerable and powerful place of letting themselves see and be seen. Just as all of our retreat leaders and participants are as well.

Thank you for being a part of the journey.



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