A 5-Day Immersive Sensory experience to generate, feel, and harness the power of Love.

June 16-21, 2023

About The Retreat

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and disengaged in your life, then join us in Costa Rica on A Journey to Calm, an experience that will help you deeply relax, renew your energy, and return home feeling calm, nourished and inspired.

Floating in the refreshing infinity pool,
you watch as the sun sets over the ocean,
painting an impressive display of
pinks, oranges and purples in the sky.

A blue Morpho butterfly
flits around your head and
dips into the water for a quick sip.

Just to your right, off in the distance
A sloth hangs lazily in the trees
While the monkeys laugh and play nearby.

A fresh juice cocktail, garnished with
a slice of bright orange and mint,
is placed before you.
Enjoying it you stop to notice how the
Vibrant notes of citrus dance on your tongue
Lighting up your tastebuds.

Inhaling, you take it all in.
This magical location, where the ocean meets the jungle,
Is the perfect environment to saturate your senses,
Immersing you in nature, inviting you to drop in.
You feel a deep sense of calm and peace.

You notice that you’re more relaxed
than you’ve been in years.
So much tension was released during your shamanic massage this morning.
You take a deep breath and exhale gratitude.

Join us for this unforgettable experience!

After a full immersion for 5 glorious days in the warm healing energy of Love – in body, mind and spirit – you will leave the retreat feeling alive, rejuvenated and sparkly from the inside out!

What You Will Learn



  • Activities are endless where the ocean meets the jungle.
  • You may decide to join a beach excursion,

  • Explore the nearly Manuel Antonio state park,

  • Participate in a sound healing, Relax in the pool,

  • Or get a therapeutic massage.

  • Each day is a choose-your-own-adventure

  • Guided by how you are felling in that moment.

  • We will also be offering an optional workshop

  • Where we will discuss the 13 Principles

  • Of Napoleon Hill’s prolific work,

  • Think and Grow Rich.

  • Come to nourish your mind and spirit with this life-changing book.

What You Will Gain

What You'll Take Home:

  • A deep sense of calm and peace that you can bring into everything you do

  • A feeling of being “positively charged”, renewed

  • The ability to be fully present and respond to the needs of the moment

  • A stronger connection to your inner wisdom and guidance

  • Greater clarity and confidence in decision-making

  • Renewed energy and excitement for your life

  • A relaxed, rejuvenated body, mind, and spirit

  • Deep connections with a community of heart-centered individuals

  • A newfound appreciation for the natural beauty of Costa Rica

  • Unforgettable memories and friendships that will last a lifetime

Your Host

Ariane Olshansky

For me, traveling has transformed my life in immeasurable ways. It feeds my soul and delights my spirit unlike any other activity.

I use it as a strategy in my life to inspire creativity, heal my heart, or get unstuck. When life gets hard or stagnant, I love to go somewhere I’ve never been to uplift me, give me a fresh perspective and a new way of thinking.

I’d love to share one of my favorite travel transformation stories….

A few years ago, my relationship with my pre-teen daughter was strained, and we were struggling. I had to do something to save our relationship. We both love to travel, so I decided to book us a mother/daughter trip to Europe over the holidays. At first, she was a little grumpy about the whole thing and it took a couple days to settle in, but soon her tough demeanor started to melt away. After that, we had the best time! We even had a fancy High Tea for Thanksgiving at London’s Royal Palace, a dream for both of us and a huge splurge. Epic would be the word I would use to describe this journey. It was the best trip of my life, and my daughter and I still look at our pictures and reminisce about our incredible time. Our relationship was transformed and has never been better.

As a society, we are ready for a trip. These past few years have been exhausting for everyone. Traveling to Costa Rica is just what the doctor ordered to get that deep relaxation we all need right now. A positive recharge on your life will help you renew your sense of purpose, focus and overall satisfaction.

Ariane is a love, life and leadership coach, mentor, speaker and author. Her life work is to help people get unstuck, overcome fear, follow their heart, find their burning desire and purpose in life. She is an accomplished dancer of Cuban Salsa and Brazilian Samba. She is a single mother of two amazing teenagers and lives under the Redwood trees in northern California.


Ariane radiates openness and warmth which makes her so easy to talk to and approachable. She is a gifted listener and guide- she helps you find your own way and your own answers. As a coach, she is a mirror that reflects your best self back to you. She has helped me set big juicy goals for my life purpose and set intentions for realizing those goals. Ariane coaches with grace, compassion and ease which arises from her authentic, caring nature combined with her intuitive, grounded, thoughtful approach.

I enjoyed working with Ariane so much that I decided to have her work with my kids as well. She can work with any age and help you work toward whatever goals you desire.
She is the Maui to my Moana.

- D. L.

Ariane’s pure positive energy has been holding space I never dreamed for myself. Ariane is magical.

- N. H.

Ariane is doing what many should be doing …. spreading wisdom and knowledge in a positive manner…Many are not equipped to do so, but (she is)….A truly powerful and positive force. Beautiful, well-spoken and dynamic.

- R. L.

Working with Ariane of Hugs + Honey has been an insightful and supportive experience. 2020 was a difficult time for all of us and despite feeling mostly ‘together’ some key aspects of life didn’t seem like they made sense anymore. Ariane is able to hone into that uncertainty and reflect back what you discuss during your sessions so you walk away with insights, feeling supported and always moving forward better than you had before.

- J. Z.

Hello! I loved the content so much! I’ve been trying to research for a vid that really teaches the stuff in this YouTube vid! Your breakdown is like the channel from Dr. E! Doctor’s tips are really informative and he helped me on my studies!

- P. S.

Wow you are so authentic and real, and the words you speak are magic. I love how you shared the give and take cycle. More people need to know about this. Thank you for the soothing moment! 💞❤️

- S. L.

You’re better than a triple-scoop ice cream cone. With sprinkles.

- J. R.

Ariane is a person of substance. Each of her thoughts and words is powerful and helps me shift my thinking when I face a challenge. She is generous and caring and brings all the coaching tools and theories needed to facilitate breakthroughs. Within a few weeks of working with Ariane, I was able to change behaviors that were slowing me down. Ariane is a spiritual and loving soul. I highly recommend her.

- I. S.

Ticket Pricing





Double occupancy in a Geodesic dome with views of the jungle.




Single occupancy in your own private Bali style suite or Jungle bungalow with jungle views.




Single occupancy in a your own private, 200-Year-Old Balinese villa with a private deck and stunning views of the jungle and ocean.

A completely private campus; available to your retreat group only. Access to a private waterfall, nature paths, incredible flora and fauna, and an ocean view infinity pool. Also included is a dedicated team of 20+ local professionals to coordinate everything for your enjoyment, from touch down to take off.

Gourmet plant-based cuisine prepared using all local and organic produce. Full meals, snacks, teas, coffees and fruit trays available throughout your stay.

Private transportation from the International airport to our campus; a private driver and transportation to our campus in Imiloa Mountain.

What’s Not Included

Flights to SJO, Spa Services


Costa Rica romances the senses
with its lush abundance and surreal nature.
Fragrant flowers perfume the air while
the morning dew refreshes your skin.

At Imiloa, every detail was considered in the creation of the campus.
Starting with the Heart, it is the center of almost all activities,
Including all meals.
It is a place to gather, nourish and ponder
Relaxing in the comfy circular swinging chairs.,
Front row seats to the wonder of nature around you.

Each accommodation is unique.
The campus is like “the Epcot Center of the Jungle”,
Featuring Bali Village, 3 magnificent 200-year old Bali Suites,
Domeland, Geodesic river domes inspired by sacred geometry,
And Bungalow Hill, the Bali-inspired bungalows, close to the Heart, are grouped together right on the pathway to our own private waterfall.

The campus also features three salt-water pools and spas
Overlooking the ocean
And the House of Masters, a Balinese superstructure
Where we will gather to move, learn and play.


Included in each accommodation is the comfiest mattresses, 850 thread count sheets, storage space and dry rooms as needed, fiber optic internet, daily cleaning service, private en-suite bath, indoor/outdoor design for every accommodation with a focus on nature and being your private refuge, and full service, thrice-filtered private well for drinking water throughout the property.


Bali Village is perched 1200 feet about the Pacific Ocean, on a ridge line of flora, fauna and wildlife every direction you look. These 5 accommodations are 160-200 year old homes imported from Bali. Each with their own en suite bathrooms, the homes bring you back and create a self space for rejuvenation and transformation.


200 Year Old Homes from Bali. Imported from the Java Islands, these homes boast outdoor showers, full kitchen access, surreal vista views to the Pacific, their own salt water plunge pools and hand-carved art that is as old as the houses.


Perched on the edge of the cliff, at the furthest end of the property, sits a 170 year old home from the Java Islands we call Jogolo. Complete with a writer’s desk, outdoor Balinese shower, hand-carved architecture that will transport you to another land and time, Jogolo is teeming with history and comfort. Your cold plunge pool is adjacent to a warm bath, both outdoor. Full kitchen, too.


This two-floor imported home from Bali will have you wishing you’d never leave. Complete with a King Bed and a twin in the corner of the 180 year old home, Potoo has modern luxury with 360 views of the Pacific. On the lower level, a plunge pool and private spa. Potoo also includes many outdoor chairs, hammocks and a full kitchen, too.


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.


A 5-star dining experience, the gourmet plant-based cuisine is a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. Each plate is artistically presented and each dish is mouthwateringly delicious! Take a tour of the on-site garden or try a cooking class and learn to create your own eye-popping delights at home.


Imiloa’s world-class spa is a curated, sensual and deeply moving experience. Choose from Ayurvedic massages and practices, to a shamanic masseuse from our team members who are from the Boruca indigenous tribe here in Costa Rica, to more traditional Swedish, relaxation or Thai yoga massages, body wraps and others. A full list of spa offerings and a link to book during your free time will be provided to you before you arrival.


  1. Schedule your plane to arrive at SJO. In order to access your private plane charter, all guests must be at the Domestic Terminal at SJO San Jose, Costa Rica no later than 3PM on the arrival day.
  2. Once landed, proceed to customs and instructions will be provided to meet Imiloa concierge.
  3. Proceed to baggage claim with concierge and proceed to Domestic Terminal (3 minute walk from International Terminal). Please be at the Domesitc Terminal at SJO San Jose, Costa Rica no later than 3PM on your day of arrival.
  4. Private Imiloa plane will be waiting to fly you to Quepos.
  5. Private ground transport shuttles will pick you up in Quepos and bring you to Imiloa.
  6. If you are already in Costa Rica, ground transport may be coordinated from Quepos, Dominical or Uvita as inclusive.
  7. Please do not plan to drive to Imiloa on your own. It is not permitted.
  8. If you need to arrive the day before, please stay at the Hampton Inn across from the airport, or plan to be in the San Jose Domestic Terminal for private flight to Imiloa by no later than 3PM (instructions will be emailed).
  9. You will depart Imiloa at 9AM, and arrive at the landing strip at 9:30AM, with an estimated arrival to SJO airport at 10:30AM. The domestic terminal is a 5-10 minute walk to the international terminal at SJO. Typically, it is suggested to be at the international terminal 2.5 hours prior to your international departure. Please book your departing international flight accordingly, knowing that you will be at the airport at 10:30AM on departure day.

Questions? Email us:


  • Imiloa has partnered with a comprehensive travel insurance provider that meets the entry requirements for Costa Rica and offers “cancel for any reason” plans to maximize coverage: (additional cost)
  • We follow cleansing and sanitization protocols as per Ministry of Health to ensure a safe environment
  • Staff and retreat participants are asked to follow and safety guidelines such as social distancing, washing of hands, and proper mask wearing.


Our team, the Welcome Home Team at Imiloa, from kitchen to property, gardening to coordination, logistics to transportation, will be available to you throughout your stay with anything you need. They have a ready smile, answers to most of your questions and can quickly support so your experience is easy and fulfilling.


Imiloa is located in the jungle, at the top of a mountain, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our lush retreat center is located adjacent to the second most biodiverse land on the planet.

Dominical, only 13 minutes away, is a beach town with surfer vibes, great coffee and plenty of shopping. Just north of our municipality is Quepos and to the south, Ojochal and Uvita, which is known as the Whale’s Tail.

Just 45 minutes east sits Costa Rica’s second largest city, San Isidro. Within an hour of Imiloa in all directions, you have access to airports, cafes, beaches, waterfalls, biodiversity and happy people ready to show you the lush, lovely area we call home.

You’ll arrive easily on our private plane, and your group will enjoy unlimited transportation to and from the beach, to and from the airport and throughout your stay with us.