A 6-day immersive experience that honors the significance, vitality, joy and discomfort of the complex mother-daughter relationship. With the power and wisdom of a goddess, revitalize your connection to your precious self, cultivate honesty and authenticity, and invite peace and serenity into all of your relationships. All women are daughters; many daughters become mothers. Our Modern Goddess Retreat is designed for: Adult daughters and/or mothers and/or grandmothers Adolescent daughters (ages 14-17 accompanied by an adult attendee) Any woman who wants to attend solo OR with their mother, daughter, sister, aunt, or friend.
June 9-14, 2022
About The Retreat
The Modern Goddess Retreat is an immersive and intimate experience for women who want to have deeper and more authentic relationships. In a beautiful and sacred location, supported by healthy food, yoga, nature, art, play and spa treatments attendees will learn to cultivate more honest and authentic ways of communicating, expressing themselves, and ultimately, deepen their trust for a healthier, more loving bond in the relationships that matter most to them.
We specifically focus on daughtering and mothering because this relationship is the template for almost all other relationships we forge in our lives. This is true across the spectrum from motherless daughters to daughters who have maintained a connection with their mothers throughout their lives.
This 6-day retreat will awaken, nourish and inspire each woman to step into her full authenticity and power, whether our attendee is a blossoming adolescent or a mature elder. One of the unique invitations, although not a requirement, is to consider attending with your mother, daughter, sister or best friend. These integral and intimate relationships are the foundation of our feminine ways of being. For some, this journey will be sacred and need to be done alone. For others, it is more enriched and sustained by journeying together.
Whether you attend solo or with your tribe, the quality of your relationships will have the opportunity to shift in ways that invite peace and serenity. We look forward to welcoming you to our Modern Goddess tribe.
Renée, Holli, & Aleia
Here’s what to expect:
- In community and in this special place, we will start our retreat journey with KNOW. How well do we know and accept ourselves? How well do we know what we want and need from our most sacred female relationships, including our relationship with self?
- 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. Let’s see more clearly who we are today, and genuinely see others, untethered 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 without fear or expectation.
- With LOVE we will embrace unconditional positive regard for ourselves and others.
MAKE THIS EXPERIENCE YOURS
To support your unique and personal Modern Goddess journey, optional opportunities abound to connect with the group, with nature, and with yourself during scheduled free time and communal evening gatherings. You will have the choice of yoga sessions, massages or body treatments, or simply unstructured personal time to explore and reflect poolside on the exquisite retreat grounds.
Day 1 – June 9
Arrive at Imiloa via a chartered flight landing in the heart of the jungle. Discover the luxury of your accommodations and settle in with chef-prepared snacks and a dinner. Mingle with your community of open-hearted mothers and daughters who also desire to invite intimacy and authenticity into the relationships that matter most to them. Relax and connect fireside together as details about the week ahead are revealed. Retire to your cozy bed in the jungle.
Day 2 – June 10
Begin the journey by taking stock of all that has brought you to this retreat and set intentions for the week ahead. You will enter the Modern Goddess journey to conscious mothering and daughtering by gaining more awareness about yourself and your relationship to your own daughter and/or mother. Guided in gentle curiosity, you will be invited to get to know your acquired beliefs and patterns of behavior and how these connect to your deepest personal and relational needs. You will begin to reclaim your power and influence in relationships.
Day 3 – June 11
Using the awareness awakened on Day Two, on Day Three you will learn how to begin healing your own mother wound; courageous work that helps reduce frustrating, repetitive, and burdening patterns that show up in mother-daughter relationships. You will explore and nurture your unique sense of significance and belonging as a mother, a daughter, and as a woman. You will leave this day with clarity, acceptance, and compassion for yourself and your own mother and/or daughter.
Day 4 – June 12
Empowered by the transformative work of the past several days, a beach outing is your backdrop for a playful focus on self-care and self-acceptance. Re-envision a version of yourself that is powerful, connected, authentic, and increasingly free from the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that do not serve you or your relationships. Practice bringing your whole self to your relationships. Speak with strength, clarity, and honesty as you define a new way of showing up for yourself and others. You will begin mastering mindsets, tools, and self-care habits that invite ease and serenity.
Day 5 – June 13
You’ll spend this final full day completely attuned as your authentic self, relishing in your unique gifts of body, mind and spirit. A morning excursion honors your willingness and ability to do hard things with a fun-filled adventure. An afternoon activity helps you discover new ways to love and be loved. By now, you will have noticed that the slight shifts in how you show up for yourself and others are more congruent with your intentions and your needs. An evening gathering with your newfound Modern Goddess community celebrates the incredible journey made in the course of just one week.
Day 6 – June 14
LOVE & GRATITUDE
This part of your journey as a Modern Goddess ends by paying tribute to the deeper connections you’ve made to both self and other. Recognize the life-changing growth of each and every female present, and appreciate the evolution of your heart-centered connections that will continue to serve you long after our retreat concludes.
What You Will Learn
The journey invites you to discover transformation and freedom, which then allows us to show up as whole in all areas of our life. In community, we will gain the ability to:
- Identify patterns that may be negatively affecting our relationship with self and others.
- Create new and healthier ways of relating to self and others.
- Understand and appreciate the unique legacy of mother-daughter relationships in our own family systems.
- Embrace our feminine and motherly qualities with more choice and acceptance.
- Heal unresolved or confusing hurt with practices we can use for a lifetime.
- Utilize practical mothering tools and strategies that nurture our adolescent daughter’s resilience and independence.
- Define how to meet our unique need for genuine belonging and meaningful significance.
- Embrace – with intentionality – the roles and rituals that currently define us.
- Give ourselves permission to be our most authentic selves.
- Invite and manifest more of what serves our best selves.
- Bond in more loving and playful ways!
What You Will Gain
Invite intimacy and authenticity into the relationships that matter most.
Reclaim your power and influence in relationships.
Master mindsets, tools, and self-care habits that invite ease and serenity.
Understand your unique sources of significance and belonging.
How you actually show up in your relationships will match your loving intent.
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 women’s 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!
As a self-described recovering “perfect mother”, Holli’s imperfect journey towards mindful and effective parenting informs her work along with her skills from a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology and a career in employee development training. She is a certified parent coach and founder of Force of Nurture, a coaching service that is devoted to helping parents be the most influential force in their child’s life.
Holli knows first-hand that healing family patterns is some of the best hardest work ever. She understands that underneath a teen’s eye-rolls and a mama’s raised voice are relational needs yearning to be met. Holli offers empathic guidance for mothers and their daughters as they learn to tune in to their most authentic and resilient selves; groundwork that is necessary for family relationships to thrive.
As an experienced facilitator of workshops for mending relational struggles, Holli guides retreat goddesses towards new attitudes and choices that serve their relationships and their truest selves. She 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 is a new empty-nester and proud mama of two blossoming young adult daughters. In her spare time she can be found rocking out to live music, traveling abroad, running, or dancing like nobody’s watching.
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.
Ready to transform your relationships as women, and with women?
Lodging in the serene “Geodesic River Domes”
Quadruple occupancy to include you and three other attendees
Lodging in the serene “Geodesic River Domes”
Triple occupancy to include you and two other attendees
Lodging in the exquisite “Jungle Bungalows” (Jungalows) complete with a bathtub in the jungle
Double occupancy to include you and one other attendee
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
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
One Spa Service ($100 Value)
One Free Excursion.
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.
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
You will be immersed in a 22-acre jungle oasis in Dominical, Costa Rica.
This enchanted mountainside jungle venue is ten minutes from the beach and it is the perfect setting to experience deep healing, embraced by nature, yet completely luxurious.
While staying at Imiloa you will enjoy our nature paths, our private waterfall, our salt-water pool, stunning views and delicious and nutritious meals by our five-star vegan chef.
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.
BALI MASTER SUITE
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
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.
THE HEART OF IMILOA
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.
TRAVEL INSURANCE and COVID PROCEDURES
- TRAVEL INSURANCE AND PROTECT, DURING AND AFTER PANDEMIC www.globalrescue.com/imiloa
- We have an on-call doctor
- Fully following on cleansing protocols as per Ministry of Health
- 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.
- Once landed, proceed to customs and instructions will be provided to meet Imiloa concierge.
- 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.
- Private Imiloa plane will be waiting to fly you to Quepos.
- Private ground transport shuttles will pick you up in Quepos and bring you to Imiloa.
- If you are already in Costa Rica, ground transport may be coordinated from Quepos, Dominical or Uvita as inclusive.
- Please do not plan to drive to Imiloa on your own. It is not permitted.
- 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).
- You will depart Imiloa at 10AM, and arrive at the landing strip at 10:30AM, with an estimated arrival to SJO airport at 11:30AM. 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 11:30AM on departure day.
Questions? Email us: email@example.com
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 teammembers 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.
Imiloa is located at the top of a mountain, at the end of the road and out on the edge of the cliff, 3KM north of Dominical, Costa Rica. You’ll arrive easily on our private plane, and then enjoy unlimited transportation throughout the length of your stay.
Beyond this, Imiloa is located on the edge of the second most bio-diverse area on the planet. Dominical is a beachtown with surfer vibes, great coffee shops and plenty of shopping (only 13 minutes away). To the North, the center of our Municipality, Quepos, and to our south, Uvita, the famous Whale’s Tail and Ojochal (with heavy European influence). Just 45 minutes east sits Costa Rica’s second largest city, San Isidro. So whether 30 minutes north or south of Imiloa, or 45 minutes east, you have airports and cafes, beaches and waterfalls, bio-diversity and happy people ready to show you the lush, lovely area we call home.