IMILOA PRESENTS
imiloa Wise Warrior Retreats

A 7-day immersive plant medicine retreat to awaken your spirit, shift entrenched patterns and catalyze your healing.

February 9th – 15th , 2024

About The Retreat

As we navigate the layers of this human experience, it is easy to lose our way. No matter what our unique story is, so many of us are seeking a return back to freedom and joy. 

Wise Warrior Retreat’s mission is to provide safe and nurturing spaces for profound and lasting healing

This immersive retreat has been designed with the intention to support you in finding answers and direction, and to help you remember how to access your most authentic self. Together, we will come home: learning once again how to embody our inner healer and the wise warrior within. 

This retreat will take you through a transformational arch of experience, beginning from the moment you say “yes”. We will support you in listening to the whisper that is ushering you towards remembering that you are here for something far greater than this human experience.

The one assuring you that you get to have a life filled and fueled by inspiration, balance, purpose and play. We will honor the part of you that is tired of spinning in the cycles of discomfort, heaviness and exhaustion, and celebrate the part of you that is ready to awaken.

Come dive into the magic of our energetic container designed to help you bust through limiting beliefs, shift stuck patterns, and release outdated conditioning, so you can unveil and unleash the power of your true nature to create the sustainable changes you most desire.

Through our intentionally curated retreat, you will experience a blend of complementary practices weaving together the modern science of the most current mental and physical health practices along with the ancient wisdom taught from indigenous lineages and our master plan teachers. 

You’ll have the opportunity to engage in experiential somatic based practices, receive and learn powerful energy techniques, participate in integration circles facilitated by a licensed mental health trauma therapist, as well tapping into elevated states of consciousness which will offer guidance and sacred wisdom. This unique approach offers deep healing helping you access something greater. Gaining more clarity on the root of your suffering and an opportunity to release what is no longer serving. So that you can alchemize your struggles and live the life you desire.

Together we will release, heal, connect, play and come home to ourselves in the support of our safe and sacred retreat container. What’s holding you back? The time is now.

What Will You Release?

You may experience freedom from:

  1. Fear and other blockages that keep you from living a fully expressed life
  2. Cyclical dysfunctional patterns that are no longer serving
  3. Layers of unresolved trauma
  4. Deeply stored grief

  5. Limiting beliefs that create stagnancy in your life

Retreat Experience

Please note that the proposed itinerary can be subject to change

Day 1

Arrival

Arrival, Snacks & Settling In
Welcome Dinner 
Welcome Ceremony 

Day 2

Intention

Open Devotion
Embodied Meditation
Creative Workshop
Yoga
Beach/Spa Time
Optional Integration Sessions for Individualized Support
Medicine Orientation Talk and Initial Ceremony

Day 3

Surrender

Open Devotion
Embodied Meditation
Integration Circle
Ecstatic Movement
Beach/Spa Time
Optional Integration Sessions for Individualized Support
Evening Medicine Ceremony

Day 4

Remember

Open Devotion
Embodied Meditation
Integration Circle
Somatic Healing Workshop
Beach/Spa Time
Optional Integration Sessions for Individualized Support
Restorative Candlelit Evening Yoga

Day 5

Release

Embodied Meditation
Cord Cutting Ceremony
Waterfall Blue Clay Experience
Beach/Spa Time
Optional Integration Sessions for Individualized Support
Final Medicine Ceremony

Day 6

Integrate

Embodied Meditation
Integration Circle
Actualization Toolkit Workshop ~ Supporting Post-Retreat Integration
Beach/Spa Time
Optional Integration Sessions for Individualized Support 
Closing Ceremony Ritual 
Beach Dinner & Dj Dance Party 

 

Day 7

Departure

Group Tobacco & Energy Clearing
Travel Day Preparation

What You Will Receive

An upgraded perspective, devotion, and connection to your life path.

A renewed desire to live in alignment with your soul’s purpose

Expanded capacity to authentically connect to yourself, others, and that which you are in relationship to in the world

Divine wisdom and guidance from our master plant teachers

Fully embodied healing and a rekindling to the magic that surrounds us in this life

Reserve your space for the Accelerated Awakening Retreat. Answer the call. Your transformation awaits.

Your Hosts

Adriana
Balentine

Wise Warrior Retreats Owner & Visionary

Medicine: A mental health and trauma specialist, Adriana has transcended her own journey of complex illness to birth her mission of deeply rooted connections, collaboration and community. She holds a vision of the transformative power of healing containers, and the essential integration process that follows these life changing experiences. She sees the potent possibilities when we commit to doing our own work. For ourselves, for the collective and for our planet.

Bre

Bre
Wolta

Integrator + Relationship Clarity Coach

Medicine: As a connector and self-development enthusiast, Bre pours her gifts of organizing and leadership into planning our retreat as well as utilizing her innate ability to hold safe space to lead guests through finding clarity in their confusion. She guides them as they alchemize their negative narratives, soothe their tightly wound nervous system, untether from past versions of themselves, and reawaken to their true Self essence.

Hannah
Kinderlehrer

Movement Medicine + Holistic Somatic Coach

Medicine: Hannah believes in living life through the wisdom of the body and true belonging to the Earth and each other. She has birthed a magic elixir of expressive movement + community for falling in love with our lives by holding an unconditional space infused with irreverent humor.

White Raven

Facilitator

Nature is my teacher. I have been working with Grandmother lineages since 2012. Prior to that I worked with various shamanic teachers and paths beginning in 2004 including Claudia Hromas of Vienna, Austria who comes from Sundance and Lilith lineages of teachings, Dennis & Marcia Miranda, Gregory Harper, and Teresa Iñiguez-Flores of the Mexican Palo tradition. I have been a practicing yogini since 2007. Some of the voices/teachings who have helped me shape and cultivate my meditative and creative practices include Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Dr. David Hawkins Ph.D, Ekhart Tolle, Teachings of Abraham, Richard Rudd, 13 Grandmothers, Michael Meade, Julia Cameron, Nana Veary, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, Krishnamurti, AmmaJi, Hale Makua, Tyson Yunkaporta and Don Miguel Ruiz. This is the foundation. 

My Grandmother lineages are Mestizo and Shiphibo. Mestizo through Linda Marie Luna, María Cristina Mendoza coming from Don Solon Tello. Shiphibo through two families, Don Tomas Chávez y Delia Díaz Mori as well as Olga Díaz Mori, and Don Gilberto Mahua and Catalina Mahua. 

My grandfather lineages are of Huachuma and are mestizo/Quechua through Julián Sesari and the Quispe family. 

My life’s work is to reflect creative empowerment, lead by example, and listen deeply to the Pachamama. Love, Light, Healing and “Highest and Best” is the overarching prayer and intention behind all. My service is born from humbleness and the deepest gratitude for the Healing and Holding that has been given to me. 

I am a visual artist by day, employing various mediums to express the beauties and mysteries I am continually in wonder of. My hope is that I do as much honor and justice as possible to the beautiful truths that have been gifted and hopefully inspire others to commit to their sacred and joyful creative purpose.

Marie Luna

Facilitator

Marie Luna has studied plant medicine for 40 years. She studied herbalism and midwifery, and worked as a midwife and hospice nurse assistant throughout the 80s and 90s. She completed somatic psychotherapy training in the 90s, and paired this with a bodywork and somatic release practice. Trauma resolution became a passion of hers during this time.

She has spent the past 30 years of her life learning the ways of plant medicines in Central America and South America with indigenous and mestizo teachers, called vegetalistas. She has completed numerous plantas dietas in Peru.  Her facilitation style draws from many decades of study spent in ceremony with Medicine people from the Dineh and Ute Nations, with Amazonians Don Agustin Rivas Vasquez, Jorge Gonzalez, and Maria Cristina Mendoza Vidal, and members of the Peruvian Quechua, Inka, Bora Bora and Shipibo Nations. She has been facilitating plant medicine ceremonies for 16 years, with the encouragement of her teachers and mentors.

It is supremely important to Marie that safety in set and setting be created and maintained throughout the ceremony retreat process. Of particular interest to Marie is safety and welcome for people from all walks of life.

Marie would like to help you clear your mind, heart and spirit so that you may see how unique and amazing you truly are!

Jen Sutton

Guest Communications

Medicine: After spending over two decades as a mental health and addiction professional, Jen has formed a genuine respect for each person’s unique Hero’s Journey.

She believes that our deepest fear is to be seen – and rejected. Her “medicine” lies in her genuine ability to witness, honor, encourage, and celebrate our most hidden and protected shadow-aspects in order to be accepted and integrated. She sees our human experience as simultaneously a painful and spectacularly beautiful portal for growth and evolution.

It is Jen’s greatest joy to participate as a soul ally on this path, wherever we find ourselves. Creating supportive, comfortable, safe and healthy spaces for transformative experiences to unfold is her passion.

Testimonials

Wise Warrior Retreats is a place where you can find and feel alignment with your soul. Along with providing a wealth of delicious, beautiful, nourishing, soul filling accommodations, meals, movement, activities, support, guidance, and life long friends, Wise Warriors creates a safe, loving, joyous container to journey to your outer limits and into your potential. Forever changed, forever grateful.

- Whitney J.

My experiences with Wise Warrior have been amazing. Initially I went to Costa Rica to address very specific issues in my life – little did I know how much I would benefit from the entire retreat! The team was welcoming and cultivated connections between all the guests in an easy and meaningful way. The instant bond I formed with the other participants and staff was unexpected. There were a nice variety of program components that complemented each other seamlessly, and I appreciated the balance between downtime and activity. I especially enjoyed the cord cutting ceremony, dance, somatic processing tools, and integration circles – and of course the ceremonies which were beautifully held in safety and support. The food was excellent and accommodations perfect. I had several profound experiences and shifts when I was there, and I’ve been able to incorporate important integration practices post-retreat(s) that help me continue to weave those into my day-to-day. I also haven’t laughed that hard in a long time and it was much needed! The entire team was solid: professional, grounded, experienced, relatable and human. It seems more important than ever to trust the people/organizations holding this type of retreat and I can absolutely recommend Wise Warrior! A+++

- J. S.

I left wanting to better myself, my relationships, my life and my business. It helped me put the SOUL back into my soul purpose. Yes. 100%. It was a life changing experience that everyone needs to do.

- Katie.

There were so many different facets with the movement, shamanic healing, teachings, and plant medicine that offered different ways to receive guidance and healing. Plus, we all left with such a strong sense of belonging and love.

- Trisha.

I received coaching and guidance from both the medicine and the loving community. My existence and journey has been permanently changed for the better! I do everything differently now. In comparison to who I was, I’m so happy to exist with what I have learned and to apply the new wisdom on the daily, with no interest in returning to a way of life that was pre- Wise Warrior Retreat! My favorite things from the retreat… THE PEOPLE, THE LOCATION, THE POWER AND GUIDANCE OF THE MEDICINE! When you invest in yourself (self love) it will help bring a new path (with lots of options) and a new path you’re really going to love!

- Rob B.

Ticket Pricing

*Early bird pricing through Jan 31, 2023. 

 

3-PERSON DOMES

PRICE: $4,250

$4,150*

Triple occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle

*Price is per person

2-PERSON BUNGALOWS

PRICE: $5,450

$5,300*

Double occupancy in a Jungle Bungalow with views of the jungle

*Price is per person

PRIVATE SUITE

PRICE: $6,600

$6,375*

Single occupancy in your own private Bali style suite with beautiful jungle views

*Price is per person

VIP 2-PERSON VILLA

PRICE: $7,750

$7,350*

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

*Price is per person

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, juices, elixirs 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

Please note that the first 50% payment is due the day you purchase your ticket and the last 50% is due on 11/11/2023

THE VENUE

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.

Accommodations

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

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.

JOGLO HOUSE

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 Joglo. Complete with a writer’s desk, outdoor Balinese shower, hand-carved architecture that will transport you to another land and time, Joglo is teeming with history and comfort. Your cold plunge pool is adjacent to a warm bath, both outdoor. Full kitchen, too.

POTOO HOUSE

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.

BUNGALOW HILL

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.

DOMELAND

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.

THE PATHS

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

THE WATERFALL

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.

Food

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

Spa

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.

LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

  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: impact@imiloainstitute.com

Team

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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE and COVID PROCEDURES

  • 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: www.globalrescue.com/imiloa (additional cost)
  • COVID tests for entry and exit requirements to your home country can be done on site. We have an on-call physician that can come to the property for testing and results sent in English.
  • 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.

Location

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.