A 5-day Kundalini Yoga retreat that will foster your creative energy, activate your inner potential and guide you towards your sacred path of unfoldment.
February 15-20, 2023
About The Retreat
Surrounded by the lush Costa Rican jungle, this immersive retreat will activate your Inner Fire as you take a deep dive into the power of a Kundalini Yoga practice. Together we will engage in a sacred process of unlearning through movement, meditation, Ayurveda, and mantra.
Have you always wanted to give yourself the space to discover and develop a personal yoga practice that was sustainable and connected you with your inner knowing?
Are you looking for a safe and supported community to explore the transformational practices of Kundalini Yoga?
This immersive retreat will activate your practice as you take a deep dive into the power of a Kundalini Yoga. Together we will engage in a sacred process of unfolding through movement, meditation, Ayurveda, and mantra. Evenings will hold informational lectures or special ceremonies. By the end of the week, you will re-emerge from our time together with a solid daily kundalini practice that will emanate your natural inner light.
Yoga Farm has developed a trauma-informed and feminine approach to this powerful lineage of yoga that is both accessible to those new to the style and healing for those whose experiences have been less than ideal. This is a way to connect or reconnect to a practice that serves you beyond the yoga mat. You will get to experience the joy, transformation, and power that come with awakening the fire within. We are ready to be your guide.
Are you ready for Transformation?
Wednesday, February 15
Sunset at Pool w. Mocktails / Dinner / Welcome
Thursday, February 16
Day 2: EARTH
Travel can kick up a lot of Air/Space or Vata energy. We will use our first full day to arrive and ground in presence. As we reset our bodies and minds, we will also spend time creating connection and building community. This is to be our Sangha and we will recognize the miracles that happened in order for us to all gather in this space at this moment. We will travel through a Grounding Kundalini Practice, and understand how Travel impacts our body’s personal “recipe” through the lens of Ayurveda. We will co-create a beautiful beach Altar and create community with an Avatar Clay Ritual.
Friday, February 17
Day 3: WATER
This is the day to cleanse and renew ourselves. Using the element of water to wash away whatever is energetically no longer serving us. Our journey through Kundalini Yoga, Mantra practice and specific rituals will allow us the opportunity to arrive in an energetic space of clarity. It is said that Salt water, including tears, is a healing and nourishing element. We will embrace the natural resources that surround us in this sacred setting and immerse ourselves in a unique freshwater waterfall experience as well as a Salt Water Beach Ritual and altar building workshop.
Saturday, February 18
Day 4: FIRE
Once we are grounded and our energy fields are clear, we get to use the transmuting power of fire to become the alchemists of our lives. Shifting anything that remains dense or blocks that lead to self sabotage. At the end of the the day we will have stoked our inner fire and will be ready to live in alignment with our dharma. Engaging in a workshop on Heat and Vitality (Agni and Ojas) and how these things can be harnessed to set us on the path of empowered sovereignty in our lives. Reflecting at the end of this day will include an experience of how beautiful we are and how our practice leads to our purpose.
Sunday, February 19
Day 5: AIR
Have you ever allowed yourself the space to be breathed by creativity and divine inspiration? On Day Five we will open up to receiving the blessings, messages and energy from the universe. We embrace the Air; Prana, Life Force in its subtle and radiant flow. Stepping into our connection to divine spirit this is the day to find the mantra: allow, allow, allow. Movement of Air energy with the vibration of Sound and Drumming will be a part of the Healing modalities of the day. This accompanied by time to “follow our feet” and explore wherever we are intuitively called, will lead us to signs and gifts from Source. These gifts will give us clues to our passion and purpose.
Monday, February 20
Breakfast and Departure
What You Will Learn
During these five days you will discover your path to freedom and ease into your natural state of being.
- Activate your body’s natural vitality with a commitment to a personal practice.
- Experience a trauma-informed, dogma-free, feminine form of Kundalini Yoga.
- Discover useful, practical, and simple Kriya practices for everything from stress to insomnia.
- Learn how to tune into the dynamic knowledge system of your personal inner guidance.
- Feel the healing power of sound vibrations as another modality to health.
What You Will Gain
A solid grasp on how to create and maintain a daily practice
Find relief from stress, anxiety, overwhelm (general elemental imbalances)
Allow your purpose to present itself to you! Move away from thinking and ease into being
Connect to your authentic path and offering
JEANNIE IS A YOGA, MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION TEACHER, YOGA TEACHER TRAINING LEAD & EDUCATOR
Imagine that you are capable of healing yourself. Jeannie O’Neill is here to help you discover how to be an alchemist for transmuting the pain of life into empowerment and growth. Jeannie has a passion and purpose to hold space for others on transformational journeys. Her teaching is practical, relatable and authentic to her own continuous journey as a student and teacher.
Jeannie has a masters degree in education specializing in contemplative pedagogy and transformative curriculum design. She is a 500E-RYT Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness Meditation instructor, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider and an Ayurvedic health practitioner.
Jeannie’s take on yoga is that there is a depth and breadth of information that can be experimented with in order to find the perfect inner balance and alignment. Her teaching philosophy is based in experiential learning and teaching the path that you have walked. She is here to create opportunities for you to discover, tune into, and polish the compassionate teacher that resides inside your heart.
Quad occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.
Triple occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.
Double occupancy in a Jungle Bungalow with views of the jungle.
Single occupancy in your own private Bali style Suite with beautiful jungle views.
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, Spa Services
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.
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.
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.
- 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 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.
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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.
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.