How to fortify your inner balance to thrive personally and professionally.

April 23-28, 2024

About The Retreat

Join us for an immersive experience to assess and strengthen your wellbeing, particularly in the workplace. Learn how to transform your ability to lead yourself and others by discovering the intersection of inner balance and the six personas of a thriving leader. This is where you find sustained joy.

In these times of disruption, do you feel disconnected, disempowered, in lack of true self-care practices? Do competing priorities, serving others well, staying true to your values and purpose, and integrating all aspects of your life pose seemingly insurmountable challenges?

Your heart knows that the words you speak, like a pebble dropped in a pond, can ripple empowerment and profoundly change your perception of self and others. The energy you create when your words express your values impacts relationships and determines the balance in your life. Whether leading yourself or others, when you tap into the intuitive dimension of intelligence guiding your words, you realize that you can excel personally and professionally – and thrive!

This transformative experience is for you if you desire to lead yourself, your life, and others with greater ease. We’ll help you elevate your leadership skills, self-awareness and presence by cultivating community, movement, energetic hygiene and your intuition.

If the above excites you, click now to book your self-care retreat in Costa Rica with like-minded leaders!

What You Will Learn

  • To recognize personal and leadership challenges that can be overcome when self-awareness expands.
  • To connect with and elevate your spiritual and intuitive intelligence, and learn how to integrate both into your life, particularly in the workplace amongst colleagues and clients.
  • To create a positive, nurturing inner narrative that supports your values by identifying words that limit or minimize and replacing them with words that inspire and empower oneself and others.
  • To apply practices from the 6 Pillars of Inner Balance to equip you in all the 6 Personas of a Thriving Leader.

What You Will Gain

  • The ability to enhance your inner peace consistently.
  • The power to lead yourself and others from a place of joy.
  • The capacity to feel connected and aligned with what matters most to you.
  • Networking, learning and adventuring in a stunning setting.

Your Hosts

Terre Short

Terre Short is a human potential developer who has more than 30 years of leadership experience, a Masters in Business Administration/Healthcare Management, and her Professional Coach Certification (PCC). Through coaching and speaking she has inspired countless staff, senior leaders, physicians and middle managers to connect to their why, and to harness the power of empathy and personal relationships. Terre is the author of The Words We Choose: Your Guide to How and Why Words Matter, which was awarded 2020 American BookFest Finalist. She has been interviewed for various mediums including Fast Company and NPR.

Terre excels at distilling leadership skills into actionable steps, including precisely choosing the right words to influence and inspire others. She coaches leaders on tactics to raise engagement and improve retention. She leans on the content in her book: The Words We Choose: Your Guide to How and Why Words Matter in helping others become their best selves. Through stories and examples, she humorously leads listeners to owning their “Personal Podcast” or inner narrative. She speaks on a wide array of topics that all lead to bringing out brilliance – of oneself or those around them.

Lisa Solis DeLong

Lisa Solis DeLong, aka “The Joyful Shaman,” is an international speaker, author, TEDx presenter, certified shamanic healer, guided energy medicine practitioner and registered nurse.

Lisa defines a miracle as a change in perception which leads to wonder and awe. As an international speaker, author, bereavement facilitator, ballroom dancer and mom, she weaves together insights from ancient wisdom and modern thought to inspire audiences with a powerful head to heart message using storytelling, writing prompts, dance, and humor. Audiences are transformed as they recognize the valuable gems hidden within their life experiences and remember who they truly are.

DeAnna Lynette Carpenter

DeAnna Lynette Carpenter is a spiritual doula, sound conduit, and creator of She Who Builds – a platform and community dedicated to providing women with the resources to go confidently in the direction of their dreams and build the life they imagine. She lives for creating spaces and experiences for women and men to disconnect to reconnect and is on a mission to inspire healing, which she describes as “a remembrance of and returning to one’s Truest self.”

Through spiritual doulaship (individual and group coaching), domestic and international retreat facilitation, sound baths and healings, mindfulness and more, DeAnna is weaving a web that supports soul remembrance and expression. She brings creativity, appreciation for beauty and innocence, her love of people and the land, authenticity, grounding, compassion, perspective, curiosity, enthusiasm, ceremony, and wisdom to every space she encounters.

DeAnna is the author of two books: Lessons from the Fall and In My Solitude. In 2018, she released her first album, Tsunami. DeAnna is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and is currently working on her second musical offering, Come Inside.


Terre has long been a sought-after expert to facilitate leaders and their organizations to improve results. She is a relatable coach, a creative consultant, and her ability to connect with an audience in small and large groups makes her an excellent speaker and trainer. I have had the privilege to see her in action in each of these settings and would not hesitate to recommend her.
- Lyn Ketelsen

Vice President & Chief Patient Experience Officer

Terre Short is a force of nature! Over the past 10 years I’ve had the opportunity to witness Terre’s prowess in both clinical and educational settings. She brings energy, expertise, and experience to whatever task she undertakes and is especially adroit at embodying and teaching communication. She understands the power of words as well as nonverbal signals and astutely practices the three key communication elements: sending, receiving, and discerning that which is in-between. If you have a chance to work with her as a coach, speaker or facilitator, don’t pass it up.
- Frank Reed, M.D.

Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, University of Montana

I met Terre Short when Parkview Health System hired the Studer Group to improve the system’s employee engagement, care quality, and patient satisfaction scores. As Parkview’s coach, Terre did an incredible job instilling a sense of urgency with our leadership team. In her role, Terre also possessed tremendous speaking skills, directly inspiring our leaders to take ownership and drive improvements in their specific areas. Terre helped set the foundation for the significant improvements that occurred at Parkview Health System over the following two years.
- Mike Baxter

Retired CEO, PARKVIEW Health Systems

Lisa is gifted beyond words. With Justin’s guidance she helped me gain perspective on the meaning of a loss in ways I could have never conceived. I was deeply moved by our session and have learned to tap into my ‘Justin’ on the other side. I’ve learned to ask and to receive with Lisa’s help.
- Pamela


Lisa DeLong’s achingly beautiful story of life, love, and loss is a very personal and powerful journey. We have been friends for over a decade, and her son Justin was one of my heroes. Lisa’s son Jacob, who s also one of my heroes, has been at war with the disease that took his brother’s life. Blood Brothers is a real life experience o hope, compassion, and faith. Once you meet this mother and her family, your life will change forever.
- Kathy Ireland

CEO, Kathy Ireland Worldwide

I wanted you to know what a genuine articulate, compassion-centered speaker Lisa DeLong has been on several occasions while working with Providence Trinity Care Hospice Health Services. Although the topics have often been very delicate, she always maintained a professional and personal presence that brought home the message desired. On several occasion we asked to to be prepared to sell her book, Blood Brothers. Not surprising that the lines were long and each book sold with a caring word. She has a particular gift at “knowing her audience”. Intuitively she can listen and lead, knowing when it is time to make certain information known. I do consider the times we have made presentations or met personally with others a privilege.
- Gay Walker

RN CHPN, Providence Heath Services, Trinity Kids Care

My experience with Lisa was phenomenal. Through the use of music and energy we were able to go on separate spiritual and meditative journeys, which unbeknownst to me were in fact far more similar than I was expecting. ‘My’ experience of self and ‘my’ journey through the mind and the psyche shared common threads and narratives experienced by Lisa on her end. From the personal details of my life to the woes of a current tragedy, our experiences in those moments paralleled one another in such beautiful ways that manifested in dance and able-bodiedness and compassion and love and companionship and rebirth. I was almost brought to tears as I felt as though I had been spiritually baptised: life and purpose and simple bliss were restored. Through our experience I felt as though I were just at the tip of an iceberg; that in fact my recent tragedy was not an end-all-be-all but rather a fresh start. For now, I am guided through the dark with the wisdom and direction of the universe and its interconnectedness. With the sight of owl my train has not and will not halt, for in the near future wings will spread and light shall baptise me once more.
- Connor

South Africa

DeAnna is magical. The first thing I said after having my first session with her is, “I have never felt so seen.” DeAnna holds space for you and only you. She does not interject with her own ideas of what she thinks you should do or be; instead, she holds up a mirror to help you remember who you are. I feel immensely supported by her and our conversations are so expansive. She will always be my spiritual doula.

- Amber Lodeesen

Reiki healer, H.I.I.T facilitator, Selah Wellness Co-Founder

“Every event that I have attended hosted by DeAnna has been so incredibly rewarding because of the space she holds and the intention that she sets. It’s always deep and powerful!”

- Niki Tonik

recording artist

When I first reached out to DeAnna to be my coach, I wasn’t logically sure what to expect – but my soul innately knew I was in for a powerful (and necessary) journey – and trusted DeAnna as my priestess. Our sessions are a divine combination of intuition, reflection, encouragement, and remembrance. If you know you’re on the verge of birthing the next level of yourself, DeAnna is the doula for you.

- Katie Hardaway

Birth Doula, Yoga Teacher, Selah Wellness co-founder

What a joy it was to meet you, hear your story and see your impact on our staff. Your willingness to serve, encourage and uplift others while sharing so deeply of yourself is an incredible gift that we so gratefully received! Your efforts have had an incredible impact on us that will overflow to staff, clients, families and our greater community as a whole. Thank you. My hope for you is that you will be blessed and encouraged to remain faithful, giving and abounding in eternal hope, joy, grace and love! I look forward to reading your book; thank you for your willingness to send signed copies to us!

Many blessings to you and your family,

- Tracie

Ticket Pricing



Triple occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle



Double occupancy in a Jungle Bungalow or Dome with views of the jungle



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



Single occupancy in 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


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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 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)
  • 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.