IMILOA PRESENTS

An immersive jungle retreat in Costa Rica to facilitate healing and reconnect you with your heart center through ritual, embodiment practices, and community

March 17-22, 2023

About The Retreat

Experience the symbiotic relationship between self-love and community on this six-day Costa-Rican adventure. During our time together, we’ll bring to light how self-love ignites healing in community allowing you to develop true compassion towards yourself and others. You will leave the jungle with a deeper understanding of your heart’s true desires, along with a plan (and the tools) to implement that passion into your daily life.

Journey of the Heart is a sacred undertaking that allows you to tap into your intuition and reconnect with your heart. Experience the symbiotic relationship between self-love and community, as we bring to light how self-love ignites the healing process and allows you to develop true compassion towards yourself and others.

We often think of self-love as something we do alone, but the irony of self-love is that it flourishes amongst community. Together, we can celebrate both our uniqueness and our similarities. As we shine as our authentic selves and unite as individuals to celebrate our unique strengths, we make the world a better place for all.

Nourish your spirit with daily yoga, meditation, coaching, embodiment practices, and new moon and spring equinox rituals. While also indulging in rest, organic culinary delights, and community– allowing deep restoration of your mind, body, and soul. You will leave the jungle with a deeper understanding of your heart’s true desires, a plan and tools to implement that passion into your daily life, and a new community that has your back.

As your immersive experience draws to a close, your heart will receive the sacred offering of more peace and joy– leaving your body and soul enveloped in the warmth of revival, rejuvenation, and restoration.

Reconnect with your heart and intuition.

Experience

Friday, March 17

Day 1 – Welcome

After a private flight and a short drive to Imiloa, you will have time to settle into your home for the next 6 days. We’ll meet up at the Bali pool for a group welcome and opening circle ritual, mocktails, and a beautiful sunset. Feel free to wear your bathing suit if you want to swim! After sunset, we’ll continue getting to know each other over a freshly made, organic dinner.

Saturday, March 18

Day 2 – Awareness

Today we will explore awareness of our bodies, emotions, and thoughts, and how that impacts our surroundings. We will take a meditative walk through the jungle, down 300 steps to Imiloa’s onsite waterfall. Here we’ll do a blue clay ritual to explore being present in your body– with the added bonus of leaving your skin soft and smooth, no matter how long your travel was the day before!

Sunday, March 19

Day 3 – Self-forgiveness

On day three, we’ll tenderly explore how we can start forgiving ourselves. We will spend our morning at the nearby beach where we’ll connect with the healing power of Mama Ocean through exploring the waves and shore, taking time to meditate or journal, or relaxing in the shade of the trees or sun.

Monday, March 20

Day 4 – Boundaries

It’s Spring Equinox! It’s also the day we’ll be exploring boundaries in our workshop. This day of balanced light and dark is a wonderful opportunity to explore what balance we want in our own lives, and what boundaries we can create to support that. We will end the day with a beach party that includes a beach dinner, bonfire and dancing under the evening sky.

Tuesday, March 21

Day 5 – Gratitude

The New Moon invites us to go inward and reflect on all that we’ve done together. You will have time both on your own and as a group to explore action steps to implementing retreat takeaways into your everyday life back home. We will end the day with a New Moon ritual and gratitude circle.

Wednesday, March 22

Day 6 – Departure

Today will feel all too short! For those who want a smoother transition into travel, there will be an optional yoga class before breakfast. From there we will head back to our private charter flight to SJO.

What You Will Learn

  1. Discover self-love practices, rituals, and tools that you can implement into your daily life.
  2. Experience the symbiotic relationship between self-love and community.
  3. Reconnect with your inner wisdom, intuition, and calling to live a heart-centered life that is in alignment with your values and goals.
  4. Activate self-love through embodied healing practices of breathwork, yoga, coaching, astrology, energy healing, and more.
  5. Heal your heart in a supportive environment.

What You Will Gain

A renewed sense of ease and rejuvenation.

A feeling of being settled into your heart allowing you to experience a deep sense of peace and joy.

Confidence in taking the next steps toward your goals.

Connection to a community of individuals living from the heart.

Your Hosts

Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah Wilkinson is co-founder of Love Yourself Events and owner of Saugerties Yoga. Sarah is a yoga teacher, meditation guide, energy healer, and community builder. She has taught across the United States, including at Kripalu and Omega Institute as well as internationally in Peru, Mexico, and India. Her yoga and meditation classes focus on empowering students with the skills needed to heal themselves and become stronger in body, mind, and spirit. Sarah has been practicing yoga for almost 30 years.

Her yoga studio, Saugerties Yoga, serves as an oasis in the Hudson Valley, acting as a community gathering place in addition to a place where people can reconnect with their bodies and step into a more empowered life of their making.

Prior to committing her career focused on self-love, Sarah worked for more than a decade in politics and heart-centered causes, learning the importance first-hand of balancing a busy career with self-care to avoid burnout and make lasting change. Her college degree, from Hamilton College, is in philosophy and art history. To this day she loves diving deep into the beautiful why’s of life.

Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly is co-founder of Love Yourself Events and owner of Sarah Kelly Coaching. Sarah is a self-worth coach, speaker, and writer. She helps guide people to find their inner strength and see their own worth. Sarah trained at Duke Integrative Medicine and holds a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach certification. Sarah leads international retreats, hosts local workshops, and meets with clients across the country.

Sarah has a gift for holding space for others and guiding them as they shift their internal belief system to discover their strengths, find inner empowerment, and implement lasting change to live from a place of peace, joy, and contentment.

Her passion for helping people has always been at the forefront of her career choices. Sarah earned a B.A. with a focus on community mental health from the University at Buffalo and completed an M.A. in International Communication from Macquarie University. After over a decade in communications, she decided to shift full-time to focus on bringing self-love to others because she believes it is the foundation to living an abundant life.

Testimonials

From previous retreats

This retreat was INCREDIBLE. From the moment I signed up I felt cared for, from the preparation for traveling, the accommodations, and the itinerary. Traveling with Sarah and Sarah is an experience not to be missed, I will be booking with her again.
- Nadine

This journey of healing, self-love and restoration was beyond my expectations, made more so by the sincere caring and attention to detail exhibited by Sarah and Sarah. I would recommend this to anyone and would love to go again.
- Phyllis

Love Yourself runs really awesome retreats! This trip exceeded my wildest expectations and I highly recommend it! The country of Peru and the people I met on this retreat are simply magical. I want to go back!
- Kristen

Frankly, signing up for the retreat was a risk, and put my out of my comfort zone. I generally don’t do “group” travel, and like to have control of my own experiences. Anxieties aside, I chose the experience, and my life is the better for it. The retreat led me to confront some truths and make decisions that have radically changed my life for the better. Both Sarah and Sarah touched my heart, and have gracefully provided direction to navigate the world in a way that brings the magic of Machu Picchu to my every day life. I would recommend this retreat for anyone who is ready to confront realness in their life.
- Jill

The retreat was beyond expectations, from the beautiful setting to the thoughtful leaders to the caring staff, our every need was anticipated and taken care of in a seamless manner that never detracted from the experience.
- Anonymous

Love Yourself created the perfect retreat experience combining self-care and personal growth with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Every detail was in place to support a joyful and unique travel experience that was personalized with lovely touches throughout the week. They know all the special places and guides that we could have never found on our own or with a commercial group. I can’t say enough about how wonderful this was.
- Leslie

I highly recommend this retreat! The focus was on yoga, meditation and self care, and it was truly life changing. I am not normally a group traveler, but Sarah Kelly and Sarah Wilkinson were skilled at creating safe, sacred space and modeling good boundaries. The amazing group of women made quick connections with each other, and I learned much about myself during our time together. It was a perfect combination of daily yoga on the beach, meditation, free time to swim, kayak and float in the impossibly turquoise water of Mexico, and the option to go on excursions. Accommodations were elegant and comfortable, with gourmet meals, snacks and drinks prepared by an attentive staff. I wish everyone had the opportunity to experience this level of relaxation and self care at least once in their lives! Since returning home I have instituted several new healthy and nurturing habits, and have a new resolve to put self care at the top of my to do list so I have the energy for the other important things in my life.
- Ann

Ticket Pricing

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

If you sign up before May 31st you will receive a private 1-hour session with Sarah & Sarah, before, during or after the retreat

QUADS

$2,995

PER PERSON
Quad occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.

TRIPLES

$3,295

PER PERSON
Triple occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.

DOUBLES

$3,795

PER PERSON
Double occupancy in a Jungle Bungalow or Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.

SINGLES

$4,295

PER PERSON

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

*If you are a couple and would like to stay in one of the Single accommodations, one person pays the Single room rate and the second person pays the Double rate. For more information please inquire with our concierge team.

VIP SINGLE

$5,295

PER PERSON

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

*The VIP ticket also includes daily private check-ins with Sarah & Sarah

*If you are a couple and would like to stay in one of the Single accommodations, one person pays the Single room rate and the second person pays the Double rate. For more information please inquire with our concierge team.

Included
  • 6 days and 5 nights luxury accommodations
  • Gourmet organic farm to table meals
  • Embodiment practices of yoga, guided meditations, and EFT tapping
  • Group coaching, workshops and activities
  • Pool & beach experiences
  • Spring Equinox Beach Party under the stars
  • Daily rituals including New Moon Ritual
  • Access to private waterfall, river adventures, and miles of jungle paths for relaxation, meditation and exploration.
  • Profound connection to animals through observation of sloths, birds and jungle creatures in their natural habitat
  • 2 private plane transfers from SJO airport to Imiloa’s landing strip and all inclusive luxury ground transportation

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, 1:1 coaching and healing sessions

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.

JOGOLO 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 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.

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.