A 6-day immersive journey that provides step-by-step tools to free yourself from the grip of your inner critic and create an inspired, empowered, and soul-driven life.

May 17-22, 2023

About The Retreat

​This retreat is for women who want to embody a new level of consciousness and free themselves from old, automatic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have held them back. Participants will learn simple and powerful strategies to confidently step into their authentic selves and create a life of their own design.

In this transformative retreat experience, you will discover how to identify and unhook from your inner critic to create the freedom, peace, and joy that comes from the expression of the authentic self. As you break free from the restraints of fear and doubt, you will create the space to embody the grandest vision for your life–providing you with clarity of your life's purpose, and the capacity to embrace your true self-expression.

As you are guided on this journey, you will discover how to stop self-doubt in its tracks, release your emotional pain triggers that sabotage your joy and happiness, find your self-expression, and develop your true capacity to embrace self-acceptance, love, and courage. You will be handed the roadmap to create a life of fulfillment while connecting, sharing, and growing with a group of supportive and like-minded women on their paths to manifest their most powerful selves.

Using the groundbreaking M.I.N.D Method™ we will embark on a 4 step journey from self-doubt to self-empowerment. By uncovering and releasing beliefs that keep us limited, we will explore automatic thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors that keep us stuck in the same life patterns. You will leave the retreat with a deep understanding of how to apply these principles to every area of your life– from your business, to relationships, to health, and beyond.

Are you ready to free yourself from your inner critic and create a life of your own design?


Wednesday, May 17


Thursday, May 18

Day 2 – Setting your personal intentions and exploring the inner workings of your mind

Intention is the inner compass that supports our goals from the inside. Clarity of our intention opens up the possibility of commitment to bringing our intention into concrete reality even in the face of fear and doubt. We will explore what is in our way of reaching our goals and how fear and doubt are limiting us. This exploration is grounded in the universal principle of focusing on what you want to have happen, which taps into a power that attracts the possibility of manifesting our deepest wants.

Friday, May 19

Day 3 – How to confront and surrender your fear and doubt that has held you back

We all compare ourselves to an ideal image of who we think we should be, and who we are not. On this day we will identify the specifics of our core beliefs, where they come from, and see how they are holding us back. You will discover the specific triggers that cause the emotional and physical reactivity that you experience in your mind and body.

Saturday, May 20

Day 4 – How to tap into courage and step outside of your comfort zone

You will learn the difference between your automatic mind and your authentic self, and how to unhook yourself from your automatic mind as soon as you see it. You will learn how to practice separating yourself from your automatic mind and tune into your authentic self.

Sunday, May 21

Day 5 – How to manifest your vision in the face of fear

You will create a vision for what you want to bring forth moving forward. You will get in touch with where you are currently, and discover what steps you need to take to bring your vision into concrete reality. You will learn how to embody the practice of ongoingly separating yourself from your automatic mind.

Monday, May 22


What You Will Learn

  • Learn simple and profound tools to let go of your limiting beliefs.
  • Get in touch with unconscious triggers that are holding you back.
  • Learn the difference between ego-driven energy and soul-empowered energy.
  • Learn to quiet the voices of doubt, fear, and regret.
  • Engage in transformative activities and connect with like-minded women.

What You Will Gain

The freedom to be your most self-expressed and empowered self

Ability to separate yourself from the negative voice in your head

The confidence to push through limitations and accomplish your goals

A step-by-step roadmap to access your greatest potential

Your Host

Joanna Kleinman

Joanna Kleinman is a licensed psychotherapist, life and business coach, and expert on women’s leadership and well-being. She is the author of the Amazon #1 international best selling book Dethroning Your Inner Critic, and podcast host of the popular Dethroning Your Inner Critic podcast. She is also the creator and teacher of the internationally recognized program Mastering Your M.I.N.D™, based on her groundbreaking M.I.N.D Method™, a time tested, proven system that brings together practical psychology, neuroscience and the power of intention to lead your most powerful life. Her work has been featured on the nationally syndicated television show The Doctors, as well as various publications including Women’s Health Magazine, Huffington Post, and Parents Magazine. She has worked with numerous corporations including Nestle, TD Bank, Cantor Fitzgerald, NFL Films, Provider Trust, Susan G. Komen, Lendlease, Wolf Commercial Real Estate, Campowerment, and Virtua Health Systems, and has transformed the lives of thousands of people, detailing how they can design a new future by rewiring the automatic way they think and act to unleash their true potential. She has been married for 25 years and lives in Cherry Hill, NJ with her husband and three children.


From previous retreats

This retreat far exceeded my expectations. I again will say I have never been on retreat that the leaders were in the trenches. The fact that the hosts were with us at meals, trips, shopping, classes, yoga, and experiencing and sharing their journeys not only in life but at the retreat and after is truly amazing and a blessing that many do not even realize.

- Nicole Biro

I gained a deeper awareness of my life and a presence to better handle and approach anything or anyone. I have recognized prior to this gathering that our richest encounters come during vulnerability. We are who we are and trusting that folks will meet us where we are is a great practice. And if they don’t that is okay too.

- Syd Young

The hosts were incredible leaders in this journey. They were the key to feeling like I could share anything and be completely honest with my feelings and hardships. I was really appreciative that they both participated in every practice and activity with the group. I couldn't have had such an amazing and more immersive experience without them as our leaders. You gals are the greatest source of meaning to my journey of self-love and commitment. It was my first retreat, and it was Incredible!

- Julia Torres

Following the retreat I was able to sleep better and my anxiety was lower for a couple of weeks. I started a new role at work. I feel like I've definitely grown more in how outside circumstances affect me especially in regards to my inner critic freaking out about things.

- Laura Lehmann

Thank you for a wonderful experience! I am now more conscious about ritual and practicing meditating and breathing. Since the jungle was such a special place to hear the universe, I am more aware and open to what it has to say at home.

- Carol Goldstein

I am grateful to have one to one time with Joanna as a professional sounding board for what was coming up for me. Thank you and I look forward to being able to be together.

- Nancy Weiss

Since the last retreat I have added calming practices in almost every day. I am creating new boundaries for my time. I can't wait for the next one!

- Donna Levan

Ticket Pricing



Double occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle



Single occupancy in your own private Jungle Bungalow with beautiful jungle views



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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  • 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)
  • 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.


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 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.