IMILOA PRESENTS

A 5-day immersive retreat to rejuvenate your body, awaken your heart and expand your mind.

January 8-12, 2023

About The Retreat

Begin 2023 with a commitment to nourishing your life force energy. Gather together in community to clarify your vision and take practical action. Receive inspiration and support in creating your map for the journey from desire to fulfillment.

Begin 2023 with a commitment to expanding, unfolding, and nourishing your life force energy. As a community, we will gather together to clarify your vision, take practical action, so you can receive inspiration and support on your path from desire to fulfillment. You are invited to invoke your adventurous spirit as you embark on an internal and external pilgrimage.

As you step into your heart center, there is a possibility to open yourself up to receive a larger vision– one that nourishes, sustains and regenerates your life and the world we share. When you choose to commit to this retreat, you will experience equal parts inspiration and accountability. In addition to the daily Qoya Inspired Movement Sessions, rituals and community connection in person, you will receive two private sessions with Rochelle and two group calls both pre and post-retreat to support you in preparation and integration.

Let’s support one another in living a life of purpose and passion. Together, we will reignite the flame of inspiration and discover what it means to walk in alignment with the rhythm of our soul, while honoring our commitment to do what we came to do and be who we came here to be.

Your journey back to wholeness begins now. Join us.

What You Will Learn

  1. Learn how to awaken your intuitive body with daily Qoya Inspired Movement.
  2. Create a daily movement practice for you to support your vision for the year.
  3. Reconnect with your heart through daily rituals that honor the individual and collective transformations of this time.
  4. Deepen your personal connection with the consciousness of nature.
  5. Receive inspiration and accountability to live into your vision for the new year.
  6. Rekindle the fire in your heart alongside warm-hearted community.

From the heart of Qoya:
bringing movement, ritual, community and pilgrimage together to embody our essence that is wise, wild and free.

What You Will Gain

Embody the word nourishment with inspiring movement, extraordinary meals, restorative time in the majestic beauty of nature, and warm-hearted community connection.

Consciously mark the transition from one year to the next. Invoke clarity and commitment to show up fully in your life to be in service to the vision you are holding.

Melt layers of inhibition and fear to connect with your vision/service.

Be witnessed and supported in brave action toward your fullest potential.

Your Host

Rochelle Schieck

Over the past 20 years, Rochelle Schieck has traveled around the world as a student and teacher. Through her journey, she has led over 4,000 movement classes, trained hundreds of Qoya teachers in 20 different countries, and taken women on over 80 retreats across the globe. In the last two years, she has deepened the travels inside herself and reemerged with a simple invitation, “what is possible when you listen to your body?” She believes that movement is medicine and when we are willing to make time to connect, there are infinite opportunities to learn, grow and serve with love.

Qoya is based on the idea that through movement we remember. Through movement, we remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free draw reference to the movement forms we practice in a class. Wise calls on the wisdom traditions of yoga, meditation and contemplative practice. Wild calls on the opportunity for authentic expression in dance. Free invokes the power of choice in sensual, flowing, intuitive movement. There’s no way to do Qoya wrong and the way you know you’re doing it right, is that it feels right in your body.

Testimonials

Costa Rica called me as a nourishing opportunity to relax and dance surrounded in love! It’s also a great time for me to pause my regular life, step into a space of just ME, and release what no longer serves me into the ocean. My favorite parts were connecting to the community of women because they are unreal and SO fulfilling, the downtime to relax in the sun because it nourishes my heart and soul, and the Qoya classes because they allow me to reconnect to myself! I feel that every woman deserves to be surrounded by beauty both in nature and in human form for a week to be loved on, celebrated, honored, supported, and held so gently.
- LEIGAH LOCKE

Retreat Participant

My first ever retreat of any kind was Qoya in Costa Rica eight years ago. Since then, a Qoya retreat has become my only Must Do every year. It is usually hard for me to let go and relax, but I have found that doing Qoya, surrounded by so many amazing women is healing for my mind, body, and soul. After I leave with a sense of calm and peace that I have not felt before. I cannot stress enough how amazed I am by the healing powers that sharing the Qoya experience with other women has on me. It’s so easy to connect with my own emotions without the threat of feeling judged. On returning home, I have realized that somehow my ability to chill out has (almost) become second nature.
- LINDA KANNAPELL

Retreat Participant

I’d never felt so alive, connected, and at home in my body and being. I was yearning for that re-connection once again and to deeply connect in and weave with the Qoya community! The women present always have such powerful heart and integrity. The Qoya retreats are a huge highlight for my life and sacred work. It feels like HOME all around.
- LAINIE LOVE DALBY

Retreat Participant

The Qoya retreat helped me realize that I’m really not as alone as I often feel in my struggles. This experience has truly helped me to discover that and to embark upon the next step of my journey.
- MEGAN

Retreat Participant

Qoya. A few months ago, I was initiated into the magical world of Qoya by the fabulous founder, Rochelle Schieck. Having just spent a week studying with 30 or so other women, I can honestly say that Qoya is an essential way to connect with your own essence. Through dance, movement and meditation, you remember. You remember how to feel truth in your body. You listen deeply to your intuition. And you feel into how wise and wild and free you really can be!
- GEMINI A.

Retreat Participant

Ticket Pricing

TRIPLES

$2,511

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

DOUBLES

$2,711

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

SINGLES

$3,111

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

VIP SINGLES

$3,611

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.
Included

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

It’s time to regenerate.

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.