A 5-day entheogenic wellness retreat focused on rewiring neural pathways, finding equanimity, creativity and resetting the nervous system.
November 19 – 23, 2021
About The Retreat
Evolutio in collaboration with Beckley Waves, cofounded by Amanda Fielding with a specific focus on providing access to natural medicines, present our Reflect, Reset, Rewire retreat. Our re-wiring retreat is an opportunity to experience the healing benefits of plant medicine working with a world class community of practitioners with shamanic and vipasanna and zen meditation backgrounds. Creativity, movement and sound will be central elements to the retreat with a strong focus on integration – ensuring we hold a safe and nourishing container for all the participants to feel held, fully expressed and leaving with renewed energy.
Our re-wiring retreat is an opportunity to experience the healing benefits of plant medicine working with an extraordinary community of practitioners with shamanic, yogic, vipasanna and zen meditation backgrounds. Creativity, movement and sound will be central elements to the retreat with a strong focus on integration – ensuring we hold a safe and nourishing container for all the participants to feel held, fully expressed and leaving with renewed energy.
This retreat is open to absolutely everyone – whether you’ve experienced working with entheogens before, or whether this new territory, our team are here to provide you with the most comfortable, safe and supported container to hold you through this journey of recovery or perhaps simply of just rewiring. Many of the attendees of past retreats have been seeking burn out recovery support, help in finding new life direction, emotional support, support with unleashing new creativity or writer’s block, developing or deepening their spiritual practices, a break from the hum drum of every day life, a chance to connect with like minded people and to fully immerse in nature. The program is also for those seeking life hacks, those wanting to improve their conscious awareness and in turn improve their capacity to meditate, listen and respond and in turn improve their connections with others in their lives.
Book before September 21st and reserve your desired room plus a free 1-1 complimentary session with one of our practitioners.
What You Will Gain
Founder of Heart Fire. Lucyne has devoted twenty years of her life to guiding people to look within, facing their past and healing their relationship with themselves and others. She is a certified Integrative Psychotherapist and has worked in addiction treatment centre, with groups and individuals for many years. She uses creative arts in her practice and she is trained in Art Therapy. She is a Shamanic Practitioner, Breath worker, Sound Healer and Sacred Singer and she combines these modalities into individual treatments, workshops and retreats.
Jeya has been working across a myriad of different projects related to consciousness, wellness, psyche delics and Earth Reciprocity. She set up a conscious co-working and retreat space in London and Somerset in the UK and supported on curation, operation, and facilitation. She then moved to Costa Rica to support her friends’ Medicine Retreat and community space, before living and working at a myriad of different places from Austrailia to Bali and back to Costa Rica. She works with Permaculture, Nature connection, meditation, spirtual leadership and mentorship.
Sonia Kreitzer is a singer, songwriter, sound healer, certified yoga teacher, and Reiki practitioner. She releases music under the name Doe Paoro, and her music has been featured internationally on film, television, and radio. She sees music as a healing and unifying energy and has toured and collaborated with artists such as The Gipsy Kings and Bon Iver. She studied Tibetan opera singing and yoga for many years in India, and facilitates sound healings and cacao ceremonies intended to help participants work through and release trauma.
Zach Stockdale is a former US Army Ranger from the 1st Ranger Battalion. He earned the title of Distinguished Honor Graduate of his US Army Ranger School class in 2004, and is a three-time Iraq war veteran who has participated in hundreds of clandestine combat missions—working alongside Navy Seals, Delta Force Operators, and CIA field officers. He first discovered the words of the Buddha on his third deployment to Ramadi, Iraq. “Though a man may conquer 1,000 men in 1,000 battles, still, greater is he who conquers himself.” Seeking a way to “conquer himself,” he began sitting 10-Vipassana courses in 2014. He has now spent more days in silent meditation than he has in war. Zach has sat in meditation with many of the living masters of our age: venerable monks of the Thai Forest tradition, the Burmese Theravada tradition, the Sri Lankan Theravada tradition, the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Chinese Buddhist nuns, and the senior lay teachers of the Vipassana meditation lineage. In August of 2020, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening when he broke his neck under water. Using meditation, he watched as his intense physical suffering dissolved into a deep spiritual peace. He currently lives on the beach in Costa Rica, where he is sewing a massive, tree of life spiritual tapestry whose message is, “Have peace in thy heart.”
Neil is a reformed corporate burnout and unhappiness expert. Neil is the founder of Maryland Mindfulness and has a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teachers certification from Jefferson University – Myrna Brynd Center for Integrative Medicine. Neil led the internal McKinsey and Company mindfulness program and while at Columbia University taught the Mindfulness for Business Leaders Program. Neil has taught meditation to professional athletes, special forces soldiers, business executives, doctors and healthcare practitioners, teachers and educators and even operators at our top level federal intelligence agencies. Neil hopes to continue to unveil the mystique and confusion around mindfulness and make a mindfulness practice easy to understand and accessible to everyone.
Lodging in the serene “Geodesic River Domes”
*If you are a couple and would like to book the Premium room, only one person pays the VIP room rate and the second pays the double rate
Single occupancy in your own private Bali style suite, Jungle bungalow or Geodesic dome
*If you are a couple and would like to book the Premium room, only one person pays the VIP room rate and the second pays the double rate
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.
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.
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 Joglo. Complete with a writer’s desk, outdoor Balinese shower, hand-carved architecture that will transport you to another land and time, Joglo 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
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)
Questions? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.