IMILOA PRESENTS

A 6-day intensive retreat to help you manage your painful experiences, and lay the foundation for your path towards freedom and ultimate fulfillment. Create lifelong connections through this powerful healing experience and community.

February 29 – March 5, 2024

About The Retreat

Our life experiences mold and shape the relationship we create with ourselves, others, and the world. Join us to begin your healing journey through the art of compassion, journaling and movement. Discover new aspects of yourself and meet your tribe through this healing journey.

Are you ready to learn how to manage your pain and experience true freedom? Join us as we build a unique community of care and healing.

Book now to learn how get out of the passenger seat and into the driver’s seat of your life.

What You Will Learn

1.

A better understanding of how compassion, movement and journaling can impact one’s journey of self-love.

2.

Develop a healthier sense of self by using compassion, effective communication, and forgiveness in managing one’s painful experiences or past experiences.

3.

How to create healthier relationships through effective communication skills.

What You Will Gain

  1. Meet and connect with others creating life long and powerful relationships.
  2. Learn when and how to shift from your emotional mind to your “wise” mind.
  3. Learn how to understand your emotions through the use of compassion.
  4. Learn how to love and appreciate the “whole” you by creating a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
  5. Learn how to find peace within.

Your Host

Dr. Cathia Walters

Dr. Cathia Walters is an Educator, with a degree in clinical psychology, and founder of the Walters Wellness Group. Her identity is shaped by her heritage as a Black Jamaican woman who migrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. As a Black, Jamaican woman who views self-care as a radical act with great social impact, she created, hosts, and manages annual retreats for Black women in Runaway Bay, Jamaica and a bi-annual Black Couples Retreat in Lake Tahoe, California. She teach classes focused on the use of Compassion in healing and incorporating movement as a part of healing. Dr. Walters has provided training, and hosted webinars and workshops focused on various aspects of healing. She has presented (2020), and served as a keynote panelist for the 2021 California Partnership to End Domestic Violence focusing on “Healing Trauma: From then to Now.” She was also the Keynote speaker for New Bethel Tabernacle’s “Unwavering Faith” Women’s 2022 Conference speaking on the topic of Trauma and Grief. Additionally, she has written and collaborated published articles in the former APA Journal PsycCritiques.

Testimonials

My main takeaway was feeling safe to be myself in a community of strong black women.
- Akaiwa

I was so happy to have an opportunity to really unplug from all the roles I play in service to others so that I had could deeply check in with myself about my feelings, my life and my authentic desires for my future. “
- Rachel

My greatest take away was that: Before the retreat I already knew the importance of self-care but going on the retreat helped me realize how beneficial getting away can be for my mental and physical health.
- Destiny

Black Women’s Wellness Retreat Participant Lauren stated she gained “a strong sense of self-worth and self-acceptance.”

Ubuntu … “I am because we are.”
- Sheila

Dr. Walters is a caring and compassionate doctor with clear expectations for her patients. Her classes paired with her one-on-one sessions have changed my life and the way that I care for myself and my loved ones. Dr. Walters has helped make me a happier and more effective daughter, friend, and human being.
- Anna

Ticket Pricing

TRIPLES

$3,900

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

DOUBLES

$4,500

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

SINGLES

$4,900

PER PERSON
Single occupancy in your own private Jungle Bungalow or Bali style suite with beautiful jungle views

VIP SINGLES

$5,000

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

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.

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