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

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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.

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What You Will Learn


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


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


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 teaches 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.

Miguel Angel

Miguel is a facilitator, a community organizer, and an aspiring healer-in-training. After losing a friend to suicide in 2018 amid an already tumultuous year, he was forced to confront his own mental health struggles. Out of that tragedy, his deep desire to truly heal and live intentionally was reawakened. Since then he has manifested loving relationships, experiences, communities, mentors, and habits through mindfulness practices, deep intentionality, vulnerability, and the courage to speak with his wounds. His background in community organizing naturally moves him to share what he is learning and his lived experiences as a first-generation Mexican Immigrant have steered him to center Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color in his work.

Yvette G. Flores

A Community-Clinical psychologist, Dr. Flores has done postdoctoral work in health psychology. Her research focus in the past has been substance abuse treatment outcomes, women’s mental health, and intimate partner violence. She was co-investigator of a National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation grant to increase the numbers of Latinas in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine [STEMM] careers. A Professor of Psychology in Chicana/o Studies at U.C. Davis for the past 33 years, Dr. Flores’ current research promotes family well being in rural California communities and examines the mental health impact of migration on Mexican men. Her publications reflect her life’s work of bridging psychology and Chicano/Latino studies, as she foregrounds gender, ethnicity and sexualities in her clinical, teaching and research practice. She has published four books, Chicana and Chicano Mental Health: Alma, Mente y Corazon, Psychological Perspectives for Chicano/Latino Families, Latinx Children and Adolescents, Cultura y Corazon: Decolonial Research Methods and an e-book: Decolonial Psychology Approaches with Latinx. Dr. Flores is a national and international consultant on cultural humility, prevention and treatment of trauma, and gender, migration and mental health. Most recently she served as a coach for the Women’s Addiction Services Leadership Institute [WASLI], a project funded by SAMHSA. She is the current president of division 27 – Society for Community Research and Action – of the American Psychological Association [APA], and is past president of section 3 – Psychology of Latinas, of Division 35, Psychology of women of APA. Dr. Flores was recently promoted to Distinguished Professor at UC Davis.


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

You’ve curated a life changing experience. I am immensely grateful and give thanks for you and for the unique light you are in the world.
- Mina

Ticket Pricing



Triple occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle



Double occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle



Single occupancy in your own private Jungle Bungalow or 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

Psychological Services, Flights to SJO, Spa Services

Information shared by Walters Wellness Group are for informational purposes only and are not psychological services, or provided as a substitute for healthcare services. While one or more staff members of Walters Wellness Group may have healthcare licenses and/or provide healthcare services, in settings outside of Walters Wellness Group, those staff members are not providing healthcare services to you when working with or for Walters Wellness Group, and you waive any and all rights that may be owed to you if you were provided with healthcare services, such as (but not limited to) duties of confidentiality, recordkeeping, or duties to maintain the standard of care for healthcare professionals. If you are receiving healthcare services elsewhere, you agree to discuss your participation in The Services with your provider and accept sole responsibility for your participation and/or its impact on your condition(s).

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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.

By purchasing a ticket I agree to the WALTERS WELLNESS GROUP, LLC TERMS AND CONDITIONS