CDXX & Friends invites you to be a part of an exciting opportunity to LAUNCH, GROW and ENHANCE your Cannabis business! Join Cannabis business owners, advocates, investors, growers and more in the gorgeous Costa Rica jungle. Plus time to rest, reset, and relax!

August 31 – September 7, 2022

About The Retreat

With the launch of CDXX & Friends co-operative membership, this retreat has been specifically designed for existing, and up and coming business owners within the rapidly expanding field of the Cannabis industry. Attendees will gain valuable skills and knowledge within the realm of business fundamentals and business pitch decks.

Are you ready to create a Cannabis Brand or expand your Cannabis business to the next level?

What You Will Learn


Pitch a new Cannabis Business Venture and secure the funding needed to catapult your business.


Network, create a sense of community and discuss business opportunities and challenges with your peers.


Gain a leading edge on your competition.

Secure funding, legal assurance, and an active, growing, and capable network.

Return home feeling well-rested, relaxed, and with a solid plan to take your business to the next level!


Day 1


Take a walk around the property before your meet the other attendees for dinner and Canni-Tails at Sunset.

Day 2


Learn the history of the cannabis plant, Its legalization and the overall industry.

Day 3


(1st Half) Learn the chemistry of the cannabis plant and the components that provide relief to certain medical conditions.

(2nd Half) Learn how to process your flower. From trimming to cutting, making concentrates to testing.

Day 4

Have fun for the day and Enjoy the MOON LIGHT POOL PARTY later that evening.

Day 5


Learn successful business practices that will help you with everything from sales, marketing and cultivating a loyal customer base.



Learn how to successfully grow and cross pollinate Cannabis Plants in your home.

Day 6


It’s time for one on ones. During your consultations we will review your goals, financing and more.

Day 7


It’s time to leave. Say good bye to your new network and go out there and “Get Money”!

Your Host

Janene Chandler

Janene Chandler, an African American woman, was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She is a strong, talented visionary that wears multiple hats as an entrepreneur, investor, motivational speaker, performance coach, and activist. She is well known as the founder and creator of the Deal Broker Real Estate Auctions and Summit.

With two decades of experience in real estate investing, in 2010 Chandler founded Realize Real Estate, a real estate investment company that coached and managed assets for the novice Real Estate Investor. With the merger of Realize Real Estate, with Chandler Investments RE, Chandler has managed over $100 million in assets. Chandler focused on growing private residential portfolios for clients who were risk-averse. In 2014, Chandler dissolved Chandler Investments to focus on The Deal Broker Real Estate Auctions and other business opportunities as a speaker and coach.

It wasn’t until 2018 that Chandler began to look at the potential of the Cannabis industry and has since become hooked. Her new passion has led to the development of companies such as Vigor, the leading cannabis consulting firm in Georgia, and CDXX & Friends– the first-ever Members only Cannabis Cooperative. In addition to her business endeavors, Chandler is a passionate advocate for fair Cannabis legislation that recognizes the hardships the Marijuana prohibition has had on minorities while taking a proactive approach to reparations.

In January 2020, Ms. Chandler established “The Real Hustle,” now known as “Team Deal Broker” a non-traditional, business and real estate coaching firm designed to help people grow spiritually and financially while maintaining balance in all areas of life. Team Deal Broker provides financial education, open ethical and political discussions, business opportunities and more. She states “While I am a work in progress and am still finding myself spiritually, I understand the calling I have on my life. In my desire to not only leave a legacy but to directly help and influence people for the better, I have opened up and am ready to share my walk with the masses. I hope ‘Team Deal Broker’ will help many because I know you all will help me.”

Ticket Pricing



Triple occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.



Double occupancy in a Jungle Bungalow with views of the jungle.



Double occupancy in a private Bali style suite with beautiful jungle views.


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 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, 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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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 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)
  • 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.