An immersive retreat designed to re-connect you with your whole self through renewal, restoration, and replenishment.
February 22-27, 2023
About The Retreat
Join us on a journey of transformation as we develop deep connections, come together as a community, and engage in yoga, meditation, inspiration, and fun. With plenty of space for both togetherness and solitude, we will rediscover our natural, relaxed rhythms as we re-emerge with a renewed sense of well-being and peace.
Waking up to the delicious warmth of the tropical jungle, you will be surrounded by the sounds and harmony of nature as you wander through the greenery to your morning yoga class. Afternoons will be filled with adventure, exploration, or time for reflection. Unwind in the evening and take part in a nightly guided meditation, and connect with community for deep conversations on how to live yoga off the mat.
You will engage in culinary delights with cuisine that is a masterpiece of flavors designed to support and nurture your body, the rooms are elegant and warm, and the grounds are designed to encourage you to pause and be still. All of this while in the presence of a like-minded community, who are all on a similar journey towards rejuvenation and renewal. It’s happening– we look forward to you being a part of it.
Ignite your vitality.
What You Will Gain
Connection with other like-minded souls walking on the journey of wholeness.
Tapping into your inner knowing and life’s purpose.
A renewed sense of awe of the beauty in the ways which our life unfolds moment by moment, every day.
Learning the art of stillness, reconnection, and centering that you will carry forward long after the retreat.
JEANNIE IS A YOGA, MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION TEACHER, YOGA TEACHER TRAINING LEAD & EDUCATOR
Imagine that you are capable of healing yourself. Jeannie O’Neill is here to help you discover how to be an alchemist for transmuting the pain of life into empowerment and growth. Jeannie has a passion and purpose to hold space for others on transformational journeys. Her teaching is practical, relatable and authentic to her own continuous journey as a student and teacher.
Jeannie has a masters degree in education specializing in contemplative pedagogy and transformative curriculum design. She is a 500E-RYT Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness Meditation instructor, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider and an Ayurvedic health practitioner.
Jeannie’s take on yoga is that there is a depth and breadth of information that can be experimented with in order to find the perfect inner balance and alignment. Her teaching philosophy is based in experiential learning and teaching the path that you have walked. She is here to create opportunities for you to discover, tune into, and polish the compassionate teacher that resides inside your heart.
Daniela Hess Grant
CO-FOUNDER AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Daniela specializes in leading transformational coursework in Inquiry, Awareness, Spirituality, Meditation, Healing, and Forgiveness practices. Daniela co-founded Yoga Farm Ithaca with her partner, Christopher, and works with individuals, couples, and groups to facilitate inner growth and transformation as access to the intimacy of one’s personal Spiritual life.
She created SoulYoga Method for Grief, the Radiance Course; Keys for Exceptional Living, The Wisdom of Grief Program, The Keys to Intimacy, and The Daily SoulQuest Program.
Daniela is an Educator in the field of GriefWork, Women’s Leadership & Life Coaching Certification Program, as well as the Yoga Teacher Training, Meditation Teacher Training, SoulYoga Training, SacredSunday Training, and the ‘Love & Light’ Level 1 & 2 Healers Certification Program.
Daniela’s 25 years of spiritual study and application are primarily from the Tibetan Buddhism and Kashmir Shaivism, and various Insight Traditions. She teaches in a contemporary, practical, and remarkably engaging way.
CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Christopher Grant is a Cornell Engineering Grad and Certified Instructor of Yoga, Meditation & QiGong. He specializes in practices and tools to cultivate and maintain excellent health in body, mind and spirit.
He works with individuals, workgroups and professionals to develop and sustain specific strategies to live a life full of connection, joy, and success in all areas of life – personal, spiritual and professional.
His background as a 20 year veteran of several startups in the Internet software services sector, combined with 20 years of study of the science of yoga & meditation give him a unique capability to serve.
“I love assisting those new to yoga and meditation, individuals experiencing pain or dis-ease, and busy professionals to connect with yoga and meditation practices that will assist them in taking steps towards to a healthy body, vibrant mind and compassionate connection with others.”
Quad occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.
Triple occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.
Double occupancy in a Jungle Bungalow with views of the jungle.
Single occupancy in your own 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.
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.
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).
- 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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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.