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Freedom Abstract Painting – Samantha da Silva

Imiloa Presents

Play, experiment, have fun! Explore painting as a genuine path to spiritual awakening and learn to embrace your own creative voice with confidence. Embody spontaneous creation with emphasis on “”no rules!””.

NOVEMBER 16-19, 2021

About The Retreat

Join professional artist Samantha daSilva as she shares her unorthodox method of painting: Rollers rather than brushes, tables instead of easels, lots of paint and water, canvas manipulation and plaster, salt, sand and wood shavings to create ethereal, textured abstracts.

Throughout this course, demonstrations, gentle guidance and heart-centered discussions will be offered to assist you to:

  • Let go of fear
  • Silence the inner critic
  • Indulge your creative urges
  • Turn up your intuition
  • Explore your own artistic style in a safe, supportive environment
  • Infuse your life story and experiences into your work
  • Dissolve preconceived notions of “”beauty”” & “”ugly””
  • Learn to see the canvas as your mirrorAlign with the creative power to become a co-creator
  • Peel back the layers, see yourself with greater compassion
  • Embrace abundance and gratitude as your co-creators

All levels of experience are welcome, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush. (or a roller!). Everyone is considered a beginner. 

All materials are supplied. All you need to bring is an open mind and an open heart.

What Is the Freedom Abstract Painting?

Freedom Abstract Painting is both philosophy and technique. The philosophy is simple: “The process of creating evolves into ideas.”

You might ask: “You mean, I don’t need an idea before I begin?”

Precisely! Contrary to popular belief, you do not need an idea before you begin to paint. The process of creating will evolve into an idea.

“OK. But what exactly does that mean?”

As a fourth generation artist, I was no stranger to the creative process. I was encouraged to indulge in all things creative from a very early age. But as the years went on, I became like so many of the artists I meet today: Paralyzed by fear.​

  • Fear of the blank canvas
  • Fear you don’t know how to begin
  • Fear you can’t draw
  • Fear that your idea isn’t good enough
  • Fear that your idea had not only been done before, but done better by somebody else
  • Fear that due to your lack of technical skill, you would not be able to give the idea that’s in your head, shape and form on the canvas
  • Fear that your work will be judged
  • Fear that your work will be ridiculed
  • Fear that you will have “proof” that you aren’t a real artist (or creative) after all

​Well, it’s no wonder that there is so much fear in art! We put so much pressure and the burden of expectations on ourselves! Enter Fearless Abstract Painting: no easels, no brushes, no pallets, no colour wheel and no preconceived ideas.

“What? Really? How is that possible?”

Yes! And it’s wonderfully liberating. And addictive. When you push the paint around, add water, tilt the canvas and play the process begins to take shape into an idea. Our inner creativity (often dormant or silenced by many layers of “realistic”, linear-type thinking) begins to blossom, grow, and bring balance back into our lives, reminding us that there is a creative source in all of us.

​I’ve seen it thousands of times. Most haven’t picked up a brush (much less a roller!) since kindergarten, or they’ve been painting for years but they feel rigid and stiff. The result is that they begin to paint and think in a whole new different way when they use the Freedom Abstract Painting method.

Workshop Outline

1. Philosophy

  • The process of creating evolves into ideas.

2. Materials Overview

  • Deep VS Thin profile canvas
  • Artist VS Student quality paint

3. How to Begin

  • Setting your intention
  • Toning your canvas

4. Fearless Abstract Painting Foundational Techniques

  • Using nature as a starting point
  • Paint application with a roller
  • Using water to blend colors
  • Canvas manipulation
  • Paper towels to lift & transfer color

5. Texture

  • Modelling Paste VS Gloss gel
  • Plaster
  • How to make your own mediums using salt, sand & sawdust

6. How to Create Depth in Your Paintings

  • Glazes VS Washes

Your Host

SAMANTHA DA SILVA

Samantha da Silva (born 1978 Santos, São Paulo, Brazil) is a professional artist, educator and yogi living and working in SLC, Utah, United States.

Having travelled extensively and acquired (nearly) three citizenships, da Silva’s work focuses on the idea of home, belonging and the inexorable passage of time.

If home is where the heart is, then by its simplest definition, home is where we are. da Silva infuses her environment into the work namely: salt, sand, wood shavings, plaster, metallic pigments and newspaper to create ethereal textured abstracts.

As a third generation artist, da Silva was inspired at an early age by her copiously artistic family. Her grandmother, a portrait artist, her aunt, an accomplished jewelry designer, and her mother, a water colorist, all influenced da Silva to experiment with a variety of mediums.

Upon graduating high school, da Silva opted out of attending art school for a career path that was ‘safer’ and ‘more secure’. But life has a magnetic force that pulls you back to where you need to be. Ten years and an array of tumultuously revelatory experiences led her back to her initial love: art.

Intent on making up for lost time, da Silva dedicated herself full-time to creating and teaching art. Her passion for abstract painting has manifested itself though prolific expressions on canvas. Since ’08, da Silva’s work has been exhibited in hundreds of exhibitions including a television appearance in HGTV’s Love It or List It, a collaboration with Schoolhouse Electric, and a cover feature in Dote Magazine.

As an educator, da Silva has partnered with progressive learning institutes including: The Calgary School Of Art, Donkey Mill Art Center on Hawaii, Metchosin International School of the Arts, and Hollyhock Leadership Institute.”

Testimonials

This has truly shifted the way I approach painting and it’s been a healing balm of sorts. The style of painting Sam teaches is not about following any set of precise rules; she shares her approach and offers incredibly helpful demos and guidance, but she always reminds her students, “there are no wrong answers, just different results.” Sam teaches with such gentleness and compassion, and she makes painting feel both approachable and energizing.

Sarah Pike

Salt Lake City, UT

I am so stoked since taking Samantha’s Fearless Abstract workshop in SLC. Her approach to art and superb instruction opened a portal for me. I now have the courage to try all types of applications in my paintings; the textures brings such energy to my new work. I will definitely take more workshops with Sam and encourage others to do so. The whole process was encouraging and exciting!

Jude Robinson

Salt Lake City, UT

Your philosophy and approach resonated strongly with me. I have taken this same mindset to explore more art in the areas of mixed media, pouring media, stone sculpture, plaster carving, and sketching. We went through some challenging times a few years ago when we lost our home to a fire. In there was an art area and a number of paintings. The “learning to let go” was helpful in getting through it. Since then, we have built a dedicated art space and a desire to create more. Just wanted to sat Thank You and glad to see you continue to pass on your wisdom and talents to others.

Calgary, AB

I am on a new and exciting journey – and at the end of the day – I’m painting again! I thank you for that. I can only sing your praises and send good mana your way Samantha. I appreciate you sharing your insights, techniques and experiences with our class. I will think of you always for giving me the kick in the pants I need to get the party started. I highly recommend your class to any and all. It was fun, enlightening, freeing and most of all – FEARLESS!!

D. Young

Calgary, AB

Learn More About Freedom Abstract Painting

Ticket Pricing

LUXE

$2,799

Lodging in the exquisite “Jungle Bungalows” (Jungalows) complete with a bathtub inthe jungle

Double occupancy to include you and oneother attendee

VIP

$3,299

Lodging in your own private, 200-Year-Old “Bali Home” with access to a view of the mountains and ocean

Single occupancy to ensure privacy

Always Included

The full campus, closed gate and only your group, and the entire 20+ person Imiloa team coordinating everything for your arrival, enjoyment and takeoff. You get the waterfall, nature paths, animals, flora and fauna all to yourself.

Gourmet Plant-based cuisine prepared by Chef Pedro and the team, full meals, snacks, teas, coffees, juices, exlibers and anything else your heart desires.

Private flight from SJO to Imiloa, and unlimited ground transportation within 100KM a day of Imiloa

THE VENUE

You will be immersed in a 22-acre Jungle Oasis in Dominical, Costa Rica.

This enchanted jungle venue is the perfect setting to experience the beauty of nature in a luxurious environment.

From a private waterfall to a 5 star Vegan Chef, they really have it all.

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

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.

JOGLO 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 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.

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. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE and COVID PROCEDURES

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE AND PROTECT, DURING AND AFTER PANDEMIC www.globalrescue.com/imiloa 
  • We have an on-call doctor 
  • Fully following on cleansing protocols as per Ministry of Health 

LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

  1. Schedule your plane to arrive at SJO on or before 2:00pm in order to ensure you’ll have transport to Imiloa. Once landed, proceed to customs and instructions will be provided to meet Imiloa concierge.

  2. Proceed to baggage claim with concierge and proceed to Domestic Terminal (3 minute walk from International Terminal).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 1PM (instructions will be emailed)

Questions? Email us: [email protected]

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 teammembers who are from the Boruca indigineous 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.

FOOD

Chef Pedro and Imiloa’s kitchen team are rated 4.9 and 5 stars in every area of the culinary experience by our thousands of guests. Food at Imiloa is an experience of itself — the perfect blend of art, nutritious and in harmony with nature, Imiloa’s kitchen is proud to cater needs to every type of request, allergy or desire. We are a plant based kitchen.

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.

LOCATION

Imiloa is located at the top of a mountain, at the end of the road and out on the edge of the cliff, 3KM north of Dominical, Costa Rica. You’ll arrive easily on our private plane, and then enjoy unlimited transportation throughout the length of your stay.

Beyond this, Imiloa is located on the edge of the second most bio-diverse area on the planet. Dominical is a beachtown with surfer vibes, great coffee shops and plenty of shopping (only 13 minutes away). To the North, the center of our Municipality, Quepos, and to our south, Uvita, the famous Whale’s Tail and Ojochal (with heavy European influence). Just 45 minutes east sits Costa Rica’s second largest city, San Isidro. So whether 30 minutes north or south of Imiloa, or 45 minutes east, you have airports and cafes, beaches and waterfalls, bio-diversity and happy people ready to show you the lush, lovely area we call home.

Scaling Your Mindset to Scale Your Business – Leadership summit – Glen Dall

Imiloa Presents

You’ve worked for your success. But, what got you ‘here’ will not get you ‘there.’ At the “Scaling your Mindset Leadership Summit,” you get to shed the baggage that’s been weighing you down, summit the next peak you’ve been after and stand in the confidence of being an authentic leader, experiencing a truly transformed life. 

OCTOBER 1-6, 2021

About The Retreat

Do you remember the feeling you had as you stepped into your role as a leader?

Saying yes to that purpose was a risk, a leap, and an investment in your future. But look at yourself now.

You’re standing at the peak, you’ve worked hard for your success and now you’re probably wondering, “what’s next?”

Being your business’s most important asset requires you to invest in yourself.

And now, to go higher, you have to dig deeper. Reconnect to your purpose, your authenticity, and the powerful leader within.

The Scaling Your Mindset to Scale Your Business Leadership Summit is more than a business retreat.

It is a holistic and transformative experience designed with a sole purpose: granting you time and space to invest in yourself, allowing you to reconnect with the powerful, authentic leader you are born to be. We will use self-discovery and visioning as tools for business growth – digging deep to scale higher.

Are you ready to scale the summit?

The Scaling Your Mindset to Scale Your Business Leadership Summit is more than a business retreat. It is a holistic and transformative experience designed with a sole purpose: granting you time and space to invest in yourself, allowing you to reconnect with the powerful, authentic leader you are born to be. The coaches will use self-discovery and visioning as tools for business growth – digging deep to scale higher.

You are being called to join a cohort of like-minded business leaders and spend five days in the jungle of Costa Rica – disconnecting from your ‘normal’ to rediscover your “why” and access true freedom.

Will you allow yourself to access your most authentic self, and lead from that place?

 

The Experience

Day 1

IMMERSION

Arrive at Imiloa via a chartered flight landing in the heart of the jungle. Discover the barefoot luxury of your accommodations and settle in with chef-prepared snacks and a dinner with your new cohort. Begin the journey by taking stock of all that has brought you to this summit, who is standing here with you, and set intentions for the week ahead. End the night by mingling fireside together or retire to your cozy bed in the jungle.

Day 2

AWARENESS

Begin to learn the tools of transformation with a facilitator-led yoga session each morning. Stretch, breathe, and meditate as you shed the armor of daily life. You will enter the journey to authentic leadership by gaining full awareness of yourself: the habits, patterns, and self-created obstacles that impede your progress, and how to accept and work through them. Connect with the group, with nature, and with yourself in an indigenous Costa Rican cacao ceremony at sunset.

Day 3

FREEDOM

Using the awareness awakened on Day Two, on Day Three you will learn how to break free from frustrating, repetitive, and burdening patterns. In business, relationships, and daily life, re-envision a version of yourself that is powerful, connected, and authentic. Then, commit wholeheartedly to that self.

Day 4

VISION

Visualize your future, empowered by the transformative work of the past several days. Erase boundaries constructed between business and authentic selves, and learn to bring your whole self to your work: in vision, purpose, path, and relationships. Speak with strength, clarity, and honesty as you chart a path to your vision, and a plan for the coming year. You will leave this day with clarity around your own vision of what it is you truly “want to do”in your life and business.

Day 5

PLAY

You’ll spend this final full day completely attuned as your authentic self, discovering your untethered inner strength in your choice of yoga sessions, surfing excursions, massages or body treatments, or simply unstructured personal time to explore and reflect poolside on the exquisite retreat grounds. In the evening, our whole group will journey to a nearby beach town for dinner. As the sun sets, connect with your newfound community and celebrate the incredible journey made in the course of just one week.

Day 6

GRATITUDE & NEW BEGINNING

This part of your journey to authentic leadership ends by honoring the connections you’ve made and the commitments you’ve created. Stand at your personal summit as the authentic leader you are born to be, and look across to see those standing with you. Recognize the hard work and life-changing growth of each and every leader present, and commit to yourself and each other to embark on a new beginning as these effective and fully-conscious leaders upon returning home.

What You Will Gain

Clarity of Purpose

Shed the patterns that block you and achieve powerful clarity of your unique purpose and the steps to return to that purpose. Lay claim to your authentic vision and voice. Communicate from this place: calm, centered, and powerfully aligned with the future you truly desire and deserve.

Freedom from Expectations

Unplug yourself from the constant barrage of emails, texts, tasks, and expectations. Reconnect to a rhythm long forgotten: breathe, eat, swim, stretch, and play free from inhibitions. Grant yourself the space and time to shed the masks worn at work and in life, and reveal yourself in a space specifically held for you.

Transformative Growth

We’ll use yoga, breathwork, chef-prepared vegan cuisine, bodywork and play to lay the foundation for a week of growth and discovery. With these in place, you will be prepared for deep, transformative coaching sessions alongside a support system of peers designed to unlock barriers professionally, psychologically, and emotionally. Discover a holistic vision of success and stand tall as a lithe, authentic warrior of a leader.

A Supportive Community

Be enveloped in a fully supportive, inspiring community where you’re completely seen and cared for. Connect on a deeper level with other leaders who have experienced the same pains and yearn for the same fulfillment as you. Step into the oasis and uncover the true meaning of co-elevation alongside the abundance of nature.

The best and most successful leaders are not those who mold themselves into the leaders they think they should be, but the ones know themselves deeply and use their authentic strengths every day.

 

Your Hosts

GLEN DALL

Glen is an authentic, charismatic and energizing CEO who cultivates trust and positivity in any group he works with.

From humble beginnings working on an automobile assembly line to public company CEO, Glen has learned from hard-won personal experience how to grow people, products, businesses, and himself.

His relatable style, direct messages, and confidence of someone who has seen it all in business translates into inspiring and actionable value for anyone or any group he works with.

“Glen can relate to my issues and understand exactly the demands of the CEO role, because he’s been there.”

Bob Hildreth
CEO, ESP IT

Testimonials

“Attending the Scale Your Mindset to Scale Your Business summit resulted in a deeper transformation than I ever could have imagined. I am now in a position to show up as a better leader; not only for my business, but in my life overall. I am now seeing the return on my investment, in terms of both time and money.”

Chelsea Nolan

Owner, Seen Dynamic Communication

“Personal growth builds business growth. The format guided us to look within, to examine our actions, to understand how they are influenced by the past and to be conscious of them going forward.”

David Corigliano

2020 Summit Attendee & Former CEO

“When I returned a friend asked me how much the retreat cost. I couldn’t even remember. I told her the investment was irrelevant compared to what I gained from this transformative experience.”

Sara Commers

Owner, Sara Commers Private Jeweler

“I’m still experiencing the benefits of the deep work I was able to do. By going deep in the coaching sessions and within myself, I am able to be more conscious of why I do the work that I do in the first place. Since returning, I’ve experienced the largest success in my business career so far.”

Will Preble

CEO, Aeterna Media

Ticket Pricing

STANDARD

$3,250

Lodging in the serene “Geodesic River Domes”

Triple occupancy to include you and twoother attendees

Additional services and treatments areavailable, but not included in this ticket

LUXE

$3,999

Lodging in the exquisite “Jungle Bungalows”(Jungalows) complete with a bathtub inthe jungle

Double occupancy to include you and oneother attendee

Option to participate in a professionallycoached surfing lesson in Dominical, CostaRica OR receive one massage or bodytreatment at Imiloa

VIP

$4,999

Lodging in your own private, 200-Year-Old “Bali Home” with access to a view of the mountains and ocean

Single occupancy to ensure privacy

Option to participate in a professionally coached surfing lesson in Dominical, Costa Rica OR receive one massage or body treatment at Imiloa

3 private coaching sessions – one pre-summit, one post, and continual access to coaches for the duration of the summit

Always Included

The full campus, closed gate and only your group, and the entire 20+ person Imiloa team coordinating everything for your arrival, enjoyment and takeoff. You get the waterfall, nature paths, animals, flora and fauna all to yourself.

Gourmet Plant-based cuisine prepared by Chef Pedro and the team, full meals, snacks, teas, coffees, juices, exlibers and anything else your heart desires.

Private flight from SJO to Imiloa, and unlimited ground transportation within 100KM a day of Imiloa

THE VENUE

You will be immersed in a 22-acre Jungle Oasis in Dominical, Costa Rica.

This enchanted jungle venue is the perfect setting to experience the beauty of nature in a luxurious environment.

From a private waterfall to a 5 star Vegan Chef, they really have it all.

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

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.

JOGLO 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 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.

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. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE and COVID PROCEDURES

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE AND PROTECT, DURING AND AFTER PANDEMIC www.globalrescue.com/imiloa 
  • We have an on-call doctor 
  • Fully following on cleansing protocols as per Ministry of Health 

LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

  1. Schedule your plane to arrive at SJO on or before 2:00pm in order to ensure you’ll have transport to Imiloa. Once landed, proceed to customs and instructions will be provided to meet Imiloa concierge.

  2. Proceed to baggage claim with concierge and proceed to Domestic Terminal (3 minute walk from International Terminal).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 1PM (instructions will be emailed)

Questions? Email us: [email protected]

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 teammembers who are from the Boruca indigineous 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.

FOOD

Chef Pedro and Imiloa’s kitchen team are rated 4.9 and 5 stars in every area of the culinary experience by our thousands of guests. Food at Imiloa is an experience of itself — the perfect blend of art, nutritious and in harmony with nature, Imiloa’s kitchen is proud to cater needs to every type of request, allergy or desire. We are a plant based kitchen.

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.

LOCATION

Imiloa is located at the top of a mountain, at the end of the road and out on the edge of the cliff, 3KM north of Dominical, Costa Rica. You’ll arrive easily on our private plane, and then enjoy unlimited transportation throughout the length of your stay.

Beyond this, Imiloa is located on the edge of the second most bio-diverse area on the planet. Dominical is a beachtown with surfer vibes, great coffee shops and plenty of shopping (only 13 minutes away). To the North, the center of our Municipality, Quepos, and to our south, Uvita, the famous Whale’s Tail and Ojochal (with heavy European influence). Just 45 minutes east sits Costa Rica’s second largest city, San Isidro. So whether 30 minutes north or south of Imiloa, or 45 minutes east, you have airports and cafes, beaches and waterfalls, bio-diversity and happy people ready to show you the lush, lovely area we call home.

A Modern Goddess Retreat

Imiloa Presents

If you’re ready to visit Costa Rica and revitalize your connection to your precious self and other important females in your life at the transcendent Imiloa Institute — complete with jungle, waterfall, mountains, Pacific Ocean views on the 22-acre mountaintop estate and gourmet plant-based cuisine — then Modern Goddess Retreat for Mothers and Daughters is for you.

AUGUST 3-8, 2021

About The Retreat

The Modern Goddess Retreat for Mothers and Daughters is an experience designed by women for women, reconnecting us to the sacred essence within, and between, each of us. Join us for a life-changing journey into the roles, relationships and rituals that define and activate our femininity today.

This 5-day women’s retreat will awaken, nourish and inspire each woman to step into her full authenticity and power, whether our attendee is a blossoming adolescent or a mature elder. One of the unique invitations, although not a requirement, is to consider attending with your mother, daughter, sister or best friend. These integral and intimate relationships are the foundation of our feminine ways of being. For some, this journey will be sacred and need to be done alone. For others, it is more enriched and sustained by journeying together.

Here’s what to expect:

  • In community and in this special place, we will start our retreat journey with KNOW. How well do we know and accept ourselves? How well do we know what we want and need from our most sacred female relationships, including our relationship with self?
  • From KNOW we will wander with compassion and grace into HEAL. We all have areas of our lives—relationships and events—that need healing.
  • From HEAL, our eyes will become more open to SEE. Let’s see more clearly who we are today, and genuinely see others, untethered from the patterns and experiences that might have kept us, or them, hidden or less known.
  • From SEE, we will end in the place we all desire—LOVE, exploring what it feels to love more freely without fear or expectation.
  • With LOVE we will embrace unconditional positive regard for ourselves and others.

 

The Experience

Two Daily Sessions, Three Gourmet Meals, Twenty-Two Acres on a Mountaintop Oasis

August 3

Day 1

3:30-4:00 PM – ARRIVE
4:00 PM – Welcome beverage & snacks
4:30 PM – Check-in
5:30 PM – Sunset Retreat/Property Orientation
6:30 PM – Dinner
8:00 PM – Bonfire Journaling Ceremony

August 4

Day 2

8:30 AM – Breakfast
9:30 AM – Intention Setting Meditation at House of Masters
10:00 AM
Adults Session 1: Four Stages of Womanhood.
Teens Session 1: My Needs & Wants
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM
Adults Session 2: Unearthing our Beliefs About Modern Femininity
Teens Session 2: Who Am I? What Do I Believe? How Do I Get My Needs Met?
4:00 PM – Free time/Spa time/Pool
6:30 PM – Dinner
8:00 PM – Group Share at House of Masters – Beliefs, Needs & Wants

August 5

Day 3

8:00 AM – Shuttle Pick up for Beach Outing (Playa Linda)
8:30 AM – Journaling Practice
9:00 AM – Breakfast
9:30 AM – Session 3: Beauty & Belonging (at Playa Linda)
11:30 AM – Shuttle Pick up to Imiloa
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM
Adults Session 4: Healing the Mother Wound
Mothers of Teens Session 4: Loving Loosely
Teens Session 4: Self-care practices
4:00 PM – Free time/Spa time/Pool
6:30 PM – Dinner
8:00 PM – Wind Down Meditation at House of Masters

August 6

Day 4

7:30 AM – Sunrise Yoga- optional
8:30 AM – Breakfast
10:00 AM
Adults Session 5: Community & Contribution
Teens Session 5: Significance & Belonging
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Session 6: Intimacy & Communication
4:00PM – Free time/Spa time/Pool
6:30 PM – Dinner
8:00 PM – Drum Circle at House of Masters

August 7

Day 5

8:00 AM – Breakfast
8:45 AM – Shuttle Pickup for adventure excursion TBD
10:00 AM – Session 7: Pleasure & Play
11:30 AM – Shuttle Pickup to Imiloa
12:30 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Session 8: Love Languages/Love Letters
4:00 PM – Free time/Spa time/Pool
6:30 PM – Dinner
8:00 PM – Dance Party House of Masters

August 8

Day 6

7:30 AM – Journaling Practice
8:30 AM – Breakfast
10:00 AM – Session 9: Integration
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – DEPART

What You Will Learn

The journey invites you to discover transformation and freedom, which then allows us to show up as whole in all areas of our life. In community, we will gain the ability to:

  • Identify patterns that may be negatively affecting our relationship with self and others.
  • Create new and healthier ways of relating to self and others.
  • Understand and appreciate the unique legacy of mother-daughter relationships in our own family systems.
  • Embrace our feminine and motherly qualities with more choice and acceptance.
  • Heal unresolved or confusing hurt with practices we can use for a lifetime.
  • Utilize practical mothering tools and strategies that nurture our adolescent daughter’s resilience and independence.
  • Define how to meet our unique need for genuine belonging and meaningful significance.
  • Embrace – with intentionality – the roles and rituals that currently define us.
  • Give ourselves permission to be our most authentic selves.
  • Invite and manifest more of what serves our best selves.
  • Bond in more loving and playful ways!

What You Will Gain

CONNECTION

Invite intimacy and authenticity into the relationships that matter most

OWNERSHIP

Reclaim your power and influence in relationships.

CONFIDENCE

Master mindsets, tools, and self-care habits that invite ease and serenity.

PURPOSE

Understand your unique sources of significance and belonging.

ALIGNMENT

How you actually show up in your relationships will match your loving intent.

Your Hosts

Renée Dineen

Renée is an ICF accredited executive and life coach, seasoned group facilitator and leadership consultant. Today she runs her own global practice out of California with an important focus on women and leadership. She believes that the new era of women’s leadership calls us to step more fully into our role as changemakers—requiring greater attention to self-care, a willingness to heal what calls to be healed, and the courage to name and pursue our truest aspirations. Only then can women achieve the freedom, discernment and choiceful balance needed to fully step into their unique purpose and work in this world.

Renée is a woman on a mission for healing. What drives her above all is the opportunity to reduce human and organizational suffering and equip people to live with more purpose, grace, and joy. She has published dozens of self-help and leadership articles which have been featured in publications such as Fortune, Financial Times & Elephant Journal. Her new book titled The Art and Truth of Transformation for Women was just released and is already a #1 best seller on Amazon!

In 2015, she founded the Modern Goddess Retreat: An Intimate Experience for Mothers & Daughters. The retreat is hosted multiple times a year in the California wine country. Taking all they have learned and experienced personally, Renée and her team have designed this new retreat to be hosted for the first time at Imiloa for women of all ages and walks of life.

Renée earned her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is part of the coaching faculty at two highly renowned universities—Stanford in the US and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is also a TedX Speaker, a Hoffman Institute Graduate and seasoned teacher of the Enneagram.

Renée has been married for almost 20 years and has two teenagers. Together as a family, they have turned their passion for travel, 50 countries and counting, into a true family ritual!

Holli Kaplan

As a self-described recovering “perfect mother”, Holli’s imperfect journey towards mindful and effective parenting informs her work along with her skills from a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology and a career in employee development training. She is a certified parent coach and founder of Force of Nurture, a coaching service that is devoted to helping parents be the most influential force in their child’s life.

Holli knows first-hand that healing family patterns is some of the best hardest work ever. She understands that underneath a teen’s eye-rolls and a mama’s raised voice are relational needs yearning to be met. Holli offers empathic guidance for mothers and their daughters as they learn to tune in to their most authentic and resilient selves; groundwork that is necessary for family relationships to thrive.

As an experienced facilitator of workshops for mending relational struggles, Holli guides retreat goddesses towards new attitudes and choices that serve their relationships and their truest selves. She holds inclusive space for women who desire to reclaim their powerful influence and live a heart-centered life with those who matter to them most.

Holli is a new empty-nester and proud mama of two blossoming young adult daughters. In her spare time she can be found rocking out to live music, traveling abroad, running, or dancing like nobody’s watching.

Aleia Amend

Aleia has dedicated her entire adult life to working with women. She has been an executive in the beauty industry for 25 years using that platform to holistically guide women to seeing and believing their truth with acceptance of self through the lens of their soul.

Along with helping women disrupt their relationship to contrived standards of beauty, she has a tremendous passion for empowering women to choose themselves through the art of self care. Whether it’s a yoga class, ballroom dancing, a journal practice, creating a nourishing meal or natural healing through essential oils, Aleia’s empathic connection and support for women is felt before you even meet her!

As the creator of Soul Truth Wellness, an entrepreneur and the founder of Sol Sisters Nutritious Kitchen, Aleia brings self care full circle with her wellness clients walking them gently down the path of mindful awareness around patterns and behaviors that are not in service of our soul’s journey and help to facilitate truth and courage that nourish our bodies and bring our lives the greatest sense of joy.

As a trained professional dancer, certified essential oil consultant and certified yoga and Pilates teacher, Aleia brings her integral and unique gifts to the retreat through holistic wellness activities and a distinctive session created to unearth our soul’s truth to empower a courageous and truthful journey in this life.

Most importantly, Aleia is a mother of a 14 year old daughter and is on her own emotional journey with her mother which anchors her love and commitment for this work.

Testimonials

“The retreat gave me and my daughter the space to focus on the tremendous love between us. Stepping out of everyday life gave us the chance to deepen our connection. The retreat lives in us and will continue to work in our inner lives long after.”

“This retreat awakened deep insight into a mother wound I thought had been healed. Space has taken a new shape between my mom and I- one that is more Informed, open to possibilities and less quick to react.”

“I was set free to love my daughter in the ways she needs to be loved. I also believe my daughter got to know different parts of me which will help her love me in ways that I need too. I am beyond grateful for this gift.”

“It is a gift to learn things about yourself that mirror your mother, put your resentments in perspective, whether mom is alive or not, and look at the past as just that the past. It will open your eyes and gently nudge you to shift.”

“Allowed my Mother and I to discuss our challenges, in a supporting and loving environment, about our deep desires to be more intimate and truly be best friends; and provided some tools to ensure we could continue our deep discussions without unintentionally hurting each other.”

“My daughter blossomed right before my eyes. When we came into the retreat I could taste her anger and detachment. We left so deeply connected, more than we had been in years. This was the biggest gift I could ask for.”

Ready to transform your relationships as women, and with women? 

Ticket Pricing

ECONOMY

$2,860

Lodging in the serene “Geodesic River Domes”

Quadruple occupancy to include you and three other attendees

STANDARD

$3,203

Lodging in the serene “Geodesic River Domes”

Triple occupancy to include you and two other attendees

LUXE

$3,889

Lodging in the exquisite “Jungle Bungalows” (Jungalows) complete with a bathtub in the jungle

Double occupancy to include you and one other attendee

VIP

$4,576

Lodging in your own private, 200-Year-Old “Bali Home” with access to a view of the mountains and ocean

Single occupancy to ensure privacy

Always Included

The full campus, closed gate and only your group, and the entire 20+ person Imiloa team coordinating everything for your arrival, enjoyment and takeoff. You get the waterfall, nature paths, animals, flora and fauna all to yourself.

Gourmet Plant-based cuisine prepared by Chef Pedro and the team, full meals, snacks, teas, coffees, juices, exlibers and anything else your heart desires.

Private flight from SJO to Imiloa, and unlimited ground transportation within 100KM a day of Imiloa

THE VENUE

You will be immersed in a 22-acre Jungle Oasis in Dominical, Costa Rica.

This enchanted jungle venue is the perfect setting to experience the beauty of nature in a luxurious environment.

From a private waterfall to a 5 star Vegan Chef, they really have it all.

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

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.

JOGLO 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 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.

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. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE and COVID PROCEDURES

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE AND PROTECT, DURING AND AFTER PANDEMIC www.globalrescue.com/imiloa 
  • We have an on-call doctor 
  • Fully following on cleansing protocols as per Ministry of Health 

LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

  1. Schedule your plane to arrive at SJO on or before 2:00pm in order to ensure you’ll have transport to Imiloa. Once landed, proceed to customs and instructions will be provided to meet Imiloa concierge.

     

  2. Proceed to baggage claim with concierge and proceed to Domestic Terminal (3 minute walk from International Terminal).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 1PM (instructions will be emailed)

Questions? Email us: [email protected]

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 teammembers who are from the Boruca indigineous 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.

FOOD

Chef Pedro and Imiloa’s kitchen team are rated 4.9 and 5 stars in every area of the culinary experience by our thousands of guests. Food at Imiloa is an experience of itself — the perfect blend of art, nutritious and in harmony with nature, Imiloa’s kitchen is proud to cater needs to every type of request, allergy or desire. We are a plant based kitchen.

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.

LOCATION

Imiloa is located at the top of a mountain, at the end of the road and out on the edge of the cliff, 3KM north of Dominical, Costa Rica. You’ll arrive easily on our private plane, and then enjoy unlimited transportation throughout the length of your stay.

Beyond this, Imiloa is located on the edge of the second most bio-diverse area on the planet. Dominical is a beachtown with surfer vibes, great coffee shops and plenty of shopping (only 13 minutes away). To the North, the center of our Municipality, Quepos, and to our south, Uvita, the famous Whale’s Tail and Ojochal (with heavy European influence). Just 45 minutes east sits Costa Rica’s second largest city, San Isidro. So whether 30 minutes north or south of Imiloa, or 45 minutes east, you have airports and cafes, beaches and waterfalls, bio-diversity and happy people ready to show you the lush, lovely area we call home.

Retrain Back Pain in Paradise – Dinneen Viggiano

Imiloa Presents

If you’re ready to visit Costa Rica and completely transform your back pain amidst the surreal Imiloa Institute, complete with jungle, waterfall, mountains, Pacific ocean views on the 22 acre mountaintop estate and gourmet plant based cuisine, then Retreat Back Pain in Paradise is for you.

February 3-8, 2022

About The Retreat

Retrain Back Pain® empowers you to holistically manage your back care.

Two Daily Sessions, Three Meals, Seventeen Accommodations and Twenty Tour Acres. Here’s what to expect:

  • Fast-track your back pain relief by identifying the Next Steps on your Rehab Roadmap
  • Stabilize your spine with key RBP core practices
  • Expand your understanding of of RBP exercises and learn modifications
  • Alleviate pain, stiffness and stress with daily therapeutic rollouts
  • Tame your pain response through Better Back Breathing practices
  • Enjoy Chef Pedro’s delicious eat-to-heal anti-inflammatory foods at every meal”

Ready to retrain your back pain?

The Experience

February 3

Day 1

Arrival around 3:30-4pm
4pm Welcome cocktail & snacks
4:30pm Check-in
6pm Safety Intro
6:30pm Dinner
8:00pm-9:00pm Optional Travel detangle at House of Masters candles, yoga mats and balls are provided

February 4

Day 2

8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Workshop #1TBD theme
12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Workshop #2
4:00pm Free time/Spa time/Pool/Beach
6:30pm Dinner

February 5th

DAY 3

8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Workshop #1TBD theme
12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Workshop #2
4:00pm Free time/Spa time/Pool
6:30pm Dinner

February 6th

DAY 4

8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Workshop #1TBD theme
12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Workshop #2
4:00pm Free time/Spa time/Pool
6:30pm Dinner

February 7th

DAY 5

8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Workshop #1TBD theme
12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-3:30pm Workshop #2
4:00pm Beach Day with Avatar Clay
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Closing Ceremony

February 8th

DAY 6

8:00am Breakfast
10:00am Check out

What You Will Learn

The retreat at Imiloa will highlight the healthy practices of Retrain Back Pain creator, Dinneen Viggiano, which are: THINK | EAT | MOVE. It includes:

  • Reframing Your Pain Brain
  • Retraining Your Spine Hygiene
  • Better Back Breathing practices
  • Therapeutic Rollouts
  • Dynamic Stretching and
  • Functional Rehabilitative Exercises
  • All-natural, anti-inflammatory, pain relieving Costa Rican cuisine

Everything will be taken care of at this all-inclusive adventure, with your comfort and health our number one priority.

What You Will Gain

EMPOWERMENT

Understand what’s been hindering your recovery, reclaim your power in your rehab process.

CONFIDENCE

Learn and master key mindset and self-care skills so you can be your own back rehab boss!

PURPOSE

Fine-tune your very own Rehab Roadmap Strategy so that you go home from this retreat with a clear, achievable path for success.

TRANSFORMATION

This retreat will change the way you think, eat, and move so that you will go back home knowing how to prevent, relieve and manage your back with ease and confidence.

MOVEMENT SKILLS

Master the “Rehab & Rebuild” functional therapeutic movements and rollouts that will keep you healthy for a lifetime!

Your Host

Dinneen Viggiano

Backfit Pro, NKT, CST, ERYT, YACEP, CHHC, CNC

Dinneen empowers students to retrain back pain through mindset, nutrition, breathing, posture, therapeutic self-massage and functional rehab exercises.

An experienced Therapeutic Movement & Back Pain Specialist with 20 years’ experience, Dinneen is a Backfit Pro, a Tune Up Fitness Senior Teacher Trainer, a NeuroKinetic Therapist, a CranioSacral Therapist and a Certified Nutrition Counselor.

A true “teachers’ teacher”, Dinneen has been traveling the globe since 2010 teaching professional trainings worldwide.

Testimonials

“Dinneen’s understanding of human anatomy, extensive teaching experience, and kindhearted nature make her an excellent teacher. She offers therapeutic movement, self-massage techniques, and strengthening exercises to her students to restore their balance, ease, and wellbeing. While working one-on-one with Dinneen, I learned the potential causes of my back problem and began a movement and nutrition routine that eventually led to diminished pain and a return to my teaching and yoga practice. Dinneen’s guidance helped me deepen my knowledge of my body and gave me therapeutic tools that I now share with my students.”
Jocelyn Casey-Whiteman

Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer and Poet

“The Retrain Back Pain® workshop gives a guide how to take ownership of your body and what may ail you. The exercises and self care taught by Dinneen is empowering.
She is not only relatable but approachable in how she teaches. Also, as a pilates instructor, I able to show my clients new techniques to “retrain back pain.” I would recommend this workshop to anyone with pain but even so more to all fitness professionals!”
Michelle Duvall

C.P.T. & Author of “Barre Variations”

I have known Dinneen for over two years, and meet her every week for classes, and have attended a workshop. She is a star instructor and a superb human being. I have had many instructors, all of them good, but Dinneen is my favorite!
My first meeting with her was amazing. A few weeks before our first meeting, there was a major flare-up of my compressed disk (lower back). As prescribed by the physician, I was strengthening my core, but there was a nagging pain in my lower right back hip, in addition to the pain in my lower back. The pain in my lower right back hip disappeared after the first class! (The pain in my lower back remained on that day, but has decreased significantly over time). I have met many others who sing Dineen’s praises. Interestingly, This includes another person who chronic back pain disappeared after attending one of Dinneen’s classes (he had been to doctor and physical therapists repeatedly before meeting Dinneen).
Dinneen has taught me how to treat my lower back pain through exercise. In addition, she has taught me how to live my life every day, to be cognizant of my weak back. This includes the right way to get out of bed. The right way to sit (or not to sit) at the desk for long periods. The right way to sleep. Ways to incorporate simple exercises in daily life. She explains how the body works and how the different parts interact. Understanding the whys and hows makes it easier to be motivated. And so much more!
Dinneen has a wealth of knowledge on treating back pain. What makes her stand out is her gift of teaching. She can translate her extensive knowledge to tasks that are easy to follow. She makes the class fun and interesting. And, what makes her truly special is her personality. Dinneen is a pleasure to interact with. She will go out of her way to help people. She has a big giving heart.
I have taken classes for yoga, pilates, stretch, etc with many different instructors, all of them good, but Dinneen is super talented! I have interacted with her extensively in class and outside class. I like her as a teacher and as a person. She has my highest recommendation.”
Kishore Pasumarty

Investor & Professor

Ticket Pricing

STANDARD

$2,777

Lodging in the serene “Geodesic River Domes”
Triple occupancy to include you and twoother attendees

LUXE

$3,277

Lodging in the exquisite “Jungle Bungalows”(Jungalows) complete with a bathtub inthe jungle
Double occupancy to include you and oneother attendee

VIP

$3,777

Lodging in your own private, 200-Year-Old “Bali Home” with access to a view of the mountains and ocean
Single occupancy to ensure privacy

Always Included

The full campus, closed gate and only your group, and the entire 20+ person Imiloa team coordinating everything for your arrival, enjoyment and takeoff. You get the waterfall, nature paths, animals, flora and fauna all to yourself.
Gourmet Plant-based cuisine prepared by Chef Pedro and the team, full meals, snacks, teas, coffees, juices, exlibers and anything else your heart desires.

Private flight from SJO to Imiloa, and unlimited ground transportation within 100KM a day of Imiloa

THE VENUE

You will be immersed in a 22-acre Jungle Oasis in Dominical, Costa Rica.

This enchanted jungle venue is the perfect setting to experience the beauty of nature in a luxurious environment.

From a private waterfall to a 5 star Vegan Chef, they really have it all.

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

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.

JOGLO 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 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.

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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE and COVID PROCEDURES

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE AND PROTECT, DURING AND AFTER PANDEMIC www.globalrescue.com/imiloa
  • We have an on-call doctor 
  • Fully following on cleansing protocols as per Ministry of Health 

LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

  1. Schedule your plane to arrive at SJO on or before 2:00pm in order to ensure you’ll have transport to Imiloa. Once landed, proceed to customs and instructions will be provided to meet Imiloa concierge.
  2. Proceed to baggage claim with concierge and proceed to Domestic Terminal (3 minute walk from International Terminal).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 1PM (instructions will be emailed)

Questions? Email us: [email protected]

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 teammembers who are from the Boruca indigineous 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.

FOOD

Chef Pedro and Imiloa’s kitchen team are rated 4.9 and 5 stars in every area of the culinary experience by our thousands of guests. Food at Imiloa is an experience of itself — the perfect blend of art, nutritious and in harmony with nature, Imiloa’s kitchen is proud to cater needs to every type of request, allergy or desire. We are a plant based kitchen.

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.

LOCATION

Imiloa is located at the top of a mountain, at the end of the road and out on the edge of the cliff, 3KM north of Dominical, Costa Rica. You’ll arrive easily on our private plane, and then enjoy unlimited transportation throughout the length of your stay.

Beyond this, Imiloa is located on the edge of the second most bio-diverse area on the planet. Dominical is a beachtown with surfer vibes, great coffee shops and plenty of shopping (only 13 minutes away). To the North, the center of our Municipality, Quepos, and to our south, Uvita, the famous Whale’s Tail and Ojochal (with heavy European influence).

Just 45 minutes east sits Costa Rica’s second largest city, San Isidro. So whether 30 minutes north or south of Imiloa, or 45 minutes east, you have airports and cafes, beaches and waterfalls, bio-diversity and happy people ready to show you the lush, lovely area we call home.

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