March 31 – April 5, 2022
About The Retreat
Over the course of this amazing Retreat, we come together to explore the practice of Mindfulness in ALL of its forms. Coming into the present, we put life into perspective, practice acceptance, and live a more intentional life.
Our mantra is: “What You Practice Grows Stronger”
In this Retreat, we will be guided to that Place of inner wisdom & peace.
This Retreat includes deep Meditations, Workshops, Nature Walks, Sound Healings, Silence, Ecstatic Dance, Drum Circle, Reiki, Mindful Eating and more. On this Journey, we discover that Transformation is possible, in fact, we ARE Transformation itself.
With these tools, we Practice coming to that place of Transformation, and when we do, we realize this truth. ”What We Practice Grows Stronger” and learn to ask ourselves the question, “What Am I Practicing Today?”
Are you READY to TRANFORM your Life from the Inside-Out?
On this Journey of Transformation, you will learn:
- How to Practice bringing Yourself into the Present.
- Discover the Keys to radically accept Life and live with Intension.
- Discover how to live a Life that is Heart-Centered around Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Joy.
- Learn the true meaning of the phrase “What You Practice Grows Stronger.”
- Learn to embrace Life and Celebrate it with Joy.
- Discover YOUR Journey to Transformation.
What You Will Gain
- A deeper UNDERSTANDING of the PRACTICE of MINDFULNESS
- The KEYS to the phrase “What You Practice Grows Stronger”.
- The ART of Deep Listening and Mindful Communication.
- The Difference between INTENTION and CONSCIOUS INTENTION.
Coach Bill is the Founder/ Director of Meditate: School of Mindfulness, with our Florida locations in Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota and Clearwater, and our location in Nottinghamshire, England. Bill’s best-selling Book “A Mindful Peace, The Hero’s Journey” (available on Amazon) is a reflection of Bill’s own Journey to Transformation. A transformation which happened when Bill embraced the practice of Mindfulness.
Bill has a Passion for transformation and has built his life’s work around Awakening the power we all have inside us to transform our lives. Bill calls himself a Transformational Coach and has developed a copywritten program entitled the “Master of Mindfulness”. In his program, Coach Bill teaches other coach’s how to Awaken the Power of Transformation in their clients.
Bill brings his passion for modern mindfulness and acceptance into his teachings and works with other coaches and clients. Coach Bill believes that “true transformation cannot happen until we reach a place of awareness and acceptance”. Accepting where we are, where we have been, and focusing on what we are doing NOW to get us where we want to be TOMORROW, is the Key to Transformation.
Coach Bill has studied and is continually learning in many places including his Degree in Transformational Psychology from The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, specializing in Addiction Coaching & Recovery, Hypnotherapy, Sound Healing and Sound Therapy. Bill brings his passion for teaching to everything he does, if you ask him, he will say he is a perpetual student. His intention is to learn from every person on his life-journey.
“Everyone is a Teacher”.
Samantha Wilson is an Integrative Master Healer & Teacher, as well as the Lead Instructor at Meditate: School of Mindfulness in Nottinghamshire, England.
Sam is dedicated to the healing practices of Mindfulness, Meditation, Sound, Energy Healing, Female Empowerment Coaching & Womb Wisdom.
She started her Journey over 20 years ago when she was introduced to Reiki. She is now certified at Master levels in many modalities. Combining all these sacred and transformative tools to heal and empower females through all stages of their cyclical life.
Sam has spent the last 6 years developing her offerings at Sacred Goddess Rising, a female focused mentoring and empowerment brand. Inviting woman to re-wild and remember the wisdom and gifts of their wombs, by healing and unveiling their magic, so that they can be awakened in their life, full and embodied.
She found the teachings of Mindfulness to be substantial for this journey and for all journeys.
Sam believes that Teaching is her passion, as she says “….it is how we can change the world”.
Sam is a Certified Mindfulness Life Coach & Teacher, Reiki Master Teacher, Yoga Nidra Master & Instructor, Sound Practitioner, Moon Mother, Dakini Tantra Practitioner and Ecstatic Dance Facilitator.
Becky’s path to Mindfulness began when she was young, as she started to explore the teachings of Buddhism, Wicca, Shamanism and Energy Healing. A few years later, she became a Massage Therapist which opened her world to even more modalities such as Meditation, Yoga, Reiki and Crystal Healing.
Becky is a Certified Mindfulness Life Coach, Meditation Coach, Sound Healer Instructor, and Yoga Nidra Practitioner. Becky owns and operates Sukha Skin and Spa, located in Sarasota, Florida. Assisting and providing for her clients these past 20+ years, has led her to obtain this level of more advanced training and education, so that she can more effectively convey all that she has learned to help as many people as she can find the path to Mindful Living.
Becky now lives her life with Passion and Joy, most especially as she helps others learn how to Meditate, as well as teaching Sound Healing and developing her own One-on-One Coaching program. She helps people live in the Present, to find the path to gratitude, overcome stress, mindfully deal with anxiety and depression. Becky’s passion is to help her clients dispose of limiting beliefs and to find their Power to live up to their Full potential. She genuinely believes that through Mindfulness, you can have Transformation in your life and that anything is Possible !!
There is nothing Becky enjoys more than teaching others and sharing her passion for the Power of Transformation through Mindfulness.
Finishing out Our team is Brian Gisclair-Sullivan. Brian is the Chief Executive Officer of Meditate School of Mindfulness. He has been described as the “Glue and Oil” that keeps the machine running. In his role as CEO, Brian Coordinates and Directs all Programs, Workshops and Retreats for MSoM. Brian states that “…When you LOVE what you do and WHO you are with…. it’s NOT really work !!”
Brian is originally from Buffalo (Grand Island), New York. He studied Hospitality Management at Paul Smith College and Niagara University. Brian served in the United States Army in the position of Chaplain Assistant. He completed his Military career on the Headquarters Staff of United States Army Europe (USAREUR) in Heidelberg, Germany. His position was primarily focused on Coordinating and Managing Conferences and Programs for the entire European theatre for the USAREUR Chaplain. In 2020, Brian retired from being with the United States Postal Service as a Letter Carrier. Serving 30 years with the Government in Uniform.
Brian has always considered himself to have a deep personal Spirituality. He refers to his awakening into the centering, calming, and healing power of Meditation, Mindfulness and Reiki as a “Transformation by Baptism.” Brian is definitely a people person; Silence is not one of his strong points…. but he is continuously learning. A dear friend once told him, “You don’t believe in the word NO !!”, once you get to know Brian, you will understand just how true this statement is.
Can’t wait for the next training!”
“Awesome people and awesome environment where you can meditate with Coach Bill Sullivan and then express your vision from within also taught by artist Mike Rocheford. Loved it and discovered a place where I can express myself as well.”
“Taking time to slow down is so important. A wonderful place for guided, soothing calmness and reflection. Everyone is so nice too! Even if you have never meditated before, give it a try. You will be glad you did.”
“A studio that does nothing but meditation… what a great concept! My dream come true! My friend Melissa and I just attended the Meditate and Mindfulness 101class and it far exceeded our expectations! The practice of meditation and what to expect was explained to us in great detail. Then, the meditation session that followed was magnificent! The meditation room is absolute Zen, and our instructor was very kind and truly helped us achieve a very deep calm! We are definitely hooked and will absolutely be back! I highly suggest that you attend a class! You will not regret it, will not be able to keep it to yourself, and will not be able to stop wondering why in the world there aren’t more studios that offer nothing but meditation! They are the only ones who do in South FL!
Thank you so much for bringing this wonderful experience to our community and lives!”
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 by Chef Pedro and the team using all local and organic produce. Full meals, snacks, teas, coffees, juices, elixirs 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
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.
Chef Pedro and Imiloa’s kitchen team are rated 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.
- 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)
Questions? Email us: [email protected]
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.