A 5-day immersive retreat to reconnect with your body, heart and soul in the rhythms of nature
September 16 – 20, 2021
About The Retreat
Join us at Imiloa for 5 days, 4 nights as you relax and connect with yourself in the Costa Rican jungle.
In this Retreat, we will be guided to that Place of inner wisdom & peace.
Imagine exhaling and releasing the stress from your daily grind, then inhaling deeply to relax and form a connection to nature. Re-connect with yourself and Relax in the lush jungle of Costa Rica on this healing, transformative and fun retreat.
Experience the power of raw nature as you dive into an inner-journey through Ayurveda, breath, sound, movement and energy.
Sign-up now and experience inner journey in the magical healing.
What You Will Experience
- Daily Yoga Practice
- Daily Meditation
- Chakra connection with the natural elements
- Ayurveda and practical tools for daily living
- Cacao Gathering
- Sound Healing
- Trance Dance
- Nauyaca Waterfall Hike
- Avatar Clay
- Free time to explore the nearby village
- Beach time
- Vegan Cuisine
- Imiloa is a dry campus – no drugs/alcohol permitted
What You Will Gain
Connection with Mother Nature
Tools for daily living
Luciana Ferraz AP, CHC, RYT-200, AYT is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Yoga and Ayur-Yoga instructor.
As founder of Blueberry Bunch, Luciana unites her passion and professional background across a range of holistic practices to help people immerse in their health and wellbeing. She empowers clients to implement a healthier lifestyle, hence allowing the body’s natural ability to heal itself and work to its greatest potential. Her individualized approach is based on the core principles of Ayurveda and bio- individuality; a highly tailored program designed for each client, along with the support of nutrition, yoga, self-awareness, and holistic practices.
Today she holds certifications as an Ayuvedic Practitioner from Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Ayur-Yoga from The Ayurvedic Institute, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and she is also a certified Yoga Alliance Teacher.
Nearly twenty years into this journey, she is fully dedicated to help clients bring self- care, wellbeing, harmony, and mindfulness into their lives.
Fernanda Vivone Jabali was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters degree in Child Development.
She got her certification as a Reiki Master from Beacons of Change, Crystal Bowls Sound Healing certification from Atlantis School, and Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy from the Wellness Institute in Seattle. She has participated in Personal Transformation Intensive (PTI) retreats for the past two years and is finalizing her studies to lead this program. Fernanda actively participated in the opening of Tapestry of the Heart, South Floridas first community Healing Center. Where today, she regularly hosts local retreats.
Fernanda has a private practice in Key Biscayne where she sees clients and assists the community.
Luciana’s expertise and tips made getting healthier easier for our group. I am very thankful for the attention Luciana gave to our group. It was really wonderful! At the beginning, it was hard, but with her expertise and tips, things got easier. I will try to maintain the health habits I have learned.
Going to India with Fernanda and Luciana was a unique experience, and it changed my life. A few days to connect and take care of the body and soul made me want to seek these moments more and more. Both are very attentive and professional, which made the experience even more unforgettable! It was all perfect. I always want to come back.
Fe and Lu, congratulations to both the organization, curation, caring, and absolutely total dedication to our unforgettable trip to India !! Your affection, attention to details, the chosen activities, the locations … EVERYTHING sensational! Affection was shown at all times !! Bravas
With an aspiration to pursue her passions, she outgrew her comfort zone carrier as a realtor and decided to share happiness with others. She arrived in Miami for more than 20 years and has become a well-known realtor in the luxury condominium and home market. Fernanda has a sixth sense for connecting with others in both her personal and professional life. Fernanda’s combination of talent, commitment, and passion make each daily problem become lighter and look like it’s easy. However, orchestrating all of the ingredients needed gives us the tools to active our peace of mind and emotional intelligence. She sees both the big picture as well as the small details in our daily struggles. Her work builds up our power and gives us tools to work confidence and let go of our fears. If you participate in one of Fernanda’s retreats, make sure you are ready to come back, not the same person. She will give you tools to reach your better you.
Receiving Fernanda’s treatments is a privilege. She is a professional who works with love and intense dedication. She is so sensitive and empathetic that it turns any activity into a moment of profound healing. Whether in groups and retreats, she prepares everything with so much care, in the minor details. In individual consultations, she will always do her best to help those in need.
*Accommodation has air conditioning
Double occupancy to include you and one other attendee
Single occupancy to ensure privacy
Single occupancy to ensure privacy
Bali #1 – 1 person ($3345)
Bali #2 – 2 people ($3180)
Single or double occupancy
Joglo – 1 person ($3510)
Potoo – 2 people ($3290)
Single or double occupancy
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.