AUGUST 3-8, 2021
About The Retreat
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.
MAKE THIS EXPERIENCE YOURS
LOVE & GRATITUDE
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
Invite intimacy and authenticity into the relationships that matter most
Reclaim your power and influence in relationships.
Master mindsets, tools, and self-care habits that invite ease and serenity.
Understand your unique sources of significance and belonging.
How you actually show up in your relationships will match your loving intent.
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!
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 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.
“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?
Lodging in the serene “Geodesic River Domes”
Quadruple occupancy to include you and three other attendees
Lodging in the serene “Geodesic River Domes”
Triple occupancy to include you and two other attendees
Lodging in the exquisite “Jungle Bungalows” (Jungalows) complete with a bathtub in the jungle
Double occupancy to include you and one other attendee
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
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
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 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.
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
- 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.
- Proceed to baggage claim with concierge and proceed to Domestic Terminal (3 minute walk from International Terminal).
- 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 1PM (instructions will be emailed)
Questions? Email us: [email protected]
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.
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.
Our team, the Welcome Home Team at Imiloa, from kitchen to property, gardening to coordination, logistics to transportation, will be available to you throughout your stay with anything you need. They have a ready smile, answers to most of your questions and can quickly support so your experience is easy and fulfilling.
Imiloa 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.