A 6-day yoga immersive retreat to nurture, awaken, inspire, and spark the joy of life.
APRIL 20-25, 2023
About The Retreat
Remove the daily distractions and reconnect to yourself in a place designed to cultivate peace and clarity. You are invited to reconnect with your self through a daily yoga practice incorporating Pranyama (breathwork), philosophy, healing and empowering yoga classes, guided meditation, and Restorative yoga practices. We will nourish our bodies with a plant-based diet made by our personal world class chefs, pamper our bodies with healing spa treatments, play in the ocean, enjoy the peace of every sunset, and relish the time we have gifted ourselves.
If we have learned anything about these past 2 years, is that it is short and there is no time to waste on fear, and ideas that no longer define us. Yoga is a way for us to dive into our bodies, and awaken our true self, free from doubt. Trust yourself knowing what is best for you, and where you need to be. Right now is the time to choose joy, and rekindle the spark that makes you shine inside and out.
You will leave feeling peaceful, nourished, connected, joyful, and free to live the life you choose to create. It’s time to set 2022 as the Year of Connection and Gratitude, and awaken to your highest potential.
No matter your level of practice, I will meet you there and support you along the way.
What You Will Learn
- Step into our private retreat and leave behind your doubts and fears, and awaken your spark of joy.
- Reconnect with your body, breath and mind daily as we practice Pranyama and meditation.
- Nourish and replenish your soul and body with a culinary plant based cuisine.
- Nurture your love of life as we enjoy the jungle, walk to waterfalls, and rest on the beach.
- Reignite and deepen your yoga practice and philosophy in daily Vinyasa/Hatha classes and evening Restorative practices.
- Leave feeling rested, nourished, connected and clear.
What You Will Gain
Develop compassion for yourself and the world we live in.
Cultivate a greater understanding of your personal yoga practice.
Leave behind fears and worries that no longer suit you.
Awaken to your highest potential.
Suzanne is a certified yoga instructor and studio owner, paddleboarding instructor, Rolfer (bodywork), as well as trained in various other yoga modalities she likes to incorporate into her retreats. She has lead international and domestic yoga retreats and adventures around the world for over 8 years in California, Colorado, Italy, Guatemala, Colombia, Bali, and more! Suzanne specializes in empowering you to see your own strength and to trust yourself. She loves to encourage you and build strength and support while cultivating compassion for the world around you.
This trip exceeded my already high expectations. The itinerary was planned and crafted with such care to allow for an immersive experience filled with yoga, healing treatments, once-in-a-lifetime ceremonies, interactions with locals, delicious meals, and adventures to remember. This trip attracts people ready to relax, grow, and recharge. It is a must-do. Suzanne is an incomparable leader, and Guatemala is an unparalleled country to visit.
Individual paces encouraged. Individual personalities flourished. Personal limitations discovered and then bent. Space, rest, nature, good health, healthy spirit, exploratory minds and solid relationship connections. Exactly what a retreat should be.
Amazing! Unlike any place I’ve every been before. Food and lodgings were incredible. Highly recommend!
We cannot describe this trip!!! Too many great memories to place into a description. Suzanne was absolutely phenomenal as a host, teacher and guide during our adventure to Guatemala. The location on Lake Atitlan at Villa Sumaya was one of a kind in the best ways possible. Everyone from staff to locals were incredibly hospitable and kind. We have been raving to our friends and family about this wonderful surprise of a trip. If you have the time take the trip, if you do not have the time make the time. It will be well worth it. Both my fiance and I left Guatemala with a sense of gratitude, joy and relaxation because of Suzanne and the wonderful people at Villa Sumaya. Take a chance with Suzanne and get out into the world! It will be well worth it!!
This was a trip of a lifetime! Suzanne is an amazing leader – an experienced traveler and well-connected with locals to provide unique experiences (we hiked, kayaked, toured, and more!) and beautiful accommodations. She communicates really well so you feel safe and ready to travel and is really talented at creating community amongst the group. I love her yoga teaching style… you take that to a place like Lake Atitlan and it is magic. Life changing, soul changing! I truly enjoyed every aspect of this adventure – Suzanne, the other attendees, the staff at Villa Sumaya, those Suzanne invited to join who shared their talents (photography, trip advising, and more), an itinerary that allowed for personal space and freedom to explore, the excursions offered (in which Suzanne joined and had already vetted the experience!), and the spiritual journey facilitated. Not one complaint… I can’t wait to plan the next trip with Flow Yoga Adventures!
I am so glad I took this trip, such a great way to decompress, connect with others and spend time with yourself. Each day of the trip was planned well and there was plenty of variety and options. The yoga classes were phenomenal with the view and level of difficulty as the week went on. The view and location of the retreat was fabulous. Food, amenities and services were amazing. I would take the opportunity to go on a retreat with Flow Yoga Adventures, you will be happy you did!
This was one of the best trips I have ever been on, and I have traveled to almost 40 countries! Suzanne’s yoga classes were great, the other ceremonies and activities helped us experience the local culture and sights, and the food was AMAZING! I want to go back.
Simply awesome and amazing!!!
Triple occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.
Double occupancy in a Jungle Bungalow or Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.
Single occupancy in your own private, 200-Year-Old Balinese suite with beautiful jungle views.
Single occupancy in your own private, 200-Year-Old Balinese villa with a private deck and stunning views of the jungle and ocean.
A completely private campus; available to your retreat group only. Access to a private waterfall, nature paths, incredible flora and fauna, and an ocean view infinity pool. Also included is a dedicated team of 20+ local professionals to coordinate everything for your enjoyment, from touch down to take off.
Private transportation from the International airport to our campus; a private driver and transportation to our campus in Imiloa Mountain.
What’s Not Included
Flights to SJO, Spa Services
You will be immersed in a 22-acre jungle oasis in Dominical, Costa Rica.
This enchanted mountainside jungle venue is ten minutes from the beach and it is the perfect setting to experience deep healing, embraced by nature, yet completely luxurious.
While staying at Imiloa you will enjoy our nature paths, our private waterfall, our salt-water pool, stunning views and delicious and nutritious meals by our five-star vegan chef.
Included in each accommodation is the comfiest mattresses, 850 thread count sheets, storage space and dry rooms as needed, fiber optic internet, daily cleaning service, private en-suite bath, indoor/outdoor design for every accommodation with a focus on nature and being your private refuge, and full service, thrice-filtered private well for drinking water throughout the property.
Bali Village is perched 1200 feet about the Pacific Ocean, on a ridge line of flora, fauna and wildlife every direction you look. These 5 accommodations are 160-200 year old homes imported from Bali. Each with their own en suite bathrooms, the homes bring you back and create a self space for rejuvenation and transformation.
BALI MASTER SUITE
200 Year Old Homes from Bali. Imported from the Java Islands, these homes boast outdoor showers, full kitchen access, surreal vista views to the Pacific, their own salt water plunge pools and hand-carved art that is as old as the houses.
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.
Imiloa’s world-class spa is a curated, sensual and deeply moving experience. Choose from Ayurvedic massages and practices, to a shamanic masseuse from our team members who are from the Boruca indigenous tribe here in Costa Rica, to more traditional Swedish, relaxation or Thai yoga massages, body wraps and others. A full list of spa offerings and a link to book during your free time will be provided to you before you arrival.
- Schedule your plane to arrive at SJO. In order to access your private plane charter, all guests must be at the Domestic Terminal at SJO San Jose, Costa Rica no later than 3PM on the arrival day.
- Once landed, proceed to customs and instructions will be provided to meet Imiloa concierge.
- Proceed to baggage claim with concierge and proceed to Domestic Terminal (3 minute walk from International Terminal). Please be at the Domesitc Terminal at SJO San Jose, Costa Rica no later than 3PM on your day of arrival.
- Private Imiloa plane will be waiting to fly you to Quepos.
- Private ground transport shuttles will pick you up in Quepos and bring you to Imiloa.
- If you are already in Costa Rica, ground transport may be coordinated from Quepos, Dominical or Uvita as inclusive.
- Please do not plan to drive to Imiloa on your own. It is not permitted.
- If you need to arrive the day before, please stay at the Hampton Inn across from the airport, or plan to be in the San Jose Domestic Terminal for private flight to Imiloa by no later than 3PM (instructions will be emailed).
- You will depart Imiloa at 10AM, and arrive at the landing strip at 10:30AM, with an estimated arrival to SJO airport at 11:30AM. The domestic terminal is a 5-10 minute walk to the international terminal at SJO. Typically, it is suggested to be at the international terminal 2.5 hours prior to your international departure. Please book your departing international flight accordingly, knowing that you will be at the airport at 11:30AM on departure day.
Questions? Email us: email@example.com
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.