Imiloa Institute is a home and an experience where human beings are invited to awaken their consciousness.
We are founded on the leadership principle that together, through a spirit of service and a posture of learning, we can cause the individual and social transformation of the planet.
For retreat hosts, transformational leaders and event planners, Imiloa has become known globally for a set and setting that feels more like a national park than an institute. We are located on 22 acres in the Savegre Mountains, just north of Dominical, Costa Rica.
Our team expertly handles everything for hosts from ticketing to touchdown, transformation to takeoff allowing you to focus on clients and curriculum.
For guests, Imiloa is a sanctuary and a refuge. It causes an environment of wonder and discovery. Your experience is complete with delicious food, lush jungle, uninterrupted wildlife, caring team members that feel like family and surreal accommodations that will be the centerpiece of your Imiloa story.
Imiloa pays careful attention to detail in coordination retreat hosts so both seekers and teachers can fully experience the mastery and majesty of Costa Rica.
We are a private educational institute and can accommodate up to 35.
Short Term Hello
or Long Term Live Work
As we build an intergenerational community alongside our growing retreat business, you get to experience nature from the inside out. Contact us and see if we can extend a personal invitation for you to join us in the jungle.
LUXURY RETREAT VENUE
With each of its 95+ retreat clients, Imiloa has surprised and delighted first time retreat hosts to veteran clients by providing full “COO” support to your events.
From ticketing to touchdown, transformation to takeoff, Imiloa’s high-end facilities, full nature immersion, gourmet plant based food experience and kind-hearted team walk alongside you planning and executing every intentional detail of the gathering.
Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, transformational workshop, yoga training, painting or medical intuitive retreat, men’s gathering, international mystery school, educational certification or other gathering, Imiloa shows up like no other center on the planet.
Your journey starts with our Client Success and Happiness Team. They walk you through our Discovery Process until you choose to sign a contract to make sure we’re a great fit to be working with each other.
Then, your Client Success Lead coordinates your Celebration call to meet the team. You’ll meet your Project Manager Marketing Team, Retreats Team and Property and Finance team. We’ll ensure messaging and flow is aligned to you and your brand so your participants receive the same high-touch experience.
Then, once you land in Costa Rica, our Client Success and Happiness Team seamlessly transitions you to our Welcome Home Team. The Welcome Home Team ensures every aspect of the ground logistics, creative, food, transport, aesthetics and activities is handled. Their motto is “Yes… and?”
That means anything you, or any participant asks for, we accommodate. Since its founding in 2018, Imiloa has enjoyed 99% 4.9 and 5-Star reviews in our guest surveys and a 77% re-booking rate by those who choose to host with us.
Explore All That
Imiloa Has To Experience
Design the Campus Your Way: Lux Accommodations, en-suite, configured in whatever way you choose (single, double, triple and quad) to accommodate 15-35 guests.
The Accommodation Story: Whether you’re in 200 year old homes from Bali on the cliff, Geodesic Domes deep in the Jurrasic Jungle or Jungalows with bathtubs out to our unofficial sloth sanctuary, you’ll have a story to tell about your stay at Imiloa.
House of Masters: It’s where the world comes to learn. It’s a 250m² Balinese super-structure and classroom, hanging 100 feet in the jungle. It’s equipped for your audio-visual needs. Often used for workshops, yoga, meditation, gatherings and dance parties.
Three salt water pools and spas overlooking the ocean.
Miles of jungle pathways that lead to our very own private waterfall.
The “Heart” of Imiloa: This is at the center of the property. The space is where Chef Pedro dazzles, where groups eat and share time together. The space is a blended design honoring the indigenous of Costa Rica and imported Balinese pieces. “Heart” is 200m² of dining, multi-use, loungy and relaxation space. Perfect for break out sessions, dining, dancing, deepenings, relaxing or individual meditation and rejuvation.
“Working with Imiloa is like joining a family. I felt so supported and welcomed, from detailed advice that took away any anxiety, to warm hugs from everyone, and simple clarity in how we collaborate. The Imiloa experience is such a treat”
– Lise Melvin
Strategy & Outreach Director
“Imiloa is one of a kind. It’s a mix of deep rooted nature with a waterfall included, and is also high end luxury. I fell in love with the entire team. The operations group is incredible and holds a needed and beautiful container of groundedness. The Chef changed the game in how I view vegan cuisine. It is the best food I’ve ever had in my life. Thank you.”
– Raven Marie
Imiloa Retreat Attendee
Event curator & Motivational Blogger
“Imiloa is a sacred and beautiful place. It provided rest for my soul and nourishment for my body unlike any I’ve ever experienced. I want to gather up all my friends and family and bring them with me to Imiloa the next time I go. That way, they’d get to experience the love and grace that I received during my time there. I can’t thank the Imiloa team enough for what they’ve created. Forever grateful.”
– Chad Michael Snavely
New York, NY
UPCOMING RETREATS & EVENTS
Explore upcoming Imiloa experiences with world-famous masters & teachers, eat amazing vegan cuisine, deepen your practices, make unforgettable friendships and come back refreshed and enriched.
You’ll wake up in the lush Costa Rican jungle to the sounds of birds chirping and water falling from our waterfall. Then, you’ll spend the mornings doing workshops with Mary on healing body-image struggles, building confidence and transforming your self-worth.
It’s time to go further and deeper into your healing journey, connect to your intuition, and access the greater purpose you’re feeling called to.
A 5 night/5-day retreat led by art therapist Ella Dufrene & Yoga instructor Ryan Bean, in which you will expand awareness and deepen connections with Mother Earth. Eco-art therapy’s roots take us back to the prehistoric cave paintings, during a time were people intimately connected to their natural environments
Next April 2021, the Paper & Diamond team will partner with Imiloa Institute as they together invite 36 esteemed guests to the 5 star eco-luxe retreat center, which is nestled in Costa Rica’s Savegre Mountains, overlooking views of both the Pacific Ocean and surrounding Dominical Jungle. Guests should anticipate a holistic transformation over the course of five nights and six days as the Paper & Diamond team coach them through a program of bespoke sessions and seminars spanning the fields of meditation, yoga, mindfulness, breathwork, nutrition and more.
Our retreat is specifically curated to activate on all levels. Our focus is to connect, support, explore and rejuvenate
This women’s retreat will awaken, nourish and inspire each woman to step into her full authenticity and power no matter what phase of life she is in. As a mother, daughter, sister or best friend.