EIGHT GOVERNING PRINCIPLES
INTER-GENRATIONAL COMMUNITY LIVING
ONTOLOGICAL STUDY AS A PATH TO SERVICE
SUSTAINABILITY (FOOD, POWER, WATER)
APPRECIATION OF ART AND SCINCE AS ONE
EXERTION OF THE FOUR ELEMENTS
LIVING BUILDING DESIGN
ADVENTURE AND SURPRISE
We welcome Masters and their students, for profit and not-for-profit organizations, as well as, people looking for the ultimate vacation to host or join events and experiences at Imiloa. As we aim to help others recognize that we are the true masters of our lives, we are pioneering the evolution of mastery and community building for a bright future.
By creating the fundamentals for a fun and entertaining, turnkey solution to higher education and high-end hospitality, the Imiloa brand is on path to become a global leader in the LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health & Sustainability) market.
We value transparency, relationships based on the pursuit of unconditional love, and thrive in the spirit of service. Our team and founding family cover nearly a dozen industries from all corners of the globe and bring a rich fabric of insight, knowledge, experience and heart to an expanding community.
CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
Jake began his career as the youngest host in late night TV history on ABC after Jimmy Kimmel Live! At age 21, he built an entertainment studio and production company in New York City. By the age of 27, he had produced late night TV, music tours with Kanye West, One Republic and J. Cole, revolutionized brand integrations and endorsements for entertainment and music, and wrote his first book.
His 200+ episode podcast, The Jake Sasseville Show, is released weekly and has netted over 5 million downloads, and features radically truthful conversations with famous and not-so-famous folks, at the intersection of culture and consciousness.
After moving to Maui just before his 29th birthday, Jake discovered the powerful relationships created in the intimacy of his home. He’s opened it up to nearly 3,000 people over the last three years for retreats, corporate gatherings and individuals on sabbaticals.
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
Nadav considers himself a spiritual entrepreneur. He has built and sold two startups in the online advertising space
After his last sale, he realized he wasn’t fulfilled and went on a journey to find his passion, in what he calls the Passion Pivot.
In addition to Imiloa and Compassionate Adventures,
Nadav is Chief Lifestylist and Founder of LifestylePerfected.co where he coaches founders and CEOs in the social impact space, and influencers with 1+ MM followings on social media. He focuses on creating a world of abundance through exponential technologies and spiritual practices. Nadav is excited about creating transformative experiences at the Institute.
Jeff Smith is a heart-centered entrepreneur whose journey has taken him from being homeless as a child to creating impact businesses that have changed his life and those of thousands of others. He built Recovery Brands, the largest provider of consumer resources and treatment referrals for those suffering from addiction and behavioral health challenges.
In recent years Jeff has turned his attention toward the world of influencer marketing, creating influence.co, a LinkedIn for influencers with a combined reach of 1.4 billion. He is also currently developing several purpose driven e-commerce brands in the vitamin and beauty spaces. He enjoys travel, music festivals, meditation and helping others succeed.
Over the last 13 months, Jake, Nadav and Jeff have launched “Compassionate Adventures,” a real estate investment and management vehicle with over 130 apartments under management on the US mainland.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND RETREATS
India is indigenous Costa Rican (a member of MuLuLiwak, pronounced: Moo’ru’re’uak’, a tribe in Talamanca) and comes to Imiloa after heading new business development at a French ad agency in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has been involved in many startup companies for more than 15 years, including software gaming, e-commerce, headhunting companies managing business development, sales and marketing strategies, along with operational procedures.
A graduate of Harvard, she decided to leave the mainstream advertising world and return to her roots. A vegan surfer, India is a master of hospitality, marketing and creating experiences that have a higher purpose. Bringing healing to those around her through actions and words, her purpose focuses on hospitality and service of the human species.
She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and sincerely looks forward to getting to know you.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Joel is a Canadian who left the urban jungle to live and work in the Costa Rican jungle! An international development graduate, Joel has lived and worked in over 12 different countries. After working in disaster management abroad, Joel moved into working in technology, entertainment, education, and blockchain for social good.
Before joining Imiloa, Joel ran his own retreat brands in Asia and understands intimately how difficult it is to find a soul aligned venue. Joel simply loves sharing his retreat building, marketing, and hosting experience.
You can find Joel in the garden, building bamboo homes, or cooking up a storm for friends.
Joel is speaks English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese and can help you bring your special magic to the world.
WHY COSTA RICA?
Featuring 180 degree sunset ocean views overlooking the Pacific coast from Manuel Antonio in the north to the Osa Peninsula and Cano Island in the south, Imiloa is at the end of a privately maintained road on top of a mountain ridge line teaming with wildlife. It features deep primary and secondary jungle forests, sprawled across 20 mountain acres, with 1,000 acres surrounding.
With a local chartered flight from the city to the coast and then a short drive, you can arrive in about 45 minutes from San Jose, or you can choose a spectacular 3 hour drive down the Pan American highway along the Pacific coast.