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Tending the Garden – November 9-14, 2020

IMILOA PRESENTS

Tending the garden

November 9-14, 2020

 

THE EVENT

Retreat
Overview

Created and curated by Trauma Specialist Jimanekia Eborn, this retreat is for femmes of color who have experienced – and survived – sexual assault.

This retreat honors a group of femmes who are constantly pushed to the side, overlooked, and over-sexualized by supporting them in their healing.

Jimanekia Eborn

Founder of Trauma Queen

she/her

 

Jimanekia Eborn is a Comprehensive Sex Educator and Sexual Assault & Trauma Expert. She is the host of Trauma Queen – a podcast mini-series for survivors of assault and their allies.

As an expert in her field and as a survivor herself, she also knows firsthand the importance of finding healing and community when it comes time to process your trauma.

Femmes of color are disproportionately impacted by sexual violence – and the few that do report their assault or seek help are often ignored, invalidated, or dismissed. There is a lack of resources in support of femmes of color and the systems that do exist leave their patients further emotionally exhausted & wounded.

We need effective & compassionate care from teachers who understand our experiences & our needs

We need Tending the Garden.

Schedule

 

  • Plant-Based Cuisine
  • Chakra Activation & Balancing
  • Energy Clearing & Charging
  • Sound Clearing
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Postural Yogic Flow
  • Mind-Body Connection Lessons
  • Pleasure Workshops
  • Decolonized Psychotherapy
  • Afro-Spirituality
  • Breathwork
  • Local Excursions

Retreat Tracks

Body Forgiveness

 

Releasing trauma from the body is crucial to healing. You will learn about the mind-body connection and practice body movement techniques to begin the process of restoring vitality to the body.

Mental Health

 

Supported by a team of therapists, you will dive deep into freeing the psyche from trauma. You will learn grounding exercises, mindfulness practices, how to deal with triggers, and more.

Sexual Education

 

For many survivors, practicing fulfilling sex comes as a challenge. Here, you will learn to reconnect with your body, rediscover your voice and explore new sexuality practices and habits conducive to healing.

We’re raising funds to support the cost of 5 femmes to attend this retreat free from financial worries.
The Scholarship is need based & for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.
One scholarship spot will be specifically reserved for a trans femme survivor.

Please consider supporting below. Any contribution of any amount will be considered a Tax-Deductible Donation processed by our non-profit partner, The Effing Foundation. 5% of all scholarship funds will go towards the Effing Foundations grant program for sex-positive artistic and educational endeavors.

Cost of the retreat : $2,222

*(average price of Imiloa retreats $5,000)

Payment Plan Available

 

Included in the price:

  • Plant Based Cuisine by a 5 Star Private Chef
  • Luxury Accommodations ranging from 200 Year Old homes from Bali, Waterfall Jungle Bungalows & Geodesic Domes.
    (Assigned to you, ‘First Come, First Serve’ with Registration!)
  • 5 nights, 6 days at the lush 22 acre Imiloa jungle oasis
  • Private Chartered flight between San Jose airport & Imiloa
  • Private Waterfall
  • Healings, Workshops, & Lessons by Facilitators & On-Site Staff

Not Included in Price

Flights to & from San Jose
Personal Travel/Medical Insurance – recommended

 

Please note, you may only submit ONE application, either Standard OR Scholarship. Scholarship slots are reserved for those who otherwise would not be able to attend this retreat.

*applying does not guarantee a reservation* Due to the nature of the retreat, we will be reviewing applicants & if accepted, you will be directed to registration.

Applications close: December 12 at 12pm PST

YOUR FACILITATORS

Ev’Yan Whitney

~Body Forgiveness Track~

Ev’Yan, sexuality doula & sensual educator, will be gently guiding you to connect to your body with lessons where you’ll be listening & feeling into your senses. We’ll be exploring what it feels like to be soft with ourselves through movement, ritual & intention, & we’ll be creating new stories we have about our self-image – how we see ourselves & how the world sees us. Throughout this exploration of body connectedness, we’ll be holding space for ourselves & each other as we process what comes up in the tender & fun space of body forgiveness, pleasure, & celebration.

Thea Monyée

~Mental Health Track~

Thea’s work is designed to deconstruct pain-centered trauma narratives, collectively challenge & repair harmful beliefs rooted in pain-centered trauma narrative, & identify joy-centered healing opportunities, past-present-future, that will allow you to integrate all lived experiences into the life you are creating. Thea will employ decolonized psychotherapy, afro-spirituality, Tantric principles, & Chakra work into the curriculum.

Cindy Lee Alves 

~Sexual Education Track~

Our time together will be spent deepening our understanding of sex & sexuality. We will explore ways to (re)-connect with your bodies as sources of joy, empower you to center your own fantasies/desires, & curate pleasurable experiences of your own design. 

Jordi

~On-Site Healer~

Jordi will provide private healing energy sessions to support the evolution of self throughout the retreat. We will incorporate energy clearing, energetic body adjustment, energetic charging & informative recommendations to tune into our intuitive selves & process our emotions, growth, & trauma. Readings & healing may also include Sound Clearing, Smudging, Card Pulls, & Body Scans.

Jessamyn Stanley

~On-Site Yogi~

Every morning, we’ll ground our day with a yoga practice that will facilitate a reclamation of the fearless spirit within. We will center breathwork & meditation in addition to a fast paced & sweaty postural flow. Classes will challenge everything we’ve been taught to believe about how our mind, body, & spirit link together. Wear your humility on your sleeve & leave all preconceived notions at the door- if you can find a smile, breathe, & laugh at yourself, this is the practice for you.

Dr. Toni Stewart

~On-Site Therapist~

We will be working together to gain control over your life & redirect your journey. Dr. Toni will be offering trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy to ease your anxiety, offer clarity & provide support during your healing process.

YOUR VENUE

We offer a variety of accommodations:

2 singles (King Bed , one room)
14 double (2 Single beds, sharing one room)
16 quads (4 Single beds, sharing one room)

Each room is equipped with 850 thread count bedding for maximum comfort,
high-speed internet, and clean drinking water derived from our artesian well.

THE BALI HOMES

Featuring over 12,000 square feet of space over looking thousands of acres and the South Pacific coast,
our three Bali Homes are imported from Indonesia and boast hand-carved architecture.

THE JUNGLE BUNGALOWS

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.

LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

During your retreat, ride in style. Our local drivers also double as tour guides, and our SUVs are highest quality and newest Land Cruisers around. Included in transport is roundtrip airport run and up to 100KM per day from Imiloa, making the country accessible and easy to navigate.

Guests arrive refreshed, relaxed and you don’t need to coordinate a thing!

THE GEODESIC RIVER DOMES

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 SOCIAL SPACE

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.

 

THE PATHS

Jungle paths connect the 20+ acres at Imiloa, with hand-made stairs and lighting, creating an immersive, easy experience for you and guests.

THE WATERFALL

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.

Playing with Infinity – Nov 21-28, 2020

IMILOA PRESENTS

Playing
with Infinity

Nov 21-28, 2020

Playing with Infinity is a magical gathering, which foundation is rooted in exploring consciousness, discovering pockets of inspiration in your life that you may not even know existed and building strength in your personal, family, and professional life.

 

  The Infinity Retreat is as much an event, as it is a shift in consciousness to finding your true self and your innate place within an infinite universe.

This 5-Star experience, located in the surreal jungle of the Savegre Mountains, creates an environment where you will receive:

• Four plant medicine ceremonies in a 3,000 square foot Balinese structure, 100 feet in the trees. four plant medicine ceremonies

• An easy-vibe setting for integration and individual coaching sessions that go hand-in-hand with your personal process of self-discovery.

• A Kambo detox that rejuvenates and stabilizes the magnetic energy field of your body (optional).

• Body Cultivation classes with Jonathan MacCaul. Based on yoga, meditation, breathwork, and martial arts this system is designed to provide tools that enable you to manage your own energies and the energy of others.

• Plenty of time on your own for relaxing, exploring the private waterfall and sacred land, or experiencing some of the world-class spa offerings.

• 20 Acres of lush jungle, and a maximum of 18 participants allowed per retreat, providing an intimate experience and journey, personalized attention and the ability to integrate in a way that is peaceful and honoring of the medicine itself.

YOUR MASTERS

Anke and Marie Louise are knowledgeable and experienced curanderas.

They’ve led plant medicine ceremonies for more than fifteen years. They spend months in the Peruvian jungle in shamanic diets in isolation with numerous master plants.
Known for their outstandingly protected ceremony setting and an authentic approach to the discovery of self, Anke and Marie Louise have led over 1,000 ceremonies.

Their teachers are most experienced masters like Kestembetsa and Juan Flores, life coaches like Tony Robbins, visionary Marko Evore, energy healer Michael Barnett and other mentors who focus on meditation, body, and breathwork.

Anke and Marie Lou have co-created a unique environment, uniting ancient wisdom with modern consciousness-raising techniques.

WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF IT

Nov 21-28, 2020

  • Cleansing, physically and emotionally
  • Healing, physically, mentally and emotionally
  • Understand how to influence your environment
  • Teachings, perhaps enlightenment
  • Re-connect to your original dream of the life you came here to experience
  • Discover and resolve negative emotional patterns
  • Become aware of and solving past trauma
  • Create the best possible version of yourself at this moment
  • Reconnect to your true self as a unique part of Infinity
  • A significant rise in your frequency
  • Learn how to master energies
  • Learn how to stabilize yourself
  • Learn about how your physical issues are connected to your circumstances and how to resolve them
  • Learn how to consciously create your reality
  • Learn how to apply what you got in this workshop to your everyday life

BODY CULTIVATION WITH JONATHAN MACCAUL

Jonathan contributes to our retreats by hosting seven body and energy cultivation workshops in which he combines yoga/meditation, personal training, martial arts, and body/energy work.

His classes will be focused on instilling deep lasting awareness of the breath, body alignment, natural movement and the release of tension is being held in the body.
Essentially, he is providing the tools for you to do your own self-healing by first empowering you to become aware of where the tensions (physical, mental, emotion) reside and providing you with the knowledge of how to move and harmonize your energy.

A perfect tool to deepen and anchor your plant medicine experience!

About Jonathan:

As a martial artist with over 20 years of training, competing, and teaching, Jonathan recognizes the importance of self-care. “It’s all about longevity”. Since 2012, he has been a yoga/meditation teacher as well as a fitness and wellness professional. In 2017, Jonathan became a full instructor of Systema (a holistic Russian Martial Art) under Vladimir Vasiliev (Toronto, Canada).

Since 2015, Jonathan has been integrating Systema, Yoga, Qi Gong, Thai Massage, Facilitated Stretching and Yoga Nidra. This led to the development of the Body Cultivation Method; an approach to body and energy-work that teaches people how to move and harmonize energy within themselves and others.

IMPORTANT INFO
PREPARATION, PRE-DIET
AND HEALTH:

We recommend staying away from pork, refined sugars, recreational drugs, any medication, and sex for at least one week prior to your retreat seminar. This will have a positive effect on your experience… If you have any severe health issues or cannot get off of your medication, please check the following: https://www.infinity-retreat.com/preparation-safety 

REFUND POLICY:

– Up until 31 days prior to the event: 80% refund*

-From 30-90 days prior: 0 % refund**

*20% down payment is due at booking and is non-refundable.

**If you need to cancel your reservation on short notice, please let us know immediately so we can find the best solution together.

TESTIMONIALS

“I have participated in a number of plant medicine ceremonies that cleared emotional and energetic blockages leaving me feeling lighter and more centered. My time with Anke and Marie Lou at Imiloa took me to the next level. Their medicine, their individual attention, and their insights and guidance were instrumental in helping me have an incredibly transformative experience. What more can I say? I am eternally grateful to them for their love and for providing such a safe place to go deep. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

~ Lisa R

“I would like to thank you! Three years ago you brought me in contact with the medicine for the first time. And that changed my life completely. My attitude towards life, the world around me and above all towards my own self has changed fundamentally.

Sometimes, when I pause and look back, I cannot quite believe that this person of that time was actually me. Not only have I taken some steps to see who I truly am and what I can be – with your help it was possible to discard many of the patterns that have destroyed, inhibited, restrained, constrained me – drugs and those shackles that have plagued my spirit itself, to name just a few of them.

Thank you for your work and your patience – especially when I sometimes tried to escape and ran into the opposite direction. Thank you for your perseverance, even when I was overcome by self satisfaction and excessive comfort:) Thank you for always sharing your knowledge and insights and helping me gain a better understanding of the larger and smaller contexts.
Briefly put: thank you for guiding me on a journey that makes my life richer, deeper and much more fulfilling. And above it all, thank you for giving me tools that allow me to continue this work also by myself.”

~ Gerhard M

“I have had the honor and the pleasure of working with them both in a personal and professional capacity. I’ve been a participant in their experiences and was comfortable, willing, and excited enough to bring into my own experiences that I run for people.

In both instances their level of grace and composure, the depth of knowledge and the quality of experience has been paradigm-shifting for me, it has set a new standard that I look for in people now, and a new standard that I look for in myself.

They have this gravitational pull that helps you rise up to the challenges you’re up against, to meet the person you know you have inside of you. If you’re considering, if you can feel the call inside of you, you really can’t find better guidance.

Their combination and dance of Western psychotherapy and traditional Amazonian shamanic frames has again set a new standard for me, creating a kind of Neo-transformative package that is itself a step above. Thank you, for everything you have done for me and the individuals we have brought to you. Jump right in!”

– E.B.

“Anke and Marie Lou are undoubtedly two of the most extraordinary instances of humanity I have ever had the joy to encounter. Their loving presence in this world is a great blessing to all. When I first had the honor of sitting in ceremony with them, I remember experiencing the following revelation: “Wow, this is what is possible for humanity. It is within our potential to become ascended beings while still on Earth.” The two of them possessed such a grace, groundedness, centeredness, and lucidity that they struck me as existing at a level of consciousness not far from that of bodhisattva masters. They exhibited a profound intrinsic authority—the sort that can arise only as a result of venturing deep into the caverns of oneself and one’s reality to confront whatever dragons and unicorns one might find there. “We’ve been to Hell and back together,” Anke once told me.

As I spent more time with Marie Lou and Anke in and out of ceremony, my Love for them continued to expand. They approach their work with a joy, lightness, inner strength, and humility that is akin to fresh water from a mountain stream. They possess a remarkable awareness of their oh-so-human foibles and are able to view their own shadows with tenderness and humor. Someone once told me, “Never trust a shaman who cannot laugh in ceremony.” I came to understand the wisdom in these words via my experiences of Anke and Marie Lou’s pristine balance of reverence and levity. When it is time to focus and ground, they focus and ground. When it is time to laugh, they laugh. When it is time to be radically honest, they are radically honest.

When I think of Anke and Marie Lou, the image that comes to mind is that of two mysterious trickster sorceresses bearing magical healing potions from otherworldly realms. The two of them seem to be manifesting an archetypal Yin-and-Yang-esque partnership, as each of their energies complements and contrasts the other’s in a Sacred Dance of Duality. Anke’s energy is like a compassionate yet sharp-taloned eagle, a red-hot katana ready to slice through vast layers of delusion at a moment’s notice. Marie Lou’s eyes are like windows to the abyss; her energy is that of a shadowy yet playful serpent destined to transcend all cages. Their unforgettable smiles give you the feeling that they see and understand realities you cannot presently imagine. It is no exaggeration to say that my life has been enriched immeasurably as a result of being divinely guided to these powerful enchantresses. I am tremendously grateful to call them my friends, collaborators, teachers, and fellow human beings”

~ Jordan B

“I attended Marie Lou and Anke’s retreat at the Imiloa Institute. I have been to several other retreats before and I have to say, this one was by far the best! They really care about their clients.”
~ Rob S.

“I have had the utmost privilege and pleasure of being in ceremony with Anke Evore and Marie Lou Evore…they are the REAL DEAL! The space they hold is super clean and ideal for doing deep work, they work with integrity and carry an immense amount of Wisdom, they quite simply are beautiful people and Souls.“

~ Luke S

YOUR VENUE

We offer a variety of accommodations totalling 17 double occupancy suites (sleeps 34), and a Staff and Master’s Executive Suite (sleeps 5).
We can accommodate up to 39 total attendees. Single occupancy is also available at an additional cost.

*For groups larger than 39 people we can accommodate with nearby housing.

Each room is equipped with 850 thread count bedding for maximum comfort,
high-speed internet, and clean drinking water derived from our artesian well.

THE BALI HOMES

Featuring over 12,000 square feet of space over looking thousands of acres and the South Pacific coast,
our three Bali Homes are imported from Indonesia and boast hand-carved architecture.

THE JUNGLE BUNGALOWS

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.

LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

During your retreat, ride in style. Our local drivers also double as tour guides, and our SUVs are highest quality and newest Land Cruisers around. Included in transport is roundtrip airport run and up to 100KM per day from Imiloa, making the country accessible and easy to navigate.

Guests arrive refreshed, relaxed and you don’t need to coordinate a thing!

THE GEODESIC RIVER DOMES

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 SOCIAL SPACE

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.

THE PATHS

Jungle paths connect the 20+ acres at Imiloa, with hand-made stairs and lighting, creating an immersive, easy experience for you and guests.

THE WATERFALL

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.

Vision Mastermind – December 17-21, 2020

IMILOA PRESENTS

2020 VISION MASTERMIND 

December 17-21, 2020

 

THE EVENT

A 5-day immersive retreat into engineering flow states through meditation, breathwork, yoga, tantra, qigong, ecstatic dance, & bioenergetics.

Imagine performing and living at your best, a complete surrender into personal genius-level abilities and their full expression.

Envision yourself breaking free from all suppressed emotion, alchemizing your most passionate desires, and uniting this freed-up energy with the precision of your goal-oriented thoughts.

Join Kevin Orosz, transformational artist and high performance coach in a five day immersive experience designed to activate just this: a complete activation and anchoring of your personal flow state.

For the Creative Artist, for the Entrepreneur, for the Athlete, for the Savant, the Genius, the Renaissance Man or Woman … what is the #1 state where the divine lives? It is your state of FLOW.

Enter the Temple of Flow: A 5-day immersive retreat into engineering flow states through meditation, breathwork, yoga, tantra, qigong, ecstatic dance, & bioenergetics.

I will be leading 20 renaissance souls through a golden age ambiance retreat, where creative and personal development is made fun and deeply ritualized.

I envision helping create the ideal communal tribe of peak human relationship performance, emotional catharsis, creative expression, movement, celebration, and inspirational anchoring for their journey home.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The place of optimal performance, cognition, and intimacy. “The Zone” or peak mind-body state of enhanced thinking, doing, speaking, and being, a place from which all great art and science spring.

These altered states of pure joy and power are not just spontaneous and fleeting, they can be engineered and activated intentionally, with definiteness of purpose through specific practices and mindsets. Enter a temple-style retreat of ritual experience and upgraded humanity…

Travel to the lush jungles of Costa Rica with a tribe of superheroes set to step into their most alive creative embodiment.

We will travel through daily meditations, activations through breathwork, artwork, writing, raw authenticity, primal dance, bioenergetics, tantra, qigong, yoga, and so much more in order for your to discover and map your flow triggers.

We will be cultivating a sangha of golden age community and nourishment, from our daily practices and group work, to our silent hikes to rainforest waterfalls, to our exquisite all organic vegan diet.

YOUR MASTERS

Kevin Orosz

Kevin Orosz is a flow state hunter and architect who has spent 10,000s of hours and $10,000 of dollars on studying the top coaching, healing, creative, esoteric, and mystical modalities to create a golden age humanity.

He has spent the last 4 years consistently attending, facilitating, and MCing the top the transformational retreats, conferences, masterminds, & festivals around the world.

Kevin is a High Performance Coach, Yoga & Bioenergetics Teacher, & Creator of the (R)Evolution Podcast.

TESTIMONIALS

“I hit so many walls in the beginning, and this was, in fact, the course I needed to step outside of my comfort zone and to reach that place inside of me that needed to shine and to feel alive again. I cannot thank you enough for that.”

Ali Johnson
Parent Coach

“I took massive and immediate action and my life is completely different right now. That was 6 months ago, without that conversation, the timings and Kevin’s word I would not be where I am right now, and right now I am living the life of my dreams.”

Mitch Snyder
Entrepeneur

“I began seeking the release of resistance… and one of the biggest things coming up was to stop stealing not only from myself – by not feeling my cup all the way – but stealing from the world by not giving my gifts, my all, and not tapping into the divine nature of me.”

Michael Anthony

YOUR VENUE

We offer 17 Luxury Accommodations sleeping 15-44 people.
Each room is equipped with 850 thread count bedding for maximum comfort, high-speed internet, and clean drinking water derived from our artesian well.

THE BALI HOMES

Featuring over 12,000 square feet of space over looking thousands of acres and the South Pacific coast,
our three Bali Homes are imported from Indonesia and boast hand-carved architecture.

THE JUNGLE BUNGALOWS

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.

LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

During your retreat, ride in style. Our local drivers also double as tour guides, and our SUVs are highest quality and newest Land Cruisers around. Included in transport is roundtrip airport run and up to 100KM per day from Imiloa, making the country accessible and easy to navigate.

Guests arrive refreshed, relaxed and you don’t need to coordinate a thing!

THE GEODESIC RIVER DOMES

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 SOCIAL SPACE

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.

THE PATHS

Jungle paths connect the 20+ acres at Imiloa, with hand-made stairs and lighting, creating an immersive, easy experience for you and guests.

THE WATERFALL

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.

Costa Rica Self-Love Retreat – January 3-7, 2021

IMILOA PRESENTS

Costa Rica Self Love Retreat

January 3-7, 2021

THE EVENT

The intention behind this women’s self-love retreat is that you see the power of community and connection when cultivating self-love and creating confidence in your life.

And what better way to do that than to form a sisterhood in a sacred, welcoming, and accepting environment…

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.

In the afternoons, you’ll explore the gems of Costa Rica- waterfalls, jungles, beaches- all with a group of women who love, value, and cherish you. You’ll have the option to pamper yourself with a spa treatment by the best masseuses in the country or go on a zip-lining adventure with the most reputable zip-lining company in the world.

Lastly, the evenings will be in a sacred sharing circle with your fellow retreat sisters where we will talk, bond, laugh, cry, connect, and love.

So give yourself the gift of self-love and join me, sister, on a magical 5-day retreat in the hidden jungle paradise of Costa Rica.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

You will learn:

  • how to find your passion, your purpose, your mission
  • how to turn your biggest pain into your greatest strength
  • how to speak kindly and lovingly to yourself
  • mindset reframes that will help you accept your body at any size, shape, weight
  • how to figure out what you really want out of life
    • … and how to go for it even when you’re afraid
  • how to balance health with self-love
  • how to empower everyone around you
  • mindset shifts to help you be confident in all areas of your life- including your relationships, your career, and with yourself
  • how to create deep, authentic, and meaningful relationships
  • how to connect deeply with your partner, your friends, your kids, and everyone around you
  • how to stop comparing yourself to others
  • how to live life on your own terms and not care what other people may think about you
  • tools to overcome the lowest lows, the darkest days
  • how to stop obsessing over food, calories, and your weight

ABOUT YOUR MASTERS

Mary Jelkovsky

Hi, I’m the Mary! The Mary behind Mary’s Cup of Tea and your guiding force on this self-love journey. I’m a former bikini fitness model and competitor turned self-love advocate and women’s self-love retreat host.

It’s my mission to help you be confident in your body and love yourself unconditionally! My story about recovering from an eating disorder, competing in bikini fitness competitions, and learning to love myself in a world telling me not to has been featured in magazines like TeenVogue, Self Magazine, Health Magazine, and Honey9.

After healing my body, mind, and spirit, I started traveling to beautiful, exotic places to host my worldwide women’s self-love retreats (Zanzibar, Tanzania; San Diego, California; Bali, Indonesia; Sedona, Arizona; Costa Rica, you name it!) so that you too can cultivate true self-love and create the life you’ve always dreamed of. I love sharing my heart with you through my writings, videos, and social media platforms- connect with me via @maryscupofteaa on Instagram!

During the self-love retreat, I’ll be hosting daily workshops for you and your retreat sisters on healing body-image struggles, building self-confidence, creating the life you’ve always dreamed of, and most importantly, loving yourself, deeply, fully, unconditionally. We’ll also go on adventures around Costa Rica together, connect deeply with one another and share a transformational experience of a lifetime.

TESTIMONIALS

Mary’s self-love retreat showed me how much I was struggling with hanging onto the past…heartbreaks, family struggles, inner battles, etc. What helped me the most was doing group activities where we all contributed and we finally felt that none of us were alone in our struggles. Now, I’m happy to say that I am setting myself free!

~ Justina; 21, Business student, Sedona Self-Love Retreat Sister

Before the women’s self-love retreat Mary hosted in Sedona, there’s been a lot of negative talk in my life the past 3 years as I’ve gone through my divorce. The constant messages of “I am enough”, reminders to love myself and have compassion on myself have helped me so much. Now, I feel more grounded. I respect myself more. I won’t give of myself to anyone who doesn’t deserve me.

~ Sharon; 55, mom, Physical Therapist, Sedona Self-Love Retreat Sister

I was struggling with my family, work, life, and how “me” fits into all of that. The entire self-love retreat process helped me because each activity was intentionally geared towards transforming inner struggles into inner peace and learning how to deal with daily issues that we all go through

~ Alice; 29, mom, Nurse Practitioner, Sedona Self-Love Retreat Sister

YOUR VENUE

We offer 17 Luxury Accommodations sleeping 15-44 people.
Each room is equipped with 850 thread count bedding for maximum comfort, high-speed internet, and clean drinking water derived from our artesian well.

THE BALI HOMES

Featuring over 12,000 square feet of space over looking thousands of acres and the South Pacific coast,
our three Bali Homes are imported from Indonesia and boast hand-carved architecture.

THE JUNGLE BUNGALOWS

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.

THE GEODESIC RIVER DOMES

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 SOCIAL SPACE

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.

 

THE PATHS

Jungle paths connect the 20+ acres at Imiloa, with hand-made stairs and lighting, creating an immersive, easy experience for you and guests.

THE WATERFALL

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.

Essential Yoga with Geoffrey Roniger – Jan 7-12, 2021

IMILOA PRESENTS

Essential Yoga with Geoffrey Roniger

Jan 7-12, 2021

THE EVENT

Begin the new year by reconnecting with your essential self.

This unique yoga retreat is guaranteed to replenish your energy, restore your sense of wonder, and expand your perspective of self and world. It is an invitation for renewal on every level of your being.

Imiloa is a world class luxury retreat center nestled in the Savegre Mountains of Costa Rica, and Geoffrey Roniger is a world class facilitator of balance, connection, and ease. With miles of hiking trails and easy access to a private beach, the beauty of Imiloa’s natural landscape is simply breathtaking.

Meanwhile the beauty of Geoffrey’s all-levels teaching style is that it is simply breath-giving. Weaving together alignment, subtle movement, and creative metaphors to bring ancient yogic principles into modern life, Geoffrey’s signature sequences will move you toward profound states of contentment and clarity.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

During this 5 day retreat we will journey from the soles of the feet to the crown of the head in order to re-inhabit and reorganize the body.

On the subtle level we will progress through a highly accessible breathing program that will pacify the nerves and quiet the mind. Each practice session will include ample time for meditation so that each participant can drop into the sweet solace of spaciousness.

The goal is to create the proper conditions for inner stillness to spontaneously occur so that our most authentic self can be revealed. From that place of deep knowing, each of us may re-enter our daily life with a renewed sense of what gives it meaning and what fills us with wonder.

YOUR GUIDE

Geoffrey Roniger

Geoffrey Roniger began practicing yoga in 1995 and has been a passionate explorer and innovator of the art form ever since. Well-known in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater New Orleans Area for his authenticity and creativity, Geoffrey’s enthusiasm for yoga is undeniably contagious.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in European Studies in 1998, Geoffrey moved to Edinburgh, Scotland where he helped renovate a 19th century church into Europe’s largest yoga studio. Shortly after his return to the United States, he graduated from Piedmont Yoga Studio’s 18-month Advanced Studies Program, where he formally apprenticed with Richard Rosen and Rodney Yee.

From 2005 to 2010, Geoffrey was the on-site yoga teacher for Salesforce.com, Amyris Biotechnologies, Beverly Prior Architects, Juice Design, and Urban Revision in San Francisco. Through this experience he created Workplace Wellness, an effective and accessible program that uses modified yoga techniques to counteract the negative effects of sitting all day at a desk. Geoffrey’s private clientele has included several CEOs dealing with high levels of stress, professional athletes aiming to improve their overall efficiency, and health care professionals searching for a reliable method of self-care..

Geoffrey also served on the teacher training staff at The Yoga Loft in San Francisco between 2005 and 2010. During that time period he became a dedicated student of the Alexander Technique, and this shifted his personal practice and teaching style toward a more internal, less goal-oriented approach. In 2007 Geoffrey volunteered for Urban Zen at both V Day and the Special Olympics, which successfully implemented therapeutic yoga techniques for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina and athletes with disabilities, and from this experience he was appointed to Urban Zen’s faculty for the Integrative Therapy Program in New York. Geoffrey has been featured in the Awakened Athletes, Masterclass, and Basics columns for Yoga Journal as well as in the Gaiam video, Yoga Now. He created his own instructional yoga video web site, MyYogaToGo.com, so that he could share fresh observations and insights about his practice with students from around the country. He is an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica and has led numerous workshops and retreats around the world.

In 2010 Geoffrey moved back to his hometown of New Orleans where he opened Freret Street Yoga. Since 2013 he has conducted six different Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Programs and has elevated the local yoga scene by intimately sharing his approach to the practice with hundreds of dedicated students. Geoffrey’s main strength lies in his keen understanding of the essential, yet invisible actions that underlie each pose, which enables him to communicate with and relate to people of all types. His deeper mission is to convey the key philosophical insights from the yoga tradition in a way that is relevant to our current culture. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, three children, and faithful dog.

TESTIMONIALS

“Geoffrey has been a student of mine for many years, and in all honesty, of all my students, I would be hard pressed to name a more sincere and dedicated practitioner of the art and science of Hatha Yoga.

As a teacher, I’ve watched him grow from a yoga baby to a yoga adult, and the transformation has been impressive. If you are looking for a teacher that can lead you through all aspects of the practice with great skill and compassion, look no further.”

~ Richard Rosen, Contributing Editor of Yoga Journal Magazine and author of The Yoga of Breath

“Geoffrey is a storehouse of deep understanding of yoga and yoga teaching. His genuine quest for self-knowledge through his practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation has enabled him to leap like Hanuman over many of the obstacles that obscure the light of the soul. He can guide you through the physical alignment that leads to ease of breath and quietness of the mind. Study with him and you will be led to the essence of yoga and yourself.”

~ Rodney Yee, Internationally acclaimed teacher and author of Moving Toward Balance

“You know how you have one, maybe two, truly great teachers in your life — in any subject — who rearranged and re-inspired the way you thought about everything? Geoffrey is one of those teachers. And he keeps getting better, like a great Burgundy.”

~ Eric Gower, San Francisco Chronicle columnist and author of The Breakaway Cook

YOUR VENUE

We offer 17 Luxury Accommodations sleeping 15-44 people.
Each room is equipped with 850 thread count bedding for maximum comfort,
high-speed internet, and clean drinking water derived from our artesian well.

THE BALI HOMES

Featuring over 12,000 square feet of space over looking thousands of acres and the South Pacific coast,
our three Bali Homes are imported from Indonesia and boast hand-carved architecture.

THE JUNGLE BUNGALOWS

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.

LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

During your retreat, ride in style. Our local drivers also double as tour guides, and our SUVs are highest quality and newest Land Cruisers around. Included in transport is roundtrip airport run and up to 100KM per day from Imiloa, making the country accessible and easy to navigate.

Guests arrive refreshed, relaxed and you don’t need to coordinate a thing!

THE GEODESIC RIVER DOMES

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 SOCIAL SPACE

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.

 

THE PATHS

Jungle paths connect the 20+ acres at Imiloa, with hand-made stairs and lighting, creating an immersive, easy experience for you and guests.

THE WATERFALL

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.

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