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Enjoy a safe, relaxing, liberating, joyous space with other Black women.

Liberate to Elevate Costa Rica 2024 Retreat 


Enjoy 6 enchanted days and 5 alluring nights at the Liberate to Elevate Retreat in the lush forest of Dominical Costa Rica, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  You will enjoy liberating workshops designed to assist you in getting unstuck and experiencing more joy in your life; led by Daphne and other facilitators. 

  • 6-11 August 2024

  • 6 days, 5 nights

  • Dominical, Costa Rica

  • From $3,300 USD

Who is this retreat for?  

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, the Liberate to Elevate Retreat is designed exclusively for you.

Are you a high-achieving Black woman who:

Despite your successes, you find yourself in a constant pursuit of more, leading to burn out?

Feels overwhelmed and disconnected from your true self? 

✅ Is unsure of your purpose or what to do next?

✅ Needs more opportunities to recharge so that you can more effectively show up for yourself and in the other important roles you have in life?

Often neglects your own mental health and well being for work or others?

Feels like you are not enough and have to constantly prove yourself?

Lives with guilt or shame of your past?

Desires to reset your gut health or begin a plant based journey?

✅ Is working to overcome generational and societal baggage that is robbing you of your joy?


It's time to break free from the shackles of burnout, self-doubt, old narratives and societal pressures.  I want to guide you and walk with you as you do the work during our time together.

Retreat Highlights:

✅ 6-Day, 5-Night Retreat: Immerse yourself in transformation at the 5 Star Imiloa Institute, Costa Rica, surrounded by nature's beauty.

✅ Nature's Embrace: Nestled in a 22-acre jungle oasis, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and just a short ride from the beach. This serene location offers the perfect setting for deep healing.

✅Private Flight: Once landing at San Jose (Juan Santamaria) International Airport you will be whisked away on a private flight to Imiloa Institute.

✅ Plant-Based Bliss: Enjoy three meticulously crafted plant-based meals daily, including fresh-squeezed juices.

✅ Beach Excursion: Connect with the sea, sun, and sand on a rejuvenating beach excursion.

✅ Yoga and Meditation: Reconnect with your inner self through yoga and meditation sessions.

✅ Sound Healing: Soothe your soul with transformative sound healing experiences.

✅ Blue Clay and Waterfall: Experience the healing properties of blue clay and the serenity of a private waterfall.

✅ Wellness Workshops: Engage in workshops focused on liberation and breaking barriers, guided by experts.

✅ And so much more to elevate your mind, body, and spirit.

Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, rejuvenation, and empowerment? Join us at the Liberate to Elevate Retreat, where you'll find the balance and fulfillment you seek.

$500 Deposit Required to book.  Payment Plans available.  
Ask about our discount if you pay in full in advance.

Jungle Bungalow- 2 Person Occupancy-2 Beds
Price: $3300 USD

Jungle Bungalows are in close proximity to the common area, and right on the pathway to the private waterfall. Bali inspired, the interiors feature natural finishings and beautiful details. Spacious bathrooms with a shower and soaking tub looking out to the rainforest.

  • 2 Twin beds 

  • 430 Sq. ft. Living Space

  • Private Jungle Deck

  • Soaking tub

  • No AC | Open-air construction with fans and screens that allow for natural ventilation

  • Fiber optic internet

  • The price noted is per person

Geo Dome - 2 Person Occupancy-2 Beds
Price: $3300 USD

Inspired by sacred geometry, the 6 Geodesic River Domes, sit in the rainforest along the edge of a private river. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the flowing water paired with the vibrant sounds of the jungle.  Views of the ocean

  • 2 Beds, Double occupancy

  • 480 Sq. ft. Living Space

  • Private Jungle deck

  • Open-air shower with rainforest views

  • AC

  • Fiber optic internet

  • The price noted is per person

Jungle Bungalow- Private-1 King Bed
Price: $3800 USD

Jungle Bungalows are in close proximity to the common area, and right on the pathway to the private waterfall. Bali inspired, the interiors feature natural finishings and beautiful details. Spacious bathrooms with a shower and soaking tub looking out to the rainforest.

  • 1 King bed 

  • 430 Sq. ft. Living Space

  • Private Jungle Deck

  • Soaking tub

  • No AC | Open-air construction with fans and screens that allow for natural ventilation

  • Fiber optic internet

Bali Village Suites: 1 King Bed

Price: $4000 USD

Bali Village Suites are elegantly situated at the top of the mountain in the 200 year old Bali Village. The suites are located just a few steps away from the shared infinity pool, with gorgeous views overlooking the rainforest and the Pacific Ocean.​

  • 1 King bed 

  • 300 square feet

  • Ocean or garden views

  • Shared infinity plunge pool

  • AC

  • Fiber optic internet


The retreat focuses on creating a safe, liberating, healing and joyous space to share in indigenous healing practices that nurture the spirit, mind, and body. Our focus is on our connection to nature, our culture, each other, self and the Creator.  This time together is sacred.  It is a time to shed old programming and self limiting beliefs and a time to make room for the fullness of who you are in a 5 star retreat space.  


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) answered by Imiloa Institute

Is my international flight included?

You are responsible for your flight from your home airport to SJO airport. 

How does transportation work? How do I get to Imiloa? 

  • If arriving on the same day your retreat starts, arrival to SJO should be prior to 7:00AM. If this is not possible please book your flight the day before and spend the extra night in San Jose. Departure flight from SJO should be after 1:00PM.

  • Be at SJO domestic terminal by 8:45AM. Group charter flight departs at 9:15AM local time

Your flight from San Jose (Juan Santamaria) International Airport “SJO" to IMILOA INSTITUTE is included in your registration price.  

Where do I fly into in Costa Rica? 

San Jose (Juan Santamaria) International Airport. The airport code is “SJO.” 

How long is the flight to Imiloa? 

About 25 minutes long from wheels up to wheels down.

Do we have to take the small airplane to Imiloa? 

Included in your retreat experience at Imiloa is the small plane which we charter privately for just your retreat group. This is already included in your stay with us. However, if you prefer ground transportation, this can be set up as an alternative, however, there will be an additional cost. Please inquire at for more information. 

Do I need to rent a car?

No, outside cars are not able to be brought to the Institute. Transportation is provided by Imiloa. 


Can we go to the beach? Can I go to the beach when I want to?

We provide transportation to the beach during the free times of a retreat. We do not run individual transportation, and we ask guests to group together so we run more efficiently and consciously of the earth and its impact to it.

Is there a lot of walking on campus? Are the pathways steep?

Staying at the domes, you do the most walking, which is 5 minutes to the Heart of Imiloa or to where classes are held. Other accommodations are closer together. One steep pathway from the bungalows to the dining area is about 1 minute’s walk.

How can my family contact me? 

For phone service, there is WIFI on campus, and we recommend WhatsApp as the best way to communicate.

What happens if I smoke in your rooms or bring my own alcohol?

We are a dry campus. If you are consuming alcohol at Imiloa or alcohol is visible in your accommodations or you smoke cigarettes or marijiuana or anything in your accommodations, that is not aligned with our core values, we will directly let you know. You will be asked to leave the property and secure accommodations and coordinate your travel back to SJO at your own cost.

Do you offer laundry services?

Yes, $25 per load to pick up, wash, dry, fold and deliver back to you. Allow 24 hours.

Is there Wi-Fi?

Yes, we have fiber optic high speed. Certain parts of the campus like House of Masters you’ll find intentionally without WiFi.

Are there safety boxes for personal belongings?

Yes, we have safety boxes in all accommodations.

Do you provide beach towels?

Yes, we provide beach and pool towels. Anything you may have forgotten, such as essentials, we always have on hand for our guests. Depending on the item, there may be a fee.

Do you have mosquito nets and A/C's? 

We have mosquito nets in the Bali suites and Bali Villas only. A/C’s are in all domes and in the bali suites, not the Bali Villas or bungalows.

Does Imiloa have a gym on-site? 

Not yet, but it’s something we’re working on. Meanwhile, we’re on a mountain with excellent hiking and nature trails, and yoga equipment (all the props you need).

I know you’re a vegan campus, but what if I want animal products or some alcohol? 

We do not police our guests — we are sharing our values and why they’re important to us. If you are seen with alcohol on campus, you will be reminded of why we have an alcohol-free campus once, and if we observe it again publicly, we will respectfully ask you to leave. Our pans and utensils have never touched animal products and therefore, no animal products can be prepared or consumed at our dining facility. We invite you to email our Chef directly and share any concerns, and we’re certain — as we have for thousands of guests before you — that we can accommodate any dietary request or restriction.

Folks can go to the local beach town of Dominical to explore restaurants and have meat or a drink. Alternatively, the hotel LapAzul 10 min walk from Imiloa has a restaurant that serves animal products and alcohol.

I’ve got health issues or very specific food allergies. How am I going to communicate my needs to the team? 

You are sent a form to include all of your information before arrival. Upon arrival to Imiloa, you will receive a special wristband indicating your food allergies or modified food needs.  This will alert staff to check with you before each meal to ensure you are served food that meets your dietary requirements.

Is the water safe to drink?

Yes! Our water is triple-filtered UV from our mountain’s well and perfectly healthy and safe to drink from all faucets on the property. 

I’m hungry often, especially with a plant-based diet. Can I have food on demand? How about to my room? 

We serve 3 big meals daily, typically structured with breakfast at 8:30 AM, lunch at 12:30 PM and dinner at 6:30 PM. We also serve fruits, snacks, nuts, juice etc., between meals, and coffee and tea is available at all times throughout the day. If you get hungry between meals and snacks are not sufficient, please let our kitchen staff know, and they will be happy to provide extra food for you. 

Are the showers outside? 

The showers are indoors, but some have an amazing view of the jungle. Accessing the shower requires you to leave your main room and walk to the shower/bathroom area in your accommodations.

What are the amenities in the room?

Body wash, Shampoo, Conditioner. Essential oils and diffuser. Hair dryer. And for some room soaking salts for the bathtub.

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