Home-Away-from-Home for the World’s Leading Masters and Educators Who Want to Share Their Gifts with the World


Imiloa was named by a Hawaiian elder who discovered our vision and said what we were describing was, “Imiloa.” 

Imiloa means “creativity expressed through wonder and imagination”


Imiloa is a home and an experience where all living beings are welcomed to awaken their consciousness in service and harmony to ourselves and the planet

We are an intercontinental institute for the education and advancement of humanity. Our world embracing vision is cataylzed with the expansion of six additional institutes. Costa Rica is our flagship location.  

We believe that through a spirit of service and a posture of learning, inviting retreat leaders and educators to hold workshops and events in parallel with profound, meaningful, sustained community involvement with our team, their families in the communities that both Imiloa and them call home, that we can contribute to the individual and social transformation of the planet.  

Costa Rica is the cradle of the North and South, the Incas and the Aztecs, and it was the perfect
first intercontinental location for us. 

As a global community eco-system focusing on education, mentorship and service, Imiloa is the intersection of discovery,
creativity, imagination and transformation. 

We are a place that many often remark, “feels like home.” You can  reconnect with the childlike wonder inside of you. Think about your favorite book when you were 7 or 8 years old… the hero of that book is who you get to become at Imiloa. Transformation ought to be playful and profound, and in service to communities beyond just our own. That is the Hero’s Journey, after all. 

Let the sounds, smells and power of nature awaken your six senses. Let it wash away all the noise and congestion of modern life, leaving behind only the authentic you. Maybe it’s been buried. No worry. It’s there and will be powerfully re-ignited at Imiloa.

Discover the stillness—the peace—the transformation. All of this and more awaits you at Imiloa Institute in the mystical Costa Rica jungle.

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Our team was selected for their emotional intelligence, heart and humility. They align with our core values of causing a Joyful and Fun environment, our Eco-Aware approach to building and sharing, transparency that they can only have what they’re wanting if the rest of us are getting what we’re wanting. “If you win, then I win.”  

Our team mostly consists of Ticos (Costa Rican locals) and the Indigenous who have come together in a spirit of service and discovery. They are dedicated to the process of creating our shared vision (and yours!) with groups. 

Come to Imiloa in Costa Rica. You’ll be gotten by the experience. 


Jake Sasseville (Co-Founder, President and CEO) was living in Maui. He met Nadav Wilf (Co-Founder) through a mutual friend (Bobby Bailey). After discovering mutual interests, they discussed their collaboration together and on June 1, 2018 we bought what became Imiloa Institute in Costa Rica. 

From there, millions were raised, a vision was ignited, 38 Founding Family members from 19 countries came together to support and give birth to this world embracing vision for humanity. We joined forces with our former COO, India Mayorga, a member of the Bri Bri indigenous tribe in Costa Rica, and set out to create an institute for the education and advancement of human beings.

There’s much more to the story, as there always is. Feel free to follow any of us on Instagram or just visit us here and we’re happy to share when we meet.

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