Imiloa Presents

A Sacred Initiation into Whole-Being Wellness, Ecstatic Chant, Indigenous Ritual and Ancient Movement.

NOVEMBER 10-15, 2022


About The Retreat

Reclaim your vitality and invigorate your joy-filled Spirit in the jungle and on the beach of beautiful Costa Rica. Uplift your wellbeing and ignite your innate wisdom. Attune to the frequency of your wild wisdom. Remember your connection to nature and all beings.

Embodying the Elements is a sacred initiation into optimal wellness through Ecstatic Chanting, Shamanic Healing, Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, Sound Healing, Sacred Ceremony, Dances of Universal Peace and more.

Enjoy spacious time to explore the jungle, swim in the clear ocean water, experience a local excursion or indulge in a wellness spa treatment.

Connect with your Body Current® wisdom while meeting your Power Animals through Shamanic Divination.

Experience ancient tools to manifest your destiny and modern techniques to regulate your vagus nerve, the master regulator of your autonomic nervous system. 

Understand how to shift your neurobiology, gently releasing tension, trauma and stress.

The time is NOW to remember your true nature and reclaim your power, passion and purpose. Step into Embodying the Elements today to ignite your innate wisdom and light your soul vision – November of 2022.

What You Will Learn

At Embodying the Elements you will learn how to restore your wellbeing and reclaim your passion and purpose while releasing imprints of the past. You will cultivate a deep connection to the sacred within you and all around you, returning to your family, career and community radiating a high vibration of optimal wellness.

What You Will Gain

Reclaim your vitality by embodying the elements.

Ignite your joy-filled spirit.

Rejuvenate the wellspring of your wellbeing.

Return to your family, career and community radiating a high vibration of oneness and wellness to manifest your dream life.

Your Hosts

Scott and Shanti

Scott and Shanti Medina are a dynamic husband-and-wife duo from Boulder, CO on a mission to uplift humanity by empowering self-realization and community activation. Their sacred sound workshops, inspiring international retreats and ecstatic chanting events offer a sweet and deep dive into embodied self-realization through the vibration of Oneness. Their double-CD project SoMAntra is a collection of original chants from wisdom-traditions around the globe along with simple breathing practices, vagal nerve stimulation, ancient mudras, sound healing and yoga therapy practices to self-regulate the nervous system and ignite the innate wisdom. You can find out more about Scott and Shanti at www.EnergizeShanti.com


Embodying the Elements Retreat was a sublime experience and the perfect opportunity to drop into a deeper realm of existence within our bodies. Calling in the elements and relating them to the Chakra system through, divination, chanting, dancing, and meditation, we were able to work through some of the complex issues we face on a day to day basis, and find new clarity to enrich our lives. The people who participated in the retreat were warm and kind and supportive of each other along the journey. Strong bonds of trust and community developed quickly as new friendships were forged and old relationships strengthened.

I have done yoga meditation retreats all over the world. This one has by far surpassed all the others! The setting and the practices and just hanging out with this beloved couple, off the charts amazing.

At risk of sounding cliché, the Embodying the Elements retreat was powerful, profound and life changing. I left behind old skin, tapped into a lightness and moved forward feeling fully refreshed and renewed. I have so much gratitude to Shanti, Scott and the beautiful people I was blessed to have spent time with in in the truly sacred space of Mar de Jade throughout that week of bliss. And, the dates for next year are already on my calendar. After spending time in that place of magic, so beautifully held and guided on a weeklong journey, I cannot image ever not going back! I wholeheartedly recommend this retreat for anyone looking to immerse themselves within a space of healing, grace and joy, as well as to rest, recharge and renew connection to the beautiful magic that makes this world go round.

This retreat was the perfect mix of rest, play, joy, and community. A spiritual journey to feed the soul!

This is a phenomenal retreat. I highly recommend it!

This was the most perfect retreat. The perfect balance of yoga therapy, chanting, dancing, reflection, free time, play, food, new friends and fun in the sun. I will definitely be back next year.

My experience was transformational, inspiring and a complete reset for my nervous system. Mar de Jade is a magical place that lends itself to the energetic work we did during our sessions everyday, and Scott and Shanti did a beautiful job of holding a loving container. I recommend this experience and retreat from the bottom of my heart – it’s truly an incredible week retreat.

This retreat was the perfect combination of personal development and relaxation! The setting, the music, the teachings were all so rejuvenating and such a needed and necessary break from the day to day stress!

The retreat was beyond I would say expectations but I really did not have any because I had no idea what Embodying the Elements meant. Boy do I know now. It was day upon day of life affirming practices orchestrated in a way that allowed one to go in as deep as needed to heal to shed layers, to find oneself. Mar de Jade because of the setting promoted authentic engagement with others, fostered meaningful conversations and connections. Shanti and Scott facilitated an amazing week that was so powerful, simply put one of the most amazing weeks of my life.

Ticket Pricing



Double occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle.



Single occupancy in your own private Jungle Bungalow or Bali style suite with beautiful jungle views

If you are a couple and would like to stay in a Bali Suite or Bungalow, one person pays the Single room rate and the second person pays the Double rate. For more information please inquire with our concierge team.



Single occupancy in your own private, 200-Year-Old Balinese villa with a private deck and stunning views of the jungle and ocean.


If you are a couple and would like to stay in a Bali Villa one person pays the Single room rate and the second person pays the Double rate. For more information please inquire with our concierge team.


A completely private campus; available to your retreat group only. Access to a private waterfall, nature paths, incredible flora and fauna, and an ocean view infinity pool. Also included is a dedicated team of 20+ local professionals to coordinate everything for your enjoyment, from touch down to take off.

Gourmet plant-based cuisine prepared by Chef Pedro and the team using all local and organic produce. Full meals, snacks, teas, coffees, juices, elixirs and fruit trays available throughout your stay.

Private transportation from the International airport to our campus;  a private driver and transportation to our campus in Imiloa Mountain. 

What’s Not Included

Flights to SJO, Spa Services


You will be immersed in a 22-acre jungle oasis in Dominical, Costa Rica.

This enchanted mountainside jungle venue is ten minutes from the beach and it is the perfect setting to experience deep healing, embraced by nature, yet completely luxurious.

While staying at Imiloa you will enjoy our nature paths, our private waterfall, our salt-water pool, stunning views and delicious and nutritious meals by our five-star vegan chef.


Included in each accommodation is the comfiest mattresses, 850 thread count sheets, storage space and dry rooms as needed, fiber optic internet, daily cleaning service, private en-suite bath, indoor/outdoor design for every accommodation with a focus on nature and being your private refuge, and full service, thrice-filtered private well for drinking water throughout the property.


Bali Village is perched 1200 feet about the Pacific Ocean, on a ridge line of flora, fauna and wildlife every direction you look. These 5 accommodations are 160-200 year old homes imported from Bali. Each with their own en suite bathrooms, the homes bring you back and create a self space for rejuvenation and transformation.


200 Year Old Homes from Bali. Imported from the Java Islands, these homes boast outdoor showers, full kitchen access, surreal vista views to the Pacific, their own salt water plunge pools and hand-carved art that is as old as the houses.


Perched on the edge of the cliff, at the furthest end of the property, sits a 170 year old home from the Java Islands we call Joglo. Complete with a writer’s desk, outdoor Balinese shower, hand-carved architecture that will transport you to another land and time, Joglo is teeming with history and comfort. Your cold plunge pool is adjacent to a warm bath, both outdoor. Full kitchen, too.


This two-floor imported home from Bali will have you wishing you’d never leave. Complete with a King Bed and a twin in the corner of the 180 year old home, Potoo has modern luxury with 360 views of the Pacific. On the lower level, a plunge pool and private spa. Potoo also includes many outdoor chairs, hammocks and a full kitchen, too.


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.


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, 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.


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.


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


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.


Chef Pedro and Imiloa’s kitchen team are rated 5 stars in every area of the culinary experience by our thousands of guests. Food at Imiloa is an experience of itself — the perfect blend of art, nutritious and in harmony with nature, Imiloa’s kitchen is proud to cater needs to every type of request, allergy or desire. We are a plant based kitchen.


Imiloa’s world-class spa is a curated, sensual and deeply moving experience. Choose from Ayurvedic massages and practices, to a shamanic masseuse from our teammembers who are from the Boruca indigineous tribe here in Costa Rica, to more traditional Swedish, relaxation or Thai yoga massages, body wraps and others. A full list of spa offerings and a link to book during your free time will be provided to you before you arrival.


    1. Schedule your plane to arrive at SJO. In order to access your private plane charter, all guests must be at the Domestic Terminal at SJO San Jose, Costa Rica no later than 3PM on the arrival day.
    2. Once landed, proceed to customs and instructions will be provided to meet Imiloa concierge.
    3. Proceed to baggage claim with concierge and proceed to Domestic Terminal (3 minute walk from International Terminal). Please be at the Domesitc Terminal at SJO San Jose, Costa Rica no later than 3PM on your day of arrival.
    4. Private Imiloa plane will be waiting to fly you to Quepos.
    5. Private ground transport shuttles will pick you up in Quepos and bring you to Imiloa.
    6. If you are already in Costa Rica, ground transport may be coordinated from Quepos, Dominical or Uvita as inclusive.
    7. Please do not plan to drive to Imiloa on your own. It is not permitted.
    8. If you need to arrive the day before, please stay at the Hampton Inn across from the airport, or plan to be in the San Jose Domestic Terminal for private flight to Imiloa by no later than 3PM (instructions will be emailed)

    Questions? Email us: impact@checkout.imiloainstitute.com


Our team, the Welcome Home Team at Imiloa, from kitchen to property, gardening to coordination, logistics to transportation, will be available to you throughout your stay with anything you need. They have a ready smile, answers to most of your questions and can quickly support so your experience is easy and fulfilling.


  • Imiloa has partnered with a comprehensive travel insurance provider that meets the entry requirements for Costa Rica and offers “cancel for any reason” plans to maximize coverage: www.globalrescue.com/imiloa (additional cost)
  • COVID tests for entry and exit requirements to your home country can be done on site. We have an on-call physician that can come to the property for testing and results sent in English.
  • We follow cleansing and sanitization protocols as per Ministry of Health to ensure a safe environment
  • Staff and retreat participants are asked to follow and safety guidelines such as social distancing, washing of hands, and proper mask wearing.


Imiloa is located in the jungle, at the top of a mountain, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our lush retreat center is located adjacent to the second most biodiverse land on the planet.

Dominical, only 13 minutes away, is a beach town with surfer vibes, great coffee and plenty of shopping. Just north of our municipality is Quepos and to the south, Ojochal and Uvita, which is known as the Whale’s Tail.

Just 45 minutes east sits Costa Rica’s second largest city, San Isidro. Within an hour of Imiloa in all directions, you have access to airports, cafes, beaches, waterfalls, biodiversity and happy people ready to show you the lush, lovely area we call home.

You’ll arrive easily on our private plane, and your group will enjoy unlimited transportation to and from the beach, to and from the airport and throughout your stay with us.

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