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Experience deep rest, rejuvenation, clarity and inner-transformation in this intimate, 4-night retreat for women. While many retreats host large groups, Shine Retreats cater to those who love the intimacy, connection and community that is made possible with small, highly-personalized gatherings.


What would be possible for you and in your life, if you had the space to rest, play, connect and gain clarity on what's next -with EASE?

What would your days be like if you had the tools to make peace with stressful thoughts, limiting patterns, self-doubt and resentment so you could feel clear, intentional and confident? 

Maybe tapping into the source of your joy and what you would most love to contribute to this crazy world doesn’t have to be hard or daunting, and maybe you don’t have to be a different type of person, have a different type of life or be perfectly balanced and well-rounded to feel free and vibrant.

Like Glinda the Good Witch said to Dorothy, "You had the power all along, my dear."

And like someone else wrote in a book once, "In 100 years there will be all new people so you might as well live fully!" 

While our cultural conditioning can lead us to believe that we can't afford to take time off or to invest in ourselves, it's actually the very thing that has us feel great and attract more great into our lives.   

It's been a turbulent last few years to say the least.  

2020 brought to the surface what no longer works, a shift in paradigm and a call for change.  

2023 is inviting us to live, be and create in new ways.  New ways that can feel unknown, overwhelming and disorienting.  

The Shine Retreat provides a space,  process and curated experiences for ah-ha moments, the freedom of belly laughs, clarity, possibility, sisterhood and presence to the perfection of your extraordinary, imperfect life.  

A life to love wholeheartedly.  

"The Shine Costa Rica retreat was hands down, the best retreat I’ve ever experienced in my life. So what made it so great? Jaime’s gentle guidance along with an abundance of peace, space, beauty, connection to nature and the sisterhood were all I needed for a total reset. I arrived distressed and hopeless. I left feeling powerful with the ability to create newness in my business and personal life. And when I got home, before my bags were even unpacked, I signed up for 2023. I plan to use this retreat as a reset every year going forward, so I hope to see you there! "

Wendy Newman

The Shine Retreat Costa Rica....

  • Relax into the breathtaking landscape, nature, and luxury of Imiloa Institute.
  • Gain clarity, inner-peace and an overall sense of well-being through rest, play, creativity and tuning into your body's innate intelligence. 
  • Transform limiting patterns and stressful thoughts through connection and inquiry.  
  • Have space to explore your heart’s desire and have ways to  bring more of what you love into your life.  
  • Connect through inspired conversations and genuine experiences with heart-centered, like-minded women.
  • Gain a deep appreciation for your own true nature and self-expression.
  • Have the opportunity to slow down  - the pace where freedom and clarity live. 
  • Shift your relationship to and vibration around receiving love and abundance. 
  • Experience the beauty, healing vibration and unspeakable moments of nature in Costa Rica.

The Shine Retreat 

At Imiloa Institute
Dominical, Costa Rica

June 21-25, 2023 

Guests must arrive Wednesday by 1:00pm at SJO International Airport in Costa Rica for the private charter plane to take everyone on a 20 minute flight to Imiloa. 

The return flight will have you to SJO on Sunday by 10:30am.  

Recommendations for those wishing to extend their stay in Costa Rica will also be provided.  

Reach us at  [email protected] 


Your Retreat Experience...

Day 1:

  • Private Charter Plane flight from SJO airport to Dominical. 
  • "Welcome to The Shine Retreat at Imiloa" dinner and meet the beautiful local staff.
  • Sound Bath surrounded by the jungle.  Set in the Heart of Masters open air gathering space, local facilitators bring together instruments from singing bowls, chimes, didgeridoo and others to quiet the mind and take you into the Alpha /Theta brain waves for a relaxing and healing experience.
  • Snuggle up in your luxurious room surrounded by the healing sights and sounds of beautiful Costa Rica. Your Soul hugs you goodnight. 

Day 2:

  • Delicious and nourishing breakfast in the Heart of Imiloa, tea and Costa Rican coffee.  Buenas Dias! 
  • Inquiry Sessions with Shine Life Design Founder, Jaime Myers.  Cultivate peace and stillness in your life, tune deeper into intuition and your innate inner-compass.
  • Morning ecstatic dance, a free-form movement space in the healing jungles of Costa Rica.  Feel the rhythm of the beat, move in any way that feels good to your body and soul.  Let that sh** go. 
  • Inquiry Session with Jaime Myers.  Discover a shift in perspective for more peace, ease and freedom.
  • Nourishing lunch -  art on a plate.   Is this a dream? 
  • Creative Expression Session with Artist and Founder of Mining the Magic, Laurie Eastwood.  Re-connect with your imagination, move from head to heart and re-ignite your creative genius. 
  • Medicinal Garden Tour and Cooking Class with Imiloa's local 5-Star Chef Daniel.  Learn about the healing plants and herbs grown at Imiloa and experience, through all 5-senses, creating food with love and heart.  
  • Dinner by 5-Star Chef Daniel, team and your contribution from the cooking class.  Gather in community at a long table in the open air space of the Heart of Imiloa - candlelight, the sounds of the jungle, the warm climate of Costa Rica.  What an incredible day it's been.  
  • Return to your luxurious, blissful accommodations.  Night, night.

Day 3: 

  • Delicious and nourishing breakfast in the Heart of Imiloa. Buenos Dias!  
  • Inquiry Session with Jaime Myers.  Dissolve old thought patterns, have peace with cycles of change.  Gain insight from one another and connect through shared and varied experiences.  
  • Creative Expression Session with Artist and Founder of Mining the Magic, Laurie.  Continue to layer and create your art piece that can serve as a playful and meditative experience as well a visual representation of what's being illuminated at your retreat.  
  • Nourishing Lunch - beauty to the eyes and fuel for the body. 
  • Cacao Ceremony with Queen of Ceremony, Alia Reedy.  Overlooking the ocean and basking in the warm jungle air, explore unconditional love for self and others with a blessed heart-opening Cacao ceremony and sound bath. Offered in its traditional intention and enhanced through sound frequencies, experience an opening of the heart chakra and an invitation to creative celebration. 
  • Dinner by 5-Star Chef Daniel and team. Gather in community at a long table in the open air candlelit space of the Heart of Imiloa - reflection on the day, laughter, the feeling of connection to all, the presence of love and gratitude.  Bliss 
  • Cozy up in your jungle abode.  Sweet dreams, beautiful you.  

Day 4:

  • Delicious and nourishing breakfast in the Heart of Imiloa, tea and Costa Rican coffee.  ¡Pura vida!
  • Morning at Playa Linda Beach.  Put your toes in the sand, enjoy a stroll on the beach or dip in the warm waters of stunning Playa Linda.
  • Nourishing lunch - love for the tummy. 
  • Inquiry Session with Jaime and Completion of Art with Laurie. 
  • Mock-tails and sunset gathering. Life is beautiful. 
  • Dinner by 5-Star Chef Daniel and team.  Who and how we get to be together in the space of wonder and connection. 
  • Evening yoga and meditation by candlelight.  Overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we'll conclude the last evening of the retreat with integration yoga and meditation.  

Day 5:

  • Delicious and nourishing breakfast in the Heart of Imiloa, tea and Costa Rican coffee.
    ¡Hasta la próxima!
  • Completion Circle.  I will always remember you and these precious moments we shared together.
  • Private Charter Flight back to SJO airport. 

Your Epic Retreat Experience also includes...

A completely private campus; available for your retreat only.  Access to a private waterfall, incredible flora and fauna of the jungle, and an ocean view with Infinity pool.

A team of 20+ local professionals dedicated to your extraordinary experience. Getting to know the beautiful Costa Ricans on the team at Imiloa brings extra love and richness to your retreat experience.

Free time for relaxing, dips in the pool, naps and exploring the property.

Transportation is provided for those who'd like to visit the local town and beach on the breaks.   

4 nights private or shared accommodation in a Bali Home, Bali Suite, Jungle Bungalow or Jurassic Geometric Dome. 

Plant based locally sourced organic, imaginative and healing meals prepared by 5-Star Imiloa Chef Daniel. One of the core values of Imiloa is food sustainability.  They use locally sourced ingredients from up to a dozen farmers and vendors within a 90 minute drive from Imiloa.

Optional unlimited smoothie and elixir bar to enjoy morning, noon and night throughout your retreat. (additional fee)

2 virtual post-retreat group coaching sessions with Jaime for integrating your insights and experience.

"I absolutely loved the Shine retreat I attended!! The environment was so supportive of the work I was there to do. The generosity and grace of the leadership and support and the camaraderie of the participants created exactly what I needed to grow. I'm still feeling the effects of being there. I notice a shift in the way I see myself and the way I see the world. I feel more peaceful and more grounded and solid. I'm getting more clarity about my vision and what is calling to me. I'm full of gratitude!"

Becca Gardner

Imaginative and Delicious Vegan Meals

At Imiloa, meals are prepared with love, imagination and the belief that eating high-vibration, nutritionally-balanced food allows one to connect deeper with nature and to the world around us in a more conscious way, and is a pathway to caring about yourself, others and the land around you.

More About Jaime & Laurie

Jaime Myers:

My greatest joy is engaging in experiences and inquiry that free the spirit and give new life to the soul.  My passion and art form is creating inspiring spaces that bring together essential ingredients for magic and deep transformation. 

After years lost in school, at age age 21, I was introduced to the world of personal growth and transformation and it lit a spark in me.  A spark that has quite literally been an obsession for the past 28 years and has led to the absolute privilege of being a staff member, coach, leadership trainer, workshop leader and program designer for organizations committed to a better world.

With a vision of people being empowered to honor themselves, discover and align with their personal truth and lead joyful, soul-fueled lives, I founded Shine Life Design, LLC in 2013 and offer retreats, coaching and online programs.  

Having led over 200 live weekend courses, 25+ years of coaching, 10 years of retreats and worked with thousands of people in various structures for personal growth, I've gained a tremendous love and understanding for what it is to be human and the shifts in perspective that set us free!  

I live in the mountains of Utah with my husband, Seth, and our two teenage sons.  We enjoy skiing, traveling and learning in life together - honoring the sovereign and infinitely imaginative being in each of us.

"My favorite part of the retreat was um, ALL of it. Our dear gentle leader, Jaime, wove each session together in a way that wasn't preachy, just perfect. I highly recommend this retreat! Just do it! "


Laurie Eastwood

Igniting Play and Creative Expression through Art

I'm a champion for creativity on every level and have a strong belief that we, as human beings, are wired to create. I am intrigued by the creative spirit within each of us, that unfettered joy of making something…anything. 

Embracing our creativity challenges us, puts us in a place of the unknown, expands our understanding, opens our hearts, asks us to be courageous and to trust in the process. Every piece of creative endeavor is a new beginning, a new possibility. 

I began my art journey by creating black and white photos that I hand tinted, printed, framed and sold in the wholesale market, including Restoration Hardware and Eddie Bauer Homestore. It became a very successful business which I loved until I didn’t. It became familiar and known, the opposite of what creativity offers, the magic in the unknown! After 12 years, I left the business and began my search to understand and embrace the creative process. 

During the creative sessions, I encourage trusting the process and embracing mystery over mastery.  Like a metaphor for life; we practice playing and engaging with the art from a place of curiosity, courage and compassion.

Accommodations and
Tuition Options

Due to the limited size, retreat registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Potoo Home

Stay in a gorgeous 160 year old home, imported from the Java Islands, Bali, in one of the pristine environments in Costa Rica.
King bed and day bed, fully equipped kitchen, wrap around deck, private outdoor soaker tub, expansive ocean and jungle views.

Total Private Bali Home Registration Tuition: $4497
Shared Bali Home Registration: $3697

Joglo Home

Stay in a gorgeous 180 year old home, imported from the Java Islands, Bali, in one of the pristine environments in Costa Rica.
Wrap around deck with expansive ocean and jungle views, king bed,
full kitchen and full bath with hidden private soaker tub.
Total Private Bali Home Per Person Tuition: $4497
Shared Bali Home Per Person: $3697
Payment Plan Available

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Bali Master Suite

Private accommodations with ocean view and shared infinity pool.
Full kitchen, king bed and beautiful, private, full bathroom.

Total Private Master Suite Registration Tuition: $3997
Payment plan available

Jungle Bungalows

Private jungle deck and steps from private waterfall.
430 square feet of living space. Private or shared accommodations.
Two twin beds or King bed with full bathroom,
including tub and exposed shower.

Total Private Bungalow Registration Tuition $3997
Total Shared Bungalow Per Person Tuition $3497
Payment plans available

Jurassic Geodesic Domes

Stay in the deep jungles of Costa Rica, with all the luxuries and amenities of home. This Geodesic Dome boasts Sacred Geometry, imported flooring, three piece marble bath with open air shower.
480 square feet of living space and 180 degree jungle views.
Two king beds per dome.
Private or Shared Accommodation.

Private Accommodation Per Person Tuition: $3997
Shared Accommodation Per Person Tuition: $3497
Payment plan available

Bask in the sacred space of The Shine Retreat at Imiloa, Costa Rica and share an unforgettable, healing, life-changing experience.

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For more information, please contact us at [email protected]


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