Awaken Your Spirit in Leadership

A 7-day immersive retreat for women leaders to rejuvenate your body and develop a deep, nourishing relationship between your leadership and your spirit.
Jul 18-24, 2021
Imiloa Institute, Costa Rica
Costa Rica

The Event

A 7-day immersive retreat for women leaders, to rejuvenate your body, re-ignite your passion for work, and develop a deep, nourishing relationship between your leadership and your spirit.

You are invited to join embodied leadership coaches LeeAnn Mallorie and Lise Melvin for an intimate gathering of women leaders. Together, we’ll explore parallel paths of rejuvenating your body, re-aligning you to your purpose (hint: there’s an awakening that has to occur), and re-establishing the deep relationship between leadership and spirit. Simultaneously, we’ll explore the rich coast of Costa Rica: deep in the jungles, up on the mountain, and on the beaches that surround Imiloa Institute.

We Offer a New Paradigm of Feminine Leadership If you’ve been feeling burned out, it can be easy to blame the never-ending to-do list on your desk, the piles of papers in your office, or the incessant demands of your boss, staff, colleagues and kids. But what if there were something deeper at work? What if the rules you’ve been following in your leadership were part of an old paradigm that simply doesn’t work anymore – a paradigm designed to keep you at arms-length from both your greatest joys and your greatest possible impact. What if we told you that transformation can happen in an “instant,” as opposed to change that spans years of “adding” and “subtracting,” but essentially leaves you in the same old paradigm? Would you want to learn how?

Whether you’re already a mission-driven leader who feels deeply connected to passion and purpose in your work… but exhausted – or you’re currently lacking clarity about how best to use your energy and skills in service to the world – it’s time to stop doubting yourself and start doing things differently.

What happens when a group of powerful, conscious women leaders take time out of their busy lives to vision, express, design, shift paradigms, rebuild, play, re-juice, and ask powerful questions about the next steps in their life, work and leadership? We say – it’s nothing short of magic.

What You Will Learn

Awaken Your Spirit in Leadership is an intimate gathering of like-minded women designed to:

  • revive your leadership and connect you with a deeper layer of professional purpose
  • deeply nourish your body, mind and spirit with healthy food, guided movement mindfulness practices, and unexpected adventure
  • help you name and unravel the unconscious, self-sabotaging habits that drain your energy when the stakes get high in life back at work
  • reconnect with or deepen your intimacy with the earth leave you with new holistic, body-based practices that will change the way you approach self-care and energy management for good

Besides the curriculum, exploration, coaching and discovery, your week at Imiloa in Costa Rica will be filled with new-found possibility, an explosion of flavors with one of the most sought-after chefs in Costa Rica, and unpredictable new friendships that may last a lifetime.

“What happens when your soul begins to awaken in this world to our deep need to love and to serve… O the Beloved will send you wonderful and wild companions!” – Hafiz

We Offer a New Paradigm of Feminine Leadership

If you’ve been feeling burned out, it can be easy to blame the never-ending to-do list on your desk, the piles of papers in your office, or the incessant demands of your boss, staff, colleagues and kids.

But what if there were something deeper at work?

What if the rules you’ve been following in your leadership were part of an old paradigm that simply doesn’t work anymore – a paradigm designed to keep you at arms-length from both your greatest joys and your greatest possible impact.

What if we told you that transformation can happen in an “instant,” as opposed to change that spans years of “adding” and “subtracting,” but essentially leaves you in the same old paradigm?

Would you want to learn how?

Whether you’re already a mission-driven leader who feels deeply connected to passion and purpose in your work… but exhausted – or you’re currently lacking clarity about how best to use your energy and skills in service to the world – it’s time to stop doubting yourself and start doing things differently.

What happens when a group of powerful, conscious women leaders take time out of their busy lives to vision, express, design, shift paradigms, rebuild, play, re-juice, and ask powerful questions about the next steps in their life, work and leadership?

We say – it’s nothing short of magic.

Your Retreat Guides

LeeAnn Mallorie

LeeAnn Mallorie, MAPP, is the founder and CEO of Guts & Grace and sister firm Leading in Motion.

​LeeAnn began her career as an executive coach in 2005, working with leaders and teams from around the globe, including brands like Nasa, Mattel, Logitech, Shell Oil, the Ford Foundation and the Naval Air Systems Command. Yet she consistently found something was missing—the body. After ten years and tens of thousands of hours of personal practice, she discovered four keys that form the foundation of a new paradigm of natively feminine, full-bodied leadership.

Today LeeAnn helps mission-driven women leaders tap into the wisdom of their bodies and recover their native superpowers, in order to lead with greater purpose, power, resilience and impact. Her new book Guts & Grace: A Woman’s Guide to Full Bodied Leadership(Conscious Capitalism Press) is available in January, 2020.

Lise Melvin

Lise Melvin is a global leader in sustainable development and a healer. She consciously bridges these two worlds, bringing hearts back into the office and our planet back into hearts.

Lise is a certified Somatic Coach (PCC) and bodyworker, and teaches Embodied LeadershipTMwith the Strozzi Institute. She is a skilled facilitator, who inspires immediate trust and openness, and is masterful at holding space and tapping into the energy in a room to support transformation and collaboration.

Other credentials of her’s include: advising the United Nations, birthing two organisations - (re)spirited and the Better Cotton Initiative, transforming her own self and redesigning her life numerous times. Lise is committed to daily practices that resource her spirit, centre, and resilience. She has studied the Vedas, compassionate communication, deep ecology, systems change, and the embodied path of transformation.

Your venue

The Imiloa Institute is a 5-star eco luxury retreat centre set in 22 acre oasis of jungle with spectacular ocean views, nestled in the Savegre Mountains just outside Dominical, Costa Rica.

Imiloa offers luxuriously satisfying accommodations ranging from 200 Year Old homes from Bali, Sacred Geodesic Domes and Waterfall Jungle Bungalows.

The 180 year old Bali Homes
These historical and luxurious homes feature over 12,000 square feet of space overlooking thousands of acres and the South Pacific coast, the three Bali Homes are imported from Indonesia and boast hand-carved architecture.

The Jungle Bungalows on the path to the waterfalls.
Six Jungle Bungalows built on the side of the mountain on the pathway to Imiloa’s very own private waterfall. Bali inspired, the interiors feature natural finishings and a gorgeous exposed shower and bath tub.

The Sacred Geodesic River Domes
Five Buckminster Fuller inspired Geodesic Domes, among the best made in the world, boasting sacred geometry in it’s design, partially solar powered and in the pre-historic Jurassic Jungle, you can experience the soothing sounds of water and experience nature unlike anywhere else on the planet.

World-Renowned Plant-Based Cuisine, prepared by Chef Pedro Pradhu

Imiloa is a proudly plant-based campus. That means they serve healthy, locally-sourced, gourmet vegan meals that are as artistically plated, scientifically nourishing and delightfully crafted for all of our retreat guests.

We believe in the possibility of what living food can do for your gut, and ultimately the transformation of the mind, body and soul. The food at Imiloa has become a catalyst for higher states of awareness, curiosity, creativity and completeness to each retreat experience.

Imiloa’s Chef Pedro, alongside his amazing inter-generational team including his mother Lorena, uses locally sourced food from up to a dozen farmers and vendors within only a 90 minute drive from Imiloa.  Pedro is a living example of being transformed by the healing food we serve guests at Imiloa.

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