Join Martha Beck and Rowan Mangan
for a “culture cleanse” in beautiful Costa Rica!

JANUARY 20-25, 2025

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A wild and precious journey…

Could your life benefit from a “pause” button?

Do the relentless demands of each day drown out your sense of who you are and what you’re here to do?

Do you ever just want to put it all down for a minute and breathe?

Us too. That’s why we’re inviting you to come to the wilds of Costa Rica with us for a “culture cleanse”a retreat where we’ll turn off the voices of culture and gently reconnect with our deepest, truest selves.

The poet Mary Oliver posed the question:

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Your true nature knows exactly what it is here to do. You just need to find that pause button so you can learn to listen, again, to its loving voice.

As we all start listening, we will become a force for good in the world, what Rumi called “a mighty kindness.”

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Come Play!

When we—Martha and Ro—listen to our true natures, we keep hearing the same thing: We want to play with our friends!

That’s how we came to imagine the Pure.Wild.Self Retreat. An intentional break in the year for kindred spirits who are feeling bewildered and want to feel be-wild-ered. A time to connect in time and space for a special group of people who feel the pull to re-wild themselves and our whole damn society.

We want to go where we can breathe again. We want to see the stars and feel the earth beneath our feet.

And we want you to be there with us.

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WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?

You might be a great fit for PURE.WILD.SELF if you:

  • Feel out of step with the norms of our society
  • Want to tune in to your wild true nature—the part of yourself that knows what we are here on Earth to create
  • Trust in the wisdom of nature over that of a broken culture
  • Hope to meet kindred spirits who feel this way too
  • Believe that through connection we are participating in a larger transformation

…and, last but not least, if you like to laugh!

SO… WHAT EXACTLY IS
THE PURE.WILD.SELF RETREAT?

In the process of be-wilder-ment, the first thing we have to do is get away from cultural influences. These influences drown out our inner navigation systems, which is the equipment we need to access our own wildness.

Culture is everywhere. It’s the air we breathe. The people who surround us. The way we eat, drink, dress, and talk.

Culture is at play every time our brains tell us, “You must,” or “You should,” even as our bodies and hearts are begging, “Please don’t make me.”

Taking a culture cleanse means stepping away from all of this and receiving guidance through listening to our deeper selves.

Our co-hosts for this retreat are the dedicated team at the Imiloa Institute, an entity truly designed to resonate with our true nature:

  • We’ll be immersed in the wild beauty of the jungle.
  • We’ll eat nourishing vegan comfort food at Imiloa’s “dry” campus (that means no alcohol or drugs—we did say this is a cleanse!).
  • We’ll be surrounded by the sounds of birds and running water. And silence. And each other.

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THE PURE.WILD.SELF RETREAT WILL GIVE YOU…

  • The rare chance to receive in-person wisdom from world-renowned thought leader Dr. Martha Beck.
  • A “self-development” experience that will make you laugh out loud, even as your consciousness expands.
  • Expert guidance in understanding the difference between cultural messaging (which keeps you stuck in the illusion of safety) and your own deep knowing (which will liberate you into creativity and truth).
  • A connection—maybe for the first time ever—with the voice of your unique “true nature,” which is always talking to you and knows exactly what you were born to do.
  • The opportunity to form an intimate relationship with the earth, the elements, animals, and plants that constitute your natural home and “family.”
  • An opportunity to escape from all the “shoulds” in your life that are clogging your soul.

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PURE.WILD.SELF RETREAT Highlights

  • Daily group conversations and self-discovery sessions with Martha and Rowan
  • A range of curated experiences to truly step beyond our culture, including a fire ceremony and beach mandala walk
  • Luxurious accommodations in the wild jungle of Costa Rica
  • Gourmet plant-based cuisine prepared using all local and organic produce
  • Private charter flights between San Jose, Costa Rica and the Imiloa campus
  • An idyllic setting where you can explore the twin beauties of the jungle and the beach
  • The Imiloa Wellness Bar features signature beverages ranging from superfood smoothies, detoxifying elixirs, freshly pressed juices, custom mocktails, and delicious specialty coffees
  • Imiloa’s signature 60-minute massage treatments, offered by skilled local specialists, which will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, surrounded by the serenity and soothing sounds of the rainforest (not included in the price of the retreat)
  • A dedicated online community space to get to know your fellow “Wildlings” before the retreat and to share photos and details

Ticket Pricing

Doubles

$9,500

per person
Double occupancy in a Geodesic Dome with views of the jungle
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Singles

$14,500

per person
Single occupancy in a Bali style suite or Jungle Bungalow with beautiful jungle views.
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VIP

$19,500

per villa
Double occupancy (for couples or two friends) in a beautiful 200-Year-Old Balinese villa with a private deck and stunning views of the jungle and ocean
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Included

A completely private campus, available only to our Pure.Wild.Self Retreat group. Access to a private waterfall, nature paths, incredible flora and fauna, and an ocean view infinity pool. Also included is a dedicated team of local professionals to coordinate everything for your enjoyment, from touchdown to take-off.

Gourmet plant-based cuisine prepared using all local and organic produce. Full meals, snacks, teas, coffees, and fruit trays available throughout your stay.

Private transportation from the International airport to Imiloa’s campus, including a private driver and transportation to our campus in Imiloa Mountain.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Flights to San Jose, Costa Rica, spa services, gratuities, and other incidentals.
You can find a comprehensive listing on the FAQ page.

YOUR RETREAT HOSTS

Dr. Martha Beck
is a New York Times bestselling author, life coach, and speaker. She holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.” Martha is a passionate and engaging teacher, known for her unique combination of science, humor, and spirituality. Her newest book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best Seller.

In her own words: “All my work is dedicated to freeing all beings from suffering. This requires a commitment to valuing all humans as equally and infinitely precious. Integrity, creativity, inclusion, antiracism, and the preservation of our planet are my primary values in all that I do.”

Rowan Mangan
is a writer, a mom, and Martha’s partner in life, work, and podcasting! She holds a graduate degree in political science and has a background in writing, editing, and communications. These days you’ll usually find her wrangling her toddler, cooking up something hearty and organic, or working at her day job as Creative Director of Martha Beck Inc.

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GOURMET PLANT BASED CUISINE




The Imiloa Institute takes pride in being a conscious comfort food campus. That means they serve healthy, locally-sourced, gourmet vegan meals that are artistically plated, scientifically nourishing, and delightfully crafted for all retreat guests.

Questions?

CHECK OUR FAQ PAGE!

Or email us at [email protected]

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