“One week at Philia, was truly a transformative experience. Not only did I leave with an amazing new girlfriend, but the tools to live a happier life. Teal and Ale took me by the hand and facilitated my reconnection to people, animals, source, and myself. The experiences and relationships from one week at philia will last me a life time.”
Brian (Singles Retreat) 2017 Jan

“Coming to Philia assisted me in re-defining my identity. Where there was mis-trust I learned trust and collaboration. The staff have amazingly magical ability to hold space and connect from the heart. The property sings with birds and crawls with magical creatures. The entire place is a garden blooming with gratitude I am so honored I had the opportunity to experience such JOY.”
– Therese (Journey Into Self Retreat) 2017 Mar

“It opened and shifted me entirely. I feel the deep rising again in my heart. The deep connection with other people healed me and I am willing to take that back to Germany – Kathinka (Journey Into Self Retreat) 2017 Mar

“Philia is a place of healing and real connection. Expect to connect with people and to yourself in ways most people never do in their lifetime. Being part of the first Philia group was a humbling experience and it taught me how to be more vulnerable and human around people and be more confident and powerful while staying authentic. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to exercise deeper spiritual practices and connect with other people who are like minded and willing to do the same. Very few people on this planet have the courage to go beyond themselves and if you’re a match to Philia you are definitely a match to greater changes in your life.”
– Sid (Singles Retreat) 2017 Jan

“Coming to Philia was a life changing experience to say the least. I came in completely broken and left with a renewed sense of identity and confidence. Everyone at the retreat center was very kind to me and helped me to feel comfortable whenever I may have been a bit nervous. I’m always trying to get my friends and family to go because I know it would benefit them to do some self-discovery work. It may be challenging to face yourself as it takes courage but the happiness that is available to you when you do is worth it. I would recommend Philia to anyone who wants to increase their happiness level and bring joy and love back into their life.”
-Alexia (Singles Retreat) 2017 Jan

“I am envious of the people who will be participating in the next [Singles retreats]. For Philia to really work its magic one has to have the emotional maturity to engage in radical honesty and follow the path of love. If you do so the results will be amazing. The retreat is beautiful and the whole team is remarkable. I lost physical and emotional baggage as I connected with some great vegan food and the other wonderful retreat members. It was a smashing experience.”
Daniel (Singles Retreat) 2017 Jan

“Philia is an incredible experience, Beautiful resort in a beautiful country. The facilities add to the immersive experience of whatever one comes here for. I’ve been to Philia for two workshops now, the Singles Retreat and the Breatharian Workshop. I’ve learned a lot, identified and transformed crucial issues within myself, and met new friends, Both Workshops delivered far more than I expected in terms of personal development. I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for spiritual growth and like minded connections.”
-Marcel (Singles Retreat & The Breatharian Retreat) 2017 Mar

“Philia Center provided a space of a profound healing experience and deep connection with others. It was stunningly beautiful here. The workshop was profoundly heart opening and surprising, and Todd Zimmerman, his wife Denise working together with the staff created an experience I will take with me on my journey. Thank you Teal and Ale and Staff.”
– Subrina (Journey Into Self Retreat) 2017 Mar

“This was a my first trip to Costa Rica & Philia Center for the Singles Retreat, January 2017. A Gorgeous & Wonderful place for Inner work, guided by Beautiful, Warm, and Heartfelt Teacher, Facilitators, and Staff. I had a personal experience with Teal, right in the middle of the Kitchen amidst many people during our meal time, and was TOUCHED by her undivided attention, holding me and being there, while I was going through bodily tremors, processing what needed to process. This CO-CREATIVE Healing interaction continued while sitting and having our meals together, where her spoken wisdom flowed from her HEART, reaching the deep of my Core. I will NEVER FORGET that Experience with my Cosmic sister, FULLY PRESENT for another Being (tears running down my face as I’m writing this) of Creation. Beautifully Designed Course, where days of intense processing were followed by Magical bathing moments under Waterfalls surrounded by elemental spirits/orbs. Magnificent swimming delight in WARM azur blue ocean. This Magnificent location on Earth is To BE Experienced by Everyone!!! “
François (Singles Retreat) 2017 Jan

“The two biggest impacts on my self help journey have been; finding Teal, and visiting Philia. The combination of these two experiences allowed to define what happiness is and then manifest faster than I ever thought possible. This led to meeting a wonderful man, my new boyfriend Brian, whom I met at Philia. We are still together and I am very excited about our future together. I’d recommend Philia retreat to anyone who truly wants to change their life.“
Louise (Singles Retreat) 2017 Jan

“Philia served to immensely validate my renewed trust in my own intuition, as a conduit from Source and my highest self. it showed me how incredibly powerful this relationship is, and how the universe—which is to say “we”—always manifests exactly what each of us NEEDS at any given moment. It also showed me that great teachers, such as Teal, Ale and Konstandina do not really give us the answers, but instead show us that all the answers are always found looking in. furthermore, they motivate us to pose ourselves new questions. Philia showed me I was there “in large part on my own errand, but also because of others; because (all of) you were there, and because of the “forrest”, and something I have forgotten; and in large part I knew not why I came.”
Erick (Singles Retreat) 2017 Jan