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Imagine Yourself










April 29 - May 5 2023


Join us for a magical retreat in enchanting Costa Rica at the Encantada Ocean Cottages, a cozy beach hideaway with only seven cottages surrounded by lush jungles, warm breezes, and steps away from the pristine beaches of the pacific ocean.  Giving yourself the space and time to be creative allows you to unleash your inner artist. We'll let Costa Rica's energy gently guide our creative pace.  I will be hosting daily workshops to cultivate creativity and the opportunity to indulge in daily yoga (if desired).   Spend your free time relaxing on the uncrowded beaches soaking up the sun, napping in hammocks, surfing, boogie boarding, walking the beach, hiking, and discovering the wonders of this tropical paradise. Peaceful Esterillos Este is in a small Costa Rican town located about 20 minutes south of the bustle of Jaco and 90 minutes from the airport.

Come back to yourself and design a more creative lifestyle.

Costa Rica Retreat



  • Creative Projects that include guidance from me

  • Sketching & Watercolor Painting

  • Workshops on Pushing  past perfectionism

  • Kickstart your art or allow this week to fuel your existing creativity

  • Make a personal or professional Breakthrough

  • Reinvent your relationship with your inner critic

  • Revive a long-dormant project or desire

  • Connect and find community with others who want to live creatively

  • Engage in self-care + self-discovery

  • Or any combination of the above!


  • Roundtrip transportation to Encantada Ocean Cottages from San Jose airport

  • Stop at famous Crocodile Bridge on the way to Encantada

  • Fresh coconut upon arrival

  •  6 nights accommodation in one of Encantada’s beautiful ocean cottages

  • Daily creative workshops With (ME) Missy (All Supplies included, INCLUDING a Journal/Sketchbook with prompts I wrote JUST for YOU!)

  • Daily yoga in the breezy open air shala

  • Three healthy, homemade meals daily

  • Group excursion hike to local waterfall with blue clay treatment & freshwater swim

  • Group excursion to Monkey Mangrove

  • Wifi in designated areas

  • Organic soap & shampoo, in room air conditioning 

  • Farewell beach bonfire on the last evening

  • Endless stargazing, soaking in the pool, dips in the ocean and deep nourishing in nature


You Can Customize  it to your liking. 

 Nothing is required from you.

Not Included in retreat

  • Airfare to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

  • Additional excursions including, surf lessons and/or surf board or boogie board rentals

  • Snacks/Smoothies/Juices

  • Alcohol

  • Additional Excursions

  • Items of a personal nature/souvenirs 

  • Gratuities

  • Taxes & Fees

Take time to slow down and connect deeply with yourself and other creatives.  
Disconnect, take a week for  deep self-care, and enjoy the

"Pura Vida!"

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Pool Side Cottage

(2) Poolside Cottage  Sleeps 2

  •  (1 king  &  1 twins): 

  • Picture rolling out of bed and taking a dip in the pool just steps away from your door. This spacious poolside retreat with a loft is just perfect.

  • Double occupancy: $2699 per person

  • Single occupancy: 3699 per person 

  • 1 king bed  | 1 twin bed in loft

  • 1 bathroom

  • Private outdoor lounge

  • AC , Fan & WIFI

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Garden Cottage

 (2) Garden View Sleeps 2-3

  • (2 Queen &  1 twin)

  • Peaceful garden cottages just a short stroll from the pool, fit with loft and outdoor seating area. Sleeps slightly more people than our poolside cottages.

  • Triple occupancy: $2199 per person

  • Double occupancy: $2699 per person

  • Single occupancy: $3699 per person 

  • Sleeps 3

  • 2 queen beds & 1 twin bed in loft

  • 1 bathroom

  • Private garden seating area

  • AC, Fan & WIFI


Two Bedroom Villa

Two Bedroom Villa Sleeps 4

  • Shared Occupancy (1 per bed- bed configurations vary per room): 

  • shared occupancy: $2299 per person

  • A spacious villa surrounded by lush greenery that can comfortably sleep the whole family and is fully equipped with everything you need to cook a delicious meal.

  • Sleeps 4

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom

  • Master bedroom with 1 queen and 1 twin bed

  • Second bedroom with 2 twin beds

  • Fully equipped kitchen with stove, rice cooker, coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator, dinnerware and flatware

  • Private outdoor lounge seating area

  • AC, Fan ,Wifi & Safety Box.


Private Retreat

Private Retreat Sleeps 1 or 2

  • 1 Queen Bed Great for Couples!

  • single occupancy: $3499 per person

  • OR Double Occupancy $2299 per person

  • Your cozy personal retreat fit with your a private balcony overlooking the pool and lush surroundings. Perfect for couples or solo travelers.

  • Sleeps 2

  • Second floor poolside room

  • 1 king bed or convert to 2 twin beds

  • 1 bathroom

  • Private balcony with hammock

  • AC, Fan & Wifi


Ocean Front Cottage

  • Shared Occupancy : 2699 Per Person

  • Sleeps 4

  • Imagine picture-perfect sunsets on your own private patio overlooking the pacific and falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean. This romantic hide-a-way is fully equipped with everything you might need.

  • 1 king bed & 2 twins

  • Master bath featuring walk-in shower with dual shower heads and double vanity

  • Fully equipped kitchenette with gas burner, toaster, rice cooker, coffee maker, refrigerator, dinnerware and flatware

  • Private patio overlooking the pacific


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$1190 non-refundable deposit holds your space, with the remainder due March 27, 2023.

* Room availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and retreat size is limited to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Prices are based on shared occupancy of rooms unless otherwise specified.  You can request who you share a room with or be randomly placed If you are traveling alone. Making New Best friends is half the fun of a creative retreat.

Feel Free to Email or Call me if you have any question:



You have made this trip an impactful experience for all of us and we are extremely grateful for all your hard work. This trip has been both inspiring and rejuvenating for our creative spirits. Thank you so much for working with me on my art. I will always appreciate it.

~Addison L.


What an amazing experience. Your influence reached so many and have inspired us in so many ways. Look at all the handful, talented people you have connected. I’m forever grateful I stepped Into your gallery. 

You guys are so adorable and such an inspiration to us in many ways. Thank you for attending to us so well and being such a solid force of support. I’m so grateful to have you both in my life now, and to be introduced  to so many wonderful people.

~Leniece L.


Thank you for organizing the most wonderful retreat… Ever!! Loved the place, the lessons, the food, the people. Thank you Always for helping me paint with Joy.

~Mary Margaret S.


Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to participate in your Colors of Mexico retreat. It was absolutely Magical!

~Deborah Y.

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