Reclaim Your Childlike Wonder of Creation


January 7 – 13, 2024

Occidental Papagayo, COSTA RICA

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 The schedule below gives an idea of the various activities and offerings that are included on this retreat. The sequence of these events will be created to support the flow and delivery of the offerings.

Most of you will arrive at Occidental Papagayo  on the first day of the retreat. You’ll have a chance to settle in, swim in the pool, play in the ocean and soak up the beauty of your environment before you indulge in a delectable dinner. Before dinner, we’ll have a general introduction to the retreat and an opportunity for participants to begin to get acquainted with each other.

Each morning you may choose to join a Meditation and Yoga session and/or you may take an early morning walk on the beach before having a delicious breakfast.

General Schedule

The sun-rises in this area are vibrant and as the ocean and land critters awaken you can feel the energy of life all around you. This is a great time of the day to either talk a leisurely walk, or join in the Yoga sessions that are offered each morning.

During the week you will have lots of time to learn amazing and practical information from Amy that you can use to enhance your artistic skills and enrich your life as well as ample time for exciting adventures, playful activities, sharing time with others and time to relax and absorb the beauty of this splendid tropical paradise. 

This schedule is flexible and may change. Each evening the specific schedule for the following day will be posted. This allows us to focus on what the group needs and supports the growth of individuals.

Sunday: Arrivals, Introductions & Welcome Dinner

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

A very special aspect of this retreat is that everything you do during the week is related and interwoven. There is not a separation between the art workshop and any of the activities. For example: when you absorb the beauty of the sunrise, your experience is brought into the workshop; if you choose to go zip-lining, the photos and eye-memories you have can be brought into your paintings, when you have a tasty meal, the colors and textures of the food are aspects of the art experience.

Each of these days begin with an optional Yoga session followed by breakfast.

After breakfast, Amy will deliver her sessions in the morning from approximately 9am – 12 am. You will have a two hour break for lunch followed by Amy’s sessions in the afternoon around 2pm – 5pm. If you haven’t looked at the variety of activities and approaches that Amy will present during her sessions, you may get a taste of them by reading about them on the OVERVIEW page.

Sunsets in this area are phenomenol, so we will break with plenty of time for you to capture their beauty on the beach.

Wednesday: This is a day for Exploration, Adventures,  Reflection, and Rest. On this day you have numerous choices of how you wish to take care of yourself.

You may choose to stay at the resort end enjoy the pools, beach and restaurants. You might decide to visit one of the local villages and do some shopping and connecting with the locals. There are also several adventures availbe for you at your own cost such as: Zip-Lining, Fishing, Horeseback Riding, Hiking, River Rafting, Sunset Cruises, Snorkling, Bike Riding and more.

When you arrive at Occidental Papagayo, you will have an opportunity to sign up for the various activities available.

      Saturday:   Departures