Costa Rica Retreats

Introducing Vancouver Women’s Writing Courses' Costa Rica Retreats!

Imagine yourself at a Writing as Healing Retreat at an 11-acre, mountain-top wellness resort in the heart of Costa Rica! VWWC will be hosting five-day Retreats at Vida Mountain Resort + Spa. These all-women’s workshops invite participants to connect with themselves, Spirit and each other in an Eden of forested beauty and luxury. 

Half of the day is devoted to Writing as Healing workshops. The rest of the time is dedicated to exploring the local environment and enjoying Vida’s creative, spirit-centred recreational offerings and elite holistic spa. 

Our First Retreat will be in 2021. Details to come...

Group activities include 

  • Yoga
  • Meditation circles
  • Cacao ceremonies
  • Music and fire shows
  • Delicious meals tailored to your dietary needs
  • Cooking classes
  • Informative sessions in Vida Mountain’s organic medicinal garden
  • Guided Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing: the practice of spending time in a forested area for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness and happiness

Participants may 

  • Boat to Tortuga Island
  • Zipline over La Fortuna Waterfall 
  • Bathe in Volcanic hot springs 
  • Hike at Las Musas Waterfall
  • Enjoy a cultural experience and visit the town market

Vida Mountain Retreats are for you, if...

You would benefit from uninterrupted time devoted to self-empowerment, writing, healing and sisterhood… 

You love connecting with other women, sharing ideas, writing and sharing writing…

Perhaps you write and have a piece of work you’d like to read in our sharing circle.

Costa Rica Retreats offer participants the opportunity to meet women from around the world and build heart-centred community. Together we explore spiritual concepts from a woman’s perspective and shine a healing light on personal and collective issues. With our kindness and fire, we support each other to burst through creative blocks into freedom!

  • Are you seeking an extended, immersive experience with a wide variety of resort-based and local activities and attractions?
  • Are you open to the adventure of discovering new places and enjoying a completely different culture and its people?

Vida Mountain Retreats provide you with the opportunity to breathe in the pristine beauty and quiet of nature. You can also enjoy the holistic spa experience, with offerings from manicures and pedicures through hair treatments and massage…or luxuriate in a salt-water infinity pool, jacuzzi, steam room and cold-plunge pool!

Envision the luxury of five days spent with a group of warm, open-hearted women, days devoted to self-empowerment, writing, healing and sharing. Days of community-building at the core level— a celebration of sisterhood!


Costa Rica Retreats offer you an opportunity to:

  • Express your truth
  • Experience the healing power of your words
  • Access your creativity
  • Empower yourself
  • Expand yourself as a writer
  • Share your writing and hear others’ words
  • Get inspired
  • Connect with other wonderful women

Workshops include spacious check-ins; guided visualizations; inspiring writing prompts; exercises to invite us to connect with the creative, the divine and ourselves through writing; optional sharing of writing; partner activities; and group dialogue. No writing experience required!

Workshops are designed to empower women to connect with their creative selves and inner knowing while giving and receiving support in a safe, welcoming environment.

Retreat facilitator Marn Norwich combines her writing workshop facilitation background with her work as an intuitive energy therapist to create a dynamic experience that empowers, inspires and heals!

Cost Breakdown

Writers Retreat / Five Days, Four Nights

Shared Accommodation: $1,210.27

Single Accommodation: $1,535.71

(tax included)

Included in your retreat:

Five days, four nights at the beautiful Vida Mountain Resort & Spa

Three delicious meals per day + coffee, tea, juices and herbal water

Groups shuttle to/from Vida Mountain and San Jose Airport (SJO)

Vegetarian Costa Rican cooking class

Hiking through forests + swimming in waterfalls

Visiting the local town market

Live music under the stars

Daily Writing as Healing workshops with Marn Norwich

*Taxes included

A 25% non-refundable deposit secures your space for this retreat!