Mystica Writing & Yoga Retreat with editor and instructor Allyson Latta

About This Event

Escape winter and immerse yourself in writing at charming Mystica Lodge, set against the backdrop of majestic Arenal Volcano and Costa Rica’s largest lake.

Enjoy guided writing workshops and exercises, solitary writing time, a private half-hour consult with Allyson on a work-in-progress, group reading salons, and inspiring discussion with other writers. Optional yoga practices, suitable for beginners, will relax and restore your body and feed your creative spirit. Excursions include a trip to Eco Thermales hot spring.

Join us for this intimate travel and writing experience as we explore the central highlands’ scenery, culture, and cuisine.

Open to writers of all levels interested in fiction, memoir, or creative nonfiction. For a Retreat Guide with details and rates, email (contact info blocked). Applicants will be asked to submit a short (max. 500 words) writing sample.

An award-winning editor of literary fiction and creative nonfiction, Allyson is also an instructor at University of Toronto and has led writers retreats in her native Canada, the U.S., Chile, Grenada, and Costa Rica. Find out more on her website for writers: (contact info blocked)

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