March 16 - 23, 2024

Wisdom & Wellbeing at Blue Spirit- Intensive Week 10 Mark Matousek

A Writing to Awaken Workshop

THE CALL OF THE WILD: Awakening Vitality Through Imagination

During week 10 you will have an in-depth workshop with Mark Matousek using the transformative power of writing as a path of creativity and self-realization.

Enjoy a rich schedule with classes during the day and head to the beach in your free time.

Workshop Description

Domesticity can wreak havoc on the human spirit. A fixation on comfort, convenience, and safety can strip you of connection to the natural world and the wildness that fuels your creative potential. Tapping into your undomesticated source increases vitality and imagination and frees your authentic, uncensored voice.

In this inspirational workshop, Mark guides you on a step-by-step journey through your interior wilderness using his Writing to Awaken method. Exploring targeted questions designed to prompt insight, you’ll learn to dispel false narratives that keep you trapped and limit your potential. Mark is a master of providing a safe, intimate, and supportive setting for this deep and revelatory work. Daily sessions will also include group sharing, inspirational readings, and one-on-one work with Mark.

Through this process, you’ll discover the transformative power of writing as a path of self-discovery and the liberating results of telling the truth. A wealth of scientific research shows that a regular writing practice improves physical, mental, and emotional health in dramatic ways. Writing to Awaken has helped thousands of people around the world to reach their creative and spiritual goals.

The wilderness of Costa Rica is a perfect backdrop for this exploration into your own interior. Join us for Call of the Wild and discover of the wisdom already inside you.

What You Will Gain

• Increased insight, mindfulness, and capacity for truth-telling
• Clarity of purpose and deepened personal meaning
• Intimate connection with your wisdom voice and perspective of the internal witness
• Identification of artistic and personal strengths and areas for improvement
• Improved access to your authentic writing voice voice
• Greater understanding of the human conditions as it feeds, and is fed by, spiritual seeking
• Familiarity with your hidden parts and the gifts of the shadow
• Understanding of the role and purpose of memoir and spiritual autobiography

Who Should Take This Workshop

1. Writing Enthusiasts and Journal Keepers. Use writing in a whole new way. This method of expressive writing is proven to bring clarity and understanding to your practice.

2. Memoir Writers. This workshop provides memoir writers with rich new material to deepen their work, increase the truthfulness of their writing, and reveal the hidden story driving their personal narrative.

3. Non-writers. Although we use writing for self-discovery, you do not have to be a writer to reap the benefits of Writing to Awaken. All that you need is curiosity, candor, and a desire for authenticity

Challenging the story you tell yourself – about who you are, who you’re not, what you want, and what really matters – has the power to radically improve your life. As Mark teaches, “When you tell the truth, your story changes. And when your story changes, your life is transformed.” Please join Mark for this illuminating week of deep writing and personal insight.

Online Booking

If you are staying for consecutive weeks it is important that you notify us to avoid switching rooms. Please send us an e-mail to reser[email protected] after you complete your booking.

All-inclusive rates listed include*
– Seven-night stay and program tuition.
– Three daily buffet-style meals (gourmet ovo-lacto vegetarian and vegan cuisine, plus local fish being served three times during your stay)
– Daily movement classes.
– Access to the Blue Spirit amenities and Wifi access.
*Taxes included

– For a cancellation made 60 days prior to your arrival, you will receive a refund less a 3.5% Processing Fee and $200 Penalty Fee
– No refund or credit will be offered for cancellations made within 60 days of the start of the program, no-shows or early departures
– For any incidentals or unforeseen circumstances we strongly suggest Traveler’s Insurance.

Please choose the accommodation according to your taste and budget and proceed to online booking.


7:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Guided Meditation
10:00 a.m.-noon Workshop
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00-4:00 p.m. Workshop
6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00-10:00 p.m. Evening Program

While you’re here, add the Blue Spirit Detox Cleanse Program to any week: (additional charge): 7-Day Detox & Revitalizing Cleanse.


Mark Matousek, M.A., is a writer, teacher, and spiritual guide whose books include two acclaimed memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment and The Boy He Left Behind, as well as When You’re Falling, Dive and, most recently, Lessons from an American Stoic: How Emerson Can Change Your Life. He is the founder of The Seekers Forum, a non-sectarian, global community for self-inquiry and spiritual dialogue.

Matousek has worked with Sogyal Rimpoche on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and with Ram Dass on his book, Still Here. A former editor at Interview magazine, he is a featured blogger for and the Huffington Post, and has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, including the New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine (contributing editor), Harper’s Bazaar, Yoga Journal, Tricycle, and the Saturday Evening Post.

A popular speaker and teacher, Mark Matousek offers courses in creativity and spiritual growth in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe, based on his book, Writing To Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery. He is a founding member (with Eve Ensler) of V-Men, an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls.

More Information

We are remote, yet easily accessible. The closest airport is Liberia International Airport (LIR). Learn more about the area where we are located here.
For all services, you will need to make advanced reservations:
Group Shuttle and Private Transportation Options

We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, which insures you against unforeseen sickness, injury, job loss, inclement weather, and more.

We suggest you learn more in the following Official Statement about the Medical Travel Insurance and requirements the country may impose.

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