Location: Playa Gigante, Nicaragua

Join fellow writers and yoga enthusiasts in Nicaragua for an intensive screenwriting and yoga retreat! Jen Grisanti—former studio executive, acclaimed story consultant, and writing instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge—leads us through an exceptional writing workshop. In the morning, instructional classes on valuable story tools and a system of story hones your unique voice as a writer along with the voices of your characters. Afternoons include writing workshops, excursions and free writing time. Whether you’re looking for creative inspiration or seeking completion of your novel, TV pilot or feature screenplay, this retreat will take your writing to the next level!

This pristine jungle paradise on the Emerald Coast is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and break away from typical distractions that hinder your growth. Jake Paul White, world-renowned yoga instructor, leads us through twice daily optional yoga sessions and meditations. All yoga experience levels are welcome! The practice of yoga opens your body and mind to deeper learning, supporting your creative pursuits. This retreat is a unique opportunity to gain a fresh perspective and get to know other inspiring, talented writers. You will leave feeling revived, with the tools necessary to access your full potential as a creator and achieve success in your writing career.


Aqua Nicaragua is a “Barefoot luxury” eco-friendly treehouse resort situated in a lush tropical rainforest on a private beach cove on the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua. This ecolodge is built above the forest floor to minimize impact on the surrounding rainforest. Aqua is a sanctuary of peace and wellness with the most breathtaking views imaginable. Here, you will enjoy healthy organic meals, dips in the numerous plunge pools, spa treatments, and jungle yoga in Aqua’s open-air studio. The sustainable treehouse villas are scattered about the property and built up in the trees, offering total privacy for guests. Each features a fresh, modern design with indigenous wood floors and walls. You will fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean and wake up to monkeys, butterflies, and birds of all sorts.

food and dining

A nutritious diet is crucial to a successful retreat experience. Aqua’s chefs prepare healthy, high vibrational meals using all organic and locally sourced produce, grass-fed and free-range meats, wild caught fish, cage-free eggs, and brain-boosting fats like coconut oil. This is a gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free event. We happily accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and raw lifestyles, as well as any food allergies.


Sources for inspiration include surfing, kayaking, horseback riding, jungle trekking, volcano hiking and onsite spa treatments.

Travel Details


  • $2,700 - Treehouse Studio - Double
  • $3,000 - Luxury Treehouse Suite - Double
  • $3,500 - Treehouse Studio - Single
  • $4,000 - Luxury Treehouse Suite - Single

Check In

6:00 PM

Check Out

12:00 PM


Aqua is located 2 hours from the Managa International Airport. We will provide transportation to and from the airport on the first and last days of the retreat. Please ensure that you have a valid passport and a return flight booked. U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Nicaragua.

Terms and Conditions

A non-refundable deposit of $750 is required to secure your booking. The remaining balance is due on March 22nd, 2017. Sign up before February 1st for early bird pricing!


accommodations 6 nights stay in luxurious eco-friendly treehouse bungalows
yoga 2 yoga classes a day
meals 3 healthy meals a day
transfers Airport transfers to and from Aqua Resort
gift bag
workshops Daily writing workshops
reading material
group excursion Volcano hiking included