DEVISING WILD, a Lucid Body Retreat

Provincia de Puntarenas, Punto Jimenez, Costa Rica

10 reviews
Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20
DEVISING WILD, a Lucid Body Retreat
Provincia de Puntarenas, Punto Jimenez, Costa Rica

10 reviews

Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip


Join Fay Simpson, Founder of the Lucid Body Technique, and your host Jenna Davi for DEVISING WILD. A week of Lucid Body in the wild jungles of COSTA RICA.

This all-inclusive retreat is perfect for actors, movers, or anyone looking to expand their body-mind-soul connection through the Lucid Body Technique with the unique opportunity of learning from Fay Simpson, founder of Lucid Body.


This retreat will take your self-exploration into the wild and back again, for devising and sculpting your experience on your body, re-booting of the soul, and a physical signature to take home.

Unique jungle lodging, 3 delicious meals per day, Lucid body classes, group adventure excursions, jungle hikes, beach bonfire, incredible wildlife (monkeys, toucans, sloths, etc), waterfalls, surfing, relaxing and beach included!

You will gain

- Deeper understanding of inner voice and emotions

- Practical process of devising original material

- Expansion of physical self-expression

- Gain professional tools and personal growth

- digital detox and deep connection to self

- networking and growing your artistic community

- explore a truly unique location in the world that is deep in the lush jungle and off the beaten path

- interpersonal and world connections through culture immersion: Local artisan market followed by salsa, samba and other latin dancing with the locals! A highlight of the retreat!

and so much more


We cannot wait to share this experience with you!! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

- Fay Simpson & Jenna Davi



* 6 nights shared or private accommodation

* 3 fresh & health conscious meals daily (including delicious 3 course dinners)

* Coffee & tea all day

* travel guidance

* R/T taxi service from Puerto Jimenez to Encanta la Vida Lodge

* Daily maid service

The Work

* 2 Lucid Body Sessions each day with Fay

* Teachings will culminate in a devised piece to be shared during last class

The Adventure

* Guided hike upriver for a mother nature "Spa Day"! We'll jump through waterfalls & coat our bodies & faces in mineral mud masks!

*"Trust Yourself" Night Hike

*Friday Night Artesian Market and dance party at Martina's Bar

*Beach bonfire

*Matapalo wildlife and beach tour

* unlimited hiking, exploring, surfing, hammocking & beach-combing 

Not Included

- Flights & Charter Plane (From New York flights average from $300-500 RT, Charter Flight averages $200 - 300 RT)

- Any other transportation or lodging outside of the retreat dates and RT Taxi to/from Retreat Center

- Travel Insurance

- Specialty & Alcoholic Beverages

- Excursions, Spa Services & any other purchases made outside of All Inclusive Retreat Package which is listed above.

- Board Rentals

- Laundry Service

- Lodging gratuities. They advise $10-15/day per person.  These gratuities are to be distributed evenly between entire Costa Rican staff: hotel and reservations, the Chef, kitchen staff, bartender, serving staff, gardener, security and maid service.


6a Coffee & Tea, Fruit, Granola & Yoghurt avaiable

7:30a -10a Lucid Body Morning Session with Fay

10a -Breakfast

11:30a - Guided hike up-river for Mother Natures "Spa "Day" with  Jenna

1:30p - Lunch & Free Time

3:30 - 6p Lucid Body Afternoon Session with Fay

6:30p Dinner

7:30p Beach bonfire, pool time, star gazing

Free Time, Excursions, Spa Services

Waterfalls, unlimited hiking and beach combing, animal spotting, sunbathing, journaling, hammocking, wildlife spotting, enjoy a spa service, book an excursion, relax by the soft salt water pool and enjoy a refreshing specialty drink, experience a surf lesson... tons of adventure and relaxing to be had! 

Excursions available for ADD-ON

- Massage  ($100)

- Horseback riding ($65-85 depending on tour company)

- Treeclimb  * A group favorite! ($95)

- Surf lesson *must do ($90)

- Ziplining, mangrove kayaking and more


What is the Lucid Body Technique?

The Lucid Body is a psycho-physical process that offers the fundamental building blocks of a new language, a new insight into the complexities of the human. We are ultimately offering the student a way to embody the different parts of self with a deep visceral truth to enhance self-expansion. You do not have to be an actor to take this course. It is for anyone with a wide curiosity to go beyond the confinements we find ourselves in. This is the time and space to shed and spread, break out and believe in change.

I've never taken an LB class before. Is this retreat for me?

Yes. You will learn the fundamentals of the process, which we will apply to your creative devising work. This workshop is about creating from the body and listening to the voices that need to be heard in an environment that is wild and uncensored.

What should I expect from the LB classes during the retreat?

There will be a physical warm-up and exercises that will bring parts of self to the surface during every class. The child, the Warrior, the Schemer, all these archetypes and shadows will be explored thru the lens of the chakra energy centers. Then you will each have time to carve these voices into an arc of text and movement to be shared with others. The personal moves to the universal, as we allow our discoveries to have a voice.

Do I need to prepare or memorize anything?




Osa Peninsua 

Encanta la Vida is a stunning and Eco-Friendly Retreat Center in the Corcovado nationa rainforest offering a safe space to unwind, unplug, and expore. 

Awake and fall asleep to the sounds of the rainforest in your cabina, each unique in it’s own but equally enchanting. Follow an exotic jungle trail that weaves through the cacao and mango trees, leading you to one of the most gorgeous two-story yoga decks in the world where we will spend our time diving deep into our work. 

Fresh, locally grown and health conscious, all meals are a part of your stay including delicious 3 course dinners. Any dietary restriction will be gladly accepted without hesitation by the talented retreat Chef and your taste buds will not be disappointed! 


You will recieve a detailed info packet with more information after registration has been completed.


1. Fly into San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica (SJO)

2. Take a charter plane to Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica (40-45 mins)

3. A taxi will be waiting for you to take you to the Retreat Center (45-50 mins) (Taxi to/from lodge from the Puerto Jimenez airport is included)


- Look up flights under a 'private browser' to prevent mysterious price increases

- Reasonable RT flights to Costa Rica from San Francisco are around $300-500.

- Charter Plane flights range from $100 and up 

FAQ's, Packing List & Additional Information is included in the information packets which will be emailed to you once your deposit is received. 


By submitting a deposit you agree to the following refund/cancellation policy:

Payment Schedule

1.  $500 non-refundable deposit upon registration

2. Dec 15th, 2023 - 25% of the balance due

3. Feb 15th, 2023 - 50% of the balance due 

4. May 15th, 2023 - 100% balance due 


- AFTER Feb 15th, 2023 -  50% of current funds paid returned, minus $500 deposit. 

- AFTER May 15th, 2023 - No refunds 

- Credit Card, Paypal or other services fees may apply 


It is your responsibility to be up to date with the latest travel restrictions and requirements. Frequently visit to stay up to date.

As of July 16th, 2022:

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?  Yes
    • U.S. citizens from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. can enter Costa Rica via air on flights departing from the United States.
    • U.S. citizens from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. can enter Costa Rica via designated land border crossing sites.
    • Travelers to Costa Rica are not required to show proof of vaccination status or proof of a medical insurance policy to cover COVID-19 related illness.
    • Costa Rican immigration officials have sole authority to determine the length of stay for tourists entering Costa Rica.  Tourists seeking to extend their stay beyond the date indicated by immigration officials must contact the Directorate General for Migration.  More information can be found at this link.  Tourists are not able to extend their stay in Costa Rica beyond 90 days. 
  • U.S. tourists must also have a valid passport and proof of intent to exit Costa Rica within 90 days.  (To prove intent to exit, U.S. citizens must possess a return ticket or a ticket as proof of when they intend to exit the country, commonly referred to as an outbound exit or onward ticket).

Available Packages


3-4 people per Cabina

Prices are per person

There are single and double beds.

 No bed assignments. First come, first serve.


2 people per Cabina

Prices are per person

There are single and double beds.

 No bed assignments. First come, first serve.


1 person in a Cabina

Prices are per person




Arrival Day

Devising Wild begins!

After you fly into San Jose International Airport you will take a 12-seater charter plane down to the Osa Peninsula - an adventure of it's own! Once you land a taxi will be waiting for you where you will take a 45 mins drive through the jungle to your new home for the week: Encanta la Vida Eco Lodge!

Feel free to take a dip in the pool, take a walk on the beach or relax in your hammock until it is time to meet on the Yoga Deck for our opening ceremony! 

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10 reviews
The Actor’s Odyssey is an exclusive, week-long, transformational immersion, strategically set in awe-inspiring, energetically potent, nature destinations around the world. Our program is designed to liberate your creativity by moving you beyond what you think you are capable of achieving and connecting you to a renewed, refined and deeper relationship to your artistic self. Each ensemble is comprised of carefully chosen supportive creatives who are looking to move their work forward, reclaim joy, and seek life’s next odyssey.


I had the trip of a lifetime! This program by Fay Simpson, creator of The Lucid Body, was everything I imagined it to be - plus some! We had yoga and acting training twice daily. I learned so much and left with a very toned body, a new level of self realization and characterization. This was an intense program, presented with such skill and intention. Additionally, everything was so perfectly organized. The people at the lodge were all very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. The food prepared for us daily was delicious, artfully presented, and low in calories. It was all fresh and natural, no GMOs. The natural fruit and vegetable drinks were refreshing and healthy. There was a re known bartender at the bar who made milkshakes and other drinks; non-alcohol as well as alcohol. There were a sufficient amount of activities and massages to partake of, in addition to the yoga and training calendar already programmed and anticipated. Simply being in the jungle and experiencing nature in this way made the purpose of the trip so fascinating and unique. The air is clean, beaches are near, and the jungle is very lush. Anyone who missed this, missed out!
By Sandra L for DEVISING WILD, a Lucid Body Retreat on Jul 04, 2023
Transformative! The schedule flowed perfectly combining deep class work, relaxation, and enriching experiences. The venue was fantastic, a perfect taste of local life.
By Mary J for DEVISING WILD, a Lucid Body Retreat on Jul 03, 2023
I had an amazing retreat, just what I needed. A lot of reflection, laughter, crying, dancing, rejoicing and eating well. Thank you Hugh and Jenna for a life changing experience! Shona
By Shona T for Actors & Artists go Off-Grid in COSTA RICA! on Jun 22, 2023
BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! Amazing self acting sessions for unblocking creativity and your inner artist! Amazing Yoga Sessions to get your body right were it needs to be and chakra alignments! All of this in the most beautiful rainforest surroundings! Hope to come back next year! Love you Hugh and Jenna!
By Felipe H for Actors & Artists go Off-Grid in COSTA RICA! on Jun 18, 2023
I was hoping to learn something new and apply it for the duration of the week so it is in my body, mind and heart! I absolutely achieved it 200% with the help of all teachers!
By Eugenia C for Reclaiming Joy: A Tropical Retreat for Actors & Teachers of Acting on Jul 04, 2022
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