paint FEARLESS® costa rica

Nosara, Costa Rica 

Every artist needs a sacred pocket of time — a retreat, where they can shed their daily routine and sink deeply into their creativity.

At Paint FEARLESS Costa Rica we will drink in the beauty of Costa Rica and pour it through our paintbrush as we create a body of artwork inspired by the elements of water, air, earth, and fire.

With Nosara’s untamed landscape, precious warm beaches, jungle funky vibe, and healing sunsets, there’s no better place on Earth  to renew your spirit and nourish your Artist Soul.

After eight delicious days at Paint FEARLESS Costa Rica you will leave feeling creatively energized, connected to your own unique artistic voice, and transformed by the nuggets of insight you collect along the way.

If you are a woman artist with a desire to Paint FEARLESS and are hungry for adventure – consider this your invitation to join me at Paint FEARLESS Costa Rica in November 12 -20, 2021.

As they say in Costa Rica — ¡Pura Vida!


A Little About Nosara, Costa Rica…

Nosara is a quaint little surf town located on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Penisula nestled next to the Pacific Ocean.  National Geographic named it one of the top surfing spots on the planet!

Known for its protected national park and undeveloped forests, Nosara is home to an abundant wildlife including the largest turtle nesting site in the world.

A diverse community of expats live in Nosara bringing a unique flavor of cuisine and culture to this jewel of a town.

Costa Rica’s national newspaper stated that: “Nosara is a dusty place with a golden aura, a weird and wonderful vortex of personal, social and global consciousness, a place where people come to find themselves and sometimes never leave.”


At Paint FEARLESS Costa Rica we will sink into the untamed heart of Mother Nature, align ourselves with her wisdom, and infuse it into our daily painting practice.  I’ll invite you to embrace the world as an Artist — we’ll hunt for visual symbols, unveil revealing metaphors, and open ourselves to serendipity, creativity, and the sweetness of the unknown in our paintings and in our hearts.

Our focus will be on creating an intuitive body of paintings inspired by the four elements: Water, Air, Earth, and Fire.  Through demos, discussions, and creative exercises I’ll challenge you to go deeper, be more fearless, and trust your creative instincts.

Each day there will be time to fully recharge and renew your body, spirit, and mind by soaking in Mother Nature’s healing presence, enjoying the company of kindreds, or sneaking away to lounge on a hammock.

At Paint FEARLESS Costa Rica space is limited so you can expect loads of one-on-one guidance, support, and an intimate peek into my own creative process to inspire and uplift you.

As always, all levels of experience are welcome and celebrated. Come! Come! Come!!!


Check out the itinerary…

  • Friday, November 12: Settle in and dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn across from the Liberia Airport.
  • Saturday, November 13: Breakfast and travel to Ahki Retreat Center.  Along the way we will visit a gallery, a ceramic studio, and have lunch at a traditional Costa Rican restaurant.  Once we arrive at Ahki there will be time to settle into our rooms, followed by dinner.
  • Sunday, November 14: Breakfast. Morning workshop & FEARLESS® Painting. Lunch. Visit Playa Guiones (beach) for sand mandalas. Dinner.
  • Monday, November 15: Breakfast. Morning workshop & FEARLESS® Painting. Lunch. Visit Playa Pelada (beach). Dinner.
  • Tuesday, November 16: Breakfast. Morning workshop & FEARLESS® Painting. Lunch. Sound Journey with Shanti Sounds. Break. Dinner.
  • Wednesday, November 17: Breakfast. Morning workshop & FEARLESS® Painting. Lunch. Break. Afternoon workshop & FEARLESS® Painting. Dinner.
  • Thursday, November 18: Breakfast. This is your free day to explore or simply indulge in a delicious day of rest! Go for a guided hike, take a zipline adventure, receive a massage, shop Nosara’s funky boutiques, relax at the beach, or spend the whole day in the studio! Transportation and a bagged lunch will be provided or treat yourself to lunch at one of the many delicious restaurants in town. We will then gather later for dinner on the beach!
  • Friday, November 29: Breakfast. FEARLESS® Painting. Lunch. Final shows. Closing circle. Dinner.
  • Saturday, November 20: Breakfast, check out, travel.

We will be staying at the beautiful Ahki Retreat

I took a week long retreat at Ahki and fell completely in love with this magical hideaway tucked away on 5.5 acres of mountain rainforest. Every aspect of this beautiful center was mindfully designed using sacred geometry and the philosophy that a building is a living, breathing organism. The moment you step into Ahki you feel the healing, sacred energy surround you and your whole being begins to shift and relax. I knew immediately that something was really special about this place and I know you will feel it too!

The best part is that at Paint FEARLESS Costa Rica we will have Ahki all to ourselves! There are six spacious double occupancy cabinas each with a private bathroom, a gorgeous salt water pool, dining area with a breathtaking view, a practice hall that we’ll transform into a studio, and a library with comfy couches and chairs for late night conversations.

All meals at Paint FEARLESS Costa Rica are included and are seasonal, organic, vegetarian fare with chicken and fish offered two nights for an additional charge. Plus, on Thursday we will eat out at my favorite restaurant located right on the beach!

Hit play on the video to learn more about Ahki retreat. 

Stay inspired at the beautiful and serene Ahki Retreat

Here is what you will receive at Paint FEARLESS Costa Rica…

  • One night, double occupancy lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn across from the Liberia Airport on Friday, November 12, 2021.
  • Seven nights, double occupancy lodging at Ahki, reserved exclusively for Paint FEARLESS Costa Rica starting Saturday, November 13, 2021.
  • Ground transportation to and from the Liberia airport (LIR) / Hilton Garden Inn.
  • Eight breakfasts, seven lunches, and seven dinners. The meals are vegetarian with optional local fish or organic chicken available for an extra charge. Dinner at La Luna restaurant on Thursday night is NOT included.
  • Visits to Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada (beaches), a traditional ceramics studio, and traditional and contemporary Costa Rican art studios.
  • A sound journey with Shanti Sounds.
  • Full use of the pool, library, and studio space.
  • Ground transportation to beach and town excursions!
  • Workshop instruction, support, and tons of one-on-one guidance from Connie Solera.
  • Special FEARLESS® Painting hand outs to take home with you.
  • Access to Connie Solera’s personal collage stash to use in your own work.
  • An intimate glimpse into Connie Solera’s painting process as she builds a body of work.
  • Pre-trip notes and guidelines.
  • A special FEARLESS® Painter apron.
  • A special alumna discount & VIP early registration for all returning students.
  • Advice on travel plans before or after the trip if desired.
  • Friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.


Airfare, art supplies, additional excursions, spa services, additional food or incidentals, dinner at La Luna restaurant Thursday night, and tipping for staff and driver.

Praise from Past FEARLESS® Painters!

PJ Lawrence

I recently returned home from my 4th(!) Paint FEARLESS retreat… and I’ve already signed up for a 5th one! Want to know why?

One of Connie’s true gifts that draws me to her retreats time after time is her ability to sense and understand the unique energy of the group and of each individual who makes it up. She works with that energy to provide a new experience each time that fits each member.

In my first retreat, Connie gently guided me to realize that it’s perfectly fine to paint the way I paint, and even more important, to declare out loud to the group and to the universe I AM AN ARTIST! That’s exactly what I needed that week, and I’m not sure how long it would have taken me to realize on my own.

Patricia Mosca
Patricia Mosca

One of the most powerful things about Paint Fearless is allowing yourself to become FEARLESS. So often we second guess ourselves…we take ourselves to places of fear and “not good enough”…at Paint Fearless you explore those sides of yourself that you don’t often expose even to yourself with Connie’s special kind of love and support…At Paint Fearless you are safe to explore who you are as an artist, a person, part of a tribe. At Paint Fearless you discover things about yourself that lie deep within.

Jane Hoerner

It’s hard to explain the Paint FEARLESS experience, because it resides as such a deep and personal level. Connie Solera brings together groups of such beautiful creative souls who bond into a supportive tribe in almost no time at all. She creates such an encouraging and supportive environment that you feel safe enough to let your colorful wings unfurl.

But the true magic of Paint FEARLESS is Connie’s way of tapping into each person’s unique creative potential and lovingly prompting them in just the right ways to bring out their juicy artistic spirit. I’ve had the opportunity to be part of Paint FEARLESS Mexico, Costa Rica, and Sedona so far and can’t wait for the next adventure to begin!

Cena Hoban
Cena Hoban

I’ve experienced two Paint FEARLESS retreats and the most powerful thing of them both is the beautiful sacred space that forms as soon as we gather together. Connie is a master at bringing women together in such a deeply profound ways. Connie’s Paint FEARLESS retreats foster strength, possibility, collaboration I no longer think of these beautiful retreats as a luxury but rather a necessity to deeply nourish and sustain my soul.

Carol Lowell
Carol Lowell

One of the most important things about Paint FEARLESS was saying YES to me! I think we all know the importance of giving time for our creativity, but how often does the endless list of things to do in our everyday life take over that priority? By giving the time, energy, effort and focus to retreat with the sole purpose of honoring our creative nature, one cannot help but feel rejuvenated and deeply satisfied. Sharing the time with like-minded women and, of course, lovely and incredible Connie, makes the experience pure bliss.

CLICK HERE for photos of past Paint FEARLESS Costa Rica retreats.

All photos taken by Connie Solera, Hansel Solera, and Ahki Retreat Center.
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