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Yoga & Life-enhancing Therapies at AmaTierra

"A Person is much more than a collection of bones, tissues and cells. We contain the Life force, and our aim is to keep it radiant by balancing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual elements of a Human Being"
Jill Ruttenberg

Reconnect with your peaceful inner self through yoga and bodywork.Reconnect with your peaceful inner self through yoga and bodywork.

Yoga Classes

AmaTierra offers daily gentle Hatha yoga classes for every body, no matter the age or ability level.
Check our ongoing Yoga and Wellness Packages.  Yoga retreats and other special events are offered frequently at AmaTierra. AmaTierra hosts group retreats for yoga , self-help, spirituality and creativity seminars. Bring your friends for group rates, or, if you are a teacher looking for one of the most inspiring places on the planet to bring your students, please call us for details.

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“I find this gentle Hatha style with an emphasis on breathing and deep stretching does the most good for the majority of people,” instructor Jill Ruttenberg says. “It certainly has helped me overcome chronic neck and low back pain. Someone who is experiencing yoga for the first time realizes, ‘wow! I can DO this…and it feels really GOOD!’ Practicing yoga is about more than being fit—it’s about tuning in to your true self, getting quiet, practicing being fully present in your moments and breathing into all the corners of your Being with focus and intention.”

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enjoy the view at the new open-air studiowith just the sounds of nature you will be able to refine your spirit

At AmaTierra you can Get Into Practice and relax deeply into your body as you breathe and stretch with Gentle Hatha Yoga. Many interesting forms of yoga are being taught these days, and all have their merits, but the basic Hatha style taught at AmaTierra is the foundation for physical yoga practice and has stood the test of time —a few thousand years! With the addition of our new studio, we will be offering more varieties of classes very soon.

Jill’s method of teaching is closely aligned with one of her teachers, Jean-Pierre Marques from North Africa who was a pioneer in bringing Eastern traditions to the U.S. in 1971, and who later initiated the Spiritual Awareness Center at Canyon Ranch Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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"The peace I needed, the trip I never thought possible"
"After a long couple of years, I was due for a yoga retreat style vacation. I had heard good things about Ama Tierra and decided to book. Bob and Jill are the perfect hosts for the week and make sure that your stay is everything you expect. From day trips, spa treatments and food, all taken care of with great thoughts and perfect planning. The food, I have never eaten so well, ever, such great fresh fish, fruit,vegetables and desserts. I had 2 massages and facial with Issabella, a food sensitivity test and chakra / stomach massage with Jill which were relaxing, therapeutic and Jill's food test, extremely close to right on the mark. In my stay at AT, there was a yoga instructor named Chase who was staying there for a while and split the teaching schedule with Jill. They were great classes all around. I am not a great review writer, but I felt that I neede to express my experience at Ama Tierra. It was the trip I needed at the time I needed it."
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"This was our favorite place in Costa Rica"
"We started our trip at AmaTierra, and then changed our plans to go back there instead of going to the beach for the last few days of our visit. It was great to take a yoga class and look out at the sun setting over the jungle, feel the warm breeze, and watch bats flitting about the studio! Bob & Jill made us feel at home, and it was great to talk with the other guests over delicious food on the deck, while enjoying the view."
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Relax and enjoy yoga in AmaTierra's inspiring new open-air studio where the views will inspire profound transformation in your whole Self.