AmaTierra offers both IN-HOUSE retreats which are either special programs or individual 5, or 7 day all-inclusive wellness packages.

Retreats led by outside professionals are also offered for you to join, unless they are marked “sold out”.

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13 Jul Saturday

Escape to the stunning wilderness of Costa Rica for a revitalizing and enchanting getaway! Indulge in peaceful days filled with gourmet organic food, and a variety of interactive experiences such […]

Amatierra Retreat & Wellness Center, Amatierra Retreat & Wellness Center
Turrubares, San José Costa Rica
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16 Aug Friday

Regálese un fin de semana de salud, detox, bienestar y paz Del 16 al 18 de Agosto, 2024 con Ana Lucia de Pranaluz a la bonita AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness […]

Amatierra Retreat & Wellness Center, Amatierra Retreat & Wellness Center
Turrubares, San José Costa Rica
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Individual Retreats available

Call us at 1-866-659-3805 toll free, or Email us at amatierra@gmail.com for details

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Jeanette O
Jeanette O
2024-04-07
Verified
I will forever treasure the jewels discovered during my stay with Amatierra Where to begin!? My retreat stay at Amatierra was an experience unlike any other. Venturing to Costa Rica for my first time as a solo traveler, Ama tierra helped me to feel safe and cared for throughout my stay. They coordinated my transportation to and from the airport and other excursions with kind, professional, local drivers. With warm welcomes and smoothies, Jill, Bob and other on-site staff acquainted me to the wellness center and answered any questions I had. My casita was comfortable and kept clean every day by friendly staff. Wi-Fi was available throughout the retreat center, so I could connect to family and friends back home. Every day I enjoyed fresh, local and deliciously prepared food by resident chef and kitchen staff. It was obvious how much care and passion they put into making every breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was amazed at how they met everyone's unique dietary needs while still serving high quality, unique meals. I would come back to Amatierra just for the food. Seriously. Amatierra also offers many different relaxation and healing services. Some that I was fortunate enough to do include massage therapy, gemstone mat, sound-therapy tune up, emotion-code, and herbal consultation. Other ways to relax around the retreat center include the laying by the infinity pool, napping in hammocks, practicing yoga/meditating in the yoga sanctuary or going for a peaceful stroll on the marked paths throughout the property. What I really appreciated is how Amatierra functions as a sustainable property. Care and emphasis are placed on reducing, reusing, recycling and living in a way that is more harmonious with the land that it inhabits. Mostly everything is locally produced and much of the food/herbs are grown on sight. The water is safe to drink as it comes from a local spring. Wildlife is plentiful as birds, butterflies, lizards, bugs, and many more can be spotted with a watchful eye. Flowers and flora of all types flourished. Views of the sunrises and sunsets were so peaceful and could be seen at many different spots throughout the retreat space. At night, the stars shown bright as there is no light pollution. Finally, Amatierra offers many different daytime excursions that a person can sign up for. During my stay, I was able to go on a jungle tour lead by an experienced, local guide where we spotted spider monkeys, army ants, birds, and other native creatures. That same day, I traveled to a local beach town to do some shopping, eating, and enjoying swimming in the ocean. Probably the most fun excursion was visiting a local waterfall that we could swim and rope swing in. Most importantly, Amatierra gave me the space and time to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of my normal daily life and connected back to myself on a deeper level to spend time in reflection and healing to truly relax. For this I am abundantly grateful for my stay at Amatierra and highly recommend to anyone also looking to experience a rejuvenating jungle stay in Costa Rica.
Eleanor M
Eleanor M
2024-03-17
Verified
Girls Yoga Retreat Here Was the Best!! This trip was my first time in Costa Rica and Amatierra Retreat made our Yoga Lady Trip SO special. The owners, Jill and Bob, really made us feel at home and kept us in the loop with every detail from our food accommodations, to our excursions and just really treated us like family. The resort is located off the beaten path and everyday we ate delicious meals on the terrace overlooking the vast jungle. If you looking for a very personalized, intimate, non-chain experience of Costa Rica, look no further than Amatierra. The staff was so friendly too. And we did yoga all week in their very special Yoga House which overlooks the jungle. While you are doing your asanas, you will get to see amazing birds! Did I mention that Amatierra offers spa services? The massage I received on my stay is by far one of the best massages I've ever had. The rooms are simple, but clean.
RON
RON
2024-02-11
Verified
Wonderful spot. Excellent solo destination. Bob and Jill are so kind and welcoming. I highly recommend this retreat for someone looking for some relaxing downtime. Grounds are beautiful and staff are equally wonderful. Food was delicious and we were provided a variety of meals.
Kate C
Kate C
2024-02-05
Verified
A Magical Retreat at AmaTierra I hosted my first international women's yoga retreat at AmaTierra (I'm from Minnesota in the US). I'd never been to AmaTierra before and was delighted by how wonderful everything was! The yoga space, nestled in the tree tops, was a divine place to host yoga classes, workshops and ceremonies. The warm afternoon breeze coming into the open air yoga space offered an abode for us to journal, meditate and read during our downtime. The hiking paths throughout the resort, surrounded by a flowing creek, were simply wonderful and soothing. The owners Jill and Bob and their staff were extremely accommodating and present the entire time. Everything flowed effortlessly. The food was amazing, healthy, organic and nourishing. Our group did a few excursions together (rain forest tour and beach, and the local waterfall), all of which were fun and allowed us to see more of the country. AmaTierra has a very healing energy. Jill has infused her knowledge of herbs and wellness into this place and the entire experience was deeply healing and heart opening. I highly recommend AmaTierra! It couldn't have been more perfect!
Alan Thometz
Alan Thometz
2024-02-04
Verified
Wonderful new experiences! My wife wanted to join a women’s yoga retreat at AmaTierra, an ecolodge in Costa Rica, and I was looking for a break from a brutally cold winter. Although I wasn’t part of the yoga group, I had no difficulty filling my days with fantastic excursions arranged each day by our hosts, Bob and Jill. I visited the world’s most active volcano in a cloud jungle. Within 20 minutes of the resort, there were two waterfall hikes, one with a spring-fed pool for swimming. I visited national parks and saw sloths, macaws, toucans, white-faced monkeys, leaf-cutting ants (amazing), and iguanas. I went to the beach and swam in the Pacific, and although tempted, I did not take surfing lessons. Each day was full and action-packed. I returned to Amatierra, tired and hungry. No problem; there was an excellent chef and delicious, organic meals. Amatierra is a wellness center, so I also participated in an Emotional Code, a process of cleansing oneself of unnecessary emotional baggage. This made the trip home lighter! Enjoy, Alan Thometz Minnesota, USA
MartinaWaynesboro_TN
MartinaWaynesboro_TN
2023-09-19
Verified
Soften into the Feminine, A Women's Retreat I visited Amaterra last year and came away rejuvenated but this retreat with a 7 day stay was and still reverberates in my body and soul. Where do I begin ? Jill and Bob (owner and operators) always take the time to visit and get to know all their guests between our sessions. The 3 meals per day headed by chef, Pam was delicious, beautiful presentations and always room for seconds. My Casita was newly refurbished and tasteful, always clean. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. My bed was so comfortable , hard to rise for early Yoga. Jill managed to find time to take those interested on a fascinating herbal walk...she is a gifted herbalist. I purchased 2 separate tinctures and they have been extremely helpful. I hope to visit again and spend time surrounded by wonderful individuals such as Jill and Bob.
judywalsh
judywalsh
2023-03-31
Verified
A week of bliss! I was part of a group travel experience at AmaTierra in March 2023. It was pure delight! My casita was cozy and comfortable and set in a gorgeous landscape. The food? I can't stop raving about the delicious fresh fish and vegetarian dishes. I am not a vegetarian and there was always fish or chicken but really, the vegetarian dishes held their own. The acreage is gorgeous. One of the staff members has been there since the resort was built and he knows every tree and every bird and lizard. I felt so welcomed. Jill, one of the owners, is an herbalist and I had a health-altering session with her. I only left the resort for one trip (a tour of the national park and time at the beach) and while I thoroughly enjoyed it was glad to get back to my "rainforest home." The shala was perfect for group yoga and meditation but also a good spot to sit and watch the birds or the sunset or just swing in the hammock. I am a traveler, I go as often as I can and am always looking for new places. I had such a wonderful experience here that I plan to go back!
Amy M
Amy M
2023-03-30
Verified
A very relaxing & uplifting yoga retreat I found most everything about the resort and this trip to be amazing. The food was delish, and they did their best accommodate the dietary needs of 22 people on our retreat. The cottages were somewhat basic, but I didn't mind at all, it's the kind of thing I was looking for on this trip. The yoga pavilion was unbelievable! It was like something out of a dream to practice in such a beautiful space. I did not have a chance to take advantage of the massages and other amenities, but I heard nothing but good things from everyone who did. The pool was the perfect temperature. Not that they have a hand in it, but I love that the weather is warm all the time, and during our trip it was generally sunny and warm in the morning, then the clouds started rolling in after lunch, and by late afternoon it was raining. But it was a warm rain, I enjoyed sitting out on our covered patio and listening to it. Would go back, thank you Bob, Jill, and everyone!
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Scenic52098087156
2023-03-25
Verified
Peace This was one of the most relaxing, comforting, rejuvenating AND welcoming Retreat Center. Between the staff, the atmosphere, the amenities, the owners, the food, and of course the incredible location and views - all of it made for a deeply peaceful, joyful and soul replenishing experience. I will definitely be going back!
Bolderado
Bolderado
2022-09-13
Verified
Healing Energy and finding Balance - Mind + Body + Spirit The owners, Jill and Bob, have created a very special place in a beautiful rainforest not far from San Jose, Costa Rica. We chose it for the tail end of our trip to Costa Rica. A place to balance and renew prior to heading home to the US. Jill s an herbalist and a yoga master. Bob s a caring person who had an amazing career promoting music, predominantly jazz. His music sets the mood in the common areas overlooking the jungle. And he has incredible stories to tell, if you are in the mood to listen. We had such an amazing time at our AmaTierra celebrating my birthday - from the amazing organic farm to table meals, the Yoga classes, our Full Moon Meditation, Nature Walks, Massages & Facials to just chilling by the pool reading & relaxing. This place has such healing energy-We are came home healthier & definitely more balanced. We are already thinking about when we might return! 😀❤️ #Amatierra #HealingInNature #Yoga #MeditationPractice #FarmToTable #MagicalEnergy #HealingJourney #CelebratingLife #CelebratingLove #PuraVidaLifeStyle

“Felt like visiting Family…in a good way 😉

REVIEWED JUNE, 2022

I visited AmaTierra for a much needed 10 day mental, spiritual and physical rest. I went alone and fully intended to keep to myself the entire time. However, I was struck by the sense of warmth and inclusion that the staff radiated from the time that Juan picked me up from the airport until the moment I left. The sense of belonging trickles down to the guests and, to my surprise, I found myself making some really good friends from all over the world who were also there to heal. It was just perfect. And exactly what this weary soul needed. I also did the 5 day detox with two other guests. We became fast friends as The Detoxers and actually enjoyed ourselves immensely. The group and individual sessions with Jill were so helpful. I honestly was never hungry and I was able to cleanse my body of a wicked caffeine addiction that had lasted for decades. Seriously. This place is special. It is admittedly a bit “wild”, with no air conditioning in the rooms (which this Texas girl is definitely used to) and the occasional visit from rather large spiders but I honestly feel so grateful that I found this place. I will keep in touch with Bob, Jill, Melinda and many of the guests that I had the pleasure of meeting at AmaTierra. And I am looking forward to going back as soon as I can.

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“A grounding experience, how wonderful!

REVIEWED APRIL, 2022

From the first day to the last, our stay at Ama Tierra was truly wonderful. My mom and I visited together for a medical school graduation/30th birthday celebration for me and we could not have chosen a better place for this occasion. I was impressed by the balance struck in every aspect of the experience at Amatierra. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Morning and evening yoga with interspersed meals made for enough to do without being overwhelming and plenty of time for introspection and relaxation. Jill and Bob were incredibly welcoming and kind. The other guests who we shared our time with were beyond wonderful and we had a connective experience with them as well. I left feeling I think the most relaxed I ever have in my life (not exaggerated). By taking care of all the potential decisions in a day (where to go, what to do, what to eat) you as a guest were almost forced to just practice being and sit with yourself which encouraged reflection, relaxation, and ease. As a soon to be allopathic medical doctor I was impressed by Jill’s expertise in her field and knowledge of chinese medicine and herbs. Though she was clearly incredibly knowledgeable I also appreciated that she did not push her offerings on any of the guests and approached each guest from an ethos of non judgement and opening. I truly felt so comfortable and can not say enough about the authentic experience Jill and Bob are offering. My mom and I left feeling strong, centered, relaxed, and ready to step back into daily life feeling more resilient and grounded. Would love to come back to this special place!

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“Rest and renew yoga retreat

REVIEWED APRIL, 2022

It difficult to clearly express the wonderful experience my stay was…as I arrived I felt welcomed, Jill and Bob are truly sincere and go beyond to make your stay memorable. Yoga was given by a gifted instructor, a loving spirit. Meals were so delicious…each a surprise visually in presentation. Their staff are friendly and very helpful.

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“How wonderful!

REVIEWED MARCH, 2022

Jill, Bob and all of the staff simply made us feel at home! My partner and I brought a group of 21 people to AmaTierra for a yoga and sound healing retreat. The communication was excellent, the food was to die for and the retreat center was everything we could have asked for! Thank

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“I cannot express in words just how grateful I am to have discovered Amatierra, and to have had the opportunity to come stay here for a week. I have done other week-long wellness retreats in the past, and nothing compares to what Bob and Jill (the owners) offer at their magical, sacred, stunning location above the mountain jungle canopy. Between the lush, fresh, healing food their staff creates for you, to the personal relationships forged, to the attention to detail, to the treatments and activities on offer, to the natural surroundings themselves – every aspect served to heal and change my life for the better in every way: mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, psychically. I did the week long wellness / detox package (which comes with all meals and a massage, two yoga classes a day, as well as a comprehensive health and wellness consult with Jill, who is an herbalist and healer, among many other credentials), and I left feeling restored, empowered, embodied, and reset. Yoga is done in the most majestic open area studio over looking the valley, and all meals are taken in a similar setting on a gorgeous patio. I opted to buy another massage, as well as another incredible healing session. This place is a singular, special place, one that attracts incredible people to come work and stay here. I can’t say enough good things about the entire experience, and I cant wait to return to Amatierra to see Bob, Jill, and their entire gorgeous, kind, intuitive, empathetic staff! Highly, highly recommend in every way.”

“Restorative week at Ama Tierra

REVIEWED MARCH, 2019

One of the most beautiful and restful locations we have yet to visit. Surrounded by greenery, flowers, butterflies, tropical birds and bathing in pure spring water: what a treat for city and winter-weary folks! And the food was divine: fresh, pure, local, and seasoned…

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“Personal touches make you feel at home

REVIEWED MARCH, 2019

I highly recommend going to AmaTierra, especially if you are a first time cleanser. I do cleanses at least once/year for different lengths, in different locations and I have been blessed with good experiences along the way, learning something new every time. My experience at…

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