Ama Tierra Retreat and Wellness Center

About us

AmaTierra, a ten room holistic retreat center, nestled in the mountains of Costa Rica, offers your group everything you need to host a retreat, workshop, or seminar in a truly inspirational, natural setting. We also provide the space and amenities for ceremonies, weddings and group or family reunions. We handle outside activities and transportation, and make it easy for everyone, including the group leader, to have a relaxing experience in Costa Rica!

Our mission is to serve the whole person and provide an oasis of tranquility and rejuvenation through yoga, meditation, mind/body awareness, healthful food, fresh spring water, herbal medicine and bodywork.

We wish our guests to relax and have fun in a friendly atmosphere, to let nature be the primary healer, and to touch in with the local culture of rural Costa Rica. Please join us at AmaTierra and experience a truly unique retreat. With great attention to detail and fresh organic foods, Ama Tierra has won the Travel award for excellence on Trip advisor 3 years running.

"Visiting Amatierra was a magical and profoundly healing experience for me and the small group of yogis I brought for a yoga retreat in January of 2014. I have been leading yoga retreats in beautiful places on the planet since 1994, but I found Amatierra to be uniquely supportive to the healing and spiritual focus of my yoga teachings.
The outcome of this synchronicity was a magnified unfolding and blossoming in the personal experience of my students. The owners and hosts of Amaterra, Jill and Bob Ruttenberg were warm and welcoming. We felt like family, understood and loved. The cuisine was nourishing to the heart and the body, as well as superbly prepared and presented. The staff was part of the family, obviously honored and respected. They beamed with happiness and were always willing to help. The ground itself vibrated with healing energy and beauty in a tangible way. The healing work given by Jill and other visiting therapists was deep, restorative and truly transformational. I personally experienced a life changing breakthrough. Every aspect of Amatierra supported healing. I will be back. Thank you Bob and Jill and all of your staff. Thank you Amatierra! " -Kari  Sacamento, California 2015


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  • Kenny Kolter   September 08, 2015

      5 stars because the people are wonderful !

    I have had the pleasure to facilitate two retreats at AmaTierra Retreat Center in Costa Rica. Both of my experiences were amazing. Bob Ruttenberg & Jill Ruttenberg are experienced, caring and thoughtful proprietors. The staff ( many of which I've learned have been with them for years and years ) are tremendous. The food, the tranquil location, the excursions they coordinate and the wellness services are all top notch. As a facilitator I felt supported & respected by Bob & Jill - they have the needs of the guests and the teachers paramount in their focus. I highly recommend this facility for anyone looking for a relaxing exotic adventure. The pleasant natured staff and the pristine mountainous jungle environment combine for a nature filled nurturing experience Kenny Kolter sacred sound practitioner United States May 2015

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