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6 Night Organic Living Tour

Event Highlights

  • Organic Living Tour Package includes:
  • At AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center:
  • 3 nights lodging in a spacious, comfortable suite with private bath
  • 3 delicious gourmet meals per day, made with local and organic foods
  • Daily yoga classes
  • A relaxing one-hour full body massage by AmaTierra Spa & Wellness professional
  • Organic greenhouse and medicinal herbs tour
  • At Finca Luna Nueva Lodge:
  • 3 nights lodging in rustic rainforest luxury accommodations
  • All organic and gourmet farm-to-table meals at the Lodge
  • Guided tour of organic estate including farm animals, vegetable and fruit trees, sustainable agriculture methods, ginger and turmeric crops, rainforest medicinal plants and more!
  • Guided Tour of Arenal Volcano
  • A visit to EcoTermales Hot Springs and Mineral Bath
  • One 30 Minute session on our amethyst BioMat

About This Event

Where wellness meets sustainability in action, the Organic Living package is a unique way for you to experience the best of Costa Rica while learning more about yoga, the rainforest, organic farming, medicinal herbs, nutrition, natural medicine and healthy living.

Spend your first three nights at AmaTierra, nestled on 8 luscious acres in the Costa Rican mountains, where you’ll settle into relaxation and wellness with yoga, massage and body treatments, herbal and nutritional counseling from AHG Herbalist and owner Jill Ruttenberg, plus a medicinal herbs tour and (edible!) lessons in the organic greenhouse on-site.

AmaTierra’s is a special sanctuary for the soul, an escape from the rigors of daily life and a place to truly rejuvenate in a beautiful rainforest setting. Wellness therapies, healthy food shared with others on the balcony incorporating produce from our organic garden, and our cared for, carefree atmosphere allow guests to renew their energy and catch a glimpse of traditional Costa Rican culture.

Next, you’ll head to Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, an organic biodynamic herbal estate and rainforest lodge that preserves natural resources while farming organic ginger, turmeric, and an abundance of tropical fruits and vegetables. The Lodge offers rustic luxury in the rainforest near Arenal Volcano, plus educational experiences designed to shape future generations toward living more sustainability with the land.

Hike with eco-guides and botanists through pristine rainforest where monkeys, sloths, and hundreds of species of birds and butterflies live freely in their natural home. Learn the inner workings of Luna Nueva’s certified organic biodynamic herbal farm and estate. And of course, enjoy the natural Costa Rican cuisine – farm raised and chef prepared on-site.

At Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, the goal is to integrate local sustainable practices in agriculture, conservation, community, education and tourism in order to create a world-class experience for visitors.

*You have the opportunity to add a seventh night at the fabulous Ark Herb Farm in Heredia – only 15 minutes from the airport. The owner runs a culinary herb business and has over 1000 species of rare plants on site. The Treehouse, equipped with a hot shower and luxurious king size bed, overlooks the Central Valley and offers an amazing overnight experience, not to be missed.

AmaTierra is one of those magical places so rare in our world today - where pure Nature embraces you with unforgettable Beauty and Life Spirit.

Venue Highlights

AmaTierra offers daily gentle Hatha Yoga classes for all ability levels and Free Meditation Classes for all. Experience AmaTierra’s jungle setting with inspiration views from our open-air teak wood Yoga Shala.

Because of AmaTierra’s unique reputation as a wellness center, you have the opportunity to consult with a professional nutritionist/herbalist about a diet that is best for you and begin implementing that protocol while you are here at the Retreat. This session also opens a door to self-discovery and new possibilities for helping health issues. You will be seen not just as a person whose symptoms need soothing, but as a unique individual with underlying causes for imbalances which are unique to YOUR body. A session with owner Jill Ruttenberg, registered AHG (American Herbalist Guild) herbalist will help create a dietary regimen and lifestyle shift, as well as addressing your health problems by using herbal and homeopathic remedies.


All-inclusive, affordable vacation packages for yoga, wellness and adventure, designed to help you relax, rejuvenate and experience the Real Costa Rica.

Feel at home and alive in your Costa Rica yoga retreat in our simple, tastefully designed private casitas with 2 comfy queen sized beds and everything you to enjoy the serenity of the jungle. We have 3, 5, & 7 night options available.


At AmaTierra, guests can enjoy some of the freshest foods in all of Costa Rica. Our Cuisine is International, with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, some home-grown in our organic gardens. Meals are accented by delicious spices such as fresh turmeric, ginger, basil and lemongrass grown on our permaculture farm.

Guests enjoy family-style meals served on the balcony. Our dishes are either vegetarian or include fresh fish or hormone-free chicken. We do our best to honor individual dietary concerns and we can adapt our menu for vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free diets.


AmaTierra is located along the winding and wonderfully pothole-free Highway 137, 19 kilometers west of Puriscal, on the old road toward Orotina, about an hour’s drive southwest from San José. We can also be accessed from Highway 27, 15 minutes off the Escobal exit.

AmaTierra Address: 2 Km Este de la Iglesia Católica de San Pablo, Turrubares, San José, Costa Rica.

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Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • 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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