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Destination Yoga Retreats

Treat yourself and your yoga students to a destination escape in the heart of Costa Rica, expanding your soul’s energy toward new horizons as you inhale the fresh mountain breeze surrounding our spacious open-air yoga pavillion.

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Cynthia Delaney, Photography Retreat Leader

Ama Tierra is my favorite place to stay and host workshops.  I have traveled to nearly 40 countries and this is the resort where I feel the most at home.  Always a fine experience and the breakfasts are amazing!

Cynthia Delaney, Photography Retreat Leader
Cynthia Delaney Photography
Elko, Nevada



Carlene Sullivan, Yoga Retreat Leader

Ahhhhh....maTierra! I look forward to my yearly retreat in the heart of Costa Rica where the magnificient views, fine food along with great hospitality at the retreat center ignite my soul. This will be my third consecutive year hosting a yoga retreat at AmaTierra. I'm looking forward to teaching yoga once again in the magical yoga studio pavilion accompanied by the toucans, butterflies and exotic plants.
Sheila Shea’s testimonial

Carlene Sullivan, Yoga Retreat Leader
Founder, Symmetree Yoga & Retreats
New Conway, New Hampshire


Andrea Mikhana-Pinkham, Retreat Hostess

"In May of 2009 I brought a tour group of women for a retreat. We spent a week being pampered and the Studio was an excellent venue for our daily classes and meditations. With Mother Nature holding us in Her arms, we were able to relax and let go into those places of deep peace. Each of our meals was a labor of love.

The casitas were roomy, clean, and charming. We spent hours relaxing in them, as well as by the pool. Our two off-site visits to the beach and Turubari Eco Park were well-planned. We enjoyed both days immensely. We all enjoyed the wellness facilities and booked several different sessions.

Each of us was well taken care of, and came away in better health, in all parts of our Being. I'll be returning next year with another group of women. Can't wait!"

Andrea Mikhana-Pinkham
Retreat Hostess, Sacred Sites Journeys Women's Retreat: Goddesses in Paradise
Sacred Sites Journeys
Sedona, Arizona


Sheila Shea, Retreat Hostess

The yoga studio is exotic. It kept me very focused on the present moment and how fortunate I was to be in such a beautiful space overlooking the jungle, mountains and birds. It is open air and it's exhilarating to do yoga with the fresh jungle air. As a group leader, I had a private room with a bath both of which were very private and spacious. Just what a girl wants! I had a blast with the staff and got to practice my rusty Spanish.

Sheila Shea, Retreat Hostess, Mango Mania Detox Retreat
Intestinal Health Institute
Tucson, Arizona


Additional Testimonials

I have been leading yoga and wellness retreats since the early 1990's. I have been in Mexico, Jamaica, the South of France, Harper's Ferry, the Netherlands, Dominica, Brazil and multiple times in Costa Rica. Amatierra is the first time I have repeated a location. The owners Bob and Jill bring a special family touch to their groups. One feels a part of a community. The setting is unparalleled in beauty, particularly the yoga pavilion which is a jewel with beautiful views of a valley and mountain range.
One can hike the property, walk to a near by village or take a day trip accompanied by experienced drivers and guides who are warm, friendly and knowledgeable. Still everyone looks forward to 'coming home' to Amatierra. The meals are perfect. You find yourself looking forward to each one shared on the lovely veranda.
They are prepared with love and beautifully proportioned and flavored with local fresh, organic produce and spices. The offerings from the wellness center include massages, facials, shamanic and sound healings all in lovely rooms that cultivate peace and tranquility. Jill is a master yoga teacher in her own right with knowledge of the healing power of Hatha Yoga.The pool is a perfect place to relax and read or just contemplate the beautiful views and the lodgings are cozy, comfortable and charming.
I love bringing my students there, because they feel at home and taken care of. This makes my intention of helping them shed stress and dive deeper into themselves to reconnect with their most cherished dreams, all the easier. I will be back. Thank you Bob and Jill for holding this space for transformation and reconnecting with nature. Namaste, Neva

Washington DC, District of Columbia 2015

"We hosted a weeklong dance retreat at Amatierra in February 2015. It was the perfect location for 25 dancers to live and work for 7 days in paradise. The studio is amazing, and the food was perfect for all our dietary restrictions. I found all of the staff to be extremely helpful and accommodating from the moment we stepped on the property. They helped us arrange transportation to and from the airport as well as excursions on our day off. Everything we needed was taken care of with ease and a friendly face. I really enjoyed having everything taken care of for us so all we needed to do was focus on dance. I would definitely return to Amatierra with a large group again!"

Sacramento, California 2015

"A quick note to thank you, Taylor Lamanna and Inner Peace Retreats for your support and care filled shepherding of the wonderful retreat at Amatierra Retreat Center. The entire week was a dream come true. As a facilitator I appreciate your fine sense of detail freeing me up to focus on the curriculum and the course participants. All of the attendees left feeling a new sense of themselves, relaxed, recharged & healed. Lasting friendships were forged over healthy beautiful meals. I sincerely hope we can work together again on future sound healing retreats in gorgeous exotic locations. Blessings!"

Kenny Kolter (IPR Collaborator) -Costa Rica 2014

“My yoga home away from home!”

"I was blessed to be one of the 8 women at the sound therapy retreat in Costa Rica. Laurenn and Taylor...what an awesome team! The time, care, and effort you put into making this retreat an unforgettable experience I will always be grateful for. Looking forward to more exciting retreats :)."

Judy J. -Costa Rica 2014

"I signed up for a Yoga retreat with ipr to Amatierra Retreat Center in Costa Rica and got a lot more than I anticipated. Laurenn and Taylor kept us up to date with prearrangements, met us at the airport in San Jose, and rode with us to the retreat center. Everything was well planned yet they were flexible to allow for individual and group tastes. We took a couple of day trips, added a Pilates class, and had time for wellness services. Laurenn and Taylor are amazing young women and so were the other women in our group and at the retreat center. I had experiences and made friendships that will last a lifetime."

L.P. -Costa Rica 2014

"If anyone is even toying with the idea of taking an InnerPeace Retreat, stop thinking about it and go with Taylor and Laurenn. Imagine doing yoga and Pilates in a rain forest paradise, with the warmest of company. I have traveled extensively and was blown away by the AmaTierra hosts, staff, property, wellness services and cuisine, all thoughtfully coordinated by Laurenn and Taylor. If they have another retreat, I'm there. I HIGHLY recommend Inner Peace Retreats. An adventure of a lifetime!"

Ingrid I. - Costa Rica, 2013

"The InnerPeace retreat was so amazing! It was the first retreat for the group and I think it worked out so well. 17 ladies left there with new energy, friendships, and much love. I am proud of Taylor and Laurenn for organizing such an amazing trip.I have such fond memories that will last a lifetime, along with friendships. Thank you ladies and thank you to Bob and Jill for welcoming us to your retreat. I feel blessed to have had such an awesome opportunity! Namaste! - The next one????"

Lynda G. - Costa Rica, 2013

"Wow! What an amazing week!!! I just returned from an experience of a lifetime as I traveled to the Costa Rican rainforest with Inner Peace Retreats. This adventure exceeded my expectations from the moment we arrived at the wonderfulAmatierra Retreat Center hosted by Jill & Bob Ruttenberg. A week filled with yoga, pilates, ziplining, horsebackriding, salsa dancing, etc.....but most of all a week of experiencing some of the most amazing women--women that have turned into life long friends. I left with an open mind and returned with a full heart. I can't wait to travel with Inner Peace Retreats again!!!!Thank you Laurenn & Taylor for all you have given to make this such a memorable experience!"

Tracey P. - Costa Rica, 2013

"I led a group of 18 from Kentucky in a yoga retreat at Rica Yoga. Our trip couldn't have been better! The entire staff worked hard to make sure this happened: Bob went above and beyond to help me plan; when he found out Kentucky would be in the Final Four the first night of our trip, he arranged a television so we could watch during dinner! He pre-ordered Costa Rican beer and organic wine when he found out we drank.

Jill is an amazing herbalist and bodyworker; she led a healing crystal bowl session and also got us all up dancing and singing along while she played the guitar and piano. Don't miss the chance to use the biomat! Kenny, the hotel manager, is enthusiastic and so knowledgeable! He led us to this amazing waterfall where we swam; we couldn't find a plant or animal that he didn't know! Pam, the resident yoga teacher, accompanied us on several of our day trips and became a member of our yoga family.

And Pablo, the chef and another talented musician, created the most scrumptious meals; we were in culinary heaven! I am still missing his pinto gallo with Lizano Salsa and the tofu pad thai! The open air yoga studio is both beautiful and peaceful. Monkeys and toucans might show up to cheer on your asana session. And Tonyia gave me the best massage I've ever had (and I've had a lot of bodywork in my day)! The rest of the hardworking staff are sweet and polite; it didn't matter that we didn't speak the same language. We felt cared for.

The beach Bob & Jill sent us to was private and truly beautiful and the zipline tour was a pure adrenaline rush! The rooms are clean, the property is eco-friendly, and the every view is breathtaking. I left feeling physically refreshed and spiritually renewed. I cannot recommend this place enough and cannot wait to return!!! Pura Vida"

--Retreat instructor, April 2011

“I was one of two yoga instructors leading a retreat at Rica Yoga. The grounds and accommodations were stunning yet simple. The staff so warm and inviting that after only a few hours there I already felt like a long lost friend. The whole atmosphere of RicaYoga was conducive to relaxation and joviality. Although our group started out as individuals who did not know each other by the time we left some solid friendships had been made. I would not only recommend RicaYoga to friends, I would tell them that if they went to Costa Rica and didn't go there they would be missing out on one of the finer things in life.”

--Retreat instructor, 2011

“A group of twenty of us stayed here for a retreat. It was perfect! The staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs, the yoga studio was a sublime location to meet with a 270 degree view of the valley, and the food was yummy and healthy. They took great care of us-- I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for an intimate retreat center.”

--Retreat participant from San Francisco, April 2010


“I visited Amatierra with a bunch of collegues to learn together and share relationships. It was the perfect place. Yoga in the morning, amazing food, great meeting space, pool to cool off when it got hot in the afternoon, wine and warm environment made it prefect. Very affordable.”

--Retreat participant from Seattle, April 2010.


“My first trip to Costa Rica couldn’t have been any more wonderful than it was. I traveled to Costa Rica for the purposes of attending a spiritual retreat – a cellular activation and shift to mark and celebrate the beginning of what promises to be the most amazing year of my life to date, 2010.

The event was organized and planned out for myself and 11 other excited and committed attendees and our hosts welcomed each and every one of us with open arms and hospitality that would make anyone feel as though you’d been a part of their family for most of your life.

The wellness resort is a sanctuary of quiet, beauty, love, and kindness. In Costa Rica, their highly regarded and often spoken mantra is ‘Pura Vida’ meaning pure life. AmaTierra’s Resort Manager Kenny exemplifies the pure essence of the spirit and meaning of those well wishes.”

--Retreat Participant from Vancouver, December 2009