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Destination Yoga Retreats and Teacher Trainings

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. Engage the senses to the sounds of birds calling in the distance, losing yourself in endless valleys of lush green forest, deepening your yoga practice in tropical paradise.  An inspiring complement to yoga instruction at your home studio, your destination retreat is sure to strengthen your students’ commitment to their yoga practice and open their hearts to the all-encompassing universal energy of the yoga tradition. Trading the comforts of home for fresh experiences in natural beauty, true transformation is just a plane ride away.

All retreats are customized to your group’s desires with personalized touches around every corner. From specialized menus for all dietary needs to individualized wellness treatments for all guests, you will feel cared for and carefree in Costa Rican jungle paradise.

As a retreat leader, we help you create the ideal group package to cover all of your travel expenses and generate a worthwhile profit while vacationing in Costa Rica. Retreat leaders stay free of charge and we are happy to work with you and your guests’ budget to make this retreat a dream come true.


Yoga in the Jungle

Colorful toucans chirping as the Sun rises high over the hills below, white-faced monkeys swinging playfully from branch to branch, gentle breezes rustling the leaves of the ripe mango trees—the tropical forest comes to life around you. Grounded and centered with the jungle’s pristine natural beauty as your guide and protector, awaken your transformative consciousness, breathing vitality into your soul: Ethereal. Majestic. Eternal.

Expansive teak wood floors welcome you to our octagonal open-air yoga pavilion overlooking valleys of lush jungle below. An expansive venue for yoga classes and trainings, including ample wall-space, ballet-height railings and 270-degree panoramic vistas, this special space channels the rainforest energy for heightened spiritual awareness and connection with nature. Brand new retractable screens shield the elements come heavy winds or rainfall, so any time of year is ideal to visit. A circular skylight above is your window to cloud-studded blue skies by day and inviting starry nights after dusk.

Included in your retreat or teaching training is full access to the yoga pavilion for you and your students.


Costa Rica: Peaceful Pura Vida Paradise

One of the world’s top vacation destinations, Costa Rica is best known for its natural beauty and wildlife diversity, gorgeous landscapes and enticing beaches, helpful, friendly people and their contagious Pura Vida approach to life. Pura Vida translates to Pure Life, an easygoing cultural style that permeates all aspects of Costa Rican living, from relationships and business to Costa Ricans’ ever-present zest for life and joyful sense of optimism for the future. With no standing army for the past sixty years, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning former President and the government’s newly established Ministry of Justice and Peace, Costa Rica is known around the world as a leader in international peace efforts.

Visiting this magical country inspires the senses in truly transformative ways, through interactions with the local people eager to share their culture, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the rainforest and beaches, and finding oneness within the serenity of your jungle surroundings.

As peace and Pura Vida abound, Costa Rica is quickly becoming an international mecca for yoga students and instructors travelling to the country to practice, study and teach yoga in this special natural environment, harnessing the inspiring energy and integrating its soulful benefits for years to come.


Lodging and Amenities: AmaTierra Yoga Retreat & Wellness Center

Secluded and serene, AmaTierra Yoga Retreat & Wellness Center in the lush mountains overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley, is the ideal host venue for your destination retreat or teacher training course. Spacious, private casitas nestled in forests of mango trees and nature trails, Jacuzzi tubs in every bathroom, hammock swings on your patio and abundant wildlife bring you that much closer to your present surroundings.

Amenities include full spa services, personalized massage and wellness treatments, sound healing therapy, energy balancing and herbal consultations, creating a well-rounded and complete holistic experience for you and your retreat guests. AmaTierra owner and primary practitioner, AHG Certified Herbalist Jill Ruttenberg has over 20 years experience as a wellness professional, leading a team of talented and highly qualified therapists to provide you with heavenly bodywork, effective herbal remedies and innovative energy treatments.

Family owned and operated with local service staff, your on-site retreat lodging at AmaTierra provides utmost comfort, convenience and tranquility for an unforgettable experience in paradise.

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Gourmet Dining with Fresh Organic and Local Foods

Rejuvenating the spirit also means nourishing the body with fresh and healthy foods. Our on-site gourmet restaurant serves delicious international cuisine catering to all dietary needs. Whether your group requires a full detox raw diet, vegetarian, vegan, lactose- or gluten-free, rest assured that you and your guests will always be treated to incredible meals prepared by experienced chefs.

Retreats include three meals per day, beginning with a savory breakfast of eggs, whole-grain toast, fresh, locally grown seasonal fruit, homemade granola and yogurt. On the lighter side, lunch specials include Oriental and Mediterranean salads, Vietnamese Spring rolls and creative wrap sandwiches. Dinners are our specialty and provide a revitalizing time for you to regroup and integrate the energy of the day. Menu options include Mango Chicken with Basmati Wild Rice, Shrimp Pad-Thai, Sushi and Sashimi, fresh Mahi Mahi with Mango-Pinapple Salsa, Seared Ahi Tuna with Soy Mashed Potatoes, Vegetarian Pineapple Fried Rice, Chicken and Tofu Curry—and the list goes on…

All meals are served on our open-air balcony, overlooking miles of lush forest and endless starry skies.


Excursions: The Best of Costa Rica

Customize your yoga retreat or teacher training with an array of local excursions and experience Costa Rica at its finest. From volcano tours, national parks, historic city tours and snorkeling trips to the islands off the Pacific coast; to waterfall hikes, zip-line canopy adventures, horseback riding tours and surf lessons, we help you select the perfect combination of off-property excursions to enjoy the very best of Costa Rica. Transportation provided.

Excursion options include:

Turubari Park: An all-inclusive eco-adventure experience with rain forest tours, aerial tram, butterfly garden, and the most exhilarating zip-line canopy tour in all of Costa Rica.

Esterillos Oeste:  A stunning Pacific Coast beach ideal for basking in the sun or resting under a shady palm tree and cooling off in the gentle crystalline waters. Perfect for wildlife viewing of the exotic Scarlet Macaw—a pristine beach lover’s paradise.

Surfing in Costa Rica: Surf lessons for all experience levels with former Costa Rican National Surf Champion, Gustavo Castillo, in popular surf destination Jaco Beach.  

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Professional Equine Psychotherapy at the beautiful Sweet Prince Ranch for a profound session with intuitive horses--a fun, safe and powerful experience.

Tortuga Island Snorkel Tour: Explore under the sea with Calypso Cruises, getting a closer look at the sea-life among crystal blue reefs off Costa Rica’s pristine Tortuga Island. Complete your day playing beach volleyball on the shore and hiking private trails within the rainforest, offering you a chance to spy on birds, monkeys, insects, and other native creatures. Delicious food and spirits included.

Horseback riding through the jungle in the authentic Costa Rica: Enjoy fabulous views while riding through a traditional farm, visiting natural thermal hot springs or soaking in a lovely waterfall, all accessible in just a couple hours. 

Carara National Park Jungle Tour: Famous for scarlet macaws, an abundance of bird life, monkeys, iguanas, colorful frogs and crocodiles, this tour sparks your adventurous spirit. If you wish, add the Tarcoles River boat tour to get an up-close view of the mangroves and crocodiles at Carara Park .

La Paz Waterfalls: Enjoy lush tropical rainforests, flowing white rivers, beautiful waterfalls, and a variety of birds, butterflies and flowers at this popular attraction. Over 3.5 kilometers of hiking trails allow you to take it all in at your own pace.

Poas Volcano allows you to look into the heart of a live volcano, 320 meters down into the power crater with the steam arising and occasional geyser eruptions, making this a spectacular sight.

San Jose Historic City Tour: Discover the history and culture of San Jose on a personalized guided tour. Visit the National Theatre, San Jose’s baroque architectural showplace; examine the National Museum’s extensive collection of pre-Colombian artifacts and religious art; and visit a number of beautiful churches while soaking up the local cultural scene in Costa Rica’s capital city.

Rica Yoga: Excursion Options