Earthbound. An Ode to Life: exploring Art, the Earth and embodied Connection

December 4-11, 2023

You are invited to attend the first ever Artist Residency program at Tierramor, lead by the talented Anna Kiesser and Tali Tsour.

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The Tierramor Artist Residency is a uniquely crafted experience for creatives, artists, visionaries and healers that bridges connections between art, the earth, and subtleties of the human experience. 

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This container invites you to dive into a deep exploration of how we can cultivate harmony internally and externally by connecting with ourselves, with one another, and with the natural world, engaging in a creative process individually and in group dynamics.

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This is a collaborative space for self-inquiry, transformation, expression and creation. It’s an open and supportive place where you will have the opportunity to step into the roles of both teacher and student, taking part in classes and workshops while having the chance to offer anything you would like to the group. 

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Take part in workshops where we will transform raw materials into art, working with the elements and natural materials like earth, wood, seeds and stone, mimicking the transformative process and cyclical rhythms of nature itself.

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Support your body, mind and energy through group practices like breathwork, yoga and embodied movement, releasing energetic or emotional blocks, and encouraging a free flow of life force and creative expression. 

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Explore parts of you, your inner landscapes and your connection with nature in Mask-making workshops.

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Explore your unique voice, and the power of the group energy to support and inspire the process of bringing a collective vision into form. “Embodied Poetry” is a series of group Photography sessions that we will create together to awaken the beauty of the human spirit and to listen to the voice of the earth.

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Come play with us!

Create and celebrate, move and be moved, as we listen to the voice of the earth and awaken the beauty of the human spirit within.

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THIS ARTIST RESIDENCY IS FOR YOU IF


  • You crave to be immersed in nature and have time to follow your creative impulses
  • You want to explore your unique creative language
  • You want to learn sculpting and painting techniques with natural materials
  • You want to connect deeper with your body and explore your inner world
  • You want to connect with the earth through art and embodied expression
  • You want to co-create and share in a community with other like-minded people.
  • You want to get away from your busy life, slow down to nature’s rhythm in a beautiful and welcoming community.
  • You want to spend time in an environment that’s focused on permaculture, agroforestry and regeneration


TESTIMONIALS

“I had the privilege of attending a 12 day retreat with Anna. During this time I was able to connect with parts of myself that had become largely unknown to me. Prior to attending this retreat, I do not know if I had engaged in any true creative expression since I was a child. Not only had I lost connection with my creativity, but with my body, my freedom, my life force. Through various exercises involving meditation, breathwork, movement, touch, artwork and community connection I was able to reconnect with this life force energy that had seemingly become dormant inside me. This process was not always easy. I was confronted with shadow parts of myself and emotional wounds that had likely contributed to me becoming cut off from connection with others, the Earth and myself. I experienced my body “waking up”. I am able to express myself more fully than ever before, unbound by my insecurities and inhibitions. I feel able to let the energy inside me be whoever it needs to be. This allowed me to construct pieces of art that I never thought possible given my complete lack of artistic experience. I was able to create something that was truly an expression of me. Anna has found a way to help people become more deeply connected with themselves and the world around them through the medium of sculpting. She helped me along in my journey of connecting with and learning to express who I truly am. For this I am immensely grateful.” – Michael, USA


“Anna has a gift for creating containers of trust, care and clear communication. Her sexy invitations along with adept facilitation skills opened the door to explore parts of myself I’d been too scared to in the past. I’d encourage anyone with a curiosity to explore those parts of themselves to accept Anna’s invitation and step into the playground!” – Andrew, Canada


“Anna’s mud dancing workshop was so much more healing and liberating than I expected. Movement with the earth felt both primal and safely grounding. My nervous system after the workshop felt more soothed and satisfied than I’ve ever felt before. Anna is such a divine feminine presence, creating full acceptance and safety in self-expression. Thank you for reminding me of how powerful it is to work directly with the earth!”  Ayala Sophia, USA


“Coaching with Tali has given me so much lightness in life. Before our sessions, I experienced ample amounts of self-doubt, fear, and discomfort with my emotions. I couldn’t find ways to bring my ideas to reality, and I would avoid taking action to stay in a numb safe-zone. Through our sessions, Tali provided me with helpful tools and deep inquiries to myself. This process ultimately helped me get out of my way and fulfill the dreams I longed for in my heart. I am now one year later, and everything in my life feels aligned. I work with passion, I am surrounded by loving community, and most of all, I believe in myself. Without Tali, I wouldn’t stand where I am today. Her support has been truly life-changing.” – Orit, USA


“Tali has a way of holding space in such a gentle and nurturing way, but at the same time has this ability to constantly challenge the conversation and take it to deep, beautiful and honest places. She projects wisdom and finds ways to help you come to meaningful understandings, never telling you what you need to do, but always guiding in ways that inspire individual exploration and curiosity. A beautiful human with a simply beautiful talent.” – Hadas, Israel


“I feel so blessed to have had Tali by my side as my coach on this crazy journey of exploring the depth of my inner world and walking the path of spiritual awakening (aka remembering). So here I am now, on the other side of the world, about to start my own group coaching program, never having felt more joyful and at ease with myself then right now. All this could have never happened without Tali, since our coaching journey together was the stepping stone to where I am now. I am thankful for her commitment, always believing in my highest potential, while still guiding me in such a supporting and loving yet honest way. There was literally never even a moment where I regretted working with Tali.” – Laura, Germany


“After spending my life in talk therapy, I felt that it wasn’t addressing the depth of healing I had been seeking my entire life. After meeting the angel in human form, Tali, my life direction forever changed.
Tali’s unique gift of lovingly witnessing my journey, while providing intuitive support and guidance, reminded me what it felt like to be safe, seen, heard, and supported.” – Mandi, USA


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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

LOGISTICS

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

To be shared at the time of the booking.


You can find directions to Tierramor under the FAQ section below. If you decide to arrive by car, your car can be parked safely at Tierramor throughout the retreat. 


For any further questions, contact events@tierramor.cr


PRICING & BOOKING

Please scroll for prices and booking options below.


Fill out the Artist Residency Registration Form to secure your spot.


FARM TO TABLE CUISINE

Tierramor’s dedicated Farm to Table Dining Team will provide 3 x daily meals for the duration of the workshop. We believe being a part of the solution – by nourishing ourselves we nourish our environment. We do our best to support and source from local farms (including our own) and use as many organic ingredients in our cooking as we can. We share meals together, in a communal space.


The majority of meals are vegetarian. We can accommodate for all dietary requirements, including vegan. When there is availability of fresh fish, chicken and meat, those can also be incorporated in the diet.


In our effort to minimise plastic usage and food waste, we do not currently permit guests to prepare their own meals in the kitchen.


Any specific dietary requirements should be notified ahead of time of arrival 😊


Email events@tierramor.cr if you have any dietary restrictions.


ACCOMODATIONS

Tierramor has 14 rustic cabins; every Casita has fresh linen and towels, electrical outlets, night lamps, fans, handmade wooden clothing shelves and bedside tables, an outdoor shower and a personal mosquito net. Each casita also has a unique handwoven stargazing net for your enjoyment!


All bathroom spaces are shared.


COURSE LANGUAGES

English only



OUR FACILITATORS

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  • Earthen Art / Transformational Facilitation / Natural Sculptures / Mask making / Fire Dance

    Anna Kiesser

    Anna Kiesser is a tantric facilitator, building bridges between tantric work, art, and the earth. Anna focuses on creating deep and transformative, trauma-informed spaces for people to experience healing, empowerment and free expression of their true essence.

    Anna’s journey began with love for the art of makeup, prosthetics, and masks. This passion took her on adventures all around the world, working on film sets of “Star Wars,” “Wonder Woman 1984” and “The Hunger Games”. During her 9 year career working on the physical transformations of actors, Anna turned her focus towards inner transformation and working with natural materials.

    She interweaves her artistic background with healing modalities to create Land-art, Eco-sculptures, and Mask workshops that accelerate inner transformation. Anna’s offerings are rooted in Art Therapy, Natural building techniques, Bodywork, Breathwork, Neo-Tantra, Aqua Therapy, Plant Medicine and more.

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  • Spiritual Coaching / Yoga and Energetics / Photography

    Tali Tsour

    Tali Tsour is a Spiritual Coach, an Artist and a dedicated Yoga Practitioner and Teacher.

    The bulk of Tali’s work focuses on guiding others to recognize and reclaim their authentic nature and individual expression, and this is a theme that carries through the various modalities that she works with.

    Tali’s Coaching work supports a deep inquiry into the self;
    guiding her clients to an expanded awareness of their inner landscape, to learn how to effectively process unresolved emotions and to become empowered to be the artist of their own life story.

    Her background in Yoga supports all areas of her personal life and her work by emphasizing the power of using the physical body and the breath to maintain a state of harmony on a mental, physical and energetic level.

    Tali’s earlier pursuits were mostly creative, having studied art and photography in Israel for 6 years. Tali has always been a seeker of beauty and of magic in the seemingly mundane, whether it was through the lens of photography or in a coaching context.

    Tali’s multi-passionate personality and interminable curiosity has allowed for deep philosophical and artistic explorations into the nature of life, consciousness, and human potential.

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Booking

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    All Inclusive Retreat: King Bed Private Casita

    Includes the full curriculum, accommodation + meals. Fill out the Artist Residency Registration Form below to complete the booking.
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    All Inclusive Retreat: Semi-private Casita

    Includes the full curriculum, accommodation + meals. This room option is double occupancy. Fill out the Artist Residency Registration Form below to complete the booking.
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    All Inclusive Retreat: Dorm Casita

    Includes the full curriculum, accommodation + meals. This room option is 4 people per casita x 2 bunk beds. Fill out the Artist Residency Registration Form below to complete the booking.

FAQ

  • Is it possible to visit Tierramor or stay short term?

    Yes! Our Events Calendar is up to date with upcoming retreats, events & workshops.

    We will have additional lodging options available in the future. Tierramor will also be hosting approximately four Open Days a year. Please sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with this.

  • How many people live in the community and how can I join?

    Tierramor is able to comfortably accommodate 30+ people. We anticipate between 10 and 30 people living in the community at any given time. At the moment, 10 people living on site are dedicating the majority of their energy to working on developing the project.

    You can join our community as part of the Community Immersion or please check out our latest work opportunities under the Co-Create section.

  • What types of activities are on offer?

    As a retreat center and a burgeoning community, Tierramor offers a variety of week-long retreats, day events and workshops throughout the year. As part of the Community Immersion, all community members will have free access to daily yoga, meditation, dance, and other embodiments practices and can offer to facilitate and share their own practice with the community.

    Sign up to our Newsletter to receive updates on upcoming Community Immersion dates!

  • What is the food like?

    Most of the food is vegetarian, and vegans can be accommodated. We aim to have as much local and organic food as possible.

  • What is the internet like?

    All communal areas have internet. Tierramor has also built a dedicated lounge-like co-working space on the land, which is accessible to all community members. The internet is excellent and we hope to install high speed internet soon as well.

  • What is your children policy?

    Right now we are open to adults only. Children are welcome to attend specific day events only. As Tierramor continues to grow and evolve, this may change.

  • Can I bring my car and what are the roads like?

    If you are renting or bringing your own car, make sure you are driving a four-wheel drive (4x4). The majority of roads are unpaved, dirt roads and require a specialized car. You will be able to safely park your vehicle in the designated parking areas at Tierramor.

  • How do I get to Tierramor?

    You can drive, or take a taxi service from Nosara.

    1. Type into GPS the following address: Mini Super Y Licores Río Montaña, located in the mango grove area between Nosara and Ostional.

    2. Once there, turn into the road towards the mountains which is next to the Mini super Y licores.

    3. Head straight for about 0.5 km until you reach a T junction. There will be a river on your right and a road on your left. Go left and follow the road for another mile.

    4. You will pass through a teak forest, go over a small bridge and a 2.5 mile dirt road up the hill will take you to Tierramor.

    5. You will see signs along the way and a member of our team will meet you up top to help with parking.

  • How far out of town is Tierramor?

    We are located outside of Nosara in the Rio Montana area.

    The easiest way to get into town is by car (4x4 necessary) which takes around ~25 minutes in the dry season. The roads can be really bad in the wet season, which makes this a longer and more challenging trip.

  • How far is the beach from Tierramor?

    We are ~25 minutes away from the beach by car (4x4 necessary). There are sometimes shared rides available. The roads can be really bad in the wet season, which makes this a longer and more challenging trip.

  • Which are the best months to come?

    The Dry Season, which extends from November to April, coincides with the peak tourist season. During these months, camping and casita accommodations are at their prime, and it is generally the most enjoyable time to stay at Tierramor. Please note March and April are the hottest months in the Guanacaste region.

    The Green Season is exceptionally stunning but can present more challenges, including occasional power and internet outages, heavy rainfall, and difficult road conditions, primarily in the months of August through October. 

    The weather is greatly influenced by the annual climate patterns.

  • Is it possible to buy land or a house?

    These opportunities are coming soon! Please sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with this.

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