Fe-male Rising Retreat
Reconnecting to the power of the feminine and brining back the balance between the energies
May 24 - 29 2021 | Malpais, Costa Rica
A 6-day immersive retreat to ignite the wisdom of the feminine power as we collectively regenerate our way of living while connecting to ourselves, each other, and nature.
The retreat

Open your heart to this journey and immerse yourself in the wondrous landscapes of the Costa Rican jungle. Feel life beating through the waves of the ocean, and nourish your body and spirit with the power of collective connection & celebration. 

We’re summoning the women that lead the way towards a more conscious existence. You’re not alone. It’s time to allow ourselves to let go of the past, as we create space for the new. Open to receive the blessings that are being gifted to us by embodying the power that lives inside each one of us. It’s time to bring the balance between the male and the feminine energy, to be free and open to becoming the abundance and radiance that we are. ---> 

Let’s gather with intention. Let’s gather to evolve together by sharing, experimenting, exploring, discovering, and co-creating the life we wish for ourselves and for future generations. Costa Rica is waiting for you. 

The program

- Daily Meditation 

- Daily Yoga 

- Rituals & ceremonies

- Surf lessons 

- Nature explorations

- Workshops, talks & art

- Song circles & mantra chanting 

- Daily meals and a very special dinner

- A full-moon celebration

Your hosts

Manuela Mejía 

Manuela is an intuitive musician, singer and composer that creates healing music for the soul. She has learned from different masters and Yogis in USA and India, from which she has gone deep into the power of kirtan and mantra. Her music is a mix of mantra, sacred hymns from different cultures and original music and soundscapes that bring peace, light and love to the heart and soul. She works as a guide to find re-connection through music, meditation and conscious breath. She is a certified Skanda Yoga Teacher, with Yoga Alliance, and Co-founder of Suaha and @lovetob

Sara Montes

Sara, founder of Gaya Immersions, is a dedicated student of yogic traditions and ancient wisdom. Her life was given to travels and studies to understand human condition and mind liberation. She was advisor for the minister of tourism of East Timor, developing the UNWTO plan against poverty and co-founding the NGO Travel for a Better World. She has in the curriculum several courses of Meditation and more than 700h of Teacher Trainings by Yoga Alliance International. Since 2011 has been guided through Plant Medicines, holding space in several ceremonies. She is intuitive and her teachings are focused in a practical and modern way of living.  Founder of Gaya since 2016, Sara has been curating innovative projects combining ancient wisdom and modern technologies all over the world.

Joanna Riquett

Head of the program and experience curator at Zūnya. Her background in communications and media led her to launch an online and print magazine called Hayo, which was distributed across the USA, Canada and Europe. As an Editor in Chief, Joanna visited several destinations looking for unique stories on arts and culture. She started designing and curating experiences that would connect travelers with these uniques stories until she started understanding climate change. From there on, she brought her experience in creative content, immersive experiences, and community building to educate on climate issues. On that path, she landed in Costa Rica.


- Zūnya completely reserved only for this powerful gathering 

- 5 nights in a room of your choosing 

- Daily plant-based meals prepared by Chef Karla Blokeschova

- Daily programming and lessons  

- Transportation from the local airport to Zunya and back

The Venue

You will be immersed in a 33 hectares untouched jungle sanctuary.  Zunya is located on the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, in a small village called Malpais. It is north of the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and south of Santa Teresa. Known for its spectacular beaches, bordered by the crystal waters of the Pacific Ocean on one end, and by a covey of jungle-covered hills on the other, Malpais is a natural haven for all. Rich in biodiversity, the town’s unique wildlife is another allure for visitors to enjoy. 

Not Included

- Flights

- Health/travel Insurance

- Alcoholic beverages

- Massages and other extra services 

- Any expenses outside of the program

Safety protocols

- Travel insurance is needed to enter Costa Rica during the time of your stay. We recommend SafetyWing’s nomad insurance, however, please read the requirements to enter the country 

- We follow cleansing and sanitization protocols as per the Ministry of Health to ensure a safe environment

- If you need COVID tests upon entry to your country, we have an on-call physician that can come to the property for testing and results sent in English.