Men Retreat by Hijos de la Tierra
Now it’s time for us Men to walk our own Path
July 5 - 10 2023 | Malpais, Costa Rica
We are living a key moment in the history of Humanity. For ages, Women have been doing an immense job in reconnecting with their true power and bringing Light and Wisdom to the world. Now it’s time for us Men to walk our own Path.

We live in a hyper-competitive paradigm, where we feel the need to prove that we can manage alone, that we don´t need anyone, and where expressing our vulnerability is considered a weakness.

Aren’t you tired of being “strong and tough” all the time? 

Do you feel like you don’t have anyone who you can truly open up and share your feelings with?

Is it hard for you to sustain projects, relationships, dreams?

If there is a YES, then we would like to welcome you to this Brotherhood that grows each and every day. To discover your true essence. To connect with your personal power. To stop hiding and to show up as you truly are. To accept ourselves, together. To unite. To celebrate. To love and let love come in.

We are the men of the New World. Men that cry, that hug each other, that are afraid and can express it, men that laugh, sing and dance, men that howl to the moon and take care of their families. We are men committed to ourselves, with all Humanity and with our home, Earth. We are the heirs of ancient knowledges. We are the Revolution of Love.

We are Sons of the Earth. 

We are Hijos de la Tierra.

What does it mean “to be a man” today?

Masculinity is in a phase of change and renovation. What would happen if we were authentic? If we did what is true to our heart? What would happen if we dedicated our energy to evolve as leaders, as human beings and as spiritual beings? From the understanding and acceptance of ourselves we have the opportunity to walk our path of self-awareness based in our true essence. And we are not alone: there are thousands of men with the same concerns that want to get together with brothers and to gather the tribe.

Because being a man is not a problem, but the homogeneous and normative way in which we still understand and live our masculinity is, as if there was only one “right” or “valid” way of being a man. This “manhood” is commonly associated to a wrong understanding of domain, strength, control and relationships, where in many occasions it implies the transgression of the boundaries of our own principles, in order to achieve what social pressure expects from us if we want to be “real men”.

This is why we propose, within this retreat, to connect with our Strength, Tenderness, Power, Love, Freedom, Word, Wounds, Compassion and Healing, to be able to, for once and forever, embody the Man we truly are and want to be. The one that I AM.

The program

To accomplish this transcendental transformation, we will immerse, through different dynamics, in four core themes:

Inner Child

If you have irrational fears, you frequently feel resentment, hate or sadness, you answer in a disproportional way to situations that aren’t really important or you constantly sabotage your goals, it is likely that your inner child is wounded.

Healing the inner child is a path of self-awareness that we’ll do together as a tribe through Rites of passage.


Tantric Sexuality

The man that lives Tantra does not want a woman split in parts: butt, breasts, hips. He goes way beyond: from the Soul, from the pure Consciousness of the present moment. He is an explorer of the encounter. He sees women as the Sacred Femenine Essence, the power of the Goddess. 

He doesn´t think of “giving her stuff”, but of meeting her, because he knows that it is through her and her Unconditional Love that he finds himself; he finds the feminine in the Self. He is not the conqueror of her body, but her accomplice going back into Heaven.


Sacred Masculine

The commotion inside men’s hearts. A silent rebellion against historic limitations of our role models begins. We are looking for new ways of expressing our masculinity that help us recover our feelings, vitality and connection with nature and with our bodies; the ancient connection between wild and vulnerable men.



As human beings, the more we isolated ourselves from nature, the more we became separated from the wisdom of cycles and the close bond that life and death keep with each other in balancing nature. In our modern culture, we have hidden the word “death” and made it taboo, as if the fact of not having it present in our everyday made us immortal.

We will reconnect with its energy to recover the value of life and of the purpose that each of us have.

The tools

. Circles of Word

. Tantra

. Yoga

. Meditation

. Confrontation

. Biodanza

. Shamanism

. Psycho-magic

. Breathwork

. Emotional release

Your facilitators

Jonathan Merla @jonamerla

Nomad spirit, adventurer and dedicated to create spaces where hearts can expand. Actually he is based in Costa Rica, close to the sea. 6 years ago he founded Swarupa, the company where he unites his passions: Surf, Yoga, Travel and healthy food. In the last 2 years he started to explore the importance of connecting and healing our masculine and feminine energies as a portal to live a more integrated life aligned with his purpose.


Elio Franco @cuerpo.ecosofico

The path presented him different tools as Tantra, Biodance and coaching. All his profession is sustain in the main character, the dancer. We will explore our bodies, communicate though them and for and instant forget the word.


Juan Cruz Argento @juan.seli

Tireless explorer of the spirit, he raided in diverse disciplines such as Chamanism, Biodance, Human Design, Astrology, Tantra, Meditation and Psicomagic. He is a therapist specialized in trauma and he is actually advocated to the creation and holding of spaces for men to self development.

Included in your stay

. Accommodation for 5 days and 4 nights in the room of your choice

. Men Circles in each of the five days

. Three delicious vegetarian daily meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

. Inner Child, Tantric Sexuality, Sacred Masculine and Death sessions

About Zūnya

You will be immersed in a 33 hectares untouched jungle sanctuary. Zūnya is hidden away from prying eyes in the town of Malpais, a secluded spot on the southern tip of the Peninsula of Nicoya, the region is one of only five blue zones in the world. Malpais prides itself on its amazing surf and for its decadent mix of unspoiled beaches, private coves, waterfalls, and dense rainforests. The town of Malpais is the perfect hideaway, for those looking to discover an authentic Costa Rica. 

Zūnya was born from a desire to create the conditions for people to reconnect with themselves and others in an authentic way, and to restore our balance with nature. You will join a community of individuals from various backgrounds and origins in the process of co-creating a new way of life. Your visit is an invitation to join the family and embark on this journey.

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