The Warrior's Journey V
An initiation to delve into the path towards inner freedom
March 20 - April 18 2023 | Malpais, Costa Rica
“Wisdom is not the result of having learned enough, but the realization that there is never enough learning” Erwin Raphael
The overview


The Warrior's Journey is a call to action for change, one that will allow you to embrace and understand - with more depth - the Anatomy of the Human Experience. It is a closer look at the bodies and the cycles that compose it, and how they ultimately relate and influence your life. Most importantly, it is composed of lessons that will lead you to become the co-creator of your own destiny. 

This program will transform the perception you currently have of yourself and the world around you. It will take you down a path of self-discovery and collective exploration that, if completed, will help you develop the tools required to break free from the limitations that are holding you back. A path to discover your infinite potential by realizing where your limits are not. 

This program is designed for you to become an active participant in the process of reconnecting with your essence: it is time to let go of the old and create space for the new. 

You will prepare the soil to plant a seed - the seed of Love -  within your being for a life driven by purpose.

Throughout the journey, you will experience many of the cycles of life, death, and rebirth. You will gather knowledge and, if you are willing and open, you will also receive the tools of wisdom so that you are never defenseless and powerless. 

It will allow you to remain connected to yourself, others and nature.

The heart of the warrior is not formed by what has been done and what can be done; the heart of the warrior is formed by what must be done

- Erwin Raphael

The requirement:

The Courage to start


The challenge:

To Strengthen our willpower, in order to develop the skills that will allow us to learn the disciplines that will set us free. 


What to bring:

The Openness to receive. 

The Humility to accept.

The Compassion to forgive.  

The Honesty to flow. 

The Gratitude to integrate. 


The purpose:

To discover your inner freedom, as we collectively regenerate the way we live. 


The objective:

To harness your attention with every breath, with the intention of becoming the best version of yourself.


The pillars:

Connection with yourself  / others /  nature 


The process:

It takes a minimum of 29 nights to establish new neural connections, upgrade your hardware, and build new positive habits. Honoring our ancestors, we will use the Moon Cycle of 29 nights:

. Each cycle begins and ends with the New Moon.

. Every week and every day is a new challenge for you to celebrate and evaluate your progress.

The program


Monday to Friday from 5:00am to 9:30am

Saturday free day to integrate 

Sunday from 7:00am to 11:00am


Day 1 - Arrival 

- Meet and greet your hosts and other members that will take on this journey with you

- Collective dinner


Week 1 - The Authentic Self (the conscious observer) - Integrate & Transcend 

- Practice, implement and adopt the use of the knowledge that you experienced. 

- Integrate it into wisdom. 

- Right of passage: Waterfall

- Portal: Air - Breath Work 


Week 2 - The Mental body (how you perceive your worth and value ) - Observe & Listen 

- Detach yourself from the mental chatter and become aware of the forces that comprise you. 

- Past, present and future, they all co-exist in one single space, the NOW.  It's all there is and forever will be.

- Portal: Water - Ice bath


Week 3 - The Emotional body (physical/emotional self) - Purify, let go.    

- Travel in time, revisit your past traumas, and the experiences that are holding you back. 

- Bring your attention to the open wounds in order for them to heal through your perspective of the present moment. 

- We let go of the old to create space for the new. 

 - Portal: Fire - Temazcal 


Week 4 - The Animal body (the body, the vessel, the vehicle) - Connect 

- Become aware of the divine potential of the vessel that allows you to connect with this reality. 

- What are the physical inputs that allow you to experience this human life?  

- Portal: Earth - Re-Birth 


If you decide to join, we ask that you commit to completing each step of the program fully, unless health issues appear that prevent you from doing so.

Included in your stay

. 28 nights in a room of your choice 

. Nutritional and healthy daily plant-based breakfast 

. A curated program of transformational experiences and activities (yoga, meditation, kundalini, breath-work, workout sessions, nature exploration, empowerment workshops, and more...)

. Transportation to all activities

. 4 special dinners or lunches

. A community action day

. Photos of your experience

If you live in the area and want to join us, send us an email for the program only package. 

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 is a growing regenerative system, a 2.0 version of an ecovillage, using tools such as arts, science, technology, sustainability, and spirituality to enhance our way of living, as we reconnect with nature, ourselves and each other. You will join a collective 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.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to join the entire month? 

Yes, this is an immersive experience to be joined from beginning to end. 


What are the current entry requirements to Costa Rica? 

As the requirements are in constant evolution due to Covid-19, we invite you to visit the official website of the Costa Rica Tourism Board for up-to-date information.


How do I get to Zūnya from the San José and Liberia International Airports? 

There are several options to help you get to Zūnya which you can find on our paper.


What should I bring to Zūnya for my stay?

Please visit our Informative Booklet for more information on what to bring during your visit.


Do you have a working area with a strong Wi-Fi connection (and how fast is it)?

Yes, we have a new space called El Núcleo, which offers access to fiber-optic internet, desks, and plugs located right on the beach.


Is the month family-friendly? 

The Warrior Journey experience is for adults only. However, Zūnya is a kid-friendly place so you can come with them. You will just need to find someone to watch over them during the activities of the journey. 

"This is the fight of your life. This is the fight for your life. This is the way of the warrior." Erwin Raphael
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