Yoga Wellness Retreat in the Philippines

This program shifts the focus from the intentional detox of our Signature Deep Nature Cleanse (DNC) to an overall Wellness Yoga Program (WYP) with yoga/breathwork as the key foundation. In this retreat, you will have the time and space to slow down and flow with the rhythm of our everyday routine here at Bahay Kalipay Retreat Centre - leaving you plenty of room for introspection and inner work with as-needed support for your personal process and healing. Our space offers the perfect abode to heal your mind, body and soul.

Meet the instructors

Pi, Maya, & Carien
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Silent, coconut fasting day to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul
  • Nature Trip
  • Daily workshops
  • A space to connect back with nature and yourself
  • Delicious daily raw vegan, plant-based meals and snacks
  • 4 nights accommodation

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5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:00
Check-out Time:
16:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library

Bahay Kalipay is an intimate ashram style space where guests, teachers and facilitators make themselves at home. Some of our independent structures include Issa hut with double bedrooms, and the Ma-I common space, our personal Dap-ay beach, the healing arts hut we call, Pugad ng Diwata, and Kalipay Cafe, which is also open to the general public for breakfast, lunch and dinner by reservation.

Accommodations include shared dormitory style open-plan rooms, fitted with fans, and mosquito nets. There are private single, couple, and family huts with and without private bathrooms available to some programs.

We have a daily onsite staff of kitchen personnel, guest relations and retreat facilitators, and offer daily housekeeping as requested, and as-needed laundry services. Guests of Bahay Kalipay can take advantage of our gentle detox, deep cleanse program of raw food, yoga classes, workshops, spa services and more.

Ma- I space The second-floor split-level room is a large inner dance space designed to provide conditions for healing, silent and insightful spiritual practice. This is where personal early morning meditations are held, as well as yoga classes, and in the afternoons and evenings, inner dance sessions, workshops and other gatherings. Ma-I and the accommodations area are closed to the public during retreat days and healing workshops and sessions.

Pugad ng Diwata healing hut, referred to "the nest" in English, is a space for massage and one-on-one healing sessions.

Dap-ay, the functional sandy zen garden, is a venue for tea, meditation and yoga. In the afternoons, the garden is used for soul work workshops and earth healing, while in the evenings it has hosted bonfires, star and moon gazing, drum circles, tribal ceremonies, singing, fire dancing, and cozy conversation.

Kalipay Cafe, our dining room, is the place to enjoy our creatively-prepared raw, organic, vegan cuisine using quality ingredients sourced from certified local producers. It is adorned with a collection of spiritual art by artists who have visited Bahay Kalipay and have left some of their work to share. The cafe is also open to guests who are keen to experience Bahay Kalipay and meet some of the residents. However, advanced reservation required.

Other services include partially-solar powered eco rooms with fans, shared eco-toilet and showers, library, video screening, art, and hammock reading areas, a common workshop area for groups, Labyrinth, and open sandy space for individual meditation and rituals.

Program

Our daily programs consist of yoga, meditation, spiritual and educational workshops, as well as cleansing and healing activities and practices.

Every Wednesday we partake in total silence and coconut fasting. This is a non-talking, non-doing day where we can take the time to cleanse the mind, body, and soul, and re-energise the self.

Friday's are for our weekly Nature Trip, where we go on an excursion to some of the best spots nature has to offer in Palawan.

Most commonly this trip is to the stunning Nagtabon beach, with a stop along the way to our sister property MAIA Earth Village, an integrative ecovillage community.

Inner Dance, a transformative self-awakening process, is the intuitive remembrance of the true self through heightened inner awareness of bodies, minds and emotions as energy.

Coming to the awareness of this energy brings people to a more strengthened, sustainable and harmonious existence with other beings and the planet itself.

Our conscious-kitchen chefs and assistants prepare daily gourmet raw food meals to delight your taste buds, but more importantly to cleanse, balance, and nourish your body.

Styles of yoga you may experience during your stay include Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin yoga.

Included excursions

Friday's are for our weekly Nature Trip, where we go on an excursion to some of the best spots nature has to offer in Palawan.

Most commonly this trip is to the stunning Nagtabon beach, with a stop along the way to our sister property MAIA Earth Village, an integrative ecovillage community.

Instructors

Pi Villaraza
With his knowledge on Inner Dance energy and transformative medicine, Pi has worked extensively with medical practitioners, schools, government and NGO agencies, corporations and many institutions around the world, in healing and also in progressive education, deep ecology, raw food nutrition, organic food production, community development and sustainable architecture. He is an active environmentalist and is the former Philippine ambassador for the Global Eco-Village network.
Maya Bisschop
Maya has been practising yoga for 17 years and has taught for 12. Studying Integral Yoga from 2005 gaining a deep understanding of the Philosophy before discovering Ashtanga in Hawaii, 2008. Embracing the Ashtanga Vinyasa Principles and gathering a thorough comprehension of the mind, body and breath connection. Life experience and extenuated practice have taught the importance of mindfulness in Yoga and everyday life. Maya believes mindfulness of breath is the key to relived suffering and happiness for yourself and others.
Carien Lu
Carien is multi-talented, vibrant travelling Yogini. Certified in Ashtanga, Hatha, Therapeutic Traditional Hatha Yoga and Ancient Tibetan Female Yoga, Carien is greatly skilled and knowledgeable teacher. A qualified Ayurvedic Therapist, and Thai Masseur too, Carien is a highly intuitive bodywork teacher and practitioner.

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Food

You will enjoy creatively-prepared raw, organic, mostly vegan cuisine using quality ingredients sourced from certified local producers. Our dining room can seat 24 comfortably, and has squeezed up to 35 guests. It is adorned with a collection of spiritual art by artists who have visited Bahay Kalipay and have left some of their work to share.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Spa Treatments
  • Private healing sessions with visiting and resident healers
  • Nature trips: underground river, Honda Bay, city tour, firefly watching, dolphin watching, whale shark watching, and seasonal activities.

Spa treatments

  • Oil Trifecta Massage: a combination of pressure points, deep tissue and stretching
  • Thai Massage
  • Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal) Massage
  • Raindrop Therapy
  • Detox Massage using medicinal oils
  • Deep Nature Body Scrub
  • Acupuncture
  • Colon Therapy

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals 100% Raw vegan diet
  • Daily detox/energizing drinks
  • Green Smoothie (morning) Raw food snacks (afternoon)
  • Yoga classes
  • Breathwork/Meditation
  • Raw food demo/preparation
  • Inner Dance Healing / Emotional cleanse
  • Organic personal care kit
  • Trip to Maia Earth Village and Nagtabon beach/mountain (5 and 7 days only)

What's not included

  • Breakfast on your first day

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Bahay Kalipay is well-known in Puerto Princesa, however, you can simply tell your driver to go to Wescom road and make a left on Hagedorn road extension. You will be on this road for a little less than a kilometre. You will pass a sign for Clarkville beach on the right, and Bahay Kalipay will be on your left side, a few meters past the small sign. Bahay Kalipay has a bamboo-coral fence with a gate made of bike parts

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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