Puerto Princesa, MIMAROPA, Philippines

$1.223,00

Those who’ve been experiencing stress & chronic sickness will be surprised at how easy it is to ease into a renewed body, rejuvenated mind & energized the spirit. This retreat is for those who believe that the period of their stay is a commitment to cleansing can change your life forever.

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    Price

    $1.223,00

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    Trips

    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    12 Days/11 Nights

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    Group Size

    Max Unlimited people

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    Location

    Philippines, Puerto Princesa

Highlights

Detox
Yoga
Meditation

Course description

Detox, Yoga, Meditation, Breath work, Energy healing, Art & movement therapy Raw Food Chef, Daniw Arrazola, together with our conscious-kitchen visiting chefs & assistants will prepare gourmet raw food meals to detox your body while you enjoy the various tastes of super foods that nourish your body on a cellular level. We use our own blend of essential oils and cold-pressed coconut oil to aid the cleansing process and soothe your body through therapeutic massage and deep nature body scrub. A colon cleanse is also scheduled to jump-start your detox process. While the package includes one colon cleanse, most of our guests opt for a second treatment to end the 7 days with an exclamation point and set them up nicely upon their return to “regular” life. Aside from Inner Dance sessions, your personal transformation process will be supported by workshops and rituals led by resident and visiting facilitators. You will also experience the deep meditative quality of a one-day coconut fast as we hold space for total silence. Our daily detox regimen, comprised of morning flush, dry skin brushing, oil pulling therapy and lymphatic system exercises, is designed for you to continue the cleanse when you go back home.

About the place

Puerto Princesa is the capital of the island province of Palawan. The city has been acclaimed several times as the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines. With a wide range of attractions ranging from beaches to wildlife reserves, Puerto Princesa is a nature lover's paradise. There is a useful tourist information office at the airport next to the arrival hall which hands out maps and gives information about current events in the city. 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 Kafé, which is also open to the general public for breakfast, lunch and dinner by reservation. Accommodations include private couples cabin, family rooms, and individual rooms for our guests, which are almost always retreatants. 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. Bahay Kalipay is a humble retreat centre with simple accommodations and facilities suitable for a total mind-body detox. Bahay Kalipay is also a green zone. We have sustainable practices like keeping organic kitchen wastes to fertilize our vegetable garden, using biodegradable soap for dishwashing and laundry, and bathing with a pail of water instead of an overhead shower.

Food

Our dining room can seat 24 comfortably, and has squeezed up to 35 guests, as diners enjoy our creatively-prepared raw, organic, mostly 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 Kafé is also open to guests who are keen to experience Bahay Kalipay and meet some of the residents. However, advanced reservation required. You will have fully Raw vegan dishes. Enjoy our mostly nut-free, low glycemic and high on organic raw food meals designed to aid your detoxification process. Our food is always fresh and made with love. Be open to and surprised by how delicious and fulfilling raw food can be. Savor each bite with an awareness of the many different flavors set to change your perception on food. Food is indeed an energy giving life force. You will be amazed at how your taste preferences change right after your cleanse process and how your body then craves fresher, nutrient rich, live foods.

Things to do

Holistic treatments

Body care offering Community Yoga (75 minutes): P400 per class. Buy a block of 10 classes get 1 class FREE: P4,000 usable within one month. Puerto Princessa residents entitled to 10% off classes. One-on-One Yoga class (75 minutes): P750 Therapeutic Trifecta Massage, a combination of Shiatsu, Swedish and Thai styles (60 minutes): P1,250 Detox Massage using medicinal oils (60 minutes): P2,000 Body Scrub (60 minutes): P2,500 Deep Nature Body Scrub, Mask and Polish (60 minutes): P3,500 Ayurveda Treatments: Abhyanga whole body massage (P3,300 for 60 minutes) Qi Gong/Tai Chi Classes (Group Class: P400/per person or P300 for locals; One-on-One Private Session: P750/hr per person, P800/hr for 2) Mind care offering One-on-One Guided Inner Dance Session (60-75 minutes): Suggested Donation: P3,500 Spirit care offering One-on-One Guided Inner Dance Session (60-75 minutes): Suggested Donation: P3,500 Group Inner Dance (75 – 120 minutes): Suggested Donation: P500 Reiki Session (60 – 90 minutes): Suggested Donation: P1,000 Ayurveda treatment Ayurvedic medicine, also known as Ayurveda, is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. But treatments may be recommended for specific health problems. Abhyanga whole body massage Abhyanga is a gentle, full body cleansing massage that involves touch, warm oils and herbs to improve the overall wellbeing of a person. Utilizing techniques based on traditional Ayurvedic principles of the Doshas – Vata, Pitta, Kapha. Abhyanga Massage addresses imbalances within the body and works to bring a person’s Dosha back into its original state. Duration: 60 or 90 minutes. QI gong taichi class Normally done during sunrise at a beach 5 minutes away from Bahay Kalipay, the Qi Gong/ Tai Chi class may vary according to the participants and their energy levels. This art uses a very drawn out series of forms for posture, movement and breathing. For those looking for a way of calming the mind and improving their breath control might find this to be the perfect form of moving meditation. Follow this link to find out more about Qi Gong. Reiki Humans, being connected to the universal web of life, contribute to the balance (or lack of) which shows up in every aspect of our physical world. A lack of balance is when energy is blocked, withheld, even stagnant Balance is when you return to your innate alignment – a place of love, peace and gratitude. Using Reiki, a beautiful art form of channeling energy around us, we work together to clear, replenish and rejuvenate while enhancing the bodies natural ability to heal. This intuitive bodywork is based on the principle of healing touch infused with loving intention. Sessions are around 75 minutes and are by donation. One on one guided inner dance Communing with your Highest Self – If you seek clarity, release, or peace of mind, Inner Dance will help connect with your inner Knowing, however you might call it: God, Divine Mother, the Universe, or your subconscious. It is experienced as a form of guided deep meditation in motion, where your consciousness expands, allowing the powerful yet gentle energy stream to flow; in your openness to receive, you’ll be given insight, inspiration and balancing. At the end of the session, we will integrate by journaling, discussion and next steps. (Wear comfortable clothing for moving freely.) Suggested Donation: P3,500 for 60-75 minutes.

Other activities

Day trip to maia earth village

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

6 nights accommodation, 100% Raw Vegan Diet (nut free, gluten free, low glycemic, raw gourmet), Green smoothie drinks, guilt-free dessert, detoxifying/energizing drinks, 3 scrumptious 100% live food meals/day Coconut feast for a day, Daily yoga class (except on designated Total Silence/Coconut FeAST Day), Detox program of plant-based supplements, 2 types of massages: Trifecta and Detox, 1 deep nature body scrub, 1 colon cleanse session, Raw food talk, demo, preparation and video presentation, Morning detox ritual, Yoga/breathwork/meditation Energy work, Inner Dance healing session Rites and rituals Workshops and other healing art offerings by visiting BK teachers

What’s not included

Airfare, Airport transfers, Visa and travel insurance, Optional activities, Energy bodywork, BK trifecta massage Detox massage with medicinal oils, All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Bahay Kalipay Detox Retreat Centre

How to get there

Bahay Kalipay is located on the east side of Puerto Princesa, in Barangay San Pedro at Lot 38E, Hagedorn Road Extension. From the Puerto Princessa airport: Bahay Kalipay is a 20 minutes ride from the airport. We have an authorized trike (P150 per way) or van driver (P400 per way) at your disposal, please let us know your flight details upon registration. From Puerto Princesa City: Route 1: Ask the trike triver to head via BM Road and then via Libis Road. Bahay Kalipay will be located on your left. Route 2: Ask the trike driver to go to Wescom Road and make a left on Hagedorn Road Extension. You will be on this rocky road for a little less than a kilometre; follow the road as it curves to the right passing “Purok 8” then left. 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 uniquely welded gate made of bike parts. Travel information Kindly note that Philippine Immigration requires a return ticket from each tourist coming into the country. The government also opened a 30-day visa upon arrival stamp for most citizens entering the country. Please feel free to verify and research immigration guidelines via the Department of Foreign Affairs or Immigration websites for updated information to maximize your visit and time around the 1,701 islands in the Philippines & 701 of which are in PALAWAN. What to bring: Yoga clothes Yoga mat (although we have extra mats in the space) Water bottle Flashlight for emergency or during brownout (we provide emergency lights in each room) Outdoor/Rubber sandals and/or Indoor slippers/flip-flops Organic insect repellent and sun-block (available in our Sinag Earth store too) Personal beach, bath and face towel (we provide sarong) Biodegradable shampoos, soaps and toothpaste (these are available for sale at our mini store, if you need) Comfortable island clothes with extra thin cardigan/long sleeves to protect you from mosquitoes, especially at sunrise and sunset. What not to bring: Plastic packaging No industrial, chemical bath and body products Meat (includes fish) Processed Foods (coffee, tea, junk foods, bread, biscuits, sweets, canned and bottled goods, etc.) Fears, doubts and worries

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged

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Yoga Styles

  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Qi gong
  • Tai Chi

Activities

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Detox
  • Guided tour

Amenities

  • Beauty salon
  • Full board
  • Garden
  • Indoor & outdoor dining areas
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Organic food
  • Sea views
  • Special diet menu
  • Stunning views
  • Taxi service
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Wifi
  • Yoga studio

Daily Program

The schedule for this yoga retreat will be announced upon booking or arrival.

Instructors

Serena Olsen
Serena, an American from New York, has been living in South East Asia since 2011. A deep connection with a Cherokee shaman bloodline, has pervaded her psyche andphysical space since she was a child. Waves of energetic information andsynchronistic happenings are often present in her daily life and interactions. In 2011, she was even struck by lightning. Exactly one year after her lightning strike, Serena experienced Inner Dance for thefirst time. It was both profound and painful because, for her, it felt like being struck by lightning again, but much stronger. In the days and weeks to follow, sheunderwent physical, emotional, and spiritual healing through her own self-discovery using Inner Dance, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness as tools forexpanding her consciousness and field of perceptual awareness. In the years since, Serena has globally facilitated experiences, workshops, andtrainings for “learning the unlearning” of the mind’s conditioning through InnerDance, Cognitive Resonance, Energy School and other perspective based consciousness teachings. She is a Radiant Child yoga instructor, student of Sat Nam Rasayan, certified in theHANDLE approach, and a WMA Wilderness First Responder. She also spent 4 yearsteaching outdoor and environmental education in the US before moving to Malaysiawhere she taught academic, emotional, and life skills to children of all ages in alearning center focused on holistic, alternative methods for inner transformationand success.

 

Tza Bautista-Leube
Bahay Kalipay is happy to have Tza Bautista-Leube a certified Ayurvedic massage therapist whose own life and practice mirror her profession. She is an Ashtanga certified yoga teacher who went to India on a yoga pilgrimage and came back after receiving her certificate from the Sivananda Institute in Neyyar Dam, South India. Tza’s Purvakaema center is a science-based, Filipino flavored, appropriate and ecologically sensitive approach to the ancient art of Ayurveda. It is currently situated in Bahay Kalipay Retreat Center in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan. The program is intended for detox newbies as well as Jills-of-all-trades who would like to try a new way of gentle healing through oil massage. The highlight of the Purvakarma detox cleanse program is the daily abhyanga oil massage. We source our oil from local, organic, and sustainable sources. This oil is near-medicinal in quality! Guaranteed 100% Philippine made, ZERO additives or preservatives. Just pure plant goodness prepared to Tza’s standards. Tza shares her passion for the healing arts by exploring other modalities compatible with an Ayurvedic philosophy. Among these are:*raw food*yoga*reiki*meditation*qi gong

 

sasha sakshi
After 9 years in the marketing and public relations world, Sasha left her job in Singapore after realizing she could no longer suppress her sensitivities and wanted to live a more authentic life. Being born into a bloodline of sensitives and seers who were afraid of their own gifts, she was constantly taught by her parents to suppress her gifts in fear of the unknown. Since childhood, she grew up in a world of fear, conditions, illusions and rules. Living in this world where she was not allowed to be her true self, Sasha eventually broke down and went into severe depression and had addictions to food to ease the pain she was experiencing. The crisis experience served as a gateway to clarity, leading her to deepen her search for her own healing and spiritual connection to Source. She discovered Hatha yoga in 2011 and was taught under the loving guidance of Master Manoj Thakur, completing her Yoga Instructor Certification Course (YICC) in Singapore. She later went to SVYASA Yoga Bangalore, India to do intensive yoga training where her love for the yoga lineage deepened as she studied more into its history. Her intent in teaching yoga is to teach it at its most authentic and traditional form. Sasha fell in love with Yoga after she experienced deep emotional release and a deep connection to Source through her asana and pranayama practice. Sasha believes that a yoga class is not all about completing fancy postures, but to go deeper in connection with the mind, body and soul with each present breath. Yoga led her into deeper physical and emotional openings and as she continued her search for truth, she found Inner Dance by chance while she was searching for spiritual communities to be a part of online. Her first Inner Dance session in Singapore was facilitated by a visiting teacher, Tony Mendoza who is from Cebu. After realizing what that session had done to her on many different levels, she followed her heart and flew to Bahay Kalipay Retreat Centre in 2014 to attend Inner Dance Energy School with Pi Villaraza and to go on a raw food detox. The entire experience changed her life. Sasha is now an inner dance facilitator and does Transference healing work and incorporates some of these elements into her Yoga sessions. Sasha loves nature and animals deeply. In her free time, she enjoys reading and being by the ocean. She is deeply passionate about yoga, inner dance, ego work and practicing equanimity and compassion in her everyday life. She owes deep gratitude to the Universe and has complete Trust in every moment of magic she is experiencing here on Earth.

 

Pi villaraza founder
Pi left the corporate world of advertising and marketing to undertake a vision quest around the Philippines where he walked around Mindanao without money for one year, ending up as a hermit on a deserted beach on an island in Northern Palawan. In this place called Kalipay Beach, he came into his personal healing, eating coconuts almost exclusively, which led to his discovery of a powerful vibration that awoke within him. In the years after this, he has brought the healing energy to more than ten thousand people from over 40 nationalities, founding a successful international detox center in Puerto Princesa and an international healing eco-village in Bacungan, Palawan. His work has been reported by the media in Europe, America and all over Asia, where he travels extensively to give advanced energy awareness trainings and to assist in the formation of healing centers in many large cities around Asia. 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. His well-received book Conscious Trance is available in bookstores around the Philippines and soon to be found on Amazon.com. He leads the 5-Day Inner Dance Energy School, which gives students a chance to learn by experience and develop their own understanding and techniques of sharing Inner Dance with earnest seekers.

 

Daniw arrazola

 

Daniw started on the Inner Food path because of spiritual and emotional reasons. Though it has also healed her of several physical issues in the past, Daniw’s life has shifted many times in the past seven years of running her first center in Manila and eventually taking over the management of one of the first raw food and retreat centers of its kind in Asia. As the co-founder of Bahay Kalipay, she has introduced raw food nutrition and cuisine to many people who have later influenced so many that comprise the raw food support community in the Philippines. She has organized and managed retreats and workshops in Penang, KL, Singapore and various parts of the Philippine Islands. She received her certification in Raw Food Preparation and Detox during a one-month course in Thailand organized by Pure Joy Academy. Daniw established Raw Food Pinoy, an advocacy initiative offering a support system that makes raw food accessible to regular households for personal and planetary health and well-being. She is proudly the mother of two: Sinag, a boy whose diet while in-vitro was 100% raw food and a baby girl, Issa, who came into the world pain-free in an unassisted water birth in November 2013. To witness this amazing, breathtaking miracle of a birth, click here for the video. Daniw also leads transformative modalities, which include Inner dance, Inner food, Inner yoga, Inner birthing and Inner parenting. Currently she leads raw food workshops at Bahay Kalipay, including a 3-Day Home-Cheffing Raw Food Course.
  • Soopamario. Manila, Philippines

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    "Wonderful people, beautiful location, unique retreat experience!"
    "I stayed with Bahay Kalipay for a week in October 2013. I truely enjoyed being there, because I learned so much from everyone, the staff as well as the other guests. This place is full of love, which you will notice the moment you arrive. If you're into alternative, eco-friendly, spiritual, healthy lifestyle you will certainly enjoy this place, and even if you don't you may enjoy it, because it's something different. Time to detox, de-stress, get grounded and relax. Everything was very well organized for me. I had a clear schedule what to do when and people always took care of me, as well as the cute cats in the garden 🙂 I hope I can go there again in future. I also miss their delicious food" - From TripAdvisor
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  • jet-lagged-yogi. Asia

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    "A journey of living consciously"
    "I spent two weeks at Bahay Kalipay to do the Deep Nature Cleanse and Inner Dance Energy School. I highly recommend both of these excellent programs. Being at Bahay Kalipay is an experience in itself. Because of its simplicity, I came to understand how much more connected to the earth we can live. It was interesting to notice what came up for me in the process (ie. I didn't crave coffee, which was a huge surprise to me. Also, I tried to live without toilet paper, but this was too much outside my comfort zone...) I learned a lot from both programs, and it has helped me make positive changes in my life. Daniw and Pi are absolutely some of the most genuine people I have ever met. So full of life, love, and purpose." - From TripAdvisor
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  • Kate F. Puerto Princesa, Philippines

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    "Transformation!"
    "I took part in many different events during my 6 week stay at Bahay Kalipay! I did a detox, liver and gall bladder cleanse which was very intense and I recieved a great amount of support for it throughout and was well looked after. I also took part in energy school which could not have been better if you wish for a way to self heal and self develop! AMAZING! Raw food cheffing was great fun and I learnt so much from Daniw! Inspiring! Overall it was enjoyable and although part of my transformation made me uncomfortable I recieved all I needed to support that change! I am forever grateful to Bahay Kalipay! What a wonderful place! X" - From TripAdvisor
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  • Divina H. Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgium

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    "A journey within at Bahay Kalipay"
    "I'm used to do detox by fasting so I was pleasantly surprised that in Bahay Kalipay, detox meant raw-food-gourmet diet and just one day of coconut fast! We actually could eat to our hearts' desires the sumptuous fresh meals prepared by Daniw and her kitchen angels, while cleansing our mind, body and soul! It was superb! I never realized raw food could be that good! The other unforgettable experience was the massage. For a massage lover like me having tried massages in different countries, this must have been my best so far! My tiny room which I shared with another participant may be too modest for my initial expectations but as I started to appreciate its simplicity, I learned to feel the beauty of the structure as it was designed to bring the guests as close to nature as possible with the impressive windowless concept. Staying here gave me a purer sense to understand what trust and abundance truly mean. And my Inner Dance experience was just mind-blowing!" Divina H. Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgium - From TripAdvisor
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  • GattoMattto. San Francisco, California

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    "perfect place to disconnect and recharge"
    "I visited BK the beginning of this year. A very nice place if you are looking to relax and disconnect from the stress of big cities. As some other reviewers mentioned it is very basic, with a lot of common areas and little privacy, away from the busy streets and close to nature. I am new to yoga and had a great experience here. The teacher was able to set the right pace for the classes." - From TripAdvisor
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  • Ligayadomingo

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    "A wonderful place to recharge run by a beautiful community."
    "rejuvenate. They serve delicious energizing raw food. Not only did I discover that I can eat very healthy could be so enjoyable! It was tasty too! The rooms are kept nice and clean. The staff made you feel at home and location is awesome. Just a few minutes away from the beach. If you're looking for a quiet place to detoxify and recharge and be supported by a beautiful community. This is the perfect place. " - From TripAdvisor
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  • spuntanez. bay area

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    "A Unique Experience"
    "I had the chance to visit Bahay Kalipay early this year and although we did not stay overnight, our day experience was quite memorable. First of all, when you walk into this property you instantly become aware of the love and respect the residents have for their environment. The cozy guest rooms, some may even be nestled in trees, would give anybody the feeling of sheer oneness with nature. The beach from Bahay Kalipay was a stone's throw away, where we joined a yoga class held on the beach. Our instructor, Sar, led a hatha yoga/vinyasa flow class for all levels. After the yoga session was over, we were treated to a refreshing drink of coconut juice. It was a wonderful way to spend the day, a nice break away from the busy day to day hustle and bustle of life. I recommend visiting BK when you are in Puerto Princesa, the experience will leave you feeling rejuvenated!" - From TripAdvisor
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  • CYPERP .Paranaque, Philippines

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    "Body-Mind-Soul Cleansing"
    "Wonderful experience simply going back to basics! A place of solitude that stimulates one's soul, Inner healing, innderdancing, deliciously prepared raw food, loving Mother Earth, its the place to be!" - From TripAdvisor
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