For a more rustic, back-to-basics wellness retreat, Bahay Kalipay, which literally translated means “Happy House”, is a peaceful oasis in the otherwise busy capital of Palawan. This center brings guests closer to nature and back to necessities. They promote a raw-food lifestyle and the calm, introspective practice of “inner dance”. Their community is formed by teachers, healers, spiritual seekers, and those exploring the raw food lifestyle, all who aim to share their spiritual experiences and themselves with those who visit. They offer different retreats such as the Inner Dance Energy School, Deep Nature Cleanses, and Wellness Yoga Programs, some lasting for just a weekend, and others for as long as 12 days. They even offer a Resident Volunteer Program for those interested in a more immersive, long-term stay. The absence of material luxuries allows retreaters to reconnect with themselves and interconnect with the community they become part of in Bahay Kalipay.
Lot 38E Hagedorn Road Extension Bgy. San Pedro, 5300 Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, (+63) 939 914 3414 / (+63) 927 547 7871
Also by the sea and at the heart of surfers’ paradise is Lotus Shores. Located on the southeastern coast of Siargao (a beautiful island that’s a retreat in itself), this sweet escape is determined to assist individuals in achieving peace, health, and wholeness, as well as in reconnecting them with nature. To do this, they’ve got resident yoga teachers, chefs who cook according to a plant-based diet, body work therapists, and even surf guides on board their team. They offer up to four varied classes of yoga each day for their yoga immersion program, which they conduct at their “Dojo”, a special place they’ve dedicated to the practice. Their yoga teachers hail from different parts of the country and from all over the world. As part of their detoxification program, a plant-based diet is followed, which they encourage visitors to pursue even after their stay by openly providing them with recipes and any helpful information they might need. At this center, guests can choose to stay in solo rooms, couple rooms, or shared dormitory rooms that accommodate up to three people.
Purok 5 Poblacion, General Luna Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, (+63) 917 838 5743
For Metro dwellers, another quick and easy getaway from the hectic urban jungle is Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay. The grounds are calm and picturesque, inviting guests to turn away from stress and to focus on themselves with health-centered pampering. Several holistic health services are offered, such as charcoal body wraps, biomat therapy, and acupuncture, but their experienced team of wellness nurses and therapists can also customize treatment plans according to guests’ specific needs. They also have a complete range of Filipino spa treatments with several types of massages and scrubs, many of which are done outdoors, under their traditional nipa roofs and alongside nature.
Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II West Cavite, Tagaytay, (046) 512 6273
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