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Sometimes we need to take a break from our busy lives in order to slow things down to self-reflect and give our body time to detox with a 100% raw, plant-based diet. At Bahay Kalipay Retreat Centre, we incorporate yoga, meditation, nature settings, spa services and more for a whole body, mind and soul rejuvenation. Our eco-friendly retreat center also offers a humble abode for anyone wishing to go through a whole system detox. This is the perfect space for anyone who is experiencing stress and chronic sickness. You will be surprised at how easy it is to ease into a renewed body, rejuvenated mind, and energized spirit with the right space, people and food to support this detox.
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.
Ashrams usually represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different to a hotel. Generally there is a more communal atmosphere and often an expectation that guests will pitch in with whatever needs doing.
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 the 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. The 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. We use a blend of essential oils and cold-pressed coconut oil to aid the cleansing process and soothe your body, through therapeutic massage and invigorating body scrubs. Colon therapy is an integral part of your cleansing program, as your body starts to rid itself of all its unwanted debris and toxic load.
The daily detox regimen, comprised of our morning flush, dry skin brushing, oil pulling, and lymphatic system exercises, is designed for you to continue the cleanse you complete our program and return home.
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 also leads transformative modalities, which include Inner dance, Inner food, Inner yoga, Inner birthing and Inner parenting.
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 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.
Trina loves living yoga through a simple healthy life and sharing it. She is passionate about Hatha Yoga (200RYT) and facilitates Inner Dance. She is also a Licensed Therapist (LCSW), Reiki Certified and a Professional Dance Artist and Choreographer offering Concert, Therapeutic and Intuitive Styles. She draws from her diverse background to create understanding and facilitate expression through movement in hopes of raising awareness and invites you to come to open your heart, work your body and laugh together.
Using organic ingredients and sourcing from certified local producers whenever possible, the raw food dishes are creatively and lovingly prepared. If you are new to raw, you will be surprised by the intense flavors inherent in live foods. When you have it for lunch, you will feel energized after, instead of the familiar sleepy tiredness that comes after eating a typical cooked meal. We also make our own chai, healthy after-yoga breakfasts, power live food lunches, healthy snacks, and simply satisfying vegan dinners. Our food is also always freshly prepared.
Puerto Princesa International Airport
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Bahay Kalipay is well-known in Puerto PrincesaHouse of, 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 kilometer. 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.
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