3 Days Wellness Yoga Program

  • Bahay Kalipay, Lot 38E Hagedorn Road Extension, San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Yoga Wellness Retreat in 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. This is a less regimented program as compared to our DNC detox program.

The WYP is held all year round but we suggest however for you not to arrive during Total Silence/Non-Doing day and the nature trip day, both of which usually fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively.

Highlights

  • Nature trip to Nagtabon beach
  • Morning and afternoon yoga classes
  • Coconut feast for our day of total silence/non-doing
  • Daily green smoothies & guilt-free snacks
  • 3 scrumptious raw food meals per day
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
Hide all

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 Kaf, 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.

Liwanag, Punla, Hangin, Sinag, and Daloy rooms

All five rooms in the Main House are on the third floor with views of the evergreen Palawan horizon. We have 2 single rooms, 2 double rooms with a balcony, and a triple ideal for families. All rooms are open-air, equipped with an electric fan and mosquito netting to keep the bugs at bay while sleeping. Some rooms have a balcony and/or split level lofts for meditation or additional storage. Alternatively, guests can choose to sleep in the open air on the the landing area of Ma-I space, with simple beddings and mosquito nets.

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, the space is for massage and one-on-one healing sessions. The second story landing is set up with an altar and a collection of books, ideal for contemplation, prayer or a well-deserved siesta.

Dap-ay Island

In the mornings, the functional sandy zen garden is a venue for tea and yoga. In the afternoons, the garden is used for soulwork workshops and earth healing. And in the evening, it has hosted bonfires, star and moon gazing, drum circles, tribal ceremonies, singing, fire dancing, and cozy conversation.

Kalipay Kaf

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 Kaf is also open to guests who are keen to experience Bahay Kalipay and meet some of the residents. However, advanced reservation required.

More and more now, we hear about the impact to our planet caused by human pollution. As if on a perpendicular track to this global pollution, we hear more and more about the pollution that occurs within the human body. Without a doubt, the health of the planet determines the health of our bodies, and you can say that the health of our bodies, in some ways, will determine the health of the planet.

Deep transformation

Your personal transformation process will be supported by workshops and rituals led by both 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.

Detox and renew yourself

A healthy mind, body and spirit, will naturally lean toward a healthier and cleaner environment. The state of our environment and our body, in other words, go hand in hand. We believe that a holistic approach to environmentalism, as well as body/mind/spirit detoxification is necessary for all human beings to experience.

Apart from yoga oriented sessions, during this course we will cover several aspects such as:

Raw food discussion and demonstration and raw food documentaries

Energy work / breathwork / meditation

Inner dance sessions

Yoga discourse

Rites and rituals

Workshops and other healing art offerings by visiting BK teacher

Palawan, named officially the province of Palawan, is a beautiful island province of the Philippines that is located in the Mimaropa region. It is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction. Its capital is Puerto Princesa city, but it is governed independently from the province.

General
  • General
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Caf
  • Garden
Services
  • Services
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free! WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Room cleaning

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.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 scrumptious raw food meals per day
  • Coconut feast for our day of total silence/non-doing
  • Complimentary participation in any ongoing workshops and activities scheduled under the program
  • Daily green smoothies and guilt-free snacks
  • Morning and afternoon yoga classes
  • Your choice of single or double room with fan
  • Airfare costs
  • Visa / passport costs
  • Personal items

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • A
    Review by Anna Rudin from Norway

    CONS Cons: To close to the street. Different information on website, leaflets, staff, online sources etc..

    2017-Apr-14 16:35:38

  • L
    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Jul-31 06:41:00

  • M
    Review by Melissa Ferrer from Philippines

    Definitely coming back!

    CONS Cons: I hate to say it, but I missed toilet paper, haha!

    PROS Pros: I loved the warmth of the community, the amazing raw vegan gourmet food, and the fun and enlightening activities. The nature trip was so much fun as well!

    2017-Apr-11 14:16:30

  • Review by Robert Dill from Canada
    9 out of 10

    "The one week Bahay Kalipay yoga retreat was excellent. Very simple accommodation with great raw food meals, very friendly staff, good yoga instruction in the vinyasana flow and ashtanga traditions, with a variety of competent and caring instructors, plus additional programs, discussions and tours presented throughout the week. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience with compatible participants from all over the world interested in furthering their yoga and cleansing practice. Loved its simplicity and dedication to eco values. Would highly recommend it to those interested in the yogic path who are not seeking the high end resort alternative."

    BookYogaRetreats.com, edited

  • Review by Gillian Witter from South Korea
    10 out of 10

    "The "House of Happiness" was truly a great experience. I feel blessed to have stayed the entire 12 days I booked. I was trying to run away from this place after at the first few days because it was scary to look at myself. I had very little distractions other than to work on myself. The beautiful thing about BK is it strips away everything that distracts us from our busy, noise, distracting life we've created. It allows you to look into your soul. Take the opportunity to experience the wonderful programming, delicious raw food, the engagement with great staff and guests, and the peaceful tropical space that was meticulously created with love. Stay here, look at yourself, take care of your heart, mind, and soul and you can get the very best experience. Set your intention before you go, and only then you will get what you need. Go for it!"

    BookYogaRetreats.com Website, edited

  • Review by Chap Yu Yung from Luxembourg
    10 out of 10

    "Bahay Kalipay is a rustic resort conceived to offer not only a dietary detox, but also to give you the space and surroundings to refill spiritually and energetically. The food is truly amazing - they make it so easy to eat raw vegan during a week, it is impressive! The resort staff is very playful, respectful, helpful and genuinely nice. Kim (nutritionist) was knowledgeable and attentive to my concerns, Ren (yoga teacher) provided very enjoyable and demanding morning yoga classes, Mukti and Imana gave a very nice o'oponopono meditation session, and Kelly (reiki therapist) literally made the energies flow again. The resort is simple, nothing fancy. If you are looking for luxury, don't go there. But if you are looking for re-centering and re-energizing through good food, good yoga and good meditation, in a nice and simple environment, you will love it there."

    BookYogaRetreats.com, edited

  • Review by Danny Le Heron from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful time at Bahay Kalipay. They were very welcoming and kind, the food was amazing and the workshops were enlightening. I learned some new skills to relax and to find inner peace. The yoga was challenging but so good. I'm taking home some great memories and being there has given me an opportunity to reflect. The rooms were also nice and I slept well on the beds. Watching the sunrise was also a highlight. My only grumble would be that I wasn't picked up for three hours and when I was, I realized it was pretty close to the airport so may have cost me 50 pesos to get there, instead of the 500 they charge when you book. I think that is quite steep. But all in all, great time. I would definitely go back if I get the chance."

    May 2016. BookYogaRetreats.com website, edited

  • Review by Kerry Lydon
    10 out of 10

    "Just back from a week deep nature cleanse at Balay Kalipay. It was a marvellous week. From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel like one of the family. Everyone was so friendly and helpful in answering questions. The days are well structured with yoga, meditation, workshops and everyone joins together for the meals. The food was plentiful and absolutely delicious. We all had lots of fun too. I will always remember my week there where I met some really good friends. A perfect week."

    January 2016, BookYogaRetreats.com website, edited

  • Review by Diana Khayat
    8 out of 10

    "My experience has mixed feelings. The place itself and the staff were more than amazing, however the yoga itself was disappointing. I was looking forward to the Ashtanga yoga but only got it once since the teacher wasn't in the mood of teaching it that week. Also, the Vinyasa missed the flow that I've experienced in previous classes, although the yoga teachers were very attentive and helpful in all new moves. But overall it was exactly what I needed on my trip and for that I'm grateful. Thank you."

    February 2016, BookYogaRetreats.com website, edited

  • Review by Niamh from Co.Offaly, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I experienced Bahay Kalipay for 7 days on the 6 n / 7 day detox and cleanse program in April 2014. I had an absolute amazing, beautiful, spiritual time there. On arrival you immediately feel you are part of a family and a community of warm, kind, loving, friendly people all working together in unison.I tried various classes, yoga, qigong, tai chi, reiki and much more. The food was amazing, nutritious and tasty. The massages were super! I had a craniosacral therapy session with Marte which I loved. I met so many special people who all added greatly to my experience which was 100% positive and I can't wait to be able to go back for more!"

    BookYogaRetreats.com website, edited

  • Review by Louise Thorpe from China
    10 out of 10

    "I loved this place, like really loved it.I have been recommending in since I left 6 months ago.For me it was a safe haven to get back to myself. I work in a big city and was stressed and run down. Here I got a break and exercised my body and mind. The people that volunteer at Bahay Kalipay take the time to plan uniquely deep exercises, from inner dance to heaping art classes. I had a deep lesson on Buddhism values and powerful yoga classes that were clearly organized and taking into account each students personal needs and goals. I am so thankful for the kindness and support I received at the 'happy house.' The food is great! I'm vegan already, but the food here is a real treat, from freshly made vegan cheese cake to beautifully prepared soups and salads. I felt healthy and alive, the quiet area and beautifully natural setting is great for the soul. You can see it in the faces of the people that stay there long term, they know that this place hasa special energy. I cant wait to return."

    May 2015. BookYogaRetreats.com website, edited

  • Review by Claire

    "I really enjoyed my time in BK with all the amazing teachers, volunteers and other guests there. I was able to disconnect from my everyday life... to come back to the earth. The place is beautiful, so peaceful and simple. People are amazing, open minded, positive and always ready to share knowledge and experiences, to give good advice or to simply listen. The raw vegan food is incredibly yummy and so healthy! I learned so many things about well being and awareness through workshops, yoga classes, talks, movies and my own experiences there. I connected with my inner being, felt the energy in it strongly during inner dance sessions and non-doing/coconut feast day. Now I feel so present, centered, peaceful and happy. My body feels so strong and my mind so sharp. Thank you so much BK! See you soon hopefully."

    April 2015. BookYogaRetreats.com, edited

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "My stay there was literally life changing. They had the great staffs, amazing food, raw food cunningly made into various delicious dishes, and good yoga. This place can give you an opportunity to really make changes in your life and reset yourself. I came out healthier and a tea-total vegetarian! I wasn't expecting that."

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "My journey unexpectedly led me to Bahay Kalipay and it will always be one of those moments in my life that I could pinpoint a shift. What started as a 7-day DNC stay, with original plans to continue to explore the Philippines, ended up being 10. I spent it with beautiful souls. Kim, Tadeya, Mathias, Vanessa, Gia, were just some of the staffs that made it such an amazing place. I spent it getting to know myself through meditation, yoga, inner dance, long conversations, cleansing my body via delicious raw meals, and being completely with myself. Go. Be open. Be free. You are worth the investment. I'm ever so grateful."

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by Silja Tuulia from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "Bahay Kalipay is an amazing place to spend some time for a detox, yoga, and spiritual development or just relaxing and taking a break from everyday life. All the people working there are really friendly and helpful and make you feel comfortable and welcome. Raw food served there was the best I've ever tasted and made me feel really healthy and gave me a real boost of energy. The inner dance sessions are something not to be missed, if you give it chance it can give a new direction to your life. Bahay Kalipay is a perfect place for healing and taking steps towards your true identity."

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by Traveler from Philippines
    10 out of 10

    "Bahay Kalipay is truly one magical place. All BK family took care of me.All are very warm and friendly. Food was amazing! Loved everything from food, yoga classes, meditation and workshops. Colonics is a must try! Keep it up wonderful people! Can't wait to be back."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Dr. Nick Smith from England
    10 out of 10

    "For me, the inner dance represents the missing aspect of practical spirituality I was searching for to help elevate mass human consciousness above petty materialism, a universally accessible raising of awareness that can embrace the ecology of our planet. It is a potential and actual force to help us return to simplicity, basic goodness and our authentic individual beauty."

    August 2015. Bahay Kalipay Detox and Yoga Retreat House website, edited

  • Review by Karen Fletcher from Seattle, Washington
    10 out of 10

    "I explored, felt, loved and experienced my body moving in ways it never had in the past. A knot I have had in my middle back ever since a car accident two years ago is gone!"

    August 2015. Bahay Kalipay Detox and Yoga Retreat House website, edited

  • Review by Katrina from Philippine Daily Inquirer
    10 out of 10

    "All I could comprehend in this in-between state was that something had opened up within that allowed me to see into another dimension of myself, one that acknowledged an inner life force that had long been dormant."

    August 2015. Bahay Kalipay Detox and Yoga Retreat House website, edited

  • Review by Agnes from Philippine Daily Inquirer
    10 out of 10

    "Inner Dance is about flow, tuning in to deeper psychic, emotional and spiritual energies that exist within each of us and allowing these inner forces to move outward; it needs childlike trust, a suspension of the constant stream of mental chitchat that occupies our heads. When it happens, there is such a sense of release, of healing and coming home to ones deepest musicpersonal and unique. All the layers of conventions , coping mechanisms and survival efforts simply fall away .One can touch the Core, our Original Source."

    August 2015. Bahay Kalipay Detox and Yoga Retreat House website, edited

  • Review by Chichi from California
    10 out of 10

    "Once the blockages are released, the initiate often proceeds into a trance-like dance that can be equivalent to the crumbling away of ones masks which allows a freedom from personal blockages."

    October 2013. Bahay Kalipay website, edited

  • Review by Karen Fletcher from Washington
    10 out of 10

    "I explored, felt, loved and experienced my body moving in ways it never had in the past. A knot I have had in my middle back ever since a car accident two years ago is gone."

    October 2013. Bahay Kalipay website, edited

  • Review by Nick Smith from England
    10 out of 10

    "For me, it represents the missing aspect of practical spirituality I was searching for to help elevate mass human consciousness above petty materialism, a universally accessible raising of awareness that can embrace the ecology of our planet, a potential and actual force to help us return to simplicity, basic goodness and our authentic individual beauty."

    August 2013. Bahay Kalipay website, edited

Puerto Princessa, Philippines

Bahay Kalipay is a growing community of teachers, healers, and earth warriors sharing their passion and daily practice yoga, detox, and spirituality.

from --

3 days / 2 nights

It is not advisable to arrive on Wednesday and Friday.

 

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 10 percent per person. To benefit, book or reserve at least 30 days before the retreat starting date.

Why choose BookYogaRetreats.com

  • Best Price Guaranteed
  • 5595 Yoga Retreats Worldwide
  • Friendly and Fast Customer Service
  • Offers for every budget
  • No Booking Fees