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7 Days Deep Nature Cleanse Detox Retreat Philippines

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


Detox and Yoga Retreat in Philippines

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 centre 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.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Plant-based detox program
  • Massages, body scrub, and colonics
  • Raw vegan diet and detoxifying drinks
  • 1 day total silence and coconut fast
  • 1 day trip to Maia earth village
  • Daily 100% live food meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

Other services

  • Partially-solar powered eco rooms with fan
  • Shared eco-toilet and bath
  • Library, video screening, art, and hammock reading areas
  • Common workshop area for groups
  • Labyrinth
  • Open sandy space for individual meditation and rituals

We have yoga on most mornings and inner dance on some nights, but one day a week we have total silence and coconut fast. Occasionally, we have a fire ritual and at times it may coincide with the full or new moon, when we tailor the evening program. 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.


Hatha yoga provides a vehicle to strengthen the body, relax the mind, and prepare for union with God (or your highest self) through deep meditative practice. You can gradually give yourself a healthier body and mind, reduced stresses in your daily life, and an overall sense of well-being.

Kundalini yoga is appropriate for beginner to advanced students. Explore different postures and movements designed to give an aerobic workout, cleanse the body, and strengthen the nervous system. You will also feel energy flow, tension release, and have heightened body listening.

Inner Dance

The inner dance experience is held every Wednesday and Saturday evenings. It is complimentary for all guests.

The Inner Dance is a transformative self-awakening process that organically leads anyone in surrender towards authentic and meaningful existence through intuitive healing, release work, energy awareness, live foods and ecological lifestyles, which can eventually assist in the planets healing and evolution in a time of accelerated global awakening process. Inner Dance 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.

As the Inner Dance process peels away the layers of our conditioned mental limitations, it slowly reveals our deeper core principles and the activation of our Birth Vision - our primary reason for existing on the planet to begin with. It is in this remembrance that the Inner Dance ultimately leads participants to intuitively evolve in response to global shifts and to embrace a more harmonious way of existing on our planet.

Dr. Nick Smith from England has this to say about the Inner Dance activity: 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.


Raw food detox chef, Daniw Arrazola, together with our conscious-kitchen visiting chefs and 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 also 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 therapy will be scheduled towards the end of your 7-day stay, as your climax body cleanse. 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.


The program 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 you hold space for total silence.

  • Daniw Arrazola

    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.

  • Serena Olsen

    Originally from New York, USA, Serena has been living in South East Asia since 2011. In the years since 2012, she underwent physical, emotional, and spiritual healing through her own self-discovery using Inner Dance, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness as tools for expanding her consciousness and field of perceptual awareness. A Kundalini yoga and Inner Dance facilitator, she is a Radiant Child yoga instructor, student of Sat Nam Rasayan, certified in the HANDLE approach, and a WMA Wilderness First Responder.

  • Tza Bautista-Leube

    Tza Bautista-Leube is 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 shares her passion for the healing arts by exploring other modalities compatible with an Ayurvedic philosophy. Among these are raw food, yoga, Reiki, meditation, and qi gong.

  • Sasha Iqubal

    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

    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.

  • Massage
  • CafĂ©
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free! WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Room cleaning

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.

  • Additional massages: Trifecta massage and detox massage with medicinal oils
  • Energy bodywork, such as deep soul bodywork
  • Guided personal process, such as language of possibilities
  • Nature trips: underground river tour, Honda Bay visit, city tour, firefly watching, dolphin watching, whale shark watching, and seasonal activities
  • Walk at the nearby beach
  • 3 scrumptious live food meals per day
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport drop-off
  • Coconut fast for a day
  • Complimentary participation in any ongoing workshops and activities scheduled under the program
  • Daily breathwork and meditation
  • Daily yoga classes (except on total silence and coconut fast day)
  • Day trip to the ecovillage Maia earth village
  • Detox program of plant-based supplements
  • Energy work
  • Evening rituals
  • Green smoothies, guilt-free desserts, and detoxifying drinks
  • Inner dance healing session every Wednesday and Sunday
  • Massages, body scrubs, and colonics
  • Morning detox ritual
  • Pure raw vegan diet
  • Raw food talk, demo, preparation, and video presentation

Driving directions from Puerto Princesa Domestic Terminal

In the city or terminal on a trike, tell the 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 kilometer; 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 gate made of bike parts.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Bahay Kalipay Detox and Yoga Retreat House an inquiry.
  • Review by Chap Yu Yung from Luxembourg

    "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.", edited

  • Review by Traveler from Manila, Philippines

    "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 Danny Le Heron from Hamilton, New Zealand

    "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. website, edited

  • Review by Kerry Lydon

    "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, website, edited

  • Review by Diana Khayat

    "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, website, edited

  • Review by Niamh from Tullamore, Co.Offaly, Ireland

    "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!" website, edited

  • Review by Dr. Nick Smith from England

    "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 MPH, Seattle, Washington

    "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

    "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

    "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 Louise Thorpe from China

    "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. website, edited

  • Review by Chichi from California

    "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

    "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

    "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

  • 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., edited

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