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7 Days Slowing Down Detox Yoga Retreat in Philippines

  • Iasis Wholeness Center, Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, California Street Barangay, Encanto Pandi-Angat Road Angat, Bulacan, Philippines

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Insight and Yoga Retreat Philippines

Join this retreat particularly designed for organizational representatives and individuals interested in unlocking the mysteries of stress and anxiety. This is a retreat to undo the mental baggage that comes with today's world. This is especially for those who experience panic attacks, depressive states, and social anxiety. Experience different healing frameworks, hotel service, whole food meals, and learn how to heal yourself from anxiety. This will be a journey away from stress and towards yourself.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Transformational spa sessions
  • Workshops, talks, and screenings
  • Tours of enchanted farm and Bulacan nature trips
  • Meditations and energy work classes
  • Orientations and assessments
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will be staying in IASIS Health and Wholeness Center. The health center has available a dormitory rooms that can accommodate up to eight persons, a family room with two queen sized-beds, deluxe rooms with either two double or single beds, and a luxurious suite with a king-sized bed and personal safe. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower and hot water, air conditioning, and clean towels.

During this retreat, you will experience a key introductory program particularly designed to unlock the mysteries of stress and anxiety. You will find support if you are already felling changes but are experiencing the many challenges that happen during the stages of transformation. Whole systems models have many possible formats. Anything that brings about the more objective understanding of life leads to whole systems thinking that brings forth healthy and thriving whole systems organizations.

The process is a journeying into authentic trust, tapping into intuitive cognition. The largest aim is to help the members holding parts of the whole come together into the heart or center of a group, so that greater synergy comes about in ways that bring out the best in the person and the entire organization.


The autonomic nervous system and how to break the fear-avoidance cycle

This is an amazing look into the autonomic nervous system's responses to any situation that either brings about the manifestation of anxiety or creative flow. The work describes how individuals might be able to control their reactions to threatening situations in empowered ways by learning more about the body's tendency to open or close itself to various situations.

Cognitive resonance psychology

Exploring this theme, you will learn what is cognitive dissonance and how is related to the semantic network and latent inhibition. Here, you will journey into the understanding of the human mind as a vast regional web of information nodes very much like an internal internet system that associates information depending on how awareness perceives the world in states of expansion or contraction.

Dialogic resonance and states of consciousness

When you understand the true nature of language and how communication essentially works, you are able to listen to the truth that is being said, beyond what the words seem to be saying. You will find out how cultural blocks and control-based orientations keep you from assimilating the many valuable gifts hiding in the many unfocused conversations that you are having, due to you everyday multi-layered tasks and agendas.

You will listen to how focused conversations might take place once you learn simple facilitation techniques that either bring about closed discussions or open conscious dialogues.

Mapping and whole systems thinking

Whole systems organizations make it a point that even as it places importance on the small details, that it never loses sight of the big picture, as stress and anxiety comes about from people's loss of the contextual understanding of the world around them.

Tours of an enchanted farm and Bulacan nature trips are included in this retreat.

This retreat will be held at Iasis Health and Wholeness Center in Bulacan, Philippines.

  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be served three daily raw and whole food meals at Nourish Cafe. At the Health Center, there is a careful harmony between good appetite and good health. You will experience complete nutrition for your body, mind, and soul. Based primarily on plant-based live foods nutrition, the meals will bring healing and wholeness through food combining strategies that bring live enzymes and phytonutritents that regenerates the body's primary functions, bringing about optimal health, clarity of mind, and emotional stability. The food principles and menu offerings are chiefly designed by Daniw Arrazola, one of the country's first raw food chefs whose creative genius has influenced numerous health and wellness advocates and institutions in the Philippines and in Asia for many years now. Daniw has been coordinating detox retreats in different parts of Asia since 2009, conducting raw food preparation trainings, which now establishes Cafe Nourish not just as a place to eat, but also to learn, heal, and regenerate.

During your free time, you can enjoy nature trips around Enchanted Farm and Puning Cave, integrate and immerse within the Gawad Kalinga community and social enterprises, or enjoy one of the detox or spa treatments.

  • 1 coffee enema
  • 1 daily morning detox ritual
  • 1 detox kit and supplements
  • 1 earthing journey
  • 2 detox treatments
  • 2 massages
  • 3 daily vegan and vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Detox juices, smoothies, and raw food workshops
  • Green juices and detox smoothies
  • Airport transfers

Driving directions from Quezon City, Metro Manila

  • The GK Enchanted Farm is 50 kilometers from Quezon City, Metro Manila.
  • From the Balintawak toll gate of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), take the Bocaue exit approximately 34 kilometers away.
  • From the Bocaue Exit, (16 kilometers), turn right towards Sta. Maria via Bocaue Road.
  • Take a left when you see PTT Gas Station approximately 1 kilometer and a half.
  • Turn left upon reaching the Walter Mart intersection approximately one kilometer.
  • Turn right at Win Gas Station approximately half kilometer.
  • Follow the Pandi-Angat Road by hanging right, until you see Encanto Elementary School, where you turn left at California St. to enter the site.
  • Continue down the road into the GK Enchanted Farm. IASIS will be on your right.

Driving directions from Commonwealth Avenue

  • Heading away from the Quezon City Circle, take Commonwealth Avenue past Sandigan Bayan.
  • Turn right at Regalado Avenue then go straight until SM Fairview.
  • When you get to the end of the road (Jollibee on the right, SM on the left, the Redwood Residences in front), turn right at Quirino Highway.
  • Go straight down that street and follow it. You will pass a Caltex and RUSI sign, and you will pass La Concepcion College on the left. When you see Star Mall on the left side of the street, the road veers to the right. Follow that road towards San Jose Del Monte.
  • Follow the winding road and enter Barangay Tungkong Mangga. You will pass the Classica Northgate Village on the right side of the street. Keep going straight and you will pass Ebineezer Christian Academy on the right. The road continues and you will cross a short metal bridge. Keep following the main road. You will pass a Shell on the left side.
  • Keep going straight until you enter Norzagaray. You will see a cement factory in the horizon. Pass through the arch of Norzagaray. You will pass a small wet market on the right. Then you will reach a fork with a round-about. Turn left. You will pass by the entrance of the Holcim Cement Factory on your right side. Keep following the road. Get ready for a zigzag.
  • After the zigzag road you will enter Barangay Poblacion, Norzagaray. The road will fork again at this small yellow Z Energy gas station - turn left. The road will head upwards.
  • After heading upwards, you will reach a rotunda/roundabout/fork. Take the road on the right side, by the BPI. This will lead you to the Enchanted Farm-Angat Dam area.
  • Keep going straight and you will pass a cockpit on the left side. The road may wind. About 500 meters away you will be turning left into the Pandi-Angat Road.
  • Keep your eyes open because people usually miss this turn as it is a small street. Turn left at a small corner - it's a small street with barely any signs. On the right side you will see Pitang's Furniture Center, facing the street you will turn left into. This is the first left after passing the cockpit.
  • Follow the road into Barangay Encanto. Turn right at a small corner where you see an elementary school. It goes to a very small cemented side road which leads straight to the Enchanted Farm. The road will fork again. Take the left trail and it will bring you to the farm entrance.
  • Continue straight until you see IASIS on your right side.

Arrival by bus from SM North terminal

From SM North terminal, get a ride from Del Carmen bus line that says Garden Bocaue Sta. Maria. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Walter Mart Sta. Maria. From Walter Mart, ride a tricycle to the jeepney terminal and get on a jeep that says Angat via Pandi. You may tell the driver to drop you off at GK farm and from there you may walk to IASIS.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Iasis Health and Wholeness Center an inquiry.


  • Review by Meddie Edodollon from Manila, Philippines

    "Love this place. Kept coming back!"

    IASIS Health and Wholeness Center Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Daniw Arrazola from Puerto Princesa, Palawan

    "Whole-health is just two hours away from Manila. Lucky!"

    IASIS Health and Wholeness Center Facebook page, edited