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3 Days Yoga Mini Retreat in the Philippines

  • Camiguin Action Geckos Dive and Adventure Resort, Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin Island, Philippines

Overview

Yoga Mini Retreat in Camiguin Island

Do you shy away from big groups and value your private space? Then Reconnect Discover's retreat packages are perfect for you! In the retreats, you will enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own starting date, and guaranteed small, flexible groups. You will enjoy your yoga either with private teaching or with just a few other yogis. During this relaxing mini retreat you will be spoiled with daily yoga classes and exciting island excursions in the midst of lush, tropical nature! If you enjoy yoga outdoors, nature, quiet beach living and relaxing in a local atmosphere, this retreat is perfect for you. It's easy to fit into a holiday schedule, and you will feel rejuvenated and refreshed afterwards.

Highlights

  • Yoga classes twice a day
  • Daily relaxing meditation sessions
  • A 60-minute special welcome massage
  • Airport pick-up and transfers
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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The retreat will take place on the beautiful premises of Camiguin Action Geckos Dive and Adventure Resort, located on the beach of the north coast of Camiguin island.

The accommodation will be either in beach cottages with fan, beach bungalows with fan, or in a traveler room with fan (traveler rooms share a separate toilet and shower), depending on your choice. The resort is situated on a beach front and all accommodations are just a few steps from the (volcanic) sandy beach.

The beach cottages are spacious, with private bathroom with hot and cold showers and a large terrace. The beach bungalows are semi-detached, sharing the terrace but having their own private bathrooms with hot and cold showers. The travelers rooms are situated on the second floor of the main building, close to the open air yoga floor. These are private rooms that share the toilet and have a separate shower. All together there are three traveler rooms.

Most accommodations have one queen-size bed and afew have two separate beds. Ask for your preference!

Imagine waking up with a gentle yoga flow overlooking the ocean, relaxing during the day in the sun or exploring the island, and finishing with a relaxing candle light Yin yoga before dinner. The retreat schedule allows time for yoga, private relaxation, as well as exploring the island. In this retreat, yoga is aimed at maximizing your well-being and supporting you in your current path in life. The days are balanced between Hatha yoga and reflective Yin yoga, and mixed in is also some playful sunset yoga by the beach.The small island of Camiguin will charm you with its authenticity and pure, unique nature! Come exactly as you are, no previous yoga experience is required, just an open heart and mind.

Day 1

After settling into your lovely accommodation, you will receive a one hour full-body massage to relax you and get you into the mood of the mini yoga retreat. You can enjoy a delicious lunch during the afternoon, hang in the hammocks and enjoy the beachfront location. In the early evening there will be a relaxing yoga class, after which you can enjoy your dinner.

Day 2

You will start the morning with a gentle Hatha yoga practice, followed by a fresh breakfast. During the afternoon, you are free to explore the island, to enjoy the quiet beach, or book some additional relaxing meditations or massages if you wish. After enjoying the beautiful sunset, you will have a candle light Yin yoga class with soothing music. A lovely way to end the day!

Day 3

The day will start with Hatha Yoga and breakfast. During the afternoon we will head to the beautiful White Island sand bar for a lovely Sunset Yoga flow. This will be an unforgettable way to enjoy the last evening of the Retreat.

Day 4

  • Departure

Kaisa Kapanen

Reconnect Discover has always a dedicated and passionate yoga teacher on-site. The co-founder of Reconnect Discover, Kaisa Kapanen, is a certified Yoga Alliance teacher (RYT 200) herself, trained in Hatha and Yin yoga. She is additionally a life coach and NLP practitioner. Her aim is to provide yoga experiences that are gentle, inspirational, and which support the individual journey of each student.

The location of the retreat is the beautiful Camiguin island in the Philippines. The resort is situated on a quiet beach overlooking the Bohol Sea. Camiguin island is still very natural and not affected by mass tourism. You will find the island to be one of the most friendly, safe and special places you have visited. Nature here is majestic with multiple volcanoes and the coast line pure and authentic.

The unique island offers plenty to do for nature lovers! Visit the many waterfalls, cold and hot springs, snorkeling spots and viewpoints. Hike the active volcano or stay for an extra day to visit the gorgeous postcard-like island Mantigue for some white sand and snorkeling with the turtles. Or stay at the resort and let yourself be spoiled with tropical treats and homemade specialties.

Camiguin Action Geckos Dive and Adventure Resort is the number one place to be in Camiguin Island! This small and cozy place on the beach is chosen as a leading resort in its category on TripAdvisor, and as travelers choice for many years in a row!

Services
  • ATM/banking nearby

The package includes a delicious breakfast and lunch in the resort's restaurant.

The menu in the resort restaurant has a good selection of local specialties, international cuisine and the experienced local chefs cater well for vegetarians and vegans as well. Some special items, such as yoghurt, several different types of bread and the sweet specials are all homemade, andvegans can enjoy pancakes for breakfast.

  • Additional massages
  • Island tours - enjoy e a fun island tour arranged for you during your stay
  • Motorbike rental (automatic or semi-automatic)
  • Private life coaching during your free time
  • Try diving with a PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, or if you are a certified diver, take one or two fun dives with the organizers
  • Yoga Nidra
  • 1 60-minute welcome massage
  • 3 nights comfortable accommodation
  • Airport transportation
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Delicious breakfast and lunch every day
  • Trip to the hidden cold springs
  • Two daily yoga practices
  • Visit to the nearby White Island
  • Extended stay
  • Private life coaching
  • Yoga Nidra

Arrival by airplane

You can access the island with direct flights from Cebu city. Cebu Pacific Airlines is flying daily to Camiguin. From Cebu there are flights to Manila, as well as to Hong Kong, Singapore and other major Asian hubs.

Alternatively, you can fly to Cagayan de Oro city, take a bus to Balingoan (a 3-hour trip), and from there come via ferry to Camiguin island.

Arrival by ferry

Take the ferry from Cagayan de Oro to Camiguin Island.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Reconnect Discover an inquiry.
  • Review by Joseph and Scarlet
    10 out of 10

    "We have just returned from our wonderful stay at reconnect discover in the beautiful island of Camiguin, Philippines. I would like to sincerely thank the guys at the resort for helping us enjoy this lovely stay. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. Everything was so relaxed and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough. 11 out of 10! Hopefully see you again soon. "

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  • Review by Jackie Flynn
    10 out of 10

    "I left Camiguin Island this morning feeling relaxed and alive, yet sad to be going home. My yoga and scuba retreat was everything I'd hoped it would be and more. Kaisa is a great host and it feels like you're being welcomed into her home, not just her business. The accommodation is well equipped and spotlessly clean. It is situated on the beach and there are hammocks and sun loungers scattered around for guests to relax on. The restaurant serves the best food I've eaten in the Philippines, with a wide variety, all freshly made. The yoga area is well equipped and perfectly positioned to watch the sunset and hear the waves, as you practice. Yesterday Kaisa took us (myself and five 'new friends') on a boat trip to a nearby sand bar called White Island. We had the opportunity to swim/snorkel in the crystal clear sea, before a yoga session - embracing nature... on the white sand, as the sun set before our eyes. It was magical! Kaisa's partner Arno runs the scuba diving side of the business and whilst I was there I gained my PADI Open Water certificate. Arno is a great instructor, he and his staff are very professional. I'm so grateful to Kaisa and Arno. They are very approachable with any questions you have, and respond quickly with good advice so you can tailor make your experience to get out of it what your mind & body needs. "

    April 2016. BookYogaRetreats.com website, edited

  • Review by Bas from US
    10 out of 10

    "I signed up for the Become-a-Diver retreat, and Arno showed a lot of patience! He explains things clearly and makes you feel very comfortable. He is a good teacher and very easy to communicate with, also he has a great sense of humor and personality. When diving in open water I felt very secure to do so with Arno by my side. I have finished the retreat and now am the proud owner of a PADI Open Water diving certification."

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  • Review by Kylie & Damintha from Australia
    9 out of 10

    "We participated in a mini yoga retreat with Kaisa. Neither of us had been regularly practicing yoga, but we could easily manage the 2 yoga classes per day. Kaisa oversaw every detail of our retreat experience and pre-empted our every need and desire. It was enhanced by the wooden beach cottage accommodation, fresh fruit juices and friendly service. We returned home intent on making yoga part of our wellness routine and have been inspired to take action and make changes following our life coaching conversations."

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  • Review by Leoni from The Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "I enrolled in the Yoga Mini Retreat for Beginners. Kaisa adjusted everything to my capabilities and after our first yoga session I already felt more relaxed and I forgot about my busy work schedule back home. Kaisa could relate where I was coming from and after some lovely chats she inspired me to change up my game a bit back home and has given me motivation to continue yoga in the future. The location was perfect for this retreat also!"

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  • Review by Maija from Finland
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga with Kaisa is an awesome unique experience. Breathtaking in the way she makes you feel. Inspiring because of the view you have towards the beach. And amazing how yoga combined with the sounds of the ocean and nature can calm you down, focusing only to yourself. Kaisa has a loving, caring and professional touch to yoga and in her classes you will learn not only how to yoga but learn something from yourself."

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  • Review by Nene
    10 out of 10

    ""I had a wonderful stay on Camiguin Island. It is a bit difficult to get to but it is worth it. I am new to yoga and was introduced to different types by Kaisa. She directs well and clearly. Once it was held on the beach, another time at a nearby cold springs. Yin yoga was a beautiful experience and my favorite in candlelit nature. She is always observant and helps our needs - being a life coach and meditation coach as well she understood why one time I couldn't help but burst into tears during a yoga session. I took life coaching and guided meditation as well with Kaisa. Nothing is ever forced so I could choose to do or not to do at any given moment. These sessions were also a life changing experience and I am grateful to Kaisa for her having guided me through so much stuff. It was almost as if she gently and lovingly held my hand while I tried to carefully step into a new phase of my life. Being so close to the calm sound of the ocean with almost nothing but the nature, I realized that this was the first time in years that I focused utterly and totally on myself, and I loved it. The new friendships made during the week will also remain special. We have shared some great conversations and laughs from all our countries.""

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  • Review by Anne Bernadette Castillo
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful stay in Action Geckos Resort when I had my Yoga Retreat at Re-Connect Discover. The facilities were wonderful, the food was great, and the place was very quiet and relaxing. The hosts -- Kaisa and Arno -- were very gracious and kind, offering help in every aspect of my trip, making sure that I had the most wonderful time during my stay. Moreover, they arranged for all my transportation needs as I went around the island of Camiguin. Lastly, Camiguin is the perfect place to go on a solo yoga retreat because not only are the teachers very good and accommodating, but the island offers a whole lot of activities that one can enjoy in between classes."

    September 2015. BookYogaRetreats.com website, edited

Camiguin Island, Philippines

Reconnect Discover offers relaxing and inspirational retreats combining yoga and diving in the beautiful Philippines! Enjoy our flexible starting dates and small group settings.

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Availability

This retreat is available all year round except mid-January to the end of February due to rainy season.

 

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