Are you feeling the burden of your daily work life weighing down on your body? Do you feel all the stress already manifesting through physical body pain and mental fatigue? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then it is definitely time for you to get some well-deserved break. To be able to unwind, you might want to try a yoga retreat in Philippines.
Most people may not know it, but there are several places for yoga retreats in the Philippines. Several groups that offer yoga retreats usually do it near serene beaches, which are the perfect spots for resting and relaxation.
Yoga Holiday in the Philippines
Here is a list of places you can visit if you are seeking a yoga retreat in the Philippines, as well as some information on the groups and companies that can help you achieve the physical and mental tranquility that you need.
1. Yoga Holiday at Mandala Spa and Resorts in Boracay
Boracay Island is known for its powdery white sand beaches and its blue waters, but somewhere in this bustling tropical paradise is a place where you can enjoy tranquility. Mandala Spa and Resorts, known for its luxurious villas and wellness treatments, also hosts a yoga retreat in the Philippines where you get a personal instructor that will make sure you are doing the proper postures. The resort’s certified yoga teachers create personalized programs that will suit your skill level and liking.
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Mandala Spa and Resorts offer three-day, five-day and week-long packages that will make you fully experience yoga in Philippines. These packages have different focuses: from simple stretching and relaxation to breathing and meditation. The prices of these yoga retreats range from $560 to $1670. Check out their website for more details.
2. Bahay Kalipay in Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Another beautiful island destination where you do a yoga retreat in the Philippines is Palawan. Somewhere in its capital city, Puerto Princesa, is Bahay Kalipay—which means “house of happiness” in the local dialect. This rustic retreat house has different yoga programs which use holistic approaches to wellness. Aside from providing guidance in doing yoga programs, Bahay Kalipay also plans meals of mostly Filipino raw food and juices and provides dietary supplements to clients to be able to have full physical wellness.
The facility offers weekend, 3-day, 5-day and week-long yoga treatments in a place surrounded by lush greenery—perfect for those who want to get in touch with their inner selves and nature. There are ongoing yoga treatments for cleansing, wellness and inner dance awakening. They can also accommodate specialized yoga treatments like those for pregnant women and flow yoga enthusiasts.
3. Qi Retreats in Bohol
Are you someone who likes both yoga and scuba diving? Bohol is the perfect destination for you for yoga retreat in Philippines. Qi Retreats, based on this island in central Philippines, specialized in guided getaways that bring nature lovers to off-the-beat-path locations where they can explore, do yoga and go scuba diving in a matter of days. For instance, it has a 3-day retreat for people who are just new to both yoga and scuba diving and want to see the beauty of Bohol. This package includes introductory courses on yoga, Freediving, which will be practiced through yoga sessions and snorkeling at a marine park and sanctuary. The yoga sessions are conducted either on a secluded bee farm or at the beach front to make sure that participants get the serenity they are looking for.
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For those who have the budget, Qi Retreats also organize yoga and travel sessions in international destinations, particularly Nepal and Maldives. This company will already arrange everything for you, from accommodations to meals to yoga sessions. Visit www.qiretreats.com for more information on what they have to offer.
4. Flow Retreats around Manila
Here’s another activity that you can include in your yoga retreat in Philippines: surfing. Both yoga and surfing require balance and focus, and Flow Retreats offer a way to combine these two activities, while bringing you to the most beautiful destinations around the Philippine capital, Manila.
This boutique retreat company specializes in flow yoga and also does surf lessons at the best surf spots in the country like La Union and Bataan. If you’ve always wanted to do yoga while floating on the sea on a surfboard, then this option is definitely for you. What’s also good is that Flow Retreats go to destinations that are a few hours away from the metr0—perfect for those who just want a quick getaway.
Get to know more about their upcoming yoga retreats by visiting their website.
5. Reconnect Discover in Camiguin
This company allows you to do yoga in the Philippines in a less touristy island in the southern part of the country. Camiguin, known as the island born of fire, is surrounded by volcanoes and is the ideal spot for those who want to discover the beauty of an unspoiled destination and rediscover oneself. The highlight of the 3-day and 5-day yoga retreats it arranges are yoga sessions on a white sand island, with the sunset as the backdrop.
For more information, visit their website.
You don’t have to bury yourself in work until you get burnt out. You deserve a break. It’s time that you go on a yoga retreat in Philippines to see the beauty of nature and give some time for yourself.
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