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flexible 3+ night stays between:

April 2 - 16 | June 16 - 30, 2024

ritual + renewal

YOGA HOLIDAY with TRADITIONAL FILIPINO SPIRITUALITY
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traditional filipino spiritual healing practices

2 yoga sessions/day + meditation & pranayama


filipino hilot massage


cultural activities day
 

(5+ night stays only)



unspoilt natural ecosystem to connect with Mother Earth

 

starry night sky to connect with the cosmos
 


range of unique eco-lux accommodations to call home

clear water snorkelling 

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Discover deeper connections

Our popular flexible Yoga Holiday package is enriched with the addition of a selection of traditional Filipino spiritual experiences and rituals. Alongside daily morning and afternoon yoga sessions, you have opportunity to choose from a selection of personal spiritual sessions with visiting Filipino shaman, Batara Gat Baya.

 

Your length of stay will determine how many sessions/ experiences are included in your package, but there is always opportunity to book additional 1:1s with Batara, subject to availability.

3-4 night stays include:

1 x 60-minute personalised session

1 x Filipino massage

 

5-6 night stays include:

2 x 60-minute personalised sessions

1 x Filipino massage

1 x Filipino cultural activity day*

 

7+ night stays include:

3 x 60-minute personalised sessions

1 x Gabaybayin reading

1 x Filipino massage

1 x Filipino cultural activity day*

 

*The Filipino cultural activity day is subject to availability.

Choose from these personalised 60-min sessions with Batara:

 

HAYAHAY MEDITATION (60 mins)

Soundtracked with traditional flute and percussion, this unique, personalised meditation guides you through a profound body awareness practice, centered around the seven major "kaluluwa" (souls) and the corresponding body parts that they relate to – head, nose, mouth, eyes, ears, hands, and feet. Experience the power of this ancient Filipino practice as you reconnect with your innermost self on a deep, soulful level.

 

SPIRITUAL HEALING/CLEANSING : PALINA (2 options)

Release what no longer serves you and invite in fresh energies and intentions with ‘Palina’, a Filipino spiritual cleansing method that involves fumigation or burning of materials to ward off negative energies. Allow the transformative power of this ancient practice to envelop you as Batara expertly sweeps away all negativities and unwanted influences, purifying the space and restoring balance within yourself. This sacred practice is a gateway to renewed clarity, positivity, and profound transformation.

 

PALINA with TAPAL (60 mins)

Indulge in Palina with Tapal, a healing process where medicinal plants are applied to your body. The 'tapal' or 'patch' is thought to possess healing properties, removing negative energy and sharing spiritual strength for holistic improvement in both physical and spiritual well-being.

 

PALINA with UGONG (60 mins)

Immerse yourself in Palina with Ugong, a spiritual healing practice using vibrational sound. Unlike conventional methods, 'ugong' utilizes tones and voices to balance the body's energy and eliminate negativity. The resonance of sound vibrations is believed to enhance the potency of the healing process, offering a more robust and effective spiritual restoration.

 

 

BAS-BAS SPIRITUAL BLESSING (60 mins)

Experience the transformative Bas-bas spiritual blessing, a personalised experience performed by Batara. This sacred ritual elevates your energy, fostering a harmonious flow in life and fortifying your perspective. Embrace this profound blessing for lasting benefits, gaining clarity, resilience, and renewed vitality on your spiritual journey.

 

GABAYBAYIN READING (30 mins)

A personal 1:1 oracle session. Through traditional Filipino scripts similar to runes, Batara will divine personalized messages meant just for you, providing you with insightful guidance and support on your unique journey.


THE YOGA – AM & PM
Led by our experienced teachers, you will be guided through a practice that combines mindful movement, breathwork and meditation. Our yoga styles include Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Hatha, Yin and more. All of our classes are suitable for practitioners of any level, from beginner to advanced – modifications can be offered for those less or more experienced. Morning classes tend to be more dynamic, the evening classes are slower flow or Yin.


 

Our Yoga Holidays are totally flexible - choose your arrival date and length of stay (3+ nights), it's up to you!

 

Contact us now to create your custom reservation.

Email wellness@dryft.camp.

highlights

between 2-16 april | 16-30 june

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rates

choose your length of stay between April 2-16 | June 16-30
(more dates to be added soon)

contact wellness@dryft.camp for availability + rates

3-night

starting at $720

5-night

starting at $1299

7-night

starting at $1819

ARRIVAL DAY

  • 13.00PM: free shuttle from el nido town

  • 14.00PM: arrival / check-in / welcome

  • PM - yoga class

  • sunset on the beach

  • dinner

TYPICAL DAY

  • AM: yoga class

  • breakfast

  • free time: beach, massage, private tuition, etc.

  • lunch 

  • free time – snorkeling, kayak, SUP, relaxing in a hammock, etc.

  • PM: yoga class

  • sunset on the beach

  • dinner

CULTURAL DAY
*5+ night stays only*

  • breakfast

  • cultural activities tour (6 hours) – includes lunch

  • sunset on the beach

  • dinner

DEPARTURE DAY

  • AM: yoga class

  • breakfast

  • hugs & goodbyes

  • 10.50AM: check - out 

  • 11.00AM: free shuttle (boat & taxi) back to el nido town 

what's included:

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Plate of chicken, rice, cucumbers, and locals greens
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daily yoga

3 meals per day

free beverages

traditional sessions

hilot massage

cultural tour (5+ night stays)

faq & packing list

please take a look over some frequently asked questions before booking a retreat

take memories, leave footprints, and pack the essentials. a complete packing checklist for your DRYFT wellness retreat

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