Our intention is to support your path even after you leave Bahay Kalipay. We encourage those who wish to undergo personal transformation through a range of modalities, including Inner Dance,& its deep connection to raw food, yoga & meditation.
NOTE: Our published rate is inclusive of FULL BOARD 100% Raw Food MEALS, ACCOMMODATION, DAILY YOGA, Art/Meditation/Taichi/SpiritualHealing & use of AMENITIES.
Bahay Kalipay is a self-sustainable community of healers, artists, gardeners, teachers, and earth-conscious people from around the world, some permanent, some in transit. Their vision is to live in harmoniously low-impact yet happy existence with the Earth while doing the small things that can heal the planet and those living in it.
Those who wish to experience "BK" and its deep connections to RAW FOODS, coconuts, organic gardening, YOGA, meditation and earth consciousness can choose to come for a day experience or stay and join our organised retreats and workshops.
Groups wishing to rent out Bahay Kalipay for their own programs and retreats are welcome. Yoga retreat organizers can avail of special rates.
We also organize Sacred Journeys where we bring pilgrims to different spiritual sites in the Philippines.
Accommodation & Use of Amenities
Partially-solar powered eco rooms (fan) - private/semi-open/tent area
Common Eco-Toilet and Bath
Space is wi-fi ready
5-minute Walk to the nearby beach
Spiritual library, video screening, art and hammock reading areas
Common workshop area can be set up for meetings
Large sand bar for individual meditation/practices/workshops
15-20 min drive from the Airport/City Proper
Interaction with Guests
We have resident teachers, healers, artists and local staff who will be interacting with guests at all times. Daily and weekly schedule is available.
We are 7 minute walk from the beach where you can witness the sunrise. Choose to meditate or do yoga at the beach!
We have on-call, in-house local tricycle and van service that could be rented for short trip to the City, malls and also for whole day or more package tours.
Other Things to Note
You will have fully RAW VEGAN dishes. Enjoy our mostly nut-free, low glycemic and high on organic raw food meals designed to aid your detoxification process.
Our food is always fresh and made with love. Be open and be surprised how delicious and fulfilling raw food can be. Savor each bite with much awareness of all the different flavors set to change your perception on food. It is indeed an energy giving life force and you will be amaze how your taste preference will change right after your cleanse process and how your body will crave for cleaner and nutrient filled food choices.
Coming to Bahay Kalipay is the start of a whole system reboot - physically, emotionally and spiritually, and by the end of the program, our goal is for you to have achieved a certain level of awareness that will make you continue the cleanse routine at your very own home. There will be some adjustments that will happen usually within a day or two, but you will smoothly sail away to goodness as you continue to be 100% raw foods until the end of your stay. So, congratulations and thank you for taking a leap!
Our colon therapy is very gentle as we introduce the first step to a wide variety of different ways of colon irrigation. Our way, you could even eventually do it at home if you decide to buy your own colema board. We do it outside the center, administered by experienced therapists.
Our Yoga classes that you will be experiencing can be one of the different types like Astanga, Kundalini or Hatta depending on the availability of the teacher. As a protocol, we customize the poses/asanas depending on the capabilities of the students.
Bahay Kalipay Space:
Bahay Kalipay is a humble household retreat and detox center. It houses a growing community of healers, teachers and artists who live together, and we humbly offer ourselves: who we are and teach what we do in our home.
As a simple Filipino home within a mall banana plantation, please note that our rooms are semi-open using earth light materials. Aside from basic beddings, we provide a fan, emergency light and mosquito nets. We have common traditional bathrooms separate for male and female guests, using only a pail & a dipper. (There is no running hot water; being in a tropical country, water from our taps can actually be refreshing! That said, we can provide implements to heat your bathing water, if needed). For hygienic and environmental purposes, we provide personal towels for drying instead of toilet paper, although you are free to bring your own roll.
You will be guided on what things to bring after your Registration through the reminder files we send to our valued retreatants. If you wish to see our amenities, the photos are in the website,(website hidden).
Back to basics:
We would love you to enjoy your time coming back to basics. We encourage you to: walk barefoot, water the plants, make up your own bed, lay on the hammock, wash your own dishes, take a sunrise walk to the beach, hum with the birds, play with the kittens, wake up with daily chicken alarm and sometimes be surprised by geckos, bats, squirrels and farm mice (so NO bringing of outside processed food in the room please and yes, screeeeeaming is encouraged. :)) In short, FEEL AT HOME. You also have an option to bathe outdoors (with a sarong, shorts or bathing suit) and pump your own water from the deep well. We used to do it when BK was just a few shacks. It is fun and you will sweat, and so it is truly detoxifying!
When booking your flights:
We usually reserve Tuesdays as our Nature Trip day when we bring our guests to our Eco Village, Maia Earth as well go to the nearby white sand beach for a whole day of picnic and swimming. Thursdays is when we have our Silence and Coconut FeAST day. Come before the said days if you wish to fully participate in them.
I would like to hold your space during your indicated dates for a period of 5-days to give you enough time to finalize your itinerary and ticket. We will lift the holding period after 5 days to entertain other inquiries; if you wish to extend the holding period, pls let us know.
Thank you dear one and let me know if you have other concerns.
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Things not to bring:
• Plastic Packaging
• No commercial, chemical bath and body products
• Meat (includes fish) and Processed Foods (coffee, tea, junk foods, bread, biscuits, sweets, canned and bottled goods, etc.)
• Fears, Doubt and Worries
Welcome to our humble household. At Bahay Kalipay (or “House of Happiness”) Raw Food and Retreat House, we embody sacred simplicity as reflected in the way we conduct our day-to-day in our living and communal space. Whoever comes to visit is enveloped in an atmosphere of home and hearth, friendship and family.