We are all teachers, deepening our knowledge through experience with each other as divine beings. We do not teach what we know, but teach who we are; in the process we shine a light on your own wisdom, awakening the teacher within, so you can realize your potential and power over your life through conscious choices. 

RESIDENT TEACHERS

Tadeja

After living in her home Slovenia for 33 years, Tadeja left her European life in 2012 was given her opportunity to left everything behind and move to the Philippine Islands, going through an intense 6-month vegetarian and liquid diet to prepare for a new life halfway across across the world. This experience changed her life in many ways, landing her onto a spiritual awakening in El Nido, through heightened states of experiencing connections with the universe from within us all. She found that she had lost all her fears, and an awareness of the ordinary perfection of all experiences enveloped her. In 2013, Tadeja moved to Puerto Princesa, once again stepping into the unknown.  With very little savings and but a backpack on her shoulders, she walked until she came upon the unlikely street that leads to Bahay Kalipay.  Here is where she continued her journey for the next 6 months, finding the time and space to integrate so much of the changes that have been taking place in her, supported by detox, raw food and inner dance processes, peaking during a 30-day coconut fast experience. Tadeja eventually moved into Maia Earth Village, 1-hour into the foresty hills of Palawan where she completely surrendered to her inner calling for purgation and illumination. Surrounded by nature for over a year, she lived on water from the rain and river, foraging around for food to eat, learning how to work with fire, sleeping under the sun and just  thankfully listening to the life force in nature and is within us all. In 2015, Tadeja has moved back to Bahay Kalipay, ready to fulfill her passion for service, and supporting the many transformation processes taking place here. She wakes up with the passion that anyone who arrives in our shores comes with a perfect reason, and much of this is about learning from each other. Tadeja’s life and journey has supported and inspired many around her simply through her belief in flow and the importance of feeling our intuition. Her service is to bring the people and the space into the remembrance of the present moment, and in that moment, that all we are asked for is to love all beings unconditionally.

 

Kimberly

As a clinical nutritionist from Australia, Kim is here to help guide you with knowledge and the right tools to live a healthier and more balanced life. From an early childhood, Kim was exposed to healthy eating and lifestyle from her mother. Her love for sports lead her to always seek out the healthiest food options for her body, in order to compete at her best level. At the completion of high-school Kim was set to begin her further university studies in business and law. After deferring her first year of studies in order to work and travel, Kim realised that her passion really lay with holistic health nutrition, and sought out opportunities to further this passion into a career. Now, having completed her Bachelor of health Science (Nutrition) at the beginning of 2015, and working in a clinic, Kim started seeking other opportunities. Her love for travel, and exploring outside of her home country led her to the Philippines. She is passionate about clearing the confusion around nutrition and healthy eating, and giving people the ability to make the best, most educated choices when it comes to their health. Kim will equip you with the tools you need to reach your greatest health goals. There is no ‘one-fits-all’ approach, everybody is unique and so should be your treatment plans.

El Kalinado

El Kalinado ( El ), has developed a passion for helping people heal with alternative methods. He has taught hundreds of workshops around the world and help many people in the healing process. His most popular modality is a combination of Energy Medicine and Emotions re-programming. His work is based on the principle that the body and mind can be “out of balance” because of our emotions. By first finding the cause and then treating the cause,we can re-establish balance and health. El has been using the following modalities, most of the time combined, to achieve amazing results: Sound Healing Energy Medecine Emotions re-programming Reiki Tummo

FOUNDERS 

Pi Villaraza (Inner Dance Energy School, Transformative Medicine)

piPi left the corporate world of advertising and marketing to undertake a vision quest around the Philippines where he walked around Mindanao without money for one year, ending up as a hermit on a deserted beach on an island in Northern Palawan. In this place called Kalipay Beach, he came into his personal healing, eating coconuts almost exclusively, which led to his discovery of a powerful vibration that awoke within him. In the years after this, he has brought the healing energy to more than ten thousand people from over 40 nationalities, founding a successful international detox center in Puerto Princesa and an international healing eco-village in Bacungan, Palawan. His work has been reported by the media in Europe, America and all over Asia, where he travels extensively to give advanced energy awareness trainings and to assist in the formation of healing centers in many large cities around Asia. Pi has worked extensively with medical practitioners, schools, government and NGO agencies, corporations and many institutions around the world, in healing and also in progressive education, deep ecology, raw food nutrition, organic food production, community development and sustainable architecture. He is an active environmentalist and is the former Philippine ambassador for the Global Eco-Village Network. His well-received book Conscious Trance is available in bookstores around the Philippines and soon to be found on Amazon.com. He leads the 5-Day Inner Dance Energy School, which gives students a chance to learn by experience and develop their own understanding and techniques of sharing Inner Dance with earnest seekers.

 

Daniw Arrazola (Raw Food, Conscious Eating)

daniw bkDaniw started on the Inner Food path because of spiritual and emotional reasons. Though it has also healed her of several physical issues in the past, Daniw’s life has shifted many times in the past seven years of running her first center in Manila and eventually taking over the management of one of the first raw food and retreat centers of its kind in Asia. As the co-founder of Bahay Kalipay, she has introduced raw food nutrition and cuisine to many people who have later influenced so many that comprise the raw food support community in the Philippines. She has organized and managed retreats and workshops in Penang, KL, Singapore and various parts of the Philippine Islands. She received her certification in Raw Food Preparation and Detox during a one-month course in Thailand organized by Pure Joy Academy. Daniw established Raw Food Pinoy, an advocacy initiative offering a support system that makes raw food accessible to regular households for personal and planetary health and well-being. She is proudly the mother of two: Sinag, a  boy whose diet while in-vitro was 100% raw food and a baby girl, Issa, who came into the world pain-free in an unassisted water birth in November 2013. To witness this amazing, breathtaking miracle of a birth, click here for the video. Daniw also leads transformative modalities, which include Inner dance, Inner food, Inner yoga, Inner birthing and Inner parenting. Currently she leads raw food workshops at Bahay Kalipay, including a 3-Day Home-Cheffing Raw Food Course.

 

VISITING TEACHERS

Tza Bautista-Leube

tzaBahay Kalipay is happy to have Tza Bautista-Leube a certified Ayurvedic massage therapist whose own life and practice mirror her profession. She is an Ashtanga certified yoga teacher who went to India on a yoga pilgrimage and came back after receiving her certificate from the Sivananda Institute in Neyyar Dam, South India. Tza’s Purvakaema center is a science-based, Filipino flavored, appropriate and ecologically sensitive approach to the ancient art of Ayurveda. It is currently situated in Bahay Kalipay Retreat Center in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan. The program is intended for detox newbies as well as Jills-of-all-trades who would like to try a new way of gentle healing through oil massage. The highlight of the Purvakarma detox cleanse program is the daily abhyanga oil massage. We source our oil from local, organic, and sustainable sources. This oil is near-medicinal in quality! Guaranteed 100% Philippine made, ZERO additives or preservatives. Just pure plant goodness prepared to Tza’s standards. Tza shares her passion for the healing arts by exploring other modalities compatible with an Ayurvedic philosophy. Among these are:*raw food*yoga*reiki*meditation*qi gong.

Venerable Rakkhita (Discourses on Buddhism, Guided Meditation)

bksiteVenerable Rakkhita, originally from the UK has been practicing vipassana (Awareness and Wisdom) meditation for about 28 years, three of which as an ordained Buddhist Monk in the Thai Vipassana tradition with Ven Ajahn Tong and four years as a Samanera. Teachers have included Luang Poh Banyat, Ven Ajahn Tong, Sayadaw U Pandita, Ven Sujiva, Bhante Punnaji and Ven Dr Sunanda. Rakkhita has shared creative life skills in many areas of the work field world including arts, music, theatre in education, therapies and performance mainly in UK. His teachings invite exploration of the convergence of love and wisdom. “I came to meditation as a result of the stress and suffering I was experiencing in my life. It was a time when I was becoming curious about two questions: Why am I so miserable? and What is freedom?” Rakkhita’s teachings are based on both ancient and modern ways of mind training such as daily life practice, “metta” unconditional love, concentration, awareness and wisdom and he has developed a Meditation Map to help tracking attention during Insight Meditation. His teaching style emphasizes a relaxed, caring and attentive attitude combined with joyful interest and Zen humour and aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth. “Bhante,” as he is affectionately addressed, leads discourses on Buddhism and guides Tranquility and Insight Meditation sessions as well as 3-day Creative Contemplation Retreats.

Mario

Mario studied psychology, coaching and Buddhism in Mexico City , in a quest to know and understand body, mind and soul. After many years working in the pharmaceutical industry, he decides in 2015 to start a journey of self-knowledge and study of different eastern philosophy’s in India and Southeast Asia, living in different Ashrams and Permaculture Farms. He made the 500 hrs Yoga Teacher Training in Wise Living Yoga (Chiang Mai, Thailand) studying Hatha Yoga, Kriyas, Pranayama, Sanskrit, Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita with Swami Abhishek Chaitanya, Buddhism meditation retreat in Tushita (Dharamsala, India) , and he made Vipassana meditation retreats in Nepal, Myanmar and Cambodia. In the last months. Mario has been teaching and sharing this knowledge in Cambodia, Laos and the Philippines with the intention of share all this practice that for him have been a new awakening to a spiritual life, connecting with all life beings in an environment of non-violence, Compassion and love. He  finds his duty and started to help the people to open the power of reconnect with themselves.

Vanessa Valor

Vanesa’s yoga practice starts on 2004 in Mexico City and in 2015 makes the decision to leave everything and start a trip to Southeast Asia in search of other ways of life, in search of something more. In this quest for something beyond, knows the life of an ashram in Rishikesh, in her passage through Dharamsala she immerses herself in a meditation retreat in the Tushita s monastery. From  India moves to Nepal to take the 200hr yttc in hatha yoga course at NYH. In his passage through Myanmar and Cambodia she made a vipassana meditation retreat with the goenka technique. Travel to chiang mai thailand to take the course of 500 hr yttc hatha yoga in wise living yoga academy where she studies and practice asanas, pranayama, kriyas, permaculture, and from the hand of swami abhisek chaitanya from rishikesh studies Sanskrit, patanjali sutras and Bhagavad Gita . She begins to deepen in her own journey and changes her diet to vegan and is interested in learning more in a sustainable way of life free of violence connected with the earth and the rest of all living beings. She finds her duty and started traveling and teaching around Laos and Cambodia to help the people to open the power of themselves and how they can healing themselves through opening their relationship with their own true essence.