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.
Pi (Inner Dance Energy School, Transformative Medicine)
Pi 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 (Raw Food, Conscious Eating)
Daniw 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.
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.
Flor (Creative Alchemy)
After many years in the corporate world, Flordeliza Pesigan became a full time artist in a nomadic life of flow and trust while also in search for physical healing. Having experienced various healing modalities that turned into initiations and activations from many different mentors, healers and shamans, she started deepening into self-illuminating practices and explored Sound healing, 5 Elements activation, Movement therapy, Reiki, Somatic Healing, Tantra, Shamanic practices, Light Code transmissions and Inner Dance. Combining all that she has learned in her travels and her lifetime’s work and practices as a creative soul, she now shares ”Creative Alchemy” which offers self-illuminating, transformative, healing, creative journeys, ceremonies and retreats together with Inner Dance Process around Asia and Middle East. She also gives Inner Dance Energy School and Facilitation Training. Everyone’s different so she intuitively mixes or layers her offerings into however it is needed and appropriate for each person to fully connect and experience the self.
Bahay Kalipay offerings:
Inner Dance Journeys
Voice Activation (through Sound Alchemy or Inner Dance)
Shamanic Sound Healing Journey (with Crystal, singing bowl and various shamanic instruments).
Tadeya (Inner guidance)
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.
El (Alternative Healing)
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:
Sat nam Rasayan ( Kundalini)
Dorn spinal Theapy
His new book on the subject will be available in English and Chinese simultaneously in 2017.
Serena (Inner Dance)
Serena, originally from New York, has been living in South East Asia since 2011. Highly intuitive since birth, Serena has always found solace and connectivity in nature. After attending university in New York City, arriving to the complexities of this urban matrix only two weeks prior to 9/11 and staying for 6 years, Serena was ready to re-immerse in forest living where she could begin to deconstruct much of the social matrices and underlying dissipative structures she found herself in observation of while living in NYC. This brought her to the San Bernardino National Forest where she facilitated experiential science-based ecology and environmental classes for thousands of children all across Southern California. Then, in June 2011, while participating in a Wilderness First Responder course in the mountains of Massachusetts, Serena was struck by lightning. While already having had a strong relationship with electricity before this event, this strange synchronistic moment catalyzed an intense ripple effect of varying phenomena that eventually led Serena to living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – a city with some of the most grounded lightning strikes on the planet. Exactly one year after the lightning strike, Serena experienced her first innerdance – which in it held electric vibrations three or four times stronger than the lightning strike itself. Transformation and hyper-sensitivity was nothing new for Serena, therefore leading her to deeply trust what her experience spoke and how it would continue to change her life in relation to the greater dreams of a planet and the visions she herself knew as real. Now, Serena combines her love of learning, healing, community, science, and integrative wholeness systems into all she is. Finding flow within the forms and the formless, life is no longer a doing but a remembrance of being while creating spaces for gifting each other with possibilities for resonant change and transformation.
Jezzy deepened her yoga practice during her 7th year in the corporate world. She saw significant positive changes in her emotional wellbeing and felt herself physically stronger. These changes in herself helped her decide to focus on yoga and use the practice to help other people. After finishing her 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training with WhiteSpace Mind and Wellness Center, she is now focusing on teaching Hatha Flow classes and gaining interest in the benefits of a Restorative Yoga practice.
Lily Jou (Acupuncture)
As a 2005 Teacher of the Year in Oriental Medicine, Lily Jou is the Founder and Inventor of Immediate Pain Relief where ‘Pain Becomes Optional’ is the motto for the next wave of treatment for chronic and acute pain. She has a Masters degree from Pacific Institute of Oriental Medicine, knows several languages (Major in Linguistics from Hamilton College with a Minor in Physics/ Astronomy), and has devoted years to serving the low income community in Tucson, Denver, New York City, Mexico,and seniors in Palawan. Her passion is in helping people live pain-free and happy life through education and natural healing.
Born in the small Southeast Asian capital of Laos, Lily Jou is an Acupuncturist with a Masters Degree from Pacific Institute of Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and a certified Chinese Herbologist. Her success with treating life- threatening disorders such as epileptic seizures, anorexia, and AIDS or HIV+ at the Detoxification Centers of Fortune Society and Lincoln Hospital (NYC), has measurably expanded her skill in Acupuncture. For anyone undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation, Acupuncture can help reduce the side-effects without
interfering with the intended effect.
Agnes, a trained therapist and meditation practitioner, has been practising meditation for the last 30 years. Every year she travels to India, where she furthers her practise at the Raj yoga center in Rajasthan. In addition to this she has undergone many trainings at the Osho Multiversity in Mumbai, India.
Aside from her meditation work, she practices as a Family therapist with focus on Griefwork and Transformation.
Agnes offers to Bahay Kalipay:
– Meditation classes : for stress management and deeper spiritual growth
– Positive Mindset Shift : an exercise which deals with inner toxicity that stand in the way of happiness and peace
There can be specific sessions tailored to guest needs such as “breaking bondages”. Appropriate rituals will be set.
Janine (Soul Journaling)
Janine Dimaranan is a poet and an artist with degrees in Theater Arts, Linguistics and Literature. She shifted focus in the field of medicine as she has been into the interrelations of art and science in Philippine alternative and transformative healing modalities anchored in shamanism, indigenous ritual, and herbalism both in the traditional and modern contexts.
Her sessions on “Soul Journalling” locates and uses the inner voice to facilitate healing as one freely communicates, by way of writing, to his/her higher self.
Tza (Abhyanga, Yoga, Qi Gong)
Bahay 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.
Bali (Healing Codes)
Bali, originally from Hungary, is a man of many talents. A book publisher, an organic farmer, a musician, and a Certified Healing Codes Coach – the only one here in the Philippines. After practising the Healing Codes for his own self-help and seeing improvement to his life on so many levels, he became inspired to help others capture their own healing capabilities and improve their own lives.
The Healing Codes, a simple and powerful self-healing method, was discovered in 2001 by the psychologist Alexander Loyd. The Healing Codes activate powerful healing centers in the body that can allow the body to heal itself of almost everything. They do this by removing the stress, fears and unhealthy beliefs from the body and mind, thus allowing the neuro-immune system to take over its job of healing whatever is wrong in the body. We can heal ourselves by changing the underlying destructive energy pattern to a healthier one. The Healing Codes reduce stress and fears, heal cellular memories and create a space in your unconscious mind where healing can happen. They are created to remove stress related memories at the cellular level, whether you are aware of them or not. We treat underlying issues, not just symptoms, and once you have successfully addressed the stress, your immune system begins to function again.
Venerable Rakkhita (Discourses on Buddhism, Guided Meditation)
Venerable 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.
Dianne’s yoga journey began after trying yoga for the first time to aid recovery from physical ailments and as a way to release stress.
Regular yoga practice enabled her to build herself up from the inside. It taught her patience, diligence, commitment, surrender, to be positive in life, and most importantly, faith in God. It taught her to love herself more, and how to balance her life more smoothly. Her severe back pains were relieved, her carpal tunnel syndrome is gone, depression eased, her anemia, heart palpitations and lethargy were all minimized.
While in savasana one day, she felt a calling to share this yoga experience with others. After 3 years of home practice and steady dreaming, she began her 200HR Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training under Jovan Nikolic on February 2014. Now, teaching 4 to 13 classes every week, her hard work, dedication and passion has paid off.
She has birthed and nurtured a positive and fun yoga community in Antipolo, watching it grow with awe and gratitude. Always working on her own practice, and doing so under teacher Julie Alagde-Carretas, she is able to continually refine her Ashtanga practice, as well as her yoga teaching.
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.
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.
Gerone is a slow travelling nomad sharing yoga, inner dance and facilitating circle processes across Southeast Asia. She lived and participated in a 6-month Teacher Training Program at Gaia Ashramin Thailand where she was able to deepen her own yoga and meditation practice while sharing them with the community. She is passionate about guiding the shift from the old story of dualistic materialism to the story of the Gift, the Great Turning and as such she has taken part and facilitated courses on Ecovillage Design Education, Deep Ecology and Mindful Gardening. She is currently a facilitator for the Global Ecovillage Network in Oceania and Asia and an Ambassador for the Global Ecovillage Network. When grounded, she enjoys tending to African Nightcrawler worms, intuitive gardening,mud construction, waste management, making her own clothes and sharing raw food and love.
For over 2 decades Jana has studied various spiritual traditions and healing modalities, and trained as a pscyho-spiritual counselor. After giving up Corporate America in New York City, she followed the call to move to Ubud, Bali, Indonesia in 2012, to follow her life’s work of service. In Ubud, she worked with thousands of clients from around the world through workshops, classes and one-on-one sessions out of The Yoga Barn. She has recently left Bali and is growing and expanding her life throughout the world. In her classes she often focuses on different types of meditation, believing that you have to “start where you are” in order to succeed, rather than subscribing to how you “should” meditate, which often results in setting yourself up to fail. Approaching meditation from a psychological, scientific and spiritual perspective allows her to meet almost anyone wherever they are on their exploration of the many benefits of meditation. Jana doesn’t follow one spiritual path but seeks her own, holding the various teachers and texts in great esteem. She is presently under guidance from a Lama of the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition and an Indian Mystic, ever satisfying her curiosity, expanding her knowledge and capabilities and uncovering her inherent wisdom
Moshe (Yoga, Meditation)
Yoga changed Moshe’s life in inexpressible ways from his personal experience of how the practice beautifully brings together the healing of the body, mind and spirit to a deep understanding of asana, pranayama and meditation. You can expect his classes to be dynamic, intuitive and fun as you deepen your stretches leading you towards discipline, healing and joy. Moshe has the patience, love and intelligence to work with you to the extent that you are comfortable. His base practice is Hatha Yoga which he completed with White Space Wellness 200H Yoga Teacher Training Program under Eileen Tupaz and Abbey Rivadelo. From there he has currently become an authentic practitioner of Kundalini Yoga and mentored by his teacher HarNadh Marisa.
Influenced by my travels and teachers in the Philippines, India, USA, and around Europe, I have rooted myself in both the physical and philosophical traditions of yoga. After 3 years of constant asana practice, in Vinyasa and later on Ashtanga, I attained my official teaching certificate in Goa, India. Since then, I have been sharing the gift of yoga to anyone with an open mind and a willing heart. Ultimately hoping to cultivate a community that’s more kind and compassionate.
Arianne (Yoga, Meditation)
Arianne Olegario is a Wellness Coach specialising in yoga, intuitive counseling, meditation, reiki, and shadow work. She uses these practices together with inner dance to work towards practical spirituality which she uses to support people and a guide to her personal journey.
Let her support you through reiki, personal yoga practice, inner dance and shadow work.
Gia’s journey to yoga began in the search for something new, something different, not expecting she’d found something old, familiar and more precious – herself. She believes in the idea of moving with the natural flow of energy, gaining strength in the process. Off the mat, she enjoys creating concepts and bringing them to life through her marketing career, Reiki healing, angel oracle and tarot card reading and concoction of natural remedies for her brand, Paglunas.
FILIPINO FLOW Moving with the natural flow of energy, focusing on the root chakra, Filipino Flow connects you to the roots as it injects indigenous concepts in a 75 minute Vinyasa
practice. Flow through ethnic beats with a mix of folk rock and reggae music from some of the greatest local artists.
Ryan is able to bring into the space, a calm, enjoyable, at the same time, upbeat, challenging atmosphere. As a yoga teacher, primarily in Ashtanga he is kind and willing to work with the needs of his student. He focuses on alignment of the body and gives significant attention to breathing. He believes that the breathe is the connectivity we all share as beings, within the breathe houses God. He completed his Yoga Teacher Trainjng with Jovan Nikolic with 200hrs of Ashtanga Yoga and Yoga Therapy. Within the spaces of his schedule Ryan finds time to be in mindfulness and breathe. Along with his partner and a friend, they ran the first Paliwanag Convergence and Music Festival in Daila Farms and today, to continue the growing spirit of dialogue, they arrange and schedule Paliwanags to happen around Metro Manila. As an advocate waste management and renewable and sustainable energy, Ryan stands as a spokesperson for JRDEN Solar, utilizing his experiences in yoga and mindfulness, he speaks to people of all walks of life about the sustainability and waste reduction. At the end of the day, Ryan just wants to change the world in whatever way he can. He and his partner dreams of traveling and volunteering in the different eco villages around the world, teaching, communing, loving, trusting, and serving.