Bahay Kalipay Detox and Yoga Retreat House

Bahay Kalipay is a growing community of teachers, healers, and earth warriors sharing their passion and daily practice yoga, detox, and spirituality.

Instructors 3

Pi Villaraza

With his knowledge on Inner Dance energy and transformative medicine, 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.

Maya Bisschop

Maya has been practicing yoga for 17 years and has taught for 12. Studying Integral Yoga from 2005 gaining a deep understanding of the Philosophy befire discovering Ashtanga in Hawaii, 2008. Embracing the Ashtanga Vinyasa Principles and gathering a thorough comprehension of the mind, bod and breath connection. Life experience and extenuated practice has taught the importance of mindfulness in Yoga and everyday life. Maya believes mindfulness of breath is the key to relived suffering and happiness for yourself and others.


Carien is multi-talented, vibrant traveling Yogini. She is originally certified with Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga during her travels. She was introduce to Therapeutic Traditional Hatha Yoga and Ancient Tibetan Female Yoga the former is to heal the Physical body and the latter is to balanve the emotional body. Carien teaches several styles,i.e. Vinyasa Flow, traditional Hatha Yoga, Yin and Ancient Tibetan Female Yoga. She's also a certified Ayurvedic Therapist amd Thai Masseur. All these experiences makes her highly intuitive in body work.

Reviews 26

Rachel Mccullough

from Australia, June 2018

"A family experience in a yoga retreat"

The instructors were both very patient in their approach as well as infornative. I felt very lucky to have such hands on experience! The food each day was amazing,i felt incredibly better holistically within a few days. The massages were incredible, and I felt comfortable enough to try a colon cleansing. Each day was something new i could dive into,or just take time to relax by the hammock. The excursion i chose,underground river, was really interesting and a great deal. I am incredibly grateful for my experience and will never forget thr beautiful people i met.

Edit Williams

from Sweden, April 2018

"Will be coming back"

The food, the location, the atmosphere, the people, the classes, THE LOVING ENERGY, everything. What's there not to like?? (Maybe the mosquitos, but you'll be fine once you spray on some of their home-made natural mosquito-repellent!)

Lucy Baxter

from New Zealand, April 2018

"Amazing stay at BK "

The food is incredible, the yoga and the days layout is so perfect. All the spaces are lovely and the mantra of this place is very pure. I met some amazing people and I am leaving here feeling like a new person. I can not recommend this place enough. I will be back.

Farah Mounzer

from United Arab Emirates, April 2018

"Just don’t"

The food, the Staff and the teacher Satyama were the best part!

Jane Thomas

from China, February 2018

"A special place"

The raw food will transform you. This is a caring community that you will be welcomed into. A place to meet like-minded souls. Amazing staff - especially Lovely and Vanessa. Beautiful gardens.

Amelie Chabert

from Hong Kong, November 2017

"So disappointed"

The food was very good

Melissa Ferrer

from Philippines, April 2017

"Definitely coming back!"

I loved the warmth of the community, the amazing raw vegan gourmet food, and the fun and enlightening activities. The nature trip was so much fun as well!

Nadege Navarro

from France, March 2018

"Un séjour magique"

Le centre est enchanteur, avec une végétation luxuriante et un aménagement apaisant, toute l'équipe est adorable, la nourriture délicieuse. J'ai un très bon appétit, j'avais peur d'avoir faim avec une alimentation exclusivement crudivore pendant presque une semaine mais au final ça s'est très bien passé et je suis enchantée de cette expérience. Je recommande chaleureusement le centre Bahay Kalipay !!

Sandra Novak

from Malaysia, May 2018

"This place gave me peace! "

I loved the morning yoga sessions and the delicious food, which was provided during the whole stay.

Maddy Ciccone

from Thailand, March 2018

"Look into this more before booking"

The accommodation was nice, though all open with no covers on the windows so you get bitten a lot, it’s hot and then cold and then hot again. The morning yoga was great at 7am - this was what you’d expect when a retreat says yoga on it, see more comments below for details

The smoothies are all the same but taste nice, there are unlimited coconuts for you to drink and eat and a sarong is provided for you as a towel. Washing can be done on site and the vegan afternoon snack is always sweet and nice.

Jo Keene

from Philippines, March 2018

"Yoga - and so much more!"

I went to do yoga, and didn't take any notice of what else was being offered when I booked. I was so pleasantly surprised at the variety of activities on offer there. The teachers, and the staff, were all amazing, warm, caring, and approachable. The food was stunning to look at, delicious to taste, and obviously made with love. The location was wonderful. It was peaceful and calm, and I loved that everything was made from bamboo and other wood, and so many plants. While there was a full timetable available, I appreciated that there was no pressure to do anything you didn't want to do. I loved everything about the week I spent there, and left feeling amazing! I would recommend Bahay Kalipay to anyone!

James Gillespie

from Australia, March 2018

"Amazing place"

Positive energy

Nice people from all over the world

Amazing food and I’m not even a vegetarian

Great relaxing environment


from Philippines, January 2018

"Dreamy place, amazing food, good energy "

The food was always delicious and super creative (loooved the snacks).

The staff was always extremely nice and available.

The place itself was like a dream and there was so much positive energy.

I loved the workshops, I learned a lot.

Left the retreat feeling energised, cleansed and connected!

Anna Rudin

from Norway, April 2017

Ekaterina Stahn

from Italy, December 2017

Sehr freundliches und hilfsbereites Personal. Sehr gutes veganes Essen. Yoga Unterricht (Lehrer Dexter) war sehr gut.

Philippe Meeus

from Belgium, December 2017


Que dire de cet endroit tellement tout est parfait sauf parfois la proximité de la route. Mais c est un détail tellement s est bien.

La nourriture qui me faisait peur....est purement divine et donne envie de devenir vegan raw. MAGIQUE ET AU DELÀ DE CE QUE J ATTENDAIS.


Makosja Stanglewska

from Netherlands, November 2017

"Rust in combinatie met zweterige joga !"

Geweldige leraren en super ster!! Eten is magnifiek lekker! Locatie is prima, rustig en lekker afgesloten van het dorp.

Testimonials 2

a traveler

TripAdvisor website

My stay there was literally life changing. They had the great staffs, amazing food, raw food cunningly made into various delicious dishes, and good yoga. This place can give you an opportunity to really make changes in your life and reset yourself. I came out healthier and a tea-total vegetarian! I wasn't expecting that.

a traveler

TripAdvisor website

My journey unexpectedly led me to Bahay Kalipay and it will always be one of those moments in my life that I could pinpoint a shift. What started as a 7-day DNC stay, with original plans to continue to explore the Philippines, ended up being 10. I spent it with beautiful souls. Kim, Tadeya, Mathias, Vanessa, Gia, were just some of the staffs that made it such an amazing place. I spent it getting to know myself through meditation, yoga, inner dance, long conversations, cleansing my body via delicious raw meals, and being completely with myself. Go. Be open. Be free. You are worth the investment. I'm ever so grateful.

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