WHY TRAVEL Philippines Yoga Retreat


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PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT at Brother Island, El Nido, Philippines
Two great options for 2020
19 – 23 October (4 nights)
26 October – 2 November (7 nights)
12 Guest maximum

Brother Island, also known as Small Darocoton, is an island in one of the most unspoilt areas of the Philippines, the El Nido Province of Palawan. Roughly 400km south-west of Manila it can be reached via the El Nido Airport, then a private boat trip to the island.


4 or 7 nights accommodation (see options)
All meals
Transfers from El Nido airport
2 sessions per day (Yoga or meditation)
3-4 excursion days
One private Reiki session included
Optional Holistic Health Coaching sessions or Massage


“Brother Island is paradise. I can’t beleive we had the whole island just to ourselves.”
“Life Changing”.
“I learned so much in that time with Moshe and Jo. Thank you.”
“This was the best week of my life!”
“The excursion days were fabulous. The El Nido archipelago is an amazing place to explore by boat.”

EXAMPLE ITINERARY – actual excursion days may be weather dependent

Day 1: Brother Island
10:00AM Common pick-up from El Nido town/airport
11:30AM Arrive and Settle in (AM/PM)
12:30-1:30PM Lunch
2:00pm: Group introductions
5pm: Sunset Yoga
6:30pm: Dinner

Day 2 Brother Island
6am: Sunrise Yoga
7:30am: Breakfast

8:00a-12:00pm: Free time in island (Snorkel, kayak, optional reiki or massage)

12:00: Lunch
2:00 pm Breathing meditation
5pm Sunset Yoga
6:30pm Dinner
8:30pm Night chanting meditation

Day 3 Sidetrip to Nacpan/Twin Beach
6:00AM Sunrise yoga

7:30am Breakfast
9:00am-4:00pm Sidetrip to Nacpan/Twin Beach – Seafood boodle lunch

6:30pm Dinner – Brother Island

8:00pm Restorative yoga

9:00pm Night chanting meditation

Day 4 Darocotan Island (Daytrip)
6:00am Morning restorative yoga
7:30am Breakfast
9:00-12:00pm Darocotan Island and Shipwreck Tour
12:30pm Lunch
1:30-5:00pm Free time
5:00pm Sunset yoga
6:30pm Dinner
8:30pm Night chanting meditation class

Day 5 Linapacan Island Tour (full day)
7:00am Breakfast

8:00-5:00pm Full Day Linapacan Islands Tour
6:00pm Dinner in Brother Island
8:00pm Restorative yoga OR evening meditation

Day 6 Bacuit Bay Island Hopping Tour (Full day)

6:00am Sunrise yoga

7:30am Breakfast

8:00-5:00pm Full Day Bacuit Bay Island Hopping Tour

6:00pm Dinner in Brother Island
8:00pm Evening meditation

Day 7 Brother Island

6:00am Sunrise yoga

7:30am Breakfast

8:30-12:00pm Free time

12:00pm Lunch

1:00-5:00pm Free time
5:00pm Sunset yoga
6:30pm Dinner

8:30pm Closing bonfire

Day 8 Brother Island
6:00am Closing morning meditation session
9:00am Checkout and travel back to El Nido

NOTE – actual itinerary may vary depending on weather


Brother Island is a fully staffed resort hotel. Yoga and Meditation classes will be taught by Jo Woollacott, and Moshe Reyes.
Jo Woollacott
Jo has studied many styles of Hatha Yoga in several countries around the world and has been teaching yoga for 40 years. Her most recent training in 2019 was in traditional Astanga holistic Yoga Therapy. She is also certified as a Pilates instructor, Personal Trainer, Holistic Health Coach and Reiki Therapist. As owner/manager of WHY Retreat in New Zealand, Jo runs regular retreats offering Yoga, stress management and health coaching. Her special area of expertise is postural alignment and rehabilitation.
Moshe Reyes
Teacher Moshe has always been passionate about combining different healing modalities as he believes in nourishing our spirit using the best practices of many traditions. Teacher Moshe completed his Vinyasa and Kundalini teacher training in Manila in 2014 and 2015 respectively. From there, he has infused his practice and teaching with many different healing tools most notably, Reiki and Babaylan —a healing art indigenous to his home country, The Philippines. Teacher Moshe has traveled the world offering numerous workshops and co-hosting retreats to as far as his light can reach.


Please note these retreats are priced in Philippine Peso. Actual exchange rate will vary when payment is made.
4 night package – Php 45,000 per person (approximately NZ$1,400)
7 night package – Php 65,000 per person (approximately NZ$2,000)

Airfare not included

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