WHY TRAVEL Philippines Yoga Retreat


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WHY Retreat is taking yoga to exotic locations around the world.
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
Other activities such as cooking class, surfing, painting, SUP and music
One private Reiki session included
Optional Holistic Health Coaching sessions or Massage

EXAMPLE ITINERARY – actual excursion days may be weather dependent

Day 1: Brother Island
Arrive and Settle in (AM/PM)
5pm: Intention Setting Workshop / Sunset Meditation
7pm: Dinner

Day 2 Brother Island
7am: Sunrise Yoga
9am: Breakfast
10:30am: Cooking Class: Make your own DIY Healthy Bowl (to be eaten for lunch)
12:00: Lunch
2:00pm: Painting Meditation
5pm Sunset Yoga
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Night meditation

Day 3 Sidetrip to Duli Beach Resort (Surf spot) and Sidetrip to Nacpan/Twin Beach
Sunrise Meditation in Brother Island, Breakfast
Afternoon yoga
Surf (for those who want)
Sidetrip to Nacpan/Twin Beach – Seafood boodle lunch
Dinner – Brother Island
Nighttime yoga in Brother Island

Day 4 Darocotan Island (Daytrip)
Morning restorative yoga
Shipwreck Tour
SUP – Brother Island
evening meditation class

Day 5 (departure day for 4 night option)Linapacan Island Tour (full day)
Morning yoga in Linapacan
Lunch included
Evening meditation in Brother Island

Day 6 Bacuit Bay Island Hopping Tour ABCD (Full day)
Third party El Nido town tour operator

Day 7 Brother Island
2 yoga classes
Last night: Bonfire seafood bbq
Music & Sharing

Day 8 Brother Island – Closing morning meditation session, Goodbye

NOTE – actual itinerary may vary.


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.


“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.”
“The excursion days were fabulous. The El Nido archipelago is an amazing place to explore by boat.”


4 or 7 night packages are available (price on application)
Airfare not included

CONTACT US for more information and how to book