WHY TRAVEL Philippines Yoga Retreat


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PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT at Brother Island, El Nido, Philippines
12-19 May 2019
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.


7 nights accommodation
All meals
Transfers from El Nido airport
2 sessions per day (Yoga or meditation)
4 excursion days
Other activities such as cooking class, surfing, painting, SUP and music


Day 1: (May 12) Brother Island
Settle in (AM/PM)
5pm: Intention Setting Workshop / Sunset Meditation
7pm: Dinner

Day 2 (May 13) 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 (May 14) 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 (May 15) Darocotan Island (Daytrip)
Morning restorative yoga
Shipwreck Tour
SUP – Brother Island
evening meditation class

Day 5 (May 16)Linapacan Island Tour (full day)
Morning yoga in Linapacan
Lunch included
Evening meditation in Brother Island

Day 6 (May 17) Bacuit Bay Island Hopping Tour ABCD (Full day)
Third party El Nido town tour operator

Day 7 (May 18) Brother Island
2 yoga classes
Last night: Bonfire seafood bbq
Music & Sharing

Day 8 (May 19) 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 over 35 years. 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.


7 night package, airfare not included
Single: $1299 US DOLLARS
Twin Sharing: $999 US DOLLARS

7 Night retreat is now FULLY BOOKED


Due to the popularity of the 7 day retreat we can now offer a 4 night option. This is the same program for the first 4 days of the 7 day retreat.
7-11 May 2019
4 NIGHT Retreat
Single: $999 US DOLLARS
Twin Sharing: $699 US DOLLARS

CONTACT US for more information and how to book