Intimate Encounters with Nature
P A L A W A N D R E A M I N G 2
E s s e n t i a l D h a r m a
Y O G A & M E D I T A T I O N R E T R E A T
April 4 - 11, 2020
Life out on the beach is simply stunning
and stunningly simple.
We are completely off grid. no distractions at all.
Just the raw beauty of nature.
E S S E N T I A L D H A R M A
April 4 - 11, 2020
Set in a completely private and sublime natural
environment of Palawan,
this retreat is a rare opportunity for us to let go of the pressures and distractions of our day-to-day
lives and turn towards the
clarifying wisdom of the the Dharma.
The heart of our work is to open towards a deeper relationship with the essential foundation and innate intelligence of our lives.
Each day an opportunity the dive a little deeper
into the intimate terrain of our bodies, hearts and mind, gathering in and integrating the sometimes fragmented impulses in our lives into a cohesive wholeness.
This work gently and persistently invites a full and
heartfelt participation with the living moment.
It opens a deeper intimacy with ourselves, with others, and with life itself.
Here, we can learn to relax and find
our home in the simple elegance of embodied living,
uncontrived, open and natural.
Includes accommodation , all meals, boat transfers and van transfers and a reef tour
(Early bird, before Dec 15)
AUD $2250 (single)
AUD $1950 (shared)
Staying before or after the retreat dates will be $80 per day, includes all meals and accommodation.
Paul has been practicing, studying yoga for over 35 years and teaching for over 30 years.
He draws from his experience in many different styles and traditions and through a practical understanding of their underlying unifying principles, weaves together a cohesive and integrated approach to yoga.
Paul is a unique voice in the world of yoga and has a way of bringing the sometimes abstract teachings of yoga into ordinary language, making them accessible and workable in our lives. Working with Paul is an invitation to the deeper dimensions of yoga and meditation practice.
He continues his studies in integral theory, developmental psychology, trauma work and comparative religion.
6.30AM - MEDITATION
7.15AM - ASANA
9AM - BREAKFAST
11AM - DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION
1PM - LUNCH
3.30PM - RESTORATIVES, PRANAYAMA & MEDITATION
5.30PM - SUNSET MEDITATION
6.30PM - DINNER
7.30PM - MEDITATION (optional)
Deep rest is guaranteed in the simple earthy
elegance of our beautiful open-air huts.
No roads, no neighbours, no wifi, just you,
a million stars
and the soothing sounds of nature.
Soak up the atmosphere of a completely natural setting.
All beds come with large mosquito.
Below is some general information about travelling to the Philippines
Upon arrival you will get a 30 day visa at no charge.
YOU NEED TO HAVE A RETURN TICKET.
Immigration may ask to see your flight out of the Philippines.
So make sure you have an outgoing ticket.
They will not let you in without this.
I have only been asked once out of many times but best you have it.
FLY TO MANILA
THEN FROM MANILA FLY TO PUERTO PRINCESA IN PALAWAN
FROM PUERTO WE WILL ORGANISE A VAN TO THE VILLAGE OF PORT BARTON
THEN A SHORT BOAT TRIP TO US AT WILD DHARMA.
Direct flights to the Philippines from Australia are with either Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific Airlines.
You could think of them as the Philippines Qantas and Jetstar.
Philippine Airlines is more expensive.
Cebu Pacific Airline
Cebu has direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney.
Flights are about 7.5hrs.
Approximately $500 return.
Unfortunately Cebu Pacific flights from Melbourne land in Manila at 11.25pm meaning you will have to spend a night in Manila.
And when leaving Manila, the return flight to Melbourne leaves at 6.05am meaning again you will have to arrive in Manila the night before.
We can give you some tips on hotels in Manila
Direct from Sydney
Approximately $500 RETURN with Cebu Pacific
Leaves Sydney at 11.45AM and arrives in Manila around 6.00pm
also means you will have to spend the night in Manila.
Philippine Airline flights are around $700 - $800 return
Manila to Puerto Princesa
From Manila it is a one hour flight to Puerto Princesa, Palawan
About $100 return.
Once you are in Palawan, we can arrange your van ride to Port Barton and the boat ride from Port Barton to us at Wild Dharma.
Manila Airport has 4 different terminals. So best to make sure which one you land in and which one your flight to Palawan is leaving from.
All Cebu pacific flight are to and from terminal 3.
It can be a little difficult to get between the terminals in a hurry so if you have booked flights with other airlines please make sure you have time to get between terminals if you have to.
There are shuttles between the terminals but depending on traffic it can be slow.
For convenience sake I recommend trying to land and leave from the same terminal.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS IN PALAWAN.
There are many,
The most popular and accessible places to visit close to us is Palawan’s famous underground river. And the islands near El Nido.
If you would like us to, we can help organise a visit to one or both of these places.
You will need to allocate at least 2 days for El Nido and at least one for the underground river.
There is no internet on our beach and minimal cell phone coverage.
So expect to be off grid for the time you are with us.
The weather will be warm to hot. The seas calm and crystal clear.
We are in the tropics so expect all things tropical, including mosquitos.
So bring your mozzy repellant and long sleeve shirts.
All your beds have mosquito nets.
It is quite possible you will snorkel everyday as we have lovely coral gardens right off the beach. We recommend you bring your own snorkel gear though we do have some here.
There will be walks into the rainforest and since there are no tracks we have to follow the creeks so bring suitable footwear for this.
Thongs are ok though can get a little slippery when wet.
The same rules apply as the rest of Asia.
Don’t drink water from the taps, better to drink bottled or filtered water.
Food is generally fine though common sense will tell you if something looks a little old.
AUD$1 = 34 pesos (approximately)
There are ATM’s at the in Puerto Princesa.
And many places to exchange Aust cash to pesos.
As with everywhere else airport exchange rates are not good so don’t change too much there.
ATM’s outside of Puerto Princesa are rare and none in Port Barton. So best to get all the cash you will need before leaving Puerto Princesa.