Yoga Retreat Palawan Island FAQ
Q: I have noticed that there are some body-based movements and yoga during this Yoga vacation Palawan. I am not very physical, and nervous I might be either embarrassed or simply not know what to do.
A: The exercises you will be taught are gentle and yin-centered, meaning that they will work with any body type and level of physicality. You will sweat a little, shake a little, and get your heart rate up a little, but participants of all ages and all health backgrounds have participated in my classes in the past without any problems. You will be well taken care of and helped with your personal level of physicality. There are plenty opportunities for rest and relaxation. this is what this Yoga vacation Palawan is about - finding the perfect balance between movement, rest and just Being.
Q: I have no experience in Yoga, is this Yoga retreat Palawan suitable for me?
A: The yoga classes are a blend of a gentle and dynamic yoga postures. The retreat welcomes ALL levels of practice, experienced yogis, beginners and those who have never practiced before might find a new love of the practice. Being a small group is to better personalise the classes and the attention given to each participant. Classes will be adjusted to the level of the participants - they will work for everyone.
Q: I have never dived before, but i would like to discover, is it possible to attend the Diving Yoga vacation Palawan?
A: The yoga vacation Palawan is open to all levels of divers, whether you are an experienced diver or have never dived before. during diving trips we will arrange the group in ways that new divers will learn the basics of diving (discover scuba diving) and join our experienced divers for some of the dives.
Q: What if i love all the activities and want to register for the Yoga vacation Palawan but do not want to dive?
A: Sure you can! during the diving trips, there will always be an activity for the non divers - you will join us by boat and can snorkel or swim and explore stunning islands!
Q: Must I participate in all physical activities during the retreat?
A: This Yoga vacation Palawan is all about you. Therefore, all classes and activities are completely optional. Hey, and if you need to take it easy one morning, or not participate in a certain activity - please, listen to your body and do only what feels good for you, in that moment.
Q: Can i bring a friend/partner who doesn't want to participate in the yoga classes?
A: Absolutely! Non-participants are always welcome. All classes are voluntary and there is always plenty of activities (or total relaxation) that can be enjoyed during the retreat in place of one of the yoga classes.
Q: I noticed there is meditation. I've never meditated before, and am not sure how it will be for me?
A: During this Yoga retreat Palawan, you will learn some mindfulness meditation practices to help you slow down and quiet your mind. with this extra spaciousness, you will be able to more clearly see and learn more about yourself and the ways you have traditionally reacted and will gain greater control over how you see, react to and respond from your emotions.
Q: What if I'm a single traveler?
A: Great! You are very welcomed! You can share a cottage with a fellow solo traveler of the same sex, or you can book your own cottage.
Q: I am a woman traveling alone, do i need to be worried?
A: Palawan Island is very tourist friendly, clean and safe and offers wonderful food, and as I'm currently living here I can help and recommend great places for you to enjoy & visit!
Q: How do i register?
A: Sign up by using the "Register" button at the bottom of the Yoga retreat Palawan Island page. It will take you through filling out an information form, shortly after you will receive an email with a deposit payment link through Paypal or bank transfer. Your spot for the retreat will be reserved as soon as the payment has been received. Once confirmed, you will then receive a welcome email as well as travel information you may need for your retreat destination.
Philippines Travel FAQ
Q: How do I reach Palawan Island by air?
A: The easiest way is to fly directly to El Nido. using AirSWIFT, offering daily roundtrip flights from Manila to El Nido and Cebu to El Nido. Flight tickets can be purchased online.
Another option is to fly to Puerto Princesa (PPS) and from there take a 6 hour minivan to El Nido. Van to El Nido can be booked from Puerto Princesa airport or any hotel or travel agent in town.
Q: Will there be someone to pick me up from El Nido town to the resort?
A: Yes. A complimentary pick up will be arranged from El Nido town to the resort and back on the first and last day of the retreat.
Q: Do I need a visa ?
A: The Philippines allows foreigners from most nationalities to enter the country without a visa. You will receive a FREE Visa travel for 30 days which can be extended for an additional 29 days (extensions can be done at the immigration office in Puerto Princesa).
For more information please visit: http://www.immigration.gov.ph
Make sure that you have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date or you will be turned away from your departing city. You must also have proof of a return ticket.
Q: What if I would like to arrive earlier?
A: That's a great idea. Arriving early to Palawan island will allow you to adjust to the time difference and culture, while also allowing you to rejuvenate from the long fight and travel. contact me and I can recommend of some great places to stay. Staying late will allow to fully integrate your gifts from the retreat and to settle into yourself before making the journey home. This will also give you ample time to book those extra day trips and travel around Palawan!
Q: What is the weather like?
A: Tropical climate throughout the year - the average daily temperature is 29 °C (84 °F) and the water temperature this time of year will be around 28 °C (82 °F). The dry season lasts from end November to June and the rainy season from mid/end June to October. Days are blue sky and sunny with a lovely sea breeze blowing all the time. Nights can be slightly chilly. bring a shawl or something to cover yourself up in case you tend to get cold.
Q: What is best to pack for the Yoga retreat Palawan?
A: Light, comfortable and loose clothing that breathe but can also protect you from the sun. Sleeves or a light jacket is also helpful in the evenings if it gets chilly. Bring your own sun screen lotion and mosquito repellent, and you can always purchase some once arrived. Bathing suit , comfortable clothes for yoga, dance and movement exercises, your personal yoga props, sweat towels for practice, sarong, t-shirt for snorkelling, plug adapters/converters, book, journal.
Q: What is the currency?
A: The currency is Philippine Peso (PHP). You can bring your own currency over and convert it at a local bank on the island (there are many banks in Manila and Puerto Princesa and two banks in El Nido town), or use ATM machines to withdraw Philippine currency - please note that in El Nido town there are only 3 ATM machines and they are not always functional or sometimes run out of money. Most shops do not accept credit cards.
Q: What is the electrical currency/outlet on Palawan Island?
A: Palawan's electricity runs at 220V. Adapters will be necessary if you are bringing any electrical items such as camera, laptop, iphone, kindle etc.