Yoga, Surf, & Farm Retreat
Lotus Shores is a space dedicated to the exploration of each person’s unique place and purpose in this world. This is the realization of Yoga: the embodiment of our highest potential, in service of the whole, attained through consistent, dedicated, and intentional self-effort and inquiry.
The way of life at the retreat is arranged to support Self discovery through the practices of Yoga. They awaken the wisdom innate to the body, mind, and heart. The diversity of our classes and offerings are scheduled in a way that follows the natural rhythms of the mind-body, creating an opportunity to immerse and become steeped in this way of being. Every day, we offer a minimum of four classes , each with a different focus: yang and yin movement, pranayama, meditation, sound healing, kirtan, etc. This allows us to run a year-round immersion program, that any person of background or level of practice can begin, at any time, for a minimum of three days, on their own or with companions. More information here.
Nestled in the jungles of the wave-fringed island that is Siargao, we are given the sacred opportunity to practice deep listening and find deep rest. Preserving as much of the natural landscape, the retreat features large gardens, open spaces and architecture inspired by a combination of traditional and minimalist styles. The dedicated spaces for practice (Durga Temple and Yoga Dojo) and communal areas (Kali Ma Cafe & Restaurant) hold a grandeur that leads the mind towards the infinite. The comfortable and minimalist interior of the accommodation inspire clarity of mind and and the inward turning of one’s awareness.
Simplicity and comfort create the conditions so that one can journey inward-- doing away with both experiences of excess or lack which bind the mind to the senses, the greatest obstacle to the inward journey to the Self.
YOGA IN THE PHILIPPINES
The retreat is a space where visitors can experience the healing power of the island and the warmth and light-hearted spirit of the Filipino people, in a way that inspires and supports the unfolding of our higher identity: as the compassionate, loving, blissful observer of this beautiful Lila (divine, cosmic play).