Experience the intricate and soulful connection between nature, plant-based, wholefood diet, yoga, meditation, and luxury spa treatments at this one-of-a kind retreat. All these elements bring the right energy together that are sure to strip away years of stress, and send you back home rejuvenated and more connected to your inner-self.
Let Christina guide you on a holistic daily journey through asana, pranayama, mindfulness meditation and intention, that will develop a strong sense of balance, calm and personal awareness in you. Looking at health in a holistic way, Christina incorporates aspects from a variety of different modalities, Yoga Medicine®, Mindfulness and Meditation, Myofascial Release and Integrative Nutrition® in a customized way to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
The Farm at San Benito is an ideal retreat destination that rests on 50 hectares of lush green jungle, with stunning views of the majestic mountains. The pure and fresh air with positive life-giving energy radiating around the property leave you full of vitality and clarity. Additionally, you will be eating award-winning gourmet, living, raw vegan food cuisine from ingredients that are grown and produced fresh from the property itself.
All of the above combined with medical consultations and tests that track your progress over the week, health talks, myofascial release workshop, nature walks, cooking demonstrations, sound healing / nada yoga evening led by a guest teacher, flower mandala arrangement class, and luxury accommodation make this a retreat of a lifetime !
One-on-One Medical Consultation & Holistic Health Conversation
Enjoy a consultation with a member of the Farm’s powerhouse medical team who are all board-certified, licensed, conventional medical doctors. Each doctor embarked on international studies in their respective fields of interest in natural medicine after their post-graduate medical studies.
Upon confirming your reservation, you will be sent a medical health questionnaire which you will be required to fill out prior to your visit to the Farm. This will help the doctors focus the discussion on your health concerns and health goals as well as your clinical history to help identify the root cause of your health challenges. The session will help you find ways to move forward and achieve wellness in your every-day life, and bring harmony to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.
Live Blood Analysis
A Live Blood Analysis will be conducted upon check-in, and is an analysis of one tiny drop of blood drawn from your finger and visualized under a special microscope. You’ll be able to observe and appreciate a real-time visual representation of your live blood components, which in turn provides a guide to specific lifestyle adjustments required in order to improve the health of your blood and body function. It’s a rare chance to visually see exactly what’s going on under the surface.
Body Composition Analysis
A Body Composition Analysis will be conducted upon check-in, and is a measurement of the body composition that includes muscle mass, external body fat, visceral fat, body mass index (BMI), basal metabolic rate (BMR), and body age.
It is a bioelectrical impedance analyzer, which measures the differences in the flow of electricity in the water phase, muscle, bone, and body fat. Body composition analysis is a good guide in determining the need and type of changes required to attain optimum health and wellbeing. Your Body Composition Analysis will be measured when you check-in, and again when you check-out enabling you to track the positive changes to your body.
Organic farm-to-table meals from award winning gourmet Vegan restaurant, Alive!: The word “mouth-watering” is rarely used to describe vegan cuisine, but you can expect nothing less from one of Asia’s first and best vegan restaurants, Alive! The Farm at San Benito is renowned for its plant-based vegan cuisine that uses fresh ingredients grown from its own organic farm. The gourmet, living, raw vegan cuisine is rich in phytonutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants that are guaranteed to make you feel amazing. The restaurant practices innovative food preparations, offering raw and cooked culinary creations that aid in improving digestion, purging toxins, and optimizing nutrition. All meals are calorie-counted, and will send you back feeling and looking lighter. Please see here for sample menu.
Daily Yoga, Guided Meditation, Breathwork, Myofascial Release and Workshops with Christina: Christina will lead daily classes that include yin/restorative yoga, thoughtfully creative vinyasa flow, alignment aware Hatha yoga, breathwork, and guided meditations that will release layers of stress and tension from your body. With over 1000 hours of advanced training in various styles of yoga she has recently developed a modality, MyoYoga, incorporating myofascial release and yoga in an intelligent way to maximize the benefits of both. This method combines the best from her various studies for a powerful practice that is beneficial to overall physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Learn how fascia plays an important part in your overall health and wellness and how to nourish your fascia to improve overall well-being. Please click here for more information on Christina Maningo.
Sound healing / Nada Yoga evening led by guest teacher, Lee Grane: Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Sound is a profound tool that bypasses the limitations of the mind and allows one to experience higher states of awareness and deeper states of rest. It is a tangible way of experiencing pure vibrations in the physical world. Let Lee Grane guide you on a magical evening of Nada Yoga, and art-form that she has been perfecting since she travelled to the Himalayan foothills of Rishikesh in Northern India, to study classical Indian music, Bhajans, Sanskrit Mantras under the tutelage of Indian Master Teachers. She completed her 200Hr training at the Nada Yoga School. Lee Grane is also an artist, with over 15 years of professional experience in performing concerts and shows internationally. She is a singer/songwriter whose voice and music evokes an ethereal quality that has the ability to transport and captivate listeners deeply into the world of sound. Please click here for more information on Lee Grane.
Food Preparation Class: Join executive Chef of Alive! Restaurant for a culinary class where you can learn preparation methods and secret recipes to incorporate into your daily routine!
Internationally-Acclaimed Medical Spa Treatments: Enjoy a 20% discount on all treatments of your choice from either the Healing Sanctuary that will restore balance and peace to your mind and spirit, the Holistic Sanctuary, where nature and medicine converge to stimulate you into complete healing , or the Aqua Sanctuary where you can re-energize with hydrotherapy treatments. Complete list of treatments.
The Farm at San Benito is a 5-star holistic medical wellness resort located in Lipa, Batangas, a 90-minute drive south of Manila, Philippines. It rests on 50 hectares of lush green jungle, with a stunning view of the majestic mountains, pure and fresh air with clear and positive life-giving energy radiating around the property. The Farm’s world-class facilities and services have made it a recipient of 53 prestigious international accolades for its holistic healing programs, signature treatments, luxurious amenities, and innovative live cuisine as well as being voted “The Best Medical Wellness Resort in the World.” With only 33 exclusive suites and villas, a well-maintained property, world-class service, and the Filipinos’ nurturing touch, The Farm offers guests an unparalleled life changing experience. Visit website for more details.
Optional 3-Day customized detox program: We highly recommend doing a 3-Day detox which will amplify the benefits of the week’s program and range from weight loss, clearer skin, deeper sleep, a shrunken stomach, reduced cravings, and much more. The cleanse will be closely supervised by medical doctors and includes a juice diet, 1 coffee infused colonic, 1 enema treatment, and a 60 minute acqua lymphatic clearing treatment. The juices will be combined with partial meals to ensure participants have enough to energy to participate in all the activities as per the daily schedule. The Farm serves several combinations of juices to provide a variety of nutrients and antioxidants that will help the different organs in the detoxification and repair of the body. The entire program is designed to rest and reset your digestive system, and eliminate toxins from the body leaving you with an increased sense of lightness and energy levels in the mind. Click here for more details.
(*) Daily schedule and activities subject to change depending on weather conditions etc.
* Guests travelling alone can choose a shared room, and we will match you up based on guest profile. Higher category rooms are available upon request. All rates inclusive of applicable taxes and service charge.
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