Body as Earth

LABYRINTH TO THE SOUL

an intentional retreat

6 – 8 January 2023 

Sambali beach farm – zambales, philippines

an intentional retreat

LABYRINTH

TO THE SOUL

6 – 8 January 2023
Sambali beach farm – zambalEs, philippines

An intentional retreat to connect and integrate the deeper parts of yourself

In collaboration with Sambali Beach Farm in Zambales, we are offering an intentional and unique retreat to start 2023 from a place of wholeness.

Curated and guided by somatic therapist and embodiment facilitator Chloe Calderon Chotrani of Body as Earth, featuring breathwork facilitator Reef Liggayu of Breathwork PH.

Join us on a contemplative journey filled with an embodiment workshop to ground our bodies, supercharged with transformational breathwork session on the mountains, a ceremonial evening with cacao to elate our spirits, and integration support and care.

All these enhanced by incredible nature of Mount Calib-ungan, Stream of Life, and nourishing farm to table meals tailored for the retreat by Teahouse at Sambali Beach Farm.

Only 3 hours away from Manila for 1 weekend with only 12 slots.

Navigate 2023 from a Place of Wholeness

On January 6th – 8th; time and space will be purely for you to deep dive into your intentions for 2023, and for you to be supported on your journey.

This time is useful for letting go of habits that no longer serve us, and moving forward into the new cycle with a renewed commitment to a soul aligned way of living

The labyrinth is an ancient symbol of wholeness. Its journey represents the turns, tumbles, triggers, tides, and struggles of our existence. 

This retreat is designed, coded, and structured in a way to bring us into deeper connection to our bodies, anchor us into our breathing, intentional grounding with nature, and a sacred space set aside to connect with our soul or higher self. 

As we await a new year and cycle, we continue to navigate the whirlwind of living. Labyrinth to the Soul is here for you to connect and integrate the deeper parts of yourself to feel whole from within.

We are thrilled to welcome you to Labyrinth to the Soul! 

What’s
Included



  • Opening and closings are important markers of transition.

    We will be opening the retreat with an Intention Circle where will connect with our core purpose and intention for 2023. This will be done through guided meditation, movement to clear the body, and a journaling practice.

    We will close the retreat with an Integration Circle that will help us bring the lessons and insights from the retreat into our lives. This will be held at the Stream of Life, we will have a water cleansing ceremony and collective sharing.

    Lead by Chloe, a trained somatic therapist and embodiment guide.



  • We usually perceive nature as outside of us, yet it can also be found within. This is a movement journey to rediscover your inner nature.

    Transform and deepen your relationship with your body, as you access a natural state of fluidity through movement.

    Guided by Chloe, you’ll engage in movement exercises that aim to strengthen your mind-body connection, regulate your nervous system, and invite vitality.

    Through this embodiment journey, you can begin to find alignment, gain tools for emotional regulation, and learn to see your body as a vessel for processing the world.



  • Breathwork will be guided by our featured facilitator, Reef.

    Reef grows microgreens, makes art of varying disciplines, & teaches breathwork; but above all, he seeks to be most himself.

    His breathwork encompasses a holistic & scientific approach, combining the practices of Oxygen Advantage & Breathwork Africa, and defines breathwork itself as the art of conscious breathing — knowing how to breathe, in the right context, at the right time.

    Cueing every session are the lessons of how to properly breathe (biomechanics) and the physiology that behaves like waves (biochemistry), followed by a guided active-meditation, then closed with a minute Breathing Break to take home.

    Benefits of Breathwork

    — strengthen mental focus

    — manage stress

    — stifle anxiety & panic attacks

    — increase stamina

    — boost immune system

    — optimize health & performance

    — process unresolved emotions

    — become immune to overwhelm



  • Ceremony

    Since the time of indigenous caretaking of the land, ceremony has been known to be a bridge to nature. A way to connect us deeper to earth. Ceremonies are the bridge to balance the modern and ancient, they help us feel more whole, aligned, and connected on a mind-body and soul level.

    Working at spiritual levels helps us to realise that there is deeper meaning in our experience and even in our trauma.

    In this ceremony, there will be guided meditations, communing with the spirit of cacao, and an intentionally structured flow to bring us deeper into an embodied and spiritual experience.

    Cacao

    Cacao Ceremonies have existed for thousands years in the Amazonian and Mayan traditions. Through the Spaniards, cacao seeds have migrated and made their way to the Philippine islands. In our region, the Philippines has adopted cacao as part of our everyday, and we have discovered natural methods (tablea) to preserve it at its highest quality.



  • All meals will be directly harvested and prepared by the Teahouse at Sambali Beach Farm, where we will be staying.

    It is purely organic, wholesome, and mainly vegetarian and pescatarian.

    Vegan or only vegetarian options are available. Dietary restrictions will be gathered.

    Food will be served daily at the following times:

    8am – 10am: Breakfast
    1pm – 3pm: Lunch
    7pm – 9pm: Dinner

    *Our last lunch at Sundowners Beach Club is not part of the retreat costs; as it is outside of Sambali Beach Farm. This will be at your own expense. Kindly be prepared with cash for one meal or for alternative additional expenses



  • A beautiful nature preserve that we will be hiking through. It is a very simple and basic hike, accessible to almost everybody. We will be doing our breathwork workshop here amidst sunset on the first day.



  • We will be holding our Integration Circle at a beautiful stream near by the beach farm. We will enjoy our last morning here, in the cleansing and clear streams.



  • This journey will take approximately 3 hours. A private van will be organised to and from Manila to Zambales

    Departure

    Pick up will be at Shell Magallanes in Manila on January 6th at 6am

    Arrival

    Drop off will be at Shell Magallanes in Manila on January 8th, between 6pm – 8pm



  • We will be staying at the Guesthouse of Sambali Beach Farm in Zambales.

    Founded in 2020, The Guest House is an extension of Sambali Beach Farm at the SBF Annex. The property originally housed livestock and plant beds, but was renovated as an accommodation for farm guests and trainees.

    Located just behind the main farm, it is a 5-minute walk to the beach. The building includes a screened patio for guests to enjoy and may be booked for private events.

    You may also find yummy food at the Teahouse & Kitchenette on-site.

We will do our best to assure a safely held healing space throughout, intentional containers for our evolution and growth during the weekend, inclusivity for all kinds of people, and co-creating beautiful memories that we can remember even after the retreat.

Pricing



  • Garden Room at Sambali Beach Farm

    4 pax: Php 12,876 (13% off each)*

    2 pax: Php 13,764 (7% off each)

    1 pax: Php 14,800

    More Photos and information of the Garden Rooms

    Garden Rooms have a maximum capacity of 4 pax per room.
    If the booking is for 2 pax, the room will be occupied by only 2.
    If the booking is for 1 pax, it will be shared with 1 more person.

    BOOK BY 23 DEC 2022

    Inclusive of:
    Shared garden room with balcony

    Two-way transportation Manila- Zambales

    2 Workshops

    • Breathwork at Mt. Calib-ungan

    • Oceanic Body: Movement Workshop

    2 Ceremonies

    • Cacao Ceremony at Sambali

    • Water Ceremony at Stream of Life

    2 Circles

    • Intention Circle (Opening)

    • Integration Circle (Closing)

    2 Tours

    • Visit to Mt. Calib-ungan

    • Visit to Stream of Life

    7 meals

    • All organic vegetarian and pescetarian meals from Teahouse Sambali



  • No accommodation, no transportation. For those who lives at Zambales and or arrange their own accomodation.

    BOOK BY 30 DEC 2022

    Inclusive of

    • Intention Circle (Opening)

    • Breathwork at Mt. Calib-ungan

    • Oceanic Body at Sambali

    • Cacao Ceremony at Sambali

    • Water Ceremony at Stream of Life

    • 7 organic meals from Teahouse

    • Integration Circle (Closing)

Your contribution goes to the farmland, creative labor, transportation to bring us from city to islands, the intentional therapeutic safe space holding, beautiful new memories, and the lasting change it will have on your life.

Your role is to simply show up.

add on



  • This is for people seeking a deeper connection with their bodies, nervous system regulation, and deep states of rest and recovery.

    Do you experience separation between the mind and body? Chronic stress, anxiety, pain, trauma, or burn out? Do you need support for body ailments or additional support for medical treatment? Is it challenging for you to receive help or to stay emotionally balanced?

    Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) may be supportive for you.

    Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle non-invasive, hands-on session for the whole body. Performed on a massage table, the client is fully clothed and the practitioner touch is light and still. The session focus is to support the inherent health of the whole being, especially the nervous system. The nervous system dictates all of the body’s functioning, constantly sending and receiving information.

    The Biodynamic approach has evolved into a remarkable body therapy that has created a highly-skilled way of listening to the body’s inherent health expressions.

    The therapist typically looks for and encourages the forces of health to set the priorities of the session and to bring about natural adjustments from within the body’s own resources.

    Php 2,200 per person for a 90 minute session



  • Explore Geometry in Dance with movement instructor Forest Liggayu.

    Have you ever seen the circles within your cup, the rectangles within your gadgets, the patterns within a flower? Everything around us has their own shape’s within them.

    Forest shares how he see shapes everywhere, how he uses them in movement, how he takes inspiration from the things around and how you can too.

    Forest Liggayu is a multidisciplinary artist, who uses his knowledge in fine arts and geometry as concepts in his dance. He loves to open the minds of his students by teaching them how to look closer at things they see or do – and use those as inspiration.

    P400 per person for a 60 minute workshop



  • Sambali Beach Farm has a thriving farm, which is served during your meals. Explore the farm more by taking a 45 minute tour.

    P1,000 for 5 10 pax
    P1,500 for 10 pax or more



  • Kindly refer to the retreat itinerary before adding activities, so as not to overwhelm your schedule.

    Here are some additional activities to consider. You may also extend your stay, if you have capacity to!

    Bookings can be done on-site.

    1. Farm Tour (P1,000 for 5-10 pax, P1,500 for 10 pax or more)

    2. Paddleboard & Kayak Rental (Available: 6 Kayaks, 2 Paddleboards)

    3. Motorbike Lesson & Bike Rental (Road bikes, or Enduro bikes for trails)

    4. Electric Bike Rental (3 bikes)

    5. Surf Lessons (4 surfboards)

    6. Yoga Class

    8. Tours to multiple streams

    9. Bonfire

    10. Mountain Biking Tours

    11. Island Hopping Tours

Sambali Beach Farm. Zambales, Philippines

6 – 8 January 2023

Retreat Program

Friday | 6th

  • Journey Manila to Zambales

  • Check-in at Sambali Beach Farm

  • Lunch

  • Intention Circle

  • Sunset at Mount Calib-ungan

  • Breathwork at Mount Calib-ungan

  • Dinner

Saturday | 7th

  • Breakfast

  • Oceanic Body: Movement Workshop

  • Lunch

  • Rest or optional add-on sessions

  • Sunset Cacao Ceremony

  • Supper

Sunday | 8th

  • Breakfast

  • Visit to Stream of Life

  • Integration Circle & Water Ceremony

  • Check out from Sambali Beach Farm

  • Lunch at Sundowners Beach Club *

  • Journey from Zambales to Manila

About the facilitators

Chloe

Chloe spent her youth deep in the study of world movement forms; from the underground dance scenes of Metro Manila to traditional forms in West Africa, to the downtown dance scene in New York, and her travels around Southeast Asia. 

Having grown up with selective mutism, difficulty of speaking was an invitation for Chloe to express through her body instead of her voice. She was intrigued and enlivened by dancing and found deep joyous healing in dancing and movement. 

On the deepest level,

change

always involves the body.

Dancing as her main refuge; her deep listening skills were refined, her somatic (body) intelligence was sharpened, and her intuitive attuning was precise.

Today, Chloe specialises in bridging the mind body split and is now able to comfortably speak without difficulty and continues to share the healing power of the body through embodiment workshops.


Reef

Reef grows microgreens, makes art of varying disciplines, & teaches breathwork; but above all, he seeks to be most himself.

His breathwork encompasses a holistic & scientific approach, combining the practices of Oxygen Advantage & Breathwork Africa, and defines breathwork itself as the art of conscious breathing — knowing how to breathe, in the right context, at the right time.

The mind masters the senses;

the breath masters the  mind.

Cueing every session are the lessons of how to properly breathe (biomechanics) and the physiology that behaves like waves (biochemistry), followed by a guided active-meditation, then closed with a minute Breathing Break to take home.

Who is this for? 

This is for you if you are seeking:

  • Embodiment (connection to body) guidance by a trained therapist/facilitator.

  • Deeper connection to breathwork as a tool for nervous system regulation.

  • Nourishment through healthy farm-to-table meals and beautiful nature.

  • A contemplative and intentional way to start 2023. 

  • Safe space holding for you to relax and receive (especially for givers!).

  • Time for yourself to reconnect, recharge, and renew to start the year right. 

  • Exploration of yourself in new ways, yet with some guidance. 

  • Seeking to feel whole. There may be parts of you that feel fragmented or separated.

  • After the December frenzy, time for yourself to wind down, and be more contemplative.

  • No planning – please do all the planning for me! I just want to show up. 

Questions? Get In Touch!


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+65 9651 7446

Sambali Beach Farm

more about

Founded in 2000 by Ching Camara, Sambali is an organic, sustainable beach farm that produces various vegetables, livestock, and other products manufactured in-house. The property spans 8 hectares and is set in the local fishing village of Danacbunga in Botolan, Zambales.

The farm began as a small garden for the beach house, with plants and trees that were useful for the Camara Family’s consumption, like garden herbs and vegetables, and some of their trees as building materials.

The demand for Sambali’s produce grew gradually over the years and it is now a full-fledged beach farm catering to many people and their organic needs

About The Guest House

Founded in 2020, The Guest House is an extension of Sambali Beach Farm at the SBF Annex. The property originally housed livestock and plant beds, but was renovated as an accommodation for farm guests and trainees.

Located just behind the main farm, it is a 5-minute walk to the beach. The building includes a screened patio for guests to enjoy and may be booked for private events.

You may also find yummy food at the Teahouse & Kitchenette on-site.

Garden Room Villa

Garden Rooms have a maximum capacity of 4 pax per room.
If the booking is for 2 pax, the room will be occupied by only 2.
If the booking is for 1 pax, it will be shared with 1 more person.

Each room has its own toilet, shower, and a veranda with a gorgeous view of the garden.

It is a 3-5 minute walk to the beach, a 1 minute walk to the café, and a 3 minute walk to the Dambana Hermitage.

Amenities: Cable TV, air-conditioning, mini fridge, hot & cold water dispenser in common area, complimentary instant coffee & tea

*Globe at Home WiFi is available upon request at P50 per router, to be loaded by Sambali Beach Farm / by guests via GCash

The Healing Cottage

The Healing Cottage is beach front and has 2 rooms, and fits 4 people comfortably. The master bedroom has a couch and a queen bed, with a veranda overlooking the beach. The second room also has a queen bed, a pull-out, and a veranda overlooking the garden.

It is located within the main farm property and includes an open field, beach shed, and private bahay kubo for guests to enjoy.

Inclusions: Air conditioning, cable TV, fridge, hot & cold water dispenser, toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste), bath & beach towels, coffee & tea

*WiFi NOT available