January 10, 2019

Lotus Shores in Siargao: A Yoga, Surfers, and Farm Retreat

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  • At Lotus Shores, everything is oriented towards the spiritual essence of yoga.

    Lotus Shores releases a restful vibe that’s perfect for every visitor who wants to witness the quiet side of the island after engaging in some activities around

    Tucked away in a serene spot covered with dense vegetation dominated by trees of the municipality of General Luna in Siargao, Lotus Shores is a go-to resort for yogis to experience life beyond the physical aspect.

    It is also a surf and a farm retreat center for every seeker, surfer, and backpacker on the island who wants to feel and enjoy the vibration in a more soothing way.

    There is a pool where you can take a rejuvenating dip in for a while or just have a good read by it to pass time 

    Founder Louise Isobel shared that the outlying yet accessible space is intended for guests to align their inner selves during their stay.

    “The place is dedicated to the remembrance of our true nature,” she said. “And the energy they will experience here is very conducive to the realization that is at the end of the teaching of yoga.”

    The resort itself indeed displays a beautiful landscape of nature for every guests to appreciate

    Lotus Shores has a dojo that is thoroughly designed to make the practice of yoga as comfortable and effective as possible.

    There are resident teachers who facilitate two to four classes daily, following the traditions or lineages of yoga such as Raja Yoga (The Kingly Path), Bhakti Yoga (The Path of Devotion), and the Shaktivism (Awakening to the Divine Feminine). These all provide the tools to transform the self and the commune.

    Other immersion programs, retreats, and teacher training are also conducted.

    This is the best place to have your yoga practices

    Meanwhile, there are various types of room offered at the resort: Villa (Php 4200 per night), which is a blend of Filipino and Japanese architecture, and a great option for couples, groups, or small families (children over 10yrs); Private Room (Php 2000 per night), which is Zen-inspired, spacious, and minimalist; Dorms (Php 1300 per bed), which are shared by three persons each room, separately for men, women, and both.

    They provide comfortable beds for guests to complete enjoy their stay

    Each person who chooses to stay in the dorm is provided with a single bed, mosquito net, side tables and dresser

    Moreover, Lotus Shore houses a whole-food, plant-based café and restaurant named as Kali Ma Cafe.

    Kali Ma Cafe is the in-house restaurant of Lotus Shores

    Here, they source their produce from their own growing vegetable garden and the island’s organic farms. Guests may try the best-seller Eggplant Lasagna (Php 400) for a fully-vegan meal.

    Eggplant Lasagna (Php 400)

    Also read: Kermit Siargao Resort: The Best Surf Camp in the Island

    Visit Lotus Shores in Purok 5 Poblacion, General Luna Siargao, Surigao Del Norte. For more information, you may contact them at 0998-569-6928 or send an email to lotusshores@gmail.com. Also visit their website at www.lotusshores.com, or social media accounts, Facebook and Instagram

    This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s December 2018 issue.
    Featured image courtesy of Lotus Shores.

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