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Meditate within the city: Soul Sierra

Soul Sierra is a wellness center that offers overnight accommodation in Cebu City. You don’t have to travel far to meditate.

Soul Sierra
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All the stress from the current Covid-19 situation has gotten everyone wired up. It does not help that travel these days are restricted and no one is exempt from the community quarantine.

When all this hopefully blows over and you wish to unwind somewhere and meditate without being too far, Soul Sierra might be the perfect spot for you.

Soul Sierra Cebu

Located at the far north of Busay in Barangay Babag, Soul Sierra is one of the most accessible gardens here in Cebu city. The stunning and aesthetic landscape of the scene will move you to introspection. It is also a very picturesque location, so any Instagram enthusiast would have a ball taking photos in this place.

Soul Sierra offers wellness retreats that will clean away your dirty energy and give you a holistic healing for mind, body and spirit. The place also provides curated healing methods and activities such as cacao ceremonies, a yoga or fitness class, Reiki, massage treatment and sound healing.

Services in Soul Sierra

  • Cacao ceremony

Kymberly Maitland-Smith, the social entrepreneur who founded Soul Sierra, advocates for cacao ceremony, an old ritual that originates to Mayan and Aztec traditions. She said it is a great avenue to silence the mind while connecting to the wisdom and spirit within you. 

They use pure cacao in Soul Sierra, which is used for awakening, inner healing, and creative guidance as well as for spiritual, ceremonial and medicinal purposes. During the ceremony, guests are made to sit in a circle. They will set intentions, pray, sing together with music or sound healing, share their thoughts depending on the ceremony master, consume the cacao together and perform a group dance.

  • Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese practice which promotes energy healing. It is an alternative medicine for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki practitioners place their hands either directly on you or above you to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities. This technique is called “palm healing” or “hands-on healing”.

  • Sound healing

Sound healing or sound bath uses vibrational sound therapy. It uses special sounds to produce vibrations and incorporates it with musical instruments, such as crystal bowl and gemstone bowl. This is done with mellow repetitive vibrations at different frequencies bringing focus away from thoughts – all while the guest is lying or sitting –  to bathe their energetic space. 

  • Day Pool

Soul Sierra understands the value of a real and quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the regular life at the city. For their Daily Wellness Package, one can spend the day by the pool and enjoy a tour in their huge home garden that is well-maintained. You can also observe the in-house activities that happen by the pool on some days.

  • Overnight Accommodation

Soul Sierra also offers overnight stay options that come with vegetarian food options, massage, and a Yoga or fitness session included. One can avail of their Overnight Wellness Package and stay at one of the four Zen-inspired bedroom suites with a view of nature, then use and meditate in the small gym, roof terrace, spa and yoga studio. As a guest, you can customize your own retreat based on your needs.

Prices start from Php 10,000.00 a night. It is a little expensive if you compare it with other places; but what makes it worthwhile is that the overall wellness experience you will get here during your stay is something that is not offered anywhere else. Their amenities and in-house activities are also what separate Soul Sierra from the rest. 

Soul Sierra Menu

Soul Sierra offers delicious plant-based meals and tasty elixirs prepared by its plant-based chef and the founder’s sister, Divine Maitland-Smith. Since all of their food options are vegan, it is important to tell the staff of your existing allergies.

Soul Sierra Garden

True to their promise of bringing tranquillity to the soul, Soul Sierra opens its garden that allows you to commune with nature. For Php300, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, a croissant, and a panoramic view filled with blooming flowers and plants. 

The garden is a natural art exhibition. The flora that teems here are carefully selected flowers and are well-maintained by the staff. Cleanliness is strictly observed here as it is believed to be an integral part of the meditative experience. There aren’t a lot of people here, so a quiet time with the lovely vegetation surrounding you is guaranteed here.

Soul Sierra also has its own private place to hold events and celebrations.

Soul Sierra contact details

For reservations and inquiries, you may contact them at 09178976322. You can also visit their Facebook Page for updates and events.

How to get to Soul Sierra

The exact location of Soul Sierra is at Babag Uno, Busay, Cebu City. It is 3km after Temple of Leah and 20-30 minutes away from JY Square Mall. You will reach the only chapel with a road going right. Take that road for about 600m, and you will have reached the place.

To get there via jeepneys, ride one going to Busay coded 04L or 04H and tell the driver to drop you off to JY Square. From there, ride a habal-habal and tell the driver to drop you off to Soul Sierra. One-way fare is Php100 per person. Since Soul Sierra is quite remote, getting there via private transportation is preferable.

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