Atmosphere on a brown beach in Dauin, just by Mount TalinisWellnessYoga

Does it have to be white?

We live on a brown beach. When you ask people what their favorite color is, they rarely say “brown”. Yet, many wonderful things that we love so much are brown in color; chocolate, coffee and in my case Marmite J.Whilst Marmite is a matter of opinion, we often equate coffee and chocolate to luxury and indulgence. What could be better than a fine creamy Italian coffee or a rich smooth…
Rae Collins
11th December 2014
Spa treatments from the SeaWellnessYoga

Spa treatments from the Sea

Recently at The Sanctuary Spa at Atmosphere, we have had an increase in bookings for our Algotherm facials, it was definitely our top selling treatment during the summer. Originally when I was conducting the research for the spa products that we would use in The Sanctuary Spa, many considerations came to mind. I am a lover of all things natural and it was important for me to source a product…
Rae Collins
8th October 2014
The Young OnesWellnessYoga

The Young Ones

As I sat at my desk situated at the spa reception greeting enquiring guests at Atmosphere, I noticed how many children and adolescents were in tow of their parents. Not only that, but they too were looking over the spa menu with an inquisitive eye. I had long been in contemplation about becoming a child friendly spa and have been silently observing the growing trends within the spa industry with…
Rae Collins
10th September 2014
The new Atmosphere Soup Kitchen is being builtSoup kitchen

Rebuilding our Soup Kitchen

When Atmosphere Resort’s Soup Kitchen (ASK) opened 3 years ago, it was housed in a building belonging to the Scandinavian Missionary Village, in an impoverished area close to the Dumaguete dump site called Candua-ay. Close to the local school, our hopes were that the local children would be fed a nourishing lunch every day and be able to go to school instead of foraging for scraps on the dump site.…
Rae Collins
27th June 2014
Watsu - is there a better way to relaxWellness

Watsu – is there a better way to relax?

Do we have latent memories of being encapsulated in our mother’s womb? With no concrete answer to offer - only personal opinions - I cannot help but think we do; my theory is based on the feedback I get after giving a Watsu treatment at Atmosphere Resorts. Watsu is a holistic spa therapy that is conducted in a specially designed warm water pool; the term watsu derives from ‘water shiatsu.’…
Rae Collins
27th April 2014