WHO WE ARE
Alliance Veteran Retreat is a wellness program in partnership between Cummings Highlands Eco Resort Inc. & Katahimikan Yoga. The facilities are owned and operated by Wayne Cummings a Physician Assistant 25-year Canadian Army veteran and his dedicated military serving family. The concept of the retreat was developed when the family visited the Philippines, Tablas Island and experienced the healing that occurred for Wayne and the positive impact that had on the entire family.
"Our goal was to then share this healing experience with other veterans and responders in a safe and stress-free environment that fosters camaraderie, communication, trust, and respect. We wanted to ensure that we created this to be a 100% not-for-profit retreat, and it is our way of giving back to others who have sacrificed so much by sharing our home, our experiences and our island with them." - Wayne Cummings
Mentors are serving and retired military and first responders from Canada & the USA who generously donate their time for this program. With the retreat location being hosted on the beautiful island of Tablas Island, Romblon Province, in the Republic of the Philippines, it is the perfect balance between nature and convenience that allows the participant to feel the tranquility and healing of an organic space, but with the comforts of home. Surrounded by coconut trees, the ocean, and an organic lifestyle in the highlands is just the start.
The Philippine culture, native lifestyle is a perfect setting for the adventurers as they participate in their amazing 14-day retreat. It offers a complete balance of adventure, camaraderie while establishing trust, open dialogue, and communication with peers, coupled with the calm healing of meditation and yoga in the program. Each activity is offered with certified guides, instructors and supervised with attending mentors who understand the daily challenges the injuries can impose.