Every journey is a story worth sharing. Our stories define us, inspire us, and unite us. Through storytelling, we create new opportunities for conversation, connection, and change.
Our Members: Cecilia Pagkalinawan
Habitas member Cecilia Pagkalinawan is a woman of many talents. Startup founder, CEO and philanthropic entrepreneur are just a few of the many hats she wears on a daily basis.
Breathe Like The Ice Man
This method of breathing helps heat up the body, strengthens the immune system, reduces inflammation, and shifts the brain from sympathetic dominance (fight or flight mode) into parasympathetic dominance, or relaxation.
Art Basel Concert Series: The Sound of Unity
For us at Habitas, South Beach is the perfect backdrop for any cultural gathering. Which is why we partnered with the Faena Festival to host a performance by Habitas founder and musician Eduardo Castillo and his musical collective, Mardeleva.
Thought-provoking Installations from Art Basel
Putting Plastic in its Place
Our Members: David Hertz
You may have seen his work on Netflix’s ‘World’s Most Extraordinary Homes’, where he de-commissioned a Boeing 747 to build an out-of-this-world sustainable home in the hills of Malibu, California.
Namibia’s Way
I remember paddling for my first wave in Swakopmund, Namibia. The water was a little colder than I’d expected, but that wasn’t the biggest surprise. What was truly jarring, so much so that I felt short of breath, was that I was totally alone in the ocean. Dozens of peeling left-handers rolled in, with no one to ride them but me. Seagulls wheeled overhead and three locals stood clustered on a nearby boardwalk, but I had the lineup to myself.
From Black Rock City to Nakivale Uganda
Erica Matluck: At the Intersection of Health and Culture
HABITAS Member Series | Dr. Erica Matluck is far from your average doctor. I see her coming out of the elevator wearing a gorgeous Mexican dress, embroidered with flowers, full length. Her blonde locks fall just below her shoulders, and she smiles with a conviction and kindness that immediately invites you in. But this is not why she's far from average. At the ripe age of 18, Erica would spend her weekends learning about reiki energy and searching for meaning beyond what the eye can see.
Art With Me: The Legacy of HABITAS
I’ve come to Tulum for my birthday, and I’ve come alone.  The occasion is Tulum’s first art and culture festival, Art With Me. I’m only alone in theory because I’m going to be with the HABITAS crew, which means family I just haven’t met yet.
RY X: An Itinerant Existence Fueled by Music
Chasing Light and Inspiration in Bali
Chasing light from Rio to Australia, Bali, India, Hawaii. Catapulting out into the world with enormous curiosity and sense of adventure. Looking for that moment where everything suddenly fits together and you capture the unique essence of life in a way only you can do. That’s the life of travel photographer Rafael Moura.
Awake to Dream: A Weekend in Esalen
Founded by Michael Murphy and Dick Price, The Esalen Institute in Big Sur has been a driving force in the shaping and exploration of culture and consciousness since 1962.