When I arrived at the studio, I was greeted by Mary Deen, owner of the yoga studio. A very pleasant woman with a very soft accommodating voice. I knew then that she will be my instructor for that particular hot yoga session. Of course, the observer in me, my eyes began to scour the interiors of the studio. I must say that this yoga studio has a very calm, relaxing mood. They’ve used toned serene hues that by the time you sit down, you’d feel calm. Its like getting into a spa. Here's how the studio looks like :)
During the course of my practice with Mary in a heated environment, gosh, my sweat was dripping like an open faucet! Hahaha! I felt dizzy and at times my sight would blurr during the practice which is normal for first timers in hot yoga, according to a yoga classmate of mine at that time. Whenever I felt dizzy and sight blurring during the practice, I just pause and catch my breath for my body to adjust to the temperature and really just calm my mind and body. as I always say to my students, “respect what your body can do for the moment and don’t push yourself too hard”. Now, im living what I preach and it works! :)
After my hot yoga session with Mary, we had a short insightful discussion about yoga and she shared to me her thoughts on it. I like her because she really lives by the holistic view of what yoga is all about. Its not about how good you are with the different asanas but on how you are as a person and how you affect others. Basically, its embracing all good virtues, staying positive and influencing and inspiring others to be better people. I always say this from my previous blogs, yoga makes you a better person. Nakakabait talaga siya, trust me! :)
I also shared to Mary that i'm a practicing yoga instructor, bringing with me the teaching styles of two of my mentors, Rachel Besa (Ragini) and Bernadette Pacana (Burnz). In case some of you don’t know, I teach yoga for free in our corporate office and I also have a handful of students, from beginners to intermediate. This is my way of giving back to colleagues who wants to learn yoga. At first, I really just wanted to have companions when i practice yoga until the numbers and requests increased until i obliged myself to teach yoga because i saw the many numbers who wants to learn it.
I was surprised during the course of my yoga discussion with mary, she right there and then offered me a slot to teach in her yoga studio. Ang bait nya diba?! I can say that she is really a giving person, her aura shows. its our first time to be acquainted with each other and for her to offer me such was a very generous gesture. i'm inclined to believe that she saw or sensed something good in me. Gosh, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity! I said YES right away without batting an eyelash! Haha! So yes, I’ll be teaching there but only on Saturdays. unfortunately, I have a nocturnal job which requires me to sleep during daytime. For sure, you’ll agree with me, we also need to sleep to be beautiful. Haha! but you know, just in case there will be a lot of requests for me to teach on an afternoon on weekdays (charot!), I may have to think about it. Haha! So, to those who have been asking me if i’m teaching outside the corporate office, YES I do! You can join my class every Saturday at Love Yoga World, from 5pm – 6pm. The regular rate per session at Love Yoga World is Php 200 for non hot yoga session but for my non hot yoga session, I requested Mary to charge my would be students only Php 150, which she agreed. Yipee! My objective is to give others the opportunity to learn yoga at an affordable price in a sosyal studio. If I was able to teach for free to many in our corporate office, why not charge at a very minimal fee outside at a prime location with a sosyal studio, right? See below the contact information of Love Yoga World and the different packages they offer. Just call to inquire or check their FB page by clicking this link.
Skyrise 2, 11th floor, Asiatown IT Park
239-46-00 / 0918-8888-907
YOGA WALK-IN RATES
Php 200 – non hot yoga
Php 250 – hot yoga
- Package 1 - 12 non hot yoga sessions for Php 1,800 must be used within 30 days
- Package 2 - 12 hot yoga sessions for Php 2,500 must be used within 30 days
- Package 3 - 6 non hot yoga sessions + 6 hot yoga sessions for Php 2,150 must be used within 30 days
- Package 4 – 30 day yoga transformation for Php 4,500
- Package 5 – 30 day hot yoga transformation for Php 6,000 inclusive of one bottle of water and one glass of coconut water or moringa juice per session.
- Private Yoga - 1 student for Php 800 per session
- Private Yoga - 5 students for Php 1,000 per session
See you on my saturday sessions at Love Yoga World! :)