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Discovering Yoga at Urban Ashram Manila

Written on August 25th, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

I was doing my grocery when I stumbled upon a poster of what seems to be a newly opened Yoga studio. The advertisement was quite small that I didn’t take the time to really stare at it, all I know is that they are offering Free Trial classes and what I did was just memorize the contact number… 377-YOGA. It was not after a couple of days later that I decided to call and inquire. Apparently, they are already fully booked with the free classes and they instructed me to book online, so they can squeeze me in with the other classes that they are organizing. It seems that a lot of people have shown quite an interest in Yoga Classes that they needed to add some more class schedules for their “Open House’.

And so through an email confirmation, I was finally scheduled for two free classes.

Last night, was my first class and it was under Ms. Maricar Holopainen. As Maricar explained, the class I attended was an FNR class (Flexibility not Required) with more of the Vinyasa poses, which means “breath-synchronized movement. Hmmmm…. that’s why she instructs us to move from one pose to another with an inhale and exhale :-) . I find the FNR class fit for beginners like me. Honestly, I though it will be quite difficult but I was actually surprised at how I can follow the instructions and the poses, although I have to rest a couple of times and do the “Child’s pose”, especially during the planks. Planks are my least favorite even when I had my fitness trainer years back :-) . The morning after was not even a problem for me, no muscle pains at all. It was probably because I prepared myself for the worst that’s why I didn’t feel it.

At any rate, I am so glad that my search is over… I finally found a Yoga Studio that is so strategically located and very much accessible to Moi. I have been itching to try out Yoga ever since I felt the strain on my knee, in which the doctor said that I had nothing to worry about that the best cure is to go back to having a fitness regimen, although not hi-impact especially on the knee like the treadmill or running. Yikes! So Yoga it is.. I have read the many benefits of yoga and it’s not only one of the best fat burners but what I like about it is the “serenity” — wherein you can focus and have peace of mind. For someone who is a worry wart like me, this is probably the best thing I can do for myself.

Urban Ashram Manila is located Level 3, Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig. It’s very near Pioneer Center Supermarket and along the street of the new opened Ace Water Spa in Kapitolyo. Their building does not even have a name yet. If I remember it right, it used to be an old warehouse and now the owners have converted it to commercial spaces for lease. Urban Ashram is the first tenant to open in that building, so expect some works on-going as you go up to the studio.  It has 3 generous studios that can fit in 20 students each and can be combined for larger classes of 60 students.

Now, I am discovering Yoga at Urban Ashram Manila. You too can join the Yoga Revolution, you can visit their website at to book your classes and check out their well-trained Yoga instructors.