LIST: Best Yoga Studios in Metro Manila for 2018
Believe us when we say finding the right yoga studio for you is quite the challenge. For you to grow as a yogi, you must find the right teaching style that resonates with you both physically and spiritually. This feeling of resonance greatly varies per person so, in simplest terms, the right yoga style is where you have a lot of fun during class but also get that feeling of having your physical strengths challenged.
In Metro Manila alone, there are more than 20 or 30 yoga studios independent of each other. They all have different philosophies and visions but they all share one thing – their respect towards an individual’s own practice. So finding a yoga studio is all about listening to your body first then slowly finding the right environment for you.
Ready to choose a yoga studio? Here are our top yoga studios in Metro Manila for 2018:
1. Beyond Yoga
There are already more than 2,000 “named” yoga poses to date but Beyond takes it a step further and creates variations to further strengthen and stretch the body. I’ve mentioned on Typist Life that Beyond focuses a lot on the workout aspect of yoga, so it’s a great studio to go to if you’re looking at taking up yoga mainly for its physical benefits. But if you’re here for a mental health break, I’ve found that their flows really make you focus and pull you in the present.
Beyond also offers classes in Antigravity Yoga (or aerial yoga) and Zumba!
1 Month Unlimited – Php 5,000
10 Class Pass – Php 5,000 (Validity: 45 Days)
Drop-in: Php 800
First Time Pass – Php 2,000 for 14 days
Branches: Il Terrazo QC, Westgate Center Alabang, Metropointe Center Greenhills, Rockwell, Serendra
The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. he class is not "led" as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting. Students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace. In Mysore style students learn the fixed order of asanas combining movement with free breathing with sound. There are some differences in this method from the usual modern way in which yoga is taught. The teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments & verbal instruction. Catch our Mysore Ashtanga Classes at: Beyond Serendra every Weekdays 7:00a – 8:30a Beyond Greenhills every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:45a -8:15a & Tuesday, Thursday 1:00p – 2:30p
2. Evolve Yoga
When you think of Evolve, you think Hot Yoga. Evolve started out as a Bikram Yoga studio in Alabang. After years of building a strong following in the South, they decided to expand their studio to accommodate more styles of yoga and even introduce it as a complementary workout to Crossfit.
Evolve now has ashtanga yoga, vinyasa, power yoga, yin, and a candlelight flow among many other classes. They have also partnered with Certified Calm and Central Ground Crossfit.
1 Month Unlimited – Php 6,200 (Php 3,000 for first month)
10 Class Pass – Php 5,500 (Validity: 2 Months)
Drop-in: Php 650
First Time Pass – Php 1,000 for 14 days
Branches: Bonifacio Global City, Alabang
3. Yoga+ / Yoga Plus
Yoga+ aims to encourage you to be a happy, healthy and better human being for yourself and for others through the practice of yoga.
And they don’t just have Hot Yoga. They have Inferno Hot Yoga. Aside from your usual yoga classes like Flow, Ashtanga, and Yin, Yoga+ also offers Hot Core which is a flow class focusing on core strength held in a room that’s heated to around 33 degrees Celsius.
1 Month Unlimited – Php 6,499
8 Class Pass – Php 3,699 (Validity: 1 Month)
Drop-in: Php 899
First Time Pass – Php 999 for 5 days
Branches: Bonifacio Global City, Alabang
4. Bliss Yoga Manila
Bliss Yoga’s goal is to create a community that promotes health and well-being by letting students understand what yoga can do outside the mat. They abide by the aim of ‘strengthening your body, softening your heart, and clarifying your mind’.
1 Month Unlimited – Php 3,998 (Php 3,498 for first month)
10 Class Pass – Php 3,998 (Validity: 45 Days)
Drop-in: Php 498
Branch: Unit 203 Plaza One Hundred, VA Rufino Street cor Dela Rosa Street Legaspi Village, Makati City
LiFE’s approach to yoga focuses on empowerment and co-creation. Their bright murals reflect their enthusiasm in teaching and learning about yoga and its benefits.
Their yoga studio, a two-story complex in BGC, is much of a music and art place at it is a workout area. All the music they play are imibed with frequencies at 582hZ. This is referred to as the ‘Miracle Tone’ and is believed to repair DNA and bring positive transformation.
1 Month Unlimited – Php 7,000
10 Class Pass – Php 6,500
Drop-in: Php 750
First Time Pass – Php 1,750 for 5 Classes
Branch: 2/F 8 Forbes Town Road, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
This article originally appeared on my personal blog, Really Abby, on June 21, 2018.