There are so many ways to stay fit and de-stress after a long, tiring day. Amidst a wide array of gyms and fitness centers
, yoga studios are becoming more and more visible in the metro, and for good reason. Not only does yoga help practitioners to be fit, it also encourages them to treat the practice as a lifestyle.
Another reason yoga studios thrive in the metro is the variety of classes being offered. No matter what your fitness level, age, or gender is, there is surely a class that will suit your preferences and needs. If you want to go beyond yoga sessions, no problem! You’ll find classes on Pilates, meditation, and fitness routines, too!
Here is a list of some of the yoga studios in Metro Manila.
Ananda Marga Yoga Centre
For yoga classes that focus on slow, gentle movements to de-stress after a long day, you can visit Ananda Marga Yoga Centre. It is a charitable and non-profit organization that offers classes on yoga asanas, yogic treatment, as well as meditation techniques. Classes are open to all age groups and facilitated by head teachers who graduated from Seva Dharma Mission’s International School of Yoga and Social Service. Rates are as follows: PhP350 for a walk-in session; PhP1,500 for unlimited number of sessions in a month; PhP2,500 for 10 sessions; and, PhP4,000 for unlimited number of sessions in a three-month period.
Ananda Marga is the first yoga group to teach regular classes in Manila.
Location: 46 Maamo St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00 – 8:30 AM; Saturday, 8:30 – 10:00 AM, 10:30 – 12:00 PM, 6:30 – 8:00 PM; Sunday, 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Beyond Yoga offers a variety of yoga classes which are suitable no matter what your practice/fitness level, age, or gender, even flexibility. They aim to help practitioners to go beyond yoga and make it a way of life. One of the classes being offered is the antigravity yoga which includes zero-compression inversions as well as suspended stretching. Living up to its name, Beyond Yoga also offers dance and fitness routines to complement the yoga practice. It has branches in Serendra, Alabang, Greenhills, Rockwell, Fairview, Salcedo, and Mall of Asia Complex.
Beyond Yoga aims to inspire practitioners to see yoga as a way of life.
Location: 3F II Terrazzo, Tomas Morato Ave. corner Scout Madriñan St., Quezon City
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bikram Yoga Manila
If you think you can do yoga poses in a heated room, you can head to Bikram Yoga Manila. They offer Bikram Yoga classes in a room with a temperature of 104°F, where practitioners will do 26 postures developed by Bikram Choudhury from Hatha Yoga. Bikram Yoga Manila is the first studio of its kind in the country. A drop-in class costs PhP650. First timers can avail of unlimited classes worth PhP1,000 for one week or PhP5,000, also unlimited for one month. A parking area is available to practitioners.
You will literally feel the heat at Bikram Yoga Manila.
Location: 15/F, 88 Corporate Center, 141 Valero St. corner Sedeño St., Makati City
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Looking for a studio in the Makati area that offers different yoga types? Bliss Yoga offers classes covering a wide range of yoga styles. These include yoga fundamentals such as vinyasa flow, hot flow, bhakti urban flow, power yoga, gentle flow, jivamukti, yin yoga, and spiritual warrior. Bliss Yoga charges PhP550 for a walk-in session; PhP7,800 for 20 classes; PhP1,500 unlimited classes for a week; PhP4,500 unlimited classes for a month; and P48,000 for annual membership.
You can clear your mind and strengthen your body at Bliss Yoga.
Location: Unit 203 Plaza 100 Bldg., V.A. Rufino St. corner Dela Rosa St., Makati City
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
If you’re staying at or near New World Hotel in Makati, you may want to take yoga classes at ECHOYoga Shala. It focuses on Empowerment, Care, Health, and Oneness through yoga practice, thus the name “ECHOYoga.” Classes include gentle flow, guided ashtanga, vinyasa breath and meditation, led ashtanga, and kundalini. ECHOYoga also offers corporate yoga classes, counseling, and body-energy healing. A walk-in session costs PhP500; unlimited classes for one week cost PhP1,000 (first-timers); one month, PhP6,500; three months, PhP18,000; six months, PhP33,000; and, one year unlimited sessions, PhP60,000.
You can practice yoga while staying at a hotel in Makati.
Location: 3rd Floor Fitness Center, New World Hotel, Esperanza St., Makati City
Looking for a home-based yoga space? You can check out Ekagrata Sala. Yogini Karen Sumcio offers yin yoga, ashtanga vinyasa, and vinyasa flow classes in Ayala Alabang. She also conducts classes for pregnant women. The name “Ekagrata Sala” comes from the Sanskrit terms “Ekāgratā,” which means one-pointedness or concentration, and “Śālā” [shala], which means space or a place to learn in. Cost per class is PhP300, while a pregnancy yoga session costs PhP500.
If you’re in the Alabang area, you can try Ekagrata Sala.
Contact No.: +63 (917 8436111)
Facebook Page/Website: Ekāgratā Śālā / http://ekagratasala.com/
Operating Hours: Classes are by schedule, depending on clients
Iyengar Yoga Center Manila
Iyengar Yoga Center Manila offers classes on iyengar yoga, a form of hatha yoga which was developed by B. K. S. Iyengar. It focuses on detail, precision, and alignment when doing the poses and breathing exercises. It makes use of props such as chairs, blocks, and belts so practitioners can do the yoga poses safely and with proper body alignment. Aside from the iyengar classes (Levels I, II, and III), the studio also offers pre-natal sessions and yoga philosophy discussion. Iyengar Yoga Manila’s main studio is in Makati, but it also has a branch in Quezon City.
You can use various props to do the poses at Iyengar Yoga Center Manila.
Main: 4F Joya South Tower, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Operating Hours: Monday, 6:45 – 8:00 AM and 5:00 – 6:00 PM; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 – 1:45 PM and 6:45 – 8:00 PM; Thursday, 6:45 – 8:30AM; Saturday, 8:30 – 9:30 AM and 9:45 – 11:00 AM; Sunday, 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Branch: 69 Simoun St. cor. Banawe St., Quezon City.
Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7:30 – 9:00 AM, Monday and Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:15 PM
Namaste Yoga and Dance Studio
At Namaste Yoga and Dance Studio, you can learn breathing exercises and the basics of yoga and meditation. The studio offers classes on hatha, vinyasa flow, ashtanga-mysore, and ashtanga-led. Aside from yoga, it also has classes on yogilates, belly dancing for kids and adults, pre-natal belly dancing, Zumba, contemporary dance, and taekwondo.
Namaste Yoga and Dance Studio offers classes on a wide range of yoga styles as well as belly dancing.
Location: 9 Malingap, Teachers Village West, Quezon City
If you’re looking for a studio in San Juan area that offers not only yoga but also Pilates classes and personal training sessions, you can head to Onelife Studio. Yoga classes include gentle flow, yoga flow, pre-natal yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, and yoga for kids. Aside from those, the studio offers reformer Pilates, t’ai chi, suspension training, Zumba, belly dancing, Pilates (mat), and Pilates-infused yoga. A drop-in class costs PhP550. You can avail a 10-class pass for PhP5,000 or unlimited classes worth PhP4,500 for one month; PhP12,800 for three months; PhP21,000 for six months; and, PhP41,000 for one year.
Onelife Studio offers yoga, Pilates, and other wellness exercises.
Location: 8001 J. A. Santos, San Juan City
Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
You may want to check out Stillpoint Manila if you prefer a guided yoga class. One of its classes is Mysore, a traditional form of teaching that enables practitioners to do the poses at their own pace while the teacher provides guidance when needed. Stillpoint Manila also offers guided ashtanga as well as pre- and post-natal yoga classes.
Looking for a guided class? You can head to Stillpoint Manila.
Location: 184 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 6:30 – 9:50 AM; Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Thursday, 7:00 PM (meditation and dhamma talk only); Sunday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Rates and operating hours may change without prior notice.
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