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Venturing into stillness

The deepest depths of despair was where I was in March and I had to do something if I wanted to get out of it. So there was the abrupt 3-day emergency leave, an attempt of  no more than 10 hours in the office, and the getting into endorphin-generating activities.

I’ve been on and off dailyburn.com for more than a year when I decided to try restorative yoga. It was at that instant that my curiosity about yoga was piqued. So I did what a normal yuppie would do, I downloaded iphone apps and googled “yoga for beginners pasig”. The top result was spot.ph about Urban Ashram in Kapitolyo. I immediately got interested in their FNR (Flexibility Not Required) class and by the afternoon, I have convinced 2 friends to join me in a 15-day unlimited pass (great 1K investment)!

The studio is located at Three Brixton, which is both the address and the name of the building. We attended 630pm classes on a Monday and a Wednesday and on both occasions, parking has been hassle-free (a big consideration for me when choosing establishments I frequent). The ashram is located on the 3rd floor and is the first door you see as you walk the stairs. The receptionist (or anyone behind the counter) needs to buzz you in to enter and though I never thought about it til now, I must admit it’s a pretty nice security measure. The lounge would be a good venue for a cocktail party — high ceilings, great lighting, and magnificent furniture, which (from research) are from a industrial designer, Kenneth Cobonpue.

Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures to share (yet). So for now, check out pictures and more info from their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/urbanashrammanila. And for those like me who do some research before committing, here are 2 blogs that convinced me to try yoga and urban ashram: http://www.mymomfriday.com/2012/02/yoga-at-urban-ashram-manila-flexibility.html & http://mrsmartinezravesandrants.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-urban-ashram-manila-experience.html

I am not sure if I will be able to this long-term (yea, yea, it’s me with my excuses) but what I can definitely say that I look forward to FNR days.

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