Thanks to the growing popularity of yoga, a practice known to calm the mind and exercise the body at the same time, you can find a studio nearby wherever you may be in busy Metro Manila. Here is a list of the different yoga studios around the metro so you can easily find the best studio near you.
1. Yoga Manila
Yoga Manila has been around since 2006. You can guarantee quality from each practice as all senior teachers have been into their practice for more than a decade. They specialize primarily on the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and has branched out to different practices of yoga and beyond. Branches: Alabang, Makati, Ortigas, and Quezon City Website: http://yogamanila.com
2. Beyond Yoga
Beyond Yoga encourages everyone from different walks of life to start taking care of themselves, no matter which level they are in their practice. They offer a complete roster of yoga classes, as well as belly dance, Zumba, and the challenging yet fun Anti-Gravity Yoga. Branches: Tomas Morato, Bonifacio High Street Central, Alabang, and Greenhills. Website: http://igobeyondyoga.com
3. Urban Ashram Manila Center for Yoga
Urban Ashram aims to provide a sanctuary within the city for everyone. They have a unique class called FNR (Flexibility Not Required) for those who want to start their practice without the intimidation of not being flexible or strong enough. Aside from yoga and meditation, they also offer yoga for kids, postnatal, and prenatal yoga. Branches: Bonifacio High Street, Brixton, and Makati. Website: http://urbanashrammanila.com
4. Iyengar Yoga Center Manila
This studio follows the Iyengar style of yoga, popularized by one of yoga's foremost teachers, B.K.S. Iyengar. It focuses on proper alignment when performing asanas (postures), with the help of different props. Branches: Rockwell, Makati, and at D. Tuazon, Quezon City Website: http://iyengaryogamanila.com
5. White Space Mind and Body Wellness
If you are around the Loyola Heights and Katipunan area, White Space is the most accessible studio for you. They give you a wide range of classes to choose from, all of which encourages you to incorporate wellness for both the mind and body. Aside from yoga and meditation classes, they also offer reiki, a meditative healing technique that involves channeling energy through the laying of hands. They have also expanded to different disciplines, such as capoeira, cardio ballroom, belly dance, contemporary dance, Kali, and Poi.