Global Mala Project: Yoga is Love


One of the things I look forward to every time the -ber months roll around is the annual Global Mala Project. Founded back in 2007 by yoga teacher and energy activist Shiva Rea, this world-wide event brings together yoga and wellness enthusiasts during the Fall Equinox for a whole day […] Read more »

See you at the Barre


Pia had already written about her Barre3 experience a couple of years ago, but I thought it would be fun to share mine. When the yoga-pilates-ballet workout first launched in Manila years back, I dragged my best friend to take a free class. After 60 minutes, one line stuck: “Say good […] Read more »

Flow Easy


Two years ago, I took a special yoga class called the Tao of Woman. I had gotten a flyer at one of the yoga lectures on yoga and wellness I attended at Global Mala and was intrigued. The class would delve deeper into how we could integrate both yin and yang yoga with […] Read more »

Finding Healing through Reiki


I discovered Reiki eight years ago while recovering from a major illness. Our neighbor was a psychologist and a Reiki master who saw patients for counseling and for healing. While I definitely saw the benefits of Western medicine (it had cured me, after all!), I didn’t see any harm in […] Read more »

Flow Bali & Lombok (Part 2)

FLOW Bali & Lombok Part Two

I was looking forward to the Ubud part of our retreat, since I’d read about the place and had known it to be a place full of yoga, healthy food (despite my still-bum stomach), and pretty shops with really cheap finds. The drive there from Canggu was pretty long and […] Read more »

FLOW Bali and Lombok (Part 1)

FLOW Bali & Lombok

I ended 2013 with the FLOW  team in a fun, boho, surf and yoga retreat in La Union and one of the big questions posed to us during the opening circle was: What do you want to do in 2014? I knew my answer right off the bat—go to Bali! Since […] Read more »

FLOW Surf Yoga Samba Boho Retreat

FLOW Surf Yoga Samba

  I started off 2013 going on one adventure after the next—going on a surf yoga retreat in Australia in January, and joining my first Flow retreat at Cintai Corito’s Garden in Batangas in February (read about it here). The rest of the year flew by and while I swore […] Read more »

The Global Mala Project: All Things Yoga


Last September 21, the Global Mala Project hit Manila with a full day of classes, discussions, yummy food and fun. Organized by yogini, model and host Teresa Herrera, the annual event aims to bring together the yoga community to celebrate all the good things that yoga can bring. It was […] Read more »

Going with the FLOW

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  I’d been subscribed to FLOW (SurfYogaSamba) on Facebook for a while now, but have never actually joined any of their events. FLOW was started by three girls who wanted to share each of their interests with each other and with others—Monica Eleazar-Manzano (yoga), Noelle Hilario (surf), and Denise Gonzales […] Read more »