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5 Yoga Studios To Visit to Recover From A Stressful Week

Time for some zen!

If you’re stressed out and want to take a break from your usual night out, retail therapy, or even binge-watching your favorite show (no judgment here!) and want to try something more gentle for managing stress, yoga is where it’s at, my friend. 


For the longest time, I’ve heard of all the life-changing benefits of yoga. I’ve tried to follow some routines at home during the pandemic and have long since wanted to try it in an actual studio with an actual instructor teaching the moves and telling me if I’m doing the poses and breathing right. Now that I’ve been in a live class together with other people, I can definitely say that it’s a different experience. You feel refreshed and relaxed after, even if some parts of your joints hurt from the workout! It’s easy to see why people who really get into yoga not only practice it every day but have adapted it as a lifestyle as well. It’s a holistic experience that’s good for both the body and the mind.


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If you’re new to yoga or you just want an avenue where you can channel all your worries and release all your troubles while working on your flexibility, gathered in this article are five studios that offer a wide variety of yoga practices from basic ones to spicier takes. Visit one that calls to you or visit all of them and go on a fun yoga-venture. Namaste!


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Open Mat

1. Open Mat (@openmatmakati)

Location: Unit 2B, Brgy, Country Space I, Salcedo Village, 133 H.V. Dela Costa, Makati
Rate: P750/class
Class/es to try: Sound Bath, Yogilates

You’ll feel a sense of tranquillity right off the bat when you enter Open Mat’s studio. With it’s spacious studio and perfect cold temperature, it’s the ideal place to unwind and relax your mind and body. In one of the classes, Sound Bath, they literally ask you to fall asleep for an hour while the instructor sends you healing vibrations from traditional instruments. Their classes start as early as 6:45 AM and there are classes until 6:30 PM so you can definitely pick the time that’s most convenient for you.


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Yoga Pod

2. Yoga Pod (@yogapodph)
Location: Roofdeck, STG Corporate Centre Bldg, 76 Timog Ave, Quezon City
Rate: P500/class
Class/es to try: Pod Flow

Yoga with a view? Yes, please! Yoga Pod PH is a beginner-friendly space that teaches yoga practices for overall health and well-being. Their studio is located on the rooftop so in the morning, they have classes outside so you can soak in the sun and fresh morning air while you get a good stretch and feel centered before you begin your day.


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Bikram Yoga Manila

3. Bikram Yoga Manila (@yoga_bikrammakati)
Location: Aguirre Building, H.V. Dela Costa, Makati, Metro Manila
Rate: P900/class
Class/es to try: Hot Yoga

This studio has been the original hot yoga studio in the Philippines since 2006! And as the name suggests, their speciality is Bikram Yoga—a sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises in a heated studio. So, if you want the extra challenge and extra sweat, this is definitely a must-try!


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The Breathing Room

4. The Breathing Room (@thebreathingroomph)
Location: Unit 8D, Icon Plaza, 26th St., Taguig
Rate: P800/class
Class/es to try: Power Flow

The Breathing Room is a sanctuary for your mind, body, and soul. Their goal is to be a space for physical health through movement, mindfulness, and well-being. They have expert yoga instructors who teach traditional yoga and have the same passion and love for the practice. If you want to try something unique to their studio, try their Salt Therapy which is good for your overall respiratory health, alleviates skin conditions, improves your sleep, and is a good stress reliever after a long week. 


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Movement in Play

5. Movement in Play (@movementinplay)
Location: MIP Studio, 10F Dominion Building, Arnaiz, Makati
Rate: P600/class
Class/es to try: Acroyoga, Rocket

Movement in Play is a community of yoga and fitness enthusiasts that offers a variety of yoga styles. They cover all the bases from your basic Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Gentle Yoga to more contemporary fusions like Vinyasa Beat (a beginner-friendly Vinyasa class that fuses flow and music with controlled yet fluid movements to the beat of music), Acroyoga (a practice combining yoga and acrobatics done with a yoga buddy), Rocket Yoga (a dynamic and free-flowing class that focuses on building strength, flexibility, and endurance). Bonus: They provide yoga mats and yoga props without extra charge.


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