Nuvali friends, we will soon have our very own yoga studio/healing space/juice bar so close to our homes!
I went to check out the site last Saturday — it’s going to be located right above Yellow Cab in Solenad 1:
Classes will start in March or April, but the good news is that they are already conducting free sessions every Tuesday morning at the Monochrome, the new events place right by the lake.
I met Oudine Santos, one of the owners of Breathe, a few weeks back and her fitness vibe instantly rubbed off on me. That same day I took my bike out for a ride and definitively jumpstarted my fitness comeback. Oudine was all warm and inviting about the Tuesday classes, so I was eager to give it a go this week.
It was Session#3, and my first attempt at Zumba. Until now my muscles are still (happily) complaining from the work out, but I’d gladly do it again!
Was a great morning, what with this to greet us along with the happy smiles of about 25 participants:
Side note: It really is such a gift to live within 5 minutes of this.
Also noted the juice bar component of Breathe, and as a raw food advocate, am mighty excited about this!
Looking forward to next Tuesday’s Yin Yoga, a less active form of yoga that involves prolonged stretching. My introduction to yoga was at a 3-day retreat in Palawan in 2011, where I learned that there are actually a number of different yoga practices. Yin Yoga was one of those that I found enjoyable (we were holding our stretches by the beach!). It “targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body.”
Oudine gave a brief on the various yoga styles they’ll be offering (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin Yoga), and said they will eventually also offer other forms of dance, kids yoga, kids dance and pre natal and Sivananda yoga. You may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Meanwhile, here’s the list of yoga/dance packages for those interested to enroll already: