While you can practice at any of the big studios in the city, such as White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio along Katipunan Avenue, Beyond Yoga in Il Terrazzo along Tomas Morato Avenue, Yoga Tree Manila in Libis, and Bikram Yoga Manila along Tomas Morato Avenue, or gyms that offers yoga classes, small yoga communities have popped up in different locations, and they’re worth checking out if what you’re looking for is a smaller group, an easygoing, friendly atmosphere—and yoga sessions that will definitely kick your butt. Here’s a quick round-up of places where you can do yoga in Quezon City.
Having taught yoga since 2012 and practicing since 2007, KQ Quiray decided this year that she was going to create a place for Ashtanga yoga practitioners. And thus, Ashtanga Yoga QC was born. It’s more a portable studio than anything else, with classes being conducted at the seventh floor of Fairway Residences—the refreshing view and nice breezes will really get you energized during each class—and at the UP Centennial Dorm. Classes are held from Monday to Friday; just remember that there won’t be any classes during the full moon.
The rates are P3,200 for one month, P1,800 for a six-class pass, and P900 for one week, and the drop-in rate is P350.
|Monday to Friday||6:00-8:00 am||Fairway Residences|
|10:00 am-12:00 pm
|UP Centennial Dorm|
|Saturday||8:00-9:30 am||Fairway Residences|
|10:30 am-11:30 am
|UP Centennial Dorm|
Aum Yoga House
This studio opened in June 2016 and offers both Mysore and guided Ashtanga classes. The schedule varies, but you can check out the hours and the teachers on their Facebook page, which is regularly updated. Similar to Ashtanga Yoga QC, there are no classes during the full moon.
The drop-in rate is P300, the one-week pass is P1,000, and a full month costs P3,500.
The Oasis Yoga and Movement Studio brought together yoga enthusiasts in the area, and when it closed its doors, the teachers and students of the studio had to find a new place to practice. Teacher Ria Espiritu says, “Good thing we have a nice studio in the village to hold classes which is actually more favorable to the students because of the convenient parking space, security, and above all very minimal costs since we don’t have to pay rent.” Most of the attendees are residents of the village, but the classes are open to everyone.
The drop-in rate is P300, and the unlimited monthly rate is P2,500. Class cards are also available. You pay P1,000 for four classes (valid for 30 days) and P2,200 for 10 classes (valid for 45 days).
|Monday||7:30-8:45 pm||Vinyasa||Kristine Omaga-Diaz|
|Tuesday||7:30-8:45 pm||Vinyasa||Wilfred Fragante|
|Wednesday||7:45-9 pm (V), 7:45-9:15 pm (A)||Vinyasa and Ashtanga (alternating weeks)||Ria Espiritu|
|Thursday||7:30-9 pm||Ashtanga||Dexter Tan|
|Sunday||9:30-10 am||Vinyasa||Maha Patigas|
Brewing Point Dance Studio
2nd floor Brewing Point Cafe
56 T.M. Kalaw corner Congressional Avenue Extension (near Tierra Pura Homes Gate 2) Quezon City
The group is mostly made up of seasoned regulars who have been practicing as far back as 2010, but they’re a welcoming bunch. Beginners are very much encouraged to join the group, and the teachers provide modifications for various advanced poses. Classes feature mostly vinyasa and power yoga. The drop-in rate is P400, and the unlimited monthly rate is P3,500.
|Monday||9:00-10:15 am||Isabel Dulay-Naval|
|Tuesday||9:00-10:15 am||Kristine Omaga-Diaz|
|Wednesday||9:00-10:15 am||Maha Patigas|
|Thursday||9:00-10:15 am||Ferdinand Pavitra|
|Friday||9:00-10:15 am||François Flaviano|
After Beyond Yoga in Libis closed its doors, some of its regulars decided to start their own yoga community. The classes are held at the Corinthian Hills clubhouse and are open to everyone—even non-residents. You can park in the basement of the building where the supermarket is located, and the entrance is near the village guardhouse. The drop-in rate is P450, or you can get the 10-class card, which doesn’t expire, for P4,000. Check out their schedule.
|Monday||9:00 to 10:30 am||Led Ashtanga||KQ Quiray|
|Tuesday||8:30 to 9:45 am||Power Vinyasa||Oliver Loyola|
|Wednesday||8:30 to 9:45 am||Gentle Flow Vinyasa||Anna Manalastas|
|Thursday||8:30 to 9:45 am||Power Vinyasa||Karen Demot|
|Friday||8:30 to 9:45 am||Alignment Vinyasa||Isabel Dulay-Naval|
34 Mabait cor. Mapagkawanggawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
Just steps away from the food haven of Maginhawa Street is Yogaphoria, which you’d think at first glance is just a house were it not for a discreet sign by the gate. Inside, you’ll find a clean, cozy space and a vibrant group of yoga practitioners too. Yogaphoria brings together a group of excellent teachers with different backgrounds and offers classes for every skill level. Their schedule varies, but you can always stay updated by checking out their Facebook page.
Main photo features Valerie Cortez
Did we miss anything? If you know of yoga classes in your neighborhood or are a teacher offering private classes, you can share the details in the comments below!