Urban Ashram's Project Y, Y Not?!















Yoga makes us happy, and also a little sweaty! 
JING SAYS...
Erika was invited to a yoga party at Urban Ashram, and she asked if I wanted to come along. I've always been a fan of yoga. I especially like it now because, well, there aren't any jerky, jumping up and down movements involved, which is perfect for a woman my age.

What I didn't know, and what Erika failed to tell me, is that it's a yoga party for, get this, young adults!!! Okay, by no stretch of imagination am I a young adult: four grown kids, one grand-Sophie! I am definitely an old, old adult!

ERIKA SAYS...
A year ago, mom and I practiced Bikram Yoga for a month so when I got the invite, I thought it would be cool to tag her along. We made an effort to wake up early for the party as we're not really morning people. As mom was walking up to the car, I noticed that she didn't have a gym bag with her.

E: You do know we'll be doing yoga, right?
J: Yes, but I figured I would just watch you and take photos.
E: Uhhh... Go grab your yoga stuff, I'll wait. Sayang! Haha!

JING SAYS...
As fate would have it, I had actually met Maricar Pastrana Holopainen, who runs Urban Ashram, a couple of times before. Seeing her smiling face, I quickly told her that I didn't know that the party was for young adults! Mwahaha Nonsense, she said, yoga is for every age. The party is actually for Project Y: Endless Summer, Urban Ashram's initiative to encourage the younger generation to get going in yoga by offering them enticing price points and schedules. 

ERIKA SAYS....
I've been more health conscious and interested in fitness since last year so yoga is not new to me. I enjoyed our session at Urban Ashram Manila but I think I need polishing on my poses. I love that their yoga room is big and brightly lit by the sun. I wonder what it's like during the night (when I'd most probably do my classes). I heard that the lights in the rooms change colors!

JING SAYS....
Several times, this old adult just found herself laughing. How could something that looked so easy be so hard?! Fortunately, Lasse wasn't too strict about keeping straight-faced and silent during sessions. And by the end of the class, I had worked up quite a sweat. My hair was wet, my leggings were damp, and my face was filled with beads of perspiration. As for Erika and the rest of the young adults, I really hate to say this but they looked as fresh as daisies!! No sweat. No tears. I have never felt so old in my life!


Good news for YOU because we have lots of prizes to giveaway to 6 lucky readers courtesy of Urban Ashram Manila including a 1-Month Unlimited Yoga Pass, 7-Day Unlimited Yoga Passes and Php 500 Discount Coupons to MOVE Fitness Lifestyle! To join, simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below.

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Deadline is on July 23, 2014 at 11:59PM. Winners will be announced the following day.


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44 comments:

  1. I want to practice yoga at Urban Ashram Manila because I happen to love their facilities. They have clean showers, spacious lockers and they also provide free mats. You basically have everything you need, and you just have to attend. Not to mention, yoga is a challenging but relaxing way to be fit.

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    1. You're right, Style Mermaid. The free mats are a great idea. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  2. Nicest collections of yoga pictures i have ever come across. The place is great, nice pictures.

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    1. Thanks Daniel! Yes, Urban Ashram is a very nice space :)

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  3. Very nice giveaway, and this is good for people who value their fitness program. As for me, quite busy nowadays.

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  4. I am loving Yoga and this giveaway will be beneficial for myself <3
    More power to UAM & Happy Nest :)

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    1. Good luck, Eensu! Have a happy weekend! :)

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  5. What a great giveaway! i wish there's a branch near me.

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    1. Thanks Peachy! They have branches in Makati and Mandaluyong :)

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  6. Yoga is perfect for endurance athletes as improves our core and improves breathing.

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  7. Wow the place so pe6aceful and so wonderful too...ģoodluck to your contest...

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  8. I think i will start training yoga again even for a weekly basis, during my dayoffs

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  9. The place looks amazing! I have always wanted to do yoga. Unfortunately, we don't have yoga centers here in Bulacan. I'm also wondering if the activity requires a great deal of flexibility? Since I started having kids, I haven't danced or exercised as much.

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    1. Hi Pinay Mommy Diary! They have Flexibility Not Required sessions, so you don't need a great deal of flexibility to do the poses. :)

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  10. I haven't tried yoga yet! I am more oriented towards action-heavy kind of sports. What do you think will I benefit from yoga? :)

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    1. Hi Samantha! Yoga not only helps you with your breathing, it also gives you a good stretch. :)

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  11. Because the new branch is so near our office I have no reason not to attend class

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    1. Great! We're sure you'll enjoy your sessions :)

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  12. I wanted to try Yoga and am dying to!

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  13. Nice photos! The place looks great!
    A friend of mine introduced me to yoga. She kind of an expert. She even let me borrow some of her instructional videos. Gave up after my first try. I've got the flexibility of a brick! Ahahaha!

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    1. Thanks! :)
      P.S. I'm not flexible too hehe, Jing

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  14. I haven't tried yoga yet. Maybe I could try it with my mom :) The place looks relaxing, bright and open. Very inviting! I hope it's beginner friendly :P

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    1. Yes, bring your mom along; you'll have lots of fun! :)

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  15. I have tried yoga only once and it;s fun :-). It shows in your pictures that everyone is also enjoiying it,

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  16. I have a recurring backache and they said that Yoga is the key!

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  17. haven't really tried yoga at all...maybe its about time

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  18. Because I want to try something new when it comes to exercise. I want to be fit and healthy by trying this "new" form of exercise for me :) Hopefully, I would win this :)

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  19. I've been thinking I should start exercising and since we just moved near kapitolyo, urban ashram is the perfect place for me to do so.

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  20. I won an Urban Ashram GC before but never got to use it! Not that I don't like yoga. In fact I love it! I just hope I'll be able to find the time to commit to a practice.

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  21. I've tried yoga at home (thanks to youtube) months before our wedding. I've always wanted to enroll but my graveyard shift won't allow me too.

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  22. I would want to try yoga ever since I became health conscious. I bet this is a good way of staying fit and healthy with my life.

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  23. I would want to try yoga. Because of this blog post, it's motivated me haha! Wait... hope to win :D

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  24. I need yoga now! So jealous of moms who can still go out to do such relaxing and pampering stuff.. i still hope one day i could do it (",)

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  25. Whoa. Yoga. This should be awesome. I've been struggling to get fit, not just in physical, but also inside.

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  26. Whoa! I want to try yoga, but my schedule at work didn't permits me to do other stuffs.

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  27. Sinubukan kong magyoga noon gamit e DVD. Iba pa rin kapag tunay na klase. Sayang hindi ako makakasali sa promo at wala na ako sa bansa ngayon.

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  28. I've been hearing great things about Urban Ashram Manila and hopefully I will be able to practice yoga at Urban Ashram Manila. I need it! Thank you for this wonderful give-away. I hope I win. :)

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Erika is a budding entrepreneur, who dreams of having her own fashion label one day. She's the mommy of Sophie and the daughter of Jing, a fortysomething single mom of four, who's a writer, editor, and craft enthusiast. Click here to read more.

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