August 19, 2014

Team by Lorde

Filed under: Music — rvchua @ 11:43 am

I am not yet finished with Lorde! Now in constant replay.

August 18, 2014

Americans Try Filipino Snacks

Filed under: Food — rvchua @ 11:10 am

Actually I don’t like any of these snacks/junk food but I should try them again! Hansel smells like pancakes??

August 13, 2014

Therapeutic Yoga at Dragonfly Yoga Studio

Filed under: Dragonfly Yoga Studio, Yoga, Yoga Sugbo — rvchua @ 8:11 am

I joined a therapeutic yoga class with Arlien at Dragonfly Yoga Studio this morning. We went through sun salutations really, really slow which I liked. It gives you time to get into a pose before moving to the next one. Also you feel your body more and gives you a chance to go deeper especially on bends. I wish I didn’t have to leave immediately after the class and head to work. I don’t think I enjoyed any benefits from the class because I have been mostly sitting for hours.

I am always in a lookout for yin yoga classes, Arlien has a Vinyasa Inspired Yin Yoga at Surya Nanda while Pascale and Jason have Deep Stretch classes at YogaHub. I wish more studios offer these type of classes, sometimes our bodies crave for something slower, a chance to recover, an opportunity to be mindful. 

Arlien will be offering therapeutic yoga at Studio 108 (opening soon) in Banawa. I think her classes would cater more for those who have chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, etc. I only have back issues (sometimes) so I am wondering if she will be doing a non-specific yin yoga class.

August 11, 2014

3rd YOGAthering at Yoga Shala Mactan

Filed under: Yoga, Yoga Sugbo — rvchua @ 10:04 am

Last Saturday, I attended the 3rd YOGAthering at Yoga Shala Mactan. Most the yogis who attended were from Mactan (Kandaya, JAM Fitness, etc) but there were those who came all the way from the Banawa area! Teachers represented several studios including Flying Yoga J and Yoga Tree Mactan (soon to open). Wonderful to see the vibrant yoga community in this part of the channel.

My schedule did not end there but I stayed overnight at Dragonfly Yoga Studio for movie and wine, karma yoga at Banawa the next day, hanging out at Dragonfly, headed to Tops for viewing of the Super Moon and finally dinner at La Tegola.

Photo courtesy of Nathan Archival (Handsome Guy).



August 4, 2014

Karma Yoga at Paseo Arcenas, Banawa

Filed under: Yoga, Yoga Sugbo — rvchua @ 2:03 am

When my schedule allows me, I try to go out of my way to visit new yoga studios. Studio 108 at Paseo Arcenas, Banawa will be opening soon. It will not just be a yoga studio but also a detox bar and a spa. I don’t know when it will actually open since there is a ton of work to be done but for the moment to spread the word, karma yoga is offered at Paseo Arcenas every Sunday from 7-8AM. This is a donation based class, all proceeds will go to charity. 

Since Banawa is 4 rides away from home, I woke up at 4AM with plenty of time for breakfast, pharmacy stop and a toilet emergency. I arrived at Paseo Arcenas by 6:20AM. I was the first one there. The area is a nice place where people frequent to jog, walk or move around. There were 15 people who joined the karma yoga and a good amount of money was raised.

As usual the divine family met up for lunch at Jeanne’s place. In the afternoon we headed up to Busay but stopped by Dolce first, I had moist chocolate cake dunked in black coffee. Then we had buko, jackfruit, peanuts and bananas in one of the fruit/vegetable stands in Busay when it started to rain and got colder. More eating ensued with pizza at La Tegola Busay and ice cream back at Dragonfly Studio. It was almost 10PM when I arrived home with a very full stomach.

August 1, 2014

Yoga in July 2014

Filed under: Archival Eco House, Dragonfly Yoga Studio, Yoga, Yoga Sugbo — rvchua @ 12:34 am

yoga july 2014

July 28, 2014

The Doctor Does Yoga!

Filed under: Television, Yoga — rvchua @ 10:04 am

Not only does The Doctor do yoga (sukhasana) but in space outside the TARDIS!

July 27, 2014

GOT Season 4 Bloopers

Filed under: Television — rvchua @ 11:38 am

July 24, 2014

Flexibility and Backbends at Dragonfly Yoga Studio

Filed under: Dragonfly Yoga Studio, Yoga — rvchua @ 2:17 am

In yoga I shy away from poses that test one’s flexibility and ever since I hurt my back I have been forgoing intense backbends like wheel pose. However the poses that we avoid are usually the ones that we need the most so with trepidation I joined Phil’s (Pole Dancing Instructor at Gold’s Gym) class at Dragonfly for flexibility and backbends.

The warm ups were intense and just an inch away from real pain. But as I became more loose, I was eager to try anything though I sat out the advance poses and the drop back. Surprisingly after the class I did not feel any pain (though it came back when I was at the office sitting for long periods of time). I felt good and everyone agreed to have Phil again next week to see if there is any improvement in our practice.

Some (Jeanne, Jaya, Anne, Kai, Phil, Gabbie, Kai, Nathan and me) of us went to Miller Hospital for a cheap vegetarian lunch with cold, creamy soyamilk. Thanks to Anne for the treat! Photo from Anne Dala’s Facebook page.

dragonfly yoga studio

July 21, 2014

Yoga Sugbo Joins JCI Cebu-Mactan Channel’s Fit For Change

Filed under: Food, Health, Yoga, Yoga Sugbo — rvchua @ 11:40 am

Yesterday I joined the JCI Cebu-Mactan Channel’s Fit for Change at Archiva Eco House together with the other members of the yoga gang. Jeanne and Jaya were there as teachers for the yoga part of the activity. Anne was invited by Jeanne but Clarisse, J5 and I surreptitiously invited ourselves to the event via Nathan.

The first part was tai chi which I really enjoyed, there was a sequence where we just opened our arms wide but I felt my chest lighten every time we did that. Next was kenjutsu, we did some jabs and blocks. Last was yoga. I was sweating from start to finish despite the rain outside the tree house.

We had a light vegetarian dinner from The Lazy Chef. Then headed to Pizza Republic for of course pizza (vegetarian and meat variety). That turned out to be the first meeting for Yoga Sugbo where everyone was president! Lots of laughter and serious talk that never stopped until the place closed their doors and we had to extend our discussion outside in the cold wind. After a group hug, everyone went home with plans for another hangout this weekend.



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