November 11, 2014

Studio 108 New Classes

Filed under: Studio 108 Fitness and Wellness Center, Yoga — rvchua @ 5:55 am

IMG_0182Studio 108 Fitness and Wellness Center located at 2/F Paseo Arcenas, Banawa, Cebu City will be offering new classes at their studio.

Here are the current rates:

DROP-IN RATE : P180.00

All In and Unlimited (maximum of 2 classes/day)

Monthly = P3,540 — P118/session
Semi-Annual = P18,000 — P100/session
Annual = P28,000 — P77/session


P2,400 (15 sessions) — P160/session — Validity: 60 days
P4,500 (30 sessions) — P150/session — Validity: 120 days



P1,800 (15 sessions) — P120/session — Validity : 45 days
P3,000 (30 sessions) — P100/session — Validity : 90 days

FREE use of shower
10% OFF on Food & Drinks
10% OFF on Merchandise
10% OFF on Workshops & Events

For more details or queries, leave a comment or call the studio at 032-511-3642 / 0943-8187783.

Sweating, Adjustments and Questions in Yoga

Filed under: Yoga — rvchua @ 4:48 am

When I practice yoga, I sweat, a lot. Most of the dripping perspiration falls nonstop from my face which then accumulates in front of my mat. I sweat everywhere and my cotton shirt instantly becomes sopping wet. When I lie down the sweat transfers to my mat so that when I go back to a standing pose, my feet can’t find any traction on my mat. I can blame a lot of things; the weather, the sunblock on my face or the lack of ventilation. However the bottom line remains the same, I sweat more than normal people. Last night, I was a leaky faucet and I perspired more than guys in the class!

Much as I want to have a new mat (Lululemon maybe?), I don’t think there is any available mat that can withstand the amount of perspiration I excrete. So the only option remains is to use a yoga towel. I used to have two but I gave one away, I wonder I can take it back. Is there anything else I can do? Will the puddle scare the people beside me? I am terrified to ask.

Every time I encounter a new yoga teacher, they always love to adjust me. When the teacher adjusts my chest in trikonasana, why is he/she not adjusting the newbie whose chest has collapsed in trying to reach his/her toes? These kind of things makes me wonder what I still need to improve. The only time I really like adjustments is when the teacher tries to help deepen the pose like in paschimottanasa wherein I tend to hunch over instead of lengthening the spine. I wish there was one teacher who can say what I need to do to strengthen my left hips, be able to do advance poses while considering my limitations (is that possible?) or a long term suggestion for my overall practice. So far, I have tried reading yoga books and online articles. Every bit of information helps but maybe it is now time to have a guru.

November 9, 2014

Tres Chic!

Filed under: Minimalism / Simplicity — rvchua @ 1:29 pm


November 7, 2014

Yoga in October 2014

Filed under: Yoga, Yoga Sugbo — rvchua @ 2:36 am

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November 4, 2014

Chaturunga Dandasana

Filed under: Yoga — rvchua @ 2:11 pm

Clayton Horton explains the correct way of lowering down of Chaturunga Dandasana.


Back at YogaHub

Filed under: Yoga — rvchua @ 1:03 am

1017487_474553219295505_235864654_nYes, I am back at YogaHub. I had my first class yesterday with Hannah who subbed for Pascale’s Vinyasa class. I know that I have mentioned a few times that I want to focus on my Gold’s Gym membership until it expires by mid-February 2015 but my plans changed last Saturday. I think it is a perfect way to shake up my practice since it has gone stale somehow. I have no desire to learn crazy inversions or arm balances, I just needed a change, a new perspective!

Going back to YogaHub presents a lot of challenges and opportunities that I have listed down:


  • Variety of teachers and classes including deep stretch!
  • I don’t have to wait until 7:30PM for a yoga class.
  • Yoga every single day (except major holidays when they are closed). I can even take two classes in one day if I want to.
  • No need to bring bulky workout shoes.


  • Adjusting my work schedule so I can join specific classes.
  • An additional jeepney ride. It doesn’t help that A.S. Fortuna St. is still under repair after all these months.
  • At J Centre Mall, the Country Mall jeepneys have to fill up before they leave. A 10-minute ride sometimes stretches out to a 30-minute commute.
  • I need to always bring my mat. However there are mats for rent but that is an additional expense.
  • I don’t like the toilets at BTC so I need to bring tissue paper and alcohol (or wet wipes)..
  • No drinking fountains so I have to bring my own water.
  • I need extra shirts and sports bra.

There are a lot of adjustments to be made but I am excited. Being a burr in the Lululemon crowd or among advanced yogis will not deter me!

November 2, 2014

Books I Have Read (October 2014)

Filed under: Books — rvchua @ 11:37 am

1. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

2. Cress by Marissa Meyer

3. Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

4. Asanas: 608 Yoga Postures by Dharma Mittra

5. Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

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October 29, 2014

Sunrise Yoga

Filed under: Yoga — rvchua @ 1:33 pm

This is several months away but I am excited to join. I think this is a better alternative than the pricier and longer Teacher’s Training.


October 25, 2014

Men & Yoga

Filed under: Yoga — rvchua @ 11:47 am

I enjoyed this talk about men and yoga, very inspiring and funny. I hope to see more men do yoga.

October 23, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Filed under: Film — rvchua @ 1:48 pm

I still miss you Loki! Hahahaha.

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