Beginners Yoga Course

Designed as an introduction for beginners and a refresher for returning students, this 2-day, 4-hour weekend course offers foundational knowledge and practical tips before starting a yoga practice. You will be guided by skilled and nurturing teachers through engaging lectures, physical classes, and lots of opportunities to answer your most burning yoga questions.

Learning Objectives
1. What can yoga do for me and for my lifetime?
2. What are the basic poses, instructions or movements that I should know?
• Breathwork
• Sun Salutations
• Standing Poses
• Seated Poses
• Savasana
3. What can I expect in a yoga class? What to wear? What to bring?
4. Some yoga philosophy and Sanskrit words you may hear in class
5. Guided meditation

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Package Introductory Rate Published Rate
Full Course Pass Php 1500 Php 2500

And for those who decide to begin taking regular classes after the course, we have a special treat for you! You can purchase a first-timer 10-Class Flexipass at Php 5400, which is 20% off the 2018 published rate!
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Date Days Time Venue Teacher
24-25 February 2018 Saturday & Sunday 3-5 PM BGC Studio JP Abinuman-Cox
10-11 March 2018 Saturday & Sunday 3-5 PM Pasig Studio Janaka Ordoñez
24-25 March 2018 Saturday & Sunday 3-5 PM BGC Studio JP Abinuman-Cox

Our Pasig studio is located at 3F Brixton Building, Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. See map.

Our BGC studio is located at 9F The Menarco Tower, 32nd Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC. See map.

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Janaka Ordoñez
Janaka surfs and teaches vinyasa flow, pranayama, meditation and FNR (Flexibility Not Required) classes at Urban Ashram Yoga. He began his yoga training in 2001, and his years of experience has evolved him into a holistic movement practitioner and advocate.

His training is based on the universal philosophy and principles of yoga science and martial arts; fusing their essence. His inspirations and trainings draw from Paramhansa Yogananda Self-Realization (2005), Sivananda Yoga Vedanta School (2009), Yogaworks (2012), SmartFlow Yoga with Annie Carpenter (2012), Bandha Yoga Anatomy by Dr. Ray Long (2015), Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee, Qi Gong, Reiki (2013), and Landmark Neuro-Linguistic Programming (2011).

He has facilitated most of Urban Ashram Yoga’s signature YES (Yoga Exploration Series) workshops.

JP Abinuman-Cox
JP is director and incorporator of Lifespace, Inc., operator of Urban Ashram Yoga. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher with a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 designation, and has been teaching yoga since 2011.

JP finished her 200-hour teacher training with YogaWorks, and was trained under Joan Hyman. Since then, she’s taken multiple training hours with leaders in the industry, such as Clayton Horton, Annie Carpenter, James Brown, Leslie Kazadi, and Dr. Ray Long. She also took a 100-Hour Birthlight Perinatal Training with Dr. Francoise Freedman, and Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Lei Sadakari.

She has led numerous explorations, workshops, and classes in Urban Ashram Yoga for both beginner and intermediate practitioners alike.

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For inquiries, call the Pasig studio at 0917 881 YOGA (9642) or the BGC studio at 0917 718 YOGA (9642). You may also email
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