Urban Ashram Yoga in The Menarco Tower

Letter from our Co-Founders

Dear Urban Ashram Yoga Members,

We would like to thank you for all your trust and support as we usher in Urban Ashram’s 7th year this September 2017. We hope that with the practice of Yoga, your lives have become better and richer, and more open to moments of joy. We are committed to keeping Urban Ashram sustainable, progressive, and relevant for as long as our members need and love good Yoga.

As part of our commitment and in keeping with the principles of the Yoga that we teach, we are undertaking a few changes that we believe will raise the environmental and economical sustainability of the studio.

On September 2017, Urban Ashram Yoga will reopen its BGC studio at the newly built Menarco Tower, the Philippines’ first WELL- and LEED Gold-certified building. Located on 32nd Street, Menarco Tower is an easy 10-minute walk from our Active Fun studio.

The new studio spaces in Menarco will circulate pure and pre-filtered air, and classes will be held in expansive 2.8-meter-high spaces offering natural sunlight and glorious city views from double-glazed windows that minimize heat. Other upgrades include digital lockers and water-efficient showers, as well as healthy food options at Menarco’s Food Hall and parking and showering facilities for the bike-riding public.

While we were looking forward to beginning operations at Menarco Tower as early as July 2017, which is when our lease at Active Fun expires, construction delays have arisen and this necessitates a transition period for our members.

In order to provide continuous service during this period, we have made temporary arrangements that we believe meet the high standards that you have come to expect from us. From July 10 to September 10, 2017, regular classes will be held at the Penthouse Suite of Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila (5th Avenue corner 28th Street) for all BGC members. The Penthouse at Ascott is also an easy 10-minute walk from Active Fun and was chosen for its proximity and its high standards of quality. Our final day at Active Fun will be on July 10, Monday and members can begin practicing at Ascott on the same day.

We hope for your continued support and understanding during this important stage of Urban Ashram’s evolution. Allow us to reassure you that our first concern is always the welfare of our members and the continuing development of your Yoga practice.

If you have any concerns or questions about the temporary space at Ascott or the forthcoming new studio at Menarco, do not hesitate to contact Tet Bachmann, our General Manager, at tet@urbanashramyoga.com or any of our Studio Assistant Managers.

With all our gratitude,

     Maricar's Signature                       Marc's signature

MARICAR HOLOPAINEN              MARC MACADAEG 

Co-Founder & Director                    Co-Founder & Faculty Head

The Menarco Tower

The Menarco Tower is already a pre-certified LEED GOLD Tower and is the first building in the Philippines to register for WELL Certification. The WELL Building Standard, established in 2013 by the International Well Building Institute (IWBI), measures and monitors the performance of building features that impact the users’ health and well-being while Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design. Learn more here.

The new Urban Ashram Yoga studio, which will open in September 2017, will be located on the 9F The Menarco Tower 32nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. It will be on the Wellness Floor, along with other studios offering Pilates and TRX suspension training.

Read more about the Shala by Urban Ashram Yoga here. The Shala will be located in Suite 3001 Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila 5th corner 28th Avenues. It will be open from 10 July to 10 September 2017, when the Penthouse Suite will be available for the exclusive use of Urban Ashram Yoga.

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Location  Operating Schedule Address
Active Fun  Open until 10 Jul 2017 9th Ave & 28th St
Ascott BGC  Open from 10 Jul to 10 Sep 2017 5th Ave & 28th St
Menarco Tower  Opens in Sep 2017 9th Ave & 32nd St

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