Yoga Exploration Series (YES)

Take your practice to the next level—wherever you are!

FNR (Flexibility Not Required): Anatomy and Asana of the Core
Phenomenal Abdominal Definition
What to expect: A thorough overview of the many muscles that make up the core, as well as a guided exploration of the subtler, very easy to overlook aspects of having a strong core.The exploration will be done through a well-rounded class with occasional pit stops to clarify and highlight the work in each pose.

You will learn: At the end of the workshop you will understand why having a strong core is a lot more complex than just having a six-pack.

FNR (Flexibility Not Required): Transitions to Vinyasa
Jumping Back and Jumping Forward
What to expect: An in-depth exploration of Chaturanga Dandasana, the mechanics of transitions in your Vinyasa practice, as well as mindfulness in finding the correct alignment that will keep your body safe.

You will learn: Students will learn how to intelligently jump back, jump forward and become safe and confident in other Vinyasa transitions.

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Package Early Bird Rate Published Rate
FNR Core Php 1200 Php 1500
FNR Transitions Php 1200 Php 1500

The Early Bird Rate for FNR Core ends on 15 April 2018, while the Early Bird Rate for FNR Transitions ends on 15 May 2018.

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Workshop Date Day Time Venue Teacher
FNR Core 29 April 2018 Sunday 10am to 12nn Pasig Studio Janaka Ordoñez
FNR Transitions 3 June 2018 Sunday 3pm to 5pm BGC Studio Nica de Erquiaga

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.

Nica Hechanova-de Erquiaga

Nica was invited by a friend to a yoga class and she loved it instantly. While it was challenging at the beginning, she loved how she felt after every class. She took a chance and enrolled in a yoga teacher training program with James Brown, and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys the practice, learning about her body, and more about the magic of yoga.

Nica has taken a 200-hour teacher training program under James Brown’s American Yoga School, and has learned from various trainings with Annie Carpenter, Jason Crandell, Alex Crow, and recently with Align&Refine Yoga.

Nica usually has a theme or focus point for each class. It could be about learning to activate a particular muscle, or learning a transition, or focusing on the breath. Her classes start out slow, with lot of release work and gentle movements. She slowly progresses the class with longer holds if she is trying build strength, or repeat muscular actions if she is working with a particular theme. She enjoys moving and flowing and so she sometimes teaches sequences that are more fluid and playful. All in all, her classes are very accessible for yogis of all levels.

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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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