Mar 8, 2015
Singapore Yoga at Yoga Inc.
GPS waypoint: 1°18'35.7"N 103°52'55.2"E
Location: 100 Guillemard Road ,#01-08, Singapore 399718 (Old Singapore Badminton Hall)
Yoga Inc. is professionally run with attention to details. It has 3 studios, varying in sizes. Mats are provided - thick professional quality mats that offer grip even when wet. There is a shower facility equipped with soap and shampoo, towels are provided and lockers come with individual padlocks. They have a water fountain dispensing hot and cold water. Parking space is ample.
It's the shower facility that wins me - few yoga studios I know of offer this. It's convenient to take a shower after the session and be off to an evening event - no need to go back home for a shower.
It was in June 2014 since I had a regular yoga practice on a sustained basis. I was teaching and attending classes and immersed in the yogic community of Gen San City at the Marichi Yoga House. The months following my Southeast Asian travels saw only a minor scratch on the surface as I busy-ed myself with all the packing and unpacking. Now in Singapore, I find this yogic oasis I would call home - Yoga Inc.. I just knocked on the door and offered to teach for free - something I do if and when in a new place. Owner and yogini, Ashly was kind enough to take me in, allowing me to attend as many classes as I need for the full month of March. Ashly, my Good Samaritan.
Yoga Singapore Style
I've attended 4 classes so far, from 4 different teachers, teaching different disciplines - Hatha (Christine and KC), Core (Jing) and Hot Classic (Catherine). From the 4 classes, I see the common denominator - the teachers are focused and keen on body anatomy, cueing on marginal shifts that go a long way. The asanas are done a little different and the sequence also slightly different but always harder than a typical Philippine-style yoga. I would say their regular class is comparable to a Veer-level class in Cebu. I always welcome new and different ways of doing things. Initially, it was challenging but greatly rewarding after the class. I've learned new things from how they do it - if only I can remember all of them. It's so good to be back. I feel my strength and fitness level coming back. I am grateful to these teachers (and of course, Ashly) for having me in their class.
This is only the start as I intend to continue my daily practice while I'm in Singapore. With my scheduled teaching class in March 21, I should be up to speed, keeping in mind, the benchmark is high.
Thank you Ashly!
Little India - Little India is the main tourism hub in Singapore. Friday and Saturday nights become animated with the night market
Chinatown -colorful and animated with Chinese ware shopping, sumptuous street food and hawker-style eats, try Ah Balling Peanut Soup
Orchard Road - upscale shopping and glitzy night life
Arab Street - backpacker dorms, shisha smoking with Middle Eastern atmosphere
Singapore Zoo - experience the night zoo, S$38
Fountain of Wealth - at Suntec City, largest fountain in the world (Guinness Book of Records in 1998), shop-til-you-drop
The Southern Ridges - best trekking trails in Singapore extending 10kms through lush forest canopy. Bring water, sunscreen and a hat
Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery - biggest Buddhist temple in Singapore
Marina Bay Sands - Singapore's most iconic building and most expensive at US$5.5B. Imagine a surf board on top of three skyscrapers
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32 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209201
+65 6718 0700 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 1°18'42.0"N 103°51'41.1"E
- Pinnacle Hotel - newly renovated, central location near Little India and MRT
270 Jalan Besar #01-01/02 Singapore 209019
tel: (65) 6499 8999 | (65) 6499 8996 | 1°18'37.1"N 103°51'31.2"E
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257 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208930
tel: (+65) 6291 3774 | 1°18'36.2"N 103°51'29.8"E
- Meadows Hostel - newly opened, all new and clean, backpacker capsule beds, central Lavender District location, 24/7 compli tea and coffee, wifi, compli breakfast
7A Hamilton Road, Kallang, Singapore, Singapore 209178
tel: 6298.1323 | 1°18'40.2"N 103°51'38.0"E
cafe, tea house and restaurant
100 Guillemard Road ,#01-08 (Old Singapore Badminton Hall), Singapore 399718
Pop-in rate is S$35/session (Php 1150 | US$26), but it gets cheaper with membership
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Lora Frances Lorente
(Mar 9, 2015) Yey! Enjoy your new adventure :)
(Mar 9, 2015) Again, I want pictures! I want to see you, Git
Bernadette Wan Pacana
(Mar 9, 2015) Yay!!! Hope to be in your class one day!
(Mar 9, 2015) Soooo happy for you!!
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