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Conducting a Power Yoga Class at Yoga Davao Aug 29, 2016

Conducting a Power Yoga Class at Yoga Davao

Venue: Yoga Davao
Location: Palos Verdes Country Club, Talomo, Davao City, Philippines
GPS waypoint: 7°03'51.7"N 125°36'27.8"E

The Invite
Upon my Davao arrival, husband and wife yogis, RL RL and MM invited me to conduct a yoga class in their studio, Yoga Davao, located at the luxurious Palos Verdes Country Club. It was my chance to resume my practice, see the dynamic couple again and meet the yoga community of Davao. This would be my first yoga teaching class since my 3-week yoga immersion in Bali. I was still pumped from the experience. I looked forward to see how Bali has transformed my teaching style.

Conducting a Power Yoga Class at Yoga Davao
post yoga class picture at Yoga Davao

Power Yoga
I asked to have 90 minutes to include Pranayama and Meditation. The synergy generated by these 3 cannot be understated in terms of mental resolve, resiliency to desease and physical strength. I started the class introducing myself - the nomadic yogi who continuously evolve his yoga and out to share the practice (not really 'teach'). I took them to my own private sequence including some unconventional kriyas - Surya Namaskar Burpees, Adhitthana Pose and Uddiyana Bandha vacuums. Even with 90 mins, time wasn't enough to include arm balancing and inversions. But I could sense everyone (including me) were satiated.

Yogis and Yoginis
Except for my 2 hosts, none were familiar from my Davao days 2 years ago. But just the same, it was the same warm and accommodating energy permeating throughout. Except for a couple of beginners, most were regular practitioners. With no first timers, no one with an injury and no seniors, I could level-up. And I did, cautioning in no uncertain terms to respect their 'safety edge'.

Ending Thoughts
My sequence was essentially the same as before but my teaching style changed. Bali's influence was evident. Aside from articulating the asanas and performing them at the same time, I was also keen on gleaning lessons learned from the mat and how it translates into pragmatic day-to-day application. Inevitably, it's bound to happen. But with awareness, the evolution hastens.

I also relish the chance of meeting members of Yoga Davao's community. With yogis, I am with kindred souls. We share common ground where we don't need to explain ourselves. I look forward to connect with them further in the time I'm in Davao.

Thank you RL and MM for allowing me to conduct this class. Namaste.

--- TheLoneRider

ps - If you want me to participate and write about your yoga studio or your yoga practice, email me. For my complete yoga profile, you can visit this page: Yoga by Gigit

Yoga Davao

Yoga Davao

Location: Palos Verdes Country Club, Talomo, Davao City, Philippines Yoga Davao
Tel: 0922 897 7779
website: Facebook
GPS: 7°06'01.9"N 125°35'54.9"E

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Great Things Going for Davao City

  • one of the cleanest potable water in the country
  • smoking is banned from commercial establishments
  • pineapple samurais are endemic here and nowhere else in the country (pineapple vendors who cut-up whole pineapples into chunks with just a few strokes of their carving knives)
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Not So Great Things Going Against Davao City

  • the weighing scale of fruit vendors specially the durian push cart vendors are a blatant cheat - showing almost twice the actual weight

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