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May 2017 Blogs

Cebu Living traveling

Cebu Living

(May 4-31, 2017) It never fails. Even though Cebu remains largely unchanged with the exception of its increasingly crippling traffic, the energies are as dynamic as it gets. Cebu offers a different flavor and experience with every visit.....more »»

Conducting Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation Classes in Cebu yoga

Conducting Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation Classes in Cebu

(May 26, 2017) It is not usual for studio offerings to include pranayama and meditation into a yoga asana class. But having benefited so much from my private practice where I integrate pranayama and meditation, I can only conduct a yoga class now with all three elements bundled together as a singularity. I find synergy in it...more »»

Rangoli Workshop with Yasha Dabas art

Rangoli Workshop with Yasha Dabas

(May 26, 2017) Rangoli is an ancient folk art in India where a design is laid out in colorful fashion using beads, stones, powder, flowers, etc. only to be deconstructed when done. This tradition is rooted in Hinduism and similar to the Tibetan Mandala. Yasha Dabas, an Indian Rangoli expert, conducted a free workshop at the West Gorordo Hotel.....more »»

Downhill Riding with Cebu MTB Adventure mtb

Downhill Riding with Cebu MTB Adventure

(May 13, 2017) It's been ages since I was on the saddle. With Cebu MTB Adventure tagging me to come along for a downhill riding tour, I was curious how it could be different from my experience as a cross-country rider. With my new hardtail, I wondered if I still had the juice...more »»

Healing Yoga by Nonie Fernando at The Detox Bar yoga

Healing Yoga by Nonie Fernando at The Detox Bar

(May 12, 2017) When Anne invited me to take part in Nonie Fernando's Healing Yoga session at The Detox Bar, my first thought was, 'yoga, by its very nature is already therapeutic. So how could Nonie's yoga be different from yogic tradition?'....more »»

Be-In Gathering at Jeanne's chill

Be-In Gathering at Jeanne's

(May 9, 2017) Jeanne's lively Be-In Gathering at her lovely house was a memorable evening of music, wine and friendship with dear and loved ones....more »»

Detox Bar Lunch food

Detox Bar Lunch

(May 9, 2017) Anne invited me for a lunch get-together at Detox Bar, with her guests from Manila - a yoga teacher and his doctor wife, Peachy. The invite was a promise of good food and interesting conversation - that's what I'm all about.....more »»

Barakki people


(May 7, 2017) Having a conversation with a Japanese whose work ethic accepts no compromise, he was amused at the Tagalog phrase that kept getting tossed around his work place with local workers about work quality - 'pwede na yan' (it will do)....more »»

Ashtanga Primary Series Yoga in Cebu yoga

Ashtanga Primary Series Yoga in Cebu

(May 5, 2017) From Dumaguete, Jeanne invited me to come to Cebu to participate in a full Ashtanga Primary Yoga class by a celebrated Ashtangi from the US. I packed-up and before I knew it, I was one of 13 participants together with the Ashtangis of Cebu City who gathered to practise with this teacher...more »»

11 Days in Dumaguete traveling

11 Days in Dumaguete

(Apr 23-May 4, 2017) After 2 weeks in Apo Island, I defaulted back to one of my favorite places - Dumaguete. It was good fortune at the outset - Hotel Essencia became my home. Everything else that followed was a journey through its peoplescape where I met the most fascinating lives...more »»

Feast in Amlan with Garnet traveling

Feast in Amlan with Garnet

(May 1, 2017) Garnet, a Cebu yogini I met in Singapore happened to be in her hometown in Amlan while I was in Dumaguete. She invited me to her parents' birthday and opened-up Amlan and its possibilities....more »»

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