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Life Hacking using Yogic Principles at RE:FIT June 29, 2024

Life Hacking using Yogic Principles at RE:FIT

Location Google Map: Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

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Off to Cebu City
With my going to Cebu City for an R&R after Kids Yoga, I realized I should also do a Life-Hacking workshop at RE:Fit Wellness as a primer to my looming project with Kat - Life Hacking using AI and Yoga. Without too much preparation and doing it alone (without Marky), it felt rushed, but still doable - I've done this workshop twice before. I just needed to refresh and update my materials.

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Life Hacking using Yogic Principles at RE:FIT
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Facebook Advertising
I thought it was simple, but doing a marketing campaign on Facebook was confusing. I thought "boosting" a post was how advertising was done. But after researching Youtube Academy (I call it Academy as I default to it for learning), I realized doing an "Ad Campaign" was a much better way to launch a campaign for greater control and greater yield. Then there is a "converting a post into an Event". So, there are 3 ways to advertise? Going over a lot of tutorials confused me even more with so many new words being bounced around - marketing manager, ad manager, checkouts initiated, contact conversion value, etc. Navigating through this with less than a week into the event was pressure. 6 days to event date and I still have no bearing on it.

With time running, I resumed the ad after I reduced the budget to Baht 250 (from B700, but I can't find the way to convert to PHP) and added "Yogis" as a target audience, 17 km radius from city center, age 18-65 and changed my payment to GCash. I still haven't found a way to change the goal to "click 'Register'" instead of "increase awareness". There were still gaping holes, but I had to keep the ball rolling - Wednesday already and there were still no sign-ups.

Shortly thereafter, Facebook informed me that the GCash payment didn't go through (despite having enough funds). They stopped the advertising. With just a few days left with no sign-ups, it was a deal-breaker. I had to cancel. Luckily, the RE:FIT studio owner gave me back the full advance payment I made - what a dude!!!

Class Flow (updated June 29, 2024)


Demo (10 mins)
  1. Greetings
  2. Embodiment of practice, no swami or guru or looking the part
  3. Benefits of a Proper practice
  4. Lolasana / L-sit / 2 knuckle handstand

Guru? In this day and age of 'consciousness glut', anyone who learned an Upward Dog on Youtube passes himself off as 'guru' or 'swami'. So allow me to dispel that doubt by showing you that what I am about to share with you is my private practice and that I am the perfect embodiment of that practice - with all its flaws and merits.

Lolasana / L-sit / 2 knuckle handstand

Benefits: I'm older than your Dad. But I'm strong, sometimes crazy strong. I don't get sick anymore. It's been almost 20 years since I got sick. No diet restriction except chili. No supplements - not even vitamin C. No maintenance pills. I have the bounce of a hormonal 18-year old and I am harmonized with my benevolent universe. That is yoga as I practice it. And this session is to share with you some of my insights and protocols.

  1. Yoga-bio
  2. Upward Dog / Downward Dog...that's it?
  3. Looking for a teacher - India, Bali, Thailand
  4. Defaulting to yoga books - Yoga Makaranda, Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  5. Becoming my own Teacher

Becoming the Teacher: If I am going to inspire you with what yoga can do to enhance your life, let me tell you more about myself. What's my credibility to be giving such a talk? I'd been practicing yoga for 22 years now. In the first 10 years, I thought yoga was just Upward Dog / Downward Dog. The whole time, I was telling myself, "Sure, yoga makes me strong, but is that all there is to it?". I had to stumble upon a yoga book to realize that yoga is unfathomable. It ignited my thirst for knowledge. I wanted to take yoga as far as I can take it. Walking on water? Sure, if that's at all possible, I'd like to know how! But where do you find such a teacher? I found one here in Cebu - a gifted Indian guy. But it was short-lived as he had to leave for India. I haven't found another teacher after him. Not in Ubud Bali, not in Chiang Mai and not in India. Ultimately, I found them. Not just one. Most of them are dead. But they left their legacies - books, sacred texts, and more books written by their students. To cut the long story short, I had to become the teacher I was looking for.

Nomadic Life
  1. corporate world
  2. becoming a nomad - life in a backpack,no home, no money, no job
  3. food on my plate, roof over my head
  4. Burningman
  5. divorce
  6. benevolent universe
  7. red pill / blue pill

Corporate World: I used to be in the corporate world, subscribing to what we all considered the template - work 9-5, get the paycheck, loan to buy a car and house and work the rest of your life paying off that loan. Money was ok, but I wasn't most people in the corporate world.

I left the corporate world, I left home and traveled with no money, no steady job, no property and nothing to my name. Everything I owned fit into my backpack. I was homeless, poor and nomadic. But in a nurturing twist of fate, I always end up in amazing hotels and resorts, I meet magnificent lives, I eat good food and I feel looked after.

Burningman: A few cathartic events happened that helped shape my thinking. I attended Burningman where you can run around naked in the middle of the desert, giving free hugs. And that transforms you fundamentally and forever. I wasn't the same person after Burningman.

Divorce: I also got divorced. This shattered me into a million bits. I realized that the future never existed. I just bought into it for my psychological well-being and emotional solace. With that realization, I threw the past and the future to the wind and lived in the present - as this talk is happening. The present is the only thing we can work with. The past cannot be undone and the future does not exist.

Red Pill: When you take the red pill to remain authentic, and your heart is in the right place, the planets align to protect you, to nurture you and to look after your well-being. But for that to happen, you have to acknowledge that it exists and that its reason for being is to actually look after you.


Tripod / 3 BFF Analogy
  1. 3 BFF / Tripod
  2. Asana only
  3. Asana + Breathing only
  4. Asana + Breathing + Mindfulness
  5. Hack: apply in gym, walking in mall, climbing staits

In the execution of any yoga pose, 3 elements must come into play. Imagine these 3 elements as legs of a tripod. If any of the legs aren't there, the tripod fails. Same thing with yoga. If any of these 3 elements are not there, perhaps it's not yoga anymore but just stretching.

  1. Movement - this is the physical part. It can be an actual yoga pose or even a gym workout or even walking inside the mall. Whenever appropriate, the physical part should be taken to your safety edge with proper form.
  2. Breath - this is more important than the physical component. The physical part is simply to get established in the breath - slow, deep and steady breathing
  3. Awareness - this is the mental component. This is much more important than breath. The breath is simply to get established in mental stillness

Forward Bend Exercise:
a) Movement: on Mountain Pose, without being mindful of the breath (just normal breathing), lift your arms up and bend forward with a straight back. Hold for 2 seconds and breathe normally. Come back up to Mountain Pose.

b) Breath + Pose: this time, empty your lungs and on the next full inhale, lift your arms up. Exhale fully as you bend forward, ensuring that your lungs are empty when you're fully stretched. Hold for 2 deep breaths, on the next inhale, with a flat back, lift your arms up and exhale coming back into Mountain Pose

c) Awareness + Breath + Pose: shut the doors to the outside world and bring your attention within you. At this point, the outside world no longer exists. With empty lungs, inhale fully as you imagine ingesting the full power that created the Big Bang, as you raise your arms up. On the exhale, come down into a forward bend while visualizing the body releasing all the toxins and all the negativities as you come down. Hold the pose while continuing the breath - long deep and steady breathing. Bring your awareness to where you feel the stretch. Where do you feel the stretch most intense? Behind the knee? On your hamstring? Or on your butt cheeks? Observe that stretching sensation with no judgment. Make 3 full breaths. On empty lungs, inhale fully again ingesting all the power that permeates within this universe as you come up with your arms up. Exhale fully as you take your arms down, reverting back into Mountain Pose, letting go as you exhale.

Homework: when you go to the gym, or climb the stairs or stroll inside the mall, be aware to incorporate breathing and awareness

  1. free will?
  2. 15-min timer
  3. HW: 1-hr timer
  4. objective

Do we have free will? When we go into auto-pilot, there is no free will. The only time we can exercise free will is when we are aware, only then are we mindful of other exercisable options we can make. But how do we develop awareness? Here's the hack as practiced at the Plum Village Center.

Life Hack: Set the timer for 15 mins. When the alarm sounds, stop everything you are doing, mindfully do a slow, steady and deep inhale. Hold for 2 seconds. Slowly and mindfully exhale. When the lungs are empty, resume normal breathing and resume whatever activity you were doing. This will develop awareness, reminding you to stay in the here-and-now.

Homework: set your timer every hour and try to stay aware after you resume your activities. Notice if you're sense of awareness extends from the previous.

Water Therapy
  1. flushing a river clean
  2. drink 1 liter of water
  3. nauli
  4. HW: morning routine

We are 70% water. By hydrating with more water than we need first thing in the morning, we flush our system. Toxins are washed away. Doctors say that if people drank enough water, 50% of the world's illness will be gone.

Life Hack: take out your 1 liter water and calamansi and let's make it alkaline.

Homework: first thing in the morning, put calamansi + pinch of salt to your 1 liter of water. Drink up and do the stomach churning

Stomach Cleansing
  1. Nauli benefits, shat kriya, diseases from the gut, my gut tells me
  2. Hack: Phase 1 - 4
  3. HW: do this at home after the water therapy, increase rounds

Stomach cleansing (nauli) is so powerful that in Hatha Yoga Pradipika (one of the bibles of yoga), it is one of the 6 purification processes. The stomach lining is cleansed, allowing for a greater surface area to absorb nutrients. Food debris is flushed away. Intestinal muscles are activated. Digestive metabolism increases. Nearly all diseases stem from the gut. If you gut is clean and optimally functional, you are far from any illness.

Life Hack: Phase 1, with a belly full of water, empty your lungs, hold breath, bend knees, hands on knees, suction the belly and hold until cannot, 3 rounds. Phase 2, same, but while holding breath, suction and release belly until breath runs out. 3 rounds. Phase 3, same but while suctioning belly, protrude the abdomus rectus (abs) until breath runs out, then 3 rounds. Phase 4, same as phase 3, but wave the abs sideways.

Homework: after your water therapy, do one round each. Increase no. of rounds as comfort level increases, max of 3 rounds.

  1. what is tapas?
  2. niyama, to activate siddhi, fortify mind, dojo
  3. HW: in the next 7 days, do one tapas/day - cold shower, no elevator, walking

In yogic tradition, austerity (tapas) falls under the 2nd limb of yoga - niyama. This is best done outside the mat. Between doing things the easy and the hard way, choose to do it the hard way, with no complaints but with a whole-hearted embrace to do it hard. No reaction. When this is mastered, you laugh in t he battlefield of life while others succumb to self-pity or misery.

Life Hack: on the mat????

Homework: for the next 7 days, no hot or warm showers. No use of escalator or elevator.

Strong Determination
  1. Vipassana background
  2. Observing pain with no reaction
  3. Life Hack: chair sit vs wall / high plank / boat
  4. HW: in traffic, observe everything without being

We subject the body to increasing discomfort while observing the mind if it's reacting or not - this is a mental exercise as much as a physical exercise. We choose to observe without reacting. Observing discomfort without choosing to suffer. Pain and suffering are 2 very different things.

Life Hack: sit down with no chair, leaning your back on a wall. This becomes increasingly difficult. How long can you stay here and not react? And how long can you hold this pose before the mind gives up? It's the mind that gives up first...not the body.

Homework: when in traffic, instead of being pissed, observe the mind if it can just observe your feeling without reacting.


10% vs 80%

With what I have achieved with breathwork (pranayama), I am drawn to conclude that the normal breath we take only uses up 10% of its potency. But that 10% is enough to keep us alive. Can you just imagine what it might be if you use close to 100% of its potential? But some people don't even know how to breathe. So to begin the program, we learn how to breathe right first and do some established breathwork techniques.

Benefits: With the proper manipulation of the breath, you activate more energy, this energy moves around the body preventing illnesses from even happening. Your strength is amplified.

Breathing Right

There are a few established rules in yogic breathing:

  1. only nose breathing, no mouth breathing
  2. don't rush the breath
  3. breathe deep
  4. breathe slow
  5. breathe steady

There are 2 air cavities in our lungs - chest and belly. There is a 3rd cavity - let's save that for later. Let's first breathe to the chest...empty balloon inside our chest. 3 rounds. Next, breathe to the belly...emply balloon inside our belly. Reverse, belly first then chest. Hold on chest/belly and wait til you feel like dying...then hunch and breathe on the upper back.

Hissing Breath (Ujjayi)

Spine straight, sit-bones centered and squared. Deep breathing, slow and steady, while restricting the airflow along the throat. You can make a slightly audible sound to keep your awareness into the breath. 5 mins.

Skull Shining Breathing (Kapalbhati)

Do abdominal contractions to push the air out of the lungs. The inhalation happens naturally. It's the exhalation that you have to force out. One minute, then empty the lungs and hold. Inhale and hold. Resume normal breathing. 3 rounds.

Sun / Moon Breathing (Nadi Shodan)

This is an alternating nostril breathing, designed to unblock the nadi passages. When the nadis are unblocked, prana passes freely, invigorating the entire system. When prana is moving, it's hard to be sick.

Wim Hof Breathing

From empty lungs, breathe-in fully, exhale fully, breathe-in pause for 1 minute. Timer will alarm. Empty your lungs, hold the breath, straighten back and completely relax. Hold for 30 seconds. Inhale fully and hold again.

For newbies, just squeeze your butt cheeks and straighten your back. Hold as long as you can and gently exhale.

For advanced yogis, engage mula bandha, uddiyana bandha, straight spine, jalandara bandha on gyana mudra. Keep holding while visualizing the manipuraka consumed by blazing fire. Feel the heat. Feel the heat intensify.

Homework: do a combination of these breathing techniques for 10 minutes before going to bed and when you wake up.


What is Meditation?
  1. definition...just a technique, no God
  2. goal...enlightenment? emptying the mind?
  3. benefits of a clear mind
  4. last 4 limbs
  5. benefits...Aha Moments, etc

The last 4 limbs of yoga is all about the mind. This tells you how important meditation is. When your mind is still, when your mind is clear...insights come. You see synchronicities, you see correlations, you see cause and effect. AHA moments spontaneously happen. You begin to understand the underlying intelligence behind all events, actions, and people. At the end of the day, you realize, the mind is everything. All of yoga actually points to mastery of the mind.

Goal: Should you aim for enlightenment? Emptying the mind? NO! Just aim to bring the mind back into focus when you catch it drifting. Do this and all is coming.

Anapana Meditation

Natural breathing only. No more pranayama. Observing your natural breathing pattern.

Vipassana Meditation

Do heavy intense breathing for one minute. Now relax the breathing...normal breathing. Don't regulate the breath. Bring your awareness on the top of the head. Just observe without creating anything. You are just a passive observer. Observing without judgment. Observing with a calm and equanimous mind. Observing sensation, pleasant or unpleasant with no judgment. Now move your awareness to your.....

Homework: meditate for 10 minutes before going to bed and when you wake up.

Ending Thoughts
From the outset, this project felt rushed. The energy wasn't really there. It's not surprising that it didn't go through - perhaps even a relief.

I had 2 goals for this project:

  1. priming for AI-Yoga project with Kat - this has been successful. I fully refreshed my knowledge and skills and updated my materials. When I come back to Bohol, I'll be ready.
  2. generating cash - this didn't happen but at least I got a full refund from the studio owner. I can't complain.

For the next project I'll be doing by myself again, best to immerse myself in FB's advertising world and know exactly what to do. Winging it in the dark wasn't the best way.

--- Gigit (TheLoneRider)
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(June 26, 2024) Wish I could attend but cheering you Gigit with joy and abundance

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(June 26, 2024) Wow!!! Amazing Gigit!! You are in top shape!!!

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(June 26, 2024) Oh I'd like to attend!

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hotels in Cebu City hotel
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cafes in Cebu City resto / cafe / bar
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Cebu City to Bantayan Island

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Ceres Bus - PHP 260 (to Santa Fe), 4.5 hours to Hagnaya Port + 1.5 hours by ferry.

Schedule: according to the dispatcher, trips begin at 6 pm (this arrives Hagnaya around 10:30 pm but the first ferry leaves at 1 am...that's a 2.5-hour wait at the port), leaving every hour until 1 pm the following day (I speculate that 1 pm is the last trip to avoid rush hour traffic along Consolacion). This doesn't match the ferry schedule so the bus simply waits until a ferry departs. e.g. the 6 pm trip arrives 10:30 pm and waits for the 1 am ferry. The last trip, 1 pm, arrives 5:30 pm, in time for the ferry's last trip.

Bus arrives at terminal 30 mins before departure. Luggages are P150/pc if no passenger.

Alternatively, you can get off the bus at Hagnaya Port and take the ferry independently. There are 2 ferry companies:

Super Shuttle Ferry
PHP 359 + 25 Terminal fee, 1.5 hours

ferry, Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island

Island Shipping
PHP 350 + 25 Terminal fee, 1.5 hours

ferry, Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island

Cebu City to Dumaguete

Cebu City to Dumaguete by Boat

  1. George and Peter Lines - Mon/Thur/Sat/Sun 10pm, (035)225.4337, 0922.557.1023
  2. Oceanjet - via Tagbilaran, daily 6am,, 0918.898.2188
  3. Cokaliong - Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 12pm, 6 hours, (035)225.3599

Cebu City to Dumaguete via Liloan (bus, boat, jeep, tricycle)

  1. Cebu City South Terminal - take the southbound Ceres bus to Liloan, P200, 5 hours
  2. Liloan - the bus drops you off at the Liloan Port where you board the Fastcraft to Sibulan, Negros Oriental, P62, 30 mins
  3. Sibulan - at the Sibulan Port, the jeeps wait for Fastcraft passengers to take them to the public market in Dumaguete, P12, 30 mins.
  4. Public Market - at the market, you can take any tricycle to your hotel, P8 for short trips
Cebu City to Tagbilaran, Bohol

Cebu City to Tagbilaran, Bohol

  1. Weesam Express - Pier 4, departs 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 2 hours
    one way: Economy (aircon) P500.00, Economy (non-aircon) P400.00, First Class P600.00
    round trip promo (at least 2 days advance booking): Economy (aircon) P600, Economy(non-aircon) P500, First Class P1200
    round trip promo (1 day or on the day booking): Economy (aircon) P800, Economy (non-aircon) P700, First Class P1200
  2. Ocean Jet - Pier 1, departs 6-7-8-9:20-10:40-11:40AM, 1-2-4:20-6:35PM, 2 hours
    Open Air / Tourist Class P800, Business Class P1000
    +63 932 8734 885 / +63 922 8572 300
  3. SuperCat (2GO) - Pier 1, departs 08:15-13:30-15:10-18:00-19:40
    P 500.00
    +63 32 233 7000
  4. Lite Ferries - Pier 1, departs daily 12:30pm, 10:00pm and 1:00pm (Mon, Wed, Sat)
    Standard (Lying) Php 150, Tourist (Lying Aircon) Php 340
    +63 977.822.5483 / +63 998.999.5483 / +63 925.347.5483 / (032)255-1721 to 26 / (032)414-9001 to 03 /
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Cebu City to Siquijor, via Tagbilaran

  1. Lite Ferries - Pier 1, departs M/W/SAT at 1:00pm, 10 hours, economy Php 649 (through, layover in Tagbilaran 5:45pm-8:00pm, arrives Larena Port, Siquijor at 11:00pm
    +63 977.822.5483 / +63 998.999.5483 / +63 925.347.5483 / (032)255-1721 to 26 / (032)414-9001 to 03 /
  2. Ocean Jet - Pier 1, departs daily at 1pm, 5 hours
    Open Air P1600
    +63 932 8734 885 / +63 922 8572 300

Cebu City to Siquijor by Bus, via Liloan (Santander) (as of Jan 2023)

Sugbo Urban
There is only one bus plying this route - Sugbo Urban. Tourist class coach, a/c, comfortable, Sun-Fri (these dates keep changing). P420 for bus, P275 for ferry to Liloan. Leaves Cebu City (South Bus Terminal) at 8 pm (Sundays 1 am), heads south to Liloan (Santander), takes the ferry to Larena Port, Siquijor, docks around 5 am, makes a clockwise roundtrip around Siquijor Island - Larena, Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi (stops at Lazi market for breakfast and leaves 6:50 am), San Juan, Siquijor (arrives 8am, P50 from Lazi to Siquijor Poblacion) and catches the 1pm ferry at Larena Port for Liloan, Cebu and resumes its land route. Arrives Cebu City 10 pm.

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Sugbo Urban

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Cebu City to Camotes Islands

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Camotes Islands to Cebu City

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  2. Consuelo - Danao - Cebu City - go to Consuelo (San Francisco) and take the Jomalia Shipping boat to Danao, P220/pax, a/c, 2 hours, daily trip - 5:30am, 7:00am (special trip), 8:30am, 12:00 noon (express), 2:30pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm (express, Fri/Sat/Sun only). From Danao, take the Ceres Bus to Cebu City

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  • Pranayama for Mikko's Marathon Nov 27, 2022
  • Moderating the Theosophical Society Meeting with Yoga of Emotions Nov 26, 2022
  • Yoga with Jason Nov 23, 2022
  • Yoga Classes in Cebu Nov 23, 2022
  • Life-Hacking Using Yogic Principles at Hostel 7 Cebu Nov 19, 2022
  • Icebath at Hostel 7 Cebu Nov 12, 2022
  • Underwear Talk Nov 9, 2022
  • October Snapshots Oct 31, 2022
  • TOPS Farewell Party Oct 21, 2022
  • Cebu City Base: Hostel 7 Cebu Oct 13 - Dec 4, 2022
  • Manila - Cebu City: from Touch-down to my Hotel Oct 13, 2022
  • 2017

  • 5 Nights in Cebu City at Hostel Seven Cebu Sep 2-7, 2017
  • Karma Yoga at S Hotel, Cebu Jul 5-7, 2017
  • Life Coaching for a Competition Dancer Jul 5, 2017
  • Back to Cebu: Life Coaching and Jeanne Jul 3-10, 2017
  • Thank You Cebu Jun 12, 2017
  • Lazarus Jun 12, 2017
  • Palm Grass Hotel Food Tasting Jun 10, 2017
  • Qube Gallery's Ako Si Sabel / Balay-Balay Art Exhibit Jun 8, 2017
  • Ambushed By SM Seaside Jun 1, 2017
  • Cebu Living May 4-31, 2017
  • Conducting Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation Classes in Cebu May 26, 2017
  • Rangoli Workshop with Yasha Dabas May 26, 2017
  • Rosti with Fish Fillet on Tomato Puree May 17, 2017
  • Downhill Riding with Cebu MTB Adventure May 13, 2017
  • Healing Yoga by Nonie Fernando at The Detox Bar May 12, 2017
  • Be-In Gathering at Jeanne's May 9, 2017
  • Detox Bar Lunch May 9, 2017
  • Barakki May 7, 2017
  • Ashtanga Primary Series Yoga in Cebu May 5, 2017
  • 3-Night Cebu Stopover Apr 6-9, 2017
  • Coming Back to Cebu City Jan 27-Feb 6, 2017
  • Celebrating Friendship in Cebu City Jan 27-Feb 6, 2017
  • 2015

  • Goodbye Cebu...Daghang Salamat! Dec 20, 2015
  • Into the Realm of Jiu-jitsu Dec 5, 2015
  • Vegetarian Food at Cherry's the SPICE Nov 21, 2015
  • Shadow Fragments by Leopoldo Aguilar at Qube Gallery Nov 17, 2015
  • Yoga Adjustment and Alignment Nov 11, 2015
  • Smoked Salmon-Belly Pizza on BBQ Sauce Nov 8, 2015
  • Meditation Basics Nov 7, 2015
  • Pilipino Time Oct 30, 2015
  • The Benevolent Cebu City Oct 28, 2015
  • Vegetarian Cooking Demo with Chef Sharon at Studio 108 Oct 24, 2015
  • Yogathering 2 Oct 3-4, 2015
  • Lalique and the Lily's Peanut Butter Glass Jar Sep 12, 2015
  • Re-purposing a Broken Umbrella Aug 27, 2015
  • Body Combat Aerobic Workout Sequence Aug 24, 2015
  • Handstand Clinic at Surya Nanda Yoga Studio Aug 23, 2015
  • Stopping Time Aug 5, 2015
  • Peoplescape and Synergy Jul 19, 2015
  • Abaca Baking Company Jul 17, 2015
  • Getting Deeper into Yoga Jul 12, 2015
  • Cebu Yoga at Studio 108 Jun 30, 2015
  • Back to Surya Nanda Yoga, Cebu Jun 18-28, 2015
  • 2014

  • Thank You Cebu, til the Next Time Oct 21, 2013 - May 15, 2014
  • Teaching Yoga May 9, 2014
  • Yoga Dance with Jaya Indra at Dragonfly Yoga Studio May 9, 2014
  • Aqua Yoga with Jeanne Torrefranca at Dragonfly Pool May 4, 2014
  • i-Yoga with Ayee Domingo at Dragonfly Yoga Studio Apr 27, 2014
  • Burning Man on PechaKucha Night at GILT, Cebu Apr 22, 2014
  • Leveling Up: Veer-Yoga with the YogiVeers Apr 11, 2014
  • Kundalini Yoga with Rebecca Youngdahl Lombardi Mar 28, 2014
  • SUP Yoga with Jeanne Torrefranca at Plantation Bay Mar 23, 2014
  • Kitchie Nadal Rocks Cebu City Mar 20-21, 2014
  • U Trade Hosts Online Trading Forum with Tony Herbosa and Roy Reyes Mar 6, 2014
  • Test Driving the 420D BMW Coupe Mar 6, 2014
  • Yoga Immersion with Veer (Vaibhav Rana) Mar 5, 2014
  • Pechakucha Mar 4, 2014
  • Jeanne's Community Outreach Program Mar 2, 2014
  • U Trade's Coming Out Party Feb 27, 2014
  • La Creperie Paris Opens its Doors in Cebu City Feb 22, 2014
  • Cebu Hiatus Feb 22, 2014
  • Joan Hyman Yoga Workshop by YogaHub Feb 18, 2014
  • Idiot on a Jet Plane Feb 15, 2014
  • Demystefying Ashtanga Yoga Feb 13, 2014
  • Abundance in Cebu (Part 2) Feb 11, 2014
  • Shifting Yoga Paradigm Feb 10, 2014
  • Gayatri Mantra Jan 21, 2014
  • Crossroads in Cebu Jan 20, 2014
  • Deepening My Yoga Practice in Cebu Jan 12, 2014
  • New Year Yoga at Dragonfly Yoga Studio Jan 1, 2014
  • Fab People: Vaibhav Rana (Veer) Jan 1, 2014
  • 2013

  • Fab People: Jeanne Torrefranca (Yogini) Dec 25, 2013
  • Coffee Review: Himalayan Java Coffee Dec. 18, 2013
  • YogaHub - Real People, Real Yoga Dec 18, 2013
  • 108 Sun Salutations for Typhoon Yolanda Victims Dec 15, 2013
  • 2-day Yoga Mountain Retreat at Rancho Cancio Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2013
  • Cebu Yoga Immersion Nov 14, 2013
  • Human Neti Pot Oct 23, 2013
  • Car-Talk Cebu City Style Oct 23, 2013
  • 2012

  • Back to Cebu for the Web Workshop Oct 3-18, 2012
  • Abundance in Cebu Jul 19, 2012
  • Theosophical Buffet Breakfast at Parklane Hotel July 15, 2012
  • Parklane Hotel Talk Jul 2, 2012
  • Seekers' Lair Jun 25, 2012
  • Yoga at Cordova Reef, Cebu Beach Resort May 6-7, 2012
  • Vipassana Meditation Course Part 4: Getting Established in the Technique (sit) Apr 25 - May 6, 2012

  • More on Cebu Province:

    Suggested Destinations in Cebu
    1. Camotes Islands - caves, beaches
    2. Cebu City - rich in culture and history, 2nd largest city in the Philippines
    3. Moalboal - amazing coral reef system, sardine bowl, deep drop-off for freediving
    4. Oslob - Butanding (whale shark) watching
    5. Bantayan Island - long stretch of fine white sand beach, Virgin Island for snorkeling
    6. Malapascua Island - divers' paradise for seeing the rare Thresher Shark
    7. Cantabaco Cave - Toledo
    8. Barile Waterfalls - Barile
    9. Whale Shark Tour - Oslob
    10. Carcar - chicharon and lechon in public market
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