According to its Studio Director, Tristan Choa, Core Yoga aims not only to simplify yoga for those who have never experienced it but also to de-mystify it as well. “It’s unfortunate how so many people have misleading notions about yoga – that it’s a religion or that you have to be flexible before you can try it. This mistaken notion leads a lot of people to avoid something that can potentially help them lose weight, manage stress, take away back pain or help them become more focused. We want to help people understand that yoga is just a tremendous way to keep our minds and bodies healthy and strong. That’s all.”
To support its “yoga made simple” vision, Core Yoga’s current class offering involves only two yoga styles: hot yoga and vinyasa. Made popular by its partner studio, Bikram Yoga Manila (www.bikramyogamanila.com)
For it’s other offering, Core has chosen to create levels for the vinyasa classes it will teach. For the first few months, it will offer a C1 (Core Yoga level 1) class where students familiarize themselves with basic vinyasa-style postures and sequences. The class focus is on core strength and flow in order to build flexibility, stamina and concentration. Once students have the fundamentals, more complex asanas will be introduced.
As a further enticement to its students, members of Core Yoga have the flexibility to practice at Bikram Yoga Manila studios in Makati and in T. Morato at no extra charge and vice-versa. “By bringing yoga to various communities, we hope that the convenience we offer will encourage more people to practice yoga with us” says Choa.
Core Yoga is strategically located at 1504 AIC Burgundy Tower, ADB Avenue corner Sapphire Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. They can be reached at 576-3756 and 576-3857.