I’m one month away from my first year anniversary with yoga, and in that almost one year, I’ve managed to try several yoga studios in Quezon City and Makati (Thanks to KFit!! But this calls for a different post, more on KFit later). Below I’ll be sharing my experiences with some of the best yoga studios in Metro Manila to help you decide the best one/s for your asana practice.
Part 1: Yoga Studios in Quezon City
- FIT Express
- White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio
- Bikram Yoga Manila Tomas Morato
- Yogaphoria Studio
Address: Unit 301-303 Regalado Hive, Regalado Ave., West Fairview, Quezon City
Contact: 0927 538 8077, FIT Express Facebook Page
Accessibility: Easily accessible by public transpo (Jeep/Bus/FX then Jeep/Tricycle I think)
Parking: Abundant and secure, free if validated
Amenities: Free shower, Free use of mats and props, Beverages and snacks for sale
Classes: Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga (Led and Mysore), Yin Yoga, Partner / Acro Yoga (They also offer non-yoga classes, check their page)
Pro tip: If you’re driving and coming from Old Balara / UP Diliman / QC Circle area, taking the Commonwealth route will be ~6km farther and several minutes longer than if you take the shortcut. Traffic is terrible now along Commonwealth Ave due to the MRT construction. Take the shortcut via Luzon-Republic Ave-Regalado Ave. Waze will show you the way, just make sure you allow dirt roads in your settings.
Beyond Yoga Fairview is the first legit yoga studio that I’ve been to. This was in January 2016. My first ever yoga experience (also January) was in a small cramped room in a noisy gym, so when I first tried yoga in this studio, I was in awe! Mats and props are available and readily set so you only need to bring a yoga towel and water. They don’t have free water but they have available drinks for sale.
They changed management last July, so they’re now known as Fit Express. They now offer other fitness classes like aerial hoops and pole fitness, but the quality of their yoga classes remain legit and superb! The teachers are amazing and well-versed in the practice. Yoga teachers at Fit Express really take the time to correct you on the proper form of each asana (pose). The ambiance of the studio is also a huge factor – it’s spacious, temperature is just right, and it’s quiet and serene. The staff are also very friendly and accommodating.
They also give out free goodies from their sponsors at the end of some classes! I tend to be lucky and almost always get free goodies (I think they give them out when classes are packed).
I like how they have a complete set of props – especially bolsters! Bolsters make yin yoga so much more amazing. ♥
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