Curacha – a term used to describe a restless, energetic, and an outgoing human being (well at least in my own view hehe). A term very suitable to describe yours truly.
I sometimes believe that curacha is an understatement because a lot goes on all day, err-day (as what they say). Little do people know that aside from mowdeling, wandering and “blogging,” I also have a regular job as a healthcare specialist. I also do my part in making the world a more beautiful place by being a makeup artist during my free time. And in between, I manage to squeeze in my social butterfly duties. That’s how occupied I am. Got no time for myself. No time to cook tuna which I eat directly in the can (doing it since ’06 by the way). No time totwerk it like Miley or even whip it like naenae. No time to even reflect of what the banana I’ve been doing with my life. Makes me wonder how I’m still able to keep my sanity despite everything… or am I?
So anyway, a week ago, I got to spend a perfect schedule-free Sunday to myself. I woke up from the other night’s festivity, smelling like a day old Chico (fruit) when I received an invitation from a fellow blogger to attend a yoga class in Taguig. I never really thought of how I will be spending my “me” day so I figured why not start it with yoga? Plus any place in Metro Manila is only 15 minutes away (disclaimer: applicable on Sundays only). So I put my fake lashes on (ganern!) and went to Taguig.
I know quite a few yoga studios in the metro and none of them are able to capture that evocative feel like L!FE YOGA. It is a newly opened yoga studio in Burgos Circle, BGC Taguig, which focuses on the holistic nature of yoga and its harmonious relationship with food and music.
The façade of the studio immediately reflects a calm and serene aura. Since I arrived 10 minutes late, I had to rush to my Vinyasa class (feel good flow) on the second floor (yes, it is that big!). The class basically flows through a series of breath-synchronized yoga movement meditation. I may have lost my flexibility at birth but thanks to our instructor, Ms. Tesa Celdran (the wife of one of my favorite cultural activists Carlos Celdran), she made everything bearable. My frazzled self reached a certain point of tranquility and serenity which I haven’t felt for so long. I was able to follow and keep up with the class which lasted for an hour and a half.
After shedding an unimaginable amount of sweat, I opted to take a shower in their vibrant industrial themed bathroom which, by the way, is one of the best spots to take the infamous “mirror selfie” (because we all want to get that affirmation that we seemed to have lost 10 pounds after only an hour of yoga class through a mirror. YAS!)
It was only after freshening up when I decided to take a tour around the studio. I know I don’t look like it but I have always been fascinated with paintings—something I really loved about LIFE YOGA. The walls were embellished with art pieces that added a placid atmosphere. Not to mention the relaxing instrumental music which felt really soothing while I was busy checking out the studio.
I was even more surprised to find out that the studio has its own cafe which I thought was a separate establishment when I first entered.
The Vibe Café offers not only organic dishes and drinks but also yoga must-haves like mats, cooling cream, etc., which one can purchase for a very reasonable price.
I am an absolute Curacha (MABUHAY ANG MGA BABAENG WALANG PAHINGA!) and I would be holding a reptile laughing by myself in the streets of metro covered with grease (which I will intentionally apply on my body in an artistic way, in Mandala perhaps) if I hadn’t found an outlet to release all the stress. My yoga experience in LIFE was certainly a treat to soothe my restless soul and led me to a path of balance and tranquility.
Fergie was right to have emphasized CLARITY PEACE and SERENITY in her song and if you’re a curacha like me or you’re just tired of the hassle and bustle, go get that personal relaxation with yourself in LIFE Yoga too! Ganern!
Visit them at R205, Eight Forbestown road, BGC, Taguig