STUDIO LOCATION
Makati Shangri-La, Manila
AQUANIMOUS, OPC
Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1780, Philippines
Aquanimous Yoga
Welcome to our floating studio, a safe space for you to connect with your Self through our somatic and dynamic stability practices on Stand-Up Paddleboards.
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‘NEUTRAL BODY, EQUANIMOUS MIND’

This is not your typical yoga class.

This is Aquanimous Yoga,

a mindful and integrated dynamic stability practice on the water that uses stand up paddleboards (SUP), stability boards (SB), and aqua bags to cultivate a resilient and deeply embodied CORE.

By introducing a somatic and primal movement experience that focuses on physical sensations, we promote a neutral body and an equanimous mind that allows for exploration of the deeper levels of our internal and external experiences.

This empowers us to manage uncertainties and effectively handle disturbances that could otherwise destabilize us. It also fosters a greater sense of wellbeing, allowing us to live in alignment with our core values, and concentrate on what truly holds significance in our lives.

With this movement paradigm, we aspire to create a world where empowered individuals can adapt with grace and resilience, move freely like water, and create a ripple effect in their relationships and communities.

May this journey to being aquanimous inspire, transform, and delight you, allowing you to joyously be of greater benefit to all beings.

EMBODIED CORE

EMBODIED CORE

We consist of a myriad of interconnecting cores that are energetically resonant with one another and with the bigger picture. Personal consciousness is a radiant core, connecting us to a wider field.

Although these realms are innately interdependent, meaning they develop simultaneously, our approach begins with what is most concrete, working towards the ever more refined.

NEUTRAL BODY, EQUANIMOUS MIND

NEUTRAL BODY, EQUANIMOUS MIND

The neutral body moves from a dynamic, supple core into a movement pattern, embodying form and expression, and then moves back to a neutral body.

Activated by self-corrective reflexes, a neutral body reflects resilience, coherence, and coordination, leading to improved movement and skills.

The concept of moving in and out of expressive patterns suggest never losing one’s self or becoming identified with a particular movement activity.

This is Equanimity.

The Equanimous stays responsive and thus continues to proprioceptively mature, self-correct, and self-organize.

UNSTABLE SURFACE, UNSTABLE LOAD

UNSTABLE SURFACE, UNSTABLE LOAD

Practicing on a constantly moving board with constantly moving weights provide a challenge unlike any other that builds a structurally sound, resilient and adaptable core.

Unlike conventional mats and weights, these dynamic tools respond actively to our movements, refining our movement patterns, and significantly enhancing our balance, stability and functional strength.

The instability that they provide ensures each movement is never the same, simulating real-life scenarios. This fosters variability of movement and adaptability, facilitating implicit learning, which deepens our connection with our bodies.

By embracing dynamic stability in our AY Practice, we allow ourselves to fully embody form and function in multiple dimensions: physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual.

GET STARTED WITH OUR BEGINNER SERIES

Improving movement efficiency is our primary focus in Aquanimous Yoga. Once movement efficiency is achieved, other aspects of the AY Practice will thrive. On the contrary, neglecting to enhance movement efficiency can pose challenges and increase the risk of injuries.

In our Beginner Series, we introduce a way of moving that provides a powerful foundation for the AY Practice and acts as a practice in itself.

AY Basics is our initial step where we identify and address postural imbalances, build a solid core foundation, and integrate corrective exercise into fundamental movement patterns.

THE AY PRACTICE

As human beings, we adapt to the specific demands placed upon us. That is why we offer three different streams that can be picked and chosen depending on your specific needs: Stability, Mobility, and Meditation.

Each stream starts with the Beginner Series and progresses to its own Intermediate and Advanced Series.

The streams are not in sequential fashion. Select the stream that brings you balance, and experience the state of Samadhi (or feelings of deep connection) on a regular basis.

STREAM

INTERMEDIATE SERIES

ADVANCED SERIES

BESPOKE CLASSES

Our Bespoke Classes are custom-made AY lessons offered to individuals, groups and corporations for private classes.

Practice at your own time and venue, we provide the boards. Receive personalized and undivided guidance in your private AY Practice.

We currently hold these premium classes in Alabang, BGC, and Makati City.

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