Makati Shangri-La, Manila
Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1780, Philippines
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All of our classes prepare the mind and body to sit in meditation for long periods with as few distractions as possible. Many aspects of yoga, i.e. the breath, is central to meditation, and many yogis find that it is a natural place to begin their sitting practice.


This class is an active relaxation class where we will relearn how to breathe properly and completely through Breathwork, while stretching the body with Restorative Yoga postures. We recalibrate our nervous system through a guided Yoga Nidra meditation, which will result in an open heart and greater love for self; healing of grief and trauma; and increased joy, happiness, and abundance. It is great for those times when you feel weak, fatigued, or stressed from your daily activities. In addition, you can practice the poses when ill or recovering from illness or injury.

The stillness created in this class also prepares us mentally for Aqua Sati Meditation. It crosses the fence between the physical effects of practice and the psychological and energetic.

Deepen self-awareness and introspection, strengthen acceptance and detachment (equanimity). Feel nurtured and safe in this restorative class that is suitable and beneficial for all.


Mindfulness Meditation is a Samatha practice that calms and focuses the mind, and is the first step in AY Sati Basics. It is a mental training practice that teaches us to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both our minds and bodies. It is a practice of mindfulness, which can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on “the now” so we can acknowledge and accept our thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment.

It involves awareness of the breath, body, emotions and thoughts. This practice doesn’t require props or preparation (no need for candles, essential oils, or mantras). All we need is to sit and have a judgment-free mindset.

Loving-Kindness Meditation is a seated meditation of care, concern, tenderness, loving kindness, friendship–a feeling of warmth for oneself and others.

The practice is the softening of the mind and heart, an opening to deeper and deeper levels of the feeling of kindness, of pure love.

Loving kindness is without any desire to possess another. It is not a sentimental feeling of goodwill, not an obligation, but comes from a selfless place. It does not depend on relationships, on how the other person feels about us.

The process is first one of softening, breaking down barriers that we feel inwardly toward ourselves, and then those that we feel toward others.


RAIN Meditation is a powerful spiritual tool for cultivating radical compassion in the face of difficult emotions, limiting beliefs and conflicts with others.

Through the acronym RAIN (Recognize-Allow-Investigate-Nurture) we can awaken the qualities of mature compassion: an embodied, mindful presence, active caring, and all-inclusive heart.

We all have some ways that we resist or tighten against life and defend our hearts. Forgiveness practice is a seated meditation of letting go of the armoring around the heart.

This is a therapeutic practice designed to renew, restore and refresh the mind, allowing us to bring a newfound sense of optimism and self love into our lives.

Holding onto anger, resentment, and frustration can fuel longer trains of thought that affect our view of reality. We can become bitter and unhappy. Finding a way to let go of those feelings and also the thoughts that come as a result is crucial in finding forgiveness.

The reflection is done in three parts: asking forgiveness from those we have harmed; offering forgiveness to those who have harmed us; and offering forgiveness to ourselves.