Filipino-made for yogis: Jaimala, Luntian bags, Bodyfood All-Natural

A little less than a week back in Manila and the unfortunate truth is, I’m still not in love with the city. Apparently, post-travel depression is a real thing.

I’m still waiting for my mind and spirit to arrive here too and it’s really taking its sweet time. So, what do I do to fill my time in the meanwhile? Yoga of course 🙂

This weekend I went to Flow in the City, an event organized by Flow Retreats and presented by Fully Booked and Aura Athletica. For the few hours I was there I felt a little bit at home again – there’s truly something to be said about being in the company of like-minded people. You may not know hardly anyone there (which was the case with me) but, just being in a space where people share the same energy as you is such a relief. Much gratitude to the women of Flow Retreats whose next events are in Ubud, Bali and Gili Air & Lombok.

I arrived right before Denise Celdran‘s wonderful and eye-opening homeopathy workshop and saw this:

… a bunch of yogis having partner-yoga fun on the floor, led by Monica Manzano. There was quite a bit of laughing and talking and for a change, it was nice to see a yoga class that wasn’t so quiet and focused inward.

The workshops and all the glorious healthy food are for another post altogether, especially now that I’m exploring eating clean seriously. Today, I just wanna share about all the wonderful enterprises that have made products perfect for us Filipino yogis.

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Do Your Thing: A Better Story girls’ camp

After more than two years of mentoring women and holding workshops for the everyday Filipina, the Better Story Project is relaunching their advocacy with a will only a solid group of strong-ass women can manage. On March 28, they’re making their dream come true — which is, encouraging other women to dream too 🙂

The Do Your Own Thing Camp is a one-day event at GK’s Enchanted Farm in Bulacan where you’re going to be told over and over again, JUST DO IT. Just do it already. You know who you are, you know what makes you feel alive, you know what you have to do about it, so why the wait? If you don’t know yet, even the more reason to stop making excuses and actually sit down and think – what do I want out of this short life?

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Grow your urban farm with Bahay Kubo Organics

Who says you can’t be a farmer?

If you’re into living healthy, eating organic, and just seeing things grow, why not build your own farm? 🙂 With aquaponics, you’ll get to grow your own veggies and cultivate freshwater fish right in the city – even in your own home if you’ve got the space to spare. The men of Bahay Kubo Organics will teach you how.

Bahay Kubo Organics is a social enterprise that’s out to spread the technology of aquaponics so that food becomes something you produce instead of something you have to buy. Ultimately, it’s a model they want to bring to communities that have no land to plant on and communities where food security is a red flag – basically, where it’s needed most. The goal is to help communities evolve into self-sustaining pockets of green.

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