Urban Ashram Manila

3/F Active Fun Bldg., 9th Ave. cor. 28th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Urban Ashram Manila
4.6
4.5 Stars

13 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 9
  • 4 stars 3
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 16 Reviews
  • 13 Recommend
  • 13 Reviewers
Category:
Fitness Center
Business Hours
Reopens Sun: 6:30a - 7:30a
Phone
+6328699642

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 6:30a - 7:30a
  • Monday
    • 6:30a - 7:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 6:30a - 7:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 6:30a - 7:30p
  • Thursday
    • 6:30a - 7:30p
  • Friday
    • 6:30a - 7:30p
  • Saturday
    • 6:30a - 4:30p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

By Appointment:
Yes
Home Service:
No

Most Recent Reviews

Will C.
4.0 Stars

I practiced yoga way way back, back in the days where i need flexibility as to complement my main sports, fastforward today, our company offers free yoga session so i got hooked again.

I was then invited by my friend to try this one out. Its my 3rd session as of this writing. Upon entering the building youll noticed the kiddie vibe because of the tenants, while 3rd floor holds a well known gym and the studio itself.

This place is really clean especially the studio, i guess its at least sanitized after every major sessions like those intense ones. Instructors are good but i suggest you look for the one your most comfortable with 128521128521128521 (hahaha) or fits your schedule. Class can get really full so schedule it online as they dont allow walkins when its full house.

Bathroom is spacious as far as the mens room is concern, as the ratio of men are 2 or 3 out of 25.

Dont bother bringing in your mat as those are readily available, i brought mine on my 1st day and i regret bringing it in. For the price, hmmm.. lets be honest, yoga classes are expensive esp on a business district but they are of same price with its competitors nearby.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

In trying to live a healthy and fit life, my friends and I started jogging. Or we would go to the gym. But sometimes, it can be..... Nakakatamad. 128517 So we decided to try something new. We've tried Pilates before and we really enjoyed it. Intense! This time, we tried yoga. At first, we thought that yoga is just all about breathing. Inhale, exhale. And just meditating. Hammmmmmm.. Yes, it is but there's more! It can also be as intense as Pilates or any workout, actually. 128513128552

We were lucky to get DG vouchers -- beginner's 15-day trial for 1000 pesos. Class schedules are available online (check their FB account) and you can reserve a slot online, as well. Even with a reservation, it's best to go here at least 30 minutes before your session so you can still fix yourself and you get to choose you area. 128513 Mats and other "equipments" are already provided so you don't need to worry anymore. But if you want, you can bring your own mat or mat towel for sanitary kaartehan. 128541 Also, they provide you with your own locker so you can keep your things safely. 128077🏼

On our first day, we were all lost and clueless because the staffs weren't that helpful and accommodating. Good thing we were able to figure things out on our own. 128532 But they eventually became friendly and helpful naman. 128527

Our first class was Gentle Flow (not sure with the exact name). Our instructor was somewhat serious and strict and we had a hard time trying to do the poses since we can't really understand her. For this class, she let us do a lot of poses which will target the core. She also taught us the proper breathing. After our class, we were complaining about not being tired and that we didn't sweat at all. BUT the next morning, wow ang sakit ng katawan and "abs" namin! 128517 I remember our instructor telling us that there won't be any sweating (if there's any, it will only be minimal) but you still get to feel the effect. And yes, tama nga! 128517

Aside from Gentle Flow, we also got to try FNR - Flexibility Not Required. In this class, there were a lot of sweating and stretching and planking! Yes, planks! 128529 But it was all worth it! 128513 We prefer and enjoyed FNR over Gentle Flow. 128077🏼

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eiLeeN T.
5.0 Stars

For the longest time, I've been on a hunt for an exercise regimen that I'll stick to. I wasn't expecting anything when I purchased their promo in Deal Grocer - P500 for their 15-Day Unlimited Universal Class Pass.

I sure am glad bumping into this offer! Teachers are very good (prioritizing safety all the time), facility is über-clean (no sweaty gym smell) and proximity from the office allows me to squeeze in practice at almost any time. Because of the positive changes I've seen since I started practicing, glad to say that it's been six months and been going 3-5x/week.

Namaste!

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Ivy R.
4.0 Stars

I haven't had a single session, but the two bubbly girls in reception just won me over! I got the 15 day trial at a special promo rate of 1,000 pesos! There are sessions scheduled for after work (6:30) and also early morning before work (6:45 am). The morning session is perfect for people living and working in the Fort area!

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Atel V.
5.0 Stars

Feels great to have the time to practice.

It's my 2nd time at Urban Ashram.

So far, I'm pretty satisfied.

They don't overbook the class (like yoga +)

Teachers very engaged.

I'm coming back.

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Peanut D.
5.0 Stars

I am happy to report that after about 3 weeks of going to yoga class (1x - 2x per week), I am now able to reach my toes. Suck ettttt! Hahaha!

I honestly thought it would take me 3-4 months (maybe even a year???) before I could do that! Pretty cool.

If I can go to yoga class once/twice a week, ANYONE can, too! I'm serious!

I used to be so against physical activity that when people would talk about the possibility of a zombie apocalypse, no one wanted me on their team.

"...Peanut would just slow us down."

I would provide no benefit to the team and would probably just eat all their food. Haha.

But I didn't care that no one wanted me alive during a zombie apocalypse. It's not like THAT'S going to happen.

...Right? 128128

I only started caring when I had more frequent leg pains and generally just felt like a human jello. 127854

I started slowly by playing kalye-style badminton every week. Did that for a couple of months (my badminton skills are nonexistent) and only recently did I have the courage to do yoga.

I think seeing looloo reviewers being active also inspired me to do the same. Naks.

I see Jairus d waking up at 5 AM to bike, Lesley Ardelle E trying out all sorts of fitness activities, Bam A doing crossfit, Albert T running, Jennie V playing tennis, Ina d doing Insanity, Jas T, Kakin S and Kindred P doing yoga (check out Kindred's looloo profile photo) - just to name a few.

This made it a lot easier for me to push myself to try and find something "active" to do. (Also, maybe if people find out I'm doing yoga, they'll want me back on their zombie apocalypse team??!)

Aside from helping me become more open-minded when it comes to food, looloo friends have also helped me become more active! 128582

Thanks guyz. 128522

Urban Ashram is a really good place to start for yoga beginners. It is a safe place for clumsy, uncoordinated people like me.

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Risha T.
5.0 Stars

This review is quite delayed as I tried the Urban Ashram BGC branch before I went to the Brixton branch for the past four classes.

I attended four yoga classes here: three FNR (flexibility not required) and one hatha. The classes and instructors are great. The facilities are great. As I have mentioned in my review of the Brixton branch, I prefer the feel of the BGC branch. Although smaller, it's brighter and more going on. I love the ceiling light fixtures at the studio. And a peak at the BGC skyline through the glass curtain walls helps the mood inside.

If you have a choice between the two branches I would recommend the BGC branch :)

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Kathy B.
5.0 Stars

I am proud to say that I've finally tried yoga. How long I'll last though remains to be seen. I was really happy with my first class. The teacher was nice and helpful to beginners and old timers alike. She would repeatedly remind us to do the poses according to our individual capacity, and for the more experienced, she'd offer more challenging poses for them to try. Peanut D was right, it wasn't intimidating at all 128522

Although I was warned I'd feel sore the day after, it actually feels good to have stretched those unused muscles. Maybe the pain in my midsection will give birth to a 6-pack one day. Haha! Afterwards, my friend and I headed to IHOP where we quickly gained back the calories we burned. Exercise to eat! 128540

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Elizabeth S.
3.0 Stars

Got a 40-day pass because my previous experiences were good. Although I must say that I had a weird experience during my last class two days ago. So there I was in my 4th yoga class, trying to keep up with the poses and all. I was sweating like a freakin pig because it was around noon. So naturally, I kept wiping the sweat off with my towel. Anyway, the instructor comes up to me and corrects my klutzy moves, then at some point, I wanted to wipe the sweat off again. But alas, my towel was nowhere to be found. Then I saw it in front of the classroom. I was like "How'd it get there?" Then I realized it was probably the instructor. Hmmm...must have gotten distracted with all my wiping. (Sorry noh? Yucky my sweat eh) Anyway, at the end of the class, I talked to the instructor and asked if I distracted her in any way. And then she just smiles and goes "No." Hmmm. So I just thanked her and walked away. Bomalabs men. Anyway, no skin off my outstretched back, but it was just strange. 128561

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Peanut D.
5.0 Stars

Urban Ashram is the best place for yoga n00bs. 128077128077128077

I've been to 2 other yoga studios in BGC: BeyondYoga and Yoga+.

I liked BeyondYoga and the teacher there but there's just way too many people in one class - which is okay but if you really want to learn, a smaller class is better.

Yoga+ on the other hand, just like what some loolooers have told me (hi Marilen I!), is for yoga pros. When I attended a Flow Yoga class there, everyone seemed to be regulars. Newbies will surely feel out of place.

I took the FNR (Flexibility Not Required) class at Urban Ashram this morning and this is by far the best class I've had. The teacher (Tara is her name I think) was very friendly and helpful. She corrected my poses and encouraged me to try harder. She also smiles a lot which helps when you feel like your entire body is shaking lol.

The Flow Yoga class was a bit harder but I feel like I didn't learn much. I was just following what everyone else was doing vs. this class where the teacher explains even the most basic poses - cow, cat, chair, warrior poses, etc.

April V was also right about the lack of mirrors, I think that it actually helps! Makes you more focused on what you're doing vs. checking out other people's poses through the mirror. Haha.

If you want to try it out, their drop-in rate here at Urban Ashram is Php 600. It's Php 700 at Yoga+ but maybe that's because they give you yoga and bath towels. At BeyondYoga I believe it's Php 550. 128522

Really happy with this one! I will look into what "package" I'll be getting!

Hello to Urban Ashram regulars: Lesley Ardelle E, April V, Juvi M, and Miri A! And hi to my yoga buddy for today, Celine J! 128522

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April V.
5.0 Stars

15-day unlimited pass done! 128513

I wasn't able to maximize it though, I think I just went 4 times. 128531

I tried FNR, Vinyasa Flow and one morning yoga, I forgot what. 9996 My favorite's FNR... Haha. It's the easiest! 128541

I really like this studio. They don't have mirrors inside and, for me, it's better because you'll depend on the instructor to correct your pose instead of checking your reflection. 128539

I also like how spacious their locker room / bathroom is... but the frosted doors, not so much. Haha. 128514 They also have some merchandise there like mats and clothes. 128077

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Elizabeth S.
4.0 Stars

Had my first yoga class yesterday. It was an experience. A really tiring one -- yet enlightening. It hurts today as expected. 128540Anyway, the free class was cool. It did not feel like it was free -- after being subjected to 90 minutes of yoga poses. Phew! The instructors were very clear with the directions and were quite patient with a klutz like me. The best part was they even gave me a 7 day pass. Woohoo! Or rather, ommmm. 128519

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Camill V.
5.0 Stars

Had my first class earlier and really enjoyed. Came out calmer, clearer and my body felt open. Great facilities too! Think I'll be getting a flexipass soon!

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Lesley Ardelle V.
5.0 Stars

After completing my 5-class 1-month pass, I signed up for a Flexipass at Urban Ashram Manila. 128522

It costs PhP 5,280, good for 12 classes, and it's valid for 3 months. So that's PhP 440 per class or PhP 1,760 per month! (If you only practice once a week). If you want to add classes, just buy another Flexipass and you can use it for another 12 classes. 128077 And it's valid for both Ashrams (HighStreet and Brixton in Kapitolyo).

Pretty good deal for me since I can only practice once a week. I still have my membership at 360 Fitness Club, so I go there once a week too. 128170

Hopefully I can be stronger and be fit for my Boracay trip next month. Woot. 128089

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Lesh C.
5.0 Stars

Initially, I wasn't convinced that Yoga was for somebody like me who fidgets and thinks a lot.

However, I was very competitive.

And ever since my best friend randomly texted us girls to go, I ended up loving it, even convincing even my boyfriend to go do yoga with me.

We got their very worth it 15-day unlimited pass and I ended up being a total convert! Not only has yoga changed my viewpoint about the exercise, it has made me crave doing Yoga everyday!

Urban Ashram Fort itself made my transition to yoga most enjoyable as their place is relaxing and very very homey. Love the lemongrass scents, soap, and shampoo!

Please give yoga a try, and I'm sure you'll love doing it everyday like I did.

Namaste!

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Lesley Ardelle V.
4.0 Stars

Was finally able to use my (soon to expire) Deal Grocer voucher for a 5-day trial at Urban Ashram. I wasn't really keen on yoga before (I was a Pilates snob), but ever since my old Pilates instructor took a long leave, I decided to try out the Power Yoga class in my gym, and I've been a convert ever since.

Still not the most flexible person, though. :p

Urban Ashram is dedicated to the yoga practice, and the ambiance is really nice, and it smells good inside, like you just entered a spa. :)

Their studio is spacious and well-lighted; there are mats already laid out on the floor, but you have an option to bring your own mat & bring your own yoga towel, or rent a towel from the reception area.

The ladies' locker room was ok, it had a lot of space in the middle, but after a class it could get really crowded. It had frosted shower doors, though, and I didn't like that. :/

I'm looking forward to my remaining 4 visits to see if the other classes are good, and to test if I am getting stronger. :) then I shall see if I love it enough to sign up for a membership.

Namaste!

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