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Thursday, December 10, 2015

FLOW IN THE CITY at Aruga, Rockwell and Capitol GreenStreet!



What makes Flow In The City so special? It is a unique combination of a wholistic bazaar experience paired with health and wellness lectures, classes and workshops! Take a look at what went on during the last gathering of Flow In The City at Aruga, Rockwell.
We started the day with a Vinyasa class led by Tami Ledesma and Live Art Sketching by an artist's collective!
Continuing on with art as Alessa of Life After Breakfast led a Watercolor Lettering workshop at the 2-bedroom suite of Aruga, Rockwell. 
Kids do Yoga with Bernice Mathay :)
And the kids also loved story-time with Make Believe Productions
Rhiannon Haley did a workshop on How To Detoxify with doTerra Essential Oils
Many small business owners listened in on Gov Daswani's lecture on Entrepreneurial Enlightenment.
Contemporary artist, Gino Tioseco led the workshop on How To Paint Like Van Gogh.
Waldorf Educator and Psychologist, Belai Gruenberg teaches a workshop on Archetypes and Inner Dragons :)

Monica Manzano shares her love for pure essential oils at the Self Massage workshop with doTerra Oils.

Who's Got OM? Yogis that attended Riana Gatus' Vinyasa class!
Kirtan with Omniverse to raise the vibrations of the body and the space around us! 
We ended on an energetically high note after Sound Healing with Robert Greene of Diwata Universal.

Flow In the City is a mecca for like-minded individuals that share the passion for health and wellness. Here are some of the merchants that graced our event at Aruga by Rockwell.
Kabbalah Philippines
Jertie's Kitchen
Homegrown Organics
La Pomme
Mitza's Good Eats
Healthy Monsters

Green Mama
Brown Belly
INDIGObaby
The Cookie Lady
TaliAmman
Smartyplants
Like in most of our events, we gave out goodies from our participating sponsors: Salad Stop, Old Navy, Dove Vita Coco and Aura Athletica


Special thanks to She Dreams In Ink for being our event stylist and to our photographers, Kaity of hellokaity.com and Serica of Serica.ph
Catch our next event this Sunday for our Christmas Edition at Capitol Greenstreet. 
Many thanks to all our sponsors who made this event possible on a physical plane: Old Navy, KFit, Dove, Salad Stop, She Dreams in Ink and Aruga by Rockwell.
And if you missed our last event, don't fret! You can still join this Sunday's Flow In The City, Christmas Edition at Capitol Greenstreet, QC.

Join us for an informative and inspiring day with yoga instructors, artists, crafters, speakers and health advocates who will lead workshops and classes for everyone who would like to explore and learn more about mind-body balance and a conscious lifestyle.

Vinyasa Yoga with Lexi Payumo

Traveling with Doterra Essential Oils: Bring Natural Wellness With You Wherever You Go with Vicky Yang

Green Smoothie Workshop with Rawlicious Green Smoothies

Blackbelt Theory: The Clearest Yet Toughest Road To Self Discovery with Gov Daswani

Christmas Cookie Decorating Demo with The Cookie Lady

Movement Workshop for Kids with Kolisko Waldorf School

Sign up for 2 workshops for P700 or 1 workshop for P380

Visit www.flowretreats.blogspot.com to register for workshops and for more info on schedule of activities!
Vinyasa Yoga with Lexi Payumo
Traveling with Doterra Essential Oils: Bring Natural Wellness With You Wherever You Go with Vicky Yang
Green Smoothie Workshop with Rawlicious Green Smoothies
Blackbelt Theory: The Clearest Yet Toughest Road To Self Discovery with Gov Daswani
Christmas Cookie Decorating Demo with The Cookie Lady
Movement Workshop for Kids with Kolisko Waldorf School
Sign up for 2 workshops for P700 or 1 workshop for P380
Visit www.flowretreats.blogspot.com to register for workshops and for more info on schedule of activities!
Shop local brands, all natural products and festive eats at Flow In The City: Holiday Wellness Shopping Fair on December 13, 2015 at Capitol Greenstreet, Capitol Hills Drive, Quezon City! 
Join us for an informative and inspiring day with yoga instructors, artists, crafters, speakers and health advocates who will lead workshops and classes for everyone who would like to explore and learn more about mind-body balance and a conscious lifestyle.
Sign up for 2 workshops for only P700 or P380 per workshop.
Unplug for a day, connect with like-minded individuals, celebrate yoga, wellness and good health. Support homegrown products and shop local thisChristmas season!
Register here, to join the workshops and info about workshop schedule.
Flow In The City is sponsored by Lifestyle Network, Choose Philippines and When In Manila.



Thursday, November 5, 2015

Save The Date: Seaside Yoga Surf Dance Retreat Baler


Celebrate our 6th year anniversary with us at the Seaside Surf Yoga Dance Retreat at Kahanamoku Inn Baler. Surf, yoga and dance all weekend, go on a little hiking trip, recharge, de-stress and rejuvenate yourself amidst nature.



Kahanamoku Inn is a secluded accommodation situated on the foot of a hill and across the street from an internationally known surf spot in the Philippines - Cobra Reef. It is strategically located near Aurora’s famous tourists attractions. Not too far from the hustle and bustle of Sabang Beach (9kms/ 15 mins.), Kahanamoku boasts of a more private and tailor-fit Baler experience. Surrounded by both the tranquility of nature and the allure of the Pacific Ocean, we cater to a wide range of clients. As the heart of the Aurora province, Baler is also a known tourist destination for diving, hiking, and trekking. 




THE SESSIONS

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga is a yoga style in which each movement is synchronized with breath - one breath, one movement as they call it. Vinyasa involves continuous, flowing movements that will make you feel like as if you are dancing. This yoga style is ideal for beginners and for those who are up for a little challenge as well.

Surfing
Lessons will be at Sabang beach, an ideal spot for beginners to learn surfing at. Lessons also come with a board and personal instrutcor. The warm and welcoming professional instructors provide surf lessons that gently introduce both kids and adult beginners to the basics of the board so they feel confident, secure and safe. Instructors teach all levels of surfing in a fun and safe environment. 

Dance
Move, shake it off, lose your inhibitions in an energizing dance session.

Green Smoothie & Raw Food Workshop
Learn the basics and benefits of green smoothies and learn how to prepare simple yet healthy raw food snacks.

Hiking
Explore this part of Baler and go on a little adventure on a nature hike!

Intention Ceremony
An intimate, meditative session. Set your intention and send it out to the universe!

RATES
Package Rate: 10,780php 
Early Bird Rate: 9,980php (deadline - October 31)

INCLUSIONS
3D/2N accommodation at Kahanamoku Inn
Roundtrip Transfers 
Daily Breakfast
Vinyasa Yoga Class
1 Surf Lesson
Dance Lesson
Green Smoothie & Raw Food Workshop
Rashguard Rental
Flow Shirt
Eco Canvas Tote
Flow Certificate

ITINERARY
November 28 - Saturday
3am - Meet at Starbuck's Drive Thru, 32nd St. BGC (in front of MC Home Depot)
3:30am - ETD Manila
9:30am - ETA Baler
11am - Opening Circle
12nn - Check In
          - Lunch
2pm - Green Smoothie & Raw Food Workshop
6pm - Intention Ceremony
7pm - Dinner 

November 29 - Sunday
7am - Vinyasa Yoga
8:30am - Breakfast
10am - Surf Lessons
12nn - Lunch 
2pm - Hiking
4:30pm - Dance
7pm - Dinner 

November 30 - Monday
7am - Breakfast
11am - Closing Ceremony
12nn - Check out
          - Lunch
1:30pm - ETD Baler
7:30pm - ETA Manila

PAYMENT TERMS
You may pay for the full package rate (early bird rate or regular package rate) via Bank Deposit or Paypal  (add 4.4% + P15 to package rate).

ROOMS & BOOKING
- First come, first serve basis.
- No registration form, No reservation.
- Full payment must be settled on or before the date mentioned above. 
  For extensions, please coordinate with us.
- NON-REFUNDABLE but transferable to other person. Please notify us at least 7 days before the trip.
- Rooms are SHARED, 3pax in 1 room
- You may request for a private room of your own at an additional cost. 
  Kindly let us know if you want have a private room reserved.

- Lunch and Dinner meals are not included in the package rate.

Sign up for the retreat here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Baby Alab Needs Our Help!



Sharing this story of a little fighter that needs our help:

Alab was born premature at 29 weeks last August 28, 2015 via emergency C-section at the Medical City Ortigas. His prenatal course was generally unremarkable up until the 7th month of Russ' pregnancy where we found out during a routine prenatal ultrasound with our OB that Alab had an enlarged heart as well as fluid in his abdomen. Being shocked is an understatement. Our hearts were crushed with the news. Everything from that point on was a blur. We were running around QC and Pasig consulting different specialists on what to do. Alab was ultimately diagnosed to have beginning Hydrops Fetalis (Hyrdrops Fetalis is the accumulation of fluid in at least two body compartments of the fetus, which alab already had). If you read about it, I think this disease is usually caught in its late stages and ends up more often than not as Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD).



Most doctors wait it out until IUFD happens because there is NO cure to it. Our OB perinatologist, and her husband, a paediatric cardiologist gave us the option of delivering Alab and give his heart a chance through medications postnatally, since there really isn't anything they can do while Alab is still in his mother's womb. Being Doctors ourselves, we fully understood the situation, and decided to deliver Alab and give him a chance, no matter how small it was, rather than wait it out. Alab was delivered 24 hours later. He had an ET tube connected to a ventilator to assist in his breathing. He had multiple IV medications to help his heart.


His course after delivery was pretty stormy, but day by day he showed signs of improvement. He kept on fighting. Eventually, repeat X-rays showed a large decrease in the size of his heart, almost close to normal. Fluid in his abdomen also disappeared. Currently, Alab is 35weeks already (40days since birth). He breathes on his own with very minimal oxygen support via nasal cannula without the help of any ventilators. His feedings are increasing. He is steadily growing and gaining weight.

Its such a miracle that this little kiddo survived this ordeal. Some of our doctors say that he is the first case of hydrops fetalis in the Philippines who survived, but we have yet to confirm this.

I have attached some of Alab's pictures since birth up to present. We hope to inspire people with Alab's story, who might be going through similar things, and show them that there is always hope no matter how bleak it may seem.

Nothing is impossible through God's grace. Prayers move mountains.=)

You can contact me at 09175271483 for any queries.

-Daddy Pipo <3 p="">
Indigobaby is accepting donations for Baby Alab! 
You may request for the amount to be added to your total amount due for orders or you may also deposit directly to:

BPI Ortigas the strip
Current Account
Account name: Jose Fortunato A. Caringal
Acctount Number 9810 0034 02

Friends are also organising fundraisers like this one we attended the other night: ALAB NG PUSO