Rae Collins with Kino MacGregor during her satay at Atmosphere in the Philippines

When I found out that Kino MacGregor along with her husband Tim Feldmann from Miami life center were due to stay at Atmosphere Resorts, I was beside myself with excitement. I first discovered and committed to the ashtanga primary series as an asana practice a number of years ago, I spent a lot of time reading, googling and collecting DVD’s. Living in an area where there were limited yoga classes on offer, I spent the time looking for other avenues to assist me with my practice. That was when I first stumbled across Kino. From the moment I first watched …

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Tim Feldmann from Miami Life Center visits and teaches a yoga class at Atmosphere Resort in the Philippines

Yoga with Tim Feldmann in the Philippines One of the perks of working in a high end resort is that we sometimes have famous people come to visit. More often than not I am blissfully ignorant of who they are, but recently we were honored to have two famous Yogis come to stay. No surprises, but not only had I heard of them, not only had I hoped and planned to one day study with them, but they were individuals who have both been very inspirational to me. Tim Feldmann and Kino MacGregor are both well-known ashtangi’s in the yoga world, …

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Kids Yoga Class

Its term time again and ‘my kids’ at the One international school are growing older, new kids are joining, the numbers increasing and there has even been a preschool added. As a result, last term saw the introduction to two different kids yoga classes, one for the 3-5 year olds and one for the 6-9 year olds. The biggest challenge when teaching children yoga is to keep them engaged, which is no easy feat if you have a class full of different ages. With the two separate classes I am able to deliver two entirely different age specific classes. Kids …

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Hilot Massage

Hilot pronounced HEE-lot is an ancient Filipino art of hands on healing that involves intuition and massage. Even today many Filipino’s will seek the advice and therapy of a manghihilot (hilot practitioner) as an alternative to a medical doctor. Traditionally they have no formal training, with their knowledge and practice being passed down from one generation to the next. It also relies on the individual’s ability to tap into and be in touch with their sixth sense; intuition. The practitioner scans the body and employs chiropractic manipulation for the treatment of musculoskeletal ailments, relief of common conditions such as colds, …

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Lechon - Fiesta – How to party like a Filipino

Whilst traditionally a fiesta in the Philippines is held to celebrate different patron saints, you would be forgiven if you simply thought it was the local town or cities excuse to have a party since that is in actual fact what happens. It is a once a year opportunity for the locals to show their generosity to others with an open house invite to celebrate and mainly to eat lots of food. In the build up to the fiesta many towns host ‘discos’ in the resident basketball court with music so loud your ears will be left ringing. The markets …

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