I had heard about Anti-Gravity Yoga for years now and wondered if we had a venue for this South of Manila?
Then I found, Beyond Yoga in Westgate, Alabang.
I became more and more interested with this type exercise, not just because it’s something new and unique, but because of the benefits you can get just by suspending
yourself up in the air.
Based on the Beyond Yoga website, AntiGravity Yoga helps decompress tight joints, relieving pressure while aligning the vertebra, and more.
This is done while performing advance yoga inversions without neck or back compression, holding challenging yoga postures longer and in correct alignment, stretch further with less strain, add an entirely new dimension to your yoga practice and create better body awareness while increasing overall agility.
Let me give you a little information about AntiGravity Yoga. The creator of this is Christoper Harrison. Established in 1991, this yoga exercise became famous from then on and used for entertainment and now in fitness.
AntiGravity Yoga is when you slowly go upside down, you hold, and balance yourself using the AntiGravity Hammock while you are doing different AntiGravity poses. The hammock is very strong and can hold up to 2000 lbs. of weight.
We arrived around lunch time at Beyond Yoga located in
Westgate, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
They have apparels for sale, but you can basically wear
anything from shorts, shirts with or without sleeves as long as
you are comfortable. Work out shoes and jewelry are not
The minimalist design of the place and the serene music
surrounding the studio make everything so relaxing and
I also appreciated the privacy.
It was nice, quiet and very homey.
The FUNdamental AntiGravity Yoga class will start at 1:00 pm to be conducted by Paulo Leonido who is a Certified
Anti-Gravity Yoga Instructor in the Philippines.
The time has come for us to try the AntiGravity Yoga and upon entering the room, I kept asking myself whether I could do this? This was the time to find out!
The Anti-Gravity Hammock.
The FUNdamental class normally takes around 75 minutes and at the end of the session, you will also be
given time to take some pictures.
This picture was taken after the session. It was so much fun! We did several AntiGravity poses which at first were challenging but doing it the second time
around was much smoother.
Paulo kept telling us to always relax and trust the strength of the hammock and just basically let go which we all did in the end. I think it was a natural feeling to be anxious, especially if you are hanging upside down but that feeling was only temporary.
After a few tries, we were able to do different Anti-Gravity poses like Spiderman, Angel Wing, Pouch Wrap, Angel Flip and Cocoon. It really felt great!
This one is what they called Spiderman!
This was definitely a great experience and I’m definitely doing this again!
I really appreciated how fun the class was and yet you are getting the full benefits of the Anti-Gravity Yoga.
No wonder so many rave about this Anti-Gravity Yoga.
This is what they called Angel Wing pose.
Thanks Paulo Leonido for sharing with us
this great new way of exercising!
I also enjoyed the abdominal crunches we did while
we were all suspended in the air.
And lastly, Paulo asked me to do one more Anti-Gravity pose. This was a bit hard that he had to support my back just to keep me stable. But I’m sure next time,
I will be able to do this with ease.
Do I recommend it? Oh Definitely!
Anti-Gravity Yoga is a great exercise and highly recommended for everyone to try!
Looking forward to our next session!
If you want to get more information about Beyond Yoga such as their rates, studio locations and classes that they have, you can check their website: http://www.igobeyondyoga.com/
You can also phone them in these numbers:
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super fun that i see never been that i wanna try on my room by the swing lol…
Hahahah Alyna, let me know how it goes ha .. hehe
Angelo very soon i will try this anti gravity yoga.
You must also visit and stay in Buri resort & spa. its located in Puerto galera. definitely you will love it.
That definitely is in my bucket list Alvin! I really heard a lot of good reviews about that place. Take care!
I found this article so unique. I never thought that there's such thing as "anti-gravity" in reality there's none. We could say there's one inside a vacuum chamber. But here in the PH there's none. Anyway, it is already here. Those interested for this Yoga exercise, take your time and enjoy.
Thanks so much Gil! Yes now it's here and people are loving it! I guess people want something unique and a new form of exercise and that's where Anti-Gravity comes in! 😉
I think this is so difficult and painful. Haha! You really have to start this thing when you are young, strong and flexible. It would be hard to start this when your joints are already clicking. Hehe.
A friend of mine tried this one and he was in his early 50s.. He felt dizzy at first specially if you are upside down most of the time. Tip: Don't eat too much before doing Anti-Gravity.. Haha!
Oh But he was ok the second time around! haha
I was invited by a friend to try this out but I rejected the invitation because I have scoliosis 🙁 It looks fun! I hope those with scoliosis are allowed to try this too. 🙁 Would you know?
A friend of mine has an scoliosis and I asked him if it was alright. He said it was fine so my friend did and he seemed fine afterwards. I am just not sure about the different type of scoliosis. I think its better to have a doctor's advice before trying this. 🙂
We have this kind of yoga here in sg, but still pretty rare compared to hatha and bikram. Will this be a better option for someone with weaker knees? I find my knees hurting from certain poses during my bikram classes.
Not new to you but not for me. I didn't know a thing like this has been out for quite some time. I guess I am living under the rock.
Wow!, That is really great. It seems the yoga is great and beneficial. I am going to try it.
wow! the Anti-Gravity Yoga is awesome. need to try it out
It looks fun! I hope the ceiling is sturdy. What is the cloth made of?
Sounds like a great place to spend your summer workshop. A friend of mine would love this post.
I love AGY! I've been to both Quezon City and Alabang branches. My favorite teacher is actually Ces. I think you'll do great with the flying fitness class since you look fit and did well on the basics.
I guess it was fun doing the spidey pose. This could really help strengthen your core.
Ohhh, I can tell you had so much fun. It is becoming very popular in the US and can be a helpful way to improve one's posture. You all looked like Cirque de Soliel dancers. Haha!
I have never ever heard of anti gravity yoga. Looks amazing but pretty dangerous, too. I suppose I will have to become really fit before I try my hand at it. 😀
This antigravity yoga seems like quite a challenge to me because I am afraid of standing upside down, I start getting vertigo but I think yoga of such kind will help me fight my fears.
OMG you are way much flexible than me!! I've been wanted to try out these anti gravity yoga but not sure where I can find them ><