The Yogini from Manila

Lunch with Jon / Yoga in Davao with Jon


Today, Chona and I had a wonderful lunch at Italiannis Greenbelt with our yogi friend fresh from Riyadh, Jon Cagas. This was a MUST lunch because last December when we had lunch with Jon, my camera’s memory card was corrupted and I lost all the pictures including our Italiannis lunch.

Jon is back from a Riyadh stint. He is in town for just a few days, flying to Davao by Wednesday to visit his family, then from there will spend several months in India doing yoga.

As Jon is vegetarian, he ordered Caesar Salad and Penne Arrab while Chona and I went for the Sicilian Salad and Parmesan Crusted Fish Fillet. All were yummy! And yes, dessert was Tiramisu!

A wonderful gift that Chona & I received from Jon was a yoga book (and chocolates, to boot!). Sweet, sweet Jon! Of course, lunch turned into an autograph signing event too, hahaha!

the yoga book -- a gift from Jon

dedication time!!!!

One would think Jon’s trip to Davao would be just pure family time. Nope, this generous soul will be conducting 3 yoga classes for Davaoeños who will have a chance to experience yoga with this amazing Ashtanga yoga instructor (read all about his journey in my previous blog post HERE).

So for people in Davao who have been looking for decent yoga classes, Jon’s 3 classes promise to be more than just decent. They will be amazing!

Details are below:

July 13, Sunday 1:30-5pm Intro to Ashtanga class and demo

July 14, Monday 7:30-9pm Basic Ashtanga class

July 15, Tuesday 7:30-9pm Basic Ashtanga class

Venue: Smashville Fitness Center, Magsaysay Avenue, Davao City

Cost: P600 for the 3 classes

They will be providing exercise mats but if you have a yoga sticky mat, it is recommended you bring it along.

Contact persons: Jen (0919-320-6473); Lenlen Cruz, Smashville (0917-701-4195)

All proceeds will go to Rotary Shares Life, a program of the Rotaract Club of Munting Pag-asa Davao to assist the children with cancer admitted at the Davao Medical Center. This program consists of activities that address the psychological needs of the children, as well as the needs of the caregivers like the parents.

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  1. Ashtanga in Davao??? Ooowwww yeeeeaaaah!!!!!!!! I am so super excited over this! Do I need to make a reservation???

    I really wish it could be more than just 3 days though.. But even so, a lesson from the expert is overwhelmingly unbelievable enough.

    Expect me to be there. 🙂

    @blue_mockingbird: This post was done sometime back. But good news! South Studio just opened in Davao and they have yoga classes. Check their website out via my link on the Studios page. Look for Tobi and mention me “Jane” or “The Yogini from Manila blog”.

  2. Uy, its time to open na in Davao! Hint hint

  3. That would be great! I’ll keep an eye out for you. I practice with Yoga Manila Ortigas though. Where do you practice?

    See ya around.

  4. Yup! That was sooooo sweet of Jon!

    Yes Ben, celeb na siya, may book signing na nga e, he he.

    To all Davaoenos, don’t miss this opportunity with Master Jon!

    Jane, grabbed the details from your post so I can spread the word (nag text blast na rin ako, he he). Sarap mag yoga sa Davao – ang mura e! Tara, Jane, lapit na durian season ;-D

  5. Hi Jane,

    I’ve been reading your blog for a few months already (since I decided to get serious about doing yoga) and just wanted to let you that I’ve enjoyed your posts immensely.

    I’ve been curious about that book. I saw it online a few months ago. Do you know if it’s still available? Thanks!

    Jane: Hi Avril. I dropped by your blog and am more and more amazed at finding yoga bloggers in the Philippines. How wonderful! As for the book, let me go ask Jon and I will email you privately when he answers. Since you go to Yoga Manila too, where I practice sometimes, we might just have bumped into each other before. If not, maybe we can try to meet up some day. 🙂

  6. Parang I’ve been reading so many blog posts about Jon ah. He’s a yoga celeb na! 🙂 Hehe.

    Jane: Hehe, celeb na nga without his meaning to be one. Chona has had classes with him while I still have not. 🙁

    Di bale, pagbalik niya sa December. If you’ll be around, we can have classes together with him! YEY!

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