Monday, May 20, 2013
we're so excited to announce the next tropical destination for our flow retreat this year punta bulata resort in negros occidental, just 3 hours away from the city of bacolod! bacolod has always been in my bucket-list of philippine destinations so i am really looking forward to this!
the flow luxe yoga escape weekend retreat will happen on june 28-30 and activities include a vinyasa and sunset yin yoga classes led by our resident yoga instructor, monica eleazar-manzano. monica and i will also be leading the green smoothie and raw food workshop, we'll be sharing new recipes as well!
adventure seekers will love the danjugan island tour! danjugan island is a marine reserve and wildlife sanctuary home to 55 different bird species, 6 different bat species and is also a nesting site for sea turtles. guests may snorkel at one of the 5 lagoons with marvellously diverse coral reefs as diverse as the great barrier reef of australia!
to cap off the weekend, everyone will be treated with a relaxing massage at the ayu spa of punta bulata resort.
save the date and book your airline tickets now for june 28-30. a fun-filled island weekend await those who wander with flow!
flow luxe yoga escape weekend retreat is sponsored by:
moringana, belo essentials sun expert, breville, beyond yoga, strip, browhaus, lagu, team manila, cutieverse, rawlicious, nyogi coconut water, the juice barista and travel magazine.
register at www.flowsurfyogasamba.com
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
another beach hair idea for you to try this summer, the waterfall braid! my cousin and hair braider extraordinaire, ria, gave a hair braiding workshop last weekend at craft camp and styled my hair into this beautiful boho braid to show to her students.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
our very first flow:surfyogasamba retreat beyond the island of luzon! last april 18-21, we took flow to the sunny shores of the country's premier summer destination... boracay!
our home for 4 days, boracay terraces resort, which was situated on the very end of station 1, away from the noise and crowds.
on our first day in the island, bri manglapus, a certified rocket yoga teacher and psa's resident yoga instructor, led an invigorating vinyasa class at the rooftop of boracay terraces resort. we got the view of the sea and sunset, it was so serene and beautiful!
bri, on the left, in her zobha top from aura athletica, showing us how to do a standing split.
participants enjoyed nyogi coconut water refreshments after that challenging yoga session.
the very next day was jam packed with activities! we teamed up with paolo soler, of philippine surfing academy for a surf session at the wave pool of crown regency resort in station 2. surfing in a wave pool is perfect for beginners since waves are more consistent and in a controlled environment. Paolo first conducted land lessons, teaching the basics of surfing such as the parts of the surfboard, how to handle a surfboard, proper paddling and popping up.
surfing in a wavepool can get really tiring but everyone was stoked nonetheless!
my cousin, alessa lanot of life after breakfast blog, taught everyone how to make rubberstamps at our crafternoon workshop.
up bright and early for day 3 of flow boracay! monica, flow's yoga teacher, guided participants into a therapeutic sunrise yin yoga class at discovery shores beach front. monica stressed the importance of rest in order to be fully active. and since it was a beach yoga class, some students even used their lagu beach blankets as yoga mats!
post yoga group shot!
that afternoon, we conducted a green smoothie and live foods workshop at the summer soul bohemain fair. we used our favorite healthy ingredients for our recipes such as the malunggay powder from moringana malunggay capsules and for our green smoothies, we used the trusty breville power blender!
samba school imperatriz filipinense, performed live drumming and taught simple samba dance moves to all guests at the summer soul bohemian fair! it was such a lively and festive afternoon!
imperatriz filipinense's lead drummer, toni (middle) looking rad in her panda sunglasses!
flow participants chillin' at the bohemian fair!
everyone got a pair of havaianas flip flops which we used all weekend!
we always have the coolest goodies from our sponsors! flow reusable canvas bag filled with awesome items such as moringana malunggay capsules, gift certificates from browhaus, strip, beyond yoga, sunshine kitchen, rawlicious, good reads from turista magazine and travel magazine plus more items and freebies from summer soul!
the team spent the last day in the island swimming and even went on a sunset cruise!
thanks heaps to our sponsors for helping us make this first boracay island retreat extra memorable - lifestyle network's summer soul, aura athletica, havaianas, moringana, panda sunglasses, strip, browhaus, beyond yoga, rawlicious, nyogi coconut water, breville, lagu, and our media sposnors, travel magazine, turista magazine and my life on board.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
our family parties wouldn't be complete without a touch of diy! my cousins threw their mom (my aunt), a neon party at seawind for her 60th birthday!
we brought glow sticks, neon funky bracelets and headbands to complete the neon theme. instead of a birthday cake, we got calamansi muffins from real coffee, decorated it with flaglets and placed them on a cupcake stand. the topmost tier was adorned with more glow sticks, paper camera and neon pom poms.
my cousin, alessa, made paper polaroid cameras since my aunt loves taking photos! she also made that clever, florian at 60 logo and stamp.
this was pretty awesome! sparklers spelling out my aunt's name - florian 60!
ended the night with a firework show! special thanks to the wedding party right beside us that night, haha!
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
i'm not a big fan of boracay but i was looking forward to two things during my trip there a few weeks ago. first is the very first flow:surfyogasamba weekend retreat in the island and second is the family vacation with the whole hilario clan! i was so glad these happened both in the same week!
sharing a few snip snaps from days in the sun!
first things first - fresh watermelon shake at two seasons.
no waves, no problem! kai gets on the paddleboard.
sun glares and sunset sessions in my roxy 'kini!
island hopping, fresh coconuts delivered right to our boat!
puka beach where it's more peaceful.
windy and white!
the tie dye sky.
cousins are complete! i love my family!
last meal in the island at kasbah was a good idea! special thanks to fellow roxy girl, paula rosales!
up next, posting a few photos from my aunt's 60th neon party at seawind, boracay!
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