About

Crow poseMy journey towards the path of yoga began in 2004, when I attended Elita Salgado’s class for the first time with my mother and her friends. It wasn’t love at first practice but I found myself coming back for more and eventually becoming a regular student. And whenever Elita was unavailable, I’d go to Sandy Carmona’s classes in Makati.

After two years of practicing, I moved to another country for a job, which disrupted the regularity of my practice. Still, I did what I could despite the lack of access to English classes. I practiced on my own or got together with like-minded yogis in that country. It was upon my return to the Philippines in 2009 that I seriously considered teaching yoga. Life and work got in the way, however, and that goal took a backseat. I continued my search for fantastic teachers to learn from and eventually found them. My dream of becoming a yoga teacher was realized in 2012 when I trained to under Bliss Yoga Manila’s Roland dela Cruz and Isabel Dulay. It was a decision that changed my life.

Now, I am teaching yoga full-time and still accepting freelance writing and consulting assignments. I continue to learn from my fellow teachers and my students, whose dedication to the practice never fails to inspire me. I found my bliss and wish to share what I learned with anyone who’s seeking a more peaceful existence, a stronger body and a calmer mind.

This blog is my way of communicating with anyone who is curious about yoga, wants to deepen their practice or have been called to teach. I have other interests, too, such as current events and the arts, so I might be writing about subjects not directly related to yoga every now and then.

Feel free to drop me a note at louie [dot] pilapil [at] gmail [dot] com or follow me on Twitter at @louie_the_yogi to inquire about my classes or simply say hello. You may also leave comments on my blog posts. Let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.

Namaste.

 

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