What makes ECHOyoga different and unique?
No one yoga group in the Philippines today is really focusing on the need of niche groups like the overweight and heavy, the super stressed, the senior citizens or those with ailments. ECHOyoga classes and workshops are meant to unleash yoga's therapeutic power for specific needs, and to probe our inner world towards a deeper grounding and “yoking” of which is what yoga means.
All of us ECHOyoga teachers are certified and trained in Yoga asana, meditation and breath focus and have a clear understanding of how to work with special needs and issues. We are totally immersed in life and living, either in the corporate world or the home, often juggling both, amidst the stress, as we try to live yoga beyond the mat. Our passion to share yoga is ever present because we have seen its transformative, healing and life-changing powers in our own lives. We welcome you to ECHOyoga Community Center!
CIRCLE OF TEACHERS
Heading the team of ECHOyoga teachers are Jeannie Javelosa and Marilen Elizalde.
Jeannie E. Javelosa
Jeannie is a voice for wholistic wellness and an advocate for the sustainable lifestyle through ECHOstore and ECHOyoga. She has moved through various physical-meditative disciplines such as Sheng Zhen chi-gong, under Chinese Master Li Jun Feng and free movement meditation under Indonesian teacher Prapto. She was introduced to Sivananda yoga by Bela Lipat in 1998. Jeannie started to teach yoga in 2002. Over the years, she has taken workshops under visiting yoga teachers Clayton Horton, John and Lucy Scott and Govinda Kai and teacher certification courses with Paul Dallaghan (Ashtanga Vinyasa), O.P. Tiwari (Pranayama) and Neil Barker (Anatomy) at the Centered Yoga Institute in Thailand. She is currently working towards another teacher certification under her current teacher, John Scott. For the past 25 years, Jeannie has also been a counselor and reader, giving soul destiny readings using the astrological birth chart, or past life regression as entry into understanding a person’s traumas, life questionings and directions. She is constantly tapped to give lectures on meditation, healing, and consciousness. She has given such workshops and talks in Manila and at Yoga+ in Shanghai. She also writes about these related topics in her books and her nine-year running column entitled A Spirited Soul at the Allure Section of the Philippine Star.
Marilen is ECHOyoga’s Program Director. She was introduced to various forms of yoga by her first teacher Bela Lipat in 2002. She is a member of Yoga Alliance and has been teaching yoga since 2007. Over the years, she has participated in yoga workshops here and abroad under a number of teachers. Namely, John and Lucy Scott, Richard Freeman, Cle Souren, Ryan Redman and Govinda Kai. Marilen has also attended several anatomy courses under Neil Barker and David Keil. She has also taken a Pranayama course under guru, O.P. Tiwari. Marilen was certified under Paul Dallaghan (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga) and Neil Barker (Anatomy) at the Centered Yoga Institute in Koh Samui, Thailand. She is currently working towards another teacher certification under her current teacher, John Scott.
Sen is a certified teacher from the Centered Yoga Institute in Thailand. Her yoga journey started with basic hatha yoga, two years of Bikram Yoga and finally Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Sen’s joyful personality makes yoga fun and healing.
Dona teaches Yin Yoga. She is a yoga instructor, stress management consultant, a breathwork and movement teacher, a values education teacher at the Australian International School and a volunteer for the Art of Living Foundation. Her company OneSpark focuses on organizational well-being and team development where she facilitates corporate stress management workshops, drumming for team building, positive communication, and creativity and innovation workshops. Over the years, Dona has had extensive training in soft belly yoga, dynamic Yoga and has completed over 100 hours in Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Beginners, Energy Meridians of the Body and Intensives). She has also studied Anatomy with David Kiel (yoganatomy.com) and has attended various workshops with international teachers.
Vicky started yoga with Bela Lipat. A debilitating disease, however, led Vicky to seek out yoga as a healing art five years ago. Being a plus-size woman Vicky will handle Big Yoga specifically tailored for plus-sized men and women.
Eves started her yoga journey in 2009 with her first teacher’ Jeannie Javelosa, who taught her the Sivananda style of yoga and some forms of meditation and pranayama techniques. Inspired by Jeannie’s passion and the transformational benefits of the yoga practice, Evelyn has immersed herself into the study and exploration of yoga since then. In 2010 she was introduced to Ashtanga yoga by Jeannie. She continued to study the system under Marilen Elizalde, Rebecca de Villa and Tesa Celdran. She began her regular practice of Mysore Ashtanga Yoga in 2011. Over the years she has also taken classes/workshops with other international Ashtanga instructors Clayton Horton, Govinda Kai, David Keil and John Scott.
Evelyn was mentored by Bela Lipat to teach Ashtanga Yoga in the traditional style.
5th Floor, OPL Building
(One Palanca Land)
100 C. Palanca Street,
Legaspi Village, Makati City
in partnership with other Yoga studios, watch out for them!
distress in work while learning yoga! Form a class in work and we’ll come to you.
ECHOyoga can also create special corporate workshops in company venues for specific needs and groups upon request. Contact us!
For sign-in and slot reservation of workshops
Call or text: 0906-5063958
Want to try yoga, but afraid to?
Think you are not flexible?
Want to have fun and yet learn focus?
Want to learn new therapies?
Then ECHOyoga workshops are for you!
ECHOyoga is ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle’s yoga wellness program
that offers a variety of yoga workshops and classes for absolute beginners for a first-ever yoga experience. Workshops build students up for a home practice that is grounded on the Body-Mind-Spirit principles of breath, focus and centering.
“ECHO” now means Empowerment, Care, Health and Oneness.