An exclusive gathering of sports and fitness media representatives, yoga fanatics and top wellness brands happened last May25-26, 2013 at Cintai Corito’s Garden for a YOGA CAMP weekend.
The YOGA CAMP was spearheaded by Ms. Patricia Palma-Gil Poniente, proprietor of Cintai, together with Wellness Avenue.
The eager campers, upon arriving, were first given briefing and camp rules that was immediately followed by a game, personally prepared by one of the brand sponsors, Flipsters. What came next were a series of tasks (aka more games) that the campers must finish to be able to reach the ultimate prize, which was a Symphony Pillow, sponsored by Tempur. As soon as all the hype and adrenaline went down, a vegan yet mouth watering lunch was served, personally prepared by Cintai’s very own Chef Dave Ocampo. Once the campers got sated and settled, our yoga marathon ensued. To get the spirits of the campers moving, Certified Yoga Teacher Lorraine De Dios led the Ashtanga and Vinyasa class. After the physicality, the night began with a very relaxing Pranayama and Yoga Nidra class, conducted by Yoga Therapist and Wellness Avenue’s Managing Partner, Viel Olegario. Fully rested from their last class, the day ended with a solemn yet smile-filled dinner.
On the second day, the campers were greeted by an invigorating Kundalini Yoga class, which was again led by Viel Olegario. Building a good enough appetite, a sumptuous buffet breakfast was generously provided to the campers and were soon subjected to a smoothie workshop, taught by Ms. Marie Gonzales of Kitchen Revolution who was at that time was also being sponsored by Superfood Grocer. To cap off the yoga marathon, the campers had their grand finale, a Yogilates class. This was with Wellness Consultant and Managing Partner of Wellness Avenue, Ms. Z Villarin.
All the Yoga Campers went home with loot bags that contained freebies from their very kind brand sponsors – Easy Pha Max wheat drink, Tempur Mattresses and Pillows GC, Yoga Class GC from FTX Gym, Oryspa gift set, Yoga wrist band from The Bead Shop, Pocari Sweat re-hydration drink, and Ysabel’s Daughter Organic personal care products. The campers were also very lucky and privileged to have won Yurbuds’ Inspire for Women’s earphones, Margo Rocio Bags, Easy Pha Max Colon Cleanse, Flipsters GC, P&P Tattoo GC’s, Nestle Cereals and Lipton Tea during the mini games and raffle. To cover the whole YOGA CAMP event, our media partners – One sport Magazine, Pinoy Fitness Magazine, When in Manila – also attended the camp.
This first (surely not the last) YOGA CAMP, by Wellness Avenue serves as a sneak preview of what this company has in store for all of us. Let’s get ready to join their next wellness adventure.