While enjoying myself in a steam room after Body Combat and Women’s Yoga classes, I realized that Myoga was a place where I had been turning to for FOUR years of summer in Hong Kong!
I started at this place after a long break from my public exam before taking off to Calif. I learned about this place in the internet. I was searching for yoga classes because yoga has been an exercise that has always spoken highly of by my mom. Gathered with all those positive comments about how good yoga could do to my body and being a person who’s always been actively involved in exercises, I brought myself to Myoga.
The time that I got a tour there, I knew it was going to be a place that I would enjoy myself tremendously. I still remember when I walked into the inside to explore, I saw this breathtaking view of the harbor right in front of me. Along with the use of khaki, brown, and beige colors for the furniture and decorations, it creates a calming and peaceful ambience that I love.
The best part of this place is that it not only provides great quality yoga classes, it also provides a variety of dance or other fitness classes. For me who finds happiness in dancing and vigorous sports made this place more appealing to me. The dance classes varied from Bollywood dances instructed by Indians, Zumba Fitness (one of my favorite classes in which I still take at school), Modern dance, Body combat (a really enjoyable fitness class for me that comprises of loud beat music and kickboxing/ martial arts movements. It’s especially enjoyable because I came from a background with Taekwondo skills!), Jazz Funk, Hip hop and more. One great experience for me that brought me to fall in love with Spinning was another studio here that provided cycling classes.
With this place that offered yoga classes that I was interested in learning, dance classes that I have always taken a great interest in, and cycling classes that provoked my interest in Spinning, I was brought to a place which now has become a place like home to me whenever I’m back Home for summer.
My usual routine at Myoga has always been rushing from home and trying to be punctual to my classes…for all these four years! (Luckily, I managed to be punctual) Once I reached there, checked in, and got slips for my classes for the day, I would flee to the changing rooms, get changed, put my stuff in the lockers, and finally, keep my composure and go the classes. Usually my approach is to take those fitness/dance/ Spinning classes first and then follow up with a yoga class so that I can calm myself after the vigorous exercises.
So after yoga classes, I would feel very relaxed, but rejuvenated in a very calm and peaceful way. Then I would go to the steam room to enjoy the relaxation and my free-flowing thoughts, with my body drenched in the heat and moist. After about 10 minutes, I would hit the showers and then get changed, blow dry my hair and head out. Sometimes, I would just stay in the longue, sink myself very comfortably in the soft and squishy sofas, with the harbor view in front of me and read the magazines provided, newspapers or books that I brought on my own.
Throughout the four years, nothing major changed. Familiar faces and pretty much the same instructors. One of the changes that I observed was that there was an influx of men, still not a lot, but there were more men that came here than my first year here. It is very understandable that this is not a place that is crowded with men because they usually have to work from 9-5 and also because of the quality of yoga, which is a really quiet exercise that doesn’t involve competition, but a personal exercise that rehabilitates the body system and brings the mind to serenity. As a result, mostly women turn to this place and they are mostly housewives and retired women, and I am the one who’s the youngest. I guess the reason why I’m the youngest can be explained by the fact that I value exercise, health, and mental health a lot than many of the others of my same age. I know how to find the perfect ambiance and things to do to pleasure and feel happy for myself.
And this is how I find my life meaningful B-)