Sadhana Siargao – A Place to Practice

Traditional Ashtanga Yoga on a beautiful island in the Philippines.  I am very happy to announce that Mozart Reina and I (Tarik) will be opening a new place for the global ashtanga community in Siargao, Philippines.

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What is Siargao?  A beautiful tropical island in the East of the Philippines.

Why Siargao? Well honestly you have to come and see for yourself but essentially it offers everything that we wanted in a place for practice and quality healthy living.   It has a small population relative to its size so there are never any crowds and it is always easy to find a deserted beach.  The activities are nearly endless from surfing, swimming, hiking, SUP boarding, boating, kayaking, siesta or just relaxing. There is also an established international community which means you have access to a variety of quality international dining and cafes.  The roads are never crowded and the air is clean and revitalizing.  The local community are warm, open and extremely friendly and generous.

If you have been wanting to practice somewhere with abundant natural beauty, stunning beaches, world class surf, affordable accommodations, great food, fresh juicy mangos and a beautiful local culture and community then Siargao might be the place you have been dreaming of.

Grand opening of Sadhana Siargao begins January 3rd, 2018. 

Tarik Thami will be teaching from January 3rd – April 1st. 2018

The next teacher and scheduled time slot will be announced later in the year.

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Daily Practice Schedule*

Mysore Practice: 5 days per week 

Mysore  Wednesday – Saturday:  6:30- 8:30am

Led Primary  Sunday: 6:30am- 8:00am followed by conference

Conference on Sunday:  7:45am – 8:45am

Zazen (sitting) practice  Wednesday – Saturday   6:00am – 6:30am not obligatory for Mysore students but recommended. (Open to everyone even non-MS students)

Monday & Tuesday Mysore Siargao is closed though MS students can self-practice at the shala on Tuesday morning.

Additional Philosophy, Pranayama and Lecture classes will be added to the schedule as we establish the new program.

Moon days are observed so please check announcements and monthly schedule

*Please be aware that schedule may change suddenly so please always check the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/siargaoashtanga or website (www.tarik.com/siargao).

Class Fees*

1 week practice : $95

2 week practice : $180

3 week practice : $260

4 week practice:  $325

Drop-ins  or single day extensions $25.00 (drop-in, only for experienced students)

Class fees include Mysore class, led class, conference and Zazen.

We encourage people to come for at least one month if possible.

For locals from Siargao please inquire about local prices.

*all prices are in USD

Roughly 5% of class fees go to local community education and healthcare projects !  Works out for every week you practice at Sadhana Siargao that $5.00 of your class fee goes towards for the local community and children!  Wonderful right?

Payment can be received via PayPal, Bitcoin or in cash in the Philippines. USD and Pesos are accepted.

Full refunds are offered up to two weeks before your start date minus transaction and admin fees.  Within two weeks of start day a 50% refund is offered.

PayPal account: tarikthami@gmail.com

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Booking:

We request that you notify us if you plan to come practice. We will be limiting the number of students so it is best to book and pay in advance to insure that there is space.

When you book please send the following information.

  1. Full Name
  2. Nationality
  3. Start date and finishing date.
  4. How long you have been practicing?
  5. Who is your teacher or where did you learn Ashtanga?
  6. If you are an absolute beginner please let us know.
  7. Are you coming in a group or by yourself?

You can book directly through FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/siargaoashtanga/) or through the email address. SadhanaSiargao@gmail.com

New to Ashtanga yoga?

Beginners may join but must commit to at least two weeks minimum and come everyday. We do not offer drop-ins for absolute beginners or trial classes.

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Where to stay?

For exact location of Sadhana Siargao please look here on Google Maps.

There is a vast variety of places to stay in Siargao for nearly every budget.

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Here is a list of a few places that we know and can recommend.

Mid-range

Havana Surf:  http://haranasurf.com/

Kermit Resort: https://www.kermitsiargao.com/  (best pizza and italian food as well!)

Lunares  (Bakery with wonderful focaccia and baked goods) (1 room)

Kawayan: http://www.kawayansiargaoresort.com

Emerald House: http://www.emeraldhousevillage.com/En/welcome.php

A bit more upscale

Kalinaw: http://www.kalinawresort.com

Siargao Bleu: http://siargaobleu.com.ph

Isla Cabanas: http://www.islacabanaresort.com/

Bayud/Lux Siargao : http://luxsiargao.com  in Malinao (10 minutes away)

Backpackers & budget

Smiling Pig Hostel

Jing’s hostel: http://www.jingsplace.com/#/home

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Food

There is a  variety of good restaurants in Siargao from authentic Italian, Spanish, Filipino, Indonesian, fresh fruit smoothies and even a delicious vegan restaurant. You can also find many places with kitchens or kitchenette to make your own food.  It is possible to buy vegetables and fruits in the market and shops.  Kermit is always a delicious and safe go to!

Transportation:  General Luna, Siargao, Philippines

To and From Siargao 

From Manila you can fly to Siargao directly on https://www.flyskyjetair.com

There are also discount indirect flights on www.cebupacificair.com that go via Cebu.

Local Transport

It is best to book a taxi to take you to General Luna from the airport.  About 40 minutes.   Please book here:

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Once you reach the island it is easy and affordable to rent a scooter or just cruise around on a rented bicycle. The roads are in fantastic shape and are nearly all are new.  There are bike taxis, vans and car rentals for day use and excursions.

Surf

Surfboards can also be rented nearly everywhere on the island both short and longboards are usually available.