I got back to Siargao last Tuesday (19 July) but had friends staying with me so I only got back to yoga last Friday.
Found out that David Scarr's morning Ashtanga classes are temporarily on hold while he finishes constructing accommodations on his property, so that he can earn a proper living and continue doing his donation-based yoga classes. If you would like to contribute to his project, please do.
So, in the meantime, I've joined the yoga classes at Kermit Surf Resort and Camp. Gianni Grifoni, Kermit's Italian owner, finished building his super cool Chill Out Hut last May. It is located behind the restaurant and can be accessed from the parking lot.
The yoga is on the second floor.
It's a small U-shaped space, and the ambient sounds sometimes make it difficult to hear the instructor, but that's probably true of most open-air yoga spaces.
Current in-house yoga instructor is Sarah Coxon from the U.K.
She starts the classes with breathing exercises then segues into Yin Yoga poses before doing a very, very slow vinyasa. It seems to be yoga specifically designed for surfers to ease tension in the shoulders, neck, and back, and strengthen the core.
Classes are Sunday to Friday at 8 AM. They run for an hour and a half. 5 PM classes are from Monday to Thursday. Cost is P300/class (- with a package of P750 for three classes). For local residents, it's P100/class.
The morning schedule and local rate definitely work for me. (Thank you, Gianni!) Will try to go everyday. When I am not hungover, that is. So, yeah, I missed the Sunday class...