FAQ for Matayog Wellness Center

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What does “matayog” mean?

Matayog stands for “MAharlika TAi-chi YOGa”. It’s a system that teaches a combination of tai-chi and yoga in Maharlika (the precolonial name of the Philippines).

How do I get to your center?

By car or taxi:

  • If you’re coming from the West of Sucat Road, turn right before Mitsubishi Service Center and after Seaoil San Isidro
  • If you’re coming from the East of Sucat Road, you can make a U-turn at N. Lopez (the road that leads into BF Paranaque) then turn right after Seaoil and before Mitsubishi

By commute:

  • Take a jeepney that goes along Sucat Road then alight at Vitalez Street, near Mitsubishi. The center is around 350 meters inwards.

What are your services?

We offer:

  • classes on yoga, tai-chi, arnis (local martial arts)
  • meditation classes
  • vegetarian food
  • vegetarian cooking classes
  • charity services such as feeding programs, animal shelters, and relief distribution where our center becomes a gathering place for donations"

What are points and how do I pay in points?

Points are our version of barter. We give a service and you give us a service or product of the same value. That value is set in points. For example, we can give a yoga class for 40 points. You can render a service to us or give us a product of the same amount. This is useful in a high inflation scenario like what we have today.

1 point = 1 kilo of NFA rice which is 35 pesos before rice tariffication was established.

Can I pay in cash?

Yes! We accept both cash and points.

Just convert 1 point into 35 pesos. Therefore, 40 points = 1,400 pesos. If NFA rice goes up to 40 pesos per kilo, then 40 points becomes 1,600 pesos.

Do you have any advocacies?

Internationally, we advocate:

  • environmentalism
  • the use of a non-monetary system called Pantrypoints as an implementation of PROUT

Locally, we advocate:

  • changing the name of the Philippines into Maharlika
  • the promotion of Maharlikan culture such as arnis, the virtues of honesty and hardwork, and Maharlikan food such as vegetable sinigang instead of pork adobo or Western fastfood
  • repeal of neoliberal policies such as rice tariffication, privatization, etc.

We Support Maharlikanism

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