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
- 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?
- 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:
- 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.