MUNI Market Day x THRIVE Manila: Your Guide to a More Mindful Life

THRIVE Manila x MUNI Market Day

As part of the THRIVE Manila Festival, the 4th installment of MUNI Market Day offers an expanded list of forums and workshops that can help ignite that creative collaborative spark in you!

MUNI Market Day is our continuing effort to bring together the creative community of entrepreneurs, makers, musicians,and other Cultural Creatives, to create a culture of conscious consumption and mindful living. Now more than ever, people are becoming more and more conscious of their impact in the world – and more and more people want to be able to move with more purpose in the world, and live a little more meaningfully everyday, even through their daily decisions. Because of that, we want to:

  • Showcase makers of mindfully created goods & services
  • Educate people on conscious consumption, and increase their options for healthy and sustainable products and practices
  • Bring together like-minded individuals, who want to live healthier, more socially and environmentally-conscious lifestyles”

THRIVE Manila x MUNI Market Day

In partnership with THRIVE Manila’s long list of partners, collaborators, and sponsors, this serving of MUNI Market Day has evolved into a two-day event that features 7 different forums and 6 fun workshops anyone can sign up for. Check out thes list below and sign up today!

**Slots are limited. Online registration is recommended, and on-site registration will also be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may register on-site starting at 10AM on Saturday, October 24.




Responsible Sourcing and Production

Learn about how to create products in a more eco-ethical and sustainable way from Reese Fernandez-Ruiz of Rags2Riches, Inc., Ina Gaston of Hacienda Crafts Company, Mara Sebastian-Marzan ofSustainably Made by Marsse Tropical Timber, and Dhanvan Saulo of Yadu.


Hatha Yoga

Oms Giving will be holding a 75-minute Hatha class at the Muni Market. The slow flow class will be open to all levels and 100% of the proceeds will go in support of the Philippine Mental Health Association.

Dindin Reyes is a yoga instructor, teaching Vinyasa and Hatha classes. She graduated from a 200-hour RYT Vinyasa teacher training at White Space Mind and Body Wellness. As an instructor, she is passionate about teaching beginners and helping them find what yoga is for them. Dindin also writes about yoga, social enterprises and volunteering in the Philippines


Weaving with the Weavers

Rags2Riches’ Weaving with the Weavers program is part of its community engagement and artisan academy module. It is a program where our artisans share skills and interact with Rags2Riches partners and advocates.

Php500 fee is inclusive of workshop materials & Rags2Riches GC worth P300.

It’s all about the artisans! Learn from our very own Nanays, get to know them, weave & exchange joyful stories with them! Rags2Riches together with its advocates become one in creating opportunities for artisans to support their families and communities, eco-ethical products, and a social statement in style.


Finding Your Why in Business

Learn about building a purpose-driven business by starting with why, featuring Camille Meloto of Human Heart Nature, Thomas Graham of Gawad Kalinga, Ron Dizon of Bayani Brew, Benjamin Bernabela of Kayumanggi Organics, and Cat Patacsil of First Harvest.


Ideas and Innovation for Climate Change

Learn about different creative initiatives and innovative technologies can help you minimize your carbon footprint and do good for the planet, with Raphael Mijeno of @SALt – sustainable alternative lighting, Jaafgie Garcia of WattSmart, Ethel Luya of The E-Waste Project, and Mike de Guzman ofSolaric.




Pasig Green Loop Bike Ride

06:30AM – Assembly at the Capitol Commons Park
07:00AM – Ride out to the 17km Pasig Green Loop
09:00AM – ETA Capitol Commons
09:30AM – Mobility & Road-sharing forum with Karen Crisostomo of National Bicycle Organization and Atty. Tony Oposa of the Bayanihan sa Daan / Share The Road Movement
10:30AM – End of forum

Ticket fee is inclusive of a beverage for the first 50 registrants, and a chance to win some raffle prizes!
Proceeds will go to National Bicycle Organization activities such as free bike lessons and group rides. smile emoticon


Mobility and Road Sharing

Engage in a discussion with experienced bike commuters, and urban planners to find out more about road-sharing and how it can contribute greatly to mobility within urban cities with Karen Crisostomo of @national bicycle organization, Atty. Tony Oposa of the Bayanihan sa Daan / Share The Road Movement, Julia Nebrija of VivaManila, and Paulo Alcazaren ofPGAA Creative Design.


Kids and Family Yoga

Yoga nurtures a child’s inner strength and self-acceptance. This nourishing atmosphere encourages children to relax and have fun while they develop not only strength, coordination, flexibility and balance, but also body awareness, better focus and concentration, and self confidence.

Php300 fee is inclusive of this class + 1 Kids yoga class pass valid at any Urban Ashram Yoga studio, 1 sheet of mandala to take home, 2-Class Pass for the parents valid at any Urban Ashram Yoga studio. Only 20 slots for kids (but parents are welcome to join).

To LEARN MORE, visit our events page

Terrarium Workshop

Karen Argos is the proprietor of The Green House Project, a business that advocates the reintegration of greeneries in the urban setting. The company specializes in dish gardening, terrarium setups, hydroponics and aeroponics. Throughout the years, The Green House Project has managed to grow through their hands on and personal approach in creating each of their products.


Healthy and Sustainable Eating

Join the forum and learn about the benefits of specific veggies, transitioning to a plant -based diet, and easy ways to “cheat” cleanly with Carmela Cancio & Ralph Go of The Superfood Green Smoothie, Aileen Payumo & Monica Mendiola of Take Root, and Stephen Co of Nipa Foods.


Adding Value to Agriculture

Join the forum and learn how we can support local farmers and help people appreciate the local farming industry more, with Ruel Amparo of Cropital, Ryan Aguas of Bahay Kubo Organics, Cherrie Atilano ofAGREA, and Jamir Ocampo of Tsaa Laya: Exquisite Tea Collections of the Philippines.


Green Guide to Eating Right

Vegan Cooking Workshop / Green Guide to Eating Right with Jertie’s Kitchen


Apart from this explosive list of amazing forums and fun workshops, marketgoers will also enjoy shopping from a lot of mindful merchants that offer healthy, eco-friendly, and locally-made products. Shop for your favorites from: Bambike, Bayani Brew,Certified Calm, Cropital, Edgy Veggy Vegetarian Food, FRIGGIES,Gouache, Greens Vegetarian Restaurant and Café, Habi Footwear,Guerilla Bags & Co., Hacienda Crafts Company, Human Heart Nature,Jertie’s Kitchen and Brown Sugar Pastries, Kayumanggi Organics, Kimochi Pads, Lunchbreak Trading, Manila Bake, Sustainably Made byMarsse Tropical Timber, Nipa Foods, Obrano, Picole Pops, Proudly Promdi, Rags2Riches, Inc., Risque Designs, RuMe Philippines, Sparrow,STANFORD x SHAW BREWING, Taclob, Take Root, The E-Waste Project, The Green House Project, The Superfood Grocer Philippines,Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates, Tsaa Laya: Exquisite Tea Collections of the Philippines, Urban Ashram Manila – Center for Yoga, V Kitchen, V&M Naturals, Villa Socorro Agri-Eco Village and Farm Resort, Wonder Paws,WoodArts MNL, Yadu and more!

You’ll also be serenaded by live performances from: Anj Florendo Music, A Problem Like Maria, Lm Cancio, Mrs. Fin, We Are Imaginary,Paola Mauricio, Maya’s Anklet, BennyBunnyBand, Hans Garcia Dimayuga,Toni B., At The Moment, The Chimichangas and Giul!

Make your weekend Sulit by joining Manila’s creative community this weekend at Capitol Commons! See you there!

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