Charmaine Cu-Unjieng and Paulo Leonido first met in 2010 during their Yoga Teachers’ Training. Together six days a week for two months, they got to know each other, and clicked. Call it dharma. They were both passionate about HIV and yoga. Call it fate. They even had the same birthday. Call it whatever you want. They became proud parents of the idea of yoga for the HIV community.
With her contacts at EchoYoga and his contacts at the Philippine General Hospital and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Charmaine and Paulo developed a yoga program designed for the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS - and Yoga for Life was born.