About Us

York Yoga Corner is a yoga and dance studio situated at the heart of Yangon city in the downtown area. Our aim is not restricted to teaching yoga, we strive to make a difference in lives of people by giving them a community where they can openly share and deal with their stress matters and other problems in life. Yoga can be a great facilitator when one wishes to communicate with own self to achieve the perfect balance between the mind, body and soul. In addition to Yoga, we specialize in Contemporary Dance classes for both adults and kids which is not available elsewhere in Yangon, Zumba session for adults and kids.

At York Yoga Corner, we welcome and encourage collaborations with, teachers from Yangon, and with international teachers living or Travelling through Myanmar. Our collaborations are not restricted to yoga workshops, teacher training and spots as guest teachers or instructors but, our studio is also available for renting on hourly basis for any suitable requirements with respect to dance class, ballet class, Zumba and fitness workout sessions.

Our Trainers

Contact Improvisation

Jose Arraiza

José Arraiza has been involved in dance-theatre, contact improvisation and other areas of dance in Myanmar, the Netherlands and his native Spain for more than a decade. His focus is on creativity and the enchanting, surprising worlds that are only possible through dance and music. His classes are sometimes thematic, inspired by elements of nature (fire, water, earth, wind) or particular themes (cinema, theater, specific traditions). Dancing is a transformative experience, where the movement transforms the person into the dancer and the dancer transform movement into art. Cristina Pascual, expert in Body Expression and Creative Movement will contribute to the design of the classes.

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Elements of Dance-Theater

Carla Vitantonio

Performer, author and story-teller, Carla Vitantonio mainly performs for theatre and radio. Her monologue OTTO toured for 6 years, and it became the subject of the movie PrecariEtà, directed by A. Marolla. Her story Viaggio in Mozambico was awarded with the 1st prize of the award Movimenti in 2009. After working for some 15 years around Europe, she moved to Asia where she lived in South Korea, North Korea and Myanmar. Her most recent solo show is called Appuntamento a Pyongyang (Meeting in Pyongyang), and tells the story of her 4 years in North Korea. She has been teaching physical theatre, dance-theatre, interpretation and story-telling techniques since 2002.

 

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Contemporary Dance

Lucy Krobova

Lucy has been dancing since she was 6 when she began taking ballet classes in her home town in Czech Republic..however her fiery temperament and energy contradicted this routine and so she joined modern (contemporary) dance group. What began as a hobby at the age of 7 ended up being her biggest life passion.

Her contemporary dance training was focused on jazz, improvisation and ballet basics, performing and competing all over Czech from young age. As she kept developing her dancing skills, she started to take over some trainings and there came first teaching and choreographing.

After moving to England in her 20s and expanding her movement awareness through different psycho-somatic techniques, she realized, that dance as a very precious yet natural kind of movement that can reach all the way from theatre stage to therapy rooms.

In 2016 she became part of Copperdollar ensemble- Brighton theatre company, where she experienced new way of performing through immersive improvisation and miming, touring around England to big festivals as Glastonbury etc.

Now she lives in Myanmar and at the beginning of 2017 she established her first “Explorative contemporary” classes in Yangon that have been introducing contemporary dance to this country. After meeting great popularity she expanded to more classes including several lessons for kids and she hopes to have established a platform for contemporary dance in Myanmar. Now in collaboration with Myanmar dancer Jimmy Ko Ko they are introducing contemporary dance onto Yangon stages.

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Contemporary Dance

Deborah Lynn Hanna

Following a life-long love of movement and after having received my BA in Humanities from Stetson University in Florida, I went to New York City and studied intensively at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City for five years, earning a diploma at the Advanced Level.  I then went on to dance with the Martha Graham Ensemble, as well as performing, teaching and touring the USA with Avodah Dance Ensemble for an additional 5 years. In addition, I’ve taught and choreographed in Italy for over 20 years.

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Bollywood Dance

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Bollywood dance can be best defined as a fusion of various Indian dance forms with a touch of western style performed on lyrics. At our center in Yangon, Bollywood classes are less like a course and more like an enjoyable and fun filled exercise. So come and groove like your favorite bollywood stars.

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Zumba

Bori Tamas

Bori, who is Hungarian, has been living in Yangon since 2015.

She started joining any Zumba classes she could find because of her love for dance and for her general health and wellbeing.

She enjoyed Zumba so much that she decided to complete Zumba instructor training in Bangkok and began teaching.   She loves the energy that people from all walks of life generate in the classes: it’s more a party than a workout!

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