Category: Classes and Workshops

This section details classes and workshops I teach and other yoga events around Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay yoga class: FREE with a local instructor

Free, Local Yoga in Mandalay

A few people have been asking me about yoga in Mandalay.  I have just left (June 2017) so I’m no longer offering classes.  Aside from yoga in gyms, I do know of one other option.

When I left (though I can’t promise it’s still going on), there was a local Myanmar-Indian yogi giving free, local yoga classes daily at 4:30.  It included some traditional movement-based asana, pranayama, and mantra, and ending in beautiful laughter.

Mandalay yoga class: FREE with a local instructor
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The tricky thing is how to explain how to get there.  I’ll do my best!  If you’re going up 35 (with the cross streets getting smaller 78…77…), just after 73, you will see Uncle Chan’s beer station on the left.  Turn in to the very next alleyway.  Drive in a bit and on the left you will see a cement wall with an om symbol painted on it.  Turn into the gate and the yoga session will be in the open courtyard just ahead.  If you’re on a motorbike or bicycle, you can park inside the gate by the building on the left.

When I went, everyone was very welcoming.  They made sure we understood what to do.  The instructor stood on a block in the center and gave instructions in Myanmar, but he would come over to explain in English anything that we missed in the Myanmar cues to be sure we could also follow along and enjoy.  He was super nice.

*Warning: It’s not your typical Western spandex-clad high-power vinyasa class.  You’re in for a local-vibe experience for sure.  If you go, do so with an open mind.   Most of the people in attendance were local Myanmar women in baggy clothing.  They shared a very large natural woven mat that they rolled out over the cement patio.  It was good fun, but it helps if you know what you’re getting into.  🙂

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Free Yoga Workshop in Mandalay Mindfulness and the Yoga Practice presented by katiayoga.com

Free yoga workshop in Mandalay

Free Yoga Workshop in Mandalay Mindfulness and the Yoga Practice presented by katiayoga.comHi Yogis, There will be a free yoga workshop in Mandalay this Sunday at 3.  Mihail Iordache will be presenting on “Mindfulness and the Yoga Practice- a profound exploration on the connection with oneself.”

Mihail is a Romanian yogi, traveling through Myanmar.  He is trained in VAK Yoga, Yoga Chikitsa, Kriya Yoga and Hatha Yoga. He is also a psychotherapist who specializes in body psychotherapy, dance and move psychotherapy, transactional analysis, and group psychotherapy. He has taught in more than 20 countries around the globe.

Mihail’s representative emailed me through this website and I have been working with them to set up the event.  I’m doing the local event planning side of things.  It’s been fun to connect with yogis and businesses in town.  Collaboration is fantastic!

Nay and May Paing have been kind enough to open their beautiful home to us for the workshop. Their home is located at the intersection of 26th and 90th streets, next to Elementary School number 17.

We will probably be on the roof (unless the group turns out to be fairly small) so bring hat/sunnies, water and whatever else you might need for some warm winter sun along with your mat.

I hope you can join us!

Everfit schedule with classes by Katia Yoga

Everfit Yoga Classes in Mandalay

I’m officially on the schedule for EverFit Gym in Mandalay as a yoga instructor.  Come flow with me Thursdays at 7:10!

*At the end of May, I left Mandalay so I no longer teach classes there, but they still have a full yoga schedule.*

EverFit Location: Block-6, Unit-12, Mingalar Mandalay (New Ocean Shopping Center)


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Rooftop Yoga Scene in Mandalay Myanmar by Katia Yoga

Rooftop Yoga Class in Mandalay

Donation-based yoga starting November 20!

Tuesdays at 5 on the roof of Ayeyarwaddy School’s teachers’ building.

Yoga classes include

  • pranayama (breath-work)
  • meditation
  • asanas

Bring your own mat if possible; I only have two spares.  Also bring some form of ID to get onto the compound.

*I left Mandalay at the end of May so this class is no longer available*

 

 

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Sunset Yoga in San Juan del Sur

Sunset Yoga Special

Donation based classes.  Meet at Casa Oro reception (in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua) at 5 and we’ll walk down to the beach together 🙂  See you there!

 

Yoga Class Schedule in San Juan del Sur with Katia

Casa Oro Classes

 

*Available through September 2016