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Master Teacher: Yoshio Hama

A serious place for learning, Yoshio Hama’s class is not without levity. Recently while teaching a complicated sequence of arm balances, he said, “You have to get a little mean if you want to come into this pose… I do it instead of getting mad at my wife.” Hama started practicing yoga in Caracas, Venezuela in 1999. He studied Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga under the guidance of different yoga instructors until 2008 when he came to New York. The first studio he visited was the