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Want to know where my studio is located? Find it easily on Google Maps.
Would you like to learn yoga and/or meditation, but you still have some questions or concerns? Just take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.
Want to become part of the Yoga Yangchen family? Contact me to to learn more about my monthly subscriptions and pricing.

Studio Location

Located conveniently in Babesa above the Thimphu TechPark, Yoga Yangchen's studio is easy to find.

Passing the main entrance of the Thimphu TechPark you keep driving straight (on Babesa Lam) until the first real junction (about a minute's drive) and then take a right to go further up on Babesa Lam. After less than a minute you arrive at the next junction where you take another right.

Within another minute, on your left-hand-side, you will find a 5-storied white building with a red painted roof and big solar panels on top. My studio is located in this building on the 4th floor. The studio door is marked clearly with a sign saying 'Yoga Yangchen'.

Frequently Asked Questions... and Answers

Do you have any COVID-19 protocols in place at your studio?

Yes. COVID-19 protocols, in line with the directions of the Royal Government of Bhutan, will be strictly followed in Yoga Yangchen’s studio. This consists of, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Refraining from attending class when having a fever or a persistent cough
  • Physical distancing (this means the number of students per class will be smaller than normal)
  • Hand washing (bring your own sanitizer or use the one at the entry door of the studio)
  • Changing into your yoga clothing before coming to class
  • Disinfection of the studio after each class

For those Individuals who have private classes at their home(s) and for Organizations and Hospitality; you will be required to make sure physical distancing is possible at your location and other good practices, such as hand washing, are followed.

What are the main benefits of yoga and meditation?

Practicing yoga and meditation has a lot of benefits.

Benefits of yoga

  • Increases flexibility
  • Reduces weight
  • Improves balance
  • Increases muscle strength and tone
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves immune system

Benefits of meditation

  • Increases self-awareness
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Increases patience and tolerance
  • Reduces negative emotions
  • Improves concentration
Do you have a brochure I can take a look at?

Yes. Yoga Yangchen has a separate brochure for each type of client.

If you are an Individual that wants to practice yoga or meditation: Brochure for Individuals

If you are an Organization that wants to offer yoga classes to its employees: Brochure for Organizations

If you are a Tour Operator or Hotel that wants to offer yoga classes to its guests: Brochure for Hospitality

Where do you teach your classes?

Yoga Yangchen offers different options for the location of her yoga and meditation classes. The yoga studio is located in Babesa, Thimphu, but classes can also be provided at other locations in both Thimphu and Paro.

For Individuals: You can either come to Yoga Yangchen’s studio in Babesa, Thimphu and take class there or have Yoga Yangchen come to your own home and teach you there.

For Organizations: To make it more convenient for your employees, Yoga Yangchen will come to your office location to teach.

For Hospitality: To make it more convenient for your guests, Yoga Yangchen can come to their hotel or to any other location of their choice to teach them. In case your guests like to experience a class at Yoga Yangchen’s studio, then that is of course also possible.

Where is your studio located?

The Yoga Yangchen studio is located at:
Apartment 7, 4th Floor (White Building) at Gepja Lam – 4, Babesa, Thimphu.

For my exact location on Google Maps just look at the top of this page.

Do you also give class outside of Thimphu/Paro?

No. Yoga Yangchen only offers yoga and meditation classes to those living/working/visiting Thimphu or Paro.

How many minutes is each class?

60 minutes.

All students are kindly requested to be present at least 5-10 minutes before the start of each class.

At the end of the class students are welcome to remain for a bit to chat with each other.

What days and times do you teach your classes?

The schedule for the classes taught at the studio you can find under the Classes page on this website. Any last minute updates/changes will always be communicated to the students via a WhatsApp group and on Facebook.

For those who want classes to be taught at their home, days/times will be agreed upon separately.

Yoga classes for Organizations and Hospitality will be given on the days/times as per their preference.

Download also my brochures for Organizations and Hospitality.

What monthly subsrciptions do you offer to Indivuduals?

Yoga Yangchen offers a variety of subscriptions for Individuals, allowing you to take 1 class a week, 3 classes a week or 5 classes a week. You also have the choice of taking the classes at the Yoga Yangchen studio or in the comfort of your own home.

Just contact Yoga Yangchen via email or phone to inquire as to all the different possibilities and the corresponding pricing.

How much do your classes cost?

Yoga Yangchen offers a variety of subscriptions for Individuals, and special packages for Organizations and Hospitality.

As a newly opened studio a variety of exciting offers are available… From a promotional offer available to anyone, to a special offer for couples and friends.

Just contact Yoga Yangchen via email or phone to inquire as to all the different possibilities and the corresponding pricing.

When and how do I pay for my classes?

Your monthly payment needs to be done before, or at the latest on, the 7th of each month. Payments preferably should be made via bank transfer using the below details.

Account Holder Name: Yoga Yangchen
Bank Name: Bhutan Development Bank (BDB)
Account Number: 201021973301

How do I know which style of yoga or meditation is best for me?

Yoga classes

Old or young, male or female, physically fit or not, it doesn’t matter. Yoga Yangchen offers something for everyone. Are you new to yoga? Then join Yoga Yangchen’s easy going Hatha yoga classes for Beginners. Are you already a more avid practitioner? Then join Yoga Yangchen’s more challenging Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes for Intermediates. Whatever you choose, all classes are tailored to suit individual needs and abilities.

Meditation classes

Yoga Yangchen offers guided meditation, external gazing meditation (trataka), and deep sleep meditation (yoga nidra). Those taking Yoga Yangchen’s yoga classes already will receive from time to time one or more of these meditation practices. In case you prefer to focus in full on meditation, then just contact Yoga Yangchen via email or phone to learn more about the different options suited to your interests or needs.

Can I try different classes before making my final decision?

Yoga Yangchen gladly will do an intake with you and discuss which classes probably best meet your interests/needs. Just contact Yoga Yangchen via email or phone to set an appointment for a visit to the studio or have the intake on the phone.

Feel free to also make use of the option of one free trial class, before finalizing your decision.

Can I also get private classes?

Yes. Yoga Yangchen also offers private classes, either for just you, or maybe you prefer private classes for you and 1 or more friends. You can either have you private classes at the Yoga Yangchen studio, or in the comfort of your own home(s).

Just contact Yoga Yangchen via email or phone to inquire as to all the different possibilities and the corresponding pricing.

Can I get group classes together with some of my friends?

Yes. Yoga Yangchen also offers private classes, either for you together with your own group of friends, or maybe you prefer private classes just for yourself. You can either have you private classes at the Yoga Yangchen studio, or in the comfort of your own home(s).

Just contact Yoga Yangchen via email or phone to inquire as to all the different possibilities and the corresponding pricing.

What is the maximum number of students in a group class?

During the COVID-19 pandemic

The maximum number of students per class:

  • At Yoga Yangchen’s studio: 5
  • At your own home: 4 (as long as your yoga space allows for the required physical distancing and you practice hand washing)
  • At your organization: 19 (as long as your yoga space allows for the required physical distancing and you have a COVID-19 protocol in place!)
  • At your hotel: 15 (as long as your yoga space allows for the required physical distancing and you have a COVID-19 protocol in place!)

Post COVID-19 (under normal circumstances):

  • At Yoga Yangchen’s studio: 10
  • At your own home: 4
  • At your organization: 19
  • At your hotel: 15
I have never done any yoga before. Can I join classes?

Yes, you can. My Beginner classes are very suited to those with limited or no yoga experience.

Do I need to be flexible to do yoga?

No. Flexible or not flexible, anyone can practice yoga. Yoga is a great way to increase your flexibility.

Can yoga help me lose weight?

Yes. A consistent practice and a particular type of yoga can help you lose weight.

Of course, healthy eating habits are equally important.

Do I need to be physically fit to do yoga?

No. Physically fit or not, anyone can practice yoga. Yoga is a great way to increase your muscle strength and tone, and can also help you to reduce your weight.

What if I have pain, injury or physical condition?

People with fractured bones or who are suffering from acute infections or backache, or chronic ailments and disease such as stomach ulcer, tuberculosis, cardiac problems or hernia, and those recuperating from operations, should consult a doctor before taking classes. It also important for you to check in with the teacher before class if you have any concerns. Discussing this with your teacher helps to tailor a program for you to avoid further pain injury.

Can I do yoga if I am pregnant?

That depends. Many asanas are helpful during pregnancy, but it is important to check with a midwife or doctor prior to practicing. Do not strain. Do not use inverted asanas (weight bearing poses in neck) in the later stages of pregnancy.

How often should I practice?

Of course, something is better than nothing. So even if you only do 1 class a week you will experience some results. However, most Beginners tend to take 1-3 classes a week, giving their bodies some rest in between classes. Intermediates normally practice 3-5 times a week.

Do you also give meditation as part of your yoga classes?

Yes. Most Yoga Yangchen classes will end with a simple form a meditation.

For those of you who have a strong interest in meditation, you can also consider taking additional meditation classes.

Just contact Yoga Yangchen via email or phone to inquire as to all the different possibilities and the corresponding pricing.

What should I bring to class?

To be able to attend a class; bring some water, a towel, and your own yoga mat (to ensure the highest hygiene standards).

What should I wear to class?

Wear comfortable clothes. It would be best to wear clothes where your teacher could clearly see your knees.

Yoga is normally practiced barefoot, so you will leave your footwear at the entrance door of the studio.

If possible, take of all your jewelry as well as your glasses (spectacles) before practice.

Should I eat or drink before class?

Drink enough water before coming to class, as being hydrated is really important.

Eat 3-4 hours before class preferably. Your stomach should be (almost) empty while doing asanas.

What type of food/diet is recommended for a yoga practitioner?

There are no special dietary rules for yoga practitioners, although it is recommended to eat natural food and in moderation.

Eat only to satisfy hunger and not so much that a feeling of heaviness or laziness occurs. Eat to live rather than live to eat.

Do you also offer your yoga and meditation services to organizations?

Yes. After all, happy and healthy employees are productive employees :-). Go to Yoga Yangchen’s Classes page or directly download my Brochure for Organizations for more information.

Also, just contact Yoga Yangchen via email or phone if you want to know what she can do for your organization and its employees.

Do you also offer your yoga and meditation services to the guests of tour operators or hotels?

Yes. After all, more and more high-end tourists are looking for a well-being experience :-). Go to my Classes page or directly download my Brochure for Hospitality for more information.

Also, just contact Yoga Yangchen via email or phone if you want to know what she can do for your foreign (or even domestic) guests.