Deep Creek Yoga is relocating to Costa Rica. Visit our new website

Deep Creek Yoga is moving to Costa Rica. This site will be changing to Hanthawaddy Yoga Center. 

More details coming in September...

Thank you for your patronage over the years and I apologize for any inconvenience.

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Teachers Training Program

Learn Koghan Yoga, as it applies to the

Hanthawaddy, Dandha, & Longi Systems.

Instructed by David Martin



Yoga Dave

Using a spiral folder “light on yoga” with a series of easy postures with the salutation to the sun and a Savasana using mind journeys from the book “Mind games”. After a few school terms I built up to full classes teaching 25 students per night five nights a week from 1976 until 1982. About a year after I started teaching, I was approached by Dr. Maung Gyi, whose father was the famous U Ba Than Gyi in Burma at the end of World War II. We knew each other well and he asked me three questions. 1. Would I put the time in to master the 33 main consecutive postures in the Hanthawaddy Yoga system complete with the Koghan system of zones. 2. To complete a book. 3. That I would I share these systems so they would not get lost to the future generations. I said yes and learned them all the way through. Life has its twists and turns, in 1982 I started a rafting company “Upper Yough Expeditions” and got caught up in things which distracted me from my goal. For this last chapter of my life, I am dedicating it to fulfilling the promise I have made to Dr. Maung Gyi. I am selling my home in the states to create a yoga center in Costa Rica, committed to sharing Hanthawaddy Yoga with the Koghan system of zones.

I fell in love with all aspects of yoga as a boy. My father worked for Tata steel in India and would occasionally take our family over to India for his work. I enjoyed the stories of the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad-Gita, the colorful festivals, temples, and used yoga postures whenever I got injured. In 1976, when I was teaching gymnastics at Ohio University, I asked the head of the department if we could bring in an experienced yoga teacher. He told me the best way to learn a subject is to teach and, surprise, I was a yoga instructor.

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Dave as a boy in India.

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