Hello and welcome to Studio Y!


Studio Y is a private Pilates studio in Central London within walking distance of Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations.


Yalckun Abduerehim, the teacher/owner of Studio Y, was introduced to the Pilates method many years ago following a spinal dance injury. The method not only enabled him to continue his dancing as a professional dancer much longer than expected, but also helped him to avoid spinal surgery.

Through his now expert teaching of Pilates (either one on one tuition with equipment or in mat classes) at Studio YYalckun will share his knowledge and techniques with you to guide you in balancing your body and mind to live a happier fulfilled life.





Yalckun’s Pilates Profile:

Yalckun is a Pilates teacher, educator, Pilates teacher trainer and is on the faculty of Anne Marie Zulkhari's teacher training programme in London.

Member of the Pilates Foundation UK , he has studied Pilates with inspirational teachers Dominique Jansen, James D'silva, Sian Phillips and Anushka Boone.


Yalckun has attended Pilates master classes in Key West Florida and Miami. He has been practicing Pilates for 28 years and was a senior Pilates teacher at Triyoga London for 10 years and  runs his own Pilates practice near Chancery Lane, London. He has taught retreats and workshops in China, France, Italy and Spain and has developed his own Dance Pilates method. He has also been resident Pilates teacher at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery London.

Yalckun’s career background:


Yalckun was born in Kashgar, Turkistan. He visits Kashgar as often as he can to oversee the Trust he has set up for orphaned children which helps them with their education, housing welfare, and securing employment. Yalckun studied ballet from the age of eleven and worked as a professional dancer with ballet and dance companies around the world for 18 years including The National Dance Company of China (Beijing), English National Ballet, the unique icon Matthew Hawkins, The Royal Opera House, Beijing Film Studio, Bat-Dor Dance Company (Tel Aviv Israel), Peter Schuafuss Ballet (Denmark)Florence Lambert (Paris Opera Ballet) Jillian Mackrill (Birmingham Royal Ballet), Michael Clark, Stephen Jeffiries (Royal Ballet) with Graham Vick, Ron Howell (Glyndebourne Opera), Paul Bush Films, Diamond DancePhillida Lloyd and Kate Flatt (Opera North).

Yalckun was invited to teach dance for a year at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy's post graduate course, and also taught ballet for three years at the Dance Division of the Arts Institute in Urumqi, Xinjiang, ChinaHe has taught Contemporary Dance techniques for the Performing Arts degree course at The Hoxton College, London.


Yalckun has been tutored by Merce Cunningham himself and Robert Swinston at The Cunningham Studio in New York to study Merce Cunningham's choreographic work in depth. He also attended choreographic courses at The Jerwood Space London "The Outside Eye" mentored by David Gorden (a Dance Umbrella affiliated course) and Golbienkin Foundation's course at the Britten Hall. He continues to have on going professional development dialogue with the legendary Anne Marie Zulkhari.



Contact us….

If you would like to register your interest and to find out more about what is on offer please contact : info@yalckun.com for more information.


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