WHAT DREW YOU TO KATONAH YOGA?
How practical, profound and insightful the theory is. It resonated with me and made sense in a way no other type of yoga ever has. I knew immediately this material was exactly what I had been looking for and I wanted to learn and absorb as much of it as I possibly could.
HOW HAS KATONAH YOGA CHANGED YOUR PRACTICE & TEACHING?
When I first started going to Abbie's classes I was very shy and I always put my mat in the corner of the room not really wanting to be seen. There was a small piece of me that had this incredible desire to teach yoga but I was terrified to get up in front of the room and lead a class. Through practice I learned that where you put yourself in a room matters. I realized hiding in the corner was definitely not going to make me a teacher. So one day in class I decided to put my mat in the center of the room despite my discomfort and get over my shyness and whatever fears I had. Putting myself in the center forced me to come out of myself, get over myself and participate with those around me. It was incredibly uncomfortable but the practice had taught me that change is uncomfortable and just because something is uncomfortable doesn't mean you should avoid it. So I kept showing up and kept putting myself in the center of it all. That experience, seeing that I could get over my fears gave me the confidence to get up in front of a room and teach no matter how big or small the class is. Back then, never in my wildest dreams did I think that could happen!
HOW HAVE YOU SEEN KATONAH YOGA CHANGE STUDENTS?
Every students journey is different. One student couldn't do a plow when they first came and is now able to stay in it for 10 minutes. Another student has had back pain for years and after 1 class it felt better and after 3 classes they're pain free.
Monday 4:00pm-5:15pm - Katonah Restorative
Tuesday 5:45pm-7:00pm - Katonah Restorative