where to find us

14th - 17th March 2024
at Original Feelings Studio

early bird (valid till 1.12.2023)

regular price


Time Schedule:

Thursday - Sunday
09:30AM - 6:00PM
1 hour lunch break

Restoration is the work of returning something to its former state and relaxation is the state of freedom from tension or anxiety. Our goal is reformation; the act of improving or making changes for the better. The technique of restorative yoga is to embody formal forms (asanas) whose geometry over time allows for a therapeutic experience. Restoring anything implies that one is rehabilitating back to an original state of being or function. Our approach to restorative yoga is meant to reshape a stressed out, uninformed or broken body, which helps to set up the conditions to redirect a life. The virtue of a restorative practice is found within time spent inside oneself, developing the finesse of being in the moment. The repertoire of restorative poses in the Katonah Yoga practice is conceived to manipulate our container so that it becomes more agile and durable, demanding that we organize it formally rather than habitually. Restorative yoga is the effort to forge a new frame of reference, via our structure, both physically and neurologically. Join us to explore the richness and deeply therapeutic nature of the Katonah restorative practice. We will explore restorative prop set ups, move through various restorative practices, address injuries and experience techniques to traverse our internal landscape while deep inside the poses. Come either to have a restorative experience or to learn how to give someone else one.

Abbie Galvin is the owner of The Studio, a NYC based yoga studio, teaching Katonah Yoga. She has been honing this practice for the past 25 years and has a strong student-base from all around the world. Abbie's instruction is informed by her own creative process as a filmmaker and from her exploration of the therapeutic process as a psychoanalyst. She has learned over and over that truly participating in any formal process of self-exploration leads to transformation whether it be physical, psychological or intellectual. Her goal is to engage students of yoga in the dialogue between their conscious and their unconscious selves because it is through that effort that we potentiate ourselves. It is her intention as a teacher to cajole each student in that most rigorous effort to be grounded, to grow upwards, and to participate in the creation of their best self.

KATONAH YOGA ® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga Center over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being. Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga practices. Katonah Yoga is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue: all polarities are mediated by trinity; the universe has pattern, pattern belies intelligence; by virtue of repetition there is potential for insight. Disciplined techniques are organized for revelation through revolutions.