Yoga — and life, for that matter — takes effort. A conscious practice is what we must gift to ourselves again and again. We work thru the patterns we (often) unconsciously create, knowing that through dedication and repetition we will resolve, revolve and evolve — shaping our lives into something of a more connected, functional, and joyful state of being.  

What we do on the mat mirrors what we do in life. We can address the patterns in our lives via the patterns in our bodies. What we love about this practice is the ability to use our physical geometry, physiology, and neurology to not only inform and re-inform our poses, but to inform and re-inform ourselves as well. This is where the magic can be found.  

We do this practice as a community because connecting with people gives us a little more information, a different frame of reference, and a greater understanding and enhancement of ourselves as a whole. Life is not a journey meant to be undertaken alone, and the more tools we have, the more equipped we are to deal with what life throws our way.

In class, Christy will weave the strands of these together, employing a framework that is both rooted in Katonah Yoga®, Taoist Theory, Meridian Theory, Acupressure, and also something else entirely unique to itself. It’s what we believe works.  

The best way to understand it is to experience it. We’d love for you to be a part of it with us!


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Alula Yoga

Organizing yourself through proper measure and technique is where the magic is found; it's where the pose begins; it is how we see our bodies transform. It is through proper and dynamic alignment that your body finds support to change how it functions. This class weaves theory, geometry, Taoist philosophy, pranayama, acupressure, and formal archetypes to create an incredibly dynamic practice inspired by Katonah Yoga®. If we open ourselves up to change, we see growth. We create an open state for energy to flow, our bodies to change, and a higher vision to be seen, ultimately cultivating more joy in life.
Keep an eye out for special monthly classes like Restorative, Sound Meditation, and Breath Work


Studio Class

Our Protocol

You are welcome to wear a mask if you'd like but it is not required. If you are not feeling well please stay home and rest. All in studio classes are refundable. Thank you!

About Katonah Yoga

Alula studio
Katonah Yoga® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan 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 into Katonah Yoga practices.

Katonah yoga is organized around 3 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 by revelation through revolutions.