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, Chinese 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 is how we see our bodies transform. It is through proper alignment that your body finds support to change how it functions. This class weaves theory, sacred geometry, Chinese Medicine, pranayama, 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.
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alula Foundations

This is the perfect complement to any practice. We slow down the measure, the technique and we get back to the foundations of the practice and poses. This is a slower version of Alula Yoga and is great for all levels, especially those new to Alula Yoga.
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alula Flow

This is Alula Yoga with a little more flow, a little more movement with breath, and maybe a chaturanga or two. Or at least our version of one. This class is a hybrid of our alula Yoga and Vinyasa.
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alula Restorative

Slow it down and support function. This is a practice to support the nervous system utilizing time, breath, and props. The use of heavy props and boundaries helps release the effort into a greater sense of ease so the mind and body can find a deeper state of rest. An integration of classic restorative, pranayama, and Alula Yoga.
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alula Yin

Liver feeds heart, heart nurtures spleen, spleen mothers lungs, lungs nurture kidneys, and kidneys repeat the cycle by feeding the liver. Our favorite way to blend the classic Yin method with Alula. Passive posturing coupled with generous hold times create strength and resiliency in the tissues, and keep energy flowing without interruption. Based on principles of TCM and inspired by Katonah methodology, this class explores the boundaries of body and mind, and looks to create harmony in the systems to support overall functionality.
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It takes a multitude of techniques to support the body. We need the tools to calm us, to energize us, to stimulate us, to support different functions of the body. You wouldn’t sit in a house that is on fire, right? This first part of class will take you through several breath techniques to cool things off, clean things up, and organize the mind and body. You’ll clear space to finish the practice in a guided meditation. This 45 minute class is designed to expand on the pranayama and meditation techniques in our regular classes and is for everyone and anyone!


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.