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Elif Norris
Elif Norris is an 800 hour certified Jivamukti yoga teacher with a background in set and costume design. Ever since her first class at the Jivamukti Yoga School in her hometown Berlin, her love for the Jivamukti method deepens daily. The perfectly balanced fusion of body movement, Indian philosophy and radicalism made it feel like home instantly. Her biggest inspiration within her yoga practice is ahimsa, non-violence, which she incorporates into her everyday life as well as her classes. Her teachings are accompanied by a playful atmosphere, uplifting music and a healthy amount of sweat while targeting all angles of the body. She is guided by compassion for all beings in thought, word and action and trusts we can all share the light together.

Elif will carefully tailor to you and your needs in a private yoga lesson. She creates an environment of trust, while giving the student space to explore modifications for individual levels and goals, almost always resulting in big little revelations within each student’s practice - whether you are looking for ways to relieve back pain, nail that Instagram handstand shot or find the space to sit in meditation for longer.


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Yoga Style
Jivamukti Yoga, Dynamic Vinyasa,
Routed in Traditional Lineage

Private Lessons
60 minute Jivamutki
60 minute Vinyasa 

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Master / Senior Teachers
Emma Henry
Moritz Ulrich
Jessica Stickler
Sharon Gannon
David Life

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Selena Maisonpierre
Selena Maisonpierre is a Pacific Northwest native, currently residing in New York City. She found yoga at the age of 18 after quitting her high school dance team, and loved the way it made her feel. It wasn't under her mid 20s that she developed a deeper practice, and began to feel the effects of the practice seep into all other areas of her life. She began teaching in 2016.

Selena is 200HR Yoga Alliance Certified through Sky Ting Yoga, and continued her training through their Mentorship Program. She has continued her studies through workshops in Katonah Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Pranayama. Selena teaches public classes, private instruction, and is a lead teacher and mentor on Sky Ting's 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Selena's classes encourage thoughtful movement. They are aimed to help students explore and embody their internal landscape, and in doing so create more space, find a deeper breath, and find a real sense of release. Her classes are grounding, and students can always expect to leave feeling longer, taller and stronger.

Private Lesson
Selena's private sessions are shaped to cater to each student's unique needs and desires. Working on-one-on, expect to become comfortable with the power of your breath, stretch and balance any kinks in the body, and build a real sense of strength. Sessions move slower than your typical public class, and may or may not include a flow. Always leave feeling restored, refreshed, more grounded.

Master Teacher(s)
Selena looks up to Abbie Galvin, owner of The Studio in NYC for the beautiful way she captivates students, offers new perspectives and inspires real revelation by teaching entirely from the heart and with true dedication to sharing this practice. Selena also looks up to Kate Posch for her expertise in functional movement.


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Abby Stevenson
Abigail Stevenson has spent the past five years teaching yoga throughout New York City, and is inspired to offer creatively sequenced classes that focus on the breath, alignment, and laughter. She brings her nurturing disposition and sense of play to her students through feel-good asanas, pranayama and meditation. Her classes artfully infuse Katonah Yoga theory and aim to orient students within their bodies so that they can get closer to their true selves.
Abigail is a Thyroid Yoga certified yoga teacher and offers special hormonal yoga workshops and classes throughout the year. Thyroid Yoga weaves wisdom from Western and Eastern medical perspectives to create a total healing approach with deep roots in integrative medicine and intuitive self-healing. Her hope for her students is that through their yoga practice, whatever it may be, they can clean out some of their inner chaos and clutter and have the space to participate in life more fully.

Abigail has completed trainings in Alignment and Sequencing (Unity Yoga, 100 hour), Energy and SubtleBody (Laughing Lotus, 50 hour), Katonah Yoga® (The Studio + Katonah Yoga® Center, 200 hour), andThyroid Yoga (Thyroid Yoga®, Fern Olivia, 40 hour), 200 hour RYT (Pure Yoga, 200 hour).


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Yoga Style
Thyroid Yoga, Katonah Method
Pranayama (breathwork)

Private Lessons
60 minute Thyroid Yoga
60 minute Vinyasa
60 minute Restorative

Upcoming Events and Workshops
Yoga for Hormonal & Glandular Health
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Master / Senior Teachers
Mary Dana Abbot
Abbie Galvin

Fabienne MenjucqAfter ten years in the world of advertising, Fabienne has chosen to pursue her first voice which is that of Dance and Music.  Fabienne is trained in classical dance, contemporary dance, and performance, and now explores a deep, intimate dance, which plunges her into a questioning of the presence to oneself, to the other, to the environment and to the world. She draws inspiration from dance improvisation, Buto and contact-improvisation, from singing improvised and its energetic practice. She tastes the invisible in what moves us at the level of our essence in the world. 

Her formal training in dance therapy at the Schola Cantorum opened up another field of consciousness on the body and mind relationship that she continued to explore outside of dance and into her yoga practice and pedagogy. Fabienne is Yin trained with Biff Mithoefer and Paul and Suzee Griley; continued training in Yoga Nidra with Uma Dimsmore. 

In her search for an understanding of the subtle worlds, she is also trained in reiki, energy harmonization, and most recently in Karma Yoga which is becoming the center of her entire approach. It deeply touches our cells and opens us to the deepest understanding of ourselves. All this responds, feeds, crosses my dance, my teaching, my care.


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Yoga Style
KarmaMeditation, Yin Yang

Private Lessons
60 minute Vinyasa
60 minute Restorative

Upcoming Events and Workshops
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Master / Senior Teachers
Biff Mithoefer
Paul and Suzee Griley
Uma Dimsmore

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Maria Schulman
Maria Schulman’s classes are original, light-hearted and comprehensive. Maria Schulman aims to help her students go deeply into subtleties, build a stable foundation and discover a stronger sense of their own path. Over the past nine years she has trained in several schools of yoga, including vinyasa, rocket yoga, yoga therapeutics and wall ropes. Maria is grateful to Rene Henley, Steve Pyka, Harvey Deutch, Jason Bowman and Annie Carpenter for their trainings and continued influence.  

Maria holds an MA in Classics from UC Berkeley. Her academic background has left her with an appreciation for repetition and sustained study over time, which she brings to her current classes. She now brings her analytical mind to studying alignment and sequencing, but she also appreciates the many aspects of yoga which defy analysis and continue to color and transform her life. 


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Yoga Style
Vinyasa, Rocket Yoga,
Yoga therapeutics, Wall Ropes


Private Lessons
60 minute Vinyasa
60 minute Restorative

Master / Senior Teachers
Rene Henley
Steve Pyka
Harvey Deutch
Jason Bowman
Annie Carpenter


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Kasia Pokrop
Born and raised in Poland, Kasia left her home country at the age of 22. Starting her journey in Ireland, she continued to Belgium, Amsterdam, Singapore, and back to Amsterdam, where she found her new home. It was also here in Amsterdam where her yoga journey began.
While working at corporate she set up her daily practice of Ashtanga yoga, which opened up another world to her. She became curious, wanted to learn more about the practice, where it is coming from and how she can share it with others. She started with 50Hr Ashtanga training with Claudia Pradella and Eva Ugolini, followed by 50hr Anatomy course with Jose de Groot, then joined workshops with Petri Räisänen, Eddie Stern, David Swenson, Saraswathi Jois, travelled to Rome to practice with Lino Miele, and when she was about to sign up for another teacher training to further deepen her knowledge about the practice, she got pregnant.
The interesting thing is, it didn't stop her from anything. Instead, it helped her grow, become more humble, appreciate more what you can do rather than seeing what you cannot do, and most of all - enjoy the time of her pregnancy. Something she decided she wants to share with others as well. 

Following her mantra 'practice, practice, practice' she finalized the 200Hr Teacher Training with Claudia Pradella and Eva Ugolini, followed by 100Hr Path of Ashtanga practice where she dived into hands on adjustments. In parallel she also completed Pregnancy and Birth Teacher Training with Birthlight, and she certified as a HypnoBirthing® Practitioner, The Mongan Method.
Today she has a chance to share her passion for Ashtanga, and help women through pregnancy with prenatal classes, and HypnoBirthing® courses.


Private Lessons
Kasia’s classes, group or private, are always adapted to her students. Ashtanga yoga is a set sequence, however, it may require modifications depending on students’ experience. Prenatal yoga classes are focused on helping you during pregnancy, and preparing your baby and yourself for labor.

In 1-on-1 sessions she will be sharing with you additional tips to help you either set up your own practice, or work through any difficulties or dillemas that you are struggling at the moment (e.g. injuries or simply busy daily schedule). She will meet you at where you are at the moment with your practice and take it from there. With her positive attitude, and a special mix of experience being a dedicated ashtanga practitioner, but also a full-time marketing specialist, and a mother of two small kids, she may be just a person you are looking for to work with on your soon-to-be healthiest addiction: yoga practice.

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Yoga Style
KarmaMeditation, Yin Yang

Private Lessons
60 minute Vinyasa
60 minute Restorative

Upcoming Events and Workshops
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Master / Senior Teachers
Biff Mithoefer
Paul and Suzee Griley
Uma Dimsmore

In-Person Schedule

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