Although the teachers are all trained by the legendary Nevine Michaan (see page 62, ,AeuThe Teacher,Aeos Teacher,Aeu), whose style favors classical Hatha yoga with a Taoist philosophy, they are encouraged to study other styles and techniques as well. Check out the yoga bookstore and cafe/chocolate shop called Bhoomi right next door. Classes range from $15 for a 90 minute session to $25 for a 2-hour session.
She learned quite literally at the feet of the master—Nevine Michaan, owner of Katonah Yoga and last year’s Best Yoga Instructor. Says fellow teacher David Nayor, “Outside of Nevine, Galvin is hands-down the best yoga teacher in Westchester.”
There's lots of very good yoga everywhere right now, lead teacher Nevine Michaan says. But Katonah Yoga is very good. Part of the reason is Michaan herself. She's been teaching for thirty years ('Before yoga was fashionable,' as she puts it). Her eclectic style of practice, combining Taoist theory and Hatha yoga, ad her ability to attract other talented teachers (Abbie Galvin's name gets mentioned frequently), keeps the studio humming (or chanting) with activity.