OUR TEACHERS

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Founder/Creative Director, and Owner of Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts, Abby has been teaching yoga since 2004, Certified eRYT, 800 HOUR Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, apprenticed with Lady Ruth Lauer Manenti at Jivamukti Yoga School NYC.Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts is now a Jivamukti Affiliate Yoga School. Abby shares her deep love of the ancient teachings & practices of yoga that have been passed down to her through her teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life, and mentor Lady Ruth Lauer Mannenti, and the whole Jimamukti lineage. In her classes, Abby blends the wisdom teachings with mantras on harmonium, offers poetry and parable, throughout her carefully sequenced classes. As a forever student of yoga, she humbly continues to deepen her understanding of all that comes up through her daily sadhana.

In class, you will be skillfully guided through heat building asanas, accompanied by inspired music and supportive hands on assists, leading to a long expansive shavasana and meditation.

Abby is also Certified Level 4 Thai Yoga Bodyworker through Lotus Palm, Kripalu...

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Yoga Instructor/Art Directer / Curator

Skip is Certified Yoga Alliance RYT through HYHA, and attending The Jivamukti Yoga 300 hour Teacher Training in India, February 2019.

Skip's yoga classes are both thoughtful and thought provoking.He brings to the art atrium and to our retreats a fresh approach and new ways of seeing into the heart via music, art, and poetry. Skip, a native of Westhampton is Abby's husband and partner in life and work. He shares with her a strong devotion to the ancient teachings, all arts and yoga.

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Mary Brennan

Mary Brennan began practicing yoga and noticed the relief it gave her Multiple Sclerosis. The more she practiced yoga she knew it was something she needed to share. With the support of her teachers and family she became a Yoga Teacher 200 RYT. She is also certified in Trauma Yoga, Restorative Yoga trained by Judith Lasater, Yin Yoga trained by Josh Summers, Meditation & Contemplative Studies through the Open Center in NYC, Yoga4Cancer, Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

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Constance dove into yoga when she was living in New York City as a method to manage anxiety.

Soon after Constance discovered it’s powerful effects on chronic physical health issues, and it’s potential for deep, tangible healing, and was inspired to journey further.

After graduating college with a degree in theology, she studied jivamukti, vinyasa, and bhakti yoga traditions, completing her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification at the Asheville Yoga Center and is in ongoing training to be a certified Children’s Yoga instructor. Constance has taught in studios, classrooms, gyms, festivals, and retreats throughout New York and California.

Her classes are fluid and nurturing, often blending live music into the closing meditations as an expression of gratitude

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Allie earned her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification as an apprentice with Abby. She has a deep devotion and love for the 8 Limbs. You will find her teaching various types of classes all summer, and subbing in various classes.

A recent college graduate, she is looking to further her education both in her career and in yoga. She loves being a student, and is happy to share her practice and all the teachings of yoga.

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Jeff Gallin, a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, completed his 500 hour certification at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. His personal experience with Parkinson's Disease led him to delve deeper and deeper into the many layers and benefits of yoga. Yoga is the best part of his day, every day. He believes each of us can use the healing powers of yoga to improve the quality of his/her life. He teaches in alignment with the idea that the individual does not have to adjust to yoga but that yoga has to adjust to the individual, meaning that each person should practice the postures that bring balance to his/her system. He prefers a vinyasa class that includes meditation and breath work, all to focus the mind. He has taught various class sizes, prefers small, and therapeutic semi-private yoga, as well as one on one private practices.

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Lady Ruth’s transformational teachings come from her gurus: Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sharon Gannon, David Life, and her Sanskrit teacher, Jayashree who guided the Yoga Sutras deeply into her, her husband, and her own ongoing commitment to practice and studies which are never ending. She is also an artist,with MFA from Yale, has taught painting and printmaking at Yale and Dartmouth College.

She currently teaches at Jivamukti Yoga school and their teacher trainings.

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Desiree McKenzie

Desirée completed 300+ hours teaching certification through Jivamukti Teacher Training program in May 2016 and teaches the Jivamukti method. She trained 200+ hours as a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher in 2007, and is a certified Thai Yoga Massage Level 2 Bodywork Specialist since 2014. Her blended 500+ hours training in the wellness realm create classes that soothe, nourish and strengthen the body.

She would like to thank all of her holy teachers, especially Sharon, David, Marni, Abby, and all of the yogic influencers that have shaped her. She is grateful to have learned the ancient healing practices that maintain equanimity and grace, and her classes focus on using the yoga practice to heal through asana, japa meditation, and pranayama to align and center your whole being.

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Chai has been offering his natural canine inspirations for 8 years. Can be found peacefully resting in shavasana throughout an entire class, ...a teaching.

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