Founder/Creative Director, 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 building asanas sequences 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...


Yoga Instructor/Art Directer / Curator

Skip is a Certified Registered Yoga teacher via Yoga Alliance, and Certified Jivamukti Yoga 300 hours, having recently completed the training in Govardan India.

Skip's yoga classes are both thoughtful and thought provoking. He brings to his classes and new ways of seeing into the heart via the practices and 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 teachings, arts and yoga.

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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.


RYT Yoga Alliance

Melissa Bateman is a new yoga instructor, though not new to Yoga. She has been loving yoga for over 15 years and elevated her practice by apprenticing with Abby to complete a 300+ hour teacher training certification. Practicing while raising a family and working in corporate America showed her the gifts of a steady and consistent yoga practice: sense of calm and being centered, clarity of thought and purpose, release of extraneous noise, strong and supple physical form. Eager to introduce others to these gifts and time to dedicate to the more spiritual elements of yoga led her to Abby and other fellow students at Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts. As Covid eases and vaccines allow, she plans to deepen her studies India.

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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 to teach a 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. He recently added "zoom' virtual teaching classes as well. Deep gratitude to Jeff and his generosity.


Mia apprenticed for a year with Abby for 300 hours and is Certified Yoga Alliance. She has traveled throughout India and to over 35+ countries across the globe and studied with teachers while there. Mia loves all facets of what yoga offers and has been practicing for over a decade in NYC and in her travels. She is offering a range of classes: Basics, Slow and Steady Yoga, and Steady Flow Yoga.She recently completed her Yin certification and will be offering "Stay in Yin" on Livestream, on Fridays, soon. See schedule for all of Mia's offerings.


Karen worked in the human service field for over 30 years helping others focus on their abilities and reach their goals. Karen has been practicing yoga since 2008 on the North and South Forks of Long Island, New York, and feels privileged to have studied under some of the leading practitioners in the country. She obtained her 200 hour RYT certification in 2013 with Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts, to both deepen her practice and to share her love of yoga with others. Karen has a Vinyasa-based practice, with a strong focus on alignment and flow. In 2018, Karen moved to Florida. Since arriving in Florida Karen has been able to focus on sharing her love of yoga by offering her teachings both in studio and virtually. Karen sees herself as a constant student of Yoga continuing her learning through both certification trainings and workshops. Karen’s yoga has evolved into a deliberate flow assessable to all.

Karen found her way back to HYHA when classes became available on Livestream. She teaches "Stay Home Yoga" on Sundays, 6pm.

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Desiree is a devoted student and Certified Jivamukti Teacher, has been practicing, studying and teaching with Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts since 2016. Her thorough preparation, and thoughtful offerings come through in every class. We are so happy to have her with us for summer 2023!


Ray is currently apprenticing with Abby, and is co-teaching some classes, loves slow holds and Yin Yoga.


Chai has been offering his natural canine inspirations for 10 years. Can be found peacefully resting in Shavasana throughout class, ...a true teacher.