Abby Dorn has been teaching yoga fulltime for the past 14 years, and is also a musician, actress, and mother. She began practicing yoga while training as an actor - as way to stretch and strengthen her body and to improve focus and concentration. After years of pursuing theatre as a career, struggling with judgment from within and without, she realized that the greatest benefit of yoga practice was the self love and respect that come from recognizing the wisdom of the universe within ourselves. Abby grew passionate about helping others connect to their bodies, breath and inner wisdom and she completed 500 hour certification with BeYoga/Ishta Yoga in New York City in 2002. In 2003, she completed a prenatal yoga training with Carrie Parker Gastelu, and in 2004 she became certified to teach Itsy Bitsy Yoga TM for babies and toddlers. Over the years, she has been influenced by many teachers including Mark Whitwell, Alan Finger, Leslie Kaminoff, Erich Schiffman, Ana Forrest, Lois Nesbitt, and Krishna Das. She is eternally grateful to all of her teachers (especially her children and her yoga students!) who share their yoga and help to guide her on the journey.
Abby believes there is a yoga practice for everyone, and she specializes in adapting the practice to the needs of the student(s). She loves working with all ages, levels of experience and physical abilities, and regularly teaches prenatal, yoga for babies, toddlers and kids, beginners, yoga for cancer, chair yoga, and slow flow. Abby’s slow flow class is a blend of hatha and vinyasa yoga and is inspired by the needs of each unique class. She simultaneously nurtures and challenges her students with a steady, mindful, breath led practice that incorporates detailed alignment instruction, flowing sequences and many options for personal adaptation. Abby sees yoga as a practice of active gratitude for the life we are given; as full body, mind, spirit participation in the movement of the life force through us; and ultimately as an experience of the divinity within ourselves.