Ropes & Chairs Workshop with Monique Michaels
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Ropes & Chairs Workshop with Monique Michaels

Saturday, December 2nd
2pm - 4pm & 4pm-6pm (Please let us know which session you prefer)
$55 (each session limited to 4 students)

Working with CHAIRS + the ROPE wall as your primary tool offers the opportunity to experience yoga postures with support and greater ease. 

Utilizing gravity, geometry, traction and the wall as a map allowing the practitioner to define boundaries, discover alignment and balance while feeling supported.  

Inform yourself, expand your frame, be spherical.

View Event →
David Regelin's Rhythm, Rhyme, and Repetition Vinyasa Method
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

David Regelin's Rhythm, Rhyme, and Repetition Vinyasa Method

Utilizing the principles of Katonah yoga, but radically reorganizing the format and accompanying narrative, this class is meant to broaden the understanding of how Nevine's method can be applied to yoga and movement in general.

While examining a broad range of postures and movement patterns  through a form focused lens, David will offer insight and techniques that will enhance an existing katonah practice, and develop a measured and methodical means to a skillful vinyasa practice end.

David Regelin is a traveling yoga teacher, he is based in New York City. David is a powerful voice, an eloquent and skillful teacher who is sought after for his workshops and teacher's intensives. His unique talent for simple yet precise articulation of form and technique, echo in the bodies and minds of his students. read more...

View Event →
Winter Waters, Winter Fires: A Solstice Celebration Practice with Lynn Ivey + Eva Giorgi
Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

Winter Waters, Winter Fires: A Solstice Celebration Practice with Lynn Ivey + Eva Giorgi

The Greater the External Darkness the Greater the Internal light.

Winter is the season of water- physical, ancestral, spiritual. Join Katonah Yoga teachers Lynn Ivey and Eva Giorgi in a celebratory practice designed to warm, move and transform our personal and communal waters, our depths, so that we may ignite our inner fires in the process; to cultivate these fires so that we may bring to light our abundance and availability and participate in the season of gifting, both in giving and receptivity and finally, to come together in cheer and joy.

Expect salutations, twists, tea and aromatherapy!

View Event →
Practice You with Elena Brower at Katonah Yoga Center
Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

Practice You with Elena Brower at Katonah Yoga Center

Elena Brower is thrilled to offer a nourishing afternoon practice designed around Practice You. Through asana, meditative contemplation, and written prompts, expect potent discoveries to light your path. A signed copy of Practice You will be included in your registration.

practice you.jpg

"Mama, teacher, author, speaker, Elena has taught yoga since 1999. Art of Attention, has been ranked number one in design on Amazon, and has now been translated into six languages. Elena's second book, Practice You: A Journal, has just been released by Sounds True."

View Event →

YOGA FOR YOGA IN HOUSTON // A Katonah Yoga Teachers’ Community Taught Class
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

YOGA FOR YOGA IN HOUSTON // A Katonah Yoga Teachers’ Community Taught Class

“We’ve got your back” Katonah Yoga style!

IMG_2634.JPG

Nevine Michaan and her Bedford Hills teachers are coming together to support their global family by teaching a special class, COMMUNITY STYLE.  Join the efforts November 19th from 12:00 – 2:00 to bring yoga to students in Houston affected by Hurricane Harvey in late August.

All monies donated to participate in this class will be going towards purchasing mats, blocks, sand bags and straps for the students at YES Prep Northside Charter School’s Yoga initiative. See below for more information about them. In addition to the class, we are selling limited edition “We’ve Got Your Back” t shirts. All proceeds will be donated as well. All levels and ages welcome.

The students and faculty at YES Prep Northside Charter School (visit www.yesprep.org/storm-resources), where Katonah Yoga teacher Brittany Kraft works, were terribly impacted by the damaging floods. Brittany and other yoga certified teachers within the school have begun teaching yoga to support the community as it rebuilds, however the school cannot support their efforts financially.  By extending our hands out into the world, we are participating in the redevelopment of our global community.

 

View Event →
Yoga: The Secret of Life By Francesco Mastalia BOOK SIGNING
Nov
10
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga: The Secret of Life By Francesco Mastalia BOOK SIGNING

Featuring Katonah Yoga Founder Nevine Michaan and teachers Abbie Galvin and David Regelin.

Nevine Michaan.jpg

In silence, ask the questions, Who am I? Why am I here?

Yoga: The Secret of Lif is a photo-documentary project about the spiritual and physical journey of yoga. Through photographs and text this book explores the personal experiences of 108 of today’s leading practitioners and how this ancient practice has transformed their mind, body, and spirit.

The photographs for the project are taken on glass plates using the wet collodion process, a photographic technique dating back to the 1850s. With the use of a large-format wooden camera and antique brass lens, glass plates are hand-coated to produce one-of-a-kind “ambrotype” images. The collodion process transports us to another place and time. When the light-sensitive chemicals absorb the

sun’s ultraviolet rays, we enter a mysterious world where art and alchemy embrace.

The photographs take on another dimension with the words that accompany them. The text based on interviews provides an intimate and enlightening account of each yogis personal journey.

Beyond the physical postures commonly associated with yoga, oga: The Secret of Lif delves deep into the purpose of our existence and how to live a happy and fulfilled life. It explores how we can understand who we truly are, why we are here, and what our ultimate purpose is on this planet.

Included are world renowned yogis Radhanath Swami, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Gurmukh Kaur Khasla, Sri Dharma Mittra, Krishna Das, Tao-Porchon Lynch, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Seane Corn, Rodney Yee and more.

Francesco Mastalia has traveled the world photographing tribal, religious, spiritual, and indigenous people. His first book DREADS, published by Workman Artisan, is a photo documentary on the history of dreadlocks. Now in its eighth printing, DREADS includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker.

His recent book Organic: Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley, published by powerHouse Books, is a photobook of the Hudson Valley’s organic sustainable food movement. Works from Organic are included in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. 

Discovering Life Through Yoga: YOGA The Secret of Life Book Review - LA Yoga Magazine - Ayurveda & Health

 

View Event →
 PARTICIPATE IN THE SEASONAL REVOLUTIONS // A Practice to prepare for Winter with Alison Grande and Brenda DeRose
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

PARTICIPATE IN THE SEASONAL REVOLUTIONS // A Practice to prepare for Winter with Alison Grande and Brenda DeRose

Join Katonah Yoga teachers Brenda DeRose and Alison Grande for an informative breakdown of a late Autumn practice. Recollect, reflect and set goals in the back of one’s mind. This seasonal workshop will give students an experience of mediating outward and inward activities as they prepare for the descent into Winter, and the holiday season.

With stabilizing postures, cleansing pranayama and aromatherapy to pique the imagination, the internal climate of the body will be refreshed and recharged. This two hour co-taught workshop will be light hearted, well assisted and informative. Students will leave with a 15 minute Katonah Yoga home practice.

View Event →
STAYING BALANCED THROUGHOUT THE SEASONS with OSI MIZRAHI
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

STAYING BALANCED THROUGHOUT THE SEASONS with OSI MIZRAHI

My biggest challenge through the years was always the change in season.  When I was a kid I was prone to getting sick in the Winter with a sore throat. As I got older and started to practice yoga, I developed more awareness of the body. My health changed to be more youthful and stronger. This workshop will teach you a practice to keep the mind, body and spirit strong and healthy through the Fall and Winter season.

Osi Mizrahi is a writer, entrepreneur, and creativity coach whose teachings draw deeply from the traditions of Kabbala, Kundalini, Shambala, and Ayurveda. Mizrahi guides students toward a path that honors the self and promotes self-acceptance. Her philosophy stresses the importance of living a life of purpose and intention, while keeping the creative spark lit and being open to self-reinvention. Training female students to cultivate their inner beauty and strength by embracing their femininity is of particular interest to Mizrahi. The concept of “home,” representative of self, plays a foundational role in Mizrahi’s ideology. From her own home in Westchester, NY, she runs Osiliving, a business that offers holistic products and inspirational media through the website www.osiliving.com. The company, founded in 2012, stems from Mizrahi’s resolution to help women learn how to achieve emotional and physical well-being through yoga, meditation, medicinal foods, music and other avenues. Mizrahi’s home in Westchester also serves as a spiritual retreat, where she works in a yurt and stays close to the earth by raising chickens, tending beehives, composting and gardening. Mizrahi also travels the world to learn, grow and explore; she has led workshops in her native Israel as well as in France and Costa Rica. This dialogue between the intimate sphere and larger world is fundamental to Mizrahi’s work helping individuals find balance, the source of all energy. Even as Mizrahi stresses the importance of a simplified life, she lives by the principle of commitment, something she learned by studying yoga and serving as a yoga instructor for more than 20 years. She has also committed to acting, which allows her to practice openness in a manner reminiscent of yoga. After studying under an acting coach for two years, Mizrahi has learned to deliver monologues and to perform in scenes. Such work requires an extreme presence of mind, offering actors the opportunity to become vessels for enlightenment. When Mizrahi isn’t engaged with expanding her students’ individual potential, writing inspirational texts, or acting, she can be found cooking, listening to music, rock climbing, traveling, or exploring different cultures.

Osi Mizrahi is a writer, entrepreneur, and creativity coach whose teachings draw deeply from the traditions of Kabbala, Kundalini, Shambala, and Ayurveda. Mizrahi guides students toward a path that honors the self and promotes self-acceptance. Her philosophy stresses the importance of living a life of purpose and intention, while keeping the creative spark lit and being open to self-reinvention. Training female students to cultivate their inner beauty and strength by embracing their femininity is of particular interest to Mizrahi.

The concept of “home,” representative of self, plays a foundational role in Mizrahi’s ideology. From her own home in Westchester, NY, she runs Osiliving, a business that offers holistic products and inspirational media through the website www.osiliving.com. The company, founded in 2012, stems from Mizrahi’s resolution to help women learn how to achieve emotional and physical well-being through yoga, meditation, medicinal foods, music and other avenues. Mizrahi’s home in Westchester also serves as a spiritual retreat, where she works in a yurt and stays close to the earth by raising chickens, tending beehives, composting and gardening.

Mizrahi also travels the world to learn, grow and explore; she has led workshops in her native Israel as well as in France and Costa Rica. This dialogue between the intimate sphere and larger world is fundamental to Mizrahi’s work helping individuals find balance, the source of all energy. Even as Mizrahi stresses the importance of a simplified life, she lives by the principle of commitment, something she learned by studying yoga and serving as a yoga instructor for more than 20 years.

She has also committed to acting, which allows her to practice openness in a manner reminiscent of yoga. After studying under an acting coach for two years, Mizrahi has learned to deliver monologues and to perform in scenes. Such work requires an extreme presence of mind, offering actors the opportunity to become vessels for enlightenment.

When Mizrahi isn’t engaged with expanding her students’ individual potential, writing inspirational texts, or acting, she can be found cooking, listening to music, rock climbing, traveling, or exploring different cultures.

View Event →
Autumnal Abundance: Unwind and Rewild with Dages
Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

Autumnal Abundance: Unwind and Rewild with Dages

This workshop will whip you up and deeply chill you out. Activate your electricity and amplify your resonance with a potent combination of pranayama, essential oils, mantra meditation and yoga nidra. Experience inner alchemy utilizing Kundalini and Katonah recipes for joy. After saturating your being with ecstatic practices of elevation, you will be guided into a blissful state of yoga nidra, or psychic sleep. Utilize techniques that can transport you to an ever deepening space of imagination, vision, and tranquility. Saturate your senses, gift yourself rest, and experience a journey equally deep and high!

Dages Juvelier Keates is committed to sharing her wealth of knowledge. She is approachable and eager to explain her insights. Beginning in 2002, her studies have earned her accreditations in both the Bihar and Kundalini lineages. Her syncretic teaching style has been profoundly impacted by immersion in studies with her mentor Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga. Recent collaborations include a series of workshops with Elena Brower pairing pranayama and aromatherapy, and retreats and teacher trainings with veteran Katonah teacher Abbie Galvin, Sacred Fig founder Anton Brandt, and Sky Ting co-founder Chloe Kernaghan in Bali, Dominican Republic, Greece, and Morocco. 

View Event →
KATONAH YOGA KNITTING SQUARE 1st Gathering with Diane Gershen
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

KATONAH YOGA KNITTING SQUARE 1st Gathering with Diane Gershen

Whether you are a knitter or want to be, come to a meeting at the studio on Thursday September 28 at 5 pm.

Katonah Yoga is creating a Knitting Square (as opposed to the usual Knitting Circle - because we are all about the Magic Square). 

Each member will be knitting9"x9" squares which will then be assembled into a warm, comforting afghan to be donated to the Katonah Community Center. 

Attendees at the meeting will plan the project and decide on meeting times that work best for the most of us. 

We hope for a good turn out. The more knitters, the less squares per knitter, not to mention the more fun and satisfaction of knitting to do good.

View Event →
ALCHEMIST'S EQUINOX  with LYNN IVEY + EVA GIORGI
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

ALCHEMIST'S EQUINOX with LYNN IVEY + EVA GIORGI

Join Katonah Yoga teachers Lynn Ivey and Eva Giorgi for an Equinox celebration! 

Autumn is the collective breath, abundance made animate by the lungs, the archetype of the alchemist. Autumn is the great shift, the earthly pivot in preparation for the descent into insight. A time to cultivate your ability to reap what you sow, harvest your ripest fruits, transform them to pure gold. 

In this workshop Lynn and Eva will guide you through joyous practices to make you and shape you into an Autumnal cornucopia. Pranayama techniques, guided meditation, aromatherapy and herbal tea will be among the ingredients in this delectable seasonal recipe.

All levels welcome. 

$40

View Event →
Get Over Yourself!  Inversion Workshop: Handstands, Forearmstands, Headstands, Armbalances with Phillip + Ivy
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Get Over Yourself! Inversion Workshop: Handstands, Forearmstands, Headstands, Armbalances with Phillip + Ivy

Many yoga practitioners struggle with the elusive inversion practice. Most often, the chief obstacles are mental. We have a natural aversion to inversion. Practicing these full-body poses requires a willful suspension of instincts and a concentrated presence of mind, without which no progress is made. One must train, not only one’s body, but one’s very neurology. This mind-body training can only be executed by corralling one’s spirit and curtailing one’s instinctual drives.

There are many practical tools which, when mastered, will give you a solid footing in the sky. In this workshop, we will discuss and employ techniques and exercises to help you bridge the gap leading to a stable inversion practice. Specifically, we’ll be working with jumping, pressing and active-lowering to and from the shapes of Forward Split, Tuck, Straddle, Half-Straddle & Pike. We will learn exercises both at the wall and in the middle of the room, as well as the proper and most useful methods for assisting others.

Through clarity of intention and mental focus, we will pierce through the veil of perception, and see through the false boundaries we’ve each set up for ourselves. Get Over Yourself! Inversion Lab.

View Event →
SOUNDBATH + KATONAH RESTORE// EVA GIORGI + LEYDIN KOTAPISH
Jul
16
2:30 PM14:30

SOUNDBATH + KATONAH RESTORE// EVA GIORGI + LEYDIN KOTAPISH

A two hour artfully composed experience synthesizing a restorative Katonah Yoga practice
(abundant theory, metaphor, breath work) and scent meditation to make you open, available and attuned to the fluency + frequency of a full hour of crystal singing bowls
Expect one on one sensory immersion. 


Leydin Kotapish has been facilitating healing sound ceremonies and sound baths for over a decade using her Crsytal and Tibetan Singing Bowls. She lives in North Salem, New York and is a Katonah Yoga student.

Eva Giorgi is a Katonah yoga  teacher and has been practicing with the mentorship and friendship of Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga, for well over a decade. Eva studies and creates plant based self care. She lives in Pound Ridge, New York with her dog!

$40

View Event →
KUNDALINI + GONG MEDITATION: Teaching of Ayurvedic Principles// OSI MIZRAHI
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

KUNDALINI + GONG MEDITATION: Teaching of Ayurvedic Principles// OSI MIZRAHI

MOVE, MEDITATE + OPEN TO INNER RADIANCE  Increase energy and vitality through Kundalini yoga, essential oils and other Ayurvedic lifestyle practices. 

LEARN small, essential oil wellness techniques
CULTIVATE a meditation practic
SAVOR the present moment and quiet the mind
INVIGORATE prana, or life force
DISCOVER ancient “life knowledge” techniques to nurture self and loved ones
CLEANSE + REPLENISH your body and mind

$40

View Event →
THE TAO OF MOVEMENT: Creative Tai Ji & Qi Gong Master Chungliang Al Huang
Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

THE TAO OF MOVEMENT: Creative Tai Ji & Qi Gong Master Chungliang Al Huang

LEARN The Moving Forms
Five Moving Forces
Tai Ji Ritual
Living Tao Circles
Experience the Dancing Energy

DISCOVER Dancing Brush Strokes
Learn Essential Characters
Understand the Metaphors
Dance the Characters
Experience the WOW

ENRICH Philosophical Foundations
Principles of Yin Yang
Taoist Classics
The 3 Pillars of Asian Wisdom
Poetry from East and West

$50

View Event →
Katonah RESTORE and SOUND BATH // Leydin kotapish + Eva Giorgi
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Katonah RESTORE and SOUND BATH // Leydin kotapish + Eva Giorgi

A two hour artfully composed experience synthesizing a restorative Katonah Yoga practice
(abundant theory, metaphor, breath work) and scent meditation to make you open, available and attuned to the fluency + frequency of a full hour of crystal singing bowls
Expect one on one sensory immersion. 


Leydin Kotapish has been facilitating healing sound ceremonies and sound baths for over a decade using her Crsytal and Tibetan Singing Bowls. She lives in North Salem, New York and is a Katonah Yoga student.

Eva Giorgi is a Katonah yoga  teacher and has been practicing with the mentorship and friendship of Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga, for well over a decade. Eva studies and creates plant based self care. She lives in Pound Ridge, New York with her dog!

$40

View Event →
CLASS with ABBIE
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

CLASS with ABBIE

Come to class with Abbie Galvin for two hours of  Katonah Yoga. The practice will substantiate us,  build our capacity,  develop our vision. This will be a general class replete with asana, breath work, adjustments, theory, and the usual joy of working together.

View Event →
Home Practice Guided By Intention
May
28
2:00 PM14:00

Home Practice Guided By Intention

When we take a yoga class, we are offered an opportunity to engage with others. Techniques are taught, shared, and practiced within the group. A well-organized, well-orchestrated general class encourages a collective spirit. It is as though we are all learning to play the same piece of music. The collaboration between the personal and the collective informs the group setting. Each individual student is asked to measure up, keep up, and be part of the communal effort. 

A home practice changes the orientation of skill building and awareness. In a home practice, the teacher within becomes the focus of attention. Techniques that were taught by others, learned with others are brought into the personal. The goal of a home practice is to use one's techniques to support personal health and well being, within a ritualized use of personal time and space. One closes the door to the outside world, and the practice of the mind and the breath are attuned to an inner conversation. The postures, breathing techniques, concentration and orientation methods are the tools of the practice. While all practice influences one's physiology and psychology, a personal longevity practice addresses the vision and virtue of personal health, well being, and longlife.  All practice influences one's physiology and psychology. A personal longevity practice addresses the vision and virtue of personal health, well being, and longlife.

$40

View Event →
GOLDEN THREAD / Meditations on the Embodied Imagination
May
27
2:00 PM14:00

GOLDEN THREAD / Meditations on the Embodied Imagination

Nevine Michaan presents charts, materials, and techniques on the Magic Square/Golden Thread Meditations and shares the practice of Katonah Yoga.

+ Learn to organize your position in time and space using the template of the 3 x 3 magic square, traditionally known as the Lo Shu, and the strand of the Golden Thread, also known as the sutra atman, the embodied imagination. 

+ Read maps, understand territory Drive to destinations..

+ Define and refine techniques to facilitate the integrity of mind, body and breath.

+ Be grateful, be joyful; support personal and universal well-being.

+ Occupy center and mediate circumference. 

$40

View Event →