Katonah Yoga Beginner Series with Monique Michaels
Jan
12
to Feb 9

Katonah Yoga Beginner Series with Monique Michaels

In this five part series you will be taught a commingling of classical Hatha yoga poses integrated with theories of sacred geometry and measure that serve to develop stability, ability, vision and dimension, peppered with Pranayama to move breath through the body’s terrain, serving as a conduit between the body and mind to soothe the soul and build an identity. The goal of the practice is to become whole, in order to live a life of integrity and happiness.

Participate in your own well being, all you have to do is show up. Whether you are new to yoga or someone who has practiced elsewhere, Katonah Yoga will be new to you.
S A T U R D A Y S
10:45am – 12pm 
DATES: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2  
$125 for series

View Event →
 WILD WINTER KATONAH YOGA TRI-SERIES Wednesdays with Eva Giorgi
Jan
16
to Jan 30

WILD WINTER KATONAH YOGA TRI-SERIES Wednesdays with Eva Giorgi

In our bodies, Winter resides in our Waters; think Kidneys and Bones.

Like a skilled woods-person, knowing how to build fires in the right places is essential to survival.

Everything in Great Nature graciously gives us clues; when water freezes it turns to ice. In Winter we turn our focus inward, investigate + reignite our internal heat sources- the fire of the groin, the fire of the heart and the fire of the mind (so we don’t freeze either!).

These techniques will reveal, heal and rewrite ancestral stories through recalibrating primary functions, reevaluating primal coping mechanisms, and regenerate insights from our rich compost of struggle and celebration; plight and accomplishment, ballast of buoyancy- all written our bodies.

However deep the work, Winter is my favorite time for a communal practice.

The collective adds warmth, motivation and accountability during the iciest, isolated Season.

For three weeks we’ll cover:

-Rigorous heat building Katonah Yoga asana practices.

-Pumped up pranayama for levity and light.

-Theory: Myth, Maps, Magic + Chinese Medicine.

-Herbal allies and aromatherapy to bring Great Nature wherever we go.

WEDNESDAYS IN JANUARY

1/9

1/16

1/23

12:00 – 2:00pm


$80 for all three in advance / $30 each for Drop-in

ALL hours with Eva are bankable towards a Katonah Yoga certification.

Come with questions or email me in advance EvaTwineApothecary@Gmail.com

View Event →
KATONAH YOGA BASICS with Lauren Godes
Jan
21
to Feb 25

KATONAH YOGA BASICS with Lauren Godes

  • VERMONT, Laughing River Yoga (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nevine Michaan, the founder of Katonah Yoga uses the analogy of your body as a house, “you make a mess in it and you clean it up”.  Learn the tools and techniques to live a joyful life in your body.

In this class we will explore the theories behind Katonah Yoga, especially one of the basic premises that asana is origami. We will learn how to fold and unfold each pose examining the geometry that sets up a pathway for how information and energy moves through the body. We will work with math, pattern, measure, form, fit and function, weaving through the pragmatic intelligence of the body. We will create a safe environment to explore these tools and techniques which are designed to be worn, used, lived and in-time embodied.

Open to all levels and practitioners from all traditions, this series will be taught by Lauren Godes and assisted by Emily Garrett.

Mondays, January 21 through February 25

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

View Event →
30 HOUR KATONAH YOGA TRAINING with Abbie Galvin
Jan
25
to Jan 28

30 HOUR KATONAH YOGA TRAINING with Abbie Galvin

Focus on your practice as well as the intelligence behind the practice!

You will experience at least 2 hours of asana practice daily, exploring the richness of variety of the Katonah Yoga material. This 4-days program will gradually build up from being stable, to becoming able and weaving your imagination into the practical aspects of the material.

Abbie will focus her teaching on the roundness of the practice. The idea of a “vinyasa” or a sequence is approached through the concept of one pose giving birth to another. You will learn how to evolve the material sequentially and intelligently.

This training integrates an advanced body lab to give you the opportunity of looking at many different bodies, understanding personal nuances and refining your body reading skills. You will learn the recipes to help stabilize, reorient or create space in a person's body.

This 30 Hour Katonah Yoga Intensive Training will be led by Abbie Galvin from The Studio (NY) and assisted by Aylin Karadayi. It is organized by Aylin Karadayi and Reni Bickel.

Price: CHF 977 (CHF 874 before November 30st)

Ask a question: info@aylarealhealth.com

Find more info and sign up here

View Event →
SEASONAL INTENSIVE - INSIGHT OF WINTER YOGA & MEDITATION with Josh Liles
Jan
26
to Jan 27

SEASONAL INTENSIVE - INSIGHT OF WINTER YOGA & MEDITATION with Josh Liles

  • BROOKLYN, Shambhala Yoga (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Turtles tuck into their shells, fish swim deeper in Winter, and we will follow nature and turn the focus inward. We will use Katonah Yoga Practices, infused with other modalities to explore our interior experience. We will explore hips and the pelvic floor, the use of bandhas, and imaginative wraps, to help you find center. We will also take a deeper dive into the material, maps, and math supporting our frame of reference for a more functional practice.

How do we keep our inner fire burning in the long cold winter? The winter is the season of the kidneys and the seasonal element is water. We will practice keeping the fire of the groin burning to heat up the water of our kidneys. Expect turtles, fishes, pigeons, and lotus variations (you don’t have to have lotus).

Winter is also about the insights available through meditation. We will use direct inquiry to explore the inner expanses available to us in the stillness of winter.

Join us and light your inner fire!

January 26th 9:30am - 2:30pm

January 27th 11:30am - 4:30pm

(10 hours towards Katonah Yoga Teacher Certification)

$250


View Event →
THE FINE TECHNICAL ART OF REPOSITIONING with Ivy Ray
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

THE FINE TECHNICAL ART OF REPOSITIONING with Ivy Ray

Our bodies contain everything that has ever taken place. This is where we live our lives, where Life happens. In Katonah Yoga we use the body as the primary means for exploration and the agent of change. The body shows everything. It isn't capable of lying, nor can it hide, our minds, on the other hand, are tricky as hell.

As children and through many stages of our lives, we have all positioned ourselves, consciously and unconsciously, in order to simply handle/manage life, in many cases, this positioning saved us, In most, it no longer serves.

We re-evaluate our finances, our companies, our relationships we don't re-evaluate our bodies; our positioning. Positioning is everything. Orientation and organization IN TIME AND SPACE into the skillful manipulation/management of self is one of the primary keys to over-all well being.

Having a personal assessment, a reading of the body as we call it, enables us to experience ourselves differently, where we belong. You then will be given simple means by which to bring this new positioning into your life.

8 PEOPLE MAXIMUM

Join us for an intimate event. Everybody will be evaluated.

View Event →
TRAVEL THROUGH THE MAGIC SQUARE: A 10 Hour Katonah Yoga Training with Reni Bickel
Jan
26
to Jan 27

TRAVEL THROUGH THE MAGIC SQUARE: A 10 Hour Katonah Yoga Training with Reni Bickel

10 training hours to awaken your imagination: This course includes restorative asana, breath practice, meditation and crystals to explore the Magic Square from a refreshingly new angle. 

Learn how to navigate the foundational map of the Katonah Yoga theory and creatively integrate it into in your own practice or teaching. The Magic Square is magic not only because it offers guidance and orientation but also because it leaves room for YOUR imagination. 

This course is designed to bring forth insight and ideas, weaving together experience with practical information and your own imaginative current.

Topics covered in this course:

Restorative Asana and its different approaches

  • Workings of the Mind, Somatics & the Science of Vibration

  • Crystals for Contemplation and Meditation

  • Exploration of the Katonah Yoga illustrations

  • Elaboration of personal Vision Board 2019

  • Guided Deep Relaxation & Sound bath

Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2-7pm + Sunday, Jan. 27th 12-5pm

$350

About Reni Bickel: www.renibickelyoga.com

View Event →
Katonah Yoga 2019 Planner Workshop with Dages Juvelier Keates
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Katonah Yoga 2019 Planner Workshop with Dages Juvelier Keates

Join Dages Juvelier Keates for winter practice and theory, reorienting the body, mind and breath through time and space.

Katonah Yoga founder Nevine Michaan has developed a 2019 weekly planner addressing individual time management: weeks, days, years and seasons circulate within and around us. The maps in this planner are a composite from the past three years of Katonah Yoga® meditation maps, featuring four of our main themes: Body as the Abode, Embodying the Archetype, Wraps for Rapture, and Revelations: Reveals and Origami. All the maps explore the territory of the universal—great nature—and the personal—one's body, mind, breath, orientation and surroundings.

Weekly Planner available for purchase onsite.

View Event →
200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING with Anton Brandt of The Sacred Fig
Feb
1
to Feb 25

200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING with Anton Brandt of The Sacred Fig

This 200 hr training features a dedicated Katonah module, taught by Dages Juvelier Keates!

The Sacred Fig 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is a highly-intensive program designed to educate & inspire the next generation of world-class yoga leaders.  We firmly believe that the strongest attribute any yoga teacher possesses is themselves.  And so we emphasize things like personal development, confidence, and speech (and don’t worry, you’ll still learn kick-ass alignment, too.)  Our rigorous program is approved by The Yoga Alliance, but it’s so much more than that.  In fact, it’s one of the most comprehensive available today.  Our teacher trainings attract students of all levels, from literally all around the globe. The Sacred Fig Yoga Teacher Trainings produce confident, knowledgeable, articulate, and empowered yoga teachers.  Period.

At the core of the The Sacred Fig philosophy is a profound sense of connection.  Not only do our thoughts affect us in tangible ways, but we also have the extraordinary capacity to affect those around us, and the environment we live in.  And so as yoga practitioners and teachers, we strive for the extraordinary, so that we may serve as a beacon of possibility for those around us.  We see the divine in everything around us, but we also know that it lies within us.  So before trying to shape & control everything outside of us, we first look deep within, and do the work ourselves.

We don’t provide answers.  (and we’re wary of any teacher or school who claims that they do)  Instead, we welcome & provide different viewpoints, we stir lively discourse.  We set the circumstances to challenge notions about what yoga is, what it might feel like or look like, and why we practice.  We create an accelerated learning environment, where trainees gain the confidence to discover their own ‘truths’ about yoga, about their bodies and their practice.  There’s no memorization, no mimicry, and no script.  From this place, trainees find their authentic voice… sharing their knowledge & their practice naturally.  Join Us.

View Event →
TUNING THE INSTRUMENT:  Teaching the Therapeutic Private with Dages Juvelier Keates
Feb
1
to Feb 3

TUNING THE INSTRUMENT:  Teaching the Therapeutic Private with Dages Juvelier Keates

You are a yoga teacher and practitioner.  You have someone who is interested in private yoga sessions with you. What do you do?

 A private yoga session is different from a group practice. In a private, you tune your instrument, in a class, you play for the symphony! This workshop is focused on training teachers to work with privates. Learn Katonah techniques to precisely read and adjust your private students. We will cover a basic structure for sequencing and organizing a session to best serve the needs of different types of students. You will gain hands-on experience to gain confidence through applied knowledge.

This training will be small and personal, enabling each participant to get the information that will best support them in empowering others. Specific questions can be emailed to Dages in advance, or feel to bring in your real life examples for mentoring.

WE WILL COVER

 - Working with injuries, older students and those with limited mobility

 - Body readings/diagnostics

 - Breakdown of frequently used poses and techniques along with their adjustments/modifications

 - Language: how to articulate Katonah Yoga theory to students

 - Working with props: straps, blocks, chairs, poles, sandbags and their substitutes

You will leave this training with the confidence and skills to teach privates immediately.

This program include 20 hours towards Katonah Yoga certification and a brand new training manual.

PREREQUISITE

As this training will cover Katonah Yoga material, taking some Katonah Yoga classes is suggested. Study with any of the teachers at Katonah Yoga in Bedford hills, or look for Katonah informed classes at SkyTing with Chloe, Krissy, Kate, Alex S, Tommy, Maya, Sheri or Joanna. It is also helpful, although not necessary, to have some familiarity with the Magic Square.

View Event →
WYLD WOMYN NEW MOON CIRCLE with Meghan Conway and Alyia Cutler
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

WYLD WOMYN NEW MOON CIRCLE with Meghan Conway and Alyia Cutler

Womyn have been gathering in circles since the beginning of time to share experiences, stories, thoughts, ideas and prayers. Gathering in alignment with the moon phases, these circles of womyn would offer ritual and ceremony to nurture, inspire, reflect and heal while acknowledging the wisdom of the feminine.

Join us for a night to sit in circle, take some time away from the busyness of life, to nurture and honor yourself in a myriad of ways lovingly prepared for you.

Over herbal tea, we will hold space for the full spectrum of human experience. With the new moon comes the opportunity to clarify our intentions for the month to come. The evening is designed to allow you to pause and connect with your heart in subservience to the head, to check in with what is working in your life and that which you would like to let go of.

Come as you are! Bring any sacred objections you would like to charge on the grid, journal and pen if you wish, wear comfortable clothes.

Whether you have been to a few, many or no circles before and are unsure what the gathering is all about, this is a nourishing space that will leave you feeling supported and heard and is open to all female identifying.


About the Facilitators:

Meghan Conway and Alyia Cutler are Birth, Postpartum and Radical Community Doulas and owners of Wyld Womyn in Beacon, New York. Wyld Womyn is a judgement free, community centered space that supports, empowers and explores the feminine, hosting classes, workshops, healing circles, events and providing a variety of services, Wyld Womyn is a safe space to support any and all transitions in life in a healing and loving way.

Meghan and Alyia have been hosting Womyn’s circles for over a year in the Hudson Valley and are always surprised, excited and humbled by the power of sitting in circle with other womyn and holding space for one another.

View Event →
THE JOY OF HANDSTAND: Inversion Therapy with Phillip & Ivy Askew
Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

THE JOY OF HANDSTAND: Inversion Therapy with Phillip & Ivy Askew

The Joy of Handstand is alchemical: gravitational pole reversal induces certain physiological effects throughout the body. In the endocrine system, there is a slow release of hormones from the cranial vault promoting health & impeding age. In the circulatory system, blood pressure and heart rate are reduced while venous return increases. Tissue fluids of the lower extremities drain, clearing congestion & enabling a more efficient exchange between cells. The entire lymphatic system is stimulated, strengthening the immune system. And the product is euphoria!

Then, there is the exhilaration of overcoming one's own psychology, one's own psychological burdens; of relinquishing one's irrational fears; of refining one's understanding, by plunging deeply into reality as it is, emerging clearer and calmer, more empowered and connected.

Finally, the joy of Handstand is technical. Information is power. The better you understand the dynamics of inversions, the more power and freedom you can find while practicing them. Come learn a system of exercises specifically designed to translate these dynamics into your body.

All levels.

View Event →
REFLECTIONS + REVELATIONS: an Introduction to Katonah Yoga with Eva Giorgi
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

REFLECTIONS + REVELATIONS: an Introduction to Katonah Yoga with Eva Giorgi

Join Eva Giorgi to explore Katonah Yoga’s poetic synthesis of time, space, theory, myth, maps and Chinese medicine using the magical laboratory of embodied technique.

This workshop is a recipe:

A two hour asana based practice peppered with pranayama and illuminating assists will leave you with a renewed capacity in personal measure, a seasonal/mystical dialogue with your internal territories and a taste of a well-composed Katonah Yoga main-course.

In celebration of the New Year participants will receive Nevine Michaan’s 2019 planner/manual, Reflections + Revelations to take home and use as tool for optimal orientation in time + space.

View Event →
TOP 10 YOGA POSES FOR ATHLETES with Gwen Lawrence
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

TOP 10 YOGA POSES FOR ATHLETES with Gwen Lawrence

Gwen with take you through a typical Power Yoga for Sports master class that can benefit every athlete, and then present one of her most requested workshops. It is not good enough for the athlete to just do yoga, they need to understand their needs, injury potential and the difference in the needs of each sport and position. Gwen will inspire you to add yoga to your training regimen as she has done with seven professional teams in New York for over 20 years.

View Event →
10 HR KATONAH YOGA TRAINING: THE LONG GAME, The Power and Vast Possibility of Practicing in Solitude with Ivy Ray
Feb
9
to Feb 10

10 HR KATONAH YOGA TRAINING: THE LONG GAME, The Power and Vast Possibility of Practicing in Solitude with Ivy Ray

Ivy is a Senior Katonah Yoga Instructor. She has been with Nevine and her core group of teachers, practicing, processing and teaching this material for 20 years. Ivy will be assisted by Robin Kidder.

Join me as we deconstruct all of whats possible in a solo practice.

Everything provides Insight. In the communal/the world, On the Line and in Space, the insight is You in relation to things, others, systems. You are continually shown how well you intersect. How you communicate, cooperate, collaborate, how quickly you can shift gears, change course, change mind, navigate territory, be timely. It's the daily test drive and calls upon you to orient organize, use your techniques and skillfully manipulate Space, Time, Circumstances, others and always your self. Every road leads to You. Your presence and action speak volumes. And there's always a wild card.

Practicing in Solitude takes place In Time, In the Round and the insight is you in relation to you. It provides the fundamental playground for becoming more evenly developed freely functional. Its the door to self-intimacy, care, kindness, safety, perhaps tending with a lighter hand, a softer landing and is always the sacred space for the inevitable work when things fall apart.

This is where you remember, reorder, reclaim, where you restore, replenish, refine. It’s where you self manage/organize, where you find YOU at the center and grow/strengthen you in that vortex.

It can also be where you figure things out, prioritize, work on what you've lost, develop what you never had. Lastly for now, its a grand opportunity to work on You as a teacher, your articulations, your sequencing, your choices of what material to work with in the beginning. Practicing in solitude is the ongoing birthplace of you/your emergence. Your Insight is the breeding ground of your unique contribution as a Katonah Yoga Instructor. Your home practice is yours and is developed by your design. It evolves as you, the seasons, your life and your needs change.

Day 1: In the Round TIME

We will work with the Yin of you, the lunar, the restoration and Longevity work, subtle practices of breath, meditations, evolutions, circuits and perhaps some new insight on working w the Magic Square. We will then break it down by practicing on one another.

Day 2: On The Line SPACE

We will work w the Yang of you, the skillset side, the solar and all things associated with your form and technique that takes you out into the world each day. Your roots, strenth, agility, ability and your beautiful mind. We will also play with how to take best advantage of your time and solo practice by simultaneously working through the lens of teaching. This is a fascinating and very useful technique. We will wrap it up by weaving it all together.

All hours with Ivy go toward your Katonah Yoga Certification. $350

Your body is where EVERYTHING lives, happens + thrives. Grow/build a more safe, sane, functional, JOYFUL you, a viable, worthy container for all of what you are, duly prepared for what life may hand you. 

— Ivy Ray

View Event →
FORM, FUNCTION & FLOW: Weaving  Katonah Yoga and Vinyasa with Mary Dana
Feb
24
to Mar 3

FORM, FUNCTION & FLOW: Weaving Katonah Yoga and Vinyasa with Mary Dana

The literal translation of Vinyasa means to place in a special way. We interpret this to mean that the order of forms, or asanas, function in a way that flows. This placement is not arbitrary, and true flow can occur when things fit together and function well. Katonah Yoga gives us the tools and techniques to explore the forms in an inFORMative way that offer insights into both the objective pattern of nature and the subjective pattern of our personal narrative.

In this two part workshop we will explore how the geometric integrity and theory of Katonah yoga functions to create flow in a well-adjusted and informed Vinyasa experience. Open to both teachers who wish to incorporate more of the material in their classes and any student who is curious to explore these connections more.

$40 per session

Sunday, February 24, 2pm - 4pm

Sunday March 3, 2pm - 4pm

View Event →
FIND YOUR COMFORT IN TEACHING A 5hr KATONAH YOGA TRAINING with ELLEN SIRUCCI
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

FIND YOUR COMFORT IN TEACHING A 5hr KATONAH YOGA TRAINING with ELLEN SIRUCCI

FIND YOUR COMFORT IN TEACHING
A 5HR KATONAH YOGA TRAINING WITH ELLEN SIRUCCI

Saturday, March 2nd
2:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Are you looking to build your confidence as a yoga teacher?  

Join Ellen’s workshop to help you find your voice and comfort in teaching.  

A 5 hour Katonah Yoga Training
Open to All

Very limited class size – please register asap as this class will fill up 

“I loved Ellen's comfort in teaching workshop. The workshop gave me much more confidence in my teaching and a map for how to design and present my class.” - Leydin Kotapish

Making the transition from being certified and understanding yoga techniques conceptually and physically -- to teaching it -- is a big step.  This teaching technique class is a place to hone your skills as a teacher, find your voice, work on designing and creating a class, and find the way you teach best.  

  • How do you demonstrate and lead a class?  

  • How do you correct and keep the class going?  

  • How do you use words to cue the class? 

  • Do you memorize what you want to do - or are you a go with the flow type of teacher? 

  • Do you project your voice well? 

  • Are your instructions clear? 

  • How can you get off your mat to help give adjustments and insights to the students while still keeping the class moving? 

    In our small group you will find a safe environment in which you can practice finding your teaching voice, practice designing and leading sequences, and learn how to lead the class in a thoughtful manner.  This class will be filled with positive and constructive feedback as we take time for each participant to teach in many small sequences. 

    Please come prepared with a 1 - 2 min sequence to teach to the group.

    Early Bird price (sign up before Feb 1) - $125
    After Feb. 1st- $150

View Event →
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF KATONAH YOGA with Mary Dana
Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF KATONAH YOGA with Mary Dana

In this workshop with Mary Dana we will explore asana and pattern in a way that gives us techniques and insights to use our time well in order to live a healthy, joyful and productive life. Get ready to let go of old patterns and habits that don’t serve you or your practice anymore, and embrace new tools to up the function of your life both on and off the mat. This workshop is perfect for practitioners of all levels and styles, teachers and students.

View Event →
INTRO TO KATONAH YOGA with Dages Juvelier Keates
Mar
9
to Mar 10

INTRO TO KATONAH YOGA with Dages Juvelier Keates

Dages Juvelier Keates is recognized as senior teacher in the Katonah methodology developed over the past forty years by Nevine Michaan. She has recently published a seminal text on the Katonah practice, “Radical Acts of Embodiment.”

This 12 hour workshop will introduce you to core Katonah practices and philosophy. Expect rigorous practice, hands on adjustments, exploration of restorative set ups, and our signature approach to pranayama, We will also take time to dive into the theoretical principles for rewiring neurology in the interest of more vital embodiment, Some Katonah principals include use of the magic square, wraps for rapture, the body as the magical abode, origami for bodies, reflections and revolutions. We will attend to there revelatory and therapeutic threads implicit to the weave of yoga.

View Event →
30 HOUR KATONAH YOGA™️ INTENSIVE with Dages Juvelier Keates 
Mar
28
to Mar 31

30 HOUR KATONAH YOGA™️ INTENSIVE with Dages Juvelier Keates 

This workshop will introduce you to core Katonah Yoga practices and philosophy. Expect rigorous practice, hands on adjustments, exploration of restorative set ups, and our signature approach to pranayama.

We will also take time to dive into the theoretical principles for rewiring neurology in the interest of more vital embodiment.

Some Katonah Yoga principals include use of the magic square, wraps for rapture, the body as the magical abode, origami for bodies, reflections and revolutions.

We will attend to the revelatory and therapeutic threads implicit to the weave of yoga.

Dages Juvelier Keates is recognized as senior teacher in the Katonah methodology developed over the past forty years by Nevine Michaan. She has recently published a seminal text on the Katonah practice, “Radical Acts of Embodiment.”

PRICE
850 EUR (early bird: 750 EUR before February 28th, 2019)
Payment of full rate is required when registering.

Cancellations are valid up to 30 days prior to the training with a 50% refund.
Ticket link & registration will be online very soon!

For questions please write to

info@luminesyoga.de



View Event →
KATONAH YOGA RETREAT with Alex Sharry & Danielle Rosati
Apr
1
to Apr 6

KATONAH YOGA RETREAT with Alex Sharry & Danielle Rosati

  • COSTA RICA, Bodhi Tree Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for 5 days of Katonah Yoga at the Bodhi Tree Resort in Costa Rica. The retreat will include our usual physical practice, restorative yoga, feet reading, pranayama, magic square and a couple of surprise workshops. Not to worry, there will also be time for spa sessions (we get a discount!) for those who opt, swim time for you mermaids, and a juice bar which promises to delight.

View Event →
 20hr KATONAH YOGA TEACHER TRAINING INTENSIVE
May
21
to May 23

20hr KATONAH YOGA TEACHER TRAINING INTENSIVE

Join Katonah Yoga's founder, Nevine Michaan, and her teachers for Katonah Yoga Center's teacher training 20hr intensive. You will gain a multifaceted understanding into the unique synthesis of Katonah Yoga's principal theories and begin to learn the language of Katonah yoga through a joyful immersion in community, study, and practice.


All practice is for insight. Whether you are new to Katonah Yoga or on your path to teaching, you will explore a mystical approach to well being. Through learned techniques you will inevitably up your function, revitalize your buoyancy, and provide the foundation for your own insight, articulations, and teachings.  $750

View Event →
TULUM KATONAH YOGA & WELLNESS RETREAT with Rita Murjani
May
30
to Jun 2

TULUM KATONAH YOGA & WELLNESS RETREAT with Rita Murjani

Join NYC based yoga teacher Rita Murjani on this magical and re-energizing retreat to eco-chic paradise! Located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico in Quintana Roo, Tulum is the perfect combination of sun, salt, and sea. Expect morning meditation and asana practice (for all levels), then make the tough choice of taking an afternoon swim or snoozing in a hammock. We'll share delicious meals, surprising conversations, and lots of laughter.

May 31, 2019 - June 3, 2019 at Alaya Tulum

View Event →
30 HOUR KATONAH YOG INTENSIVE WITH DAGES JUVELIER KEATES IN ZURICH
May
30
to Jun 2

30 HOUR KATONAH YOG INTENSIVE WITH DAGES JUVELIER KEATES IN ZURICH

WELCOME TO A NEW 30 HOUR KATONAH YOGA™️ INTENSIVE WITH DAGES JUVELIER KEATES IN ZURICH!

“Ready to dive deep? This modular intensive is designed to deepen your understanding of Katonah Yoga methods and techniques. We will hone in on pragmatic skills for teaching, speaking, and adjusting yourself and others in public and private practices.”

DAGES JUVELIER KEATES is recognized as senior teacher in the Katonah Yoga™️ methodology developed by Nevine Michaan. She has recently published a seminal text on the Katonah practice “Radical Acts of Embodiment” and shares her unique approach via private session, workshops and teacher trainings at an international level. www.dagesjuvelierkeates.com

WHAT TO EXPECT?

This workshop will intensify your knowledge and practice. Expect rigorous daily practice, potent pranayama, and modules exploring adjustments, home practice, the development of one’s own language, teaching private students, and weaving Katonah material into general classes. You will also invest time steeping in theoretical principles for rewiring neurology towards a more vital embodiment. Learn about the Katonah Yoga principals: the magic square, wraps for rapture, the body as the magical abode, origami for bodies, reflections and revolutions.

This course can be taken for the first time, or as a continuing education of the Katonah Yoga certification program: www.katonahyoga.com/teach.

COURSE DATES

Thu 30th of May - Sun 2nd of June, 2019

View Event →
75 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Pantelleria with Anton & Dages
Jun
9
to Jun 16

75 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Pantelleria with Anton & Dages

The Sacred Fig Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings are intensive, modular program designed to elevate + inform the next generation of leaders in the yoga community. Our advanced 300 hour programming is divided into 75 hour modules. Piece together any four modules, on your schedule, anywhere around the world, for the full 300 hour program. Each 75 hour module has a unique focus, led by experts in their respective fields.

This 75 hour, 8 day module dives deep into Katonah Yoga techniques. Katonah Yoga is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being.

We firmly believe that the strongest attribute any yoga teacher possesses is themselves. Learning refined alignment + biomechanics is a given on our trainings, but we don’t stop there – be prepared to explore things like personal development, confidence, and speech. Our 300 hour programs are registered with The Yoga Alliance, but they’re so much more than that. In fact, our advanced trainings are some of the most comprehensive available today. Our graduates now teach at studios, retreats & trainings around the globe. The Sacred Fig Yoga Teacher Trainings produce confident, knowledgeable, articulate, and empowered yoga teachers. Period.

At the core of the The Sacred Fig philosophy is connection + community. Not only do our thoughts affect us in tangible ways, but we also have the extraordinary capacity to affect those around us, and the environment we live in. And so as yoga practitioners and teachers, we strive for the extraordinary, so that we may serve as a beacon of possibility for those around us. We see the divine in everything around us, but we also know that it lies within us. So before trying to shape & control everything outside of us, we first look deep within, and do the work ourselves.

We don’t provide answers. (and we’re wary of any teacher or school who claims that they do) Instead, we welcome & provide different viewpoints, we stir lively discourse. We set the circumstances to challenge notions about what yoga is, what it might feel like or look like, and why we practice. We create an accelerated learning environment, where trainees gain the confidence to discover their own ‘truths’ about yoga, about their bodies and their practice. There’s no memorization, no mimicry, and no script. From this place, trainees find their authentic voice… sharing their knowledge & their practice naturally. Join Us.

View Event →
NOVA SCOTIA RETREAT with Alex Sharry + Kumi Sawyers
Jul
6
to Jul 13

NOVA SCOTIA RETREAT with Alex Sharry + Kumi Sawyers

Sometimes all it takes takes is a new setting to hit reset and a yoga retreat is the perfect environment to accommodate this. Join Alex and Kumi for their second yoga retreat to the insanely gorgeous Shobac Cottages on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada this summer.

The healing land of Nova Scotia will organize your mind, body, and nervous system. We will practice a ton of juicy yoga, absorb breathtaking landscapes, crisp air, and the sound of life buzzing all around.

Nova Scotia is perfect and potent, fertile for a creative reboot, which is why we’re excited for the following additions to our crew, making this experience a brew of hearty embellishments to inspire from all angles: punchy asana, sweetening mediation, volumizing breath work, nectarous food and bev by chef extraordinaire Lauren Gerrie, and natural dye workshops led by the one and only design queen Kalen Kaminski of Upstate.

Email us at novascotiaretreat@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

View Event →

Yin + Yang Yoga with Sarah Norris
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Yin + Yang Yoga with Sarah Norris

Experience the resonant grounding of being at home within yourself in this Hatha and yin + restorative yoga workshop balancing effort and ease. To cultivate heat then use that ripeness to our advantage, this workshop will weave together yang asana with juicy yin + restorative yoga. Sarah will integrate traditional poses with tribal movements, yoga nidra and pranayama, longer holds — to release protective holding patterns and fascial adhesions, adjustments, and Thai massage. This very clear, clean time opens us to greater receptivity, tenderness, and listening. It also balances our whole selves by supporting the parasympathetic nervous system. Students will leave with greater buoyancy and deeper reserves—physically and energetically.

$40

View Event →
RING IN THE NEW YEAR with Leydin Kotapish
Dec
31
3:00 PM15:00

RING IN THE NEW YEAR with Leydin Kotapish

Revitalizing sound bath to reverberate your well being into 2019.

Leydin's playing is uniquely delivered and transports one into their own vast inner landscapes. Safely ushering one into their depths as well as up to the piqued heights of an active imagination, the bowls' frequencies reach every cell and gift the participant with whatever the body and spirit needs.

Drop-ins welcome. $20

View Event →
REFLECTIONS & REVELATIONS: PRACTICES TO REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE with Eva Twine
Dec
30
2:00 PM14:00

REFLECTIONS & REVELATIONS: PRACTICES TO REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE with Eva Twine

Swirl into the New Year with Eva Twine and Nevine Michaan’s NEW 2019 Katonah Yoga Calendar Reflections and Revelations. Uncover the links between intention and manifestation, personal nature and great nature, where you’ve been, where you are and where you are going. Join Eva to explore this poetic synthesis of time, space, theory, myth, maps and Chinese medicine using the magical laboratory of embodied technique. 

2019 CALENDAR INCLUDED

Sign up

View Event →
JOIN US FOR A KATONAH YOGA HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Dec
22
12:00 PM12:00

JOIN US FOR A KATONAH YOGA HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

WHO:
You! And anyone you’d like to bring along. Forward this invite to one and all.

WHAT:
Celebrate community at a more-the-merrier holiday party and practice with Nevine.
We’ll gather around the fire, nibble delicious snacks, and shop lovely gifts from
one-of-a-kind vendors.

WHERE:
Katonah Yoga Center
39 Main St, Bedford Hills, NY 10507

WHEN:
December 22, 2018
12 -1:30pm: Practice with Nevine
2 - 5pm: Party with the Katonah Yoga family

View Event →
10 HOUR INTENSIVE TRAINING - ADJUSTMENTS with Alex Sharry
Dec
15
to Dec 16

10 HOUR INTENSIVE TRAINING - ADJUSTMENTS with Alex Sharry

Saturday & Sunday, December 15-16th (2-7pm)
Price: $300 ($250 before December 10th)

There are certain criteria that all good adjustments share. Beyond a demonstration of good mechanics, this intensive will serve as an experience of how to use information magically; touching someone in a real way, moving someone so they can get out of their own way, affecting someone so they have an insight.

Developing your own vision is the key to learning how to adjust well. The goal of an adjustment is to change someone’s frame of reference. For the most part, since personal style summons one’s unconscious habits, adjusting another practitioner's pose offers a different angle, a new direction, or a re-orientation in order to open a portal of experience impossible on one's own.

We will work pragmatically as well as theoretically, moving through asanas in order to discover how best to approach an adjustment, move a body, affect someone's practice and change a mind. Come fine tune your capacity as an adjuster, develop your relationship to touch and enhance your ability to see more dimensionally in order to enrich another person's vision.

View Event →
KATONAH YOGA: ALCHEMY OF GOOD LIFE with Ivy Ray
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

KATONAH YOGA: ALCHEMY OF GOOD LIFE with Ivy Ray

Though body, breath and imagination we will orient and organize via Nevine Michaans Territorial Wisdom. We will work with math, pattern measure, form, fit and function, weaving through the pragmatic mysticism of Tao and the intelligence and medicine of the seasons, distilling this and more into the tools and techniques which bring it all into you, where it is designed to be worn, used, lived and in-time embodied.

Your body is where everything lives, happens and thrives. Build/grow a more safe, sane, functional you, a viable container for all of what you are duly prepared for whatever life may hand you.

View Event →
Katonah Yoga Inspired Vinyasa Flow with Ari Halbert
Dec
6
9:30 AM09:30

Katonah Yoga Inspired Vinyasa Flow with Ari Halbert

Katonah Yoga Inspired Vinyasa Flow: (level 2) This class is deep with real life connection and mindful movement. You will "flow" with focus on alignment. Katonah Yoga is both spiritually refined and eminently practical. This class will weave many of the egalitarian styles present in that practice. Some more challenging asana may be suggested, but options and variations are always offered.

Ari Halbert is a licensed acupuncturist, holistic nutrition coach, Qi Gong instructor, and registered yoga teacher with over a decade of experience. Ari brings a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to his work. With a keen attention to detail, Ari’s teaching style is succinct, highly personalized, and imbues a deep care for integrity of movement. His background in engineering and in-depth study of both biomechanics and human anatomy serve to help clients recover quickly from injury and achieve greater overall stability and quality of movement.

View Event →
INTRODUCTION TO INVERSIONS AND ARM BALANCES with Ari Halbert
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

INTRODUCTION TO INVERSIONS AND ARM BALANCES with Ari Halbert

Join Ari Halbert for an introduction to inversions and arm balances using methods of both Katonah Yoga and gymnastic conditioning. Through the understanding of metaphor, anatomy and biomechanics the workshop will cover practical exercises and progressions that pave the way towards inversions that can hold ground, withstand pressure under load, and embody the polarity of spaciousness, with roots grounding downward and branches aiming toward the sky!

View Event →
REFLECTIONS AND REVELATIONS: A Katonah Yoga Workshop with Gail Grossman
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

REFLECTIONS AND REVELATIONS: A Katonah Yoga Workshop with Gail Grossman

  • PORT WASHINGTON, NY • Om Sweet Om Yoga (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A big believer in yoga both on and off the mat, in this Katonah Yoga Calendar workshop, Gail will share techniques drawn from Katonah Yoga theory. As we wind down 2018 and begin looking towards 2019, it’s helpful to take the time organize our lives.

Using a calendar is a great tool to explore how we use our time. Personal time management helps direct you towards a fulfilling life. It’s empowering to understand what we spend our time on and what truly brings us joy.

The 2019 Katonah Yoga weekly planner ($47 retail price) will be included in the cost of the workshop.

There will be an asana practice, pranayama and meditation as part of the workshop.

$70 until 11/25

$80 thereafter (no-walk-in's)

View Event →
FORM, FLOW + FUNCTION:  Setting up a practice for insight with Mary Dana Abbott
Dec
1
2:30 PM14:30

FORM, FLOW + FUNCTION: Setting up a practice for insight with Mary Dana Abbott

Often what is familiar feels correct and we will repeat the same habits even when they serve us no longer. In this workshop with Mary Dana we will look at the building blocks of asana from the lens of sacred geometry and origami, in order to take a step back from the personal and have real insights into what is working for us and what is not. Then we will apply what we learned in a vinyasa experience, exploring how form and flow work synergistically to give us a functional relationship with our bodies that will serve us long and serve us well.

Pricing:

$25 early bird before 11.26.18

$45 after

no refunds, no returns, no exceptions

View Event →
10 HOUR INTENSIVE TRAINING - BODY READING with Abbie Galvin
Dec
1
to Dec 2

10 HOUR INTENSIVE TRAINING - BODY READING with Abbie Galvin

10 HOUR INTENSIVE TRAINING - BODY READING
with Abbie Galvin

Saturday & Sunday, December 1-2nd (2-7pm)
Price: $300 ($250 before November 26th)

Learning to read a body via asana work is one of the goals of teaching yoga. Poses are snap shots that show things in the moment. Does the pose fit itself? Does it have stability in the base, capacity in the torso, and a full view. Is it organized on a plumb line, does it have a center and a circumference? Does it conform to a grid. Reading a body, assessing a pose, interpreting where one is heading, is the art of seeing. Seeing patterns such as the repetition of arches in the body on every floor, or how a collar bone is turned will be reflected in the wrist. Poses show propensities of behavior and how personal habits are articulated in the practice.

When we are looking at a yoga pose, we reference the ideal form of it so that we have a template, a map, a criteria to look for; shoulders and hips that make four corners (a frame), legs that substantiate it, and a head with two eyes that see in every direction. Form that is not functional, that is dysfunctional, is not sustainable. Our work is to transform the personal to a formal form that functions formidably.

In this training we will explore:

How to read the body through the feet

How poses reveal information to us

How to read and adjust a pose to make it formal

How the personal reveals itself on every floor when you put someone on a grid

How to use your vision to become a good diagnostician

View Event →
FORM + FUNCTION + (PROPS) = JOY! with Josh Liles
Dec
1
1:30 PM13:30

FORM + FUNCTION + (PROPS) = JOY! with Josh Liles

Join Josh Liles for a workshop where we will play with how to manipulate form (our bodies in yoga postures) so that our organs inside can function at their fullest potential. Expect a very hands-on study of how to find ‘effortless effort’ in your yoga practice and your life as well as how to use props effectively.

Josh will use familiar asana poses and infuse Katonah Yoga and Taoist principles to help you find strength, structure, and stability in your practice.

This workshop will enlighten and enliven your perspective on yoga and you will leave with techniques to explore on your own. All levels welcome. All you need is an open mind.

$45

View Event →
Four Week Katonah Series with Eva Giorgi
Nov
26
12:30 PM12:30

Four Week Katonah Series with Eva Giorgi

Join Eva Giorgi for a four week class series while she is back with us in New York.

These classes will explore the poetic synthesis of theory, myth, Chinese Medicine and the magic of embodied practice piqued with themes from Nevine Michaan’s New 2019 Calendar: Reflections and Revelations. Expect deeply soothing seasonal techniques for mind, body and spirit.

MONDAYS in NOVEMBER 1230-2p

11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26

Regular Drop-in $20/each

View Event →
Recipes for Joy: Katonah Yoga and Alchemical Rituals for the Magical Abode of the Self,  A 30 Hour Teacher Training Intensive
Nov
22
to Nov 25

Recipes for Joy: Katonah Yoga and Alchemical Rituals for the Magical Abode of the Self, A 30 Hour Teacher Training Intensive

November 22-25

Why:

Yoga is personal housekeeping, a pragmatic, practical form of self-care, which ultimately serves our collective well-being. This intensive will deepen your understanding of Katonah Yoga’s central metaphors and practices. Your body is your house, your personal and magical abode; you want to know how to have a party and clean it up!

What:

This training is offered to teachers and dedicated practitioners, and offers an embodied approach to learning Katonah Yoga. Katonah Yoga articulates a philosophy of the body that is both formal and informative. Alignment focused, theory forward, this training will give students new insights into yoga to become well adjusted and well informed.

We will cover:

  • Katonah Yoga theory and practice: asana, pranayama, meditation

  • Maps and Materials: Katonah Yoga’s charts and glyphs, including the Magic Square and subtle body techniques (Wraps for Rapture)

  • Principles and Geometry of alignment in yoga poses, archetypes of numbers

  • Body readings/diagnostics

  • Hands-on Adjustments, modifications for injuries, elders / sensitive students

  • Language and metaphors: how to articulate Katonah Yoga theory to students

  • Working with props: straps, blocks, chairs, poles, sandbags and their substitutes

  • Restorative and longevity practices

  • Practical Self-care workshop with Lattes and Elixirs by Sam of Glow on the Go!

KATONAH YOGA® was founded by Nevine Michaan, and is a Hatha yoga practice refined over forty years, blended with Taoist theory, sacred geometries, pranayama, and meditation. For more information, please visit katonahyoga.com

Credentialing:

This program include 30 hours bankable towards *KATONAH YOGA® certification and a brand new training manual.

*To become a certified KATONAH YOGA® teacher, one must complete 200 hours of Katonah Yoga education with certified Katonah Yoga instructors, after completing a prerequisite 200 hour RYT (Yoga Alliance) training. All intensives, workshops and classes with us count toward the 200 Hour Katonah Yoga education requirement. For more information on this and to begin the process of becoming certified visit Katonah Yoga.

Training Investment:

Price references: 950 Euro  (early bird 850 Euro)

*Includes manual and other training materials.

When:

November 22-25

Training Format:

*Every day includes a vigorous asana practice, immersive pranayama, and hands-on, open format workshops to explicate Katonah Yoga theory.

Where:

Ici Self Care

Paris

Who:

Dages Juvelier Keates:

https://www.dagesjuvelierkeates.com/about/

As a teacher, Dages prizes clarity, compassion and depth of practice.  She emphasizes open transmission of knowledge and draws from a wide and various background in yoga, dance, herbalism, language arts, kabbalah and academic theory.

Raised in Jackson Hole, WY, Dages attended Bard College, where she received a BA in Dance.  Undertaking formal yoga studies in 2002, she earned accreditations in both the Bihar and Kundalini lineages.  These models of interiority led her to a study of her own lineage of Judaism, and yielded time spent absorbed in Jewish study and extended stays in Jerusalem’s Ultra-Orthodox seminaries.

Dages enrolled in graduate school in 2010 to study feminist, queer, and psychoanalytic theories. She attained her M.A. in interdisciplinary gender and performance studies from NYU.  

Her syncretic teaching style has been profoundly affected and enriched by immersion in studies with her mentor Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga. Today, Dages is recognized as a senior teacher within the Katonah Community, distinguished for her insight, her ability to push through the boundaries created by patriarchal thinking, and her empowerment of students with precision, empathy and strength.   She is on the staff at both The Studio and SKY TING in Manhattan. Recent collaborations include a series of workshops with Elena Brower, and retreats and teacher trainings with Abbie Galvin, Sacred Fig founder Anton Brandt, and Sky Ting co-founder Chloe Kernaghan in Bali, Dominican Republic, Greece, Switzerland, and Morocco. Her accomplishments were recently acknowledged in a featured edition of Yoga Sleuth.

View Event →
 20hr KATONAH YOGA TEACHER TRAINING INTENSIVE
Nov
13
to Nov 15

20hr KATONAH YOGA TEACHER TRAINING INTENSIVE

Join Katonah Yoga's founder, Nevine Michaan and Katonah Yoga teachers Harriet Schreger, Ivy Ray, and Melanie Hyman Tilles for Katonah Yoga Center's teacher training 20hr intensive. You will gain a multifaceted understanding into the unique synthesis of Katonah Yoga's principal theories and begin to learn the language of Katonah yoga through a joyful immersion in community, study, and practice.


All practice is for insight. Whether you are new to Katonah Yoga or on your path to teaching, you will explore a mystical approach to well being. Through learned techniques you will inevitably up your function, revitalize your buoyancy, and provide the foundation for your own insight, articulations, and teachings.  $750

  FULL

View Event →
10 HOUR INTENSIVE TRAINING - HOME PRACTICE with Abbie Galvin
Nov
10
to Nov 11

10 HOUR INTENSIVE TRAINING - HOME PRACTICE with Abbie Galvin

10 HOUR INTENSIVE TRAINING - HOME PRACTICE
with Abbie Galvin

Saturday & Sunday, November 10-11th (2-7pm)
Price: $300 ($250 before November 5th)

A home practice addresses the vision and virtue of personal health, wellbeing and long life. A home practice is a commitment to self-care, a ritualized modus operandi for one’s participation in a technical integration of mind, body and breath. Engaging in a home practice is a way of addressing the manner in which one personally organizes one’s self; developing a determined life, setting goals and following through.

By making the choice to turn inward for a determined amount of time, in a personal space, at a particular time of day, determined by a schedule, one’s personal practice is supported by one’s personal time management. In this most organized way, we find our freedom in this prescribed confinement. This interior shift of mind into the body’s intelligence, endows the organs and their attendant glands with more efficiency. And then by virtue of this gargantuan effort, one’s physiology impinges on one’s psychology.

During this training, we will explore how to develop, maintain and integrate a home practice. Our home practice manual will be included with registration.

View Event →
BOOK EVENT–Radical Acts of Embodiment: Dages Juvelier Keates
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

BOOK EVENT–Radical Acts of Embodiment: Dages Juvelier Keates

Radical Acts of Embodiment is a manual and manifesto. As a primer for practitioners of yoga, it contains practical information on techniques of Katonah Yoga, a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan, incorporating Taoist theory, geometry, metaphor, and imagination. But this book is also an attempt to bridge a perceived gap between personal practices and political action. This book posits that the personal is political and the political is practical. Our bodies are not abstract, nor are they delusional. They are not broken down mechanisms to be fixed nor problems to be resolved. Our bodies are our material, and we are in a moment of an explosion of opportunity for intelligent yogic practices to proffer other guidance: to suture the wound, to bind the riven, to braid the binaries, to turn us towards deeply sensate, sensual, and sensible embodiment.

As a writer, mover, and teacher, Dages Juvelier Keates conducts queer feminist embodiment research. Deeply influenced by psychoanalytic theories, she explores bodies as accretions of unanswered questions, ephemeral archives of inter- and intra-personal memories, gestures, and other bio-imaginative acts. Her work seeks to decolonize “the body” as a site of productivity. Dages has a B.A from Bard College and MA from NYU. She has recently taught in numerous international yoga teacher trainings and participated in panels for Colgate University, New York University, Parsons/The New School, the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, and Temple University.

View Event →
TUNING THE INSTRUMENT: Teaching the Therapeutic Private with Dages Keates–10 hour Intensive
Nov
3
to Nov 4

TUNING THE INSTRUMENT: Teaching the Therapeutic Private with Dages Keates–10 hour Intensive

Manual Included

You are a yoga teacher and practitioner. 

You have someone who is interested in private yoga sessions with you. What do you do?

A private yoga session is different from a group practice. In a private, you tune your instrument, in a class, you play for the symphony! This workshop is focused on training teachers to work with privates. Learn Katonah techniques to precisely read and adjust your private students. We will cover a basic structure for sequencing and organizing a session to best serve the needs of different types of students. You will gain hands-on experience to gain confidence through applied knowledge.

We will cover:

  • Working with injuries, older students and those with limited mobility

  • Body readings/diagnostics

  • Breakdown of frequently used poses and techniques along with their adjustments/modifications

  • Language: how to articulate Katonah Yoga theory to students

This training will be small and personal, enabling each participant to get the information that will best support them in empowering others. Specific questions can be emailed to Dages in advance, or feel to bring in your real life examples for mentoring.

Prerequisite:

As this training will cover Katonah Yoga material, taking some Katonah Yoga classes is suggested.

About Dages:

Dages has been teaching privates for sixteen years and had time to try to help, make mistakes, learn skills, and refine her techniques. Private yoga sessions constitute the great majority of her teaching, and she has worked with an eclectic swath of New Yorkers during her career, from hedge fund managers to homemakers to hockey players.

Beginning in 2002, her studies have earned her accreditations in both the Bihar and Kundalini lineages. Her syncratic 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.

Testimonials from Past Participants:

“Dages is a master of both Katonah material and teaching in general. I felt like I received 15 hours of personal therapeutic attention from both Dages and my fellow students - all so eager learn the material and practice on each other. What a truly magical and enlightening weekend. More, please!”

“Dages is the best!! This course really helped me gain the confidence I was looking for to read and adjust my students one in one.”

“Whether your goal is to improve the experience for your existing clients or take on your very first one, you will absolutely walk away from this program with tools and confidence to do so! Having the opportunity to tap into Dages' extensive experience and her passion for sharing all she knows is invaluable. The set-up of the program was both professional and extremely productive; from the high quality materials to the vast amount of hands on practice each student was able to experience.”

"This training exceeded my expectations on so many levels. The wealth of knowledge and passion that Dages has for this practice is undeniable. This training will expand not only your teaching, but the lens in which you see the World."

“I highly recommend this training module with Dages. I left feeling empowered and filled with practical knowledge on how to give a therapeutic private. I was thoroughly impressed with the structure of the weekend and well Dages time-managed each day. Dages expanded my imagination of what a "yoga practice" looks like and how every body and every mind can benefit from these therapeutic poses and breath work.”

“The Teaching the Therapeutic Private training with Dages was an incredible experience. We learned practical, applicable tools for working with students one-on-one, and were immersed into the magic of Katonah yoga theory. The work was profoundly deep and yet playful. Especially as a vinyasa teacher who primarily teaches group classes, I learned so much and feel so much better equipped to teach privates. I can't recommend this training enough.”

Saturday, November 3rd, 2-7pm

Sunday, November 4th, 12-5pm

$350 FULL

View Event →
INTRO TO CALISTHENICS: Developing Strength and Control through Body-Weight Movements with Noah Julian
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

INTRO TO CALISTHENICS: Developing Strength and Control through Body-Weight Movements with Noah Julian

The essence of body-weight training and the ultimate way for anyone to build strength, flexibility and bodily awareness. This type of training has obvious transferable benefit and can be a perfect complement to any physical endeavour one may wish to pursue.

We will focus on pushing and pulling for the upper body while also addressing the many ways one can develop very strong legs by introducing squatting, sprinting and jumping. In the spirit of calisthenics we will use whatever tools are available to us in the environment (whether that be walls, bars, poles, gymnastics rings or bodies. Be prepared to interact with the environment around you and the other practitioners within it.

Noah Julian’s teaching has its roots in yoga but is not bound by tradition. Sometimes fluid, always informative. We will look at the geometric alignment of the body and the possibilities that arise in one’s movement by correcting body mechanics and introducing old and new movement patterns. 

About Noah

Noah’s early life was informed by intense study of music and the pursuit of a career as a concert violinist. Following a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis Noah turned his attention toward meditation, breath-work, diet, and numerous movement modalities (including: Yoga-Asana, Acrobatics, Gymnastics, martial arts, dance, and WeightLifting). Noah has worked closely with yoga teachers of various styles (Katonah, Prana Flow, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, Acro-Yoga), spanning two decades.  Using his experience with music pedagogy and the trials of recovering from a debilitating disease he brings personal tools as well as collected knowledge of moving through physical and mental challenges.

$40

 

View Event →
A Weekend with Mary Dana
Oct
26
to Oct 28

A Weekend with Mary Dana

Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28

Cost

Regular Attendees (full weekend with 3 workshops, does not include adjustment workshop): $115 (full weekend with 3 workshops) | $95 for members

Yoga Teachers (full teacher weekend with 4 workshops): $160 non-members | $135 for members

Sign up for the full weekend by Sunday, September 30 and receive an additional 10% off!

Friday, October 26
6-8pm

Mission Possible: Exploring Advanced Asana
Focusing on smart and specific sequencing, this workshop will get you exploring the more advanced asanas with grace and confidence. You will see how accessible these shapes can be by looking at them though the lens of familiarity, and seeing they are merely composites of the more simple asanas that we encounter for frequently.

Saturday, October 27

9am-12pm

Form, Flow & Function: Setting Up a Practice for Insight

Often what is familiar feels correct and we will repeat the same habits even when they serve us no longer. In this workshop we will look at the building blocks of asana from the lens of sacred geometry and origami, in order to take a step back from the personal and have real insights into what is working for us and what is not. Then we will apply what we learned in a vinyasa experience, exploring how form and flow work synergistically to give us a functional relationship with our bodies that will serve us long and serve us well.

2-5pm

Aligning Your Adjustments - Yoga Instructors Only

Gain clarity and confidence in your teaching with hands-on expert, Mary Dana Abbott. In this workshop we will explore the geometry and dimension of a variety of asanas to build a skill set that allows you to attune your adjustments to what exactly is needed by the student. Standing poses, twists and hip-openers will be the primary focus of this installment of the workshop.

Sunday, October 28

9am-12pm Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Katonah Yoga®

In this workshop we will explore asana and pattern in a way that gives us techniques and insights to use our time well in order to live a healthy, joyful and productive life. Get ready to let go of old patterns and habits that don't serve you or your practice anymore, and embrace new tools to up the function of your life both on and off the mat. This workshop is perfect for practitioners of all levels and styles, teachers and students.

Katonah Yoga® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being.Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga® practices.

Katonah Yoga® is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue: all polarities are mediated by trinity; the universe has pattern, pattern belies intelligence; by virtue of repetition there is potential for insight.

Disciplined techniques are organized for revelation through revolutions. 

View Event →
AN INTRODUCTION TO TAOIST HEALING ARTS: Qi Gong & Acupressure Massage with Ari Halbert
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

AN INTRODUCTION TO TAOIST HEALING ARTS: Qi Gong & Acupressure Massage with Ari Halbert

Join acupuncturist and Katonah Yoga Teacher Ari Halbert for an introduction to the Taoist practice of Qi Gong and acupressure massage based on the meridian system of Chinese Medicine.

Qi Gong exercises cultivate and distribute Energy/Qi throughout the body and are a powerful tool that have been used for thousands of years to promote health and longevity.  The immediate effects are an invigorating burst of physical energy and extreme mental clarity, while the long term effects gradually boost the immune system and increase stamina and will power.  Participants will be taught a specific set of exercises, first learning each one step-by-step, then practicing them linked together in succession, using the group energy to create palpable swell of energy.

The acupressure portion of the workshop will include a brief overview of the Chinese meridian system, while spending the majority of the time focusing on hands-on, practical applications of the theory.  Students will work individually and with partners, learning to apply the healing massage techniques to both oneself and to others.  No previous bodywork experience is required. 

 $45

View Event →
Katonah Yoga Workshop: The Virtue of Measuring Up with Melanie Hyman Tilles at Tovami Yoga
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Katonah Yoga Workshop: The Virtue of Measuring Up with Melanie Hyman Tilles at Tovami Yoga

Join Melanie Hyman Tilles on 10/21 for a Katonah Yoga Workshop:The Virtue of Measuring Up - Good form is not only is functional, it is beautiful. During this workshop prepare to explore the geometry of a pose and learn Katonah yoga methods on how to self adjust to measure up.

Build structure in your body to find fluidity and flow, while learn how your physical body and posture relates to your psychology. Line yourself up properly to get the most out of your practice.

View Event →
30hr INTENSIVE KATONAH YOGA TRAINING with Abbie Galvin and Reni Bickel
Oct
18
to Oct 21

30hr INTENSIVE KATONAH YOGA TRAINING with Abbie Galvin and Reni Bickel

  • LONDON, The Old Parish Hall at Core Clapton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn techniques to substantiate yourself through measured asana, free your imagination through pranayama, and develop your vision as a diagnostic tool to refine a practice and inform a body. From the esoteric ideas of Taosim, to the very pragmatic way of holding a right angle, we will move through techniques that articulate the Katonah Yoga theory. The goal of the practice is greater stability, fuller capacity, richer imagination and learn effective techniques to teach yoga. Its practice engages each of us to re-orient, re-organize, re-inform our bodies in the service of physiological and psychological transformation.

A training is for students and teachers alike!
Whether you are a teacher seeking theory, a student searching to deepen your practice, a practitioner dealing with an injury, or a new practitioner seeking a way to integrate yoga into your life; this course will inform, inspire, and usher you on your path towards becoming a sphere of influence on and off the mat.

This 30 Hour Katonah Yoga Intensive Training will be led by Abbie Galvin from The Studio (NYC) and is assisted by Reni Bickel. Hosted by Reni Bickel and Aylin Karadayi.
Register here: info@aylarealhealth.com

View Event →
SOUND BATH SERIES with LEYDIN KOTAPISH
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

SOUND BATH SERIES with LEYDIN KOTAPISH

Soundbath with our famed resident Sound Healer, Leydin Kotapish.

 Leydin's playing is uniquely delivered and transports one into their own vast inner landscapes. Safely ushering one into their depths as well as up to the piqued heights of an active imagination, the bowls' frequencies reach every cell and gift the participatant with whatever the body and spirit needs.

Drop-ins welcome!

View Event →
LEARNING TO USE YOURSELF & THE WORLD AROUND YOU WELL w/ Senior Katonah Yoga Instructor Ivy Ray
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

LEARNING TO USE YOURSELF & THE WORLD AROUND YOU WELL w/ Senior Katonah Yoga Instructor Ivy Ray

Your body is where Everything lives, happens+thrives. Join us as we grow/build a more safe, sane, functional you, a viable, worthy container for all of what you are. 

From the pragmatic mysticism of TAO and the intelligence and medicine of the seasons to the skillful manipulation of time and personal space, we will orient and organize via Nevine Michans territorial mapped wisdom, work with math, pattern, measure, form, fit and function, distilling this and more into pragmatic tools and techniques which bring it all into You, where it is designed to be Worn, Used, Lived and in time Embodied. 

Individual/Communal practice for Personal/Universal Well-Being. 

This workshop is for teachers and new students alike. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Cost: $45 Pre-register / $60 Day of

Hours are bankable toward your Katonah Yoga Certification.

http://www.harinyc.com/workshops-events/katonah-yoga-workshop

View Event →