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.

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KATONAH YOGA BASICS with Lauren Godes
Feb
18
to Mar 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

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TRUE NORTH with Wini Linguvic
Feb
23
12:45 PM12:45

TRUE NORTH with Wini Linguvic

  • PACIFICA, The Elevate Practice at Classical Ballet (map)
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In this technique class with WIni Linguvic of THE ELEVATE PRACTICE, you will learn how poses and patterns and precision can elevate the way you meditate

Once we build a pose…what are we supposed to do with it?
Once we scaffold and support and adjust a pose so it holds up and it holds us up…..
is there a way to change the patterns of the mind the way we change the patterns of the body?
Perhaps we simply need to start with learning to direct the mind because then we can choose where we go.

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Katonah Yoga 4hr Immersion with Ivy Ray
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Katonah Yoga 4hr Immersion with Ivy Ray

NOTE FROM IVY...

Dear ROCK YOGA,   
I'm Looking so forward to being with you all again and hope to meet even more of the community this time around.
As a gift, our attendees will receive the 2019 Katonah Yoga Planner: Reflections and Revelations. This wonder-book of things includes every map, glyph and evolutionary circuit/meditation to date in the Katonah Material. 

In our 4 hours together:
We will open with a dialog on YOU, Now, in Space, On the Line and Time, In the Round and the nature of Reflections and Revelations A full Invigorating Wholistic communal practice into Restorative/therapeutic work followed by Pranayama and Meditation then Opening the floor for Comments/Questions A Breakdown of many of the signature components of the Katonah Material including though not limited to:

The Magic Square 

The Body as Abode for you and Spirit

Asana as Origami and why

The Triad, Polarity is mediated by Trinity, We will go into this one and I will include a simple way to use in your daily life

Conscious Adjustments: we will work on one another
A Reading of the Body for those who didn't attend our previous workshop
TAO into an ongoing conscious exploration of Great Nature/Personal Nature into the consideration of being/using everything in our lives, at our disposal, perhaps in an aim of becoming more evenly developed, freely functional, Joyful, Revolutionary Virtuous Human Beings and teachers.

Join Us! All hours with Ivy go toward your Katonah Yoga Certification. Everyone is Welcome.
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 and whatever life may hand you. Ivy Ray

Ivy Ray has been with Nevine Michaan and a core group of teachers for two decades processing, teaching and living this material. She was certified in her then 3 yr program in 2001. Ivy is a Mother, native New Yorker, singer, formerly signed recording artist, voice over talent, published songwriter and consultant. Her primary blueprints are Tao, Katonah Yoga and Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory. For 2 decades Ivy's focus has largely been private instruction and small system groups. Her teaching has spanned from elites in business, sports, literature, music and the arts, much therapeutics and all the lovely in between. Ivy has re-emerged as a unique voice in teacher trainings, workshops and sound meditations.  Ivy’s life and teaching is continually informed by the magic and wisdom of what has been, the privilege and great joy of her son and the daily grace, grit and beauty of all things life.

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SOUNDBATH with Leydin Kotapish
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

SOUNDBATH with Leydin Kotapish

Join our famed resident Sound Healer, Leydin Kotapish for an hour long experience of solely sound.

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

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CO-KATONAH YOGA WORKSHOP: REFLECTIONS + REVELATIONS with Brenda DeRose + Alison Grande
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

CO-KATONAH YOGA WORKSHOP: REFLECTIONS + REVELATIONS with Brenda DeRose + Alison Grande

Join certified Katonah Yoga teachers Brenda DeRose and Alison Grande for a signature Co-Katonah class and workshop. We will open with a discussion on how one organizes, uses and reflects on time, not only in the form of an agenda, but also in the form of one’s body, by using Katonah Yoga themes of time + space, form + function as they relate to reflections + revelations.

Students of all levels will experience a 90 minute Katonah Yoga asana practice where we will explore how disciplined techniques can be organized for revelation through revolutions. This class will leave you feeling a renewed sense of personal organization.

About Brenda + Alison

Brenda + Alison teach two Co-Katonah classes a week at the Katonah Yoga studio in Bedford Hills. Since Brenda has been practicing Katonah Yoga since 2003, not only has she noticed she is more mentally focused and engaged, but also more physically comfortable in her body. Alison has been able to work through various injuries from dance and running with her practice of Katonah Yoga. They each bring a sense of play, humor and passion as they share this transformative information.

This workshop is open to students of all levels and the hours are bankable towards a Katonah Yoga 200 hour certification.

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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

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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

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.

Ellen Sirucci is a Master Katonah Yoga Teacher.  Ellen's background with over two decades of Katonah Yoga, and an earlier career being a professional dancer and an on air spokesperson, give her unique insights into helping to present and propel your teaching abilities.


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

All hours with Ellen are bankable towards Katonah Yoga 200hr Certification.

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Developing a Self Practice with Brittany Kraft
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Developing a Self Practice with Brittany Kraft

Investment: $40

Unlike a communal practice, which is focused on playing with others, a self practice is centered around going inward and confronting our deepest selves through self study. In this workshop, participants will learn how to build and structure a sustainable self practice focused on longevity and health. More specifically, we will cover the following over our two hours together:

  1. How to organize yourself, your time and space to support a sustainable and practical self practice that supports well being

  2. Practice using props to your advantage.

  3. Understand how to work with seasons, time of day, time of life, and intention to organize a practice that is personal and specific to your needs.

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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.

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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 Yoga practice, “Radical Acts of Embodiment.”

This 12 hour 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 there revelatory and therapeutic threads implicit to the weave of yoga.

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Form, Function & Flow: Integrating Katonah Yoga with Vinyasa with Mary Dana
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Form, Function & Flow: Integrating Katonah Yoga with 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 workshop we will explore how the geometric integrity and theory of Katonah yoga functions to create flow in a well-adjusted and informed Vinyasaexperience. 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.

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Geometric Integrity in Asana & Longevity: A Katonah Yoga Workshop  with Mary Dana Abbott
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Geometric Integrity in Asana & Longevity: A Katonah Yoga Workshop with Mary Dana Abbott

No matter how many years young we are it is important to recognize the impermanent reality of the body, and that, as we go through life, change is inevitable. This is the beauty of an asana practice. And the time we carve out for our practice gives us the opportunity to explore the inner landscape of our physicality and the subtle beauty of change.


In this workshop will explore our sacred structure, using simple angles and geometry to create an objective framework for our asana practice. This framework will allow us to see our embodied habits and personal narratives in a way that gives us important information and feedback. In each installment of this workshop, traditional asanas will be explored with new techniques and tools that you can take with you to implement in a healthy, sustainable, and joyful practice that you can keep for life. (Note to Studio: We can get specific about type of asanas I will teach, i.e.: backbends, forward bends, hip openers, or exploring the shoulder, etc.)

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KATONAH YOGA ADJUSTMENTS – 15H TRAINING  WITH DAGES JUVELIER KEATES
Mar
16
to Mar 17

KATONAH YOGA ADJUSTMENTS – 15H TRAINING WITH DAGES JUVELIER KEATES

  • PARIS, 34, rue des archives, 75004 Paris (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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

You have had a taste of Katonah theory. You have students you want to support. How do you do it? Katonah Yoga informed adjustments can be deployed specifically in group and private student situations. This workshop will introduce you to core Katonah Yoga practices and philosophy of restorative and therapeutic adjustments. Expect rigorous practice, hands on adjustments, exploration of restorative set ups, and alchemical pranayama. Learn Katonah Yoga techniques to precisely read and adjust your students in all settings. 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

Body readings/diagnostics for use in a classroom, Breakdown of frequently used poses and techniques
along with their adjustments/modifications ,Working with injuries, older students and those with limited mobility

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 free to bring in your real life examples for mentoring.

www.tigre-yoga.com

Email fanny@tigre-yoga.com for more info

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Form, Function, & Flow: Integrating Katonah Yoga & Vinyasa  with Mary Dana Abbott
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Form, Function, & Flow: Integrating Katonah Yoga & Vinyasa with Mary Dana Abbott

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 workshop we will explore how the geometric integrity and theory of Katonah yoga functions to create flow in a well-adjusted and informed Vinyasaexperience. 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.

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Revolve and Reveal with Brian Nygard
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Revolve and Reveal with Brian Nygard

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

The universe has a rhythm, a bounce, a vibration of yin and yang. 

What goes up, must come down.  As within, so without.  When you see a mountain, look around and you’ll find its valley.  Having a round perspective reveals that nothing is broken or needs to be fixed.  Re-purpose, re-wield, and reorient and you will find that everything is in its right place.  Join Katonah Yoga®️ Teacher Brian Nygard for two 3 hour Katonah Yoga®️ master classes that includes breathwork, asana, theory, body reading and restorative practices.  Use metaphors to consider your circumstance and uncover more function in your forms.  Katonah Yoga® was founded by Nevine Michaan, and is a Hatha yoga practice refined over forty years.  It blends Taoist theory, sacred geometry, pranayama, and meditation.


Saturday March 23: 1-4 pm
Sunday March 24: 9 am-12 pm

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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



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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.

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INTRODUCTION TO KATONAH YOGA With Andrea Sauter
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

INTRODUCTION TO KATONAH YOGA With Andrea Sauter

This workshop will give you an idea of the language, the central metaphors, the principal theories and practices of Katonah Yoga®. The workshops goal is to give you an understanding on how to set yourself on a compass and explore the potential insight that becomes available when you find your center. Come by & say hello to Katonah Yoga. Teaching language: German.


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Katonah Yoga® Workshops for the 2nd Darmstaedter Yoga Convention with Andrea Sauter
May
18
to May 19

Katonah Yoga® Workshops for the 2nd Darmstaedter Yoga Convention with Andrea Sauter

Andrea Sauter will teach two Katonah Yoga@ workshops honoring the five elements: wood - fire - metal - water - earth.

Part 1 Rise & Energize focusses on asanas serving the wood and fire element (backbends & inversions) (Saturday)

Part 2 Harvest & Refine will focus on asanas serving the elements of metal and water (twists and seated poses) (Sunday)

Teaching language: German

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Intro into Katonah Yoga® Theory and Practice with Mary Dana Abbott
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Intro into Katonah Yoga® Theory and Practice with Mary Dana Abbott

In this workshop we will focus on how the body, when observed and explored with the right tools, can offer valuable insights in to how well we use our time. The techniques and theory of Katonah Yoga® offer maps and keys to use our bodies as a vessel of discovery for this purpose.

We will explore these tools: The Magic Square, body
reading, asana, and pranayama work to gather information that we can use to our advantage on life and on the mat.

Expect to walk away with new insights and tools to up
the function of your daily practice and facilitate your quest for joy.


Both Mary Dana Abbott's workshops are good toward CEU's with Yoga Alliance as well as can be counted to hours toward Katonah Yoga Teaching certification.


More about Senior Lead Yoga Instructor and Katonah Yoga ® teacher Mary Dana:
Mary Dana Abbott first found herself on a yoga mat over 30 years ago, when she attended Hatha yoga classes with her Dad. Since then she has studied and immersed herself in numerous disciplines and styles and was formally co-creative director and senior teacher at Laughing Lotus NYC for over a decade. Mary Dana believes the yoga practice is about unleashing everyone's potential for a more joyous and radiant life. Known for her disciplined and accessible manner, she approaches her specialties in the practice: alignment, sequencing, and hands on adjustments, with precision, grace, and humor. In addition to teaching public classes and leading workshops all over the world, Mary Dana is an ERYT-500, and has trained hundreds of teachers at the 200 hour level and beyond, and is also a certified Katonah Yoga ® teacher.

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TULUM KATONAH YOGA & WELLNESS RETREAT with Rita Murjani
May
30
to Jun 3

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 30, 2019 - June 3, 2019 at Alaya Tulum

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30 HOUR KATONAH YOGA INTENSIVE with Dages Juvelier Keates
May
30
to Jun 2

30 HOUR KATONAH YOGA INTENSIVE with Dages Juvelier Keates

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

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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.

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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!

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 20hr KATONAH YOGA TEACHER TRAINING INTENSIVE
Jul
12
to Jul 14

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 FULL

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REFLECTIONS + REVELATIONS: an Introduction to Katonah Yoga with Eva Giorgi
Feb
10
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.

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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.

Saturday 2-7pm

Sunday 12-5pm

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

Available for single day by request $175

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

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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.

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THE TECHNICAL ART OF REPOSITIONING: Reading The Body with Ivy Ray
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

THE TECHNICAL ART OF REPOSITIONING: Reading The Body with Ivy Ray

  •  BEACON, Bebhaki Yoga Yoga Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Senior Katonah Yoga Instructor Ivy Ray for an Intimate / Informative Event    Eight People Maximum  Everyone will be Evaluated

Registration : http://bebhaktiyoga.com/bebhakti-events/

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, the agent of change, as the body isn't capable of lying, nor can it hide, our minds, on the other hand, are tricky as hell. The body shows everything. 

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 keys to Over-All Well Being. A Good Joyful Life. 

Having a personal assessment, a reading of the body as we call it, enables us to experience ourselves differently, where we actually belong verses where you think or feel we belong.  It is Informative and Transformative. You will then will be given simple means by which to bring this new positioning into your life.

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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.

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Katonah Yoga Beginner Series with Monique Michaels
Feb
2
10:45 AM10:45

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

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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. $25


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.

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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.

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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.

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TRAVEL THROUGH THE MAGIC SQUARE: A 5 Hour Katonah Yoga Training with Reni Bickel
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

TRAVEL THROUGH THE MAGIC SQUARE: A 5 Hour Katonah Yoga Training with Reni Bickel

5 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

$175

About Reni Bickel: www.renibickelyoga.com

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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.

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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


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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

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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

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 WILD WINTER KATONAH YOGA TRI-SERIES Wednesdays with Eva Giorgi
Jan
9
to Jan 23

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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