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

  • PARIS, Ici Self Care Paris, France (map)

November 22-25


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!


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


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.


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.


Ici Self Care



Dages Juvelier Keates:

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.