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

  • PARIS, Ici–selfcare 44 Rue des Acacias Paris, Île-de-France, 75017 France (map)

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.


 - 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.


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.