One’s body is not a project or a problem, it is the place each of us is always and already living from. Embodied practice can turn us toward that reality and away from tendencies to dissociate. To live in each of our changing, growing, yearning, dying, aging bodies is to be in touch with what is profoundly human. Practice is not to degrade oneself or aggrandize oneself, but to find the complexity of life as it is on a human scale.
This intensive will deepen your understanding of Katonah Yoga’s central metaphors and practices. Your body is your house, your personal abode; you want to know how to have a party and clean it up!
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 www.katonahyoga.com.
We will explore:
Katonah Yoga Asana
Inner Cartographies including the Magic Square and the Body As A House.
Asana is origami for bodies.
Through vigorous practice, we will break down the angles and measures of Katonah classics: dogs, hangs, squares, lunges, squats and pigeons. Learn how to use archetypes, the magic square, and formulas for cross referencing to amplify the currency of your asana practice.
Pranayama techniques are recipes for joy. Learn Katomah tools that enable one to be alone with oneself, plumb one’s depths, get whipped up, embody ecstasy, re-orient, and find joy. Sessions will include lecture, demonstration, and plenty of hands-on, attuned adjustments.
Katonah Yoga is replete with therapeutic techniques, and will focus on individual questions and concerns. We will take time to set up conditions for body reading, adjustments, and attunements of each individual. 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!
If you have had a taste of Katonah’s singular material and want a broader understanding of theory and practice, this experience is for you.