W O R K S H O P S
Dates: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 and 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
B E G I N N E R ‘ S S E R I E S
I N T R O D U C T I O N TO K A T O N A H Y O G A
W I N T E R P R A C T I C E
KATONAH YOGA ® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga Center 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.
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
@Good Karma YOGA , Peekskill NY
go deep, find your stability, gain insight
This special one night workshop will focus on relaxation, stillness and breath as we head into the WINTER SOLSTICE, a practice of being reflective and gaining insight to make way for your future potential.
The darkness of the winter solstice invites us to turn inward, tend our roots, to be still and quiet and to honor the fullness of our embodiment; body, breath, mind, heart. This practice is a place to plant the seed of intention for the coming season and to be grateful for the wisdom winter brings in teaching us about the need for withdrawal as an essential part of renewal. All are welcome.
A D J U S T M E N T S
S u n d a y O C T O B E R 21st
12pm – 4pm
Space is limited
Pre-Requisite: 200-hour YA Certification
In this four hour intensive, you will learn how to read a body and how to to use yourself as a leveraging tool to adjust and redirect your students’ experience, giving your teaching more dimension.
Developing your own vision is the key to learning how to adjust well. 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.
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.
We will work pragmatically as well as theoretically, moving through asanas in order to discover how best to approach an adjustment and move a body. Fine tune your capacity as a teacher while developing your relationship to touch, and enhance your ability to see more dimensionally in order to enrich another person’s vision.
This class is designed for all levels: new teachers, experienced teachers and those who would like to get feedback and insights on adjustments and why it’s important to help the student to navigate.
S P R I N G is here and one of my favorite things to do is take people on a powerful cleansing and transformational journey!
Are you ready to feel more vibrant and have more energy?
Are you ready to think clearer and be more focused?
Are you wanting to release excess weight and feel lighter?
Claim your V I T A L I T Y !
Spring is the perfect time for cleansing and rejuvenation.
The season supports us in releasing stagnant energy, clearing blockages, and revitalizing our cells, and our very essence.
Join me for a potent 4 day juice + yoga cleanse designed to support you in releasing old habits and patterns, and start implementing healthy choices into your life.
We will meet every morning OR evening, your choice;
Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 1st to practice yoga and pranayama.
After class you will receive 3 delicious, fresh and organic cold-pressed juices each day, an antioxidant rishi mushroom tea and a Kitchari soup.
CHOOSE FROM TWO CLASSES:
7:30am – 8:30am @KATONAH YOGA, Bedford Hills, NY (**Friday’s class, June 1st, will be held from 7am – 8am)
7:30pm – 8:30pm @REMEDY BODYWORKS, Stamford, CT
Let me support you in becoming the best version of yourself!
Full Cleanse $475
Includes 5 yoga classes & 3 organic cold-pressed juices, a tea and soup each day.
Classes Only: $22 walk in, or all 5 for $100.
I am looking forward to taking this powerful journey of health with you!
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N E W Y E A R S E V E YOGA
4:30PM – 5:45PM
R E S T O R A T I V E
Intention Prayer Alignment
Peace Strength Community
W O R K S H O P: Bundle Dying
@McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center (Greenwich, CT)
Saturday, October 28th
2pm – 4pm
Participants will learn the basics of bundle dying with natural materials. You will work with natural dyes including local botanical materials as well as McArdel’s past bloom flowers and sourced materials such as quebracho, logwood and madder root.
Learn how to choose and prepare textiles for dyeing, how the process of bundle dyeing extracts color from natural materials and use the techniques learned in this workshop to create a bundle dyed silk scarf.
For more information and to sign up: Bundle Dye Workshop
W O R K S H O P : R O P E S + C H A I R S
S A T U R D A Y, April 29th
2pm – 4pm
41 Main St., Bedford Hills, NY 10507
please pre-register to hold your space: paypal.me/moniquemichaels
Working with the rope wall as your primary tool offers the opportunity to experience yoga postures with support and greater ease. Utilizing gravity, geometry, traction and the wall as a map allowing the practitioner to define boundaries, discover alignment and balance while feeling supported and helping to build confidence, strength and flexibly of the body and mind.
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W I N T E R practice
F R I D A Y, February 2nd
6:30pm – 8pm
@ Breathe Pilates + Yoga
83 N. Greeley Ave.,
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Come inside from out in the thick of the cold of WINTER into a heated environment that will allow for a deeper letting go while you unwind and de-stress the body and mind.
This special one night workshop will focus on relaxation, stillness and breath in a class designed around the WINTER practice of being reflective and gaining insight through deepening your understanding of hip openers, forward folds and twists.
Open to all levels. SIGN UP
August 20th | 9am – 11am | $25
Join me on a hike through the beautiful Cranberry Lake Preserve and a yoga class at the top of the rock quarry!
All ages welcome, beginners too!