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
S u n d a y O C T O B E R 21st 12pm – 4pm
Space is limited Pre-registration required Pre-Requisite: 200-hour YA Certification Price: $125
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.
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.
@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.
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.