in Katonah Yoga
Sunday, October 3, 2021
9:00am - 1:00pm
$89 + GST
Katonah Yoga is an extraordinary approach to and method of yoga practice. Developed over the course of 45 years by Egyptian-American Nevine Michaan, it is a syncretic Hatha practice that draws a number of sources, including the Iyengar tradition, Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Taoism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sacred Geometry, and a healthy dose of Nevine’s unique mystical pragmatism and skillful use of metaphor. It is unlike any other form of practice Isabelle has encountered. Its principles of referencing the archetype of each pose, leveraging the skill of measurement using vision and the feedback of props, focusing on joint health and longevity rather than purely muscular strength, discovering the multi-dimensional fits and folds of the human body, and the pivotal use of the imagination to feed, fuel, and fill out every asana shape in revolutionary ways continue to confound, delight, inspire, and provoke insight within her. It’s challenging, illuminating, and sometimes mystifying. It treats yoga as an alchemical practice - more magical than medical - that seeks to make the unconscious conscious and reveal what’s been hiding in plain sight to result in a well-rounded, resilient and responsible human being. If this piques your interest, come and take a ride with Isabelle through a 4 hour Introductory Adventure in Katonah Yoga. We will explore some of the fundamental building blocks of the practice through asana, pranayama, meditation, and the dynamic contact of conversation and Q&A. Get ready to engage and be engaged.
PS - bring basically every prop you own :-)