Summer Sadhana Retreat
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Full Day Retreat 9:00am - 5:30pm
$189.00 + GST
This retreat is pure nourishment for mind, body and soul. For one full day, in a beautiful rural yoga oasis, you will have the opportunity to connect and share in a centering and heart-uplifting community to replenish your energy and align your intention with your movement through life.
Weaving together the threads of yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breath regulation) and meditation creates a potent combination for grounding, inner clarity and alignment with one's deepest purpose. When distractions are minimized, concentration can be cultivated and directed internally to shift ideologies and patterns that hold us static.
Join Krista, Daisy and Michelle to explore clearing stagnant energy through movement (90 minute all-levels flow yoga practice) and elevating prana through breathing exercises. Access the healing power of the psyche through the Hawaiian Ho'oponopono technique. Discover how to restore and maintain balance with vedic mantra meditation. Renew your nervous system with a guided restorative nidra sequence. Explore de-patterning and unearthing the intention of your deepest heart, inwardly aligning with purpose and compassion, to create lasting vibrations and inner clarity. This retreat is designed to renew and refresh, inviting you back to your center.
There will be opening and closing circles to form connection, time spent in nature (weather permitting), and time to reflect. A delicious vegan lunch will be provided.
Intro to Yoga
Saturday, September 25, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm
with Lesley Robinson, RYT
$35 + GST
Have you wanted to try a yoga class but felt a bit intimidated? You’re not sure what to expect. This little introduction will give you all the information you need so you can walk into any yoga practice and feel comfortable.
We’ll discuss everything from what to wear, studio etiquette, different types of yoga, how to make your practice work for you………..We will also practice a number of common postures. There will be a question time in case there was something that wasn’t discussed.
Yoga is suitable for everyone. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself, so now is the time to find out all you need to!
YogAlign Essentials for Yoga Teachers
Sunday, September 26, 2021
10:00am - 5:00pm
$169 + GST
Are you a yoga teacher or dedicated student looking to expand your knowledge of anatomy and alignment in the body and how this translates into yoga postures? Or perhaps you are looking to understand how to adapt postures to support students with special considerations (e.g., old injuries or range of motion limitations, etc.). This workshop will dive into functional anatomy to illuminate meaningful alignment principles that will evolve your teaching skills and how you can meet students effectively where they are at. Learn rooting and rising techniques combined with breath and core energizing. Learn verbal adjustments and languaging to support your students and safe, intentional hands on adjustments.
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 :-)
The 5 Tibetan Rites
Saturday, October 30, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm
with Lesley Robinson, RYT
$35 + GST
The Rites are said to be a form of Tibetan yoga similar to the yoga series that originated in India. It is made up of 5 simple postures that are repeated up to 21 times. Seems like a lot, but you work up to it gradually. They are also known as the Five Rites of Rejuvenation.
Like Indian yoga, the benefits are huge. Increased energy, stress reduction, clarity of thought, increased strength and flexibility, overall improvement in health and wellness.
So why practice the Rites? A lot of people feel they don’t have time for a full practice. This will take approximately 20 minutes and can be done everyday.
Classical Kundalini Masterclass
Sunday, November 7, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm
$69 + GST
Classical Kundalini is a form of yoga practice that seeks to open subtle channels in the body through the balanced application of sound, movement, breath work, and meditation. It offers a unique blend of technique and abandon, trust and intelligence, devotion and wisdom. This particular approach was systematized by Yogrishi Vishvketu, founder of Akhanda Yoga, and will be informed by my own experience, insight and experimentation. Come for an adventure through innerspace, your interior, while receiving the support of the collective, the communal, the outerspace of us all. We will have an embodied experience through full length practice (1.75 hours), followed by time to engage the intellect through discussion, reflection, sharing and meditation, accompanied by some homemade, nourishing and grounding treats (important after Kundalini Yoga!) and caffeine-free vegan chai.
Adjustments & Assists
Sunday, December 5, 2021
9:00am - 5:00pm
$219 + GST
Are you a yoga teacher or dedicated student looking to expand your knowledge of and ability to give intentional adjustments and assists to your students? Perhaps you have experienced adjustments that have provided meaningful safety or realignment cues, growing your interoceptive body cognition, or you have only dabbled in adjustments and just aren't sure where to begin.
In this full-day workshop, Krista and Isabelle will provide principles of adjustments to help understand when and where their application is useful, and what to consider before ever laying hands on. You will also have an opportunity to move through a gamut of poses, learning and applying hands on adjustments in each one to grow familiar and accustomed to hand placement, student and teacher communication, safety considerations, and more.