Katonah Yoga Weekend Immersion
Mar 2, Mar 3, 2024
EXPERIENCE THE WISDOM OF KATONAH YOGA
Don't miss visiting instructor Abbie Galvin, of NYC's The Studio, for a special 15-hour Katonah Yoga Weekend Immersion! You'll have the opportunity to dive deep into a variety of topics exploring the foundations of Katonah Yoga - attend individual sessions, or the full weekend at a discount.
Students and teachers of all Yoga traditions are welcome. This is an All Levels Immersion, for all abilities!
KATONAH YOGA ® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga Center over 40 years ago. The practice incorporates classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to improve personal and communal well-being.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
MASTERCLASS - Katonah Foundations: Asana + Pranayama
The Katonah practice is designed to awaken pieces of ourselves from the slumber of unconscious habits in order to access our sentient self. The use of technique rather than our personal impulses affords better function. Thus, it is technique that propositions us to change. We use measure rather than feelings to create a stable structure and as we do, we discover that our body was designed to fit itself. In this masterclass, we will move through the fundamentals of the Katonah Yoga asana practice and experience the power of pranayama to open up territory in our bodies for our spirit to move through it.
5 HOUR INTENSIVE - Katonah Body Reading
Reading a body, assessing a pose, interpreting where one is heading, is the art of seeing. Poses show propensities of behavior and how personal habits are articulated in the practice. When we look at a yoga pose, we reference the ideal form of it so that we have a template, a map, a criteria to look for. In this intensive, we will set up the body on a grid to be deciphered as a map, read the feet as a fractal of the whole narrative, learn how to unearth chronic and acute physical issues, and explore what to do with the information we discover in our body readings.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
MASTERCLASS - Katonah Home Practice
A home practice addresses the vision and virtue of personal health, well-being and long life. A home practice is a commitment to self-care, a ritualized modus operandi for one’s participation in a technical integration of mind, body and breath. Engaging in a home practice is a way of addressing the manner in which one personally organizes one’s self; developing a determined life, setting goals and following through. In this masterclass, we will explore how to develop, maintain and integrate a home practice.
5 HOUR INTENSIVE - Katonah Therapeutics: Injuries, Adjustments and Props
The Katonah practice is deeply therapeutic and can be used to reshape a stressed out, uninformed or injured body, which helps to set up the conditions to redirect a life, using props and adjustments as tools in service of accessing optimal function. Most injuries are the result of having set up unconscious patterns, both physically and emotionally, that are maladaptive. Injuries are opportunities in a wider exploration of restoration, homeostasis and longevity, to unearth that piece in each of us that is out of tune, disconnected, overworked or misaligned. Real and lasting change demands a new set of conditions, using formal techniques. In this intensive we will explore how to address injuries and use props and adjustments to set set ourselves up for better function. Re-informing the body is never random, it is always technical!
15 HOUR (full program) - $400
5 HOUR (per session) - $175
MASTERCLASS (per session) - $50
VIP Discount 10%
15 HOUR (full program) - $450
5 HOUR (per session) - $190
MASTERCLASS (per session) - $60
Min 20 /Max 35
MEET ABBIE GALVIN
Abbie is the owner of The Studio, a NYC-based Katonah Yoga Studio. She has been honing this practice for the past 25 years and has a strong student base from all around the world. Abbie's instruction is informed by her own creative process as a filmmaker and from her exploration of the therapeutic process as a psychoanalyst. She has learned over and over that truly participating in any formal process of self-exploration leads to transformation whether it be physical, psychological, or intellectual. Her goal is to engage students of yoga in the dialogue between their conscious and their unconscious selves because it is through that effort that we potentiate ourselves. It is her intention as a teacher to cajole each student in that most rigorous effort to be grounded, to grow upwards, and to participate in the creation of their best self.