Katonah Yoga® for the Magical Abode of the Self
A 30 Hour Teacher Training Intensive
Yoga is personal housekeeping, a pragmatic, practical form of self-care, which ultimately nourishes collective well-being. This intensive will deepen your understanding of Katonah Yoga’s central metaphors and practices. Your body is your house, your personal and magical abode; you want to know how to have a party and clean it up!
Learn tips and techniques to adjust yourself and your students in order to maximize revelation and minimize common mistakes. This workshop is focused on training students to work with straps, blocks, hands, feet, poles, chairs and more for personal care, and eventually supporting others. You will gain competence through hands-on experience, and confidence through applied knowledge. Every day will begin with three hours of Katonah Yoga practice: asana, pranayama, meditation. Afternoon sessions will dive into the depths of applied theory.
We will cover:
Maps and Materials: Katonah Yoga’s charts and glyphs, including the Magic Square and Wraps for Rapture
Principles and Geometry of alignment in yoga poses, archetypes of numbers
Hands-on Adjustments, modifications for injuries, elders / sensitive students
Working with newbies, injuries, older students and those with limited mobility
Body readings/diagnostics for informing personal practice
Breakdown of frequently used poses and techniques along with their adjustments/modifications
Working with props: straps, blocks, chairs, poles, sandbags and their substitutes
KATONAH YOGA® was founded by Nevine Michaan, and is a Hatha yoga practice refined over forty years, blended with Taoist theory, sacred geometries, pranayama, and meditation. For more information, please visit www.katonahyoga.com.
This program include 30 hours bankable towards *KATONAH YOGA® certification and a brand new training manual.
*To become a certified KATONAH YOGA® teacher, one must complete 200 hours of Katonah Yoga education with certified Katonah Yoga instructors, after completing a prerequisite 200 hour RYT (Yoga Alliance) training. All intensives, workshops and classes with us count toward the 200 Hour Katonah Yoga education requirement. For more information on this and to begin the process of becoming certified visit Katonah Yoga
Training Investment: 600 Euro
This training will be small and personal, enabling each participant to get the information that will best support them in empowering others. Specific questions can be emailed to Dages in advance, or feel to bring in your real life examples for mentoring.
Dages has been teaching privates for sixteen years and had time to try to help, make mistakes, learn skills, and refine her techniques. Private yoga sessions constitute the great majority of her teaching, and she has worked with an eclectic swath of New Yorkers during her career, from hedge fund managers to homemakers to hockey players.
Beginning in 2002, her studies have earned her accreditations in both the Bihar and Kundalini lineages. Her syncratic teaching style has been profoundly impacted by immersion in studies with her mentor Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga. Recent collaborations include a series of workshops with Elena Brower pairing pranayama and aromatherapy, and retreats and trainings in Bali, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Panama, Morocco and Switzerland. Dages regularly contributes to teacher teacher trainings with The Sacred Fig, SKY TING, The Studio, and Katonah Yoga Center. She has just released her first book in collaborating with SKY TING, “Radical Acts of Embodiment: Teaching and Practices of Katonah Yoga.”
“This woman seriously knows her sh*t (Katonah Yoga)! But the real magic lies in how Dages expresses the material, so imaginative and thoughtful that you can’t help but let it absorb into your bones.”
“Dages is a master of both Katonah material and teaching in general. I felt like I received 15 hours of personal therapeutic attention from both Dages and my fellow students - all so eager learn the material and practice on each other. What a truly magical and enlightening weekend. More, please!”
“This training was informative, evocative, and transformative. The manual is an incredible compilation of maps, theory, images, and practical guidance that I will continue to reference. Dages's unparalleled energy brings together a remarkable group of individuals. As we moved through the intricacies of guiding and experiencing the therapeutic work of the private, Dages skillfully held space, assisted everyone, and kept good humor running throughout. She is knowledgeable and witty; her passion for this material is invigorating. By the end of the weekend, I felt grounded in community, and excited to make use of the information absorbed throughout the weekend. So grateful!”
“This training exceeded my expectations on so many levels. The wealth of knowledge and passion that Dages has for this practice is undeniable. This training will expand not only your teaching, but the lens in which you see the world."
“Nevine had recommended I seek out Dages and take her workshops and classes. I am so grateful that I had listened to Nevine. After the training, I feel a stronger sense of understanding to the Katonah philosophy in my mind, my body, my practice and my teachings. Everyone has their own way of teaching and translating, I’m so appreciative to Dages for sharing her vast knowledge, personal philosophies and her presence. She has a gift for teaching and an ability to make some of the more complicated Katonah teachings accessible and approachable.”