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BASEL: Architectural Applications for Embodiment

  • The Looking Glass Basel 1 Feldbergstrasse Basel, BS, 4057 Switzerland (map)

Props act as scaffolding for deep renovations to the magical abode of your body. Yoga chairs can help to stabilize asana work by providing measure and contact to leverage. Standing, seated, and reclining work can be greatly enhanced and bouyed by skillful use of the backless yoga chair. In this training, we will explore Katonah Yoga’s central metaphors of fits, folds, asana as origami and magic in measure. We will practice diligently in the mornings and dive into applied theory in the afternoons.

Yoga can be radical and revelatory. Saturate yourself in the development of a versatile practice that can be translated and augmented through whatever yoga you already know. Learn how to use props, straps, and adjustments to evolve your practice and teaching. Confidence is based on competency, which is rooted in experience and repetition. Gain confidence, refine your practice, amplify your techniques. 

**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.**


- Self practice augmented by scaffolding

- Working in the chair with injuries, older students and those with limited mobility

- Breakdown of frequently used poses and techniques along with their adjustments/modifications

- Language: how to articulate Katonah Yoga theory to students

- Working with additional props: straps, blocks, poles, sandbags and their substitutes

You will leave this training with the confidence and skills to practice and teach chair work in classes and privates immediately.

KATONAH YOGA® was founded by Nevine Michaan, and is a Hatha yoga practice refined over forty years, blended with Taoist theory, geometry, pranayama, and meditation. For more information, please visit


This program include 30 hours bankable towards *KATONAH YOGA® certification 

*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:

Price references: 850 Euro  (750 Early Bird- September 15th)

Daily Drop-in: 200 Euros early Bird / 225 Euros after September 15th

Register: with Kristen :

When: November 7th-10th

Training Format: 9.30 - 18.00 Daily with lunch break

*Every day includes a vigorous asana practice, immersive pranayama, and hands-on, open format workshops to explicate Katonah Yoga theory.

Earlier Event: October 25
Later Event: November 14