Katonah Yoga (Maps and Metaphors of Postural Therapy)

Katonah Yoga (Maps and Metaphors of Postural Therapy)

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In the physical space we personally experience a self. An individual with an experience uniquely their own. In a physical practice, posture embodied works as an archetype embedding itself into the totality of a person. Through the lens of a variety of yoga-asana (physical postures) we will look at our individual archetypes while drawing maps and using proper scaffolding to build a well organized physical space. With a well organized physical body we inhabit a well functioning organism able to entertain the metaphors of which a body speaks to the metaphysical.

We will look at the principles (largely maps and metaphor) used in Katonah Yoga when working with an individual on their personal practice. Time in posture throughout most of the weekend will be infrequent but extended, completely accessible to beginners and challenging for seasoned practitioners. Be prepared to observe your friends in posture while also serving as a learning tool for those around you.

Katonah’s Description: Katonah Yoga is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being. Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga practices. Katonah Yoga is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue: all polarities are mediated by trinity; the universe has pattern, pattern implies intelligence; by virtue of repetition there is potential for insight. Revelations are revolutionary.

Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm


Early Bird (before 2/23/2019): $300

Full Price: $350

Hand-balancing for All-levels of experience

Hand-balancing for All-levels of experience

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Using techniques from yoga, gymnastics, capoeira and circus arts, this class will help in building a technical foundation for hand-balancing (including handstands and other inversions). After working with breathing techniques to better gain an understanding and control over the various systems of the body, we will begin to delve deeper into posture: dealing with subjects such as wrist preparation, handstand body-line/core and system integration, shoulder mobility, proprioceptive and strength imbalances.