Fits, Folds, and Frames / 30 Hour Katonah TT with Dages
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About the event
Fits, Folds, and Frames
Formulas for a Functional Self
A 30 Hour Teacher Training Intensive
KATONAH YOGA® accredited education
No matter who you are, you fit yourself well. Your knees can fit your armpits, your feet behind your head, your heels into your palms. Of course in time, all things that are organic deform, and we feel less fitting than we might like. Yoga practice gives you an opportunity to measure up, re-organize your formsand find the awe that you were designed to fit into yourself and the world with effortless effort. In the first part of our workshop, we will fold and unfold our own forms, using the metaphor of asana as origami to find ever more increasingly complex practices. Next, we will focus on how we can well fit each other, using props, adjustments, language, and leverage to go higher and deeper in asana practice. First you fit you without compromise. Than you can choose hwo you would like to fit and use it for your mutual advantage!
This training is offered to teachers and dedicated practitioners, and offers an embodied approach to learning Katonah Yoga. Katonah Yoga articulates a philosophy of the body that is both formal and informative. Alignment focused, theory forward, this training will give students new insights into yoga to become well adjusted and well informed. Perfect for those seeking certification in Katonah, Dages will craft the syllabus based on the specific needs of the group. Upon registration, please email her your questions directly.
We will cover:
Katonah Yoga theory and practice: asana, pranayama, meditation
Maps and Materials: Katonah Yoga’s charts and glyphs, including the Magic Square and subtle body techniques (Wraps for Rapture)
Principles of alignment and adjustment
Hands-on Adjustments, modifications for injuries, elders / sensitive students
Language and metaphors: how to articulate Katonah Yoga theory to students
Working with props: straps, blocks, chairs, poles, sandbags and their substitutes
Restorative and longevity practices
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 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
Price references: 850 Euro
(early bird 750 Euro, valid until 26.5.2019)
*Includes manual and other training materials.
July 26-29, 2019
*Every day includes a vigorous asana practice, immersive pranayama, and hands-on, open format workshops to explicate Katonah Yoga theory.
Dages Juvelier Keates:
Dages has been teaching yoga for seventeen years and has had time to try to help, make mistakes, learn skills, and refine her techniques. She is known for her intense and imaginative pranayama teaching, which she applies to group and private classes. 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, and retreats and teacher trainings with veteran Katonah teacher Abbie Galvin, Sacred Fig founder Anton Brandt, and SKY TING co-founder Chloe Kernaghan in Bali, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Panama, Morocco, Switzerland, and Vancouver. She has recently authored “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.”
This workshop will be taught in English.
Students will leave this training full of new information, both embodied and theoretical, for amplifying their practice and teaching others. Katonah Yoga concepts easily translate and augment other styles of yoga practice. We hope that participants will be inspired to overlay our syncretic material with the lineage they already have mastered. This training is intended to invigorate and stimulate one's teacherly creativity, as well as give people an experience of a bold, dynamic body of theory.