Katonah Yoga 25h TT with IVY RAY
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About the Event
If you are new to the Katonah Yoga material our time together will serve perfectly as an Introductory. All hours with Ivy Ray are bankable toward your Katonah Yoga Certification. EVERYONE IS WELCOME
YOU ARE WHOLE. A micro of the macro. A holon, which is a whole, complete; entire, unto itself (personal) that is simultaneously part of a greater whole (universal.) To make the wholeness of you more workable, we subdivide, as nature has, the Yin of you, the Yang of you, The Explicit/Implicit, intersecting into a third, to include your soul. "...until the formed learns from the unformed, there is no understanding." Tao Teh Ching
Over this training, we will begin to learn to work with all of ourselves. To wander this territory successfully, you need a really good map, pragmatic calculable technique, supportive theoretical material and of course your body, breath and a keen imagination, all in an aim of becoming more evenly developed, freely functional wholistic women and men.
EVERYTHING PROVIDES INSIGHT
First Segment: Our emphasis will be You into the communal, culture, the world. The Yang of you, the more active Solar principle. Your 2nd Nature.
In the world, the ongoing insight is You in relation to things, others, systems. You are continually shown how well you intersect, articulate, cooperate, collaborate, how quickly you can shift gears, change course, navigate territory, be timely. You are called upon to manage space, time, circumstance, others and always your self. You may often get your butt kicked out there. We will work with the pragmatic fundamental positioning that supports and grows your mobility, ability, virility, safety and vision in the world.
Second Segment: Our Emphasis will be You, the Yin of You, the more receptive subtle yet equally as powerful Lunar Principal. The vehicle for this is Practicing in Solitude where the insight is you in relation to yourself and how you intersect with your interpersonal relationships; family, significant other, dear friends.
Practicing in solitude is the birthplace of your continued emergence and the growing ground that spawns the quality and sensibility of the self you take into life. This is where you remember, reorder, reclaim, where you restore, replenish, refine. The sacred space for when things fall apart. Likewise, Its where you kick your own butt, justly study who you are, daily fill your own cup to runneth over so you don't give from your resources. Lastly, its a wealth of opportunity to simply figure stuff out, tweak your form, work on what you’ve lost, develop what you’ve never had and give yourself what you need, as its all ultimately your job. Your solo practice is yours and is developed by your design. It evolves as you, the seasons, your life and your needs change.
These aspects, just as in the TAO, make up the Whole of You, First Nature, Yin, Second Nature, Yang and their intersecting channel of Your Third Nature, Your Soul into Spirit, Thrice threaded makes a braid, a trinity of You, eventually as One Taste, Interrelated, Ever Emergent, Complete, Whole.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: The emphasis and training of first and second segments through:
Daily: An interactive seasonal informative communal practice
Pranayama and Led Meditation
Some of what we will cover:
-A cohesive breakdown of the Lou Shu 3x3 Magic Square, our primary map, including my own movement meditation into The Golden Thread
-The Sequential Order of Things: The significance of number and the geometry each gives birth
-A Reading of The Body: The fine art of RePositioning. the pragmatic technicality, imaginative and graceful means and what your students can immediately walk away with on their mat and most importantly in the lives
-A select number of consensual, discerning, conscious adjustments
-Many of our meditative weaves/evolutions
-Polarity is mediated by Trinity: Three makes whole. You always at the apex as the Mediator and what this actually means. We will break this down, learn how to use it ongoing in the body and a simple potent means in everyday life.
-Metaphor: why, what it provides
-I Ching and Tao: Pragmatic Mysticism
-Asana as Oragami
-YOU Now Space Time
Universal/Personal how to use these ongoing in your life
-And Plenty of time will be made for your questions!
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. To learn more please visit https://www.katonahyoga.com/
Early bird: 650€ until 15th of March, then full price: 750€.