"Form informs flow. Flow deepens form". - Nevine Michaan, Founder, Katonah Yoga, New York.
Every experience gives us insight. In the yoga room, students can be encouraged to utilize the experiences they've had, both on and off the mat and leverage it to their advantage. When we as teachers share useful tools to cross-reference the Katonah material, students can ultimately leave with greater insight and the ability to lean into their potential.
Yoga is good.
Katonah Yoga concepts and teachings should make sense in your practice, in your teaching, and become an additon to what you already do. Developing an inviting culture in class is important, as people come to the room having had different experiences. We want to develop a sense of inclusion and apply it to all conversations. It brings joy to everyone in the room.
Creative solutions to bring the material to different audiences, age groups, cultures and backgrounds is something worth looking at. Having lived and worked in Australia, Canada, England and Germany, there have been many insightful teaching experiences I would like to share with you.. We will work on techniques to open a rapport with all of the students to allow for a smooth assimilation of information.
Day 1 - Katonah Yoga Flow & Adjustments
Vinyasa Yoga is wonderful, dynamic and fluid. Vinyasa means ‘to flow’, and to flow is fun when one is well-versed in a practice. In this Katonah Yoga Flow session, we cover concepts for developing an eye for the pose, to become better attuned and aligned in the practice.
Following our flow session, we move through how to link Katonah Yoga poses smoothly to one another.
By exploring, subtle hands-on and verbal adjustment techniques we design poses to allow more freedom for limited mobility, or more structural support as needed..
Your strengths become your weakness, your weakness becomes your strength - Nevine Michaan
Day 2 - Cross-referencing
Cross-referencing Katonah Yoga Theory with different yoga and movement teachings and practices, seeing Katonah Yoga in everything. There are so many types of movement, yet Nevine teaches, that they are all the same.
70% practice, 30% theory.
Involves partner and group work for adjustments, measurements and explores lots of progressions and regressions, to give practitioners of all levels something to play with.
This 10 hour training is creditable towards the 200 hour Katonah Yoga certification.