COMING UP ON THE CALENDAR @ EXPAND


Katonah Yoga® Workshop W/ Eva Giorgi: November 7th: 12-2pm: $35

 

© 2016, Katonah Yoga Center, Inc

© 2016, Katonah Yoga Center, Inc

 In this workshop you will experience the Katonah Yoga® method through techniques designed to increase stability, pump up your ability and free your imagination. Expect the fits and function of Katonah Yoga® asana alignment, energizing pranyama formulas and the fluency of a mythic, magical and metaphorical narrative to guide you through an informative and transformative practice

"Eva Giorgi is a Katonah Yoga teacher having started her yoga practice in 2005 with her mentor Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga. Coming from a long and deeply held interest in the practical applications of spirituality, Eva utilizes her multidisciplinary accreditations and experience in herbalism, aromatherapy, tarot studies, performance and visual arts to provide a holistic approach in teaching and personal practice. She believes in insight through exploration and is grateful for those whom she is able to share with."

www.KatonahYoga.com / Katonah Yoga® is a registered trademark owned by Katonah Yoga Center, Inc


JANI JAATINEN WORKSHOP SERIES: November 11th & 12th

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Join us for a 4 part workshop weekend with @ Gokulacandra. Sign up for each workshop individually or register for all 4 and receive 10% off.

  • Beginners Workshop: Saturday November 11th: 12-2pm: $50

This workshop is perfect for people new to the practice of yoga as well as for more seasoned students who want to review the basics. Topics include basic asana and alignment, and breathing techniques. We strongly recommend this workshop to help ensure your journey starts from the most enjoyable and empowered place possible. You will leave the workshop understanding basic
yoga techniques and foundation poses to help you feel confident in a scheduled group class.\

  • Intro To The Bandhas: Saturday November 11th: 2:30-4:30pm: $50

The bandhas are the most elusive aspect of practice. They are energy 'locks' - The 3 principle ones essentially being the use of deep core muscles for stabilizing either part or the full length of the spine within asanas and especially the transitions between, to enhance energy flow and improve overall postural integrity. Taking specific actions and experiencing the resulting impact is an 'activation of the bandhas’. In this workshop we will actively explore and
explain the meaning of a number of these actions that form the heart of yoga – the bandhas.

  • Advanced Series: The Depth & Detail Of The Practice: Sunday November 12th 2:30-4:30pm: $50

This workshop will bring you a grounding introduction to the practice of meditation. We will explore Yoga nidra, Restorative asanas, Calming pranayama, Observing breath (pratyahara), Concentration practice (dharana), Silent meditation (dhyana) & Mantra meditation. It is a
deep study of different methods of meditation for people who want to benefit from meditation at a different level. Meditation improves your mental well-being. Thoughts become rootless, where disturbance becomes unnecessary and comfort becomes essential. To tap into this vast
mind of potential, this is the workshop to begin with! No prior experience is necessary for introductory level events. It is also appropriate for experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their practice.

  • Intro To Meditation: Sunday November 12th 2:30-4:30pm: $50

This workshop will bring you a grounding introduction to the practice of meditation. We will explore Yoga nidra, Restorative asanas, Calming pranayama, Observing breath (pratyahara), Concentration practice (dharana), Silent meditation (dhyana) & Mantra meditation. It is a
deep study of different methods of meditation for people who want to benefit from meditation at a different level. Meditation improves your mental well-being. Thoughts become rootless, where disturbance becomes unnecessary and comfort becomes essential. To tap into this vast
mind of potential, this is the workshop to begin with! No prior experience is necessary for introductory level events. It is also appropriate for experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their practice.


ORIGINAL HOT WEEKEND WORKSHOP SERIES W/ Katite Gumucio: December 1st-3rd

Katite has been practicing yoga since the early 90's in San Fransisco where she began studying under Larry Shultz. Once introduced to Hot Yoga she studied at the Yoga College of India where she practiced under Mary Jarvis, Stephanie Schreiber & David Houck. In 1996 she became a certified Bikram Yoga instructor and studied under Bikram Choudhury. 

  • HOT YOGA FOUNDATIONS: December 1st: 7-9pm: $50

Hot Yoga Foundations: A 75 minute practice exploring Hot Yoga & Vinyasa postures followed by an in-depth discussion covering alignment and practice.

  • ORIGINAL HOT POSTURAL CLINIC & CLASS: Dec 2nd: 10am-4:30pm: $100

Katite Gumucio will lead a 90min Original Hot class followed by an in-depth postural clinic. In the postural clinic, each of the 26 poses & 2 breathing exercises will be dissected & discussed creating a deep understanding of the sequence.

  • ORIGINAL HOT POSTURAL CLINIC & CLASS: Dec 3rd: 10am-4:30pm: $100

Katite Gumucio will lead a 90min Original Hot class followed by an in-depth postural clinic. In the postural clinic, each of the 26 poses & 2 breathing exercises will be dissected & discussed creating a deep understanding of the sequence.

Register for all 3 workshop classes here & receive 10% off!


SAYULITA, MEXICO SURF & YOGA RETREAT: Oct 27th- Nov 2nd 2017: $1,500.


Join us in the beautiful town of Sayulita, Mexico for a surf & yoga retreat! Sayulita is a gorgeous village on Mexico’s Pacific coast, just 30 miles from Puerto Vallarta, backed by the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. It’s known for it's beaches with good surf and it's hospitality. Founded in part by Tahitian pearl heiresses looking for the perfect wave, there is a relaxed everyone is welcome vibe. We will be visiting during the Day of the Dead or El Dia de Los Muertos, a holiday full of tradition and ritual, offering individuals a chance to pay respects to their loved ones who have passed on. This festival wakes up the town after a long, hot summer.

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Whats included in the cost:

  • Lodging: We will be staying at a brand new complex completed in June 2016. There is a 10x20' heated, chemical free salt water swimming pool and a fourth floor rooftop deck with sweeping views of the ocean, jungle and village great for yoga, and a variety of covered and open seating for dinning, sunning and relaxation. It is ideally located a short walk from the center of Sayulita, and the beach, but is still quiet at night. Rooms are double occupancy.
  • Yoga: Morning &/or evening yoga classes taught by Matt Ottenbach & Liz Houck: EYRT-500
  • Surfing: Sayulita is just about as great as it gets as a place to learn to surf. The water is pleasantly warm, there is a gentle break and sandy bottom to lookers left. If you have never surfed before, you will most likely stand up on your first lesson. For more experienced surfers, the break lookers right offers intermediate waves, depending on the conditions. Day trips to different local breaks may be available as well.
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner: We will gather as a group for a welcome & farewell dinner.

Not-included in the cost:

  • Airfare: Round trip airfare in & out of PVR. 
  • Transportation: Transportation to and from the airport. $3 for the bus and a bit of a walk to the casa or about $60 for a private taxi, we can help everyone figure out what they would prefer to do and coordinate once people have their flights.
  • Meals: Meals in town range from typical American prices to delicious tacos for 75 cents and just about everything in between. The food in Sayulita tends toward fresh and delicious with emphasis on seasonal fruits, vegetables, seafood and Mexican specialties, but also the easy to find hemp milk latte, pizza, pasta and even cheeseburgers. Fresh squeezed juice, green smoothies, young coconuts, fish and shrimp tacos are all available just steps from the beach. Gluten free and vegan options are also easily available in town. We will plan to have a first and last dinner together.
  • Other Adventures: Massage, local art & vendors, souvenirs, and anything else that may attract you!

PAST WORKSHOPS 

 


THAI YOGA MASSAGE WORKSHOP W/ Patrick Good: Sept 23rd: 2-5:30pm. $60 per couple in advance & $70 @ the door.

Centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga and Ayurveda was born in the temples of Thailand. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage - also called Nuad Boran and widely known as traditional Thai Yoga - the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while rhythmicaly palming and thumbing along the body's energy ("Sen") lines and pressures points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, opens joints, tones internal organs, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically, bringing about a deep state of peace and relaxation.

This workshop led by Patrick Good LMP will give you an in depth introduction to the practice of Thai Yoga Massage. You will learn basic Thai Massage principles, proper body mechanics, techniques to relieve bodily aches and pains, and how to perform a dozen Thai Massage moves.

Thai Yoga Therapy is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. No oils or creams are used.

Please bring a partner, two yoga mats, to heavy thick blankets, and two pillows.

$60 per couple in advance & $70 @ the door


TAKING CARE OF YOUR SHOULDERS W/ Conor Naccarato, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS:

Join us at Expand for this special workshop on the fundamentals of shoulder health. Connor is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Manual Therapist, and Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach who specializes in the treatment of overhead athletes. He has recently gained an interest in yoga and is currently seeing patients in a treatment room inside of Expand. In the workshop, he will be discussing common shoulder injuries and how you can prevent them. He will guide you through exploring your own shoulder mobility and teach you techniques to help improve your shoulder function. Whether you’ve been dealing with shoulder aches/pains, having trouble getting into certain poses, or simply want to learn more about maintaining healthy shoulders, this course is for you.


IMMERSIVE SOUD BATH w/ Tom Monagliano: August 11th 2017: 7:30pm: $20


Be transported as you submerge yourself in soothing 3D soundscapes designed for deep relaxation and meditation.

Each texture is sculpted within a circle of eight independent speakers creating sonic environments and vibrations unlike anything you’ve ever felt before.

For more information and sound samples go to: ImmersiveSoundBaths.com

This music is produced by musician/programmer, Tom Montagliano, who has spent the past 2 years developing his own software in order to control the movement of sound through his mobile 8 speaker setup. He has traveled all over the country to share his music and create meaningful, unique and intimate experiences. He has performed at a variety of venues such as rooftops, opera houses, churches, and festivals across the country including Burning Man, Gratitude Migration, Catharsis on the Washington Mall, and Elements Music & Arts Festival


GONG BATH: W/ WAYNE MARTO: Saturday 5/20: 2-3:30 PM: $20 

Join us on a transformative journey of healing and deep relaxation, as we bathe every cell of the body in therapeutic sound and vibration. The pure, penetrating sound waves of the gong cleanse the subconscious and will leave you feeling tuned, refreshed and connected with your intuitive personal power.

We will be supported by the magical frequencies of a Pluto gong. Pluto gongs teach us to let go and to purge the negative energy and thought patters that don’t serve us. Pluto gongs are known for their grounding and calming effect, opening our hearts to forgiveness and healing.
The gong bath is best experienced simply lying down on your back or a similar comfortable position. Wear comfortable clothes and bring whatever you need to be relaxed for the meditation (yoga mat, blanket, pillow, extra water, etc.).

The sonic massage will leave you feeling tuned, refreshed and connected with your intuitive personal power. With this renewed sense of self comes a profound feeling of oneness with the creative and sustaining life force and energy of the universe. Life then takes on an unbelievable richness that cannot be described. It has to be experienced.


KATONAH YOGA WORKSHOP: Monday 5/15: 1:30-3:30 PM: $35

Finding center circumference and the space in between:

Join guest yoga teacher Brian Nygard from New York City for a 2 hour Katonah Yoga Workshop. Founded By Nevine Michaan, Katonah yoga is a yoga practice rooted in sacred geometry and informed by Taoist principles. 

Brian is a dedicated and persistent student. He discovered yoga after suffering from chronic spinal pain for many years. His recovery has motivated him to explore and study yoga asana and philosophy for the past 13 years. Brian is practiced in Vinyasa, Traditional Hot Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Katonah Yoga, Thai Massage and Vipassana meditation techniques. With over 1500 hours of teaching experience, Brian regularly conducts private sessions, corporate seminars, public classes and teacher training programs internationally. He has also guest taught at the United Nations. Brian's lessons balance a vigorous physical practice with careful alignment, imagination, accessibility and attention to the breath.  Brian's mentors include Nevine Michaan, Abbie Galvin, Melissa French and Hari Kaur Khalsa. In addition to his yoga certifications, He holds a BM in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.


INVERSIONS WORKSHOP W/ MATT OTTENBACH: Saturday 3/11: 2-4pm: 

In this 2 hour workshop we will work on the fundamental practices to develop a freestanding handstand. Starting with joint mobility, (shoulders, wrist & spine) we will use the wall and partners to practice a variety of techniques and strategies designed to get you on the road to practicing handstands in an intelligent and safe manner. Requirements: the ability to hold a straight legged plank position (think push-up) with straight arms for 1 minute and the ability to straighten your arms completely overhead when standing. Healthy shoulders and wrists help as well.


THE POWER OF SOURDOUGH W/ Ashley Peters: Saturday 3/18: 4-6pm. 

Join Ashley in a 2 hr workshop as she takes us through the process & artistry of creating long fermented sourdough breads! Explore the stages of fermentation, folding the dough, the final shaping process and tips on how to create your own beautiful sourdough artisan bread in your home oven!
She will highlight the beneficial aid that sourdough culture brings to those with gluten allergens and the restoration of the natural flora in our intestinal tract, as well as explaining the trade & tradition of creating the culture of community driven food systems. Just bring yourself, a dish towel & a kitchen bowl. You will take home a jar of your own mature starter and a loaf to take home and bake!


SPRING EQUINOX YOGA MALA W/ Micaela Cooley: Sunday 3/19: 7:30pm 

Join us as we celebrate the Spring Equinox! Guided by your breath, move through 108 Sun Salutations while listening to the amazing sounds of Micaela Cooley on cello.