COMING UP ON THE CALENDAR @ EXPAND
WILD EDIBLES: With Sergei Boutenko: Sunday May 5th: 2-4pm: $20
Join author / filmmaker Sergei Boutenko for a fun, hands-on foraging workshop. Nutritious and delicious wild edibles are all around us and you can reap their benefits if you know where to look. In this two-hour wild edibles course, you’ll learn how to safely and responsibly identify, harvest, and eat over a dozen common edible weeds!
Sergei Boutenko is an author, filmmaker, entrepreneur, green smoothie hustla, forager, health nut, salsa dancer, adventurer, and lover of life. As a child, Boutenko suffered from health problems that were caused by eating crappy food and leading a sedentary lifestyle. He managed to regain his health by cleaning up his diet and implementing a regular exercise routine. Boutenko’s lifestyle shift had such a profound effect on him, he now feels compelled to share his thoughts and experiences with those interested. Boutenko’s published numerous books and documentaries about diet, exercise, and foraging. He also runs a thriving YouTube channel called: “BoutenkoFilms” where he publishes hundreds of original videos on various topics. From time to time, he also goes on lecture tours, appears on podcasts, writes magazine articles, and hosts retreats. Learn more at: www.SergeiBoutenko.com.
GONG BATH MEDITATION: Beneficial Sound: Saturday May 11th: 2-3:30pm: $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.
Space is limited.
$20 in advance & $25 @ the door.
Katonah Yoga © Workshop Series: With Brian Nygard: Tuesday 5/14 & Wednesday 5/15: 1:30-3:30pm: $50/ each day
Join guest yoga teacher Brian Nygard from New York City for a 2 hour Katonah Yoga Workshop.
From the view point of Taoism, wellness is found through a three fold path of Mind, Body and Speech. Warm like the summer. The heart(h), the flame of the communal, when seasoned, positioned, held and well tended, the fire of the heart can be heard through song and radiate its warmth. When wielded, the tongue can appoint, navigate, paint and spell out the vibration of a mind embodied.
The How, we articulate this experience to ourselves, The How we draw from it a narrative that supports our wellbeing; and How we co-relate, communicate, re-cognizance and remember this phenomenon; this formulates our immunity. Life is a gift, freely given. Let’s write an amazing story with it!
Brian Nygard is a dedicated student and a kind and thoughtful teacher. 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. His 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.
Katonah Yoga © Workshop Series: With Eva Giorgi: Saturday 6/8 & Sunday 6/9: $70/ day or $120 for both
Each class-time experience will weave Katonah Yoga’s synthesis of myth, math, metaphor and Chinese Medicine through the pragmatic, palpable fits of the body in Asana to the subtle arts of holding space, articulating and adjusting while conducting a communal class.
Saturday 6/8: 2-5pm: Practice, practice, practice! Play!
Like learning an instrument, a language, or a few great recipes- repetition of technique makes for joyful progress.
This workshop will be a recipe for a well-composed Katonah Yoga® main-course. We will move through an asana based practice peppered with pranayama and sprinkled with assists to leave you with a renewed capacity in personal measure, a seasonal/mystical dialogue with your internal territories, and a tasting of techniques to incorporate into your personal practices.
Sunday 6/9: 1-4pm: Traveling Territory
Our bodies are mountains and lakes, plains, peaks, shoreline and sea. All the while, mossy microbes multiply in our ancestral rivers bridged by ever-evolving biomes. Our weather is breath, cellular resonances, alchemical reaction. Our senses cross-pollinated with imagination is the instinctual animal of us intersecting with our individuating human will; An internal crossroads, where it all happens. It is all you!
Whether you want to find your way out or discover a way in, looking at a map is a pretty good place to start. The Magic Square, a central framework to Katonah Yoga theory and Practice, is our map! In this workshop we will lay out The Magic Square like a road atlas before a big trip. To cover the basic lay of the land, we'll identify each number as if it is a region with its own character and quality. Inservice of our own corporeal, emotional and spiritual landscapes our dialogue will extend to: organic anatomy of Chinese medicine, holistic principles, Taoist ideas , & The Archetype of Numbers. Then, we will use a series of physical techniques to travel the territory! We’ll kick, stroke, breathe, pedal, pump, coast, dance, and make righteous turns through our neurological highways, foot trails, sidewalks, climbs, dips and swims. Expect a full pranayama practice, Explorative restorative set-ups, Traveling through postures & Aromatherapy
*All hours with Eva are bankable towards Katonah Yoga's Independent Teacher Training requirements for certification and continuing education through Yoga Alliance.
Signing up for both days? Use discount code: EVA GIORGI & get $20 off!
Small Group Katonah Yoga © Lessons: With Eva Giorgi: $150/hr (up to 4 people)
Eva will be offering a limited number of small group (up to 4 person) hour long private lessons that will be a personal deep dive into the material and that may incorporate body readings. No Experience with the Katonah Yoga method or the magic square is necessary. Come with questions or email them to Eva beforehand Evatwineapothecary@gmail.com.
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