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KATONAH YOGA® WKND IMMERSION: CONSTRUCTING WHOLENESS with Master Katonah Instructor Ivy Ray. Saturday, Nov 9th & Sunday, Nov 10th: 1:30-4:30pm.

* single-day attendance available, both recommended!

If you are new to the Katonah Yoga material our time together will serve perfectly as an Introductory. This integral system is designed to be lived/woven into your current life/tradition. 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, intersecting into a third, to include your soul. "...until the formed learns from the unformed, there is no understanding." Lao Tzu

Over this weekend, we will learn how 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

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DAY ONE: 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.

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DAY TWO: Our Emphasis will be You, the Yin of You, the more receptive subtle yet 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. Thrice threaded makes a braid, a trinity of You as One Taste, Interrelated, Ever Emergent, Complete. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: The emphasis and training of Days 1 and 2 through:

The magic in number, pattern, measure and metaphor, the power of the skillful manipulation of You in time and space, to the Chinese intelligence/medicine of the seasons woven with the pragmatic mysticism of Tao, we will Orient and Organize ourselves via the territorial wisdom of Nevine Michaan's Magic Square, formalize our fit to up our function, delineate and integrate our interior and distill this and more into the pragmatic tools and techniques which bring it all into You, where it is designed to be Worn, Used, Lived, and in-time Embodied.

REGISTERING FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS? APPLY PROMO CODE: Ivy Ray @ check out for a $15 discount good until October 25th.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION: Private lessons are sold out.

TO LEARN ABOUT IVY RAY visit http://IvyRay.One

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/


ORIGINAL HOT WEEKEND IMMERSION With Katite Gumucio: November 15th, 7-9pm and November 16th & 17th, 10 -11:30 & 1 -4:30pm

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Friday: Hot Yoga Fusion: A 90 minute original sequence developed by Katite Gumucio designed to fuse many major aspects of an original hot class with those of a vinyasa class for the best of both systems. The cohesive sequence is designed to initiate new students into both styles of hot practice to facilitate familiarity and competency with the major postures of these two influential systems. The sequence begins with the pranayama and postures of the Original Hot style, the flow of the moon salutations characteristic of the Ghosh 84 asana series, and the transitions characteristic of a Vinyasa class. Katite may suggest variations and offer demonstrations as appropriate. While the sequence is for beginners, the series is challenging enough and paced so that experienced students will feel engage and motivated to improve their overall fitness and fluidity of movenemt. The class will be lightly heated and music will be played. It will conclude with 30 minutes of pranayama and śavāsana.

Saturday & Sunday: Original Hot Class Katite will lead a 90min Original Hot class Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10 - 11:30am. If you have never taken an Original Hot class from Katite, you are in for a memorable morning! Please come prepared to listen carefully, work hard and make space for one and other. While not exceptionally hot, Katite’s classes inspire an unusual intensity, making them among the most popular of the year. Those who have signed up for the weekend will be reserved a spot, and everyone is welcome! (Following the Original Hot class, we will break from 12 noon - 1:00pm to shower, change and eat.)

Saturday & Sunday: Posture Workshop: Katite will lead a 3.5 hour posture workshop from approx. 1pm - 4:30pm where we will discuss the breath, many (though not all) of the 26 postures, and the overall intention behind the Original Hot system. We will use visuals including projected images, willing students, and hand drawing to explore alignment. She will share her way of seeing the postures with detailed anatomical understanding and explanation of the physiology behind the postures and the heat. Each day will cover different postures and there will be time for questions and discussion. Most importantly, Katite will share her stories, experience and insight gained through her extensive relationship with this system of practice over the past 30 years. Even if you have attended this very same workshop in the past, new material, new details and new understanding are guaranteed as Katite is always learning, and always relating her new knowledge and experience to the Original Hot system.

Katite has been practicing yoga since the early 90's in San Fransisco where she began studying Ashtanga Yoga 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 Hauck. In 1996 she became a certified Bikram Yoga instructor and studied with Bikram Choudhury while simultaneously studying with Anna Forrest. She has remained a dedicated student, taught thousands of hours of classes over the past 30 years both in India and the U.S. and consistently inspires her students. She is also an artist and woodworker, having worked as a professional cabinet maker. She has owned studios in San Fransisco, taught teacher trainings all over America and is currently pursuing a degree in acupuncture.

All hours workshop hours (but not class hours) are bankable toward continuing education through Yoga Alliance.

Register for all 3 workshops (Friday night 7 - 9pm, Saturday 1:00 - 4:30pm, Sunday 1:00 - 4:30pm) and use PROMO CODE: Original Hot @ checkout for $15 off!


GONG BATH MEDITATION with Beneficial Sound: Saturday, November 30th: 2-4pm: $30 in advance & $35 @ the door.

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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 to the first 40 people.

$30 in advance & $35 @ the door.