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Trainings

Trainings are excellent opportunities to refine your knowledge, Further explore the details and subtleties of a practice.

The Seasons:

A 30 hour Katonah Yoga Hybrid Immersion

February 2022 
4 week Hybrid Immersion

Teachers: Cari Friedman and Chase Connolly 
Guest Teacher:  Nevine Michaan, Founder of Katonah Yoga

About the Teachers: CARI FRIEDMAN & CHASE CONNOLLY


Cari has been teaching yoga in New York City for over twenty years. After studying and teaching Anusara Yoga for over ten years, Cari has studied many different techniques that she brings to her teachings. In 2012, she began working under Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga and Cari’s teaching was transformed. She is certified in the Katonah yoga method. In addition, she has completed many teacher trainings with Max Strom, John Friend, Ellen Saltonstall and Jimmy and Ruthie Bernaert, among others; she also incorporates the Melt Method, Functional movement and physical therapy techniques into her teaching.


Chase has been practicing yoga since childhood and teaching yoga for over 14 years. Introduced to yoga at age 8 by his grandmother, he started studying it seriously in high school and completed his first teacher training soon after. Practicing everything from Hatha, to Power Yoga to Vinyasa, it wasn’t until he found Katonah Yoga, after injuries and dissatisfaction, that his love for yoga was revived and gained new meaning. Chase’s teaching is informed by his background in anatomy, his study of herbalism and his love of plants and gardening. He strives to utilize the physical practice as a container to embark on the exploration of universal concepts, encouraging each student to create a narrative of self cultivation, turning oneself into a diverse ecosystem of ideas and curiosities to further the exploration of the interior landscape.

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In this four-week immersion, we will study Katonah Yoga ideas and concepts so we can deepen our practices.  Our workshop will be organized around the seasons. Autumn is the beginning phase of moving inward, a time to prepare for winter, the time to slow down, reflect and develop new vision. An effective yoga practice should reflect and express these changes in the season.  

 

Our goal is to be empowered from the seasons by learning their patterns.  In this way, our practices will help us to prepare for the year, to handle problems and self sooth, thereby preparing us for what is next.   We know that Spring is always after winter. 

 

In the immersion, we will explore and study the magic experienced in adjusting each other.  This is an opportunity to play together in an orchestra.  To find the grace within your effort.  A steady, grounded adjustment informs one’s direction, vision, comfort, and overall well-being.

 

We will also experience and study how asana practice and breathwork combined with Katonah metaphors can expand imaginative possibilities. With greater access to our inner landscape, the patterns of nature can support our relationship to the rhythm of the seasons. 

 

This immersion is for anyone who would like to deepen their knowledge and experience with the Katonah material. It is especially useful for the dedicated practitioner, teachers in training or teachers who would like to expand their knowledge of yogic possibilities.

 

Join Cari Friedman and Chase Connolly In-Person and On-Line for 30 hours of practice and theory.  With Guest Teacher, Nevine Michaan, Founder of Katonah Yoga.

Topics Covered:

  • Magic Square 

  • The Seasons and Their Archetypes

  • Intro to Five Elemental Theory

  • The Principles of Great Nature

  • Physical Adjustments 

  • Expect an abundance of physical practice, breathwork, hands-on adjustments, great conversation & community.

Weekly Schedule:

  • Two Asana classes (In-Person and Zoom)

  • Two Breath classes (Zoom)

  • One Lecture class with practice (In-Person and Zoom)

 

Every Other Week Schedule:

  • Two Adjustment Classes (In-Person and Zoom)

  • One Time Guest Lecturer: Nevine Michaan, Founder of Katonah Yoga (Zoom)

  • Pre-Recorded Magic Square

  • Katonah yoga Calendar + three Katonah Kits

 

Look below for dates and times to the schedule - all classes will be recorded.

Cost: $850 | Book confidently, No Refunds granted

30 Hours bankable toward your Katonah Yoga® Certification
Includes Katonah Yoga 2022 Calendar and three Katonah Kits

Location: Yoga & Yoginis | 432, 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

 

Immersion Schedule

 

First class begins, Sunday, Jan 30th

with our first group discussion.

 

  • 4 In-Person group discussion, Sunday’s | 2pm-4pm @YY

       Jan 30, Feb. 6, 13 & 20, 2022 (In-Person & Zoom)

1st Sunday, Jan 30th:

Foundations of Katonah Yoga Theory

Seasonal Cycle

Breath work

 

2nd Sunday, Feb 6:

Autumn/Winter Archetypes 

Asana Practice

 

3rd Sunday, Feb. 13:

Spring/Summer Archetypes

Asana Practice

 

4th Sunday, Feb. 20th

The Overview of the Seasons

  • Must attend two weekly Asana Classes  

 

Tueday & Friday’s: 10:15am-11:30am (In-Person & Zoom)

Wed’s:  2:30pm-3:45pm (In-Person & Zoom)

Thursday’s: 5:15pm-6:15pm (Zoom Only)

 

  • Two weekly Breath Work classes 

9am-9:40am Monday’s and Friday’s (Zoom)

 

  • Two In-Person Adjustment classes (@YY)

Wed, Feb. 9 & 16 |  4pm-5:30pm (In-Person & Zoom)

 

  • Lecture with Nevine Michaan Founder Katonah Yoga  

Sat, Feb. 19th, 10:30-12:30 EST - (Zoom) 

 

  • Two hour pre-recorded Magic Square workshop

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