Workshops & Retreats

What you seek is seeking you - Rumi

Retreats are the opportunity to stop, listen, slow down and re-unite to yourself and the life around you; to reflect on our life choices . Turn off electronics, distractions, and attachments, to offer yourself the gift of contemplation. Our very busy lives consumes us; we move fast, survive, get through each day, to do it all over again.  Let yourself recalibrate and have the space to know what is important and what is not; to have the clarity of mind to recognize your choices.  Come participate with like minded individuals, as we build community and share the importance of coming home to our authentic selves by nurturing your inner home with the practices of yoga through body, mind and heart, pranayama and meditation.

Workshops are excellent opportunities to refine your knowledge.  Through one time offerings and series, you get to enhance your understanding of the material and further explore the details and subtilties of a practice.



Fridays, Feb, 7, 21, 28 March 6  |  4 - 5:15 pm 

No matter where we are in life, it is essential to cultivate habits and skills that allow us in live as our best selves.  This 4 week series is dedicated to introducing tools and techniques that provide support & guidance, structure and strength, competence & imagination, leaving you empowered and joyful.  


We will practice through Katonah yoga's lens, where one of the principle metaphors is "our body is our house": how we live in it, mess it up and clean it is reflected in our every day life.  We will orient and organize ourselves by setting up conditions through measure, maps, recipes, and geometry to get a clearer view of our habits and patterns.


Please join me in a safe supportive environment that builds fluency, stability and wholesomeness.

Located at Spoke the Hub:  748 Union St. between 5/6th ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn 

Cost: 4 week series - $140


 A Katonah Yoga workshop

at Bend and Bloom

Friday, Jan 31 | 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: $50


Chi in Chinese philosophy is your life force, your energy flow, and breath. Our yoga practices can be exuberant when our life force flows effortlessly.

Sometimes we don’t realize that we are working too hard, at yoga, at home or in the office. And when we work too hard, we often over extend ourselves and become resentful or exhausted. Yoga postures give us an opportunity to work intensely while experiencing and observing our thoughts and feelings in action, and in stillness. It’s not about how far one gets into a pose or how perfect the pose is.

Through transforming our yoga practice, we raise our chi and become more in touch with our emotional and physical experiences. Practicing intelligently and joyfully will support a life of longevity and grace.

In this workshop, you will learn how:

  • to use your imagination to experience your body differently—using metaphoric recipes, maps and geometry.

  • Breath techniques to facilitate dimension and capaciousness

  • Props such as blocks, straps, and blankets are used for renovation to make structure formal in order to release personal effort and unconscious habits, so that you’re able to access your chi effortlessly

  • to achieve more effortless balance during and after the practice

  • Hands on adjustments take you out of your personal habits.  When you are adjusted. you release unneeded effort.  Adjustments provide feedback and can shift your perspective and even invite an organ or gland to reboot and free itself so that you can move more freely.


*Workshops must be paid in full at time of reservation and are non-refundable. Bend & Bloom credit is available for cancellations with at least 24 hours’ notice.

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