Bala Yoga is excited to bring the practice of Katonah Yoga to the Pacific Northwest!
KATONAH YOGA® was founded by Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga Center over 40 years ago. Influenced by the study of Hatha yoga, Chinese theory, and sacred geometry, she created, developed, and continues to refine this unique practice. Both esoteric and pragmatic, the Katonah theory and its practice promotes self-awareness through techniques that foster well-being + facilitate personal transformation.
Saturday 1-3pm – Katonah Yoga Foundations
Katonah Yoga is a syncretic approach to yogic and well-being practices yoked within the premise that life is a mystical experience navigated with technique. In this introductory workshop you will learn the framework of the Magic Square, an ancient Chinese grid of numbers traditionally known as the Lo Shu used as an internal compass and organizational tool to place you in the center of your circumstances; from your skin and bones, to the cosmos, using and embodying the imagination, our threading Narrative or “Golden Thread” for insight and joy.
Sunday 1-3pm – Weaving the Narrative Through Asana: Form to Fluency Using Katonah Yoga
Join Katonah Yoga’s Eva Giorgi for a Katonah Yoga class experience. Weaving the Narrative through the Asana will move from FORM to FLUENCY. Fit and Function within form is the foundation of a Katonah Yoga asana practice. Learn to setup corporal geometries, to fit oneself and to make “fits” within postures that refine organ function and provide conditions for insight. Mastery of metaphor will guide you through pranayama techniques to whip it up, transform your internal weather through glandular work and move into the realm of fluency using the five Golden Thread Meditations. These meditations are designed to wrap it up, leaving you well-held, well-packaged, woven, embodied.
Workshops open to all levels.
About the Instructor
Eva Giorgi is a Katonah Yoga teacher having started her yogic practices with her mentor Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga, in 2005. 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.