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Workshops, Events + Experiences

KATONAH® EXTENDED PRACTICE + IMMERSIONS

Katonah Weekend
with Abbie Galvin

BLOOMFIELD STUDIO
April 22 – 23, 2023
SESSION ONE

Extended Practice: Katonah® Foundations: Asana + Pranayama

Extended Practice: Katonah® Foundations: Asana + Pranayama
Sat, April, 22, 9:45am – 12:15pm

The Katonah® practice is designed to awaken pieces of ourselves from the slumber of unconscious habits in order to access our sentient self. The use of technique, rather than our personal impulses, affords better function. Thus, it is technique that propositions us to change.
We use measure rather than feelings to create a stable structure and as we do, we discover that our body was designed to fit itself.
In this masterclass we will move through the fundamentals of the Katonah® Yoga asana practice and experience the power of pranayama to open up territory in our bodies for our spirit to move through it.
Price: $50
SESSION TWO

Katonah® Body Reading Immersion

Katonah® Body Reading Immersion
Sat, April 22, 1 – 6pm

Reading a body, assessing a pose, interpreting where one is heading, is the art of seeing. Poses show propensities of behavior and how personal habits are articulated in the practice. When we look at a yoga pose, we reference the ideal form of it so that we have a template, a map, a criteria to look for.
In this intensive we will set up the body on a grid to be deciphered as a map, read the feet as a fractal of the whole narrative, learn how to unearth chronic and acute physical issues and explore what to do with the information we discover in our body readings.
Price: $175
SESSION THREE

Extended Practice: Katonah® Restorative

Extended Practice: Katonah® Restorative
Sun, April 23, 9:45am – 12:15pm

Restoration is the work of returning something to its former state and relaxation is the state of freedom from tension or anxiety. Our goal is reformation: the act of improving or making changes for the better.

The technique of restorative yoga is to embody formal forms (asanas) whose geometry over time allows for a therapeutic experience. The Katonah® approach to restorative yoga is meant to reshape a stressed out, uninformed or broken body, which helps to set up the conditions to redirect a life.

This masterclass is for both teachers looking to assimilate restorative theory into their teaching, as well as students interested in immersing themselves in a restorative experience to more deeply profit from it.

Price: $50

SESSION FOUR

Katonah® Adjustments Immersion

Katonah® Adjustments Immersion
Sun, April 23, 1 – 6pm

Developing your own vision is the key to learning how to adjust well. The goal of an adjustment is to change someone’s frame of reference. For the most part, since personal style summons one’s unconscious habits, adjusting another practitioner’s pose offers a reorientation in order to open up a portal of experience impossible on one’s own.
In this intensive we will work pragmatically as well as theoretically, moving through asanas in order to discover how best to approach an adjustment, move a body and address injuries, enhancing our ability to see more dimensionally in order to enrich another person’s vision.
Price: $175
Interested in attending all 4 sessions? Save $50. Register HERE.
DETROIT WORKSHOP

Aquarius Full Moon Circle: Multidimensional Being

Fri, Feb 3, 7:30-10pm

Join Soojin and Adina under the Aquarius Full Moon in celebration of existence + community! This evening is about embracing the healing power of community and celebrating our individual creativity and gifts within the collective.

Through shared movement, sound, and art, we are able to tap into the magical portal of authenticity, liberation and deeply healing human connection. We will welcome in all pieces and parts of ourselves (even the parts that have been rejected in the past) to welcome more wholeness and freedom in every facet of our lives.

We welcome ALL of you to come play! Bring an open mind + an open heart.

Please bring: a yoga mat, a drum or an instrument (if you have one), and anything that inspires your creativity.

All levels + bodies welcome!

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit

Price: $50

DETROIT WORKSHOP

Identity & Our Practice

Sun, Feb 5, 5:30-7pm

In this workshop, we’ll begin to explore our social identities (gender, race, social class, etc.) and how they inform and impact our practice. In addition to asana, meditation and breathwork, we’ll also explore our identity through writing.

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit

Price: $45

About Stephanie Hicks
Stephanie Hicks (PhD, RYT-200) came to the practice of yoga in 2011, after many starts and stops on the yoga mat. She hoped the practice would help her create some stability in a time of great precarity in her life. What she found was even greater: a community, a renewed sense of purpose, and the ability to look at herself and others with more grace and compassion, and less judgment and fear.

From 2011-2016, she practiced and worked at Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago. Under the guidance of strong, loving and knowledgeable teachers, she has practiced Restorative, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga yoga, among other styles. In 2016, she founded Yoga for Black Lives to support resistance to state-sanctioned violence against Black life by giving people the opportunity to take part in a life-affirming and life-sustaining practice. Her writing and thoughts
about yoga, social identities and systems of oppression has appeared in Practicing Yoga as Resistance: Voices of Color in Search of Freedom and Yoga Journal.

Stephanie has practiced and taught in various studios around the US, as well as Central America. When she’s not on the mat, Stephanie can be found teaching in the University of Michigan’s Program on Intergroup Relations, where she’s a faculty member.

ROYAL OAK EXPERIENCE

Valentine's Day
Yin + Live Cello

Tue, Feb 14, 8:15-9:45pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Nick Zamborowski as he partners with Jasmine James, a MI based cellist, to create an immersive Yin Yoga experience.

Students will connect to their breath, feel the orchestral music, and experience Yin with new energy in this magically paced class with a restorative and rejuvenating vibe.

Need an idea for a romantic Valentine’s Day date night, or want to indulge in some self-care on V-Day? Either way, you deserve it!

All bodies and levels welcome!

Location: Royal Oak Studio

Price: $40

BLOOMFIELD WORKSHOP

Hatha Yoga + Shamanic Journey

Sat, Feb 18, 2-4pm

The postures of Hatha Yoga have the potential to alter consciousness. When optimally aligned in asana, the body’s energy channels are opened and the mind, perceiving the resultant flow, is affected such that we experience various distinct states of being. Tree helps us feel rooted, and child’s pose asks us to turn inward. The practice of Hatha Yoga calls into existence an aware embodiment of specific qualities or states of being.

Shamanism is a practice of altering consciousness and connecting to spirit. It derives from nomadic cultures throughout history and around the world. Although there are many ways shamans create an altered awareness, one of the most common uses the staccato beat of a ceremonial drum to open a portal through which to journey.

This 2-hour workshop begins with “calling in the directions” to open ourselves to the spirit realm. It proceeds through a 45-minute asana practice, moves into a shamanic journey, and ends with a sharing circle.

Bring a yoga mat, an inquisitive heart, and a friend if you’d like. Prepare to connect to Spirit in new ways and to have fun.

Location: Bloomfield Studio

Price: $30

About Nancy McCaochan
Nancy has been facilitating personal and spiritual growth through classes, retreats, outdoor programs, seminars, and workshops for over 30 years. She has more than 1000 hours of yoga study and is trained in basic journey techniques and soul retrieval through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

DETROIT STUDIO + ONLINE

Building a Community of Practice

Sat + Sun, Feb 18-19
12:30-5:30pm each day

In this module, we’ll use our base knowledge of social identities to explore how we can build strong communities around our practice, ones that are rooted in deep values and connectivity.

A look at the curriculum for this 2-day immersion:

  • Social Identities – Understanding how we identify -and how we’re identified- in our communities and in our yoga practice
  • Systems of Oppression & Liberation – The “-isms,” what they mean for our practice and how we dismantle them
  • Socialization – How we shape – and how we’re shaped by- the world(s) around us
  • Values – What’s important to us, and how that informs our practice
  • Lineage – Who has made a way for us by living their values, and for whom are we making a way?
  • Accountability – What does it mean to be accountable in our practice, and with whom are we in accountable relationships?

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit and Online

Price: $200 for both days or $100 for Day 1 only.

About Stephanie Hicks
Stephanie Hicks (PhD, RYT-200) came to the practice of yoga in 2011, after many starts and stops on the yoga mat. She hoped the practice would help her create some stability in a time of great precarity in her life. What she found was even greater: a community, a renewed sense of purpose, and the ability to look at herself and others with more grace and compassion, and less judgment and fear.

From 2011-2016, she practiced and worked at Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago. Under the guidance of strong, loving and knowledgeable teachers, she has practiced Restorative, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga yoga, among other styles. In 2016, she founded Yoga for Black Lives to support resistance to state-sanctioned violence against Black life by giving people the opportunity to take part in a life-affirming and life-sustaining practice. Her writing and thoughts
about yoga, social identities and systems of oppression has appeared in Practicing Yoga as Resistance: Voices of Color in Search of Freedom and Yoga Journal.

Stephanie has practiced and taught in various studios around the US, as well as Central America. When she’s not on the mat, Stephanie can be found teaching in the University of Michigan’s Program on Intergroup Relations, where she’s a faculty member.

DETROIT STUDIO

Listening for Change through Asana

Sun, Feb 26, 3-4:30pm

Join Brandon Stuart and Lydia Munn for an intentional afternoon of exploring intrapersonal intimacy (self-awareness) through asana practice as a grounded channel for building generous, respectful, inclusive, and hospitable communities.

In this workshop, Brandon and Lydia will lead students through 3 distinct experiences filled with breathwork, movement, personal reflection, and interactive “storysharing.” By its end, students will be able to more easily recognize and tap into the value their individual storied existence brings when woven into the collective experience. Please bring a yoga mat, a notebook, and a trinket of sentimental value. All bodies, hearts, and minds welcome!

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit

Price: $30

ONLINE WORKSHOP

Self-Study + Restorative Practice for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma with Dr. Gail Parker

Tue, May 9, 5:30-8:30pm

In a racialized world we are all, regardless of race or ethnicity, whether directly or indirectly, affected by race and racism. Because the cultural norm in the United States has been to remain silent regarding its impact, we are embedded in a culture of unexamined untreated, unhealed ethnic and racial stress and trauma. Addressing these emotional wounds requires that each one of us take an honest look at the wounding we have endured and the wounding we have inflicted on others. In order for lasting change to occur, self-reflection and self-study, svadhyaya are required.

In this webinar tools will be offered, through a yogic lens, that can help you compassionately explore, address and transcend your own stress and trauma regarding race and ethnicity, allowing you to engage in emotionally restorative relationships with others.

5:30p-8:00p Lecture & 8:00p-8:30p Q&A

Teacher: Dr. Gail Parker, Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Location: Online

Cost: $75

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