Winter is dark, destitute, deep and almost unforgiving. Winter is hard, but when one harmonizes with winter there is a deep inner stillness and unwavering contentment that simmers through this cold. In winter all animals go under and this descent below the surface of things is to enter the realm of the unseen. It is […]
Kat has been teaching Katonah Yoga both locally and worldwide through public classes, workshops, retreats and trainings. Her greatest mentors are Nevine Michaan and her mystical dog Hamlet. She has been using these tools and techniques to live a joyous and magical life. Spending hours each day immersed in practice has shown her the impeccable design of human form and the geometry of confined space. There is a pattern that hides behind these momentary snapshots we see and understanding this pattern moves us into greater alignment and harmony.
Autumn begins its descent down the back of the body as the leaves of autumn reflect the potentials of spring. After everything shoots up, heavy on the vine and full of summer’s ripened bounty, the seasons flip, and all things being their descent earthward. This is a preparation dialogue and autumn is a time of […]
Late summer is the lingering heat, the flip, and the cusp of rotation in polarity made spherical. Before the cold winds of autumn and the lush expansion of summer, we have a silent pause before the wheel turns. Late summer is the warmth and the lethargy that the heat of summer has induced. It is […]
Summer is expansive, the ripened pause suspended above the crown of the head. It is when the fruits are heavy on the vine and it is designed for experience – for being outside of yourself. All animals go out in the summer, communicating and contacting the external environment. We are a product of nature. Understanding […]
Spring initiates a rising up the front of the body as the sprout ascends to the heavens. The season of spring is the inception of perception. As the seed bursts into its potential, piercing through the dark cold earth, we too leave the comfort of our caves in search of new experiences. By going out, […]
An intelligent yoga practice encompasses both internal and external alignment. Internally, the practice is used to measure yourself using the fits of your body to participate in the health of your organs and glands. Each posture is used to give measurable results. This is about cleaning and reorganizing your internal world so that it becomes […]
Nature has been refining our human form for hundreds of thousands of years, which has led to this exact moment in time. With greater connectivity and availability we have access to see the proportion of our form, to perceive the bigger picture. We are a metaphor of Nature’s processes and inside of us lies the […]