A 30 Hour Teacher Training Intensive
KATONAH YOGA® accredited education
No matter who you are, you fit yourself well. Your knees can fit your armpits, your feet behind your head, your heels into your palms. Of course in time, all things that are organic deform, and we feel less fitting than we might like. Yoga practice gives you an opportunity to measure up, re-organize your forms and find the awe that you were designed to fit into yourself and the world with effortless effort. In the first part of our workshop, we will fold and unfold our own forms, using the metaphor of asana as origami to find ever more increasingly complex practices. Next, we will focus on how we can well fit each other, using props, adjustments, language, and leverage to go higher and deeper in asana practice. First you fit you without compromise. Then you can choose who you would like to fit and use it for your mutual advantage!
This training is offered to teachers and dedicated practitioners, and offers an embodied approach to learning Katonah Yoga. Katonah Yoga articulates a philosophy of the body that is both formal and informative. Alignment focused, theory forward, this training will give students new insights into yoga to become well adjusted and well informed. Perfect for those seeking certification in Katonah, Dages will craft the syllabus based on the specific needs of the group. Upon registration, please email her your questions directly.
This program include 30 hours bankable towards *KATONAH YOGA® certification and a manual. *To become a certified KATONAH YOGA® teacher, one must complete 200 hours of Katonah Yoga education with certified Katonah Yoga instructors, after completing a prerequisite 200 hour RYT (Yoga Alliance) training. All intensives, workshops and classes with us count toward the 200 Hour Katonah Yoga education requirement. For more information on this and to begin the process of becoming certified visit
Cocoon is a 275 acre farm and dedicated retreat center on the Atlantic Coast of Portugal, offering inspiration + community for the modern traveller. It's also pure magic, where between the oversized hammocks and the freshwater lake, you'll start to lose track of time. The kind of place where each morning is a celebration, practicing under the canopy of old growth pines, but so is each evening, with incredible farm-to-table meals and elevated dinner conversation. The Guardian recently rated Cocoon "One of the Top 20 Yoga Retreat Centers in the World" and Yogascapes voted it "Top 10 Retreat Centers in Portugal."
Cocoon is situated on the breathtaking Atlantic coast of Portugal, near the charming fishing village of Vila Nova de Milfontes, in the Alentejo region, which is known for its long stretches of untouched coastline and charming white-washed villages. From Lisbon, its roughly two hours drive south. The ocean, with bluffs, trails, and sandy coves, is a 15 minutes drive.
There are two yoga shalas at Cocoon. The pine shala is nestled under the canopy of old growth pines, with the occasional sheep or goat roaming around nearby. The pine shala is a dream for morning mediation and practice, especially as the morning fog rolls in. The indoor shala is lightfilled, with high ceilings and traditional hand-made Santa Catarina tiles, which are a joy to practice on
Expect three healthy, lovingly-prepared meals each day. Coffee and herbal teas are available throughout the day. The menu is always changing, depending on what's available. Local Portuguese Wine and local craft beer are available for purchase at a reasonable price.
The rooms are clean, bright, and simple.
There's different options for different budgets. You'll have your own bed in either a shared double or triple room, your preference. You can have a room with an en-suite bathroom, or share a bathroom between two rooms. The property is so spacious, with many places to relax, chat or study.
How To Arrive. Fly into Lisbon. Rent a car, and enjoy the two hour drive to Cocoon. If you don't feel comfortable renting a car (or just don't want to), we can pair you with someone else arriving at the same time, so that you can drive together. Renting a car in Portugal is extremely easy & affordable.
Portugal is open to tourists with a proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test but we highly that you look into travel cancellation insurance. The linked article has aggregated various sites to purchase insurance that now includes COVID coverage. Spend a bit of time doing your research and choose one that suits you best.
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Single bed in shared triple room w/ ensuite bathroom and a quiet terrace
Single bed in shared double room. Bathroom is in the hallway, shared between two rooms.
single bed in shared double room w/ ensuite bathroom.
A whole room to yourself. Bathroom is in the hallway, shared between two rooms.
a whole room to yourself with a private bathroom.