In this day-long module, we will take a deep dive into functional strength training and how it can benefit us in daily life, other sports activities, and in yoga. With an emphasis on bodyweight resistance/calisthenics, the techniques used here will help to build strength and mobility in equal amounts, which leads to incredible carryover to all other fields of movement. While most methods of weight training work to build power within a limited range of motion, we will work to build strength across the widest range of motion possible. This is a great way to bulletproof the body, reducing the risk of injury and increasing overall physical ability.
During the course of the day, we’ll move fluidly through a concentrated set of exercises and then take the time to dissect each of them one by one. We will discuss how to safely and effectively incorporate these movement patterns into a yoga practice, and explore how to scale the level of difficulty for students of different levels and abilities.
Katonah Yoga: Asana as Origami
This workshop will introduce you to the core principals, practices, and philosophy of Katonah Yoga. From esoteric concepts of Taoism to practical methods of constructing asana as origami, the training will offer tools to refine and reform your yoga practice.
KATONAH YOGA® was founded by Nevine Michaan, and is a Hatha yoga practice refined over forty years, blended with Taoist theory, geometry, pranayama, and meditation. For more information, please visit