YogaMand’s Schedule ::: Dec 5 to Dec 11

„The strength idea has effort in it; this is not what I’m looking for. Strength that has effort in it is not what you need; you need the strength that is the result of ease.” ~ Ida P. Rolf

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Come find some ease on

Wednesday, Dec 7, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart
Thursday, Dec 8, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, VinyasaYoga, Sindelfingen

::: next class Monday, Dec 12, 800 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart :::

🎶  Easy like Sunday MooohoooOOrning🎶

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YogaMand’s Schedule ::: Nov 28 to Dec 4

„It’s sort of magic, but it’s not magic like it’s a trick. You turn an ordinary square or whatever you’ve got into something really cool and clever. It’s a type of alchemy, in which you make gold out of garbage.“ ~ Paul Jackson

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Time to show off your alchemy on

Wednesday, Nov 30, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart
Saturday, Dec 3, 1330 ~ Workshop „Home Practice“, VinyasaYoga, Sindelfingen

::: next class Monday, Dec 5, 800 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart :::

AbraCaDaBra 🔮

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YogaMand’s Schedule ::: Nov 21 to Nov 27

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut

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Find the magic in unfolding your wings on

Wednesday, Nov 23, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart
Thursday, Nov 24, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, VinyasaYoga, Sindelfingen

::: next class Monday, Nov 28, 800 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart :::

Fly with a direction .. always😉

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YogaMand’s Schedule ::: Nov 14 to Nov 20

The most damaging phrase in the language is: “It’s always been done that way.” ~ Grace Hopper

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Let’s do things differently on

Wednesday, Nov 14, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart
Thursday, Nov 15, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, VinyasaYoga, Sindelfingen

… at least for once😉

::: next class Monday, Nov 21, 800 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart :::

::: next workshop “Home Practice”, Dec 3, VinyasaYoga, Sindelfingen :::

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Reflections of A Master Teacher: Nevine Michaan

A fantastic interview with the founder of Katonah Yoga and my beloved teacher Nevine Michaan on YogaCity, NYC

NevineReflections of A Master Teacher: Nevine Michaan
September 7, 2016

This week we get to know Egyptian-born Nevine Michaan whose combination of yoga, Taoism and unconventional yet wise insights have made her a widely respected and popular teacher.

Born in 1954, Michaan moved to America at the age of three. She began studying meditation and yoga after college, training under the auspices of renowned yoga guru Alan Bateman. Michaan began taking on her own students after relocating to the New York City suburbs in 1980s; founded Katonah Yoga Center in 1991, and a studio in NYC in 2011.
Taoism has been a primary study, she says. “It has deepened my sense of the inner directional intelligence of the body.”

Devoted student and yoga teacher Philip Askew said, “Nevine is a philosopher poet; a seer, a sage, a savant. Mystical & magical, her teachings are laden with meaning and metaphor, both esoteric & practical. Her extraordinary gift for piercing insight is matched by her uncanny ability to convey and communicate her keen acumen. Her generosity of spirit and big-picture perspective are always refreshing and inspiring. She is a channel for cosmic consciousness, a true fountainhead. I feel blessed to know her.”

Kathleen Kraft: What does your yoga practice look like every day?

Nevine Michaan: I have three practices I generally play with: a sitting pranayama practice—the techniques are similar to Kundalini, Taoist breath, and energy rotations or “circular tracks” (for example, fire rising up the back, water down the front); a vinyasa sequence including sun salutations and fluency practices for bones, which are actually very malleable. That’s the practice I usually do with others in the late afternoon or around sunset, sometimes with music.

My third practice is my longevity practice. I work with five asanas, and each one is done for “time.” A breath count of 100, using the asanas to build time within the frame of each breath: rounded plough, forward bend, inverted rabbit, sleeping Buddha, virasana fish variations, ten flipped wheels, a twist… I tend to spend two to three hours in practice daily, but that is my privilege, the luxury of now having time.

I think of the body as the abode for information, conformation, reformation. Through practice, repetition, and revolution, there is the potential for revelation. I find practice revelatory.

KK: What are the most important qualities of the student/teacher relationship?

NM: Trust. That is the goal for me. I don’t teach an emotional practice; I teach a technical practice, so I need to be trustworthy. The teacher needs to show you something you cannot see. Trust is essential.

KK: What sutra is guiding you?

NM: The sutra atman or the threading self… the golden thread of personal consciousness or being. I like the myth of Ariadne’s thread—the string ball given to Perseus as he entered the maze of the Minotaur. After slaying the Minotaur, by virtue of the trail of thread he unraveled on his way in, Perseus was able to turn around and retrace his way out.

KK: So yoga is the string or the suture?

NM: Yoga is the technique to weave the string properly. It’s how you stop time from doing you in.

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For more information please visit

Katonah Yoga Center, Bedford Hills, New York, USA (click here)
Katonah Yoga, New York City, New York, USA (click here)
Katonah Bowery, New York City, New York, USA (click here)

YogaMand’s Schedule ::: Oct 7 to Oct 13

„The present’s perfect, young grasshopper, because we’re breathing, moving, laughing, crying, and are surprised when we finally meet someone we connect with. Stop living in the past and wasting your present.“ ~ Alison G. Bailey

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart
Thursday, Nov 10, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, VinyasaYoga, Sindelfingen

👉 Saturday, Nov 13, 1400 ~ Workshop „Longevity Practice“, PureYoga, Ludwigsburg

::: next class Monday, Nov 14, 800 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart :::

Enjoy the every moment❤

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YogaMand’s Schedule ::: Oct 31 to Nov 6

“A witch who is bored might do ANYTHING.“ ~ Terry Pratchett

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Start making your own amusement next week on

Wednesday, Nov 2, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart
Thursday, Nov 3, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, VinyasaYoga, Sindelfingen

::: next class Monday, Nov 7, 800 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart :::

„… because witches sometimes had famously erratic ideas about what was amusing.” 😈

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YogaMand’s Schedule ::: Oct 24 to Oct 30

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.” ~ Helena Bonham Carter

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Let’s come together and create some art

Wednesday, Oct 26, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart
Thursday, Oct 27, 1630 ~ Katonah Yoga, VinyasaYoga, Sindelfingen
Saturday, Oct 29, 1700 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart (Sub-In)

::: next class Monday, Oct 31, 800 ~ Katonah Yoga, Jivana, Stuttgart :::

Let’s discover the artist in you❤

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