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Katonah Yoga Teacher Training

26 - 29 September 2024

Join Lisa Fraipont, the only Belgian Katonah Yoga teacher, for a 30-hour immersion into Katonah Yoga at The House of Yoga.

This training will include Katonah Yoga theory, active and restorative Katonah Yoga practices, pranayama and meditation. 

This training is directed to yoga teachers wishing to add Katonah Yoga tools to their teaching repertoire as well yoga students wishing to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of this practice. 

The training will be facilitated in English (with French assistance if necessary) and will count towards a 200-hour Katonah Yoga certification.

WHAT IS KATONAH YOGA?

Katonah Yoga® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being.

Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga practices.

Katonah Yoga is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue: all polarities are mediated by trinity; the universe has pattern, pattern implies intelligence; by virtue of repetition there is potential for insight. Revelations are revolutionary.

TRAINING CURRICULUM

In this training we will explore the main themes of Katonah Yoga: 

  • The body as a house
  • The body as an instrument
  • The body as origami. 

We will play with forms: how poses and asana can be measured up with our own geometry to be more functional and how a pose can become formal and formidable. 

Additional elements included in this training will be:

  • Group adjustments and self assists with props 
  • Katonah Yoga breathwork 
  • How to sequence a Katonah Yoga practice
  • Katonah Yoga restorative sequences 

WHEN

The training will take place over four consecutive days between 26 – 29 September 2024 with the following training schedule:

  • Thursday 26 Sept: 8:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:30
  • Friday 27 Sept: 8:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday 28 Sept: 8:00 – 10:00 / 13:30 – 19:30
  • Sunday 29 Sept: 8:00 – 12:00 / 13:00 – 16:30

WHERE

The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14, 1050 Brussels

 INVESTMENT AND REGISTRATIONS

  • Early Bird price: €490 (for all payments received in full by 15 July 2024)
  • Full price: €590

To secure your spot, a non-refundable €150 deposit will be requested and deducted from the final amount.

Payment plans available upon request. 

All payments must be completed by 13 September 2024.

Cancellation policy: Up to 30 days ahead of the start of the training (i.e. 26 August), 50% of the tuition (minus the non-refundable deposit) will be refunded.

To register, please email us at hi@thehouseofyoga.eu

200-hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Module I: 13 Sep - 27 Oct 2024 Module II: 11 Jan - 2 Mar 2025

Join lead trainer Bruce Chung and guest trainer Rebecca Hajek for The House of Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and become a certified yoga teacher accredited by the Yoga Alliance.

Our teacher training offers a unique interdisciplinary program ranging from yoga history and philosophy to anatomy, from yoga asana to teaching methodology, from pranayama to meditation. The program further encompasses a diverse array of movement disciplines, thereby building a strong foundation for teaching yoga in an intentional and creative manner. 

Moreover, this training will also benefit from the knowledge and expertise of several guest facilitators, who will join the faculty for specific lectures, such as breathwork, hands-on adjustments and the business of yoga, to name a few.

This training welcomes any student who feels called to teach yoga, as well as anyone seeking to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of this practice and ultimately, themselves. The training will be facilitated in English.

200-HOUR CURRICULUM

Yoga Training, Techniques and Practice

  •  Asana
  •  Pranayama
  •  Meditation

Anatomy and Physiology

  •  Skeletal and muscular system
  •  Nervous system
  •  Joint movements
  •  Respiratory system
  •  Anatomy applied to yoga asana
  •  Biomechanics
  •  Energetic alignment

Yoga Philosophy and Ethics

  •  History of yoga
  •  Yoga philosophy 
  •  Yoga ethics and how it relates to practice and teaching

  Teaching Methodology

  • Sequencing, pacing, cueing
  • Class management
  • Teaching practice
  • How to work with injuries and special needs
  • Teaching beginners
  • Hands-on assists

The Business of Yoga

  • Ethical commitment
  • General professionalism
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Insurance, invoicing

TRAINING STRUCTURE

The training consists of 10 weekends between September 2024 and March 2025, separated into two modules. The first module is  four weekends over September and October 2024. The second module is  six weekends between January and March 2025.

Some training weekends will include Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday.

There is a self-study component of  approximately 20 hours during November and December. More details on this will be provided to you during the first module.

You are required to attend all training sessions to ensure you pass the requirements to receive your final certificate. Absences will be considered on an exceptional and individual basis.

When?

  • Friday, 8:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday, 8:00 – 10:00 / 13:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday, 8:00 – 12:00 / 13:30 – 16:30

MODULE 1:

  • Weekend 1: 13-15 September
  • Weekend 2: 20-22 September
  • Weekend 3: 19-20 October
  • Weekend 4: 26-27 October

MODULE 2:

  • Weekend 1: 11-12 January
  • Weekend 2: 18-19 January
  • Weekend 3: 25-26 January
  • Weekend 4: 7-9 February
  • Weekend 5: 15-16 February
  • Weekend 6: 28 February-2 March

Where?

The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14, 1050 Ixelles.

INVESTMENT AND REGISTRATIONS

  • Early Bird price: €3300 (for all payments received in full by 30 June)
  • Full price: €3500

To secure your spot, a non-refundable €500 deposit will be requested and deducted from the final amount.

Payment plans available upon request. All payments must be completed by 1 September 2023.

Cancellation policy: Up to 30 days ahead of the start of the training (i.e. 13 August), 50% of the tuition (minus the non-refundable deposit) will be refunded.

To register, please email us at hi@thehouseofyoga.eu

INFO SESSION AT THE HOUSE OF YOGA

Saturday, 25 May from 13:00 – 14:00

Book your spot for free!

ABOUT THE TRAINERS

Bruce

For over 16 years  and across four continents, Bruce has dedicated himself to inspiring yogis around the world. From Toronto to Singapore, Hong Kong to Dublin, and Bangkok to Cape Town, his personal practice is as varied as the places he has lived, and he has cultivated a teaching style that reflects his global perspective. Bruce’s thirst for knowledge has led him to acquiring thousands of hours of training from world-renowned teachers like Briohny Smyth, Dice Iida-Klein, Tiffany Cruickshank, and Jason Crandell, to name but a few.

His greatest teachers, however, are the students he’s had the privilege of guiding, which provides ongoing texture and dimension to his continually evolving practice. Bruce believes that the path of yoga is a life-long expedition to self-reflection and realization.

Rebecca

Rebecca is a New Yorker recently transplanted to Lisbon, Portugal who has been studying yoga and meditation for over 25 years.  She was a former opera singer who got her Masters in Music at SUNY Purchase and accredits the discipline and understanding of subtlety in her practice to her years of strict training. She followed her love of yoga out of the opera world and into her 200hr training over 14 years ago in NYC and discovered her life’s purpose. Eager to soak up the vast wealth of yogic wisdom in NYC Rebecca explored Ashtanga, Iyengar, Forrest, Hatha, Kundalini, Katonah, Dharma and Bhakti yoga which allowed her to deepen her practice and refine her distinctive style of teaching. 

Her 500hr Advanced Teacher Training (ERYT) was completed with her long time mentor Yogi Charu of Saraswati lineage in Hatha yoga and Tantric meditation in 2015. She has since delved more deeply into bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion and studying yoga philosophy through the Vedic texts and mantra with her teachers Raghunath Cappo and Kausthuba Das. Dedicated to the yogic path Rebecca will always consider herself a student first, and a teacher second. In addition to teaching online and in person with group classes, privates and Kirtans Rebecca leads workshops, teacher trainings and yoga retreats around the globe.

200-hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Module I: 22 Sept - 15 Oct 2023 Module II: 26 Jan - 3 Mar 2024.

Dive deep within yourself. Listen. Who are you and what do you have to say? Find your voice. Embrace and express your authentic self and profoundly transform your life through the committed practice of yoga.

Join Ananda and Bruce for The House of Yoga’s inaugural Yoga Alliance registered 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, where the depth and versatility of their cumulative 30-plus years’ experience as yoga practitioners and teachers combine to offer a unique interdisciplinary program.

Ever-the-students, Ananda and Bruce’s practices also move beyond yoga to encompass a diverse array of movement disciplines. This program thereby offers the opportunity to build a strong foundation for teaching yoga in a creative and integrative way. Ananda and Bruce will guide trainees through the process of finding their voice as teachers, inspiring them to confidently share their voice with the world.

This training welcomes any student who feels called to teach yoga, as well as anyone seeking to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of this practice and ultimately, themselves.

200-hour Curriculum and Training Structure

Yoga Training, Techniques and Practice

  • Asana
  •  Pranayama
  •  Meditation

Anatomy and Physiology

  •  Skeletal and muscular system
  •  Nervous system
  •  Joint movements
  •  Respiratory system
  •  Anatomy applied to yoga asana
  •  Biomechanics
  •  Energetic alignment

Yoga Philosophy and Ethics

  •  History of yoga
  •  Yoga philosophy
  •  Yoga ethics and how it relates to practice and teaching

Teaching Methodology

  •  Sequencing, pacing, cueing
  •  Class management
  •  Practicing teaching
  •  How to work with injuries and special needs
  •  Teaching beginners
  •  Hands-on assists

The Business of Yoga

  • Ethical commitment
  • General professionalism
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Insurance, invoicing

This Yoga Alliance registered training consists of two modules of 10 weekends between September 2023 and March 2024. The first module will include 4 weekends from 22 September to 15 October 2023. The second module will include 6 weekends between 26 January and 3 March 2024. Four out of the total ten weekends will include Fridays as well as Saturdays and Sundays.

Between the months of October and January, you should plan 22 hours of self-study with regular homework and assignments, as well as a regular yoga practice.

When?

MODULE 1:

Friday 8:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:00

  • 22 and 29 September 2023

Saturday 8:00 – 10:00 / 13:30 – 19:30

  • 23 and 30 September 2023
  • 7 and 14 October 2023

Sunday 8:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:00

  • 24 September 2023
  • 1, 8 and 15 October 2023

MODULE 2:

Friday 8:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:00

  • 26 January 2024
  • 1 March 2024

Saturday 8:00 – 10:00 / 13:30 – 19:30

  • 27 January 2024
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 February 2024
  • 2 March 2024

Sunday 8:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:00

  • 28 January 2024
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 February 2024
  • 3 March 2024: Final exams and graduation ceremony

Where?

The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14, 1050 Ixelles.

Tuition and Registrations:

  • Early Bird price: €3200 (for all payments done in full by 30 June)
  • Full price: €3350

To secure your spot, a non refundable €500 deposit will be requested and deducted from the final amount.

Payment plans available upon request. All payments must be completed by 1 September 2023.

Cancellation policy: Up to 30 days ahead of the start of the training (i.e. 22 August), 50% of the tuition (minus the non-refundable deposit) will be refunded.

*To register, please email us at hi@thehouseofyoga.eu*

What is Included:

  • 200-hour training
  • Training manual
  • Final Yoga Alliance approved certificate
  • During the 4 and 6-week modules of the teacher training, we offer trainees the opportunity to attend our regular classes for free, should a spot be available.

Info session with Ananda & Bruce:

  • Saturday, 3 June from 13:00 – 14:00

Book your spot for free!

About The Trainers

Ananda and Bruce’s global teaching experience collectively amounts to a cumulative 30+ years. They have been sharing the impactful practices with the Brussels yoga community since 2017 and 2016 respectively.

Check out their full bios on our “Team” page!

Hands-On Assisting Training

19 - 21 April 2024

Following up on her Hands-On Assisting workshop of last Spring, join Lisa for this first 20-hour Hands-On Assisting Teacher Training at The House of Yoga.

In groups of 2 or sometimes more, you will rediscover familiar yoga poses as well as poses coming from Katonah Yoga with the help of props and the leverage of another human body.

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Yoga is often a solitary practice. However, by practicing posture adjustments we learn to rely on others and to trust, while communicating with them. Through these adjustments we establish a dialogue through contact, we feel and understand in our feet, in our hands what may be happening with the other.

Adjustments are meant to take you to places you would not go to by yourself, there is no goal of making the pose better, “correct” or to go deeper in the pose. Think of it more like a conversation as opposed to a monologue: a way for you to be in a pose without using so much strength, to make it more rich and fluid, to use your eyes, your hands, props and language to make the experience fuller. 

In this training, you will be introduced to fundamental concepts with regard to physical touch in a yoga space and will be provided with the opportunity to practice different adjustments on different bodies. This is a key component because all bodies are unique, feel different and will respond in their own way.

By the end of these 20 hours you will walk away with:

  1. A sense of how to adapt different adjustments to different bodies
  2. A more confident touch
  3. A clear idea of how to communicate with your words and hands

This training is primarily intended for yoga teachers or aspiring yoga teachers, but can absolutely support anyone working in the area of bodywork or just practitioners who are curious to further develop their yoga practice.

This training will consist of 20 hours over the course of a full weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 19 – 21 April 2021.

Schedule:

Friday, 19 April

  • 8:30 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 14:00 lunch break
  • 14:00 – 17:00

Saturday, 20 April

  • 13:30 – 20:00

Sunday, 21 April

  • 8:30 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 13:00 lunch break
  • 13:00 – 16:30

WHEN: 19, 20, 21 April 2024
WHERE: The House of Yoga
PRICING:

  • Early bird price: €360 (for all payments received in full by 9 February 2024)
  • Full price: €430 

To secure your spot, a non-refundable 150 EUR deposit will be requested and deducted from the final amount.

All payments must be completed by 5 April 2024.

Cancellation policy: Refunds will be possible up to 30 days ahead of the start of the training (minus the non-refundable deposit).

*For questions and registrations, please email us at hi@thehouseofyoga.eu*