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  • EXPAND YOGA 3909 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA, 98406 United States (map)

KATONAH YOGA® WKND IMMERSION: CONSTRUCTING WHOLENESS with SENIOR INSTRUCTOR Ivy Ray. Saturday, Nov 9th & Sunday, Nov 10th: 1:30-4:30pm.

* single-day attendance available, both recommended!

REGISTRATION: REGISTERING FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS? APPLY PROMO CODE: Ivy Ray @ check out for a $15 discount good until October 25th.

If you are new to the Katonah Yoga material our time together will serve perfectly as an Introductory. This integral system is designed to be lived/woven into your current life/tradition. All hours with Ivy Ray are bankable toward your Katonah Yoga Certification. EVERYONE IS WELCOME

YOU ARE WHOLE. A micro of the macro. A holon, which is a whole, complete; entire, unto itself (personal) that is simultaneously part of a greater whole (universal.) To make the wholeness of you more workable, we subdivide, as nature has, the Yin of you, the Yang of you, intersecting into a third, to include your soul. "...until the formed learns from the unformed, there is no understanding." Lao Tzu

Over this weekend, we will learn how to work with all of ourselves. To wander this territory successfully, you need a really good map, pragmatic calculable technique, supportive theoretical material and of course your body, breath and a keen imagination, all in an aim of becoming more evenly developed, freely functional wholistic women and men.


DAY ONE: Our emphasis will be You into the communal, culture, the world. The Yang of you, the more active Solar principle. Your 2nd Nature. In the world, the ongoing insight is You in relation to things, others, systems. You are continually shown how well you intersect, articulate, cooperate, collaborate, how quickly you can shift gears, change course, navigate territory, be timely. You are called upon to manage space, time, circumstance, others and always your self. You may often get your butt kicked out there. We will work with the pragmatic fundamental positioning that supports and grows your mobility, ability, virility, safety and vision in the world.

DAY TWO: Our Emphasis will be You, the Yin of You, the more receptive subtle yet powerful Lunar Principal. The vehicle for this is Practicing in Solitude where the insight is you in relation to yourself and how you intersect with your interpersonal relationships; family, significant other, dear friends. Practicing in solitude is the birthplace of your continued emergence and the growing ground that spawns the quality and sensibility of the self you take into life. This is where you remember, reorder, reclaim, where you restore, replenish, refine. The sacred space for when things fall apart. Likewise, Its where you kick your own butt, justly study who you are, daily fill your own cup to runneth over so you don't give from your resources. Lastly, its a wealth of opportunity to simply figure stuff out, tweak your form, work on what you’ve lost, develop what you’ve never had and give yourself what you need, as its all ultimately your job. Your solo practice is yours and is developed by your design. It evolves as you, the seasons, your life and your needs change. These aspects, just as in the TAO, make up the Whole of You, First Nature, Yin, Second Nature, Yang and their intersecting channel of Your Third Nature, Your Soul. Thrice threaded makes a braid, a trinity of You as One Taste, Interrelated, Ever Emergent, Complete. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: The emphasis and training of Days 1 and 2 through:

The magic in number, pattern, measure and metaphor, the power of the skillful manipulation of You in time and space, to the Chinese intelligence/medicine of the seasons woven with the pragmatic mysticism of Tao, we will Orient and Organize ourselves via the territorial wisdom of Nevine Michaan's Magic Square, formalize our fit to up our function, delineate and integrate our interior and distill this and more into the pragmatic tools and techniques which bring it all into You, where it is designed to be Worn, Used, Lived, and in-time Embodied.

REGISTERING FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS? APPLY PROMO CODE: Ivy Ray @ check out for a $15 discount good until October 25th.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION: Want private instruction with Ivy? Nov 11+12 Ivy is available for private work. Just two spots remaining. Sign up at studio

TO LEARN ABOUT IVY RAY visit http://IvyRay.One

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. To learn more please visit