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  • Bainbridge Island Yoga House 7861 Northeast Day Road West Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110 United States (map)

50 HOUR KATONAH YOGA TRAINING AND INTENSIVES Taking place on Bainbridge Island and Victoria, BC. We will be taking Best Advantage of this material, our time together and this gorgeous part of the world. 

Your body is where everything lives, happens and thrives. Grow/build a more safe, sane, functional, joyful you, a viable, worthy container for all of what you are, duly prepared for what life may hand you. Individual/communal practice for personal/Universal well-being, In an aim of becoming more Evenly Developed/Freely Functional, Virtuous women, men, teachers, leaders, parents, lovers, friends- Ivy Ray. KatonahYoga is continually being developed by it’s founder Nevine Michaan.

50 HOUR (The Advanced Mentorship Program)- takes place in both locations,Bainbridge Island & Victoria BC - and is available to only 10 students please reserve your spot early!

Accommodation recommendations will be sent to all in your confirmation email. If needed beforehand email us.


 Sponsoring Studios

Bainbridge Island Studio Bainbridge Yoga House  | 7861 NE Day Rd W, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Victoria, BC Studio Michelle Rubin Yoga  | 202-1600 Bay St, Victoria, BC V8R 2B6, Canada  |

FULL 50 HOUR TRAINING DATES: Friday, June 21, 8am-12pm & 3-6pm - Sunday, June 30, 8am-12pm & 3-6:30pm All other dates in provided link

 Pricing:  *$100 Early Sign Up Gift By May 1

$1650 for 50 hours                                                                                                 

$1000 for 30 hours                                                                                                          

$525 for 15 hours

*We are offering a partial scholarship of 15% discount for a select number of teachers with an annual income of 30k or less. To inquire, please email

 “Katonah Yoga is not a practice, you can’t just do Katonah Yoga, you use it as a method in Yoga. That's why when people come to me and say they want to teach Katonah Yoga, you have to have something else, they have to do Ashtanga, they have to do Iyengar, they have to do something else, because you are only original when you know something else”.

~ Nevine Michaan

Dear new and In the making Katonah Yoga teachers, all students and my peers

Join us and experience Nevine's Magic the through me, the literal embodiment of her vast material over two decades, in myself and at one with a living system in my life and where I've chosen to land in my contribution to the developing landscape of Katonah Yoga and its future; it's up and coming teachers. This training will be indicative of this choice and the Public Reveal of My Katonah Yoga Advanced Mentorship Program.

You will be valued, respected and held high. I have been quietly mentoring teachers that are either in the process of their Katonah Certifications or complete and in some cases, their communities for quite some time now.  Encouraging and empowering them to remember who they are, to own where they are already an authority, to find their own voice, cadence and by their own design, to consciously select elements to weave and teach through their ongoing lives and traditions, you can't teach it all. Time is revelatory and it will ripen you and the work in and through you. From where I stand, You deserve a life and teaching that are unified, that extend from You, as its center, sovereign of your domain, level/in alignment with your own natural response, not someone else's. From my experience, this produces great Joy, fulfillment and freedom and a sustainable environment that becomes the fertile ground from which your own continued emergence and wholistic development can grow and flourish.

When you attend a training, even a class, from a seasoned Katonah Yoga instructor you receive a synthesis of their heritage, experience, culture, previous studies, tradition, achievements, their rhythm, use of language; their very nature, teaching through the blueprint of the Katonah Yoga Material. In essence, we are composing the experience while weaving in components of our choice. This is personal and not, though, You are there and conducting, your presence speaks volumes. The freedom and creativity that Nevine has afforded in this is quite profound and unique. This is why she requests you experience us all. These women, myself included, are not interested in homogenizing themselves, they are invested in fully Being themselves while teaching this work. They are each an individual product of it. We do in fact all teach and use the material differently and we are distinct, primarily women, doing so, though many men are certainly coming on board now. How and what we choose to teach is by our own design, all of this is what makes us Unique.  This is your extraordinary opportunity in the privileged participation of the system that Nevine has spent her life meticulously selecting and organizing. The sum total of all these parts is what makes her and the work she continues to evolve, an ever emergent Whole, utterly Original.

Bless You with the Light of a Thousand Suns Nevine Michaan.

Love, Ivy Ray

WHAT WE WILL COVER: Below are some of the signature elements we will delve into pragmatically, technically and esoterically threaded with my own insight. Many of these are by request from the two potent teachers, Michelle and Jen, who are sponsoring and participating in this training. The others are some of the aspects of the Katonah Yoga material that are an Integral part of my living web.

MEDITATION: I began sitting as a young child. Over the years, it became more formal moving through the lens of Zen, Tao, Chogyam Trumpa, Nature, Integral Theory, Alan Watts, Vipassana, Egyptian Mysticism, Hermetic Philosophy, Insight, Course in Miracles and on. Over the last 20, I have been weaving Nevines material in, especially in most recent years with our maps and evolutions.  We will do a guided meditation daily.

ADJUSTMENTS: A select number of consensual, discerning, conscious adjustments and much supportive dialog

PRANAYAMA: Our Signature Pranayama, deconstructed and additionally taught at a learning cadence so you can own it.

NUMBER/GEOMETRY: The One The Many. The sequential structure of everything, the ladder that leads to higher intelligence

KATONAH INFORMED VINYASA On Weaving language throughout this tradition, potent pauses and sneaky tricks. I began teaching Nevine’s work, in my beginnings, by leading Ashtanga slow motion, threaded with this material.

PRACTICING IN SOLITUDE: The power and vast potential of practicing on your own, a primary component of Katonah Yoga: Restorative and Longevity work and whatever else you need to work on, additionally it is an essential opportunity for self-tending, feeding, caring, intimacy. You cannot give what you do not own for yourself. This is where I tend to the living garden of my life. Including the structuring of this work for your students.

GREAT NATURE: The absolute display, a patterned blueprint for living in harmony/balance/overall well being within yourself and the natural world. The key to understanding the whole. You are a micro of the macro

TEACHING WITHOUT PHYSICAL CONTACT: You may choose to be a teacher who doesn't have communal adjustments during your classes or vary it. It's up to you. Learning to use your voice and language to guide a room or individual thoroughly through a pose, with little or no physical contact is potent and provides a unique own age for your students.

YOU NOW IN SPACE AND TIME: Reflections/Revelations Technicality on the Explicit/Implicit On the Line in the Round 1st 2nd 3rd, 4th Nature into an eventual Braid of One Taste and Nevines brilliance on Time.

READING THE BODY: The fine art of RePositioning, the pragmatic technicality, imaginative and graceful means of reading someone's body

THE MAGIC SQUARE: Cohesive elaboration and insights on the Magic Square, a new method to practice with it, which becomes a great tool for teaching and some of what each position contains, the grid and numbers are set and its overall evolutionary current/content is living and ever emergent.

THE GOLDEN THREAD: Embodying the Magic Square with your narrative thread, imagination and cosmic material; a Continuum of you and perhaps some of the other mapped meditations, evolutions.

ANATOMY OF A CLASS A Katonah communal experience and much of what's possible there. We will work with this, as we practice each day. It lies in your hands as to how to create, govern, direct and structure this.

WHOLISTIC PRIVATE INSTRUCTION: We Begin with you, into the Katonah Yoga Blueprint of Reading a Body, where it goes from here depends on who you are, who you are working with, your previous experience, current skill set and your imagination. I have been primarily working one on one for 20 years.

TAO: The nature of things. Pragmatic, Graceful, Lucid Instruction on the Art Of Living

POLARITY MEDIATED BY TRINITY: Much on this as the nucleus of this work is in threes, Including a simple potent method of using the Triad in your daily life and teaching

WHEN THINGS FALL APART in your life, in a classroom, in a private, In the moment.

ALL OF THIS will be woven with and in some cases separate components on Hermetic Philosophy, Ken Wilbur’s Integral Theory as in alignment with Katonah Yoga, Asana as Origami, tensegrity (tension and integrity) super sensibility and Music. “Without music, life would be a mistake” Friedrich Nietzsche A


4 hour am session - Opening dialog, ritual or meditation. Breakdown of the day Communal practice, pranayama, mapped meditations and select theoretical material

3 hour free time to replenish/spend time in nature: recalibrate, integrate, reflect/enjoy, partner up to work with others

3 ½ hour afternoon session - Reconvene for questions prior start time. Resume work until 6/6:30pm each day.

Ivy Ray is a Senior Katonah Yoga® Instructor. She is a Mother, native New Yorker, singer, formerly signed recording artist, voice over talent, published songwriter and consultant. She is a lifelong scholar and practitioner of many of the worlds great traditions. Some of her primary influences are Nature, Tao, Katonah Yoga, Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory, Hermes, Music and all Relationship. Ivy has been with Nevine Michaan its founder for two decades processing, integrating and teaching the Katonah Yoga material. She was certified in Nevine's then 3 yr program in 2001. A good portion of her work for many years was private instruction and intimate systematic groups. Her work has spanned from elites in business, sports, literature, music and the arts, Much therapeutics and all the lovely in between. Ivy has re-emerged as a unique/potent voice in Katonah Yoga® teacher trainings, workshops, Sound Meditations and the more subtle techniques. Ivy is continually informed/inspired by the magic and wisdom of what has been, the privilege and great joy of her son and the daily grace, grit and beauty of all things life. Ivy resides in New York City and Beacon, New York. To learn more


Those in process or complete with their Katonah Yoga Certifications. All teachers, students, multidisciplinary practitioners and even those seeking to establish a practice in their daily lives.This wholistic all-inclusive System is for EveryOne and is to be woven into your ongoing life/current tradition- Ivy Ray.


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. Katonah Yoga is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue: all polarities are mediated by Trinity; the universe has pattern, pattern implies intelligence; by repetition of virtuous technique there is insight and understanding. To learn More please visit: