Here you will find ressources and techniques to develop your yoga.
Parfois en français, parfois en anglais. Parfois en texte, en son ou en image.
All these techniques are from Katonah Yoga® a practice created by Nevine Michaan and that I mostly learned with Dages Juvelier Keates.
🏚 PRACTICE WEEK 🏚
6 days of sharing techniques to play with the building blocks of you practice in the French countryside
August 1st - 6th
with Lisa Fraipont and Aly Beveridge
During the week we will build the foundations of your practice through daily yoga, meditation, breathwork, imagination, and mobility.
We will share techniques for designing and building your own home practice and reflect together on the meaning of a practice – whether movement forward or not, whether communal or personal.
We will tend to the real estate of our body and we will play with concepts
of effort and ease.
Le Dojo du Plessis is surrounded by the quiet and bucolic setting of the southwest French countryside. The inspiration for this Practice Week was the beautiful stone walls of the yoga room where we will create a container for exploration.
It won’t only be yoga and meditation. You'll have plenty of time to swim in the pool, lounge in the garden, or even to take a Japanese fire-heated bath or relax in the sauna in the evening.
Our goal is to find a balance between the effort of an intense week of practice and the grace of ample time to relax.
Together we will gather for a week of joy, community, rest and exploration immersed in the scenery of peak French summer.
WHERE : Le Dojo du Plessis is located in Charentes, in the middle of vineyards, woods and small valleys. Halfway between Cognac and Angoulême, 10 km from Jarnac.
You can take the train to Augoûleme or Jarnac and we'll arrange shuttles, or come straight to the Dojo with your car.
WHEN: A 6 days, 5 nights practice week from Tuesday August 1sth afternoon (check in at 5pm) to Sunday 6th after lunch (check out at 2pm).
WHAT: a practice forward week. We'll start everyday with meditation and slow movement.
Before lunch we'll have a dynamic practice and a soothing practice or a workshop session in the afternoon.
We'll hold office hours during the training for those who wish to have personal conversation about their practice.
Example of schedule
8-8:45am : meditation, breathwork and slow movements with Aly
9am : breakfast
11am -12:30: yoga - dynamic practice with Lisa
free time in the afternoon - to rest by the pool or explore the surroundings
4-5pm: office hours
5:30-7pm: yoga - mobility practice, workshops on adjustements , breathing teachings, katonah yoga theory... with Lisa and Aly
9:30pm: soothing practice to get ready to sleep with Lisa
5 nights in the beautiful gîte or house du Plessis
breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked by our hosts
access to the pool and the japanese hot bath lots of snacks & fresh fruits + coffee and tea available throughout the day
2 yoga practices a day and a meditation a day with Lisa and Aly
25 hours bankable towards your Katonah Yoga certification
your means of transportation to the house
your yoga props : please bring your mat, a blanket and two blocks with you, if you're in Brussels, Lisa can lend you props
you can rent a bike from our hosts
700€ in a shared room in the gîte with a shared bathroom
800€ in a private room in the house with a shared bathroom
900€ in a private room in the house with a private bathroom
Book your spot by sending us an email here
Upon registration we ask you for a downpayment of 200€, non refundable.
The balance is due for July 1st - we offer payment plans if you want to split the payment in 2 or 3 instalments
Aly is a chef and yoga teacher based in Copenhagen Denmark. She has trained with teachers all over the world in a diverse range of practices from katonah to ashtanga yoga, transcendental meditation to vipassana, vedic pranayama to nordic winter bathing. She weaves elements of these diverse lineages into her practice and teaching. During the week she will be co-leading meditative practice with Lisa and teaching dynamic asana with integrated pranayama (aka vinyasa). For Aly the purpose of practice is not about completing another check on a to-do list, but rather about using the tools for wellbeing to live a more full, engaged, and conscious life.
Lisa is a Katonah Yoga teacher from Brussels, Belgium.
She’s been teaching hatha yoga for 7 years and found real joy when she discovered Katonah Yoga through Dages Juvelier Keates in Paris in 2018.
She then immersed herself in the practice and the theory and learned with a lot of different teachers.
When she’s not teaching she love to bake sourdough bread or to knit all kinds of hats, playing with technique, pattern & repetition ;)