🌞 PRACTICE WEEKEND
A weekend of yoga, food and community in the Belgian Countryside
with Lisa Fraipont and Aly Beveridge
In Katonah yoga we use a set of measured techniques and sacred metaphors to explore our yoga practice. Through breath, movement, and meditation we perform bodily alchemy. However, a yoga practice alone does not account for the inputs into our body.
We will spend the week focusing just as much on how food can bring out curiosity, joy and a sense of playfullness in addition to spending some juicy sessions moving together.
We'll use this week to explore our different practices, how we eat, how we move, how we spend our time together, to share the techniques that we have all refined during the years and to keep on practicing.
WHERE : the Finca is situated in the South of Spain, next to the natural parc of la Breña and close to Vejer de la Frontera, one of the iconic Pueblos Blancos of Andalusia.
The house is in a quiet street, safe from the wind, but close to the Atlantic beaches where you can surf, swim and walk alongside the cliffs.
Vejer the le Frontera is less than a two hour drive from Sevilla or 2h30 from Malaga. We'll connect the students to share rentals cars and to get there together :)
WHEN: A 6 days retreat from Sunday October 9th afternoon ( check in at 4pm) to Saturday 15th after breakfast (check out at 10am). You can choose to get there a day earlier or leave a bit later to explore the towns around or spend a day in Sevilla :)
WHAT: 2 yoga sessions a day: a dynamic practice in the morning + a breathwork session or a soothing practice in the late afternoon. We'll have time for workshops in the afternoon, exploring the concepts and asana of Katonah Yoga: expect adjustments, theory and conversations.
Food will be a big part of the week - we'll explore our relationship with ingredients, techniques and recipes, going to the market together, learning a few recipes and preparing food together a few times during the week.
We're keeping this retreat small and intimate with a max number of 12 participants :)
6pm check in
8:30pm chill yoga
9am - 11 am : yoga
the afternoon will include a hike in the neighbouring nature, time to read by the fire...
3pm: snack time
7pm: aperitivo and dinner
9am: breathwork and yoga
1pm- 3pm workshop : asana lab, adjustements and restorative poses
4pm: goodbye tea and snacks
5pm: check out
brunch and dinner
lots of snacks & fresh fruits + coffee and tea available throughout the day
2 yoga practices a day
Katonah Yoga workshops (on adjustments, theory & anything you want)
a pool to relax
excursion to the market and to the beach
25 hours bankable towards your Katonah Yoga certification
your means of transportation to the house - we strongly suggest renting a car and we'll help you connect to share a rental car
you can book a private yoga session for an additional cost
any other expenses (w'ell go out for dinner one night to a local restaurant, activities, optional surf class ...)
360€ in a shared double room with attached bathroom
320€ in a shared double room with a shared bathroom
There house is charming and the bedding arrangement are different from room to room. Once you book, we'll be in touch to figure out which room is left and which one is best for you.
Book your spot by sending us an email here
Upon registration we ask you for a downpayment of 100€, non refundable.
The balance is due for January 17th
Aly Beveridge is a chef and katonah yoga teacher based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has always felt a special connection to food and eating, and recently has explored food as a sacred practice.
Aly believes that the implicit of eating is just as important as the explicit.
She has cooked for yoga retreats and trainings all over the world and has spent time living, learning, and eating, in Portugal, Thailand, India, and Denmark. When she has free time you can find Aly solving a crossword puzzle, drinking wine with friends, or attempting to surf.
Lisa is a Katonah Yoga teacher from Brussels, Belgium.
She’s been teaching hatha yoga for 5 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 ;)