Pranayama Practicum: Intensive Training in the Myths, Metaphors, Maps and Wraps of Katonah Yoga
With Dages Juvelier Keates

May 18 – 20, 2018
Friday, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

In the most exhilarating moments of life, your breath is there. In the deepest grief, there too you will find the omnipresent melody of materiality, your precious breath. Vacillating between practices that stimulate and soothe, pranayama allows you to come home, to be alone with yourself. Katonah pranayama techniques are gateways to the dual tasks of learning to both soothe and stimulate oneself.

Training in pranayama is different from an asana practice. Deepen your understanding of Katonah Yoga’s potent embodied maps for reorganizing oneself in time and space through the vehicle of the breath. Gain competency in articulating your practice and refining your imagination.

For teachers and practitioners alike.

Dages has been teaching for sixteen years and has had time to try to help, make mistakes, learn skills, and refine her techniques. She is known for her intense and imaginative pranayama teaching, which she applies to group and private classes. Private yoga sessions constitute the great majority of her teaching, and she has worked with an eclectic swath of New Yorkers during her career, from hedge fund managers to homemakers to hockey players.

Beginning in 2002, her studies have earned her accreditations in both the Bihar and Kundalini lineages. Her syncratic teaching style has been profoundly impacted by immersion in studies with her mentor Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga. Recent collaborations include a series of workshops with Elena Brower, and retreats and teacher trainings with veteran Katonah teacher Abbie Galvin, Sacred Fig founder Anton Brandt, and SKY TING co-founder Chloe Kernaghan in Bali, Dominican Republic, Greece, Panama, Morocco, Switzerland, and Vancouver.


  • An Atlas of Internal Cartographies; how do Nevine’s central maps of Katonah Yoga (such as magic square, body as a house, wraps for rapture) interface with other systems such as the Chakras, the Tree of Life, the tantric Five Element Body? We will dive into a rich exploration of these maps across times and cultures, gleaning insights from the teachings of kabbalists, and yogis, scholars and saddhus.
  • Dozens of breath techniques to stimulate and soothe, to activate and integrate ranging from the obvious to the invisible. Master techniques that give you concentrated radiance and voluminous structure.
  • Personal breath practices for self-care
  • Practical body readings/diagnostics of students
  • Hand placements and adjustments to help the elder, injured, sensitive student catch their breath and find space
  • Breakdown of frequently used breath techniques along with their modifications

This training will be small and personal, enabling each participant to get the information that will best support them in empowering others. Specific questions can be emailed to Dages in advance, or feel free to bring in your real life examples for mentoring.


One hour online free practice with Nevine: https://www.katonahyoga.com/listen
One hour online free practice with Dages: https://www.katonahyoga.com/pranayama-w-dages

As this training will cover Katonah Yoga material, taking some Katonah Yoga classes is suggested. Study with any of the teachers at Katonah Yoga in Bedford Hills, or look for Katonah informed classes at SkyTing or The Studio. It is also helpful, although not necessary, to have some familiarity with the Magic Square.


“This woman seriously knows her sh*t (Katonah Yoga)! But the real magic lies in how Dages expresses the material, so imaginative and thoughtful that you can’t help but let it absorb into your bones.”

“Dages is a master of both Katonah material and teaching in general. I felt like I received 15 hours of personal therapeutic attention from both Dages and my fellow students - all so eager learn the material and practice on each other. What a truly magical and enlightening weekend. More, please!”

“This training was informative, evocative, and transformative. The manual is an incredible compilation of maps, theory, images, and practical guidance that I will continue to reference. Dages's unparalleled energy brings together a remarkable group of individuals. As we moved through the intricacies of guiding and experiencing the therapeutic work of the private, Dages skillfully held space, assisted everyone, and kept good humor running throughout. She is knowledgeable and witty; her passion for this material is invigorating. By the end of the weekend, I felt grounded in community, and excited to make use of the information absorbed throughout the weekend. So grateful!”

“This training exceeded my expectations on so many levels. The wealth of knowledge and passion that Dages has for this practice is undeniable. This training will expand not only your teaching, but the lens in which you see the world."

“Nevine had recommended I seek out Dages and take her workshops and classes. I am so grateful that I had listened to Nevine. After the training, I feel a stronger sense of understanding to the Katonah philosophy in my mind, my body, my practice and my teachings. Everyone has their own way of teaching and translating, I’m so appreciative to Dages for sharing her vast knowledge, personal philosophies and her presence. She has a gift for teaching and an ability to make some of the more complicated Katonah teachings accessible and approachable.”


$485 regular admission
10% off for SKY TING TT & Mentorship Graduates *

* E-mail info@skytingyoga.com to redeem your promo code!


Restorative Yoga Training
With Abby Paloma, Ally Bogard, and Jessica Caplan

September 21 – 23, 2018
Friday, 3:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Saturday, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM & 2:30 – 6:30 PM
Sunday, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM & 2:30 – 6:30 PM

SKY TING is pleased to bring back Abby Paloma’s Restorative Yoga Teacher Training this Fall! More and more students are taking an interest in Restorative Yoga, a healing practice for stressful times. Abby Paloma has skillfully trained many teachers in the art of Restorative Yoga, and with the added expertise of Ally Bogard and Jessica Caplan, this training will be an in-depth exploration of the tools and techniques of this practice.

Restorative Yoga offers therapeutic tools to balance the nervous system in order to truly rest and replenish energy.  States of deep mind and body relaxation are made more accessible through the architecture of restorative poses. Health benefits of a consistent restorative practice include lowered blood pressure and blood sugar levels, reduced insomnia, balanced menstruation, improved digestion, and increased fertility.

Abby Paloma is certified as a 500-hr Yoga Alliance and an Advanced Restorative Yoga teacher. She has taught yoga for nearly a decade.  Abby will complete of her doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in August 2017.  

Through clear instruction and heartfelt sensitivity, Abby provides her students with time and space to dive inward to do their own healing work.  She infuses her teaching with the riches of Chinese medicine and with a great appreciation for stillness. Her deep understanding of physical and energetic anatomy offers harmonizing and grounding benefits to her students. She regularly teaches workshops that combine the benefits of restorative yoga, Reiki and sound. She also leads teacher trainings in and near New York City. Abby also founded Farm To Yoga to unite yogis with their local farmers. Her undergraduate education focused on neuroscience and Jungian psychology at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

For the past dozen years, Ally Bogard has led classes, retreats, alignment immersions, and 200/500 hour teacher trainings for dedicated students and teachers throughout the land. Co-owner of Canadian-based school Gaiatri Yoga, she teaches with an emphasis on thoughtful alignment and sequencing to allow the physical and energetic body to hold and emit higher frequencies of light and power.  Asana, meditation, self-observation, shamanic and prayer-based practices, and time spent in deep nature inform her practice and teaching. For Ally, there is no greater act of creativity than the recreation of the self to be Love.


In this Restorative Yoga teacher training you will learn and experience:

  • The architecture of restorative backbends, forward bends, therapeutic poses, and poses for pregnancy.
  • The energetic and physical alignment in the poses.
  • How to guide students into states of deep relaxation.
  • Teachings about the human nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) and subtle body systems.
  • How to structure a Restorative Yoga class, hands-on adjustments, and the role of music/sound.
  • Proper, activated breathing patterns and healthy vagal nerve tone with Ally Bogard.
  • A sound bath with Sara Auster.


This training is open to yoga teachers, health practitioners, and dedicated students. After this training you will be able to skillfully offer your students and private clients a potent and medicinal practice of relaxation. You will be equipped with knowledge of how to incorporate restorative poses into your own practice and your regular asana classes. Restorative Yoga is a gift for yourself. Teaching restorative yoga is a gift for your students. When people partake in this peaceful practice, the whole world stands to benefit.


Calmness and openness are just the kind of embraces one hopes for when deciding to enroll in a restorative yoga teacher training. And this is exactly what you'll get from Abby. Her restorative teacher training is filled with hands-on work, both in setting up postures and in receiving them. The space she creates for learning is the type of space I hope to bring into every class I teach, regardless of the style of yoga.
- Karen S.

It was an honor and an inspiration to learn from Abby and her community of genuine, talented and brilliant women. I got more out of this weekend than I could ever have expected. Not only am I prepared to teach a restorative yoga class, I also left with tools to be a more relaxed and restorative human in everyday life. Abby presents her knowledge with such gentle grace and ease; she presents in a nature that is not only effective but also reflective of the practice itself … So much so that I had a huge breakthrough moment in my own ability to relax.
- Sarah V.

This restorative module was one the best yoga trainings that I've ever taken. It was helpful for my development both as a teacher and as a student. It taught me to be still, to pause, and to rest more. All of the teachers and assistants were knowledgeable and compassionate -- just being in their presence made the weekend worth it.
- Andrea


$500 early admission (before August 1, 2018)
$550 regular admission
20% off for SKY TING Teachers *
10% off for SKY TING TT & Mentorship Graduates *

* E-mail info@skytingyoga.com to redeem your promo code!



Refund Policy:

Training reservations must be canceled at least 5 days in advance for a refund.