The Journey from Condé to Sangyé

From the fashion floors of Condé Nast in New York to the wooden floors of Sangyé Yoga School in London, cat had officially traded in her Manolo Blahniks for a more 'grounded' approach to life...in bare feet. 

cat is originally from New York City and has been calling London home since spring 2004. She feels very privileged to have been involved with the previous incarnation of Sangyé Yoga School from its inception (formerly Jivamukti Yoga London) and as it continues in its current form with a more Tibetan Buddhist influence. We have had the privilege of "owning" the responsibilities and looking after the space since May 2011.

If the titles collected along the way bear significance or interest (in no particular or special order): Advanced Certified Teacher (Jivamukti), Senior Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance UK) and Co-Director of Sangyé Yoga School in London.

LOVE & GRATITUDE: the parents, the teachers, the friends – every single one of them and in their many forms. Massive respect for the students who willingly show up (and come back) every single time, especially when it's easier to simply give up. Much love to the notorious biggie smalls the sausage dog & oscar wilde the wiener for helping her see all sentient beings with indiscriminate eyes. Lastly, this precious human life for all it has revealed thus far.

Long life to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso…may he continue to teach and inspire through his humble yet powerful presence, by example.


Schedule

2024 SCHEDULE

sangyé yoga school in person + virtual classes (ongoing)

in person + virtual classes exclusively for sangyé yoga school
tuesday & thursday
10am/75mins & 6:30pm/75mins
friday
10am/75mins
saturday & sunday 
11am/90mins

format (for both live & virtual versions): more listening, less looking. minimal music, less entertainment. breath is always the best soundtrack!
sangyé yoga school ALL TIMES BST.

Private session?
Get in touch: [email protected]

Please check back for updates in this ever changing climate.

Relax with the elements...

Date Location class details

1st January 2024

sangyé yoga school - london

new year's day class + special guest michael lobsang tenpa - white tara: mediation & yoga nidra

class: 1pm (90mins) - regular class rate applies
in between: tea and vegan snacks (in person only)
white tara: teachings & yoga nidra 3-5pm
with michael lobsang tenpa
£20 suggested donation (no one turned away)

20th – 21st January 2024

sangyé yoga school - london, uk

foundations of a vinyasa practice - weekend course (part 1)

foundations of a vinyasa practice - workshops with cat - weekend course
20 & 21 January
2:15pm - 4:15pm

saturday: surya namaskar a +  standing poses + shoulder stand
sunday: simple forward/back bends + headstand
highly recommend to attend both.
£25 each - £45 both 
 
each 2 hour session will focus on the commonly practiced components of a vinyasa open class as taught at sangyé yoga. we will explore how to integrate breathing, engaging and gazing mechanisms to invite awareness into the linking of movements and shapes.

questions are encouraged - don’t be shy and be open to a bit of fun. 

ideally, the asanas to be reviewed could also be utilised as a foundation for a simple daily self-practice when unable to attend a class or when occasionally short of time but aiming to maintain consistency . a guided relaxation (corpse pose - shavasana) will conclude each session.

foundations workshops are suitable and open to beginners, refiners and teachers. Invite and accompany a friend/family member who is new to yoga:)
all levels welcome (really:).

*sys recommends to book in advance, as an expression of interest/commitment and workshops are often full to capacity early on.
limited space.

sangyé yoga school

2nd – 3rd March 2024

sangyé yoga school - london, uk

foundations of a vinyasa practice - weekend course (part 2)

foundations of a vinyasa practice - part 2 (weekend course)
2 & 3 march
2:15pm - 4:15pm

saturday: surya namaskar a +  surya namsakar b
- components explored that are often overlooked
sunday: inversions
- a closer look at pre-requisites
highly recommend to attend both.
£25 each - £45 both 
 
each 2 hour session will focus on the commonly practiced components of a vinyasa open class as taught at sangyé yoga. we will explore how to integrate breathing, engaging and gazing mechanisms to invite awareness into the linking of movements and shapes.

questions are encouraged - don’t be shy and be open to a bit of fun. bring your sense of humour.

ideally, the asanas to be reviewed could also be utilised as a foundation for a simple daily self-practice when unable to attend a class or when occasionally short of time but aiming to maintain consistency . a guided relaxation (corpse pose - shavasana) will conclude each session.

foundations workshops are suitable and open to beginners, refiners and teachers. invite and accompany a friend/family member who is new to yoga. share your love and appreciation for it!
all levels welcome. (really:)

*sys recommends to book in advance, as an expression of interest/commitment and workshops are often full to capacity early on.
limited capacity for each session for safety reasons (especially inversions).

sangyé yoga school

23rd – 24th March 2024

london, uk (sangyé yoga school)

foundations: assists workshop series - part 1

foundations: hands on assists series with cat 

series 1 - focus: standing & balancing postures 

saturday & sunday - 3 hours each day/must attend both days 
2:15pm – 5:15pm
investment: £90 (early bird £80 by 1st march)
BOOK HERE!

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. PRIORITY TO SANGYÉ TT ALUMNAE AND SEASONED PRACTITIONERS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH DIRECTLY WITH CAT (IN ADVANCE) TO EXPLORE POSSIBILITY: [email protected]





12th – 13th April 2024

gothenberg, sweden

yoga games - gothenberg

yoga games POSTPONED AS OF 11 MARCH.

currently STILL recovering from leg surgery from a skateboarding mishap.
overall healing well but a bit slower than expected - would be hard to navigate airports quickly enough to catch flights:)...was hoping to hobble along to yoga games gothenburg but alas, the body needs more time.
deeply saddened to miss out being on the faculty of presenters in the spectacular conference that YG always delivers.

thank you for understanding! see you at a future YG conference.

19th – 21st April 2024

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

oxon hoath: 5th spring weekend retreat


booking form:[email protected]

27th – 28th April 2024

london, uk (sangyé yoga school)

foundations: assists workshop series - part 2

foundations: assists workshop series
series 2 - focus: seated forward bends & twists

saturday & sunday - 3 hours each day/must attend both days 
2:15pm – 5:15pm
investment: £90 (early bird £80 by 1st april)

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
small group setting.
priority to SYS TT alumnae or get in touch to discuss
[email protected]

more details please...



10th – 11th May 2024

hamburg, germany

sangyé workshops at roots yoga

extended classes + teaching schedule - roots yoga hamburg


24th – 28th July 2024

london, uk

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2024: 1st module

sangyé yoga school

16th – 18th August 2024

london, uk

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2024: 2nd module

30th August 2024 – 1st September 2024

london, uk

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2024: 3rd module

6th – 7th September 2024

zürich, switzerland

sangyé workshops @ yogalives

the details: booking is now open!

14th – 15th September 2024

london, uk (sangyé yoga school)

foundations: assists workshop series - part 3

foundations: assists workshop series
series 3 - focus: front of body opening

saturday & sunday - 3 hours each day/must attend both days 
2:15pm – 5:15pm
investment: £90 (early bird £80 by 14th july)

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
small group setting.
priority to SYS TT alumnae or get in touch to discuss
[email protected]





20th – 22nd September 2024

london, uk

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2024: 4th module

11th – 13th October 2024

london, uk

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2024: 5th module

14th – 18th October 2024

yoga, beach & surf resort - lourinhã, portugal

2nd portugal: yoga, beach & surf retreat

5 days/4 nights
(limited capacity - only 1 villa, possibly 2)
EARLY BIRD 14 MAY - FULLY PAID (save £100)

" The Maverick Surfvillas are the perfect choice for active people (surfers and non-surfers) who like fun, beach, nature, sea, and most of all, a good and socializing atmosphere. The houses have a lively, warm and welcoming feel and are appropriate for all. The villas share one large beautiful garden, the perfect playground for young and grown-ups alike. Spend your days enjoying the infinity swimming pool, beach volleyball, yoga shala, slack-line, boules, basketball and our chillout wintergarden."

You don't have to surf to enjoy this retreat. There are also skate parks and beaches to simply explore. Perfect weather/time to get away as london gets darker and cooler in preparation for winter months!

email for booking form/more information: [email protected]

23rd – 27th October 2024

london, uk

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2024: 6th module

9th – 15th February 2025

hokkaido (niseko), japan

2025: 8th year in niseko/5th snow and a bit of yoga retreat

booking form: [email protected]
limited space...must play well with others:)
*note: due to inflation, epic 2023 season, etc... the orchards have raised accommodation prices by 40%. this is reflected in the tuition for the retreat. still worth it for those who know, you know!

retreat participants will be limited.

2025 japan retreat flyer

sangyé yoga school
awakening student teacher training
with cat alip-douglas

Sangyé Yoga School: Awakening Student Teacher Training
9th EDITION

JUST ANNOUNCED - 2024 COURSE SCHEDULE

module 1: 24 - 28 July (5 days)

module 2: 16 - 18 August (3 days)

module 3: 30 August - 1 September (3 days) 

module 4: 20-22 September (3 days)

module 5: 11-13 October (3 days)

module 6: 23-27 October (5 days)

+ ONLINE post-module: November + December

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1st – Review all requirements to ensure eligibility is met and that course dates work with your 2024 availability (no more than 3 days during the entire course can be missed)
2nd – Request the application/reference forms. Confirm that the required number of exploratory classes attended have been met (if not a regular student at SYS/cat) before submitting completed forms.
3rd – Submit all forms and while awaiting practice assessment/interview date, we strongly advise interviewing past teacher trainees about their experience. We can provide introductions and contact information, if needed.

contact: [email protected]

If you are keen, SYS strongly suggests that applicants avoid waiting until the last minute to enquire about requirements and perhaps even get a head start on reading materials/essay. Time to prepare is extremely valuable and would enhance the learning experience.

All dates will be held at Sangyé Yoga School, 300 Kensal Rd, London, W10 5BE.

Sangyé Yoga School will endeavour to deliver all modules in person.

Fore more information on the programme, Sangyé Yoga School Awakening Student Teacher Training.

Retreats

...inward and outward exploration...
previous retreats:
angkor wat, cambodia*
hokkaido, japan*
maui, hawaii*
paro and thimpu, bhutan*
santorini, greece*
morgan's rock, nicaragua
the farm - outside manila, philippines
mauritius
ibiza, spain
côte d'azur, france
istanbul, turkey
marrakech, morroco
lourinha, portugal
kagyu samye ling, scotland*
oxon hoath, kent, england*
tilton house, south downs, england*
* multiple

Date Location Retreat details

19th – 21st April 2024

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

2024: 5th oxon hoath SPRING uk weekend retreat

while oxon hoath is still on the market...
booking form: [email protected]

14th – 18th October 2024

the maverick surf & yoga resort - lourinhã, portugal

2nd portugal: yoga, beach & surf retreat

5 days/4 nights (limited capacity - only 1 villa, possibly 2)
EARLY BIRD 14 MAY - FULLY PAID (save £100)

" The Maverick Surfvillas are the perfect choice for active people (surfers and non-surfers) who like fun, beach, nature, sea, and most of all, a good and socializing atmosphere. The houses have a lively, warm and welcoming feel and are appropriate for all. The villas share one large beautiful garden, the perfect playground for young and grown-ups alike. Spend your days enjoying the infinity swimming pool, beach volleyball, yoga shala, slack-line, boules, basketball and our chillout wintergarden."

You don't have to surf to enjoy this retreat. There are also skate parks and beaches to simply explore. Perfect weather/time to get away as london gets darker and cooler in preparation for winter months!

email for booking form/more information: [email protected]

flyer

9th – 15th February 2025

hokkaido (niseko), japan

2025 - niseko/hokkaido, japan: 5th snow and a bit of yoga retreat

booking form: [email protected]
limited space...must play well with others:)
EARLY BIRD BY 9 JULY 2024

*note: due to inflation... the orchards have raised accommodation prices by 40%. this is reflected in the tuition for the retreat. still worth it for those who know, you know!

japan retreat flyer


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