The Journey from Condé to Sangyé

From the fashion floors of Condé Nast in New York to the wooden floors of Sangyé Yoga School, 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 and grateful to have been involved with the previous incarnation of Sangyé Yoga School (Jivamukti Yoga London) since its inception and manifestation in 2005. With sincere love and admiration, she thanks Manizeh and Danny Rimer for always seeing the best in her. She convinced them to give her a “job” to help run the studio but they kindly encouraged her to serve in a greater capacity.

At the end of the day, simply an ordinary yoga teacher who happened to pick up some titles along the way: Advanced Certified (Jivamukti), SYT (Senior Yoga Teacher - Yoga Alliance UK) and Co-Director of SYS alongside her husband Phil.  

LOVE & GRATITUDE: all the generous "teachers" from whom i have ever had the privilege to learn by example, the husband/teacher phil, the parents, the ones who walked this path before, the students, sangyé sausages: the notorious biggie smalls and the incomparable oscar wilde…lastly, this precious human existence for the potential it holds.


Schedule

2018 upcoming dates away from london or workshops in london

october:
4-6: paris, france

12-14: 6th module sangyé teacher training (still teaching 11am's)

20: screening at SYS - dominion + a brief tonglen meditation afterwards

24-28: FINAL module sangyé teacher training (still teaching 11am's)

november:
3: talk at SYS - fundamental buddhist philosophy (rescheduled from july)

10-17: mauritius retreat - away from 8-19 (back for 6pm)

december:
1-2: istanbul, turkey

20-24: personal time

january 2019:
12&13: workshops at SYS - foundations of a vinyasa practice


Date Location class details

20th – 24th June 2018

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2018: 1st module

9am - 6pm

13th – 15th July 2018

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2018: 2nd module

9am-6pm

29th July 2018

london, uk

sangyé lecture series: exploration of fundamental buddhist teachings

sangyé yoga school
RESCHEDEULED DATE - TBC

earnings to be donated to dachshund rescue south florida
(oscar wilde's "in between" home before london)

31st August 2018 – 2nd September 2018

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2018: 4th module

9am-6pm

7th – 8th September 2018

munich, germany

2 hour classes at patrick broome yoga academy

...more information to follow...
patrick broome yoga academy

9th September 2018

stuttgart, germany

moveorespiro: 2 workshops 1 day

2 workshops in 1 day: asana workshop & lecture based on the four reminders.

moveorespiro

15th September 2018

london, uk

sangyé yoga school: monthly inversions class


sangyé yoga school london

19th – 23rd September 2018

marrakech, morocco

marrakech, morocco autumn retreat with cat & phil

booking form on RETREATS page

28th – 30th September 2018

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2018: 5th module

9am - 6pm

4th – 6th October 2018

paris, france

paris: 2 hour classes - various venues

thursday 4th 8pm-10pm -  yoga village
friday 5th 8pm -10pm - caelo yoga
saturday 6th 12pm-2pm - rasa yoga

12th – 14th October 2018

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2018: 6th module

9am-6pm

20th October 2018

london, england

screening of dominion + tonglen meditation


starting with an optional one hour open yoga class at 3pm, vegan refreshments will be served before the screening starts at 4.30pm. a short tonglen meditation led by cat will follow.

3pm – 4pm open level class with SYS syndicate
4pm – 4.30pm refreshments
4.30pm – 6.35pm – film
6.35pm – 7.05pm – meditation

details/book in https://www.sangyeyoga.com/wor...

24th – 28th October 2018

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2018: 7th and FINAL module

9am-6pm

3rd November 2018

london, england

exploration of fundamental buddhist teachings (co-taught w/phil)

this informal talk will aim to introduce some of the fundamental teachings from the buddhist tradition(s). please note there will be no asana practice, just an informal talk and maybe some tea…donations forwarded to a dachshund rescuewhere oscar wilde lived before his move to london.

details/book in

10th – 17th November 2018

mauritius, africa

mauritius: yoga and really relax retreat with cat & phil

booking form on RETREATS page

30th November 2018 – 2nd December 2018

istanbul, turkey

yogatime workshops - returning after 2 years!

workshops and lecture.
yogatime

12th – 13th January 2019

london, england

foundations of a vinyasa practice

very suitable for beginners & students who are open to refining the practice

details/book in

22nd – 28th February 2019

hokkaido, japan

niseko: retreat/workshops & classes

booking form on RETREATS page
retreat participants will be limited!

for more information: [email protected]

29th – 31st March 2019

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

2nd oxon hoath: welcome spring (& british summer time) weekend retreat

booking form on RETREATS page
early bird 29 NOVEMBER 2018.

12th – 13th April 2019

helsinki, finland

studio yin workshops

friday evening & saturday morning workshops
stay tuned...more information to follow!
studio yin

24th – 25th May 2019

frankfurt, germany

workshops at private yoga institute


private yoga institute

25th – 26th May 2019

stuttgart, germany

workshop at moveorespiro


moveorespiro


26th May 2019

munich, germany

classes at patrick broome yoga academy

patrick broome yoga academy

7th – 13th June 2019

st petersburg & moscow, russia

st petersburg & moscow (nym yoga) workshops

nym yoga

30th September 2019 – 5th October 2019

paro and thimpu, bhutan

3rd NEW DATES! AUTUMN bhutan retreat with cat & phil


NEW AUTUMN 2019 DATES - LIMITED CAPACITY!
NOTE: THIS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AGAIN IN 2020! something else in the works:)

more time to save money for the early bird (30 APRIL 2019 - 6 months early)...
interested? drop me an email for the booking form: [email protected]
this retreat was more than full to capacity early on from announcement.
requirements for this "high value, low impact retreat": easy going and plays well with others:)

10th – 15th November 2019

morgan's rock - nicaragua

2nd morgan's rock retreat (2019) with cat & phil

booking form on RETREATS page

8th – 15th March 2020

siem reap, cambodia

10th anniversary: angkor wat karma yoga retreat with yogeswari & cat

...this will be a very special retreat, assisted by AZAHAR's young cambodian teachers (who used to be the young cambodians attending since 2008!)...

stay tuned...booking form will be available on RETREATS page soon!

sangyé yoga school
awakening student teacher training 2018
with cat alip-douglas

THE 2016/2017/2018* TRAININGS WERE/ARE FULL TO CAPACITY.
*2018 APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON + APPLICATION FOR THE UPCOMING 2018 TT (PRACTICE ASSESSMENT & PERSONAL INTERVIEW),
PLEASE EMAIL: [email protected]

2018 Sangyé Yoga School: Awakening Student Teacher Training
with cat alip-douglas

This training is for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the yoga practice in a closely mentored 5 months program. The training is suitable for those who are looking to transition into the role of a teacher, as well as those who may wish to simply deepen their own practice.

Previous years have attracted students from the UK, Europe and beyond. The training has reached capacity each year, so advance application is encouraged.

This 200hr (300+hr with independent study required) course presents a foundation in yoga principals with a strong emphasis on vinyasa. Trainees are expected to maintain a daily meditation and a consistent (5-6 days a week) asana practice during their training. A set sequence will be provided at the start of the training, and students will be encouraged to self-practice this sequence. Developing a self-practice, identifying and overcoming challenges are an important step in the student’s ability to teach.

The course will include the following areas of study:
–   Asana, bandha, drishti
–   Applied anatomy
–   Mechanics of fundamental assists
–   Philosophy
–   Pranayama
–   Meditation
–   Teaching methodology
–   Ethics (yama/niyama) 

COURSE SCHEDULE

The course will run over a period of 5 months, beginning June 20th & ending October 28th Pre-course work provided on/around May 1st as preparation and to be completed for modules.

Sangyé Yoga School: Awakening Student Foundation
Teacher Training 2018 – Schedule
1st: June 20-24
2nd: July 13-15
3rd: August 2-5 Kagyu Samye Ling Retreat/Meditation Intensive
4th: August 31-September 2
5th: September 28-30
6th: October 12-14
7th: October 24-28
Finish Date: October 28th

COURSE LOCATION
All dates will be held at Sangyé Yoga School, 300 Kensal Rd, London, W10 5BE – with the exception of the dates August 2nd-5th- which will be held at Samye Ling, Eskdalemuir, near Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Fore more information on the Teacher Training Programme, please click here.

Retreats

...inward and outward exploration...

Date Location Retreat details

19th – 23rd September 2018

marrakech, morocco

autumn retreat - long weekend with cat & phil

19-23 september 2018 (5 days/4 nights) - 1 SPACE REMAINING!

a quick break to warm (hot) weather before winter cool-ness sets in...normally, this would be santorini-time but marrakech is calling!

"The perfect private countryside mansion to elevate your holidays to the next level. Just 20 minute drive away from the famous Jemaa El-Fna square and its colourful souk, Villa Magtafa is the perfect place for peaceful holidays. We have paid meticulous attention to interior design and finding the perfect furniture to showcase the best of Moroccan handicraft. We have added modern touches while still respecting the original design and architecture by acclaimed architect, Charles Boccara. Every room has been carefully thought through to create harmonious and serene spaces. "

one of the three villas: http://www.villamagtafa.com/

booking form here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here

10th – 17th November 2018

mauritius, africa

mauritius: yoga and really relax retreat with cat & phil

FULL TO CAPACITY.

10-17 november 2018 (8 days/7 nights)

heritage le telfair - a refined small luxury hotel
https://www.heritageresorts.mu...

"Mauritius is located 20º south of the equator and 57.5º east and has a surface area of 2,040 square kilometres. The capita of Mauritius is Port Louis and English is the official language, although French and Creole are commonly used. With a population of 1.2 million, the literacy rate hovers around 90%. Mauritius, a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, will fascinate you. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes the island so charming that the scene is set for an unforgettable holiday.

booking form here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here

22nd – 28th February 2019

hokkaido (niseko), japan

2nd hokkaido, japan: snow and a bit of yoga retreat with cat & phil

This is the 2nd hokkaido retreat but the 5th year we are teaching in niseko and we have so much fun that we thought you'd like to come along!

The dates:
Friday, 22 February – Thursday, 28 February 2019 (7days/6 nights) The cost: £1100 EARLY BIRD – FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY 22 AUGUST 2018. £1300 AFTER THAT DATE AND IF SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE. The price is per person in GBP or current exchange rate equivalent to amount in sterling (based on double occupancy/shared room either twin beds or double bed). LIMITED CAPACITY.

SECOND HOUSE SECURED/MATSU...ONLY 2 SPACES REMAINING, SHARING LARGE BED WITH SOFA IN ROOM.

booking form here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here

29th – 31st March 2019

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

2nd oxon hoath: welcome spring (& british summer time) uk weekend retreat

NEW booking form here
front of flyer
back of flyer
GET ON THE EARLY BIRD! 29 NOVEMBER 2018.

8th – 11th August 2019

eskdalemuir, scotland

6th kagyu samye ling: yoga & meditation retreat with cat & phil

8-11 august 2019 (4 days/3 nights)
6th kagyu samye ling yoga and meditation retreat  
(usually in connection with sangyé yoga school tt module)

kagyu samye ling provides the perfect environment to reconnect with nature, go deeper in your meditation practice and learn about the foundations of tibetan buddhism and the kagyu lineage. it is a simple retreat for students who want to get to the heart of a practice and spend more time than usual in meditation sessions.

booking form
front of flyer
back of flyer

a percentage of the tuition is always donated to the monastery...
it's our way of fundraising on their behalf.

samye ling: http://www.samyeling.org/about/

each participant must book their own accommodations directly with samye ling but also confirm space with cat via booking form/deposit or payment.
http://www.samyeling.org/webbooking

30th September 2019 – 5th October 2019

paro & thimpu, bhutan

year 3: NEW DATES! AUTUMN bhutan retreat with cat & phil

NEW DATES! AUTUMN bhutan retreat with cat & phil
THIS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AGAIN IN 2020! something else in the works:)

interested in being part of the BHU-TAN CLAN 2019? drop me an email to receive the booking form: [email protected]

please note: the booking form for this retreat must be requested and will be sent to each student separately. please do not just share it without notifying me first. this way i can track interest and let appropriate people know when spaces are dwindling or cancellations become opportunities for wait-listers.

THIS RETREAT FILLS TO CAPACITY FAST...LESS SPACE WILL BE AVAILABLE DUE TO ADVANCED RESERVATION/PAYMENT FOR SEATS ON FLIGHTS.
itinerary available one month prior to retreat
example sites: tiger's nest, paro dzong and usually a special excursion that is unique to our group...more to come!

front of flyer here
back of flyer here

10th – 15th November 2019

morgan's rock, nicaragua

2nd morgan's rock retreat (2019) with cat & phil

booking form here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here

http://www.morgansrock.com/

8th – 15th March 2020

siem reap/angkor wat, cambodia

10th anniversary: angkor wat karma yoga retreat with yogeswari & cat

10th anniversary edition!

...this will be a very special retreat, assisted by AZAHAR's young cambodian teachers (who used to be the young cambodians attending since 2008!)...

stay tuned.

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