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 & the notorious biggie smalls…lastly, this precious human existence for the potential it holds.


Schedule

2018 upcoming dates away from london or workshops in london

june:
30: yoga venue - oxford, uk (still teaching 11am)

july:
7&8: thrive yoga - amsterdam, netherlands

13-15: 2nd module of sangyé teacher training (still teaching 11am's on 14&15)

27: the yoga bank - cheshire, widnes uk

29: sangyé yoga school - london, uk (lecture)

august:
2-5: samye ling retreat - eskdalemuir, scotland & 3rd module of sangyé teacher training

21-28: personal time - nyc, ny


Date Location class details

24th December 2017 – 5th January 2018

sydney, australia

jivamukti yoga sydney

finally happening after all these years...you know where to find us!

classes & workshops

2nd – 3rd February 2018

preston, uk

weekend workshops (closed to public)

private group

23rd – 28th February 2018

hokkaido, japan

niseko classes & workshops

classes & worskhops
information here

bookings or enquiries
email marika : [email protected] or call 08032918598 (japan)

(away to japan/cambodia 20 feb-12mar)

4th – 11th March 2018

siem reap, cambodia

9th ANNUAL ANGKOR WAT retreat w/ yogeswari & cat

please go to RETREATS listing for booking form
http://www.angkorvillageresort...

24th – 25th March 2018

sangyé yoga school - london, uk

foundations of a vinyasa practice

foundations of a vinyasa practice: this 2 part course is perfect for inquisitive beginner’s as well as experienced students who want to practice with awareness and refine their approach to it. it is highly suggested to attend both days but can also be booked separately. more info & to register*:
book here!

*sys recommendeds to book in advance, workshop full to capacity early on.
take advantage of early bird pricing and book by 24th february.

30th March 2018 – 2nd April 2018

personal time away - usa

11th – 13th April 2018

helsinki, finland

studio yin workshops + class - TO BE RESCHEDULED

weekday evening workshops + class
stay tuned...more information to follow!
http://www.studioyin.com/

24th – 29th April 2018

kathmandu, nepal

personal time away

30th April 2018 – 5th May 2018

paro and thimpu, bhutan

2nd bhutan retreat: exploration and bit of yoga

WAIT LIST...BUT WORTH EXPRESSING INTEREST!
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:)

20th May 2018

barbourne yoga

workshop

2 hour workshop
facebook workshop/event page

20th May 2018

cheltenham, uk

cheltenham yoga & pilates: lecture & workshop

12:15-3:15pm
workshop and lecture (short break in between, can be booked separately)
http://www.pilatesyogacheltenh...


24th – 27th May 2018

zurich & bern, switzerland

zurich/bern workshops & swiss yoga conference

...more information to follow...
thursday 24 - yoga for life (contact: angela croce/[email protected])
friday 25 - daya yoga (bern/contact: celine fraefel/[email protected])
saturday 26 - yogalives (contact: olive ssembuze/[email protected])
weekend 25/26 - swiss yoga conference 2018 http://yogaconference.ch/

8th – 10th June 2018

moscow, russia

nym yoga workshops

TO BE RESCHEDULED!

http://nym-yoga.com/

15th – 18th June 2018

riga, latvia

personal time/study - HHDL

20th – 24th June 2018

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2018: 1st module

9am - 6pm

30th – 30th June 2018

oxford, uk

yoga venue workshop

This workshop is suitable for all levels, however some Yoga experience is recommended.

Saturday 20th June 3 - 5.30pm

Fee: £35

https://yogavenue.co.uk/yoga-e...

7th – 8th July 2018

amsterdam, netherlands

thrive yoga workshop(s)

workshop at thrive yoga - www.thriveyoga.nl

13th – 15th July 2018

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2018: 2nd module

9am-6pm

27th July 2018

chesire/widnes, uk

the yoga bank

...more details to follow...

3 hour workshop 5:30-8:30pm
http://www.theyogabank.co.uk/

29th July 2018

london, uk

sangyé lecture series: exploration of fundamental buddhist teachings

https://www.sangyeyoga.com/wor...

earnings to be donated

2nd – 5th August 2018

eskdalemuir, scotland

5th kagyu samye ling retreat with cat & phil (also part of sangyé 2018 tt module)

The Retreat: 3 nights/4 days includes a tour of samye ling, daily yoga sessions (2-2.5hours), lectures, meditation practice with Samye Ling’s sangha and a film screening (tbc)/informal gatherings in an environment conducive to a proper ‘retreat’. As always, this retreat is also part of the Sangyé Yoga School's 2018 TT Module 3. There will be time for walks in the beautiful surroundings when those 2 hour sessions are scheduled. NOT INCLUDED: accommodation & travel.

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 on RETREATS page

any questions? [email protected]

21st – 27th August 2018

nyc, ny

personal time away

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.

https://wohlfuehlbereich.de/de/team/cat-alip-douglas

15th September 2018

london, uk

sangyé yoga school: monthly inversions class


https://www.sangyeyoga.com/wor...

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

more details to follow...
thursday 4th 8-10pm yoga village
friday & saturday 5th & 6th - tbc

12th – 14th October 2018

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2018: 6th module

9am-6pm

24th – 28th October 2018

london, england

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

9am-6pm

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!

...long overdue workshops...
more details to follow. save the dates!

http://www.yogatime.com.tr/

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]

6th – 11th May 2019

paro and thimpu, bhutan

3rd bhutan retreat: exploration and bit of yoga


LIMITED CAPACITY!
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:)

7th – 13th June 2019

st petersburg & moscow, russia

st petersburg & moscow (nym yoga) workshops

more information to follow...

1st – 3rd November 2019

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

autumn weekend retreat

booking form on RETREATS page

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: angor 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

30th April 2018 – 5th May 2018

paro and thimpu, bhutan

YEAR 2: bhutan retreat with cat & phil

THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL TO CAPACITY. WAIT LIST ONLY.

£2300 for early bird = paid in full by 30 OCTOBER
still interested? drop me an email to receive the booking form and more details: [email protected]

THIS RETREAT FILLS TO CAPACITY FAST...LESS SPACE THIS YEAR.
itinerary available one month prior to retreat
example sites: tiger's nest and paro dzong, more to come

front of flyer: here

2nd – 5th August 2018

eskdalemuir, scotland

5th kagyu samye ling: yoga & meditation retreat with cat & phil

2-5 august 2018 (4 days/3 nights)
5th kagyu samye ling yoga and meditation retreat  
(part of sangyé yoga school 2018 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 here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here

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

19th – 23rd September 2018

marrakech, morocco

autumn retreat - long weekend with cat & phil

19-23 september 2018 (5 days/4 nights)

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

...do NOT miss this...

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

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...just a few more spaces added!

booking form here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here

6th – 11th May 2019

paro & thimpu, bhutan

year 3: bhutan retreat with cat & phil

interested in being part of the BHU-TAN CLAN 2019? drop me an email to receive the booking form with more details as soon as it is available: [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

1st – 3rd November 2019

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

autumn uk weekend retreat

booking form here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here
GET ON THE EARLY BIRD!

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/

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