Hi, I’m Isabelle, and I am a long-time yoga teacher, lover, and practitioner, based in Edmonton, Alberta.
I bring nearly 12 years of experience teaching students, as well as training yoga teachers, together with the quality, insight, and effectiveness of good technique to provide a multi-dimensional and revelatory experience for each student or teacher I work with, whether one on one or in groups, live and in-person or online.
I specifically share the material of Katonah Yoga® because it is the smartest, most informed, and most generous approach to potentiate personal wellbeing that I have encountered.
If you are inspired to connect, I look forward to doing just that.
Katonah Yoga’s lens on the body and the practice translates each individual’s foibles, weak spots, injuries and imbalances into information that can be used to systematically support and reform the body, inviting it to rest and reset at a higher level of equilibrium.
Be prepared to be supported, recalibrated, and nourished with usable insight and technique that will change how you live and move in your body in ways that are immediately practical and practicable.
Includes 4 week Zoom class series ($49 value)
Repetition opens the possibility of deepening insight. Meeting weekly over the course of 4 weeks we will work together to create a repertoire of shapes and movements that will specifically address the blind spots in your body, giving you readily accessible tools to leverage throughout your day and for the rest of your life.
Paired with weekly online group classes via Zoom (included for free during the Inform Reform Transform 4 week program), the house of your body will receive both a renovation and a reformation.
Yoga is both a personal and a communal endeavour. Coming together in the Zoom room offers all of us a richer lexicon for good technique as we learn not only from the teacher but from our fellow students. Cameras are on for intelligent “hands-on” cues to help refine and inform a more stable, able, and visionary experience and feed our sense of community.
Can’t make the time or feel shy to join live? Recordings are available to those who enrol in the full series. But the in-person experience is potent and warmly encouraged!
Sharing physical space, especially after the last few years, is a gift to both student and teacher. Come for a revelatory experience in community, buoyed and bolstered by intelligent technique, insightful guidance, and supportive props!
This 2 hour Master Class will expose you to many Katonah Yoga® techniques and elements of theory, explored through asana, pranayama, and meditation. Plenty of hands-on adjustments will directly inform your form to maximize the utility and potency of your practice.
Class is limited to 12 students maximum.
Does the peace you discover in a great yoga class slip away as you resume your day? Do you know your essence is good and yet you still find yourself doing, saying and feeling things that seem unkind?
If so, we invite you to Spring Cleaning for the Mind, a 4-week series with The Work of Byron Katie.
Liquid Peace is the brain and heart child of 3 friends who flow in deep trust with one another and the unique texture and tone that each woman brings to nourish the whole.
Holding and held, speaking and listening, our bonds open to include all who respond in a day of connective exploration and celebration of the full spectrum of womanness.
Our day will be filled to the brim with yoga, movement, breath, expression, connection and delectable eats. This is our third Liquid Peace event, and they tend to sell out quickly.
I teach weekly drop-in classes at the award-winning Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton’s west end. These are not Katonah Yoga® classes but are informed by some Katonah Yoga principles as well as Akhanda (Holistic) Yoga.
Pranic Flow is an energetically balanced yoga class that synergizes breath with active, flowing postures as well as longer holds to cultivate strength, flexibility and concentration.
Yin yoga opens, lengthens, and reframes the body; yoga nidra (guided relaxation) facilitates interior exploration and change. In this blend and balance of potent approaches, you’ll finish class re-set and renewed.
Katonah Yoga® is an extraordinary approach to and method of yoga practice. Developed over the course of 45 years by Egyptian-American Nevine Michaan, it is a Hatha practice that draws from the Iyengar tradition, Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Taoism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sacred Geometry, and a healthy dose of Nevine’s unique mystical pragmatism and skillful use of metaphor.
It is unlike any other form of practice I’ve encountered and its principles of referencing the archetype of each pose, leveraging the skill of measurement using vision and the feedback of props, focusing on joint health and longevity rather than purely muscular strength, discovering the multi-dimensional fits and folds of the human body, and the pivotal use of the imagination to feed, fuel, and fill out every asana shape in revolutionary ways continues to confound, delight, inspire and provoke insight within me.
It’s challenging, illuminating, and sometimes mystifying. It treats yoga as an alchemical practice – more magical than medical – that seeks to make the unconscious conscious and reveal what’s been hiding in plain sight to result in a well-rounded, resilient and responsible life.
Katonah Yoga® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being. Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga® practices.
Katonah Yoga® is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue:
All polarities are mediated by trinity
The universe has pattern, pattern belies intelligence
By virtue of repetition, there is potential for insight.
Disciplined techniques are organized for revelation through revolutions.
To learn more about this practice and its founder, visit www.katonahyoga.com