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. After the 2005 teacher training, reluctant to teach, she convinced them to give her a “job” to help run the studio but they kindly encouraged her to serve in a greater capacity. Fast forward to present day...

At the end of the day, 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

2019 upcoming dates away from london or workshops in london

may:
24-26: frankfurt/stuttgart/munich, germany

june:
1: brighton, uk

14-18: moscow/st. petersburg, russia

26-30: module 1 - sangyé yoga school 2019 teacher training

july:
6&7: northwest england

10-15: personal time away

Date Location class details

12th – 13th January 2019

london, england

foundations of a vinyasa practice - FULL TO CAPACITY+

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]

17th March 2019

sangyé yoga school - london

sangyé sessions: exploration of fundamental buddhist teachings

this informal talk will aim to introduce some of the fundamental teachings from the tibetan buddhist tradition(s).please note there will be no asana practice - just a talk and maybe some tea.

sunday 17th march
12:45–1:45pm
£5 donation – all proceeds donated to charity
hotdog hill sanctuary: a place for special needs dogs

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 5:30pm/2.5hrs workshop
saturday morning 11am/2.5hrs workshop + 1:30pm/1.5hrs meditation/lecture

studio yin

19th May 2019

sangyé yoga school - london

sangyé sessions: exploration of fundamental buddhist teachings

this informal talk will aim to introduce some of the fundamental teachings from the tibetan buddhist tradition(s).please note there will be no asana practice - just a talk and maybe some tea.

sunday 19th may
12:45–1:45pm
£5 donation – all proceeds donated to charity

H.A.R.T. Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust

24th – 25th May 2019

frankfurt, germany

workshop + class at private yoga institute

friday - workshop 6:30pm-9pm; saturday - class 10:30am-12pm
private yoga institute

25th – 26th May 2019

stuttgart, germany

workshops at moveorespiro

workshops - saturday 4-6:30pm and sunday 9:30-12pm
moveorespiro


26th May 2019

munich, germany

class & meditation at patrick broome yoga academy

class 4:30pm - 6pm & meditation 6:15-6:45pm
patrick broome yoga academy

1st June 2019

brighton, uk

buddhism is realism - foundations of buddhist teachings and a yoga asana exploration

FULL. contact sam for wait list.

3:30pm-6:30pm
the loft at little dippers
[email protected]

14th – 18th June 2019

moscow & st. petersburg, russia

moscow (nym/mia yoga) workshops + st petersburg (tbc)


moscow: nym yoga

st. petersburg: tbc

6th – 7th September 2019

barcelona, spain

workshops at yoga con gracia

workshops: 2.5 hrs friday evening & 2.5hrs saturday afternoon
yoga con gracia

30th September 2019 – 5th October 2019

paro and thimpu, bhutan

3rd AUTUMN bhutan retreat with cat & phil


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

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:)

5th – 8th December 2019

marrakech, morocco

2nd marrakech winter weekend retreat 2019

more information on retreats page and fb events page!

9th – 15th February 2020

hokkaido, japan

6th year in niseko/3rd retreat: workshop style classes (limited spaces open to locals)

booking form on RETREATS page
retreat participants will be limited!

for more information on retreat: [email protected]
for more information on local classes/advanced notice: [email protected]
spaces fill up fast!

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...

booking form NOW available on RETREATS page!

15th – 17th May 2020

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

3rd oxon hoath: spring weekend retreat

booking form on RETREATS page
early bird 15 DECEMBER 2019.

sangyé yoga school
awakening student teacher training 2019
with cat alip-douglas

THE 2016/2017/2018 TRAININGS WERE FULL TO CAPACITY.
2019 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE UPCOMING 2019 TT, APPLICATION/REFERENCE FORMS AND TO SCHEDULE A PRACTICE ASSESSMENT/PERSONAL INTERVIEW, PLEASE EMAIL: [email protected]

Q&A at Sangyé Yoga School - SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER 2018
(after 11am class)

2019 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 26th & ending October 27th Pre-course work will be provided on/around May 1st as preparation and to be completed for modules.

Sangyé Yoga School: Awakening Student Foundation Teacher Training 2019 – Schedule
1st: June 26-30
2nd: July 19-21
3rd: August 8-11 Samye Ling Retreat/Meditation Intensive
4th: August 30-September 1
5th: September 20-22
6th: October 11-13
7th: October 23-27
Finish Date: October 27th

COURSE LOCATION

All dates will be held at Sangyé Yoga School, 300 Kensal Rd, London, W10 5BE – with the exception of the dates August 8th -11th - 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

FULL TO CAPACITY.

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

ONLY 2 SPACES REMAINING.

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

29th – 31st March 2019

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

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

ONLY 2 SPACES REMAINING.

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: AUTUMN bhutan retreat with cat & phil

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

5th – 8th December 2019

marrakech, morocco

2nd marrakech winter weekend retreat 2019

"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/
updates and info on fb event
booking form here
flyer

9th – 15th February 2020

hokkaido (niseko), japan

3rd hokkaido, japan: snow and a bit of yoga retreat with cat & phil

This is the 3rd hokkaido retreat but the 6th year we are teaching in niseko and we have so much fun that we thought you'd like to come along!

The dates:
Sunday, 9 February – Saturday, 15 February 2020 (7days/6 nights) The cost: £1200 EARLY BIRD – FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY 9 AUGUST 2019. £1400 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 IN ONLY 2 CHALETS - MATSU & SANKEI.

booking form here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here

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 cambodian teachers (some of whom used to be the young cambodians attending since 2008!)...

booking form here
(keep checking back or email for notice as soon as available: [email protected])
front of flyer here
back of flyer here

15th – 17th May 2020

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

3rd oxon hoath: spring uk weekend retreat

EARLY BIRD: 15 DECEMBER 2019.
get in there...this retreat, based on practice space availability, gets FULL!

booking form here
front of flyer
back of flyer

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