How to fall gracefully

As the light turns golden and the scent of autumn piques our imagination, it is time to begin gathering resources, cooling down, and reaping the harvest.

Sunday 30th September 2018
from 9:30 to 12:30pm

Learn how to employ Katonah Yoga methods to develop a personal practice that will rejuvenate you for autumn. Using precise geometry and structural alignment, discover how to unwind your fascia and allow the body to release long-held tension. Drawing from myth, metaphor, and Taoist thought, this high-energy exploration of therapeutic yoga can help you refine your techniques for reaping autumnal abundance.

Suitable for practitioners and teachers alike.
Practice + Pranayama + Deep Relaxation
Hands-on Adjustments
Refine your alignment and find balance
Experience more mobility and ease of motion
Catch your breath, flush your organs, renovate your body


After a first successful workshop in last March, Leo Coesendai is back for a new Gong Bath experience.

This workshop will guide you through an afternoon experiencing yoga as a way of life. The workshop will begin with the physical yoga (asana), working on the mindfulness of the breath and the ability to concentrate. There will also be an opportunity to experience potent kriya techniques such as Trataka, which all induce the state of dhyana, meditation.
Afterwards we will further explore the domain of dhyana and samadhi through an extended Gong bath meditation using the potent sounds of the instrument to retune the chakras along the spine.
During this workshop you will go through most of the limbs of yoga of Patanjali whilst learning tricks and techniques that you will be able to remember and take home with you to make your life more about you and not what is expected of you.

Our founder will be here and invite you to share a latte at the end of the workshop!

Suitable for beginners and advanced students.

Saturday 18th november, from 2pm to 4pm
Book online on Mindbody

Sound bath meditation with Sara Auster

Please join Sara Auster for a deeply immersive journey into sound.

Jeudi 13 avril 2017
de 19h00 à 20h30
Tarif: 60€

Come lay down, relax, and bathe in the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, and tuning forks. A Sound Bath is an improvised, meditative concert that supports states of deep relaxation, where stress release and healing can occur. A gentle yet powerful experience for the mind and body.

Sara Auster is a certified Sound Therapy Practitioner and meditation teacher based in New York City. She has been a driving force in bringing sound meditation and sound therapy to contemporary culture.
Using holistic approaches to healing with the transformative power of music and sound, Sara’s carefully crafted personal instruction allows her students and clients to use sound as a tool to support, access, and cultivate deep relaxation.

Sara has been featured Billboard Magazine, The New York Times and Vice’s Tonic, and was recently named as one of “50 Innovators Shaping the Future of Wellness”. She offers sound meditation in different formats including workshops, retreats, trainings, private sessions and large-scale events all over the world.

The Power of Rose with Jess McMenemy

Slow Flow Yoga
Rose quartz meditation
100% Natural brownies & Rose Latte

Self Love workshop with Jess Mcmenemy:
Jess is co-founder of 100% Natural Foods which she runs with her mother Charlotte. When not busy making raw chocolate brownies she teaches yoga in and around London. Jess’s classes are designed to bring awareness into your subtle body, moving with the breath to flow with ease and fluidity. She focuses on breathing the body into alignment without force or tension. A combination of vinyasa flow and restorative will kickstart your physical power whilst creating space to sink into deep relaxation and stillness.

Thursday April 1st 2017
from 3:00 to 4:30pm

Special Guest: Leo Cosendai, Sunday March 19th at 6pm

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Yoga & Gong Bath
Living Yoga as a Way of Life
Sunday 19 march 2017
from 6pm to 8pm
60 euros

Saturday is for lovers

Come with your lover, every saturday at 6pm

Le samedi, les plus chanceuses d’entre nous sont avec leur amoureux. Et la question se pose : chéri ou yoga à mon studio favori ? Venez avec lui !
Ce cours est donné le samedi à 18h par Alix (@alixallegue), un vinyasa flow mais avec de nombreux clins d’oeil à l’ acro yoga pour le garder accroc 🙂 😎 Vous n’êtes pas obligées de venir accompagnées, mais vous le pouvez!
Ce cours est donc le moment chez Selfcare où la complicité, le jeu, l’amitié, l’amour seront fêtés (et nous croyons sincèrement que pour qu’une relation amoureuse fonctionne, cela passe par beaucoup de selfcare et de temps pour soi: tous les autres cours sans lui vous permettront d’être totalement épanouie pour partager celui-ci avec lui!)

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Rituals, by Michelle Gerrard-Marriott

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by Michelle Gerrard-Marriott (The Vibrant Kitchen & Home)

Morning Rituals

I love soft music in the morning, acoustic guitar, breathy voices, I like warm showers with eucalyptus wafting in the air. I also love to stay in bed a little to long wrapped up in cozy covers listening to the wind blow. Slow mornings held in gratitude are my favorite.

Evening Rituals

Writing, I love taking our my journal and writing about the feelings of the day. Writing about the simple things, sage blooming in the garden, the softness of a friends new babies skin. Sometimes this evening ritual gets carried on long through the night writing stories, remembering recipes but it is a ritual I could not do without!

Tea or Juice

A bit of both! I love tea, hibiscus, rosehip and lemon balm are favorites of mine. I also love a good green juice, and nothing quite beats freshly squeezed Orange juice with a squeeze of lemon!


Skincare is my self indulgence, my love, my other passion apart from creating Gluten Free Vegan cusisine. Right now my skincare regime is made up of Laurel Whole Plant Organics, Miskin Organics, Bfree Organics, Faerie Organics and Wildcare! I am a huge fan of hydrating elixirs and serums that soothe and protect. I keep it pretty simple with a gentle cleanse, elixir and serum both day and night!


Body Oil. My everything. I love giving myself daily massages from head to toe with a decadent body oil. I love the California Body Oil from Laurel Whole Plant Organics and The Good Stuff from May Lindstrom! I also love to massage with simple Organic Fair Trade Shea Butter when my skin is desperately thirsty! The Winter Sunshine Balm from Miskin Organics is also my holy grail. I use it on my whole body and face. It reminds me of long balmy nights living in Brisbane with the Lemon Myrtle floating all around.

Mind and Spirit Care

Something I have to remind myself to do everyday. Care for my mind and my emotions. Three things truly alter my state and bring me back to a calm center. Horses, Dance, and Nature. When I feel myself slipping I go to the barn I spend time gently grooming the horses, feeling their soft coat beneath my hands, smelling the warm comforting scent. I also make it a point to dance, get silly and have fun. And then getting into Nature is a daily must for me. It grounds me and reminds me of my true self.

Much Needed Indulgence

I love movies, I also cannot live without a good nut cheese. Herbed Cashew Cheese rolled in Dill, Dried Cranberries and cracked pink peppercorns on Gluten Free sourdough bread. Heaven.

Favorite Yoga Pose

This is a hard one as it changes with how my body is feeling. But I always go to Tree Pose and Childs Pose daily.

Daily Self Love

Dry Brushing, and Self Massage as well as taking time to listen to music and sing. Singing has always been so healing for my soul and I crave the vibrations.


I am a book nerd. In Universtiy I studied Creative Writing and English Literature with minor in African American Studies. I love Fantasy Novels filled with Magic and Adventure, I love Classic Literature, some of my favorites are Wuthering Heights and Persuasion. I also have a profound love for books about women. One that I grew up with and always have with me is The Women Who Run with the Wolves.

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by Michelle Gerrard-Marriott (The Vibrant Kitchen & Home)



by Christine Dionese (

Morning rituals

I love wrapping up in a blanket with my daughter first thing. I just relax free from thought, or at least as long as my mind allows, hugging her. She’ll outgrow this soon enough so I’m absorbing this ritual as much as possible!

If I wake before her I brew espresso & read my interior design magazines from my favorite sunny spot in my dining room next to “Pronto” my fiddle leaf fig for about 20 minutes to soothe myself into my day because once I get going, I’m really going {yes, we name the plants in our home}.

Evening rituals

After my daughter drifts off to dreamland, I love to get in a night-writing session, sometimes with a second glass of wine. Although I make it to bed earlier these days, I’m able to access deeper thinking in the later hours of the evening, so I take advantage of this by writing or working on my projects.


My skin is quite sensitive actually. I mix lavender and neroli essential oils into a hydrosol to keep my skin hydrated – I always have this and a tiny jar of raw aloe vera in my bag. Otherwise I’m excited about my friend Meredith’s latest divine creation, Nucifera – it’s a coconut based balm blended with oils and super foods for face, neck, basically entire body if you wish!

The other skincare item I carry in my bag is my favorite digestive bitters, the Amargo tonic by Anima Mundi. No matter what you put on your face, bottom line, skin health is cultivated from the inside out, specifically from the digestive system – I have this formula to thank for soothing my facial skin.


Lots of salt exfoliation followed by almond oil!

I love to use sliding fire cups on my derriere and legs to promote circulation and prevent cellulite! Quick, easy and also helps with muscle soreness. I’ve also been doing clay body masks I mix with apple cider vinegar – so soothing!

And, dancing as bodycare – easy way to keep the booty tight while moving some qi!

Mind & spirit care

Being fully present with my daughter, active and quiet meditation, yin and yang styles of yoga, reiki, spending as much time as possible in my kitchen experimenting to create new food therapies, music and art obsessed…

Much needed indulgence: Pastries & chocolates, sea urchin from the Little Italy farmer’s market, French wine, Spanish food… Just rekindled my love of baths and facials too.

Favorite yoga posture

Wall hand stand by far – it opens my heart chakra and is an awesome natural brain tonic. If I ever need to “flip the script” aka get a fresh perspective on a situation or figure out how to pause to acknowledge the missing piece of something I get into this pose. Really I love any pose that opens the heart chakra!

Daily self-love

Meditation no matter what – I acknowledge imperfection, it allows me to accept others as they are while accepting myself clearly. Acceptance brings down the boundaries to clearly access what’s on the inside, to set aside ego and to let love flow. I also remind myself that I’m committed to love, being loved, teaching my daughter how to love and be loved.


Christine Dionese is an integrative health & food therapy specialist, medical & food journalist who lives, works and plays in CA & NY. Christine has dedicated her career to helping others understand the science of happiness and its powerful effects on everyday human health by harnessing the power of the epigenetic landscape. Find her latest writing at The Chalkboard Magazine, Boomtown Table and Poppy & Seed. She is available for both private and professional consultations.
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Ou l’art d’éveiller l’esprit

Il y a ceux qui cherchent des réponses (ces convictions qui flattent et aveuglent) et il y a ces professeurs qui répondent à cette demande…

Mais il existe aussi ces femmes qui savent que le développement de soi, c’est s’interroger. Alors celles-ci choisiront un professeur qui ne formulera pas tout ce qu’il va leur apporter mais qui sera le témoin, parfois le révélateur subtil et humble d’une mue. Ce professeur pourrait être, si elles sont chanceuses, Tatiana Avila Bouru.

Tatiana (et son language du corps, son immense générosité et sa candeur…) va en une heure et quart vous offrir tant de bien-être (être), que vous aurez alors suffisamment de disponibilité en vous, de clairvoyance pour vous poser les bonnes questions : que dois-je laisser derrière moi ? Que puis-je poursuivre en dehors du tapis ? Comment m’autoriser à vivre en harmonie avec ce que je suis ?…

Le cadeau de Tatiana, c’est apaiser le corps pour éveiller l’esprit. Comme l’a dit Jean-Jacques Rousseau : plus le corps est faible, plus il domine ; plus il est fort, plus il se soumet…

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By Clare Fairhust (


I love to start the morning with a glass of water with a few drops of Bitters to support my digestion. I use The Herball Of Ayuveda Bitters as unlike most other bitters they taste so good! I will then start making breakfast which is normally protein and healthy fats with some greens or gluten free oats or buckwheat porridge with added protein and adaptogens.
I live next to the sea so after breakfast I will take a large cup of tea outside to watch the waves and walk barefoot on the sand to start the day connected and energised.
I always pull a card from my Wisdom of the Oracle deck by Colette Baron Reid to ask for guidance of the day ahead.


I make time to meditate. Either a chakra cleanse or a guided meditation by either Jody Shield, Biet Simkin or Sandy Newbigging. I love having Epsom salt baths to replenish my energy levels, one of my favourite things to do is to have a ritual bath. I will add my favourite crystals to the bath, Epsom salts, essential oils and lots of rose petals or herbs. Epsom salts are perfect for detoxifying and helping to promote a good nights sleep. I adore sleep it’s one of the best ways to improve health.


Tea ALWAYS. For me tea is medicine. Using good quality herbs / leaves / plants / flowers can help support numerous physical symptoms and emotions. From optimising energy to improving skin appearance. For me, tea is a form of meditation, it encourages me to be more mindful. I drink different tea according to how I feel and what I need at that moment.
I do love a green juice though, without fruit. My favourite juices are from Botanic Lab, they have the most beautiful combinations and often include herbs.


I am very aware of what I put on my skin. I buy nearly all of my skincare and beauty from Being Content in London. They have a great philosophy and only source the very best brands. I trust their advice always. Right now I am loving the Rose Quartz soap by Wild Medicine. moisturiser by Intelligent Nutrients and make up by RMS, Ilia and Well People.
Skincare always starts from the inside – Plenty of water, good sleep, body brushing and Shaman Shacks 3 Jewels (a beautiful skin nourishing combination of Pearl, Goji Berry and Schisandra).


Moving my body regularly is important, whether it’s walking, yoga or dancing in my kitchen whilst cooking. Movement isn’t just about a healthy heart and healthy mind. Energy is in constant flow and affects our health and all aspects of our life. If we don’t move the energy can’t move either and that’s when we see blockages in health, in life, in finances, in relationships etc.


Meditation is so important to me, it’s been one of the biggest changes to my health and wellbeing. For me it’s a non negotiable practice and one I highly recommend to all my clients. Starting with even 2 minutes a day is perfect.
Spending time with my tribe of people (the ones who just ‘get’ me and all of my beautiful weirdness) being in nature and spending quality time alone are all vital to my wellbeing. Connection with yourself and with others is a huge part of wellness and one that’s often overlooked!


Good quality chocolate! Cacao is powerful medicine. I’m talking about real, quality cacao not the commercial stuff. It’s a great mood booster, a powerful antioxidant and fantastic heart opener. Give me tea, chocolate and nature and I’m happy! I love developing nourishing tonics with plant milks and herbs, whilst it’s not necessarily and indulgence it’s something I adore to do! Oh….and a good facial!


I love simplicity. Mountain pose is one of my favourites. Grounding is something we all need to do often and this is perfect because I can do it anywhere! It calms me and helps me to feel energised and connected.


Daily self love for me includes surrounding myself with flowers. I always make sure I have beautiful flowers around, it is a big part of my self care practice. Roses, Peonies and Ranunculus are my absolute favourites. Like many people I have struggled with self love, one of the best things I was ever taught was the mantra ‘I AM THAT I AM’ – it resonated deeply for me and has enabled me to feel more connected and accepting of myself.


I ADORE books and often use them as tools to get guidance from the universe. I will pick up a book I feel drawn to, turn to whatever page feels right or turn to the page number I think of. It is ALWAYS something I need to hear in that very moment!

By Clare Fairhust (

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